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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,...

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...

Not a very British revolution – just another attempt at a bourgeois coup

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THAT an ex-SAS officer from the 1970s, with current military-police commissioner connections through his succession of security businesses, as well as ‘strong connections to...

Labour Cabinet Minister Fears For Her Seat

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THE Labour government’s policy to cut, close, reconfigure, and privatise the NHS has caught up with a number of senior government ministers, including leading...

Mandelson’s Secret Business Interests!

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PETER Mandelson is one of five Labour government cabinet ministers who insists on his business interests being a secret and for that purpose has...

ROYAL MAIL PRIVATISATION WILL BE RESISTED – says postal workers leader

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A LONDON postal workers’ leader yesterday warned the government they will face massive opposition, if they go ahead and try to break Labour’s election...

British forces in a crisis in Afghanistan

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THE British army went into Helmand province in Afghanistan like lions, with their officers explaining that they were going to take on the Taleban,...

Bigot Straw Stirs Up Division Amongst Workers

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LABOUR MP Straw has been a Blackburn MP for 27 years and has long been aware that numbers of Muslim women in Blackburn wear...

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...

Mubarak is finished – Forward to the socialist revolution

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

Clarke Tells Blair It’s Time To Go

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TONY BLAIR may not be able to recover his authority and leadership after recent damaging events, former Blair Home Secretary, Clarke has said. Charles...

Weak British imperialism heading for a major fall

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THE chickens are coming home to roost for British imperialism, as the mounting casualty figures in both Afghanistan and Iraq show. It is a long...

Botched intelligence and shoot-to-kill ‘mistakes’ are par for the course says Clarke

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THE former Labour Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, yesterday continued with his campaign to restore his alleged political reputation. He says that this was...

US policy of attacking independent media outlets is proven

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THERE have been quite a large number of journalists killed by US forces in Iraq, among them employees of Reuters and other European news...

98 deaths in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

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ON the brink of the third anniversary of the Anglo-US invasion of Iraq, the US based Human Rights First organisation has released a report...

Scrap Academies – restore free state education

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THE Academy school project – to replace state owned schools, with ‘independent’, millionaire sponsored, and privately run schools, who hire the staff that...

Brown’s gold sales lost the Bank of England £3.8bn

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A DECADE ago, on May 7, 1999, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced plans to sell off a large part of Britain’s gold reserves. This was...

Murdoch withdraws BskyB bid – Now bring down coalition!

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YESTERDAY the Prime Minister announced that a judge-led phone hacking inquiry will have powers to call media proprietors, editors and politicians to give evidence,...

Miliband to support Tory cuts and Royal Mail privatisation!

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ED MILIBAND, the new Labour Party leader, has made it perfectly clear that his victory does not mean that he is going to oppose...

Blair demands end of EU farm subsidies

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THE knives are out between the British ruling class and its Franco-German opposite numbers. The press conference at the end of Blair’s visit to Moscow,...

Shut down Campsfield – repeal all racist immigration acts

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ONCE again yesterday morning, Campsfield detention camp was on fire, with coachloads of prison officers, the ‘tornado team’ armed with riot shields, arriving and...

Severe Child Poverty On The Rise Under Labour

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RESEARCH by charity ‘Save the Children’ has found that between 2004 and 2008, an additional 260,000 children were pushed into severe poverty in the...

Labour rats flee their sinking ship

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COMMUNITIES Secretary Hazel Blears has resigned from the cabinet, on the eve of the local government and EU elections, delivering a major blow to...

Riga humiliation for Bush and NATO

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WHILE President George Bush was condemning EU leaders for not sending more forces to Afghanistan to fight the Taleban, officials of the main central...

Ruling class discarding faithful servant Brown

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THE deepening crisis of the world capitalist system is causing alarm in the ruling class in Britain, causing them to revaluate their perspectives. The bile...

Coulson, Cameron tools of the Murdoch empire

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THE resignation of Coulson yesterday as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Director of Communications, follows on, almost immediately, from the police being forced to re-open...

Brown in partnership with McDonalds is going to bring in forced labour

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TRUE to form, Brown the bankers’ prime minister, opened his speech on apprentices yesterday by hailing the employers saying: ‘I am delighted to join...

Rate cuts and printing pound notes – Brown’s recipe for disaster

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THE Bank of England yesterday cut interest rates to 1.5 per cent, the lowest level in its 315-year history, since the start of the...

Warning over High Street ‘recession’

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SHOP sales in May were only 1.4 per cent up on the same month in 2005. Comparing the same products and shops, sales were...

Occupy BMW Cowley – reinstate the sacked 850 agency workers

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IN August 2005 800 Gate Gourmet workers were sacked by megaphone in the car park of the Heathrow company. The TGWU, led by Tony...

No to a return of the Tories. Bring down Brown from the left

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BROWN has survived the resignations of Hutton, Purnell, Smith, Flint, Blears, Hoon and others, and remains Prime Minister for the moment. The next test comes...

Francis report will be used to impose mass hospital closures

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NHS staff should face prosecution if they are not open and honest about mistakes, according to the public inquiry into failings at Stafford Hospital. In...

Browne echoes Bush on need for bigger army

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PRESIDENT Bush, on Wednesday, called for a major expansion of the US army, and yesterday, the British Defence Minister, Browne, slavishly echoed his master’s...

From Thatcher to Blair and Cameron – a common determination to smash the Welfare...

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THE just-released Thatcher papers confirm that the Tory leader had a very real hatred of the NHS and the Welfare State and, along with...

Thousands Driven Out Of Their Homes!

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AFTER the initial declarations of the British and other NATO forces that they were going to Afghanistan to win ‘hearts and minds’ through engaging...

Blair And Brown Crippling African Health Care!

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THE current Blair drive to have Gordon Brown and himself depicted in the media as the saviours of the African continent has hit the...

Blair – Bush’s Servant To The Bitter End

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THE knives were out for disgraced Deputy Prime Minister Prescott yesterday. He is the man who was important to the Prime Minister because he...

Oil War Looms In The Caucasus!

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RUSSIA is recalling its ambassador to Tbilisi after Wednesday’s provocative arrests of four Russian officers on spying charges, and is beginning a partial evacuation...

Message to marchers – bring down coalition to give workers and youth a future!

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TODAY’S march called by the TUC is a massive demonstration of the anger and hatred felt by the working class, whole sections of the...

The world crisis and the fascist slaughter in Norway

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THE fascist, Breivik, who carried out the mass murder of up to 100, mainly youth in Oslo and attempted to murder the Labour Prime...

Imperialism opens gates of hell in North Africa

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TORY prime minister David Cameron has promised that British imperialism is prepared to wage a war lasting decades throughout Africa and the Middle East...

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...

Nationalise the pharmaceutical corporations!

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A REPORT into the expenditure of the National Health Service on drugs, published by the government’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) yesterday, reveals that...

The working class must win the class war

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IN the middle of the Labour Party’s general election campaign, a section of the Labour cabinet led by Mandelson, Jowell and others is breaking...

Blair’s call for an ‘alliance’ to attack Iran

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair told businessmen from Britain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai yesterday: ‘We must mobilise our alliance of moderation...