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AS IS WELL KNOWN the moment that US President Bush heard about the criminal terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in NewYork on Tuesday September 11, 2001 he decided that it provided the perfect opportunity for a massive attack on Iraq to overthrow the Saddam Hussein regime. Even Bush was...

VOTE WRP DECEMBER 12th

WRP parliamentary candidate for Camberwell and Peckham Joshua Ogunleye had a warm welcome for his socialist policies at the London College of Arts Camberwell campus yesterday. Erik, a student at the college said: ‘I agree with this campaign. The Tory government have ruined so many people’s lives it’s unbelievable. We...

Rail Guards Strike

RAIL UNION RMT is taking strike action today in defence of Guards’ jobs on West Midlands Trains. The union has called on the government to stop promoting Driver Only Operation. The call came after the publication of a secret report commissioned by the DfT and the Rail Delivery Group confirmed that...
COCA-COLA continues to violate the fundamental rights of workers in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland and the US. In Haiti, Coke’s bottler La Brasserie de la Couronne continues to systematically deny workers their right to form and be represented by a union, SYTBRACOUR. Haiti is a dangerous place to live and to work....
THE EU HAS begun its legal action against the UK to attempt to force it to either appoint a new UK EU Commissioner, or else face paying millions of pounds in fines after the UK missed the November 11 date to appoint a Commissioner. The Commission has now begun a...
THE LATEST ‘catastrophic’ NHS performance figures have sparked fears that the health service is on track for the ‘worst ever’ winter, the BMA doctors’ union warned yesterday. The BMA press statement said: ‘Today’s NHS catastrophic figures show performance in many key target areas is worse than ever before.’ BMA council chair...
NATIONAL Education Union (NEU) class size analysis shows a rise in 474 England constituencies since 2010. One in three teachers sees ‘reducing class size’ as the top priority for the next government. The NEU analysis of class sizes in England between 2010-19. According to the government’s own data found: 474 out...
THE CWU stands absolutely united in its anger at the Royal Mail bosses and the ruling class’ High Court following Wednesday’s ‘outrageous’ decision to invalidate the record 97% turn-out and vote for strike action, with its overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote. The court ruled the strike action illegal, alleging that the working...
LABOUR has announced a £26bn real terms Rescue Plan to deliver ‘real change in our health service’. The Labour Party is pledging to end the Tory NHS crisis with a £26bn real terms healthcare funding boost to provide safe, quality care, recruit the thousands of staff needed, rebuild crumbling facilities...
CAMPAIGNERS for WRP Kensington parliamentary candidate Scott Dore took to the streets yesterday. Ayan gave her support to the candidate. She said, ‘I think that they should learn from the Grenfell tragedy. Two years later, there have been no sprinklers or fire alarms in council housing. This is basic safety...
ROYAL MAIL has won a legal battle against the CWU to prevent a postal strike over Xmas after the High Court backed its application for an injunction. The decision averts the possibility of strikes in the run-up to the general election and Christmas. Last month, 100,000 Royal Mail staff were balloted...
SOME of the Big 26 care home providers make use of ‘complex company structures’ is the finding of a report from the Centre for Health and the Public Interest. Its title is: ‘Plugging the leaks in the UK care home industry’. The report clearly insists from the start: ‘Without doubt...
TWO MORE Palestinians were killed yesterday morning in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, said medical officials, bringing the number of Palestinians who were killed since early yesterday to eight, and bringing the total number of Palestinians killed to 18, since the start of the Israeli airstrikes...
SEVERAL thousand Greek university students marched victoriously and defiantly on Monday night in Athens after they had forced the armed riot police ‘storm-troopers’ off the premises of the Economics University. It was a magnificent and most significant march with students shouting ‘the junta is still with us today’ and ‘we...
THE Elect Hassan Zulkifal WRP Ealing Southall campaign got great support on Southall Broadway yesterday. Heathrow Airport worker and GMB member Kutesh Sashikint said: ‘I agree with Hassan’s policies and I am voting for him. Quit the EU now and let’s have a general strike to bring in a workers...
AGAINST a background of economic collapse with unemployment rising to nearly 30 per cent, the ANC government of South Africa, driven by the Treasury, is seeking to make workers in the public sector pay for the crisis. For the triple alliance of the ruling ANC, COSATU trade union alliance and...
THE ABRUPT decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to contest the 317 seats held by the Tories in the general election means that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party face a real moment of truth. Before this humiliating climb-down Farage had insisted he would stand Brexit Party candidates...
THE Brexit Party, led by Nigel Farage, announced on Monday that it will not be standing candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the 2017 general election. Party leader Farage said standing candidates across the country could increase the chances of another EU referendum taking place. But he...
At least four protesters were killed and scores injured in clashes with security forces in Baghdad on Saturday as demonstrations seriously escalated. Three of the dead were shot, and the fourth died after being struck on the head with a tear gas canister. Earlier on Saturday, security forces using live ammunition...
US SECRETARY of state Mike Pompeo used his speech in Berlin last Friday to threaten nothing short of war against Russia, China and Iran, saying: ‘Western free nations have a responsibility to deter threats to our people’ from countries which threaten the ‘democratic freedoms’ of the West. In a speech...
‘I AM voting Jonty Leff WRP because I want Universal Credit scrapped,’ David Vervin said as the team fighting to get Leff elected launched their campaign. Vervin added: ‘I was on ESA and getting paid £250 a fortnight. ‘Now I have been moved over to Universal Credit I get paid £250...
NHS bosses are trying to ‘gag’ staff during the general election, GMB Union revealed yesterday, warning that health service workers are being told they must not take part in ‘debates, activities and events that may be politically controversial’. A letter has been sent to workers from Ambulance and NHS Trusts...
FRENCH police stormed the make-shift refugees camps in northern Paris, tearing down tents and ‘escorting’ families and individuals on to coaches. French police forcibly evicted about 1,600 refugees from two camps near the Porte de la Chapelle in the small hours of Thursday morning in one of the biggest ‘clearance...
LAST Thursday, Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell outlined Labour’s economic policy for the general election which amounted to piling even more debt on the backs of workers by making vast borrowing from the banks. McDonnell promised £400 billion that a Labour government would invest ‘on a scale never seen before’...
ROYAL MAIL is to seek a High Court injunction on Tuesday to stop a postal strike. The company said it woulmake a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot ‘was unlawful and, therefore, null and void’. The strike threatens to disrupt postal voting in the run-up to the general election...
UNITE has secured a significant victory on behalf of low-paid cleaners employed by outsourcing giant Mitie at Heathrow airport. The mainly migrant workforce whose first language is not English and who are paid below the London living wage, were fearful of dismissal after Mitie withdrew the training and language support...
THE President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson, has urged hospital boards to ‘take immediate action’ to reduce crowding in Emergency Departments this winter. ‘The RCEM is extremely concerned about what we are hearing from our Members and Fellows about crowded Emergency Departments throughout the UK,’...
THE US has launched its naval coalition of anti-Iranian forces seeking to police the Persian Gulf. The anti-Iran coalition includes Australia, Bahrain, the UK, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel. The coalition is to ‘deploy warships to protect shipping routes’ in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The security of the...
‘WE STAND in the best tradition of British socialism,’ Shadow Chancellor Labour’s John McDonnell said to cheers, outlining yesterday Labour’s economic policy for the general election. He was introduced to the audience in Liverpool by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The rally took place hours after anti-Corbyn right-winger, Labour ex-deputy leader,...
A SPOKESMAN for Iran’s armed forces has threatened a ‘crushing response’ against any US aggression and allies who host American troops. ‘Any place and any point of any territories which host the US and its allies’ interests will be threatened (in case of any war) and the Islamic Republic has...
YESTERDAY morning, Labour’s deputy leader and leading right winger Tom Watson announced that he was quitting his post and would be standing down as an MP at the general election. In his resignation letter to Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, Watson was at pains to insist that this decision was ‘personal,...
IN a speech in Telford yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, urged that ‘his government’ should be judged on the ‘real change’ it delivers and ‘the concrete improvements it makes to the lives of millions’. Asking the electorate to take the Labour Party on trust, Corbyn said that...
THE RMT announced on Tuesday that its members on South Western Railway (SWR) will be holding a further 27 days of strike action in December in defence of the guard and safety on the railway. The union is also holding a demonstration in Liverpool today as part of its campaign...
THE DECEMBER 12 general election will take place in the middle of an unprecedented wave of strikes as workers show their revolutionary determination to fight in defiance of the political niceties that demand that the working class remain silent and passive while the political parties either vie for their...
Algerian riot police clashed with judges participating in a nationwide strike on Sunday in the north-western port city of Oran. The judges are pushing for the independence of the judiciary after an unprecedented mass reshuffle by the justice ministry in October that affected thousands of judges. Officers in riot gear could...
THE US-UK-led military coalition reported on September 26 that it had conducted a total of 34,573 airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria between August 2014 and August 2019, and that at least 1,335 civilians had been ‘unintentionally’ killed in the mass bombings of civilian targets. However, local sources have revealed...
‘A VOTE for Johnson’s Conservatives is a vote to betray our NHS in a sell-out to Trump,’ Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday launching his Party’s Brexit strategy in the upcoming election. ‘Johnson’s Trump-deal Brexit puts a price tag on our National Health Service, so we will say it again...
TWENTY five Sixth Form Colleges take their second day of strike action today against savage cuts to pay, funding, courses and staff. The strikers, who are in the National Education Union (NEU), say that the cuts to 16-19 funding have been deeper and have gone on for longer than any...
THE DECEMBER 12th election is a crisis election, in a situation where the worldwide crisis of capitalism is deepening rapidly to explosion point. Eleven years after the Lehman Brothers crash which triggered the 2008 economic catastrophe the capitalist system is once again up to its neck in debt! In the...
THE MASSIVE vote by postal workers for strike action in December over Royal Mail tearing up the previous agreements on pay and conditions has caused an outpouring of rage from Royal Mail bosses and Tory MPs with accusations that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have hatched a ‘secret plot’...
Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to deliver a squirming account of his failure to take the UK out of the EU on 31st October yesterday. Appearing on Sky’s Sophie Ridge on Sunday, Johnson was asked: ‘When we last spoke and you were pitching for the leadership of the...
UNITED STATES Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released on Thursday, 31 October. HRW added: ‘These strike forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared...
US TROOPS are back in military bases in north eastern Syria which they had previously evacuated ahead of Turkey’s military action against Kurdish forces in the area. American forces arrived in the west of Syria’s northern province of Raqqa on Saturday to rebuild their military base. Also on Friday, US...
THE TORY government has defended its proposed Brexit deal with the EU, following criticism from President Trump, who suggested a Johnson-Farage alliance. Trump told LBC the US ‘can’t make a trade deal with the UK’ under Boris Johnson’s EU withdrawal agreement. Speaking to Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on LBC, Trump...
PRISON Officers’ Association (POA) has again this week urged Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland MP, ‘urgently to intervene in order to protect prison officers at work’. This is as newly published Safety in Custody quarterly statistics again highlighted ‘record levels of self-harm, assaults and serious assaults on (prison)...