Protesters occupy against Broadway Market gentrification

Submitted by Janine on 13 December, 2005 - 8:27

This information has been circulated by the protesters.

The organisers of the occupation say:

"We strongly urge everyone to come down to 34 Broadway Market and help support this and do need people to put their names down to keep the place occupied!"

Here are the links to 2 other informative articles:




NHS Trusts in cash crisis

Submitted by Anon on 10 December, 2005 - 1:23

By Stan Crooke

Along with many other health trusts around the country Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are currently running a deficit. In the Cambs Trust area it is some £40 million. The Trust has already identified £17 million worth of planned cuts in services: £9 million in hospital services, £3 million in prescriptions, £4 million in mental health, and £1 million in primary care. These cuts will be replicated right across the country.

Yes to “troops out now”, no to “cut and run”

Submitted by Anon on 10 December, 2005 - 1:13

Barry Finger replies to Sean Matgamna (Solidarity 3/84)

Barry's initial article in (Solidarity 3/82)can be seen from this link


True to his third camp core, Sean rightly places the Iraqi labor movement at the centre of his concerns.

Britain’s biggest left party, 1893-1945, and what became of it - The history of the ILP

Submitted by Anon on 10 December, 2005 - 1:03

The Independent Labour Party (ILP) was founded by Keir Hardie and others in 1893 and “ended” some time in the 1970s, when what was left of it joined the Labour Party. For the first 25 years of its existence, it played a central role in British working class politics. Thereafter it was slowly pushed to the margins of labour politics, as its various functions were taken over by other organisations — the Labour party, the Communist Party, Trotskyist groups and, in the 1960s, by the International Socialists (forerunner of the Socialist Workers Party).

Guardian editorial: talking crap about trade unions

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 12/10/2005 - 11:07

On Thursday, the Guardian excelled itself with an appalling, ill-informed, out-of-touch, way-off-beam editorial about trade unions.

The editorial took as its starting point a report published yesterday by the Fabian Society. Not the first place I would start in assessing trade unionism.

Not surprisingly, the report from the Society for Labour Movement Sucking Up to Capitalism praises the USDAW model of ‘social partnership’, contrasting it with the ‘confrontational’ approach of the RMT.

That was the year that was: 1997

Submitted by Janine on Thu, 12/08/2005 - 22:27

Off on long-term sick, I'm passing some time sorting through various stuff. In particular, I am dispensing with those obsolete items known as floppy disks. Which is some task, as I have hundreds of them.

Over the last few days, I have trawled collections of political files from around 1997 onwards, several of which have been worth posting onto the Workers' Liberty website for posterity. So here's a personal review of the year, with links to the rescued documents ...

Vote for Iraqi women!

Submitted by Janine on Wed, 12/07/2005 - 14:25

OK folks, here is a way you can support women in Iraq against both the occupation and the Islamists. It will take a minute of your time to click on the link below and vote for the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq to win twenty grand. Please do it.


Vote Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq for Mama Cash prize

Letter to the Weekly Worker on Venezuela

Submitted by PaulHampton on Sun, 12/04/2005 - 20:12

I've sent this letter to the Weekly Worker in response to their churlish "critique" of my recent articles on Venezuela.

Marxism vs Chávez apologetics

For years the CPGB has been silent on Venezuela, content with its role as a left-wing gossip sheet.

Now Nick Rogers (Weekly Worker, 1 December) has produced a rambling essay, notable only for its lack of originality and pitiful political analysis.