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British Capitalism Gets The Shakes Over Eu Crisis!

UK Chancellor George Osborne lashed out at Germany’s ‘Iron Chancellor’ Merkel before the meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels yesterday. He attacked Merkel...

Smash the zero-hours, agency worker ‘gig economy’ with a general strike to kick the...

ZERO-hours contracts, zero rights, zero future: this is the vision the Tories have for a ‘modern’ hire and fire workforce, where the Uber model...

Tory Party trying to blame China to cover up their own culpability in the...

THE TORY Party has launched a massive campaign to blame China to cover up their own culpability in the rapid spread of the coronavirus,...

Demoralised Tory leaders are demanding a national government

THE prospects for the 2015 May 7 general election – taking place after more than five years of savage austerity measures that have...

Lobby TUC April 24 – make them call a general strike

THE News Line calls for a massive lobby of the next meeting of the TUC General Council on Wednesday 24th April, to demand the...

UAW reformists propose to surrender gains of US workers

THE UAW leaders are prepared to ‘suspend’ all of the gains of US autoworkers to try and assist the big bosses of GM, Chrysler,...

Stagnant Eu Heading For A Crash!

EUROZONE inflation has fallen to its lowest level since the height of the 2008 financial collapse, sliding further into what the European Central Bank...

General strike to defend the NHS

AMBULANCE crews in south-east Wales are staging a four-week, unofficial overtime ban to highlight how much the ambulance service now relies on their willingness...

Trump sends 15,000 troops to Mexican border – threatening to open fire on migrants!

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump spat on the Statue of Liberty this week and the revolutionary history of the United States, especially its call from...

Junior Doct0Rs’ Struggle Is Not Over – Reject Barber’s ‘New Contract’

JOHAN Malawana, the Chair of the Junior Doctors Committee, addressing the BMA annual conference in Belfast, told delegates that: ‘This was the year when...

In the drive to privatise, the Tories are abolishing the NHS!

THE NHS is, in practice, being steadily and consciously abolished by the Tories as they drive relentlessly to the goal of a fully privatised...

Cameron’s goose is well and truly cooked!

THE Liberal Democrats have won the Eastleigh by-election, with the UK Independence Party pushing the Conservatives into third place, with Labour as also-rans. Mike Thornton...

Britain’s housing bubble threatens capitalism’s global economy

BRITAIN’S housing bubble is a threat to the global stability of capitalism – this is the assessment of Crispin Odey, the country’s leading hedge...

Charles pushes confrontation with Russia

PRINCE Charles’s comparison of President Putin with Hitler, and Putin’s actions in the Ukraine as comparable with Hitler’s treatment of the peoples of...

Obama-Erdogan To Meet Over Syria At G20

THE Turkish government warned on Monday that it would carry out more strikes on the previously US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails...

Capitalist Debt Crisis Demands A Socialist Revolution!

THE deepening world capitalist crisis is poised to see entire nation states defaulting, plunging their banks into an even more desperate crisis, deepening the...

Junior Doctors Are Determined To Defeat The Tories

TENS of thousands of junior doctors struck yesterday and made it very clear that they are not a protest movement, and that their first...

UK workers must support the struggle for Palestinian state!

EARLY on Wednesday morning Israeli occupation forces shot and killed two Palestinian youth, a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old, and injured at least two others...

Ending the capitalist crisis needs more than reformist policies

JOHN McDONNELL the newly appointed Labour shadow chancellor, made his first speech to the Labour Party conference yesterday outlining the ‘new economics’ that he...

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,...

Tory Party On The Rocks!

THE Survation poll for the Mail on Sunday shows that UKIP, with turncoat Tory MP Carswell as their candidate, will win the October Clacton...

Massive strike action greeted by Tory coalition threats!

AS millions of public sector workers, teachers, firefighters, local government workers and many other sections took strike action yesterday, Prime Minister Cameron pledged to...

Tories and military show contempt for Parliament

THE ‘sovereign will’ of parliament was shown to be a complete fiction with the exposure of the participation of British pilots in bombing raids...

March ban aimed at trade unions, youth and students

THE news that the Tory Home Secretary, Theresa May, has issued a blanket ban on all marches and rallies in five London boroughs represents...

Final report into Boeing crash shows bosses ignored warnings! Nationalise Boeing – the US...

THE FINAL report into the Boeing 737 Max air crash in October last year, in which 189 people lost their lives, was published yesterday...

Private hospital forced to close surgery unit!

A DAMNING report from the Care Quality Commission into the running of a private hospital has finally emerged in public some four months after...

Bush, Blair Admit Stupidity And Incompetence

PRESIDENT Bush and Premier Blair have admitted their chronic incompetence over the prosecution of the war in Iraq, and have appealed to the rest...

No Fees Or Loans And Restore Student Grants For All!

AFTER Blair and Brown abolished students’ grants and introduced a regime of fee paying for university education – putting an end to free university...

46,000 auto workers close down GM as the class struggle erupts in US

ON SUNDAY night 46,000 members of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), employed by General Motors in America, walked out on indefinite strike in a...

US vetos Ukraine ceasefire – tells Poroshenko to make war!

ON MONDAY evening Russia invited Ukrainian border guards and international observers to oversee the Russian side of the border with Ukraine, in an 11th-hour...

Tory Party stuck with broken May as leaders fear the mass movement driving Labour...

IN NORMAL times a Tory party that had been taken into an ‘unnecessary’ snap election with its leader demanding that the electorate return it...

Take Action With The Postal Workers

THE CWU postal workers trade union has been forced to take strike action, very much against the wishes of the CWU leadership, by a...
PCS  banners on last Saturday’s march to mark the third anniversary of the war on Iraq

The blind Chancellor who cannot see the crisis

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown yesterday could not see and would not even hear of a crisis in the British capitalist economy that he has presided...

Occupy and demand nationalisation at Grangemouth

THE people of Scotland will be watching tomorrow and expecting you to ‘fire up Grangemouth’ was the message from Unite to Jim Ratcliffe and...

Francis report will be used to impose mass hospital closures

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...

Putin lays down law to Soviet states

THE Putin regime has infuriated the British bourgeoisie by its strengthening of the state owned gas and oil sectors of the Russian economy, at...

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...

As Johnson gets May mark-2 ready – workers must take action to take the...

AS THE date for leaving the EU, October 31st comes closer and closer, all of the vultures are desperately gathering over the corpse of...

Bring the airports out in support of Ryanair and BA strikers! Nationalise the...

THE BRITISH AIRWAYS pilots strike is on for both Monday and Tuesday in an escalating battle over pay. British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) BA...

Take action to defeat Labour’s plan to smash the NHS

THE leaking of Department of Health (DoH) documents, including ‘Pay and Workforce Strategy for 2008-11’, reveals the Labour government’s plan to slash NHS...

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...

Trade unions face fresh attacks

AN OPINION piece in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph pointed to yet further attacks on the trade unions’ rights to organise and represent their members. According to...

Ukraine On The Brink Of Civil War

THE sacking of the Ukrainian prosecutor-general, Svyatoslav Piskun by President Yushchenko has brought the Ukraine to the brink of a civil war...

HAMMOND AND McDONNELL READY FOR A MacDONALD-STYLE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT!

DURING Tuesday’s questions and answers on Treasury matters in the Commons, the Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond informed MPs that he would block any attempt...

Strike to support nurses and defend the NHS!

THE anger of nurses working in the National Health Service (NHS) at having a pay cut imposed upon them this year, by the government...