Editorials

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One year since the first Covid-19 lockdown on 23 March 2020!

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ON 23 March 2020, Boris Johnson outlined measures to stop the spread of Covid-19, with a series of stop-go lockdowns. Since then, of the major...

Time to dump capitalism in the ‘dustbin of history’ along with Labour leader Starmer!

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LEN McCLUSKEY, general secretary of the Unite union, said that Labour Party leader Keir Starmer faces being ‘dumped into the dustbin of history’ in...

Disband The Met Police – Get Rid Of UK Capitalism – Forward With The...

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THE latest available statistics give an indication of just how diseased the Metropolitan Police is, and just how great the need is for it...

With UK debt at £2.13tn, BofE is set to let inflation rip!

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THE DECREPIT state of British capitalism has been exposed for all to see. There is borrowing at an all-time high, industry is shutting down,...

Ex-Tory minister reveals police spies reported directly to Tory government!

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ON TUESDAY, Norman Tebbit, former Tory minister in the government of Margaret Thatcher, proudly announced that while he was employment secretary from 1981-83 he...

Victory for Uber workers – now end the gig economy for good with socialist...

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THE LARGE taxi app company Uber announced yesterday it would start treating over 70,000 of its drivers in the UK as employed workers entitled...

PM Johnson wants a nuclear rearmament drive to confront China!

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WITH Britain in a major economic and political crisis the Johnson government is not only preparing for a war with the UK working class,...

Bank of England has no tools to prevent capitalism crashing – socialist revolution is...

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ANDREW Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England, used an interview on the BBC yesterday to once again insist that British capitalism is...

SACK Police Commissioner Dick! Disband the Met Police force and bring in a...

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WITH its dispersal of the vigil at Clapham Common Bandstand on Saturday, where thousands of people were peacefully paying their last respects to the...

Decade of Tory NHS cuts has disabled the NHS! 4.6m now wait for operations....

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THE SURGE in coronavirus cases in January hit key services including cancer and even routine surgery, NHS England figures released on Thursday exposed. Over the...

Collapse of Greensill Capital – another Lehman Brothers crisis!

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THE COLLAPSE of Greensill Capital, a finance company which acted as a massive lender to companies, has sent shock waves throughout the UK steel...

Bill launched to stamp down on protests! Fight war on workers with all out...

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ON TUESDAY, the Tories unveiled The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to stamp down on protests and give the police, courts and the...

Unions must occupy the steel industry to save thousands of jobs! Bring down the...

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GREENSILL Capital, the biggest lender to crisis-ridden steel magnate Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, collapsed into administration yesterday. It has gone bust, and 5,000 steel...

TUC unites with bosses to plead with Tories for aviation bail-out rather than fight...

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YESTERDAY the TUC joined with aviation bosses and Heathrow management in a joint statement calling for the Tories to ‘protect the UK’s vital aviation...

Time to drive the Tories out! TUC must call a general strike to give...

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AFTER the Tory insult of a 1% pay offer to the heroic health workers, the working class and youth are boiling with anger and...

Tories have insulted NHS workers by ‘rewarding’ them with a 1% ‘pay rise’. ...

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NURSES, midwives and NHS workers around the country are enraged by the Tory plan set out in the Chancellor’s budget to ‘reward’ them with...

International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli war crimes against Palestinians

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THE chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, confirmed on Wednesday that the ICC has opened a formal investigation into war...

Sunak Budget to prepare for mass unemployment and austerity war on workers

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MANY of the measures announced in yesterday’s Budget by Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak had been widely publicised in the run up to his appearance...

Sarkozy sentenced to three years for corruption – Cameron still evades justice!

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FRENCH ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, for corruption. He was convicted of trying to...

Myanmar – bloody military crackdown exposes weakness of the junta!

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THE WEEKEND saw the bloodiest crackdown by the Myanmar military dictatorship when police and soldiers opened fire on demonstrators killing at least 18 and...

Biden begins his presidency with a missile attack on Syria and a refusal to...

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PRESIDENT Biden has begun his presidency with a cowardly missile attack on Syria and a shameful wooing, in the most hypocritical manner possible, of...

TUC calls on Sunak for a ‘workers’ budget’! Trade Union & Labour leaders need...

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THE LEADERSHIP of the Trade Union Congress, a body which includes 6.4 million workers and has the power to shut the entire country down...

Tory split emerges with demands on Johnson for a budget that makes war on...

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IN ADVANCE of the budget next week, former Tory chancellor Philip Hammond delivered a shot across the bows of the Tory government with a...

World debt is leading to hyper-inflation and a socialist revolution!

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AN ARTICLE in Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph by its chief economics commentator, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, highlighted the inevitable consequences following the massive amount of borrowing carried...

Unemployment rises to 5.1% as the Tories and bosses move to fire millions...

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THE UK’s unemployment figure rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, a five-year high, official figures from the Office for National Statistics...

Myanmar working class intervene with powerful general strike to bring down Military Junta!

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MYANMAR (formerly called Burma) was brought to a halt yesterday as hundreds of thousands of workers and youth answered the call for a general...

While Israel Lifts Its Lockdown, The Palestinian People Are Dying In Droves!

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THE PALESTINIAN Authority’s Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities are maintaining the unfair policy of medical negligence of...

Grenfell fire and corona pandemic underline that under capitalism life is cheap! Overthrow...

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THE GRENFELL inquiry has heard from the bosses of both the insulation and the cladding companies that produced the flammable material installed on the...

Bankers warn of global debt time bomb. Socialist revolution is the only answer

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THIS WEEK, the global banking body, the Institute of International Finance (IIF), revealed that global debt had shot up to an eye-watering $281 trillion...

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...

London Bus Workers To Strike – Fighting Against Massive Wage Cuts And Zero Hours...

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LONDON bus passengers should give their full support to London bus workers as they prepare for massive strike actions in the capital called by...

Tories split over reopening – time to bring them down

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THE SPLIT within the Tory Party over ending the coronavirus lockdown broke out in the open at the weekend when Tory Foreign Secretary Dominic...

Trump defeats second impeachment bid and vows to continue with ‘Make America Great...

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EX-PRESIDENT Donald Trump has welcomed his impeachment acquittal on the charge of ‘inciting insurrection’, saying, his political movement ‘to Make America Great Again’ has...

Tories seek to smash NHS up into 42 pieces! Entire working class must strike...

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TORY Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the new government White Paper in Parliament on Thursday pushing a complete reorganisation of the...

Greek students erupt against state controlling universities with riot police

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GREEK students fought a pitched battle with riot police in Athens on Wednesday as the Greek parliament debated new laws to station security personnel...

Unite plays ‘vital’ role for bosses in selling out fight for jobs!

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UNITE yesterday launched a ‘learning hub, to improve employability’ for its members at Heathrow airport. Announcing the launching of this ‘learning hub@heathrow’, Unite stated that...

80 MPs and members of the House of Lords urge Foreign Secretary Raab to...

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OVER 80 British parliamentarians representing all parties, in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, on February 8th wrote in a...

Myanmar – working class intervene with national strikes to bring down military dictatorship

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WORKERS across Myanmar (formally Burma) came out on a nationwide general strike yesterday demanding the overthrow of the military dictatorship which was imposed last...

International Criminal Court Has Jurisdiction Over Israeli War Crimes In Palestine!

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THE International Criminal Court ruled on Friday that it has jurisdiction over war crimes and atrocities committed in the Palestinian territories and can thus...

Biden has China and Russia in his sights! End imperialist wars by putting an...

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THROWING TRUMP’S ‘America First’ economic policy out the window, the new US administration under President Biden is reinstating the interventionist policies which dominated during...

EU banker Draghi imposed as Italian Prime Minister in desperate attempt to prevent a...

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BANKRUPT Italian capitalism moved on Tuesday night to cement the dictatorship of the bankers over the country when the president Sergio Mattarela unilaterally appointed...

TUC leaders collaborate with bosses to try and keep the working class from kicking...

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YESTERDAY, the TUC joined forces with the leaders of top business groups to beg Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the furlough scheme for...

Confident Of US Support Israeli Terrorists Kill Three Palestinian Youths And Torture Five Others!

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ISRAELI forces have shot and killed three young Palestinians during overnight raids on several areas of the occupied West Bank. Two of the victims lost...

Military in Myanmar dump Aung San Suu Kyi for civil war against Burma’s ...

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N THE early hours of Monday the military in Myanmar (formerly called Burma) seized power in a coup that saw the country’s leader Aung...

EU was ready to risk scrapping Good Friday Agreement to get ahead in the...

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THAT the Covid-19 pandemic world crisis has sharpened the contradictions of the capitalist system to the point of vaccine wars and revolutionary explosions is...