Monthly Archives: February 2010

Britain – Trotskyism on trial

Trade union activists expect class bias in the courts and employment tribunals. But rarely has a tribunal delivered such a blatantly biased judgment based on class interest. The employment tribunal judge declared open season for the persecution of Trotskyists, whom he considers "unworthy of protection" in a democratic society.

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The health crisis hasn’t gone away

New "trolley watch” figures released by the Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO) show that on 20 January, over 500 patients had the "luxury" of occupying a hospital trolley, breaking the previous record of 495 reached in 2006.

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Big Business is ruining football

Recent revelations about Manchester Utd’s huge debts have placed a question mark over the viability of football in its current form – profit driven by big business. Could one of the biggest football clubs in the world suffer the same fate as Leeds United, bankrupted and abandoned by its former multi-millionaire owners?

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Vancouver Winter Olympics…debts and environmental damage

The Winter Olympics and Paralympics come to the Vancouver-Whistler area of Canada in February and March. No doubt, many Canadians are looking forward to the sports and hoping for gold, especially in ice-hockey. However there are growing concerns about the costs and problems the Olympics will cause.

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Halifax Axe 750 Jobs – Fightback Needed

Halifax informed 750 workers over a conference call that they will be joining the dole queues. Profit and self-preservation come at all costs for the senior bankers even at the cost of jobs and services. Halifax came to Ireland to make profits. Now the bubble is burst they are viciously axing jobs and services.

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