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‘THE GOVERNMENT must not cut the funding for education, the NHS or council housing because these are the things that matter to us,’ Carla Bakal told the campaign team for Workers Revolutionary Party candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch during a canvas of Hemsworth estate in Hoxton, Hackney yesterday...
THE GMB union will consult members in Brighton schools as to what action to take as 51 Teaching Assistant redundancies loom with many facing possible compulsory redundancy. These staff, including those working one-to-one with children, provide vital support and education for children across all year groups, especially to those with...
THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) is demanding a fair deal for the 1,500 strong workforce after General Motors announced its disinvestment from the country by the end of 2017. A planned retrenchment of 589 out of 1,500 workers will have dire effects. The metalworkers’ union is...
THE separate questioning by SKY’s Faisal Islam, Jeremy Paxman and a small audience, of Labour leader Corbyn and PM May showed just how disorientated the Tories and their bourgeois backers have become. Their tactic, originally hailed as a master stroke, of calling a snap election deemed to be certain of...
CAMPAIGNING on the big Golf Links council estate, five minutes walk from Ealing Hospital, the Arj Thiara Workers Revolutionary Party for Ealing Southall canvas team got great support yesterday, with hundreds of tenants pledging their vote. Bus driver and Unite member Omar Mahmoud said: ‘I agree with Arj, we’ve got...
THE Care Quality Commission (CQC) forcibly deregistered at least 14 GP practices last year, the highest number to date under its three-year inspection regime. The figures, revealed in board papers published this week, relate specifically to practices that had been placed in ‘special measures’ following an inspection identifying ‘serious failures...
WITH just ten days to go before voting takes place in Theresa May’s snap general election the Tories are in a state of acute political crisis. Yesterday May’s campaign was ‘re-launched’ after a disastrous weekend that saw her home secretary, Amber Rudd, confessing on the BBC that she doesn’t have...
EACH year, minimum-wage violations by California employers sap the state’s workforce of nearly $2 billion in earnings, according to a report released this month by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a nonprofit think tank in Washington. ‘This is increasing the financial vulnerability of already at-risk populations and creating a drag...
WE SALUTE the victory of the heroic 1,600 Palestinian hunger strikers who fought Israel to the brink of death, and remain alive having secured a number of victories. One of them is that the Israelis were forced to negotiate with Marwan al Barghouthi, one of the main leaders of...
HOME Secretary, Amber Rudd, has admitted she does not know what the proposed cap on the social care costs would be, in the Tory party’s controversial plans to make elderly people pay for their own social care, dubbed the ‘dementia tax’. When the policy was announced in the Tory manifesto...
WORKERS and youth in southeast London on Saturday took a keen interest in the WRP’s revolutionary policies. Many said they will vote for Workers Revolutionary Party candidate for Camberwell and Peckham, Aminata Sellu, and a number joined the WRP and Young Socialists. A number spoke to News Line during...

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CAMPAIGNING in Firth Park, Sheffield, yesterday morning, the Mike Driver Vote WRP campaign said, ‘We got great support from everyone, with many agreeing with our policies.’ Liz Collins 19, looking for work said, ‘I was thinking of not voting because they all seem the same – plus I don’t want...
THE TORY Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) have been shrouded in secrecy right from the start as the Tory health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, did everything possible to hide from public view the 44 STP ‘reviews of service’ carried out around the country. The massive blanket of silence thrown over these...
DOCTORS’ leaders yesterday warned that the NHS in England is unlikely to recover from the pressure it faces during the winter, with trends suggesting that the health system is entering a state of year-round crisis. New analysis published by the British Medical Association (BMA) shows that last winter was one...
‘THE WAR on terror isn’t working,’ Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, said in his first speech since the Manchester terror attack. The speech outlined Labour policy in the aftermath of the Iraq, Libyan and Syrian wars, and their creation of millions of refugees and armies of terrorists. Corbyn...
MUSTAFA al-Tha’i worked in secret at night, using his brushes and pencils to record the violence he saw during the day under the Islamic State (IS) group’s brutal reign in Iraq. The bloodied body of a man suspended by a foot, another lying in a pool of blood with his...
HORNSEY and Wood Green WRP candidate Anna Athow was campaigning with her team at Haringey Sixth Form College yesterday. Amongst the youth who signed up to join the WRP and bought YS papers, News Line spoke to Maryan and Agnes who would like to see a £10 minimum wage and...
US PRESIDENT Trump’s Budget betrays working people, says a statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Trump’s Financial Year 2018 budget proposal. The US union federation leader said on Tuesday: ‘President Donald Trump’s budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people he claims to support. This budget...
THE United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health condition of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a statement on Wednesday, ‘I am especially alarmed by reports of punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger...
TORY plans to replace free school lunches with free ‘breakfasts’, costed at 25p, for primary school children have been lambasted by the Education Data Lab and the NUT. Education Data Lab has pointed out that even with ‘25p breakfasts’, the project will cost treble the projected £60m. Experts...
STUDENTS enthusiastically joined the campaign to elect Jonty Leff as WRP candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch yesterday. They campaigned hard, giving out leaflets, speaking to both fellow students, lecturers and passers-by about the issues which they feel strongly about: university fees, jobs and getting rid of capitalism. Boran Pisiren, studying...
THE terrorist atrocity in Manchester last Monday night which killed 22 young people at a pop concert has been seized upon by the Tories as a ready-made excuse to effectively ban political campaigning in the run-up to the general election. Originally as a mark of respect to the victims of...
THE LABOUR Party yesterday was unable to say when campaigning in the general election – which was suspended by PM May in the wake of Monday night’s terror attack – will be resumed, since it will have to be by agreement with May. A party spokesman said campaigning was suspended...
NINE workers from Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian islands, were among up to 40,000 AT&T workers who walked off the job for three days over contract fights with the phone company. A national labour dispute between AT&T and its unionised workers spilled over onto Maui with...
NEWS LINE sends its condolences to the families and friends of the 22 people, including children, who were killed and the 59 who were injured in Monday evening’s suicide attack at the Manchester Arena, for which Islamic State has now claimed responsibility. The Workers Revolutionary Party cancelled its election campaign...
THE main political parties all suspended general election campaigning yesterday in line with PM May’s edict after Monday evening’s suicide terror bombing in Manchester. Yesterday morning, May chaired an emergency Cobra meeting in London on the terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert, which left 22 concert goers,...
AT LEAST 13 Palestinians were shot and injured – at least one seriously – during clashes with Israeli forces in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on Monday afternoon. According to witnesses and medical sources, clashes also broke out in Hebron. Israeli forces fired both live ammunition and rubber-coated steel...
PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed US President Donald Trump at the Palestinian presidential palace in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem yesterday morning. Some 2,000 members of the Palestinian security forces were deployed across the city for the occasion. Trump’s convoy entered Bethlehem shortly before 10am, arriving from the...
IN A DRAMATIC forced retreat prime minister Theresa May yesterday dumped her key policy on social care in the Tory election manifesto. The anger of millions of workers and middle class families forced her to tear up the party’s manifesto which had the elderly paying the costs of social care...
THE shock decision announced last week that General Motors (GM), the world’s largest car manufacturer, is ending production of vehicles in South Africa is a brutal reminder that the industry, held as the infallible barometer of capitalism’s underlying strength, is on the verge of collapse internationally. GM has been producing...
‘I AM voting for Jonty Leff because I am angry about the lack of jobs for young people and the amount that they are paid at work when they do get a job,’ Umaro Da Silva said during the ‘Vote WRP, vote Jonty Leff’ campaign outside Hackney Community College...
THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has said the union is ‘shocked at the news’ that General Motors (GM) intends to pull the plug on its operations in South Africa. NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim said GM informed ‘our members at a general meeting on Thursday morning...
IN HIS Birmingham rally on Saturday Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, got an ecstatic welcome from masses of people for his denunciation of the Tory attempts to incite a new English civil war by turning youth against the elderly and vice versa. He said: ‘They are now pitching young against old…...
MORE than 200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails joined on Sunday the over 1,800 hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, according to the media committee of the strike. The decision to join the hunger strike came as the Israel Prison Service continues to reject negotiating the demands of the...
WORKERS and youth signed up to join the Workers Revolutionary Party (WRP) and Young Socialists on Saturday, saying they will vote for Hornsey and Wood Green WRP candidate Anna Athow. Anna and her team were campaigning on Wood Green High Road and News Line spoke to several of those attracted...
ON THURSDAY evening workers in the Samlak cafe on Southampton Way, Camberwell showed support for Aminata Sellu, WRP candidate for Camberwell & Peckham. Aminata addressed the cafe goers: ‘I am standing up for workers, to defend your rights at work and your rights to a house and your children’s...
LAST Monday, the US-led coalition airforce in the Middle East, that includes the UK, attacked and bombed Al-Bukamal near the Syrian border with Iraq killing 42 people, including 11 children, according to the pro-Western Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called the attack ‘completely unacceptable’...
RAIL unions yesterday slammed Tory plans to illegalise rail strikes. Page 60 of the Conservative Party general election manifesto says: ‘We will work with train companies and their employees to agree minimum service levels during periods of industrial dispute – and if we cannot find a voluntary agreement, we will...
THE VOTE Arj Thiara Workers Revolutionary Party for Ealing Southall campaign team got great support from Ealing Hospital, Greenford Bus Garage and Southall Mosques, Gurdwaras and Temples yesterday. Arj said: ‘The main issue here is that Ealing Hospital, where my three sons were all born, must be saved. The Tories...
AN ISRAELI settler shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian and injured another near the village of Huwwara in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday He stepped out of his car and opened fire with live ammunition on Palestinians after clashes broke out with Israeli forces during...