Editorials

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Occupy BMW Cowley – reinstate the sacked 850 agency workers

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

The US and NATO are behind Georgia’s ‘declaration of war’

AS the Russian government explained yesterday, the attack by Georgia on South Ossetia was expected, was well prepared and was a declaration of war,...

Miliband to support Tory cuts and Royal Mail privatisation!

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

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

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...

Russian & Chinese Stalinists support US threats against Iran

THE Chinese and Russian representatives at a meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council and Germany on...

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...

Labour Cabinet Minister Fears For Her Seat

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...

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

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...

Riga humiliation for Bush and NATO

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

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

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

IRAQ – MILLI0NS AT RISK FROM foul WATER, FIVE YEARS AFTER THE 2003 INVASION

THE International Committee of the Red Cross has issued a damning report that millions of Iraqis’ lives are threatened by foul water and diseases...

Severe Child Poverty On The Rise Under Labour

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...

Bigot Straw Stirs Up Division Amongst Workers

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

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

Racist laws must be smashed!

The uprising at Harmondsworth detention centre near Heathrow has badly shaken the crisis-ridden, reactionary Blair government. It began last Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday,...
Doctors angrily demonstrate outside Downing Street on friday against new regulations that discriminate against Commonwealth doctors training in Britain

Peugeot, the NHS and pensions

THE crisis of capitalism is now erupting in Britain with massive force. The government has declared that the bankrupt capitalist system cannot afford final salary...

Scrap Academies – restore free state education

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

Browne echoes Bush on need for bigger army

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...

The working class must win the class war

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...

Clarke Tells Blair It’s Time To Go

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

Labour rats flee their sinking ship

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

WikiLeaks reveals US gangster diplomacy

THE latest WikiLeaks release of US documents reveals the essence of US diplomacy, and it stinks to high heaven with its intense imperialist antagonism...

Ruling class discarding faithful servant Brown

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...

Oil War Looms In The Caucasus!

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...

The Tory Telegraph and Tebbit slam the parliamentary parties

THE decaying and gangrenous state of bourgeois democracy and its parliamentary system has been more than revealed by the expenses scandals that are racking...

The world crisis and the fascist slaughter in Norway

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

Hodge Spreads Subversion In The Fabian Society

THE Labour government is visibly collapsing day by day, with even ministers expressing opposition and saying that they had doubts about Blair’s foreign ...

Blair – Bush’s Servant To The Bitter End

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

CWU Reps demand action while the leaders equivocate

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...

Egyptian revolution in permanence!

THE Egyptian army opened fire on thousands of workers and young people in Tahrir Square on Saturday morning, killing four and wounding 117. ...

Army demanding reinforcements for Afghanistan

JUST a few months ago, the then Defence Minister John Reid was telling the media – while trying to douse public concern...

Hayman gets a CBE while Met chief Blair puts his holidays first

THE ‘shoot to kill’ section of the Metropolitan Police force is proceeding full speed ahead, knowing that it has the complete support of the...

Renationalise the rail privateers

THE private railway system has, so far, seen many tens of billions of public money thrown at it to make sure that the private...

Imperialism opens gates of hell in North Africa

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

Brown’s worthless apology for imperialist child trafficking

FOR centuries British capitalism has sought to export its surplus populations and its trouble makers to the rest of the world. Rebellious trade unionists such...

Murdoch withdraws BskyB bid – Now bring down coalition!

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,...

Shut down Campsfield – repeal all racist immigration acts

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

Build The Wrp And The Ys – Forward To The British Socialist Revolution

NOW is the time to build the WRP and the Young Socialists into the leadership of the working class and the student youth...

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

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...

Nationalise the pharmaceutical corporations!

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...

General Strike To Defend The Cwu! Smash The Union Busters! Defeat Privatisation!

POSTAL workers are not surprised at the leak which shows that Royal Mail management, with the support of the Brown government, intends to impose...