DURING PEACEFUL protests last year on May Day in London, the
Metropolitan police at Oxford Circus penned thousands of people in, for
several hours. Two of those held are to sue the police for wrongful
detention. One of them, Lois Austin, a leading member of the Socialist
Party (CWI section in England and Wales), was...
On Saturday December 1, 2001 the Socialist Alliance (SA) held a national
conference to agree a new constitution. The SA was founded by ourselves
and others in the mid 90s with the aim of bringing together different
socialist organisations and individuals on the basis of the maximum
possible principled unity, whilst at...
One after-effect of the World Trade Centre attack has been an increase
in racism and racist attacks. One Afghan taxi driver, who came to
Britain to escape persecution in Afghanistan, was paralysed from the
neck down after being kicked and beaten by three men in Twickenham, who
taunted him about events in America.