Editorials

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Myanmar workers and youth on the path to armed revolution to overthrow military junta

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THE MYANMAR embassy in London was taken over by representatives of the country’s military junta on Wednesday with the previous Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn...

A general strike to kick out the Tories and bring in socialism will end...

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THIS WEEK, the boss of British Gas, Chris O’Shea, sent letters to 7,500 of its service engineers informing them that on Wednesday 14 April...

Workers must support Russia and China as Biden threatens new war!

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AS THE world crisis of the capitalist system deepens, the US under President Joe Biden is preparing for a new world war. Biden is...

Corporations and businesses face bankruptcy across UK & Europe as loan defaults double in...

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A WAVE of companies across the UK and the rest of Europe will be forced into bankruptcy as new figures show that the default...

Police officer charged as a neo-Nazi recruiter! Another probed for ‘raping policewomen’. Disband the...

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A METROPOLITAN Police officer is facing jail after acting as a recruiter for a banned neo-Nazi terrorist group. PC Benjamin Hannam, from Edmonton in...

Derisory increase in minimum wage wiped out by inflation!

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APPROXIMATELY 2 million low paid workers will be covered by the increase in the national minimum wage that came into effect yesterday. Under this increase...

EU torn apart by Covid pandemic – forward to Socialist United States of...

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THE DEADLY third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is ripping the EU apart over vaccinations and lockdowns. In Germany, with 9,549 new cases and 180...

Grenfell survivors want jail sentences for those responsible for the fire!

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LAWYERS for victims of the Grenfell fire have indicted the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council, which owned the Grenfell tower block, and...

Defeat paramilitary policing in UK with socialist revolution

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THOUSANDS of workers and young people in cities throughout the country, peacefully protesting against the Tory Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, were met...

PM Johnson signs up for US President Biden’s anti-China crusade!

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DURING a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday, US President Biden proposed that Johnson adopt and join his anti-China crusade, to...

Desperate UK Tories seeking to curry favour with President Biden by imposing sanctions on...

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CHINA has imposed sanctions on nine UK citizens – including five MPs for spreading ‘lies and disinformation’ about the country. This is China’s very minor...

Lesson of the Shrewsbury Appeal victory and Mittings inquiry – capitalist state must...

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ON WEDNESDAY the leaders of 12 of the largest and most prominent trade unions issued a letter demanding immediate action to ensure transparency in...

Johnson blurts out that greed is ‘good’ for capitalism

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IN A VIDEO call with Tory backbenchers on Tuesday night, prime minister Boris Johnson boasted that capitalist greed was responsible for the UK’s vaccination...

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...