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EU torn apart by Covid pandemic – forward to Socialist United States of...

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THE DEADLY third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is ripping the EU apart over vaccinations and lockdowns. In Germany, with 9,549 new cases and 180...

Massive strike action by US workers demands $15 an hour nationwide!

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FAST food workers in 15 cities across America came out on strike on Tuesday demanding a nationwide $15 minimum wage, union recognition rights and...

What a carry on up the Shatt al-Arab!

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THE government was completely undone yesterday after the Secretary of Defence Des Browne firmly bolted the stable door well after all the military horses...

Jobs For Youth – Smash The Cheap Labour Economy

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Youth unemployment is now higher than it was in 1997, with 702,000 young people aged 16-24 jobless, according to official figures released just before...

British army – out of control and out of its depth

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AFTER the disgraceful episode, where not one soldier or officer was found guilty of the murder of Baha Mousa, the attempt to sanitise the...

Dempsey’s Five Deadly Options

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THE US chief of staff, General Dempsey, has written an Open Letter to the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, Carl Levin, about the...

Labour Puts Migrants In Chains

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YESTERDAY THE BBC repeated throughout the day film of a police and immigration officials raid on a chicken factory in Derbyshire, to which the...

Close the EU’s concentration camps!

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THE agreement between the EU and Turkey on dealing with the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing imperialist-inspired wars in the Middle East has...

Disband The Police Death Squads!

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THE fact that armed police used internationally banned dum dum bullets, seven of which splintered, expanded and exploded inside the head of Jean Charles...

Comet collapse and private equity

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Last Friday the administrator brought in to wind down the collapsed electrical retailer chain Comet announced that 330 staff would be made redundant with...

Cable threatens unions – answer with Indefinite general strike

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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...

The rich are much richer and the poor are much poorer under 21st century...

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BRITAIN’S richest people have never been richer having cornered £520bn between them, says the Sunday Times Rich List. The 26th annual Sunday Times Rich...

Imperialism Playing With Syrian Fire

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SYRIA’S Ba’athist leader Bashar al-Assad has warned that Western action against his country will cause an ‘earthquake’ that will ‘burn the whole region’, and...

Workers march in London! Time to call general strike!

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YESTERDAY, steelworkers were marching for their jobs to parliament, defending an industry that is being deliberately destroyed, while university lecturers were taking the first...

ONLY a Socialist revolution can provide a future for workers and youth!

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TORY chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled his latest attempt to resuscitate British capitalism in the midst of a crisis that has destroyed the economic...

Israel calls for Iran to be expelled from the United Nations

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THE Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. He also said that ‘a world without the...

Miliband is a fraud!

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ED Miliband’s speech to the National Policy Forum was devoted to the theme that Labour, while ‘going beyond’ the completely discredited open worship of...

Mandelson to read last rites for GM Luton – workers must occupy the plant...

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BUSINESS Secretary Peter Mandelson – who did not lift a finger to save the LDV van factory from administration, to which it was consigned...

EU rights court sends UK citizens to US ‘supermax’ prisons!

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THE European Court of Human Rights has backed the extradition of five men from the UK to the US which intends to put them...

Crisis of US economy deepens and UK follows suit!

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THE US economy has seen 7.6 million jobs destroyed since the US and worldwide slump began, and then deepened, after the crash of the...

Workers of the world unite in the struggle for socialism!

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THE UK authorities issued National Insurance numbers to 713,000 overseas workers in the year to April 2007. The WRP and the News Line are pleased...

Brown brings back Mandelson to fight the trade unions

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WITH the financial storm clouds starting to burst around him, Prime Minister Brown has established with his cabinet reshuffle that he means every word...

America Getting Ready For Revolution!

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

Eurozone meltdown!

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THE European Central Bank (ECB) monthly policy meeting took place in Naples last Thursday under riot conditions. While Europe’s financial movers and shakers met in...

Israel to build rail link into West Bank

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IT IS well known that the desire of the Zionist ruling class in Israel to expand the area under its rule is unquenchable, and...

Argentina Warns UK Against Militarising The South Atlantic

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ARGENTINA is to raise the UK militarisation of the Malvinas Islands (Falklands) at the United Nations. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner...

Bulgarians Hit Out At Cameron

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THE President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, has correctly rebuked Tory leader Cameron for peddling nationalism and isolationism. It is ironic that the UK – which...

Israeli Fury At Palestinian Unity!

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PALESTINIAN president, Mahmud Abbas, and Hamas leader, Khaled Mishaal, yesterday signed the Palestinian Unity Agreement in Cairo, putting an end to the split in...

May wants to rip up the basic rights of the working class! Put her...

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IN the seven short weeks since Tory Prime Minister Theresa May announced out of the blue that she was calling a snap general election,...

Revolutionary crisis shaking regimes all over Europe

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GERMAN Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy on Saturday decreed that the preservation of the euro required a 70bn euro currency reserve fund and...

Israel is preparing new Lebanese war

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ISRAEL’S armed forces commander, Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz, speaking to Israeli High School pupils last week, asked and answered a question rooted in the current...

Blind leading the blind at BofE!

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A MONTH before the start of the 2007 financial crash, the Bank of England was completely unaware of the impending biggest disaster in the...

OECD says UK rates must rise to 3.5 per cent in 2011

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THE OECD said yesterday that state indebtedness, and rapidly growing inflation is threatening to bring down the entire banking system. Its secretary general, Angel Gurria,...

Hands Off Syria – To ‘End The Cruelty And Carnage’

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THE heads of five major UN agencies have issued a joint appeal to the international community, a code phrase for the imperialist...

Deepening crisis means revolution in the UK and Ireland

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THE amount of new public sector borrowing in the UK hit a record of £15.9bn for August. This is £1.8 billion higher than in...

Brown orders troop retreat from Basra City

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BRITISH troops retreated from Basra City, quitting their base in the Presidential Palace on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab waterway in the dead...

Abolish student loans and debt, and restore grants!

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LAST Monday the coalition government’s drive to privatise every single public service and completely smash up the welfare state took yet another grotesque turn...

Celebrate the Centenary of the Russian Revolution! Forward to the victory of the...

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THE rally this Sunday will not just celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution. It will be a clarion call for workers to...

No socialist programme for Corbyn!

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LABOUR leader Corbyn was full of confidence as he opened his campaign to be re-elected as leader of the Labour Party yesterday. He said:...

The Stalinist theory of one country with two social systems has encouraged the...

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THE EVENTS in Hong Kong over the past month have seen thousands of people storming the Hong Kong parliament and raising the Union Jack...

Blair on holiday – Commissioner Blair is in charge

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HOME Secretary Clarke is currently on holiday, after the Prime Minister insisted that he should not bow to public pressure and cancel it, as...

The fight to free Palestine is inseparable from the British socialist revolution!

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IN response to a pledge by US President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Palestinian ambassador to the United...

Parliament turns a blind eye to the mass slaughter and starvation of tens of...

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THE reconstituted House of Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC), made up of members of four select committees – Business, Innovation and Skills,...

Trade unions must take action to stop A&E closures!

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IN an attempt to shift the blame for the crisis in the NHS away from the massive cuts inflicted on it by the Tory-led...

Trade Unions Must Take Action Alongside The Junior Doctors!

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TODAY’S strike by junior doctors has the support of 100% of workers across the country. They are not fooled by all the Tory propaganda that...