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Renationalise the Royal Mail – new leadership required for CWU

THE full price for the capitulation of the CWU leadership over the privatisation of Royal Mail is now rapidly emerging. The union, which halted...

World Trembles At Prospect Of US Rate Rise!

JAMES Bullard, the head of the St Louis Fed, told a recent City Week Forum in London that investors are far too complacent and...

Blair stands by 90 days internment as Clarke negotiates its defeat

PRIME Minister Blair stands convinced that 90-days internment without charge is not just desirable but is absolutely indispensable for satisfying the Metropolitan Police’s minimum...

NHS more popular than ever despite Tory propaganda campaign

A SURVEY by the polling company Ipsos MORI has revealed that the NHS is more popular amongst workers and the middle classes than those...

FBU anger mounting – strike action on the way!

FIREFIGHTERS risk their lives every time they are called out. They never know what they are going to have to tackle, and often do...

CWU nationwide industrial action deadline on July 2

THE CWU Conference last Wednesday backed two emergency motions from the postal executive calling on the government to remove the threat of privatisation, facilitate...

Tories Plan To Bomb Syria And Send Troops To Libya

NEWS LINE congratulates the German workers who have given a big welcome to the Syrian and other refugees who have shown such an indomitable...

Banking disaster overshadows Brown-Darling budget

BLACKSTONE, the world’s biggest private equity capitalist raider, has reported a collapse in its profits in the last three months...

General Strike to defend the NHS!

On the eve of its annual conference the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has produced damning evidence that explodes the lies that the savage...

Europe Is Rising Up!

YESTERDAY millions of workers across Europe took strike action against the austerity programmes of ‘their’ bosses, bankers and governments. These programmes are creating millions...

Royal Mail getting ready for New Year war!

BRENDAN Barber has won another battle honour from the employers. His first was at Gate Gourmet, which publicly congratulated him on its website for the...

Pensioners being lined up for Tory austerity attack

A NEW report by The Resolution Foundation think-tank on pensions and pensioners is nothing more than a clarion call for pensions to be cut...

Imperialists Drive To Break Up Iraq

THERE can be only one gainer from a civil war in Iraq, that will lead to the breaking up of the country into three...

Action Needed Now Over Housing Crisis!

HOMELESSNESS among households in England has risen by 54 per cent since 2010 – rising annually every year – shows the latest report by...

Stop Hospital Closures – Halt NHS Privatisation

THAT the record £2.1 billion NHS surplus should coincide with press headlines that the NHS is at breaking point is no accident. The winter has...

Hezbollah unites the Arab masses against Zionism and imperialism

THERE is not the slightest doubt about it – Hezbollah’s military action in the Shabaa Farms area of the disputed border with Israel, showed...

Tuc Leaders Are Betraying The Working Class

THE 150,000 workers who turned out in London on Saturday, as well as the thousands in Glasgow and Belfast, represent a massive change...

Put Blair On Trial!

THE Fern Britton interview with Tony Blair on the BBC yesterday, squashed all of the notions that are being peddled that Blair was just...

Shooting at the UK’s Afghan Sandhurst!

THE ‘row’ that left an Afghan officer cadet dead and three NATO troops injured at the UK-established ‘Sandhurst in the Sand’ in Helmand province...

After November 5th rout build new leadership in the FBU

THE News Line salutes the London FBU membership which has stood firm in its defence of terms and conditions against a pre-planned massive onslaught...

Assad is ready for a national referendum for Syrians to decide on their...

CURRENTLY parallel with the peace talks in Astana, uninvited Turkish and US forces are operating in Syria in a move to attempt...

Bosses seek abolition of trade unions – answer attack with general strike

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has proposed a 24-point plan to the Tory-led coalition government to save British capitalism. Central to their ‘blueprint for growth’ is...

Rejoice – Syrian forces on the outskirts of Palmyra!

THE Fars news agency has reported that ‘At approximately 11:45pm (Damascus Time) on Tuesday night, the Syrian Army’s “Tiger Forces”, backed by Hezbollah, the...

Asian-US Axis Against China!

US President, Barak Obama, returned last week from a tour of Asian countries designed to put military flesh on US imperialism’s ‘Asian Pivot’. This military...

Gangster capitalism emerges at House of Commons committee!

THE ex-chief executive of British Home Stores (BHS), Darren Topp, told a parliamentary committee yesterday morning that the former owner of BHS, Dominic Chappell,...

Gates and Rice go calling on Putin

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin threatened on Friday in talks with top US administration officials, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defence Secretary Robert Gates,...

US Ruling Class Forced To Nationalise Bankrupt Mortgage Giants

THE nationalisation of the Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac mortgage finance companies by the ultra right wing Bush administration is a forced admission of...

Brown and Blair – two sides of the same coin

WITH Blair’s political reputation destroyed by the Iraq war, and the massive resistance to his attack on the Welfare State, and with the media...

Organise a general strike for the nationalisation of plants facing closure!

ECONOMIC activity declined by 0.8 per cent over the three months to the end of June, a fall of 5.6 per cent in Gross...

Nationalise Honda, Nissan, Vauxhalls and the steel industry to defeat trade war closures!

HONDA yesterday issued a closure statement in which Katsushi Inoue, Chief Officer for European Regional Operations, Honda Motor Co. Ltd., and President of Honda...

Keep out the Tories – bring down the Blair-Brown government! Forward to socialism!

LABOUR was routed in Thursday’s regional and council elections losing by late yesterday afternoon 454 councillors and eight councils in England, while it lost...

TGWU stops BAA strike while Virgin says get other jobs!

THE TGWU leadership, (now sheltering under the Unite label) has once again dropped a decision by its members to take strike action to...

Victory to the South African socialist revolution!

Public sector unions in South Africa, supported by the whole of the working class, are in conflict with the ANC government over a decent...

The Deputy Prime Minister resigns, but the May government is allowed to continue!

ON WEDNESDAY PM May was finally forced to sack her Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green following an inquiry by officials from the Cabinet Office...

320 children were slaughtered by Israel in Gaza War

ISRAEL’S military onslaught on Gaza, where it not only used massive bombs and missiles but banned cluster bombs and white phosphorus weapons, killed 1,387...

Defeat US-Saudi war provocations in the Gulf – Victory to Iran!

A SPOKESMAN from Iran’s Foreign Ministry yesterday warned of a ‘conspiracy by ill-wishers’ to blame Iran for an imperialist provocation, the ‘sabotage’ of four...

Victory to Syria – down with imperialism and Stalinism!

THE Syrian war has reached a ‘stalemate’ and President Bashar al-Assad’s government will call for a ceasefire at the Geneva conference on the state’s...

Netanyahu’s ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ – He Still Faces Criminal Charges And The Palestinian Revolution

ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed a ‘huge win’ in a vote that challenged his leadership of the Likud party. Netanyahu secured 72.5%...
Brian Haw holding the photograph of an infant victim of the continuing war in Afghanistan – the baby was one of triplets

Iraq – Time For Britain To Cut And Run

SATURDAY’S engagement in Basra was a serious one for British imperialism. One Lynx helicopter was lost, shot down by a Strella missile and five British...

Well done BA cabin crew – Now Unite must use its full strength on...

AT Gatwick and at Heathrow on Sunday morning pickets got tremendous support from passing motorists, coaches and lorries, and fellow airport workers. The lines of...

Build the Revolutionary Leadership – Forward to the Socialist Revolution!

THE MASSIVE vote of over 17 million workers and youth to leave the EU on March 29th has driven the ruling class and its...

IRA gives up armed struggle to join the democrats

‘All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. ‘All Volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programmes...

Obama Dumps Two-State Solution!

PROPONENTS of the two-state solution to Palestine, that is the creation of two separate states, Israel and Palestine through peaceful negotiations, with East Jerusalem...

After Iraq Debacle – Bush Plans To Attack Iran

THE US President, George W Bush said on Friday: ‘All options are on the table,’ adding that he had not ruled out the option...

Obama’s Amnesty For Torturers – ‘They Were Just Obeying Orders’

CENTRAL Intelligence Agency employees who tortured people in the Guantanamo Bay and Bagram Bay US concentration camps as terrorist suspects held without charge or...