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Obama regime collapses in chaos – as Syria peace battles to emerge!

ON December 8, the White House said that the outgoing US President Barack Obama had relaxed the so-called Arms Export Control Act for the...

Forward with the European socialist revolution

YESTERDAY Europe shook as millions of Spanish workers took to the streets in a general strike, while over 100,000 workers from all over Europe...

Osborne announces more austerity and refuses to guarantee the NHS

CHANCELLOR Osborne yesterday outlined ‘a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way’. He added more Walter Mitty observations such as: ‘The latest...

Government Plans Secret Courts!

A REPORT issued yesterday by the civil rights group Amnesty describes the proposed Justice and Security Bill as being straight out of a Franz...

Corbyn comes out on top as May is jeered, laughed at and heckled!

THE separate questioning by SKY’s Faisal Islam, Jeremy Paxman and a small audience, of Labour leader Corbyn and PM May showed just how disorientated...

General Strike Needed To Defend The NHS!

DR MARK Porter, Chair of the British Medical Association Council, opened their annual representatives meeting with a speech that tore into the policies of...

French and Greek workers reject austerity

The elections in France and Greece on Sunday demonstrated conclusively that Europe stands on the brink of a seismic revolutionary upheaval that will sweep...

Close Down The US Base On Diego Garcia!

FOREIGN Secretary Miliband yesterday admitted in the House of Commons that previous government denials that the island of Diego Garcia, in the Chagos Islands...

Time For The Tuc To Call General Strike

THE Fire Brigades Union has organised a national demonstration in London on Wednesday 16 October. The FBU is under an all-out attack on the...
Relatives and widows of asbestos-related cancer victims outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday afternoon

Bolivia nationalises oil and gas resources

BOLIVIA’S President Morales has gone from having a conference last week in Havana with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, which established a...

Forward to the Socialist United States of Europe

THE EU IS IN DESPERATE CRISIS with the established political order breaking apart in country after country, from Ireland and the UK to Austria, Greece...

Orgreave and Hillsborough cover-ups! Smash the capitalist state!

The call by the general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, Chris Kitchen, for the investigation into the police cover-up over the Hillsborough...

Coalition Aiming To Cut The Mentally Ill!

THE government is planning to strip mentally ill people of their state benefits if they do not agree to undergo treatment for anxiety and...

Basic Rights To Be Dumped In The Bin!

IN the wake of the French terror attacks PM Cameron has promised a ‘comprehensive piece of legislation’ to close the ‘safe spaces’ used by...

Blair ‘comfortable’ with five shots to the head, shoot to kill policy

ON Sunday, Police Commissioner Blair told the world that the policy of shooting to kill ‘terrorist suspects’ was national policy, not just a Metropolitan...

Reject ‘unlimited fees’, restore free state education

LORD BROWNE’S Review was published yesterday, recommending unlimited tuition fees for university, with ‘the market’ setting the level. The coalition’s Business, Innovation and Skills Secretary,...

Furious Hague threatens to recognise the Syrian opposition as the government!

RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Syria for talks with President Bashar al-Assad. He was cheered by tens of thousands of pro-Assad...

Under Brown They Don’t Pay Any Any Taxes

GORDON Brown in his budget got rid of the lowest rate of tax, 10p in the pound, thereby setting out to further punish the...

Routine NHS operations to be privatised!

Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director, has said that private companies will be asked to carry out routine operations to relieve pressure on...

Splits and crisis dominate Europe

LAST weekend the French government collapsed as the splits within the cabinet turned into open warfare between President Holland and his finance minister, Arnaud...

The Working Class Must Intervene To Ensure That Parliament Is Not Allowed To Smash...

THE British ruling class is in big trouble indeed when it has to turn to Karl Marx and his ‘18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon’...

McDONNELL SPLITS LABOUR OVER SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS – HE IS GETTING READY FOR A...

IN AN interview in Edinburgh on Tuesday Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell brazenly broke with the official Labour Party policy of opposition to a...

Sa Police Massacre Platinum Miners

SOUTH AFRICAN workers have been shocked by the ANC government’s police force shooting dead over 30 miners at the Lonmin UK-owned platinum mine. Fifty...

Reconstitute The Ussr!

UKRAINE’S decision to suspend a deal on closer EU ties and sign a Russian aid agreement instead has helped avoid bankruptcy, Prime Minister Mykola...

Hague recognises Syrian opposition while Qatar and Saudis supply the guns and cash!

The ‘Friends of Syria Conference’ in Tunis has seen the representatives of the United States and the UK, Clinton and Hague, laying into Russia...

US Torture Flights – Questions Go Unanswered

LIBERTY has written letters to the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and to British police chiefs about the US’ ‘extraordinary rendition’ programme and the use...

Labour Traitors Dance To Billionaire George Soros’ Tune!

AFTER their defeat in the House of Commons last Wednesday over the EU Withdrawal Bill, the billionaire George Soros’ ‘Best for Britain’ movement ...

Tuc Must Act Over Cameron’s War!

ON MONDAY the bourgeois press proclaimed the rag-bag of mercenaries and brigands who make up the so-called ‘rebels’ had crushed the forces loyal to...

Tories refuse to negotiate – opt for a fight to the finish. Junior doctors...

YESTERDAY the BMA junior doctors’ leader Dr Johann Malawana said, referring to the forthcoming strike actions: ‘No junior doctor wants to take this action,...

One country two social systems breeding counter-revolution in China

THE Hong Kong pro-democracy protests have now moved into their second week. The Hong Kong Federation of Students withdrew from planned negotiations on Friday, accusing...

Johnson’s new attack to break up the NHS

LABOUR’S Health Secretary Alan Johnson announced plans yesterday to allow well-off patients to make so-called ‘co-payments’ for drugs and extra treatments, while still receiving...

Labour manifesto – a recipe for selling off the NHS and the Welfare State!

THEY say that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, and Gordon Brown proved the point yesterday when he began his forward to...

US–UK organising Palestinian civil war

THERE is no doubt that the US and UK ruling classes are hard at work seeking to organise a Palestinian civil war. The object is...

Ashrawi condemns Israeli onslaught and urges EU and US to stop rewarding Israel

PALESTINE Liberation Organisation (PLO) EC member Hanan Ashrawi has strongly condemned Israel’s escalation of its illegal and inhumane measures in and around Jerusalem and...

Britain Leading The Way To Slump Says The Imf

LAST October the IMF predicted world output would increase by 2.2 per cent in 2009. Yesterday it changed its tune saying that world output...

Durham Miners’ Gala must demand a General Strike!

TENS OF thousands of workers and youth are taking part in today’s historic Durham Miners’ Gala at a time when the capitalist system is...

Restore the free NHS! Halt privatisation & kick out the profiteers!

THE House of Commons Select Committee on Health published a report yesterday that set out to legitimise charging for healthcare within the National Health...

Blair’s call for an ‘alliance’ to attack Iran

PRIME Minister Tony Blair told businessmen from Britain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai yesterday: ‘We must mobilise our alliance of moderation...

Declare the Palestinian state!

LAST Tuesday night it was confirmed by the United States that its much-vaunted ‘peace’ initiative over Palestine had collapsed. The State Department was forced to...

IMF warns coronavirus threatens to crash world economy

Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued a stark warning on Sunday that the world’s ‘fragile’ economic recovery could be...

Osborne decrees huge wage and benefit cuts for the public sector and the poor

CHANCELLOR George Osborne in his Autumn statement was forced to admit failure, that his policies were not working and that he had been forced...

Greek blood money debt bonds for sale!

BANKRUPTED Greece, still up to its neck in debt, is to sell five-year bonds, in the country’s first long-term debt sale since its international...

Tories To Legislate Strike-Breakers Charter!

THE new Business Secretary Sajid Javid said yesterday that there will be ‘significant changes’ to strike laws under the new Tory regime. Under it...

Union leaders offer to save capitalism

BORIS JOHNSON’S address to the nation on Sunday night about ‘relaxing’ the lockdown rules has been widely criticised by the leaders of the Labour...

Kenyan explosion rooted in land theft and the capitalist crisis

KENYA has been convulsed for nearly a week by an uprising of the poor and the landless who have been absolutely pauperised by the...