Editorials

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Full Support For The Ukrainian Workers!

GUNFIRE erupted Sunday morning at a checkpoint, established by workers on the outskirts of the city of Slavyansk in Eastern Ukraine. In the skirmishing, one...

Bourgeois democracy conceals cabinet diktat

THE Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor Straw, on Tuesday, told the House of Commons that he had, as Minister, taken the...

Brown Wants To Introduce Youth Conscription

PRIME Minister Brown on Sunday promised that bringing in a compulsory community service programme for youth will be a part of his next general...

Scandalous Academies!

AN academy chain in London set up by the Tory schools minister Lord Nash is having its education curriculum drawn up by his daughter. The...

Yates Demands A Heavily Armed Paramilitary Police Force!

BRITAIN’S top counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Yates, has demanded that paramilitary police forces be established in the UK, and insists that they...

Renationalise gas and electricity to deal with massive price rises

YESTERDAY British Gas raised its gas and electricity prices by a massive 22 per cent, on top of a 14 per cent mark-up imposed...

Union leaders are refusing to defend jobs in the face of the most vicious...

LAST week it was announced by BAE systems, the private defence company, that the shipbuilding industry was to be closed down in Portsmouth and...

The world’s capitalists quake in their boots as coronavirus shuts down Chinese factories halting...

‘THE WORKSHOP of the world is closed,’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wrote in the Telegraph on Thursday predicting a colossal disaster for capitalism if the massive...

Lansley calls to ‘break down the system’

TORY coalition Health Secretary Andrew Lansley addressed the BMA doctors union conference in Brighton yesterday, telling delegates: ‘Every step we take we must take...

Labour sells out on state education

THE Labour shadow education minister, Stephen Twigg, made a speech yesterday that was billed as ‘wresting’ the initiative on education from the Tories –...

Obama opens up class war front against US workers!

LAST WEEK President Obama, speaking at the Pentagon, told the American people that he was going to open up a new front for the...

BIS warns of new banking ‘catastrophe!’

CAPITALISTS are quaking in their boots at the prospect of the next worldwide banking crash. All eyes are on Italy going the same...

Corbyn is playing the May game!

MONDAY’s speech to the Charity Commission by the unelected Tory prime minister, Theresa May, revealed the weakness of the Tory government and its intense fear...

Nationalise BA – Get Rid Of Work-For-Nothing Capitalism

THE Willie Walsh plan for rescuing BA from the capitalist crisis is quite straightforward. He has gone beyond wage cuts, he wants ‘his’ 40,000...

Trotskyism is the Marxism of today

THIS Sunday’s rally marks the 68th anniversary of the assasination of Leon Trotsky, and the 39 years of the Trotskyist daily paper, first published...

Nato Murders Civilians In Tripoli Air Strikes

IN another night of terror, murder and horror NATO, allegedly making war on Libya to protect civilians from air attack, has been murdering...

Tgwu Leaders Seek To Sell Deal For Gate Gourmet

‘THEY are trying to break our unity. We reject this deal.’ This is what pickets near to the Gate Gourmet plant told News Line...

Scourge of privatisation opens the NHS up to fraud!

ACCORDING to the BBC Panorama programme, broadcast last night, the NHS is being defrauded of £5 billion a year, a massive loss to a...

‘No strategy to deal with crisis’ – ruling class

‘WE HAVE no ability to turn the economy around. When the next recession comes it is going to be deeper and last longer than...

To defend NHS bring down the Tories and nationalise drug companies!

ON Budget Day when the Chancellor is expected to ignore the cash crisis facing the NHS – after the service has suffered massive cuts...

Output Down As Banking Crisis Deepens

THE CBI bosses organisation said yesterday that UK manufacturers expect to reduce output over the next three months, driving another nail into the coffin...

Occupation must end by November 2016!

THE European Court ruled yesterday that Hamas be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, a huge gain for the Palestinian people, after Hamas’ leadership...

US Class Struggle Sharpens

THE TWU Local 100, the New York transit union, is on strike and has picked up the gauntlet flung down by Mayor Bloomberg, the...

Bring Blair before a tribunal says General Rose

THE call by retired General, Sir Michael Rose, for the Prime Minister to be impeached by the Privy Council over the invasion of Iraq...

Inflation Surges As Bosses Slash Wages And Jobs

THE government revealed yesterday that inflation shot up in December with CPI inflation reaching 3.7% (up from 3.3%), and the RPI rate, which...

US–UK organising a long and bloody war in Afghanistan/Pakistan

THERE are currently more than 70,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan under Nato command. The Obama administration plans to send in an additional 21,000 troops. 12,000...

Spain follows Greece with mass strikes against austerity

SPANISH Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist Party government scraped through Parliament its 15bn euro (£13bn) austerity package, by 169 votes to 168,...

French revolution – spreading throughout Europe

FRANCE has been shaken for the past six months by an eruption of anger by the education trade unions and by student and school...

Crocodile Tears At The Security Council Over Syria!

THE UN Security Council has condemned the truck bomb attacks that killed at least 55 people and wounded almost 400 in the Syrian capital,...

Gate Gourmet workers defend the right to picket – now TGWU must make strike...

YESTERDAY, the determination and militancy of the 670 Gate Gourmet locked-out workers forced the High Court judiciary to acknowledge that they did indeed have...

World Capitalist Crisis Driving World Revolution

The US economy is at the centre of the worldwide capitalist economic crisis. It is in slump, with major industries, such as the motor car...

Keep Tories Out – Forward To Socialism!

THE UK capitalist economy is staggering along the bottom with a three month ‘growth’ to show, from January to March, of 0.2 per cent. The...

Nut Warns Over Free Schools And Academies

COMMENTING on the latest Education at a Glance report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Christine Blower, General Secretary of the...

Capitalism being torn to shreds by coronavirus – forward to world socialist revolution

CORONAVIRUS sent the world’s stock markets crashing when they opened yesterday morning, with £100 billion wiped off the value of London’s top listed companies. Leading...

PLO US office victory – Now forward to the independent state of Palestine

THE TRUMP administration performed an abrupt U-turn last week when it reversed a decision made just the week before to close the diplomatic mission...

Japanese Imperialists Flex Their Muscles

JAPANESE Nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just been re-elected and has immediately begun a drive to prepare for war against China and North...

Ashdown – Not Wanted In Afghanistan

FOLLOWING the recent expulsion by the Afghan puppet government of two British diplomats – they were carrying out secret negotiations with the Taleban in...

Trade unions must take action to defend the NHS

AS far as the NHS is concerned the vultures are now gathering for the kill. On Monday, News Line publicised a leaked e-mail ...

Pharmaceutical companies exploit the sick for profit – expropriate them now!

THE LATEST scandal over the obscene profits of giant pharmaceutical companies emerged this week with the news that campaigners are demanding that the Tory...

Cameron grovels before Chinese president

TODAY sees the start of a three-day visit to Britain by the Chinese president Xi Jinping, a visit that has seen the British ruling...

NHS bed & staffing crisis is a ‘Grenfell Tower waiting to happen’ – Call...

THE NUMBER of NHS beds has halved in the last 30 years and proposals to slash bed numbers even further will make the ‘NHS a...

Rajapakse And His Backers Will Not Defeat The Tamil People

YESTERDAY the imperialist-backed Rajapakse regime was claiming to have killed the LTTE leadership, including Velupillai Prabakaran, and that the struggle is now over. Its...

Stock markets crash as ‘contagion’ from Turkish currency collapse spreads to world banks

Last Friday the Turkish currency, the lira, crashed spectacularly, dropping as much as 16% relative to the dollar – it lost a third of...

PM May woos Labour’s right wing!

ON THE eve of the Tory Party Conference, with the party split from stem to stern over Brexit, Tory leaders have announced that they...

Defend The Post Office! Stop Royal Mail Privatisation!

THE CWU revealed yesterday that 9,360 post offices will close once Royal Mail is privatised and the inter-business agreement with the Post Office is...