Editorials

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We Salute The Heroes Of Paris Who Stood Up To 9,180 Riot Police Who...

IN PARIS, on Saturday, against the advice of the more moderate members of the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement, 10,000 French workers and youth demonstrated their...

Prison torture allegations – abolish G4S!

THE news that allegations that forced injections and electric shocks were used on prisoners at a South African prison run by the UK-owned G4S,...

Over A Million Pensioners Are Now Working

THE petty 5,000 fall in the number of the unemployed (that is the number of workless who are calculated to be looking for...
TGWU full-time officer OLIVER RICHARDSON addressing the Gate Gourmet mass picket yesterday morning

Public sector pensions battle set to erupt

THE working class continues to pay a massive price for its reformist trade union leadership. This is completely committed to supporting the capitalist...

Trump Sheds ‘Crocodile Tears’ For Victims Of Thursday’s Downing Of Ukrainian Plane!

ON FRIDAY January 3rd, the USA carried out a terrorist drone attack on Baghdad airport, murdering General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Revolutionary...

Occupy GMM Luton!

THE German government yesterday made its move to try and secure GM Europe for Magna, the Canadian car parts manufacturer that wants to sack...

Supporting Iraq or Palestine is to be a crime!

RESPONDING immediately to Tory pressure, Prime Minister Blair yesterday launched his programme of draconian attacks on basic rights and liberties, for a reign of...
A million French workers, youth and students marched through Paris yesterday against the government’s plan for youth

French And British Workers Take Action Against The Bosses

IT was Karl Marx who said that the French would start the revolution, that the British would be inspired to take it further and...

Occupy to stop car plant closures – nationalise the motor industry to defend...

YESTERDAY, US carmaker Ford announced it will close the car engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales, throwing all 1,700 workers out of a job...

Nemtsov loved by the US and UK ruling classes – hated by the...

YESTERDAY over 20,000 people marched in Moscow and several thousand in Leningrad to mourn the death of Boris Nemtsov. The vast majority of the Russian...

Savage Greek property tax provokes mass revolt

In the past few days electricity bills delivered to Greek households have contained a demand for the hated new property tax. This tax, which ranges...

Brown hints about withdrawal from Basra

PRIME Minister Brown was yesterday midway to giving up his ‘there is no timetable for a withdrawal from Iraq’ line – imposed on him...

Netanyahu’s ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ – He Still Faces Criminal Charges And The Palestinian Revolution

ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed a ‘huge win’ in a vote that challenged his leadership of the Likud party. Netanyahu secured 72.5%...

A Nest Of Opportunists!

THE class basis of the Blairite ‘Third Way’ politics is now being clearly revealed for all to see. It is a one hundred per...

Union Leaders Refuse To Fight – Working Class Will Pay The Price

THE Labour party and the trade unions released a joint statement from the Warwick policy conference yesterday. This revealed why the Prime Minister was able...

Miliband Holds Out His Hand To The Hated Libdems!

SO the farce continues. The LibDems, having received a drubbing at the hands of the electorate for their treachery, are now pledging, through their...

952,000 16-24 year olds out of work!

COMMENTING on the rise in unemployment figures, Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison said: ‘Being out of work at Christmas is particularly tough, especially...

Wall Street crashes. Capitalism goes over the brink!

LEHMAN Brothers and Merrill Lynch, two pillars of the capitalist world’s banking system, have gone. The first declared bankruptcy, after the US Federal Reserve...

Tories to opt out of human rights

AT THE Tory Party conference yesterday, Theresa May and her defence secretary Michael Fallon jointly announced that in any future war British troops would...

World crisis driving forward the European socialist revolution!

THE BOURGEOIS financial markets opened yesterday to the unprecedented news that Germany has sold 3.9 billion euros of debt at a negative rate of...

Israeli Fury At Palestinian Unity!

PALESTINIAN president, Mahmud Abbas, and Hamas leader, Khaled Mishaal, yesterday signed the Palestinian Unity Agreement in Cairo, putting an end to the split in...

US Seeking Long-Term Bases In Iraq

THE United States and its puppet Iraqi government are seeking to renew the UN mandate for Iraq for just one year, meaning that the...

Labour Pushes For Pensions War

MORE than half a million civil servants are to be told that they will have to pay a lot more towards their pensions. This is...

EU car & steel industries in crisis – UK must leave EU NOW –...

SHARES in India’s Tata Motors collapsed by almost 30 per cent yesterday after the company reported gigantic losses at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). On Thursday,...

Panic And Alarm Over Housing Bubble

THE OECD has in effect, accused the Bank of England and the Coalition government of blindly organising another banking disaster, under the cover of...

Afghan crisis deepens as deadline nears

AFGHANISTAN’S finance minister has said deadlock over the disputed presidential election has cost the economy $5bn, so far. Omar Zakhilwal has said he will have...

Indignation is not enough – working class needs socialist policies

IN HIS first election speech, Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, expressed his anger and indignation over the policies of austerity ruthlessly carried out by...

Expropriate the bosses and bankers!

YESTERDAY in Warwick, Labour leader Miliband mustered a battery of very ‘moral’ arguments about ‘fairness’, and the colonial origins of non-dom status, as if...

A bankers budget from a bankers government

DESPITE all the government statements against leaking government information before it is to go before the House of Commons, the Treasury was at it...

Reject BA Sell-Out!

THERE can be only one response by BA cabin crew to the latest attempt by the national leadership of Unite to impose a ‘settlement’...

Abandon The ‘Fantasy Of The Right To Return’ Demands Netanyahu

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu put the final nails into the coffin of the two state solution when he urged, on Monday, that...

Answer NHS crisis with general strike and occupations

THIS week saw the crisis in the NHS reach breaking point with at least 17 hospitals in England declaring they faced a ‘major incident’...

Nationalise BAE to defend jobs!

DEFENCE engineering giant BAE Systems confirmed yesterday that it is cutting a further 3,000 jobs at sites across the country, mainly in its military...

Unite Leaders, As In The BA Dispute, Postpone Action Yet Again!

LAST Wednesday afternoon, the Unite trade union reps for its tanker driver membership rejected the employers’ offer, and the union was due to present...

NHS staffing crisis – only solution kick out the Tories!

THE shortage of NHS staff in England has reached the point where patients are being warned that they will have to get used to...

US bombings condemned as a War Crime

THE medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has rightly denounced the targeted bombing by US planes of its medical centre in the...

Corbyn must demand to recall parliament at once to stop any UK attack on...

IT is becoming clearer that PM May intends that UK land, air and naval forces will take part in the Franco-American strike against Syria...

Pantomime In Parliament – Corbyn Refuses To Move No Confidence In May Government!

IT IS NOW crystal clear that PM May continues to rule the UK because the Labour opposition, led by Jeremy Corbyn, refuses to put...

Iraqis Hail The Shoe Thrower As Their Hero

YESTERDAY Iraqis of all of the different sects and persuasions were united and marching and demonstrating in Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Kerbala, Tikrit, Fallujah, Mosul...

Bring Down The May Government, Quit Eu And Bring In Socialism!

GENERAL LORD Dannatt, the chief of the General Staff from 2006-2009, writing in The Daily Telegraph, has bemoaned the ‘national embarrassment of almost...

Osborne’s ‘city states’ are part of the break-up of British capitalism

OSBORNE’S plans for English cities to have mayors and combined authorities with powers over housing, health care, transport, planning and policing mean that London,...

Action Needed Now Over Housing Crisis!

HOMELESSNESS among households in England has risen by 54 per cent since 2010 – rising annually every year – shows the latest report by...

Sack Gove, May and Cameron! TUC must call a general strike to bring down...

EDUCATION Secretary Michael Gove, who has carried forward the privatisation battle against the teaching trade unions, and driven forward the Free School-Academy agenda,...

Chaos reigns as Tory Chancellor gets instructions from IMF and advice from Strictly Come...

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has delivered a thinly veiled instruction to the Tory chancellor, Philip Hammond, to scrap his autumn budget statement due...

TUC leaders meet PM Brown at Chequers

THE Prime Minister met 15 trade union leaders at Chequers yesterday. This was an event in itself, since all the earlier Blair-Brown governments had...