Contents page for May 2004 Socialist Voice

The Socialist Party is standing Dublin West TD, Joe Higgins, for the Dublin constituency in the European Election and is putting up 14 candidates in the Southern Local Elections.
From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
European Elections 11 June Vote Joe Higgins TD
From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
European elections A sectarian yawn!
THE EUROPEAN election will be the usual sectarian contest. It boils down to a battle between the four main parties for the three seats. From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Proven campaigners who make a difference Bin Charges campaigners and the elections May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Oppose War Criminal Bush
The visit by George W. Bush to Ireland this June has incensed thousands of ordinary people. An opinion poll showed that up to 75% oppose his visit. May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Warmonger Bush NOT WELCOME HERE! THE WORLD's number one terrorist will soon be coming to Ireland! May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
And they call this liberation
THE REVELATIONS about the systematic torture and ill treatment of prisoners in Iraq are just the latest blow to Bush, Blair and those who justified their decision to go to war. May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Referendum should be rejected Michael McDowell's concern for maintaining the integrity of Irish citizenship law is unfortunately not matched by any concern on his Government's part for current Irish citizens. May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
The pragmatism of 'New' Sinn Fein
SINN FEIN'S "radical" image was carefully put to the side when Gerry Adams rose to speak to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in April. May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
FBU members want to break Labour link
THE CONFERENCE of the Fire Brigades Union in early May could have taken a major step towards the building of a new party of the working class both here and in Britain From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice
fighting racism
THE WAVE of racist attacks that has blighted Northern Ireland From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice. 0405Racism.htm
Health crisis "There will always be waiting lists"
The health service is in a mess because of 30 years of neglect. Neither Fianna Fail, the PDs or any of the other major political parties are going to do anything to fundamentally solve the health crisis. From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
our schools are not for sale
For a one day education strike - May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Teachers demand firmer industrial action
FOR THE last year teachers in the North have been on industrial action over an imposed break with pay parity with teachers in England and Wales. May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
water charges next?
On 19 September 2003, while Socialist Party reps. Joe Higgins and Clare Daly were hauled off to Mountjoy for a month, Bertie Ahern spoke out and announced that people should pay their bin charges, and not only that, water charges were on the way back as well. By Katia Hancke May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
How to beat the water tax
"The 'We Won't Pay' Campaign was set up to prepare for mass non-payment of water charges. From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
Civil service dispute Strike days must be set
CIVIL SERVANTS have solidly supported the selective strike action called by NIPSA. Article from the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
For a democratic campaigning CPSU
The decentralisation of 10,000 civil service jobs will have a big effect on all CPSU members. From the May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.
What the unions should fight for
"We are building campaigning groups of activists within all unions to challenge the right wing union bureaucrats. We need new leaderships in the unions that will defend the interests of the members instead of doing the Government's and the employers' bidding." May 2004 edition, Socialist Voice.

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