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The Socialist issue 381: Strike To Defend Pensions

The Socialist issue 381

19 February 2005


spotStrike To Defend Pensions

PUBLIC SECTOR workers have been angrily responding to the government’s attacks on their pensions.


spotNATFHE votes to ballot on pensions strike

ON 11 FEBRUARY the national executive council of NATFHE decided with only one vote against to ballot members for strike action on 14 April, in opposition to the government’s attack on pensions…


spotIraq: end this bloody occupation

GEORGE BUSH congratulated Iraqi voters for “setting their country on the path of democracy and freedom.” 38 years earlier his presidential predecessor, Lyndon Johnson, proclaimed elections in South…


spotIraq’s post-election problems grow

IN CONTRAST to claims by George Bush and Tony Blair, the most likely outcome of the Iraq elections will be to fuel opposition to the occupation and exacerbate divisions between the various ethnic and r…


spotG8 summit Gleneagles: protest against world poverty

THE G8 (Group of Eight), who are holding a summit in Gleneagles in Scotland this July, brings together the leaders of eight of the world’s richest nations: USA, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada a…


spotPakistan: Deepening crisis in Baluchistan province

THE PROVINCE of Baluchistan in Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, has recently suffered from flooding, causing hundreds of deaths…


spotPolitical questioning at SSP conference

THE 2005 Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) conference was held last weekend, following Tommy Sheridan’s resignation as party leader in November 2004…


spotMalcolm X: “They called me the angriest Negro in America”

MALCOLM X was assassinated forty years ago, on 21 February 1965. HUGH CAFFREY looks back at Malcolm’s life and legacy…


spotArthur Miller: Death of a dissenter

Arthur Miller, the American playwright, died on 9 February, aged 89, having battled with cancer, pneumonia and a heart condition…


spotStop the deportation of Mansoor Hassan

ON 9 February, there was a successful lobby of the Home Office against the threat to deport Pakistani journalist Mansoor Hassan…


spotNot just "harmless fun"

THE STATEMENT below, from the Socialist Students Society at De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, shows their angry response to their local Students’ Union Executive, who had decided to hold a ‘Miss DMU contest’ at…


spotCoventry council: Single status – poisoned chalice

HUNDREDS OF angry council workers lobbied Coventry council on 8 February…


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