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TORY PM Johnson said yesterday that he believed there was ‘a good chance’ of a Brexit deal with the EU, while also insisting that he is prepared to leave the EU on October 31st, despite the Benn Act which blocks no-deal and requires him to ask the EU for...
OVER 200 supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange held a lively rally and a march on Saturday to the gates outside Belmarsh high security prison in south east London where he is being held. Julian’s father, John Shipton was made a presentation of the Gavin MacFadyen Award for Extraordinary...
THE SAUDI regime has been hit again! The Yemeni Army yesterday released footage of a large-scale military offensive in which three Saudi brigades were completely destroyed and thousands of militiamen taken hostage. This comes on top of the offensive two weeks ago where Houthi drone attacks took out Saudi Arabia’s...
THE SCOTTISH Nationalists have reached out to Labour to form a National Government with the sole purpose of remaining in the European Union. Yesterday, chief lead writer at the Observer newspaper, Sonia Sodha, wrote: ‘The only failsafe way of ensuring we get an extension, if there’s no deal, is for...
THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) has expressed its ‘deep regret’ at the Israeli District Court’s approval – on a pretext of ‘security concerns’ – to deny the football players of Khadamat Rafah (KR) club travel permits to the West Bank to play a Palestine Cup final match against...
THE HOUSE of Commons erupted in an unprecedented exhibition of rage and fury by Labour MPs over Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for having lost in the Supreme Court the day before and for insisting that he would not request an extension of Article 50 from the EU. On Tuesday,...
A NEW report by Amnesty International reveals that precision-guided bombs made by the United States have been used in Saudi-led deadly airstrikes against civilians in Yemen, saying that the US, the UK and France, which provide arms to the Riyadh regime, are complicit in 'serious violations of international law,...
STUDENTS are campaigning to support striking staff at Nottingham College and have organised a petition in support of the action which has already topped 1,200 signatures. Staff, members of University and College Union (UCU), were on strike Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next week escalate their action to...
THE BALLYMENA-based Wrightbus company went bust yesterday, throwing 1,200 workers out of a job with immediate effect. On top of this, 1,700 jobs in the company’s supply chain are also under threat following the collapse of one of the north of Ireland’s largest employers. Wrightbus, famous for building the iconic London...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers: Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers: Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers: Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers: Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
News Line & Workers Revolutionary Party Public meetings: Trade unions must act to make sure we quit EU on October 31st! For a workers government and socialism! Brixton Wednesday 16th Oct, 7.30pm St Matthews Tenants Hall, 10 St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 1NH Speakers: Frank Sweeney, WRP Central Committee; In Person Capacity: Anmed Hussein, PCS Beis Striker; ...
PRIVATE firm G4S has been forced out of the immigration sector it was announced yesterday after the scandal at detention centre Brook House in which refugees and asylum seekers were allegedly abused. G4S will now not seek further deals to run immigration removal centres it announced yesterday, confirming it would...
‘IT HAS no moral right to sit on these green benches here. It is a dead Parliament! Parliament is not worth a candle. It has to go,’ Geoffrey Cox, Tory Attorney General said yesterday in Parliament. After the Supreme Court ruling that Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was ‘unlawful’, Parliament resumed. Cox...
Bankworkers union Sasbo (South African Society of Bank Officials) said South Africans should brace themselves for a complete standstill in the financial services sector when it embarks on its strike tomorrow. Workers affiliated to the union will go on strike in Gauteng, the Free State, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal...
ON TUESDAY, US President Donald Trump delivered his second address to the UN General Council but instead of the normal Trump arm-waving threats to ‘totally destroy’ US enemies, as he pledged to do to North Korea last time, Trump was subdued to the point of boring his listeners to...
THE SUPREME Court yesterday openly sided with a Parliament full of Remainers condemning the proroguing of Parliament by Tory PM Boris Johnson as completely illegal. Supreme Court president Lady Hale declared yesterday: ‘The Court is bound to conclude therefore, that to advise Her Majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, because...
A bombshell report and survey of nearly 1,200 claimants by the union Unite lays bare the misery caused by the roll-out of Universal Credit. The report and survey called Universal Credit: Not fit for Purpose, powerfully captures the catastrophic toll of the new benefit on people’s lives and families. ‘This cruel...
BY A UNANIMOUS decision eleven judges in the Supreme Court declared that the five-week suspension, or prorogation, of Parliament is ‘unlawful, void and of no effect’ – in other words, it never happened and Parliament had never been suspended and therefore should resume immediately. This judgement, that Boris Johnson had...

Renationalise Thomas Cook!

NINE thousand Thomas Cook workers lost their jobs yesterday with a further 20,000 threatened across Europe as the company, founded in 1841, went bust. Trade unions called for it to be renationalised. Thomas Cook has a £1.7bn debt. Its entire UK fleet has been grounded and its workforce, including 1,000...
ABOUT 6,500 registered nurses staged a one-day strike in Tenet Health hospitals in Florida, California, and Arizona last Friday, demanding better working conditions and higher wages. And another more than 2,200 nurses went on strike at University of Chicago Medical Centre last Friday, after contract talks with the hospital broke...
THE SWISS-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has issued yet another warning that the world’s banking system is heading for a monumental crash. The BIS, the ‘central bank of central bankers’ and the world’s top financial watchdog, is once again warning that the gigantic debt bubble built up by the...
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn presented his position on Brexit yesterday in which a deal with the EU or Remain are the only options and breaking with the EU in a no deal is ruled out. It is this position that he will try and win support for this week...
FIGHTER jets of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have taken part in joint aerial drills over the Persian Gulf waters ahead of the massive parade slated for yesterday. Various combat, tactical, reconnaissance, transport, and tanker aircraft of the IRIAF and...
TOM Watson, the right wing deputy leader of the Labour Party, escaped being unceremoniously chucked out of his position over the weekend following an intervention by Jeremy Corbyn. Last Friday, on the eve of the party’s annual conference Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee agreed to submit to conference a motion...

World Climate Strike!

MILLIONS of youth supported by trade unionists walked out of their schools, colleges and universities yesterday, in one hundred and fifty countries across the world in the biggest ever global youth strike over climate change. From America to Africa, Australia to Europe, right across the length and breadth of Asia...
IRAN’S foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that ‘If Iran is attacked it will be all-out war!’ He was responding to threats from US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who referred to the attack on Saudi oil fields as an ‘act of war’. Yesterday, the US was pushing for...
ALMOST two-thirds of universities in England have ‘potentially harmful’ asbestos in their campus buildings, a survey of top-ranking English universities has claimed. It also judged that a massive 86 per cent of universities responding to the survey ‘contain asbestos on their estates’, and that a total of 74 per cent...
IRAN’S foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned yesterday that any attack on his country after a series of missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry would result in ‘all-out war’. Zarif also demanded that the Saudis hand over the ‘evidence’ they claim proves the attack came from Iran, and not...
HUNDREDS of Karnataka textile workers gathered last week at Karmikara Bhavana – in the Mysore area of SW India – to protest against low-wage discrimination. The Garments and Textile Workers Union (GATWU) staged the 12th September protest to oppose the apathetic attitude of the government and the factory owners. The protest,...
TODAY, a week of action across the world starts with a Global Climate Strike in at least 137 countries. This follows mass action in every continent in March this year which saw tens of thousands of school students walking out of their classrooms, taking to the streets, and demanding a...
THE suspension of Parliament is ‘the territory of political judgements not legal standards’, the Tory government’s lawyer told the Supreme Court yesterday. The court is considering the legality of Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend – or prorogue – Parliament for five weeks. Sir James Eadie QC said such decisions were not...
‘THIS is the last time we come here in peace, when we come here again we will vandalise,’ the leader of hundreds Community Work Programme (CPW) workers said outside the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday. The CPW action is part of a huge upsurge in the South African working...
IN HIS address last week at the TUC annual congress, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn informed delegates that Labour’s priority was to stop a No-Deal Brexit at all costs. Only when this had been achieved would he support a general election in which Labour would fight on a policy of supporting...
HOMELESS people are being routinely ‘screened out’ and denied access to social housing by social landlords because they are deemed ‘too poor or vulnerable to pay the rent,’ research released yesterday by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has found. They are being refused homes, in many cases because they...
The shortage of nursing staff in England is putting patient safety in danger, the Royal College of Nursing warned yesterday as it launched a new campaign to encourgage the public to speak out about the impact of England’s 40,000 nurse shortage. The RCN’s campaign was launched on the World Health...
THE BRITISH Prime Minister was given the ‘Greek plus’ treatment by the EU leadership on Monday when the EU assembled British ‘Remainers’ to boo him, and then expected him to speak at a press conference in the open – with the same anti-Brexit mob ridiculing his every word. In fact,...
TORY PM Boris Johnson yesterday travelled to Luxembourg to meet EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and the country’s PM Xavier Bettel. After the meeting, Johnson requested to have an indoor press conference because of the noise being made by a hostile crowd of mainly British Remainers which would drown it...
IRAN has rebuffed US accusations that it launched the drone attack that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half, as a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war. Allegations that Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are ‘unsubstantiated’ and...
ON SUNDAY night 46,000 members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), employed by General Motors in America, walked out on indefinite strike in a bitter dispute over negotiations of a new work contract. This massive walk-out is the first time GM workers have taken strike action in the US since...
THE LIBDEMS voted for an anti-Brexit coup at their conference in Bournemouth yesterday, pledging to revoke Article 50, reversing their previous policy of campaigning for a second EU referendum. They voted overwhelmingly for the new policy after it was moved by their former leader, Sir Vince Cable. New LibDem leader, Jo...
ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES ARE SEIZING THE LAND! THE ongoing seizure of Palestinian land for the expansion of an illegal settlement in the West Bank – with the ultimate purpose of entrenching Israel’s settler-colonialist project in Palestine – has dominated the headlines in Friday’s issues of the three Palestinian Arabic dailies. The...