Editorials

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Get rid of bankrupt capitalism – forward to socialism!

CHANCELLOR Darling flew to the US yesterday to meet with fellow finance ministers, and Federal Treasury Secretary Paulson, for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting. Yesterday...

Oil companies fight to carve up Libya

IT HAS not taken long for the hyenas of the giant oil companies to descend on Libya’s oil and gas resources intent on both...

Blair Instructed Foreign Office To Break The Law

YESTERDAY the Reprieve charity reported that: ‘Previously secret Government memos prove Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the Foreign Office to violate its legal obligation...

Imperialist ‘surge’ in Iraq and Afghanistan = mass slaughter

SIX Iraqi primary schoolchildren have been slaughtered by a US helicopter spraying al-Nedawat village with machine gun fire and hitting a primary school, in...

Defend Palestinians against Israeli military terror!

TEN members of the Palestinian resistance movement, members of the Al-Quds Brigades of Islamic Jihad, were killed in missile attacks by Israeli warplanes in...

Brexit crisis coming to a head – Quit the EU Now – Forward to...

TOMORROW will see the moment of truth for both the Tory and Labour Parties when May’s programme for a Brexit that will leave the...

Mubarak is finished – Forward to the socialist revolution

The regime of Hosni Mubarak is finished, crushed by the millions of workers, middle class, poor and – most importantly – the youth who...

Restore the free NHS! Halt privatisation & kick out the profiteers!

THE House of Commons Select Committee on Health published a report yesterday that set out to legitimise charging for healthcare within the National Health...

We Salute The Heroes Of Paris Who Stood Up To 9,180 Riot Police Who...

IN PARIS, on Saturday, against the advice of the more moderate members of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, 10,000 French workers and youth demonstrated their...

Smith Commission’s anti-working class Trojan Horse

THE Smith Commission has proposed, with the support of all the major parties, that the Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income...

Britain, Germany, Spain And The US Poised On The Brink Of Recession

THE European Commission stated yesterday that the UK, Germany and Spain, key members of the EU, with Germany being the world’s biggest exporter, are...

Big Business To Access NHS Patients Data

IT was disclosed this weekend that by Autumn every high street pharmacy, from the local independent pharmacy right through to the giant supermarket chains...

Build the WRP to deal with the TUC right wing

AT the Trades Union Congress in Brighton this week, delegates have given a relatively timid expression of the determination of millions of workers to...

Industry collapses in UK under impact of capitalist crisis

THE UK economy stagnated with no growth in the last quarter of 2019, according to official figures from the ONS (Office for National Statistics). Gross...

NHS under siege – TUC must act

TORY Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced on June 2nd that the NHS must ‘stop making excuses’ and deliver ‘its side of the bargain’ going...

597 homeless deaths, 130,000 homeless children! Slum landlords and capitalism must be got rid...

FIVE hundred and ninety-seven homeless people died on the streets of Britain last year, up from 482 the year before – in fact homeless...

Stop All Arms Supplies To Israel – Impose Worldwide Trade Boycott

HAMAS has accused Israel of violating the temporary ceasefire on Tuesday. It’s spokesman Moussa Abu Marzouq said on Wednesday that Israel ‘ended the truce...

Workers must force the UK out of the EU on October 31

ON TUESDAY night, MPs voted by 329 to 299 to pass a motion in principle to back Boris Johnson’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill. Almost immediately,...

NHS Staffing Crisis As Wages Are Forced Down And Conditions Worsened

THE shortage of NHS staff in England is worsening official figures show. One in 11 posts is vacant, with the situation particularly bad...

Osborne admits UK capitalism ‘critical’ in 2016-17

IN a speech yesterday and in interviews with the BBC, the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, admitted that, contrary to everything he has said in...

Hands Off Syria – Smash The Gulf Feudal Regimes

THE Syrian government has informed the UN envoy, Kofi Annan, that it will respect the cease fire agreement that it is a party to,...

Ukraine’s ‘Orange’ counter-revolution

UKRAINE’S President Viktor Yushchenko was engaged in desperate talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday in Kazakhstan trying to get a better deal for...

Mass Hospital Closures On The Way

HEALTH Minister Mike O’Brien has responded to the findings of the government-established Care Quality Commission (CQC). This has just claimed that one in eight of...

Revolutionary crisis shaking regimes all over Europe

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

Cameron dreams on while stock markets collapse

IN a radio interview yesterday morning the Tory prime minister, David Cameron, pronounced that the UK economy was seeing a ‘balanced economic recovery.’ All this...

Unite gives its full backing to Labour

LEN McCluskey, addressing the Unite policy conference in Liverpool yesterday, stated that the unions and the NHS face ‘the fight of our lives’ to see...

No Sackings! Re–Nationalise Steel Industry!

STEEL firm Corus, a subsidiary of India’s Tata Steel cut 3,500 jobs yesterday, 2,500 in the UK out of its 24,000 employees here. ...

Carey calls to ‘defend Britain’s Christian identity’

IN a call that will be enthusiastically taken up by the BNP, which champions Christian civilisation, the ex-Archbishop of Canterbury, Carey has urged the...

GM-Magna workers unite! Occupy and nationalise to save jobs!

GM WORKERS are rising up all over Europe against the GM-Magna deal, under which plants in Spain and the UK and Belgium are to...

Jail the Bankers – Nationalise the Banks

WHEN it comes to fraud and stealing vast amounts of money the banks make your average burglar or spiv look like the rank amateurs...

Army Leaks Anti-Iraq War Propaganda

THE leaking of a Ministry of Defence poll commissioned by senior British army officers has acted as an antidote to the fatuous pro-war propaganda...

Universities are for students, not big business!

ALMOST a third of young people (31 per cent) starting at university this autumn are being forced to live with their parents, because they...

SHADOW OF 1930s HANGS OVER BROWN-MERKEL SPLIT

GERMANY’S Finance Minister Steinbruck yesterday attacked the Gordon Brown policy for saving the bankers and capitalists from the crisis, as recklessness itself. He described Labour’s...

UK cannot fight the IS movement that it helped to create!

THE UK’s role in fighting the Islamic State is ‘strikingly modest’ and should be stepped up, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee has...

Johnson suspends Parliament. Leave the EU on 31 October & forward to a workers...

YESTERDAY, the Tory government asked the Queen to suspend Parliament from 10 September, just days after MPs return, for 23 working days until 14...

Brown and unions summoned to rescue Tories from oblivion!

SO dire is the Tory crisis over the EU referendum that Cameron and pro-EU Tories have been forced to ‘step-back’ from the leadership of...

War crimes are OK, as long as they are British!

CORPORAL Donald Payne has just got a minor one year sentence for a war crime after pleading guilty to inhumane treatment of civilian detainees...

Free Kendall-Smith! Stop the war against Iraq!

THE Labour movement must salute the courageous action of Flight-Lieutenant Kendall-Smith who yesterday declared, after a court martial had found him guilty on five...

Hunt trying to assassinate the NHS!

JEREMY HUNT, who did a stint as a very pro-Murdoch Culture Secretary, was reshuffled out of that job and became Health Secretary as a...

Intensifying crisis can only be resolved by world socialist revolution!

SO FAR twelve global banks have been publicly linked to the Libor rate-rigging scandal, and face as much as $22 billion in combined regulatory...

Greek students defeat privatisation attack

THE Greek right-wing government has been forced to withdraw its plans to push through the Greek parliament, an Education Bill, and a revision of...

Ukrainian Right Wing Draws Closer To Nato

THE decision by the Ukrainian government to offer joint use of missile attack and space early warning systems to the Western powers...

Clinton declares war on Putin and on Russia

THE Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the US Secretary of State, Clinton, of giving the Russian right wing – many of them...

Labour Reformism Is Rotten To The Core – The Working Class Needs A Revolutionary...

LABOUR’S defeat in the 2019 general election is a historic one, since its central feature was the way that the safest Labour seats in...

Trump’s trade war with EU & UK accelerates as US seeks to bankrupt its...

THIS WEEK at the World Economic Forum in Davos, US president Donald Trump reignited his trade war with Britain and Europe. On Wednesday Trump vowed...