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PM MAY made crystal clear yesterday that Russia is the main enemy of crisis-wracked UK imperialism. In fact, Tory newspapers have been making it crystal clear for some time that Russia is the UK’s main enemy, not ISIS. The truth is that the UK ruling class in its frenzy to...
‘THE WORLD’S first socialist revolution when the working class took power is showing us the way forward today,’ Workers Revolutionary Party General Secretary Frank Sweeney told the more than 300 workers, trade unionists, students and youth attending the Russian Revolution Centenary Rally at the Camden Centre in central London...
A SENIOR official of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the group is ready for any military scenario, amid indications that Saudi Arabia is pushing the Israeli regime to launch a new military onslaught against Lebanon. ‘The Israeli enemy understands very well the repercussions of any act of aggression against...
IN 21st century Britain, in the richest borough in London, working class children are being diagnosed with diseases and ailments that belong in the slums of the 19th century. These are the shocking findings revealed in a report compiled by the Labour MP for Kensington and Chelsea, Emma Dent Coad,...

1917 Centenary!

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OVER 300 workers and youth attended Sunday afternoon’s WRP-YS celebration of the Centenary of the 1917 Russian revolution. Opening the rally the Secretary of the All Trade Unions Alliance Dave Wiltshire declared: ‘On October 25th (November 7 in the new calendar) Vladimir Lenin leader of the Bolshevik Party announced to...
AFTER the defeat of the imperialist powers and their terrorist proxies in Syria, the US, the other imperialist powers, and their Saudi-led allies are in a huge crisis. Despite the fact that they had only a brief meeting in Vietnam, presidents Putin and Trump, in a joint statement, agreed that...
RESPONDING to a notice issued by Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities on Thursday morning at the Lombrum refugee detention centre on Manus Island stating that refugees must leave the centre by 11 November or be forcibly removed, Amnesty International said: ‘It is imperative that the PNG and Australian authorities immediately...
Sunday November 12, 2-8pm The Camden Centre, Bidborough Street,WC1H 9AU Rally • Films • theatre • art exhibition FOR MORE DETAILS SEE 100th ANNIVERSARY IN LEFT HAND MENU Tickets available: click 100th Anniversary (left)
SUPPORTERS of Harvard’s student unionisation effort held a rally in the Yard and delivered a petition to Massachusetts Hall on Wednesday, urging the University to drop its appeal to the federal National Labour Relations Board (NLRB). The Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers’ rally, held on the first anniversary of...
THE GMB union yesterday hailed ‘a landmark victory for workers’ rights’ after the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld a ruling that Uber drivers should be classified as workers. In October 2016, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled in GMB’s favour – determining that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but workers entitled...

GPs reject privatisation

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AT THE BMA Local Medical Committees (England) conference yesterday, GPs voted against a proposal to allow privatised GP services in England. The motion stated: ‘Given that a number of GPs feel they can no longer operate within the NHS, conference calls on GPC England to urgently look at how...
THE rally this Sunday will not just celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution. It will be a clarion call for workers to emulate the Russian working class and go forward to overthrow British capitalism and advance to socialism and the victory of the world socialist revolution. This rally...
THE UNION representing 12,000 striking Ontario college faculty called on Tuesday for its members to reject their employers’ latest contract offer in a ballot next week. Talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), which represents the striking workers, and the College Employer Council, representing the province’s 24 colleges,...
THE BREXIT-supporting minister for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt, yesterday was promoted to International Development Secretary by PM May replacing Israeli backed Priti Patel, after she resigned from the Cabinet over secret talks with Israeli leaders. As a female MP who is a Royal Navy reservist, Mordaunt had been...
LAST Tuesday, the Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh used a debate in parliament to highlight the barbaric and dangerous conditions homeless families are being forced to endure through local authorities dumping them in temporary accommodation that in many cases are nothing more than slums. In particular, she...
ON THE same day the global Paradise Papers scandal exposed the offshore tax havens and tax avoidance strategies of companies including multinational mining giant, Glencore, the company locked out 190 workers at the Oaky North coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, for a further two weeks. It will bring to...
ONE HUNDRED years after the Balfour Declaration, the PLO and the Palestinian masses are demanding that the UK government apologise for it and its consequences, the hell that Palestinians live in in the occupied territories, and that the UK must make restitution by recognising the State of Palestine. This demand...
THE proposed merger between energy giants SSE and Npower is for the sole benefit of shareholders, with scant concern for the workforce and the consumer, the Unite union said yesterday. Unite said that this proposal was an appalling example of ‘rampant capitalism’ and called for an urgent meeting with...
ON HER return to the UK after her secret visit to Israel, Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, asked her department to look at the case for diverting aid money from the needy of the world to the Israeli army, her deputy Alistair Burt confirmed...
PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s senior adviser Wilbur Ross has just addressed the CBI bosses and given that body its orders as to what it must and must not do if the capitalist UK is to have a quick post-EU trade deal with the US. Ross said his trip to the UK...
OPPONENTS of US President Donald Trump’s visit to South Korea this week gathered behind the Kyobo Building in Gwanghwamun, near the US embassy in Seoul last Saturday, chanting ‘No Trump, No War’. The demonstrators – a coalition of 222 civic groups – followed the rally by marching through the Jongno...
HUNDREDS of people gathered on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday morning to call for good jobs. They are waiting in frustration for Yale University to validate their union. They were also there to celebrate the opening of a new community centre. Yale employees and their supporters rallied...
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn gave a boost to Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt and business secretary Sajid Javid during his speech at the CBI Annual Conference yesterday when he said the Tories were moving closer to Labour. He told big business leaders ‘Our manifesto, “For the Many Not the Few”,...
THE SECRET hidden world of the mega rich, giant corporations, hedge funds, politicians, heads of State and the Queen has had the spotlight thrown on how they hide and protect their huge fortunes from the laws that govern ordinary people. The light has come with the release of the Paradise...
‘ISRAEL stands out as a beacon of democracy,’ Israel’s PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, arrogantly claimed on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday. This came when Marr challenged Netanyahu on the reported abuses of rights of Palestinian citizens living in Israeli-occupied territories. Marr went on to note that ‘you’ve used the word...
AS THE Tory party implodes, and the lynch mob search mounts for the author or authors of the ‘Dirty Dossier’ that named 40MPs and outlined their alleged sexual behaviour, Labour stands silent without a single call for the government to resign while the trade unions who have all the...
OVER 20,000 workers and youth along with Palestinians living in the UK, marched through the streets of London on Saturday to ‘Make it Right for Palestine’. The protest marked the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration that led to the violent creation of the Zionist state and denounced Apartheid Israel....
THE NATIONAL march and rally demanding ‘Justice Now: Make it Right for Palestine’ is a massive demonstration of the support and solidarity that exists between British workers and the people of Palestine. With every major UK trade union and the TUC supporting the demands that the British government apologise for...

Catalan Leaders Jailed

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TENS of thousands have demonstrated in Barcelona in protest at the jailing of eight deposed Catalan ministers who have been remanded in prison by a Spanish high court judge over the region’s push for independence. The protesters waved placards saying ‘free political prisoners’. The remanded ministers are accused of rebellion,...
DESPITE all of its efforts, Canadian low-cost airline WestJet is losing the battle to stop its employees from forming unions. Pilots flying for WestJet Encore announced on Wednesday they have the numbers to unionise, which follows certification of pilots flying for the Calgary-based company’s flagship carrier. An ‘overwhelming majority’ of...
ON THE hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration more than 60 leading British personalities signed the Balfour Centenary Declaration launched in London on Tuesday by four Parliamentarians – one from each of the main British parties – and former British Consul General to Jerusalem Sir Vincent Fean. The Declaration, titled...
SPAIN’S state prosecutor yesterday requested a European arrest warrant for the deposed Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his former regional ministers after they failed to return from Belgium to testify in court. Earlier, prosecutors at Spain’s High Court in Madrid asked for eight sacked members of Catalonia’s...
THE BANK of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday raised interest rates for the first time in more than ten years. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. The move reverses the cut in August of last year, made in...
TORY Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, resigned his cabinet post on Wednesday, admitting that his behaviour had ‘fallen below the high standards required’ of a minister. Speculation is now rife that Fallon was given the shove by May to head off even more damaging revelations than the ‘knee touching’ episode that...
IN a lecture to the London School of Economics (LSE) on Tuesday TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady made a ‘national government’ call to the completely discredited Tory Prime Minister May. She did not call for May to resign. Neither did she call for a Labour government. Instead, she proposed a...
‘WE have an NHS and maternity service that is heading for a crisis and the government’s policies are clearly failing,’ the leader of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said on Tuesday. As the RCM annual conference got under way in Manchester the union launched a report showing that spending...
THE British Medical Association (BMA) has warned that a million more patients will face waits of more than four hours at accident and emergency departments by 2020. New figures published by the BMA show the scale of the rise in waiting times in England. Based on current projections over the next...
MINISTER of Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian government and its governor Adnan Husseini warned on Monday that an Israeli plan to break away Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem from their city centre would leave critical consequences on between 120,000 to 150,000 of the city’s Palestinian residents. He said in reaction to...
PALESTINIAN Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said yesterday that Palestine is still waiting for the US Administration to submit its ideas and plan for achieving peace. However, the US’ chief ally in the region, Israel, launched a bombing blitz on Khan Younis on Monday, in a major attempt to sabotage and...
YESTERDAY Catalan president Carles Puigdemont held a noon press conference in Brussels to explain why he had left Spain, and to outline his perspectives. He said that last Friday night Catalan MPs realised ‘that the Spanish government was seeking very offensive, aggressive, measures against Catalonia and the government.’ He added:...
MACDONALD Hotels stand accused by the trade union Unite of ‘wage theft’ in explosive evidence to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs select committee’s inquiry into sustainable employment. Giving evidence to MPs yesterday, Unite’s officer for the hospitality industry in Scotland, Bryan Simpson, warned that the hotel chain could be...