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Call for a single party

08 Feb 2001

An appeal by the Alliance for Workers' Liberty for the unity of the working class socialist left

SSP: Fight for unity

08 Feb 2001

Strikers defy injunction

08 Feb 2001

Last Monday's strike of tubeworkers all but paralysed the London underground network, leading to the cancellation of around 92% of scheduled trains. The management of London Underground Ltd had expected to be able to run a reasonable service after obtaining an injunction in the High Court declaring the strike ballot by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union "invalid", despite the 90% RMT vote in favour of action. LUL stated it had not received enough information relating to the numbers involved in each workplace, as per its entitlement under Thatcher's anti-union legislation, now wielded by New Labour. The strike called by the other main rail union, Aslef, most of whose members are drivers, was allowed to proceed.

Taaffe's hypocrisy

01 Feb 2001

Socialist Alliance

01 Feb 2001

Hackney SA takes lead

Defy the injunction

01 Feb 2001

A clear majority voted for industrial action over the privatisation of London Underground. The ballot produced an overwhelming 85% 'yes' vote spanning both the Aslef and RMT unions. Now the courts have imposed an injunction. The strikes were to have taken place over three successive Mondays, starting on February 5. This follows last weekend's successful national day of action called by the Socialist Alliance to demand rail renationalisation.

Socialist Alliance

01 Feb 2001

Programme and the misreading of history

Rail nationalisation campaign

25 Jan 2001

Take control

Rail nationalisation campaign

25 Jan 2001

Take control

Nottinghamshire

25 Jan 2001

Sullen SP still on board

East London

25 Jan 2001

Good and bad

CWI crisis

25 Jan 2001

Distortion and misrepresentation Weekly Worker (January 18) carried the Committee for a Workers' International press release responding to the International Socialist Movement split from them. Here we publish the forthright reply in which the ISM also rounds on Hannah Sell

Socialist Party

25 Jan 2001

'Damaged' by principled criticism As previously reported, long-standing Socialist Party member Harry Paterson lost his appeal against expulsion (see Weekly Worker November 16). The SP's appeals board has finally produced this report of its November 11 hearing

Party and programme

25 Jan 2001

Paul Le Blanc - Lenin and the revolutionary party - Humanities Press, 1993, pp417

Brent and Harrow

25 Jan 2001

Anne McShane to fight Boateng