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EIGHT nurses every day seek urgent help from a support line to cope with the cost of living, new figures released by the RCN revealed yesterday, after Theresa May was challenged on TV over nurses’ use of foodbanks. The Royal College of Nursing released this shocking figure alongside its...
A BRITISH national of Palestinian origin, Aysar Shamallakh, who is an active and co-founder member of the ‘17 April Group’, has started an awareness campaign in support of the 1,600 Palestinian prisoners hunger strike, which started on 17 April 2017. Aysar has started an open-ended hunger strike which started from 2...
CHIEF of the General Staff of the Syrian Army and Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub on Tuesday held a session of talks with Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hussein Dehqan. Talks centred on assessing the joint efforts for combating Takfiri terrorism and the necessary steps for facing the...
THE attempt of the political representatives of the EU to make the UK working class stand and deliver up to, or even over, 100bn euros (£84bn), as the price for being allowed to leave the EU, must rank as an attempt to execute the biggest robbery with violence in...
AN ACUTE lack of ambulances and paramedics has created a situation where 999 patients classed as ‘life threatening’ are waiting for up to five hours before being taken to hospital, alarming new figures have revealed. National requirements state that 75 per cent of ‘life-threatening’ calls must be reached...
MAY DAY marches throughout the EU were full of explosive class tensions reflecting the battle that workers are waging to defend their living standards and rights against the European Union (EU). More than 10,000 demonstrators in Athens took to the streets and another 3,500 rallied in Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest...
‘WE WERE marching with our banner “100 years of the Russian Revolution, for the World October”,’ WRP candidate for Hackney South Jonty Leff told the Workers Revolutionary Party and Young Socialists May Day meeting on Monday. Before introducing the other speakers, Leff said: ‘It’s a tremendous situation. Trump dropped 59...
MOURN for the Dead, Fight for the Living! So says Berry Craig, a member of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO Executive Board. On the occasion of Workers Memorial Day, he said: ‘The voice of history, the subject I taught in a community college for two dozen years, could hardly be louder...
THE leaders of the EU took just one minute of discussion last Saturday to agree on imposing measures designed to beat the Tory government into submission so as to be able to teach the UK working class a lesson – that they must not defy the rule of the...
UP to 10,000 workers, trade unionists, students and youth marched on May Day in London from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square, carrying banners and flags including Palestinian flags, supporting the Palestinian hunger strikers. The SERTUC banner led the march, followed by those of ASLEF, Unite, RMT, NUT, Unison, and PCS,...
THE News Line Editorial Board sends its May Day greetings to the working class and the youth of the world. This year’s May Day is doubly important since this year is the hundredth anniversary of the Russian revolution of 1917, and also the centenary of the Bolshevik party leading the...
FIVE Picturehouse cinemas are on strike this May Day. In a repeat of one of the largest strikes in UK cinema history in April, five Picturehouse cinemas are striking again simultaneously today, Monday 1 May. Workers from Picturehouse Central, the Ritzy, Hackney Picturehouse, Crouch End Picturehouse and East Dulwich Picturehouse...