Journalists at the Morning Star the daily paper of the left have been on strike for over two weeks to demand the reinstatement of suspended editor John Haylett. They are claiming Chief Executive Mary Rosser suspended Haylett on false charges.
The paper is the official voice of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) Ian Farrell, from the Weekly Worker, says that the CPB and the Morning Star have been run as the personal fiefdoms of Hicks and Rosser ever since the CPB came into existence in the early Eighties after splitting from the Communist Party of Great Britain.
THE CHARITY organisation Shelter which campaigns nationally for homeless people is set to launch its Shelter Week operation with a special report underlining the plight of over a million people who live in inadequate accommodation.
The report entitled Behind Closed Doors, reveals that up to 500,000 people live in conditions in which their health and safety are put in danger, but are not acknowledged as being homeless by either the public or official bodies.
Shelters position is that a house is not a home unless it is a permanent residence.
To tackle the problem Shelter is calling for new legislation such as a landlord licensing scheme.
Shelter Week runs from the 9th to the 15th of March.
SUNDAY 24th April 1998 is Lab Animal day. The National Anti-Vivisection society (NAVS) are supporting this by encouraging the nation to wear silver badges, attend political lobbies and donate money to street collectors.
A study conducted in Canada has shown that the use of pigs in training surgeons has led to reductions in complications following complicated operations. The practice is illegal in Britain however and UK surgeons are forced to go abroad to Europe, Ireland and Canada for training in new techniques such as internal surgery using optical fibres with tiny mechanised tools.
The NAVS director Jan Creamer has asked for volunteers for street collection and local shopkeepers to stock Anti-Vivisection badges.
GIVE US A FAG
Ready...Steady...Stop are the words that the organisers of thenational No Smoking Day are using to encourage the nation to give up the dreaded weed on Wednesday, 11th March.
This is the fifteenth year of this popular and successful campaign and it is estimated that each No Smoking Day helps around 40,000 people to quit. No Smoking Day aims to encourage and assist smokers who are trying to quit, as well as raise awareness about the campaign and the dangers which smoking can cause.
For further help Ash, Action on Smoking and Health, can be contacted by phoning their free quitline on 0800 00 22 00.
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