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Temporary ceasefire while US rearms Ukrainian army and militias

AN agreement has been reached in Minsk to cease fire in Ukraine from midnight Sunday, February 15. Russian President Vladimir Putin commented yesterday that...

Nationalise Land Rover and Jaguar to defend wages and jobs

THE Alchemy Partners gang of asset-strippers have got Land Rover and Jaguar in their sights, now that cash-strapped Ford is ready to sell off...

Crazy UK capitalism won’t dump disaster prone nuclear power

GUNTHER Oettinger, the EU’s energy commissioner, has compared the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster – with its repeated explosions of nuclear material and...

Scandal-hit government steps up attack on unions

IN her speech to the annual Tolpuddle Martyr’s rally held last Sunday, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady lambasted the coalition government over the Transparency...

Imperialism Risks Armageddon in Gulf

The news this week, that the army and security services have informed government ministers that there is a ‘25% to 50% chance’ that there...

Cameron dreams on while stock markets collapse

IN a radio interview yesterday morning the Tory prime minister, David Cameron, pronounced that the UK economy was seeing a ‘balanced economic recovery.’ All this...

Currency War Prelude To Shooting War!

LEADERS of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank came out yesterday with dire warnings about the emerging ‘currency war’. Speaking on the eve...

Children Going To School Hungry!

THE survey by the ATL (Association of Teachers and Lecturers) into child poverty has exposed what the reality of bankrupt capitalism means for millions...

Sainsbury Gets Out While The Going Is Good

WITH the police closing in to interview him under caution about the cash for peerages scandal, and after his government has been stunned by...

UK – At The Mercy Of The World Crisis Of Capitalism

BANK OF ENGLAND Governor King looked into his teacup yesterday morning at his press conference and all he could see was leaves, leaving him...

Put Cameron, Hague and Obama on trial, and free Assange!

ACCORDING to William Hague, the Tory Foreign Minister and Acting Prime Minister, Britain has a ‘legal obligation’ to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to...

Labour must pledge to nationalise Bombardier to defend 14,000 jobs!

PM May is said to be ‘bitterly disappointed’ that the US Department of Commerce and her friend President Trump have opted to impose a...

Bank of England hike in interest rates will push workers and the middle class...

YESTERDAY’S announcement by the Bank of England of an increase in interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% will be disastrous for the vast majority...

Car industry collapses in UK and Europe under impact of capitalist crisis

THE BRITISH car industry is steadily collapsing as a result of the world economic crisis, figures produced yesterday highlighted. According to the Society of Motor...

French troops pay price for Sarkozy opportunism

TEN French soldiers were killed in an ambush by Taleban fighters east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and 21 were wounded yesterday. This followed Sarkozy’s...

Rescue us from Syrian quagmire! US–UK call out to Putin!

THE US and UK are stuck deep into the Syrian quagmire – a quagmire of their own making. They have achieved a situation where millions...

Turkey and Israel are set to announce ‘normalisation’

TURKEY and Israel are to announce an agreement on the normalisation of bilateral ties, ending six years of a freeze in relations, after a...

Brown demands police-state detention law

AHEAD of MPs considering the Second Reading of the new Counter-Terrorism Bill in Parliament yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for extension of...

Mark Duggan was assassinated by the police says his mother

A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE was held yesterday to mark a year since the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by the...

No British Troops For Iraq!

ON April 30th 2009 the British army left Basra in Iraq for Afghanistan. This was after negotiating their retreat from Iraq’s second city with...

Swiss National Bank puts the skids under the euro

DEFLATION ran amok yesterday as Tullow Oil wrote off $2.2bn (£1.45bn), a direct result of the oil price collapse after the World Bank warned...

The NHS is one of the best!

THE NHS has been under heavy attack by both Tory and Labour governments for the last 17 years. They want to privatise it and...

Obama revamps US imperialism’s war cabinet

BARACK OBAMA, United States President-elect, announced the latest appointments to his White House cabinet on Monday. He made Hillary Clinton Secretary of State, confirmed that...

Reject postal sell-out deal!

THE reply of the leaders of the CWU postal workers union, Billy Hayes and Dave Ward, to the injunction obtained by the ruthless Royal...

OECD warns of a global property prices crash

THE Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has sent out a New Year warning that global property prices have increased so dramatically that...

UN Condemns Eu Over Mass Murder In The Med!

THE UN refugee agency has said once again that not enough is being done to save the lives of the tens of thousands of...

Osborne to make £11.5bn spending review cuts!

ON a day during which it was announced by German bankers that Cyprus’ banks may never open again, and by the ONS that UK...

Kerry Calls In Stalinist Bureaucracy To ‘Resolve’ Syrian Crisis

IN its hour of need – with Syria resisting massively the attempt at ‘regime change’ organised by the US-UK-Turkey axis, and carried out by...

Trade unions must take action to defend state pension!

ON WEDNESDAY the Tory Work and Pensions Secretary, David Gauke, cynically used the fact that parliament was closing down for the holidays to announce...

Corbyn is playing the May game!

MONDAY’s speech to the Charity Commission by the unelected Tory prime minister, Theresa May, revealed the weakness of the Tory government and its intense fear...

Corbyn must start fighting for Brexit or the right wing will bin him, and...

IN their latest manoeuvre to dump the 2016 referendum result to leave the EU, the right-wing of the Labour Party are now manoeuvring to...

End all immigration control!

THE death of a 40-year-old woman at Yarl’s Wood on Sunday has once again thrown the spotlight on the privately-run immigration removal centre. According to...

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...

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...

Workers across the world rise up on May Day – Forward to world socialist...

May Day erupted across Europe and the entire world this year in an unprecedented and revolutionary uprising of workers and youth against an international...

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...

Stop Saudi-Israeli military intervention into Lebanon! Victory to Hezbollah!

AFTER the defeat of the imperialist powers and their terrorist proxies in Syria, the US, the other imperialist powers, and their Saudi-led allies are...

Fighting inflation means fighting capitalism

CHANCELLOR Darling said on Sunday that pay rises for people ‘from the boardroom to the shopfloor’ need to be ‘consistent’ with the 2% inflation...

Royal Mail – The Way Forward To Victory

THE announcement by the CWU of a programme of two 48-hour national strikes across all sections of Royal Mail, along with a programme of...

With The Tories At Their Weakest Now Is The Time For A General Strike...

SATURDAY’S massive turnout for the trade union sponsored mass demonstration with its lead banner declaring ‘Not One Day More – Tories out’ has spread...

Privatisation and health care are opposites!

YESTERDAY Southern Cross announced 3,000 redundancies. Its crash is underway with the lives of thousands of elderly residents at stake as well as the...

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...

Blair Instructed Foreign Office To Break The Law

YESTERDAY the Reprieve charity reported that: ‘Previously secret Government memos prove Prime Minister Tony Blair ordered the Foreign Office to violate its legal obligation...

Gaza war crimes exposed – unions must call worldwide boycott of Israel

ISRAELI soldiers at a military academy have exposed the essence of the cold-blooded and murderous nature of the recent Israeli army onslaught into the...

Murdoch admirer Gove loves liberty and freedom

IT HAS emerged that Leveson, whose current inquiry was brought into being by Prime Minister Cameron, complained to the UK’s top civil servant after...