Editorials

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Palestinian civil war aids Israel

THE Palestinian masses and their organisations must unite to fight their enemy which is the Zionist state of Israel, backed up and supported by...

British troops in Afghanistan were ‘out of control’ and ‘feral’

THE CASE of Alexander Blackman (the former marine sergeant sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 for the murder of a wounded Afghan fighter) has...

Sack Ian Blair and disband police death squads

YESTERDAY’S De Menezes family press conference gave its view of the Stockwell 2 document drawn up by the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission). ...

Inflation Persists As Mpc Rate Rise Faction Grows

WITH CPI inflation reaching 3.2 per cent (0.2 per cent down), inflation for June remained 1.2 per cent above the Bank of England target....

US assembling coalition to launch war on Iran! Workers of UK & US must...

IRAN’S foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned that ‘If Iran is attacked it will be all-out war!’ He was responding to threats from US...

California’s budget ‘meltdown’

CALIFORNIA’S Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal state of emergency yesterday in a move to put pressure on members of California State Legislature...

No Second Referendum! Bring Down The Tories! Forward To A Workers Government And...

EX-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that ‘we should have a second referendum on EU membership.’ This is the biggest personal surrender note for...

New Orleans and Baghdad, twin cities destroyed by US capitalism

NEW ORLEANS was allowed to be destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. US capitalism and its Bush administration had on the top of their agendas massive tax...

Blair’s Iraq adventure bites the dust

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday had a meeting with the long standing CIA agent and Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, who is now posing as the...

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...
NHSTogether demonstration in November 2007 against NHS privatisation

NHS pharmacy services under threat – warn unions

Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Health Secretary, Andy Burnham ‘as NHS pharmacy services are threatened by a government decision’. Burnham is being asked to...

Labour supports and covers up for torturers

THE Court of Appeal yesterday forced the British Labour government and its Foreign Secretary, Miliband to publish seven paragraphs concerning the torture of a...

TUC appeal to Osborne – a conscious act of treachery

IN January the European Trades Union Confederation (ETUC) issued the call for trade unionists across the continent to rally on the eve of the...

TUC must call a general strike to stop US-UK war criminals

THE UK ruling class, alongside its US masters, is getting ready to attack Syria in a matter of hours. It is to be struck with...

Tories Lash Out At Poor And Migrant Workers

PM Cameron was yesterday pledging ‘action on welfare’ to ensure, as he put it, that ‘work is always a better option’ – not by...

Capitalism living on ‘borrowed time and borrowed money’ – put an end to it...

OFFICIAL figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show what every working person in the country knows, that prices in all...

No secret talks! Reinstate the strikes! Sack Hayes and Ward!

THE CWU postal workers top leadership, Hayes and Ward, on Thursday called off the rolling strikes and suspended all strike action, except in the...

Occupy to fight mass sackings! Nationalise the motor car industry!

GENERAL Motors yesterday presented the United States Department of Treasury with its restructuring plan to re-establish the bankrupt company through massive sackings of over...

Western-backed terrorists attacking Damascus from Eastern Ghouta!

THE British capitalist press is seeking to whip up a storm over what it calls two days of ‘hysterical violence’ by Assad forces in...

Campbell has second thoughts about his evidence

ALASTAIR Campbell has had second thoughts about some of the evidence that he gave to the Chilcot inquiry last week when he said that...

Stephen Hawking defends the NHS – and exposes the Tories – while the TUC...

THE FAMOUS Cambridge University scientist Stephen Hawking has spoken up to defend the NHS and has publicly exposed the Tory plan to privatise it...

Trade union leaders trying to manage capitalism

Rising unemployment is a national emergency declared the TUC yesterday after the government revealed that 150,000 workers had lost their jobs in the last...

US imperialism prepares for a bloodbath to overthrow legitimate government in Venezuela

DURING an anti-government demonstration in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, on Wednesday the head of the country’s National Assembly Juan Guaido launched a right-wing coup against...

Words Are Not Enough! The TUC Must Take Action To Prevent Workers Being Driven...

WITH 21 TORY MPS having the whip removed from them, now being joined by more Tory defectors like Amber Rudd, and while Labour makes...

UN raises alarm over Palestinian hunger strikers –– Free them now!

THE United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health condition of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Carney’s Last Stand!

BANK of England Governor and chairman of the Financial Stability Board Mark Carney understands both that another major banking crash is on the way...

Stop Bedroom Tax! End evictions! Unions must act!

THE warning given over the weekend by the head of one of the leading housing associations that the bedroom tax will lead to mass...

Time To Put The Tories Out As Dup Payment Hits The Rocks!

THE ultra fragility of the May government has been underlined by the fact that its attempts to stay in office via a £1bn payment...

The army and police – a law unto themselves

The Surrey Police re-investigation into the deaths of four teenage recruits at the Deepcut army barracks has been called a ‘farce’ by Geoff Gray,...
TGWU official OLIVER RICHARDSON being confronted by Gate Gourmet pickets yesterday morning who want their jobs back

TGWU leaders and TUC committed to 675 Gate Gourmet redundancies

YESTERDAY morning Gate Gourmet strikers were dismissing and rubbishing the letters that they have been receiving from the company. These offered them a minimum pittance...

Council election results weaken Labour in a self-inflicted wound and strengthen May!

LABOUR’S hopes crashed to earth in the just-concluded council elections. The eve of poll predictions of the Tories losing Wandsworth, Westminster and then Kensington...

Sinn Fein Takes Its Seat On Six Counties Policing Board

DAITHI McKay, Martina Anderson and Alex Maskey of Sinn Fein have just taken their seats on the Policing Board of the PSNI, the...

Smash Brown’s budget cuts, and wage freeze policy

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown told the House of Commons last Thursday that he will reduce the Whitehall budget by up to 20 per cent in...

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...

The biggest fall in living standards since 1931!

THE Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that living costs have risen 25% in the past five years and placed an ‘unprecedented’ financial burden on...

CBI and Brown spell out the cuts message

THE CBI New Year’s message calls for ‘a new and re-energised government by the summer, with – we hope – the authority to take...

Build Fourth International Throughout Africa

THE victory of the strike of the Lonmim miners will inspire not just the workers of South Africa and Africa as a whole, but...

Raising the white flag over Basra airfield

THE rotting reality behind Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s spin concerning the ‘reconfiguration’ of British troops in southern Iraq is the complete demoralisation of the...

Business rates hike is to bankrupt the NHS – Time to bring the ...

NHS hospitals and GP surgeries in England and Wales face a massive £635 million hike in their business rates by the May government over...

De Menezes murder not a crime says state

THE current farce that is being played out, of trying a police death squad under the health and safety laws, is not only a...

Merkel-Sarkozy deal will fail to stem euro crisis

THE media were out in force at the end of last week to hear German Chancellor Angela Merkel reveal details of a bail-out package...

Right Wingers Provoking Labour Split

UNITE leader Len McCluskey has issued a statement refuting the claims that Jeremy Corbyn was responsible for Tom Watson’s ending the union-led efforts to...

World Crisis Blowing US Trade Union Leaders Apart

THE American workers are facing major problems, caused by the deepening crisis of the world capitalist system. Among these problems are the export of millions...

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...

Osborne pledges balanced austerity budgets

CHANCELLOR Osborne used his annual address at the Mansion House on Wednesday night to announce that he will be selling off the government’s share...