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Police paramilitary rule

TODAY the Police Federation’ annual conference will be addressed by the reappointed Tory Home Secretary, Theresa May, an event that the Federation’s leaders are...

Ukrainian workers are fighting the US-UK backed gangsters

THE rapidly developing crisis in the Ukraine, has placed the issue of the defence of the Ukraine from this imperialist-backed assault, and the brigands...

Syria goes to the polls – a great victory for the Syrian people and...

YESTERDAY, millions of Syrians were casting their votes in record numbers in parliamentary elections against the backdrop of a ceasefire that is generally holding,...

Blair launches anti-Brexit plot as Starmer raises remaining in Single Market and Customs...

THE wiping out of the Socialist Party and the Republican Party in France, the ruination of the Fifth Republic and the elevation of the...

Close down the Murdoch press – forward to a workers government

LABOUR leader Miliband, true to form, has spoken up for new media ownership rules to limit Rupert Murdoch’s ‘dangerous’ and ‘unhealthy’ concentration of power. He...

Nationalise Eurotunnel Rail Service!

THE collapse of the Eurotunnel rail service, at the hands of a normal European winter, with no service for four days, and passengers left...

New imperialist war being prepared in the Balkans!

NATO yesterday confirmed that it will maintain its troop contingent in Kosovo to deter the violence that will follow the expected collapse of talks...

Bolton Arrives To Boost Johnson And Open The Door For UK Troops In The...

JOHN BOLTON, President Trump’s National Security Adviser, was in town yesterday recruiting mercenaries to the US cause, including its trade war with China and...

Horsemeat Scandal

What started off last month as news, that traces of horsemeat DNA had been discovered by the Irish Food Standards agency in some supermarket beefburgers,...

Bush loses US Congress votes

THE Senate of the United States Congress, which has a Republican majority, fired a shot across the bows of President George Bush’s administration over...

GPs TO BUY AND SELL HEALTH COMMODITY

WITH less than three weeks to go before the start of the Tory-led coalition government’s plan to open up the entire NHS to the...

US Ruling Class Split At Home And Abroad

PRESIDENT Obama attacked the Republicans on Monday over an incendiary letter, sent by them to Iran’s leaders, seeking to sabotage his foreign policy...

US opens missile base in Romania and plans for bases in Poland and Hungary

AS the worldwide crisis of capitalism deepens, the war preparations of the US and the NATO powers are becoming more frantic, with plans to...

Spanish workers on the road to revolution

SPANISH PM Mariano Rajoy has just announced a 3% VAT rise from 18%-21%, and a series of austerity measures that will cut the Spanish...

Murdoch Empire Still Remains To Be Broken

PRIME Minister Cameron used his usual tactic at prime minister’s questions yesterday, when asked why he brought a criminal into 10 Downing Street...

Blair listens only to the bosses

PRIME Minister Blair, despite all his vows about listening to the people – made outside 10 Downing Street on the day after the general...

Housing bubble set to burst!

LAST week saw a concerted effort by the Tory-led coalition, aided by their friends in the bourgeois press, to deny that a catastrophic housing...

America Getting Ready For Revolution!

AMERICA has erupted this week as the working class and youth have responded to the continued and unending violence meted out to them on...

Cable threatens unions – answer with Indefinite general strike

VINCE CABLE, the coalition Business Secretary, used his speech to the GMB union’s annual conference yesterday to deliver a stark warning to the unions...

STOP the war say MPs and bring the Taleban into government

MPs on the House of Commons foreign affairs committee ran up the white flag yesterday when they declared in their report that peace talks...

Capitalist state gives support to Walsh’s diktat!

THE decision by a Judge in chambers to rule the BA strike action illegal is a major blow at the legal right to strike. It...
The Israeli Apartheid Wall at Abu Dis on the outskirts of Jerusalem – the Israelis have begun to build the ‘third phase’  of the wall to encircle Bethlehem and Hebron

January 1– police to get blanket arrest and covert op powers

POLICE are to have blanket arrest and covert operations powers of a type that will make tinpot dictatorships throughout the world green with envy,...

Occupy To Stop Hospital Closures

THE Chief Executive of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, had a stark message for hospitals when he told the BBC yesterday that they would...

If one guard is sacked the TUC must call the whole working class out!

THE STRIKE of the Southern guards, which begins on Tuesday, is a pivotal struggle for the entire working class. What is under threat is...

Johnson Follows On In May’s Footsteps As He Seeks Eu Renegotiation!

AFTER weeks of near silence, Boris Johnson finally emerged yesterday to launch his campaign for the leadership of the Tory party and replace May...

Top of the capitalist agenda – raising food prices and starving the world

THE United Nations is warning of disturbances and revolutions in developing countries worldwide as its food price index hits an all-time high. The UN’s food...

Afghan crisis deepens as deadline nears

AFGHANISTAN’S finance minister has said deadlock over the disputed presidential election has cost the economy $5bn, so far. Omar Zakhilwal has said he will have...

Imperialists declare war on Libya – by permission of the Russian and Chinese...

THE vote by the United Nations security council to impose and police a no-fly zone over Libya is a declaration of war by imperialism...

Victory to Syria – forward to liberation of Palestine!

THE Israeli terror against the people of Occupied Palestine is being stepped up remorselessly. The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Riyad Mansour says...

Full Support For The Ukrainian Workers!

GUNFIRE erupted Sunday morning at a checkpoint, established by workers on the outskirts of the city of Slavyansk in Eastern Ukraine. In the skirmishing, one...

CWU must organise national industrial action ballot!

BEING able to force the Brown-Mandelson government to ‘shelve’ the bill for the part-privatisation of the Royal Mail proves that the working class is...

Carney warning over banks ‘too big to fail’

UK economic output rose by 0.8% between July and September, official GDP figures show. The data adds to a 0.7% GDP rise in the...

PM May gets panic attack – Labour must get after the Tory fox, and...

IN HIS Birmingham rally on Saturday Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, got an ecstatic welcome from masses of people for his denunciation of the Tory...

Workers Must Take Action To Put An End To Capitalism

THE TIME is here when workers must respond to the growing chorus from the professional servants of the bourgeoisie for savage, and even more...

ECB interest rate cut is last throw of the dice. Forward with European socialist...

ON Thursday afternoon Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB), announced that the bank has cut its benchmark interest rate from 0.5%...

MPs must vote to quit the EU – forward to the Socialist United States...

THE Brexit Secretary Davis yesterday urged MPs not to ‘tie the prime minister’s hands’ and to defeat the two House of Lords amendments to...
Two gem miners working knee deep in water with a sieve – are paid no wages and get only meals

Kick out the yellow trade union leaders

THE GATE GOURMET bosses were cock-a-hoop yesterday, and no wonder – after the leader of the TUC, Barber, and the leaders of the...

Fighting inflation means fighting capitalism

CHANCELLOR Darling said on Sunday that pay rises for people ‘from the boardroom to the shopfloor’ need to be ‘consistent’ with the 2% inflation...

Hague, Cameron will join Obama’s war on Syria

PRIME MINISTER Cameron and Foreign Secretary Hague, despite the fact that the Tory cabinet and party are split on the issue, yesterday gave their...

Only socialist revolution can stop imperialist war

LAST Friday’s attack by US planes on the Syrian airfield of al-Shayrat was not a one-off military exercise to teach the Syrians a lesson,...

Cameron wants to intervene in Syria!

AT the same time as Foreign Secretary Hague has been insisting publicly that the UK will not supply arms and ammunition to their Syrian...

Banks declare record indebtedness as gold and Wall Street shares reach record highs

THE US banks are now having to declare their indebtedness. Citigroup has lost $6 billion in a third quarter of this year write down, as...

Never mind the claimants – use lie detectors on the politicians

WORK and Pensions Minister John Hutton said yesterday that lie detectors will be used to help root out benefit cheats in job centres later...

Bush Gives Go-Ahead F0R Iraqi Regime Change

US President George W Bush on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the US occupation army in Iraq and all those who support the...

Bankers’ bonuses are a diversion

The headline news throughout the bourgeois media yesterday was that Stephen Hester, Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, had magnanimously bowed to...