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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 February 2009
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In The Socialist 18 February 2009:
Fight back now to stop job cuts
Anger as jobs slashed with an hour's notice
Car workers' jobs slaughter - begin the fightback!
Defend every job on the tube
Construction workers protest: Staythorpe power station
Isle of Grain picket
Meeting on Lindsey oil refinery dispute: Workers strike back
Why the bosses don't want an organised workforce
Students protest against attacks on Gaza
'Books not Bombs' at Nottingham
Concessions won at Queen Mary university
Socialist Party editorial
New Labour in blind panic
Regulators resign over financial meltdown
London Olympics battered by economic crisis
Socialist Party campaigns
Yahya must stay Defend Saudi Arabian trade unionist from deportation
Coventry: Hands off our youth services!
Political vendetta against Tommy Sheridan
Wirral cuts: Fighting 'cultural terrorism'
Socialist Party feature
Defend the welfare state
International socialist news and analysis
Israel: Election results indicate a deepening political crisis
Costa Rica: Urgent solidarity action for unionists
Socialist Party workplace news and analysis
Manchester Unison elections: Left candidates well supported
Usdaw presidential election: The campaign they tried to hide
Usdaw Activist public meeting
Fight the Unison witch-hunt
Launch of new broad left for Unite
The Socialist 18 February 2009 |
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