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Gate Gourmet locked-out workers getting support at the Hillingdon council depot

British Imperialism Wants To Redraw Map

IRAQ is in the middle of a civil war, the country’s former interim puppet prime minister, Iyad Allawi, said yesterday. Allawi was appointed by...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers winning great support from West London busworkers

Blair is deliberately smashing the NHS

THE just announced 1,000 strong mass sackings at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire which includes 750 compulsory redundancies, as well as 370 nurses...
‘Young Reapers’ – mowing down the ‘CPE’ first job contract

Blair’s policies split Labour and aid the Tories

‘IT’S wrong that Downing Street thinks it can run the Labour Party: we are an elected party, a democratic party,’ said the Labour Party...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers picketing the factory

Organise a general strike over pensions!

ABOUT 1.5 million local council workers are to strike on March 28 to defend their local government pension scheme. It is being described as...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers PARMJEET SIDHU and KULDEEP HOTHI (right) win support for their demonstration at Southall Royal Mail sorting office

Workers & youth take on the French government

THOUSANDS of students took to the streets in major cities throughout France yesterday in the struggle against Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin’s First Employment...

Police Chief Tapes Talks With Ministers

THE Metropolitan Police chief Blair was yesterday forgiven by the Attorney General for secretly tapping at least one of their conversations ‘for future reference’. It...

Milosevic is dead but the crisis in the Balkans remains

THE death of Slobodan Milosevic in his cell at The Hague, four years into his trial by the imperialist powers for genocide, has left...
Police forcing the  Gate Gourmet locked-out workers to dismantle their tent and quit picketing Beacon Hill, Heathrow Airport after Gate Gourmet and the TGWU told the police that the dispute was over

Thirteen insurgents hung – Rumsfeld looks forward to a civil war

THE Iraqi puppet authorities have hung 13 people accused of taking part in the insurgency, the first execution of militant nationalists since the US-led...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers picketing the plant yesterday midday after police stopped them picketing on nearby Beacon Hill

Police death squads are ok says ACPO

THERE is no need to change the strategy police use to deal with suicide bombers – to put as many bullets into their brain...

Reject Labour’s racist points system!

A NEW points-based immigration system for workers who want to come to the UK from outside the EU was unveiled by Home Secretary Charles...

New Labour fawns over the bourgeoisie

YESTERDAY Prime Minister Blair stepped in to try and save his Minister for Culture, Media and Sports, Tessa Jowell and also his government. So we...

Blair wants toothless trade unions; Barber agrees

PRIME Minister Blair on Saturday, at a Unions 21 conference, urged unions to modernise to ‘seize the opportunities of globalisation and the changing nature...

Israel Threatens Palestine With The ‘Iron Fist’

ISRAEL has greeted the exercise by the Palestinians of their democratic right to elect Hamas as their governing party, with the most concentrated attacks...
Striking Hammersmith postal workers on the picket line during their London Weighting dispute

The lessons of Katrina and Buncefield

A VIDEO showing President George W Bush being warned on the eve of Hurricane Katrina that the storm could breach New Orleans’ flood defences...

Nuclear India A Key Bush Ally

PRESIDENT Bush yesterday spent five hours in Afghanistan, most of it at the very heavily defended Bagram airport. He could not venture any further...

Bma Oppose Health Rationing

‘We are not against improving patient referral standards, but we are opposed to referral management to cut costs and ration treatment,’ British Medical Association...
Gate Gourmet locked out workers in good spirits despite the bitter cold on the picket line at Heathrow yesterday

Defeat the Education Bill – no to an education market

THE government has published its Education Bill, with up to 100 Labour MPs still opposed to it. The Education and Inspection Bill allows schools in...

‘This is 1914 all over again’

THE architects of the Common Market, the forerunner of the European Union, freely admitted that they were seeking to carry out peacefully what Adolf...

Imperialists Drive To Break Up Iraq

THERE can be only one gainer from a civil war in Iraq, that will lead to the breaking up of the country into three...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers and their supporters held out placards and shouted slogans during their successful picket at Heathrow yesterday

Blair puts ‘the country’ before the Labour Party

BLAIR came clean on at least one issue at his monthly press conference and that was where his loyalties lie. They definitely do not lie...

‘Extraordinary Rendition’ – Blair and Straw hear and see no evil

“WE conclude that the government has a duty to enquire into the allegations of extraordinary rendition and black sites under the Convention against Torture,...

98 deaths in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

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...

Labour’s plan to demolish the public sector

LABOUR’S Minister for Communities and Local Government, David Milliband, yesterday addressed the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Annual Conference called ‘Empowerment not abandonment’. He...

Treat the Council Tax as you did the Poll Tax!

THE Council Tax is set to rise by four per cent on average this year, more than double the government’s current rate of inflation...
Alex pereira, cousin of Jean de Menezes, speaking at the News Line Anniversary rally last November

The British government is the real criminal

DEFENCE Secretary John Reid yesterday appealed to people to be very slow to condemn British troops for the atrocities being committed in...

Renationalise gas and electricity to deal with massive price rises

YESTERDAY British Gas raised its gas and electricity prices by a massive 22 per cent, on top of a 14 per cent mark-up imposed...
A delegation of Gate Gourmet locked-out workers are welcomed at the Hounslow UNISON AGM

The continuing collapse of leadership in the FBU

THE leadership of the FBU ignominiously collapsed at yesterday’s FBU recall conference, held to decide on industrial action to defend the final salary pensions...

Labour is driving youth out of universities!

THE education policies imposed by Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government are depriving many young people of the opportunity of going into Higher Education and...

Unions fight EU’s privatisation & cheap-labour Directive

THOUSANDS of workers marched to the European Parliament in opposition to the infamous Bolkestein Directive, to lobby a four-day debate of MEPs, in Strasbourg...
Kentish Town FBU chairman Ben Sprung (centre) was among the many trade unionists who joined the Gate Gourmet  locked-out workers six months anniversary picket last Friday

Overthrow British capitalism to end imperialist atrocities

THE brutalising, maiming, beating and even killing of the ‘subject peoples’ by imperialist troops is part and parcel of the imperialist system and tradition,...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers on the picket line yesterday

Heathrow class struggle sharpens as Terminal 5 looms

THE closer we get to the new Terminal Five, the more intense the class struggle becomes between the bosses of the BAA (British Airports...
A section of yesterday’s lobby of parliament against the ID Card Bill

It’s much later than Brown or Blair think

THE working class electors in the safe Labour seat of Dunfermline and Fyfe ignored the crisis at the top of the Liberal Democrats, so...
UAW car workers fighting to defend their jobs and pensions lobbying the Detroit motor show

A Record £65.5 Billion Trade Deficit For 2005

THE UK trade deficit with the rest of the world for 2005 was a catastrophic £65.5 billion. The deficit on goods and services...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers campaigning for support for their six month battle for reinstatement

Scottish Power – huge profits and huge price rises

SCOTTISH Power has just reported a 95 per cent leap in its profits. It also warned its 5.2 million customers to prepare for a...
UAW Delphi Protesters assemble outside the Detroit Motor show

Blair’s plans remain a ‘Trojan Horse’ for an education market

A political storm of the highest order has broken out in Greece over mass phone-tapping. This follows revelations, at a special press-conference last Thursday in...
Palestinians on a demonstration in Athens against the war on Iraq

To deal with MRSA – end NHS privatisation!

MRSA is now linked to nearly 1,000 deaths each year in NHS hospitals. There is no doubt that it is a product of the...
Demonstration in London on January 26 demanding the release of Omar Deghayes and all other detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp

Workers Of The World Unite Against Imperialism

THE sight of Danish embassies burning in Beirut and Damascus leaves no doubt as to the depth of anger of Muslim people at the...

Afghan nightmare for British troops

COLONEL Gordon Messenger, in charge of the future deployment of British troops in the Helmand region of Afghanistan, was putting a brave face on...
Gate Gourmet locke-out workers lobbying the TGWU Executive last Thursday morning demanding the union pay hardship pay to locked out workers who refuse to sign the Compromise Agreement

No hardship payments says Woodley

TGWU leader Tony Woodley confirmed yesterday that the hardship payments to the locked out Gate Gourmet workers have been stopped. He informed a delegation of...

Blair Gang In Disarray After Pm Fails To Vote

YESTERDAY Prime Minister Blair was insisting that he can push through his right wing capitalist ‘reform programme’ despite suffering a double defeat at 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...
Over 400 attended the vigil outside Parliament following the death of the 100th British soldier

Kelly forges ahead with schools’ privatisation

AMID media speculation that Blair’s government is willing to compromise on plans for independent ‘trust schools’, contained in next month’s Education Bill, the reality...

Blair plans to close NHS hospitals!

TODAY the Labour Government will publish its Health White Paper. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt gave a preview of its aims over the weekend, that...
Gate Gourmet locked-out worker PARMJIT bains addressing the conference

Huge $8.6bn loss at General Motors

GENERAL Motors (GM) bosses admitted on Thursday that their losses for 2005 were $8.6bn, their largest since 1992 when the board of directors was...

Hamas election win – a victory for resistance

HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) won a resounding victory in Wednesday’s general election securing 76 seats in the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), on the...