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The Socialist issue 375: They Didn't Have To Die

The Socialist issue 375

8 January 2005

spotThey didn’t have to die

They didn’t have to die

Capitalist system fails millions

People’s generosity shames world leaders

WE WILL never forget the harrowing scenes of death, destruction and suffering which have affected millions following the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

spotScale of tragedy was avoidable

MILLIONS IN the world are shocked by what happened on the shores of the Indian Ocean on the morning of 26 December when over 150,000 of some of the world’s most poverty-stricken people were battered and swept to gruesom…

spotIndia: A disaster made worse by poverty

INDIA SAW more than 15,000 killed as the tidal wave pounded southern fishing villages with Tamil Nadu and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands the worst hit…

spotSri Lanka appeal

SRI LANKA is, after Indonesia, the area hit hardest by the tsunami. Officials in Sri Lanka have estimated so far that more than 30,000 people have…

spotIt was no ‘Act of God’

DESPITE THE biblical scale of floods and destruction, the death along the Indian Ocean coastline was no ‘Act of God’…

spotAceh: Indonesian military hampers aid operation

The Indonesian ‘province’ of Aceh on the island of Sumatra was only 155 km from the epicentre of the earthquake…

spotStrike against low pay

Support the Brighton and Hove teaching assistants: ON 6 January, teaching assistants in Brighton and Hove were set to stage a fourth one-day strike over pay and conditions…

spotFighting a failing system

“CAPITALISM IS the only system that works,” pronounced Polly Toynbee, a columnist in The Guardian, as 2004 drew to a close…

spotReports expose inequality scandal

Blair’s Britain: “Super-rich have doubled their money under Labour” was the headline in The Guardian on 8 December, as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released a report graphically illustrating the widening gaps in we…

spotHow to resist New Labour’s attacks

UNISON general secretary election: AS 2005 opens up, the 1.3 million members of UNISON, Britain’s biggest union, face a barrage of ballot papers coming through their letter boxes…

spotElections in Iraq – but no peace or democracy

JUST BEFORE Christmas, 100 people were killed and injured in an attack on a US Army base dining hall in Mosul, northern Iraq…

spotFatah leaders ‘unite’ behind Abbas

Palestinian elections: FOLLOWING PALESTINIAN leader Yasser Arafat’s death, a new Palestinian Authority (PA) president is to be elected on 9 January…


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