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The Socialist issue 378: Iraq: Elections won't end crisis

The Socialist issue 378

29 January 2005


spotIraq: Elections won’t end crisis

WITH THE sham Iraqi elections just days away American commanders are preparing "public opinion in Iraq and abroad for one of the bloodiest chapters in the war so far", according to John F Burns of the New York…


spotIraq: ‘Elections’ can’t hide the deepening crisis

US IMPERIALISM’S bloody war in Iraq worsens every day. The death toll is mounting and Iraq is plunged deeper into civil war and ethnic and religious clashes. Only days after Bush’s ‘coronation’ for a second term, however, ‘elections’ take place on 30 January.


spotBush’s ‘coronation’: Stoking the fires of opposition

NEVER ONCE directly mentioning the invasion and occupation of Iraq, George Bush’s inaugural speech at his ‘coronation’ last week talked a lot about ending tyranny and bringing his version of ‘freedom’ to every corner of…


spotImmigration: Howard’s desperate, hypocritical policy

TORY PARTY leader Michael Howard’s full-page advert in last week’s Sunday Telegraph was an attempt to make immigration the main issue in the general election…


spotKilroy’s brief encounter (part four)

JUMPING BEFORE he was pushed, former Labour MP (and second-rate chat show host) Robert Kilroy-Silk has quit the UK Independence Party (UKIP) after months of bitter feuding…


spotPensions – turn anger into action!

MEMBERS OF public-sector union UNISON, who work for local councils throughout the country, are overwhelmingly voting for industrial action to defend their pensions…


spotVote Roger Bannister

UNISON MEMBERS deserve a better choice in this election than which Labour Party member becomes general secretary"…


spotCivil service pay victory

Major concessions won in Department for Work and Pensions battle: AFTER EIGHTEEN months of struggle, including six days of national action, unofficial action, non-cooperation with the Performance and Development System (PDS), suspensions, work to rule and an overtime ban, PCS activist…


spotTube workers win 35-hour week through strike action

RMT rail union members working at London Underground stations have voted overwhelmingly to accept an offer from management to introduce a 35- hour week…


spotFrench public-sector workers show their strength

LAST WEEK France saw huge mobilisations by workers against redundancies and for higher wages…


spotPoverty adds to chaos in Aceh and Sri Lanka

ONE MONTH after the tsunami disaster struck the coasts of the Indian Ocean the costs are still being counted…


spotAfter Zhao’s death, where is China heading?

FORMER CHINESE Communist Party (CCP) leader Zhao Ziyang died last week. He had been under house arrest since the crushing of the Tiananmen Square…


spotSlovakian trade union confronts Austrian multinational

MORE THAN 50 workers attended the first conference of the new trade union "ZOO Papier" on Friday 21 January in Ruzomberok, central Slovakia…


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