|SocialismToday Socialist Party magazine|
The current economic crisis has fuelled waves of anger around the world. Prime targets are the top bankers and stock market dealers who epitomise the rampant, ultra-free market policies of the last 20 years. Backed by their political accomplices, they gorged themselves while workers’ conditions worsened, and finance capital drove down living standards in the neo-colonial countries. LYNN WALSH argues that behind the obscene greed lie more fundamental reasons for today’s global turmoil.
When Visteon managers sacked the entire workforce with six minutes’ notice they expected the workers to walk away heads bowed. Instead, they had unleashed a bitter two-month battle of occupations, roof-top protests, 24-hour pickets, lobbies and demonstrations. PAULA MITCHELL writes on the importance of this dispute to the changing consciousness of workers in Britain.
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Cover cartoon: Suzanne Muna www.squashdonkey.co.uk