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The Socialist issue 393: Public health not private profit

The Socialist issue 393

19 May 2005


spotPublic health not private profit

DISABLED PEOPLE will have their benefit cut while big business get a £3 billion windfall from the NHS…


spotMore bad news for economy

FOR BLAIR and Brown this was the ‘just-in-time’ election. "If the election had been delayed a few months, the party might have found…


spotHands off incapacity benefit

THE QUEEN’S speech on 17 May shows what Blair intends to do in the first part of his third term…


spotStanding for socialism at Blackheath High

Rosemary

I recently stood for the Socialist Party in the mock elections in my school, Blackheath High…


spotFootball: Fans protest at billionaire’s takeover

ABOUT 2,000 men, women and young people came out on 12 May – some still in their work clothes or school uniforms…


spotDesperate smears on George Galloway

GEORGE GALLOWAY, the Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow has only been back in the Commons for a few weeks…


spotE=mc2 – how Einstein changed our understanding of the
universe

Albert Einstein

"The results of an electrodynamic investigation recently published by me in this journal lead to a very interesting conclusion, which shall be derived here"…


spotRevolt and repression in Uzbekistan

AT LEAST 700 people were brutally massacred by government troops in Uzbekistan over the weekend…


spotUSA: Time to mobilise and fight back

LAST NOVEMBER, George Bush won re-election by distracting a section of voters with the ‘war on terrorism’ and appeals to “traditional values”…


spotThe curse of long working hours

THE HYPOCRISY of the government and the bosses reached new depths last week…


spotRoyal Mail privatisation threat after workers deliver record profits

ROYAL MAIL bosses are planning to borrow £2 billion from the government so that they can partly privatise the company by giving shares to the workforce…


spotFirefighters urge union to face up to challenges

DELEGATES AT the annual conference of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called on the union to face up to the challenge of a whole raft of assaults on Fire Service conditions and prepare for industrial action if…


spotWeek-long strike at London Met

College lecturers fight back: LECTURERS AT London Met University are on strike for a week against management’s attempts to force almost 400 of them into a contract they don’t want…


spotCalls for an end to trade union passivity at Amicus conference

THE FIRST, and possibly last, conference of manufacturing and general services union Amicus took place this week…


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