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A SENIOR official of the Hamas resistance movement has described Israel as a threat to humanity, saying Palestine’s anti-occupation struggle is a humanitarian cause concerning not just the Muslim nations but the whole world. The Palestinian cause is not just an Arab-Muslim cause, but a humanitarian cause conveying the important...
IN her notorious speech on Wednesday night, at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, the Tory Foreign Secretary and would-be successor to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, declared that Britain is in a state of war with Russia. The fact that the working people of the UK have not been consulted...
THE Telecoms & Financial Services Conference voted yesterday to serve legal notice to BT Group of the union’s intention to ballot all appropriate members for industrial action as soon as possible, after rejecting BT Group’s ‘final offer’ of a £1,500 flat rate pay rise. Delegates deemed this an insult to...
MILLIONS more appointments with hundreds fewer GPs is ‘pushing doctors to breaking point’, the BMA warned yesterday. Commenting on the latest NHS Digital GP workforce figures for England and GP appointment data, published yesterday, Dr Kieran Sharrock, BMA England GP committee deputy chair, said: ‘Last month appointments in England were...
AT LEAST four Syrian army troops have been killed and three others injured after ‘hostile’ Israeli missiles hit the outskirts of the capital, Damascus, in yet another act of aggression against the Arab country. Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing a military source, reported that Israeli aircraft fired several missiles...
IN HER speech on Wednesday night at the Lord Mayor’s banquet, Tory Foreign Secretary Liz Truss declared that Britain is in a state of war with Russia. Truss announced: ‘We are already stepping up in Ukraine. The war in Ukraine is our war – it is everyone’s war because Ukraine’s...
BRITAIN and other Western powers should provide warplanes to the Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said last night at the Mansion House banquet, as she demanded increased defence spending. She insisted that the West ‘must be prepared for the long haul and double down on our support’ for the Ukraine. Since...
‘I WAS threatened with arrest while searching for family members,’ said bereaved Grenfell relative Nabil Choucair, speaking at Monday’s session of the Grenfell Tower inquiry Nabil Choucair, who lost six members of his family in the Grenfell Tower fire, described how he was threatened with arrest as he frantically searched...
IN A KEYNOTE foreign policy speech at London’s Mansion House last night, Tory foreign secretary Liz Truss dispensed with the fiction of the imperialist powers merely offering support for a beleaguered Ukraine and revealed that the aim was for a war across Europe to crush Russia completely. In what amounted...

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‘P&O and their paymasters in Dubai are no longer capable of running a safe service and should be stripped of the licence to operate their ships,’ RMT union general secretary Mick Lynch said yesterday. He was speaking after a P&O ferry, which operates between Larne in Ireland and Cairnryan in...
SECRETARY-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, has warned of a slide towards violence after at least six people, including a child, died as a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank in the eastern Mediterranean on Saturday night. Nasrallah said: ‘We must not allow anyone to take...
RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned of the ‘real’ danger of World War III breaking out, as 40 capitalist states met in Germany to step up the arming of Ukraine’s military to fight Russia. The meeting, called by the US at its Ramstein airbase in southwestern Germany, was ‘focused...
‘THERE are no depths to which P&O and their Dubai owners at DP World will not sink to extract the maximum profit from ferry crews,’ RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said yesterday. He was speaking after the RMT had forced P&O Ferries into an embarrassing U-turn after trying to reduce...
ISRAELI military forces are preparing for the possibility of a flare-up with fighters from Palestinian resistance groups based in the Gaza Strip following repeated incursions by the regime’s troops and Israeli settlers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem. Channel 12 news reported on Saturday...
THE RESULT of the French presidential election on Sunday saw the right-wing Emmanuel Macron winning with 58.54% of the vote, beating the leader of the neo-fascist National Rally Party Marine Le Pen who secured 41.46%. The number of abstentions in the election was 28%, the highest ever recorded since 1969. Over...
LABOUR is calling for an emergency budget to bring forward measures to tackle the cost of living crisis as inflation soars to a 30-year high. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer appeared on yesterday’s Sunday Morning show on BBC TV to demand measures to deal with the crisis. Labour has now outlined...
HUNDREDS of protesters took part in a rally at Wells & South Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago in the United States yesterday, in protest at the recent Israeli raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The protest in Chicago came in the aftermath of a series of raids which...
A TOP Russian general says the country plans to take full control of Donbass and Southern Ukraine as part of the second phase of the military operation. Russia will forge a land corridor between Crimea which joined Russia in a 2014 referendum and Donbass, deputy commander of Russia’s central military...
THE Biden administration has imprisoned tens of thousands of asylum seekers in US prisons where they suffer lengthy detention, severe physical and psychological harm and other abuses, the Human Rights First group says in its new report. The report called ‘I’m a prisoner here’ exposes the Biden administration as treating...
THE UK and India have agreed on a ‘new and expanded’ defence and security partnership during British premier Boris Johnson’s crisis visit to New Delhi. PM Johnson was however unable to convince the Indian leader to break India’s close relationship with Russia, which was the object of his visit. Johnson held...
AS AMAZON dominates online marketplaces and positions itself to become the largest retailer in the US, more and more people are finding out the true cost of the company’s success, says the US Teamsters union. While the company consolidates power over multiple markets – tech, entertainment, retail and more –...
ISRAELI military forces invaded the al-Aqsa Mosque compound yesterday morning in a continuation of the violent attacks on Palestinian worshippers gathered for dawn prayers at the compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds in East Jerusalem. Israeli troops stormed into the compound firing tear gas and stun grenades injuring...
THE TORY government yesterday dropped its attempt to defeat a House of Commons probe into whether Boris Johnson misled MPs about lockdown parties. With the PM skulking in India, MPs were due to vote later on a Labour motion to open an investigation into the prime minister’s previous comments. The government...
Fra Hughes writes from West Belfast   IN my opinion, the coup in Kiev in 2014 and the murders of men women and children in the Odessa massacre on May 2, 2014 by fascists was the catalyst that drove the people of Crimea and the Donbass region to refuse to live...
YESTERDAY, MPs debated the motion from Labour that would refer the behaviour of prime minister Boris Johnson to the Commons standards committee to investigate the charge that he had broken the ministerial code of conduct by lying to Parliament over the ‘partygate’ affair. Johnson had jetted off to India the...
JOE BRACK from the Julian Assange Defence Committee spoke to News Line yesterday after the Westminster Magistrates Court gave Home Secretary Patel the go-ahead to extradite Julian Assange to the United States. He said: ‘Judge Baraister in Westminster today saw equivalence between the US Espionage Act & the UK Official...
AUSTRALIA’S Prime Minister Scott Morrison used the cover of the Easter long weekend to announce his government’s plan, if re-elected, to bring in anti-worker legislation which will cut wages for millions of working people. In comments last Saturday, Morrison confirmed that he would bring back all elements of the failed...
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson jetted off to India yesterday in advance of the vote by MPs on a Labour motion to launch an investigation into the claims that he lied to parliament over the parties held at Downing Street during the Covid lockdown. Labour has made it clear that this...
PRIME Minister Boris Johnson spent less than five minutes apologising over ‘Partygate’ to the House of Commons yesterday, before putting it to one side. He then proceeded to claim that his breaking of the Covid laws, that millions of other UK citizens followed, was an irrelevance compared with his role...
‘UNWORKABLE, unethical and extortionate,’ was Labour Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper’s response to Home Secretary Priti Patel’s statement to the House of Commons on Tory plans to transport asylum seekers to Rwanda in central Africa yesterday. Speaking ahead of PM Johnson’s Partygate Statement, Patel told the House of Commons: ‘For...
A PALESTINIAN rights group has called on United Nations experts and rapporteurs to hold the Israeli regime to account for its extrajudicial killings of Palestinians across the occupied territories, which have left 41 people dead since the beginning of the current year. The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) urged...
‘THE IMF must abandon demands for austerity as the cost-of-living crisis drives up hunger and poverty worldwide’ is the demand being made by Oxfam. Oxfam’s pleas on behalf of the current millions of poor and the billions who are about to be pauperised by the crisis of capitalism have fallen...
THE Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has condemned the latest escalation of violence by Israeli forces against Palestinians across the occupied territories, saying the Tel Aviv regime has killed five times more Palestinians during the first four months of 2022 compared to the same period last year. The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights...
THE commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) warns the Islamic Republic will harshly confront the Israeli regime wherever it deems necessary. ‘If an act of aggression is carried out against the interests of the Islamic establishment anywhere in the world, we will respond with...
THE TUC last Friday ‘reaffirmed’ its calls on the government to take over the running of P&O Ferries passenger and freight services ‘as a last resort’. The TUC was at pains to insist that the Tories should only step in and take over the company if a ‘fit and proper’...
THE PALESTINIAN Presidential spokesman Abu Rudeineh yesterday morning called for urgent international intervention after Israeli police broke into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the al-Qibli prayer hall. As he made his remarks, heavily-armed Israeli police beat Palestinian worshippers in a storming of the main prayer hall inside the mosque, forcing...
THE ASSAULT on the Al Aqsa Mosque is equal to a ‘Declaration of War on the Palestinians’, said the spokesman for the President of the State of Palestine, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, yesterday. The Presidency has called for urgent international intervention to prevent the Israeli state running riot and committing murder...
YESTERDAY, Tory Prime Minister, and convicted criminal, Boris Johnson, announced the plan to give refugees and asylum seekers seeking shelter from imperialist war a one-way ticket to Rwanda. He revealed an agreement had been reached that will see asylum seekers dumped 5,000 miles away while they await a decision on...
RUSSIA has repeated its warning against further expansion of the NATO military alliance, saying the alliance remains ‘a tool of confrontation’. Addressing a press conference in Moscow, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the plan of Sweden and Finland to join the military alliance would not bring stability to Europe. He blasted...
THE FBU (Fire Brigades Union) has said that it ‘remains humbled’ by the suffering of the bereaved, survivors and residents (BSRs) of the Grenfell community, as Module 4 of Phase 2 of the inquiry started on Monday. Module 4 is dealing with the aftermath of the 2017 disaster in terms...
THE leaders of Ukraine’s breakaway regions, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are among those who are being targeted by the new UK anti-Russian sanctions. Individuals sanctioned include Sergei Kozlov and Alexander Ananchenko, from the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine. Russia has recently pulled troops away from...
TRADE union leaders were united yesterday in their refusal to call for the resignation of the crisis-ridden Tory government. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: ‘Hard working public servants and key workers kept our country going during lockdown. ‘They will find it incredible that those who set the rules broke them.’ When...
HEZBOLLAH Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has hailed the new acts of heroism by Palestinians against Israel, saying the Lebanese resistance movement will continue to stand with the Palestinian people to achieve victory. Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech on Monday during which he addressed the latest developments...
PM JOHNSON made it clear on Tuesday night that he has no intention of resigning despite the fact that he has become the first serving prime minister in history to have been found guilty of a criminal offence. Chancellor Rishi Sunak joined Johnson in being found guilty of breaking their...
PM JOHNSON and Chancellor Sunak are criminals according to the Police! Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will be issued fines – officially known as fixed penalty notices. The Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group said it is unbelievably painful that while families couldn’t comfort each other at funerals, the Prime Minister...