Editorials

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Brown to rescue banks by slashing wages and jobs!

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CHANCELLOR Darling has followed up his appearance before the bankers at the Mansion House on Wednesday night, where he pledged that wage rises would...

Put Cameron, Hague and Obama on trial, and free Assange!

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ACCORDING to William Hague, the Tory Foreign Minister and Acting Prime Minister, Britain has a ‘legal obligation’ to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to...

Work till you drop for the working class

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LORD Turner, the ex-CBI boss, is proposing that workers work a number of extra years before they take the state pension. Turner says that...

Brown Favours Bush’s ‘New World Order’

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CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has spoken of the need for a ‘new world order’. He is not embarrassed that this is what President Clinton and...

After April 24: Defeat pay cuts with an extended general strike!

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TENS of thousands of teachers, college lecturers and civil servants are striking today against government-imposed pay cuts. As a result of the action by the...
A coachload of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers came to the TGWU’s London headquarters to speak with TGWU National Secretary Brendan Gold about his betrayal of the locked out workers

US workers need revolutionary leadership

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A CRISIS, with the most revolutionary implications for the working class, is erupting in the US, with GM, the world’s biggest motorcar producer announcing...

Tory austerity hits poorest the hardest, time to kick them out!

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A STUDY produced yesterday by the Centre for Cities think tank highlights the reality of Tory austerity cuts that have fallen on the backs...

Political Revolution In Kyrgyzstan

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THE Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, spoke by phone Thursday with the new interim leader in Kyrgyzstan whose ‘peoples government’ has been placed in...

Baha Mousa – British Army Torture Inquiry Opens

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was kept with other Iraqis under the control of British troops, and with the knowledge of their officers and various intelligence officials. They were systematically...

Johnson moves to put the skids under Prescott

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THE Blairite cabinet, faced with the working class rejecting Blair, his war on Iraq, his onslaught on the Welfare State, and with popular revulsion...
Alex pereira, cousin of Jean de Menezes, speaking at the News Line Anniversary rally last November

The British government is the real criminal

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DEFENCE Secretary John Reid yesterday appealed to people to be very slow to condemn British troops for the atrocities being committed in...
A lively delegation of Gate Gourmet locked-out workers outside the TGWU offices in Hillingdon yesterday morning

Heathrow Battlefield

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TONY Woodley, the TGWU general secretary, commenting on the sacking of one of the leading members of the TGWU by BA yesterday, and the...

EU heads for economic collapse and revolution

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ON Thursday the heads of the Eurozone met in emergency session in a desperate attempt to head off Greek state bankruptcy leading to the...

Rice calls for US-Africa open markets deal

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THE US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is currently touring Africa, putting forward the US plan to establish free trade and open markets with...

Disband the EU – forward to a Socialist United States of Europe

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THE latest attempt to advance, by sleight of hand, to a united capitalist state of the European Union for the benefit of the...

US attacks Iran, Russia and China

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IRAN has responded with a heroic defiance to the new economic sanctions imposed by the US ruling class that target its military defence, the...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers at a lobby of the Hillingdon TGWU office earlier this month

Occupy Peugeot! Build a new leadership in the unions!

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LEADERS of the trade unions said they were shocked by PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s announcement on Tuesday that it is closing its Ryton factory in Coventry,...

‘Put an end to capitalism’ to solve the food crisis

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WITH another 100 million people no longer able to afford the food they need to live, two international meetings were underway in London and...

Imperialist aggression is the roots of terrorism

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PRIME Minister Blair yesterday said that there is to be more new repressive legislation, on top of the huge powers that the government and...

UK ‘control orders’ are illegal says EU rights body

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EVEN the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles has condemned the issuing of control orders by the British Home Secretary as...

1917 Revolution Is On Putin’s Mind

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YESTERDAY President Putin put himself forward not just as the defender of Russian speakers in Ukraine, but as the Guardian of Order in the...

King wanted to print even more paper money!

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WHEN the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided two weeks ago to print £50 billion more for its stimulus programme binge, the City, which was...

Bma Oppose Health Rationing

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‘We are not against improving patient referral standards, but we are opposed to referral management to cut costs and ration treatment,’ British Medical Association...
The head of the London march in Whitehall shortly after setting off from Parliament Square

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

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THE Labour Government’s Defence Secretary, John Reid, declared yesterday that sending six Warrior tanks to demolish the wall of a prison compound in Basra,...

Millions denied NHS dental care under Labour

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IT IS estimated that 7.4 million people in England and Wales have not been to a National Health Service dentist since April 2006, because...

Barber’s two ‘big worries’, the crisis of capitalism and workers’ anger!

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BRENDAN Barber the TUC general secretary in his New Year message confesses that he has two ‘big worries’ for the year 2008. He...

Desperate Tories frantically witchhunt Corbyn – put them out on June 8th!

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WITH just ten days to go before voting takes place in Theresa May’s snap general election the Tories are in a state of acute...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

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THE Afghan ‘government’ has called for a rethink of the US-led fight against the Taleban, after heavy casualties to civilians caused by US air...

Afghan crisis – more combat troops to be sent

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THE British government’s Defence Secretary, Des Browne, said yesterday that he would be making a statement to the House of Commons as soon as...

US closes Yemen embassy

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THE US emphasised that it had gone to war on the territory of the Yemen yesterday, by closing its embassy in the Yemeni...
Doctors angrily demonstrate outside Downing Street on friday against new regulations that discriminate against Commonwealth doctors training in Britain

Peugeot, the NHS and pensions

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THE crisis of capitalism is now erupting in Britain with massive force. The government has declared that the bankrupt capitalist system cannot afford final salary...

Never mind the claimants – use lie detectors on the politicians

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

British imperialism being cut down to size by the crisis

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BRITISH imperialism, at the height of its power and even up to the 1930s, had at its heart the dictum of sea power, that...

CWU Reps demand action while the leaders equivocate

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THE two-day national meeting of postal workers representatives at the union’s Policy Forum this week demonstrated that CWU members have gone way beyond their...

State Department rubbishes ‘ignorant’ Blair

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A POLITICALLY ‘sick’ Prime Minister Blair was yesterday delivered another major blow, this time at the hands of the US State Department, when...

With Dick’s Promotion The Capitalist State Shows It Is The Boss

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COMMANDER Cressida Dick is to become a deputy assistant commissioner, the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) announced on Tuesday. On July 22 2005 Dick was in...

British Army Is Defeated In Southern Iraq

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US Intelligence officials have told the ‘Washington Post’ that the British army has been defeated in southern Iraq, and specifically in the second city...

IRAQ – MILLI0NS AT RISK FROM foul WATER, FIVE YEARS AFTER THE 2003 INVASION

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THE International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a damning report that millions of Iraqis’ lives are threatened by foul water and diseases...

Russian & Chinese Stalinists support US threats against Iran

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THE Chinese and Russian representatives at a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and Germany on...

Renationalise railways or regime change says ASLEF

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ASLEF is the first trade union to call for ‘regime change’, a change in the leadership of the Labour government if it continues to...

30th anniversary of Malvinas war – reject imperialist war hysteria

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Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the Malvinas (Falklands) war, a war involving a tiny island with a population in 1982 of less than...

Bush, Blair Admit Stupidity And Incompetence

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PRESIDENT Bush and Premier Blair have admitted their chronic incompetence over the prosecution of the war in Iraq, and have appealed to the rest...

The US and NATO are behind Georgia’s ‘declaration of war’

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AS the Russian government explained yesterday, the attack by Georgia on South Ossetia was expected, was well prepared and was a declaration of war,...

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

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ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

Baa And Virgin Air Industry Workers Are Ready For Action

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NEWS LINE sends its greetings and full support to the British Airports Authority workers who have decided to take strike action at seven major...