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Lid lifted on US torture regime while the UK’s role is redacted!

THE REPORT by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) very belatedly exposes the CIA torture regime that was imposed after the 2001...

Brown outlines new attack on teachers and state education!

‘IN the past those who had the raw material – the coal, the oil and the basic commodities, or the infrastructure – the ports...

‘Left’ Tsipras government humiliated as workers abstain in general election

SYRIZA (the coalition of the left) party crashed to a humiliating defeat at the hands of the right-wing New Democracy (ND) party in the...

‘Demilitarisation’ in the north and Shoot to Kill in Britain!

JUST minutes after the IRA issued a statement that it was giving up its historic armed struggle, the British army began demolishing a watch...

World Economic Crisis is driving the political crisis tearing US capitalism apart!

THE political administration of the United States, the most powerful capitalist nation in the world, is publicly tearing itself apart in an open war...

BA Cabin Crew strikers need a strategy to win – demand Unite bring out...

TODAY BA mixed fleet cabin crew start another round of four days of strike action against poverty level wages that has meant them relying...

Israel Is Blocking Gaza Gas And Selling It To Egypt

ISRAEL IS currently preventing gas from entering the Gaza Strip and is selling it to Egypt – while Palestinians inside the Gaza Strip are...

Counter-revolution prepares behind cloak of Olympic Games

THE news that the coalition government is preparing to deploy ground-to-air missiles at next year’s London Olympic games has been greeted with amused bafflement...

Eurozone Crisis Is Hitting Every Country

IN a week when Greece and Spain witnessed massive strikes and demonstrations against austerity measures – designed to drive the working class and youth...

‘Remainer’ May gives the UK parliament the final say!

PM MAY yesterday told a Lancaster House press conference of her government’s plan to quit the dictatorial EU and its Single Market. Harkening back to...

Another US blow for Pakistan!

THE US Congress yesterday froze $700 million of aid to its ally Pakistan until it gets assurances that Pakistan will combat the spread of...

Tories planning post election war vote on Syria

THE TORIES plan to call a snap vote in parliament to authorise British airstrikes against the legitimate Syrian government forces of President Assad should...

Gm And Magna Reach Agreement In Principle

GENERAL Motors and Magna and its Russian partner Sberbank (which includes the Gaz carmaker) have reached an agreement in principle over the contract...

Greek workers must build their revolutionary leadership

THE fact that the Greek working class brought Syriza from nothing to power, in the course of one general election, has been correctly taken...

Defending the NHS means sacking the BMA leadership

THE BMA leadership yesterday came out in favour of NHS rationing. It also supported the NHS having a written constitution, and being run by...

Afghanistan – A Graveyard For Imperialist Adventurers

THE debacle of the rigged Afghan elections, held under the guns of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, is just a reflection of an even...

Brown gives billions more to the banks

AMID banks posting further huge losses and their share prices collapsing, after the near extinction of the world’s largest banks last October, Prime Minister...

Supreme Court votes for EU again, as Labour demands a ‘meaningful vote’ to frustrate...

AS EXPECTED, the Supreme Court has ruled against the government’s appeal, challenging its previous verdict that Parliament must vote on whether the government can...

Dutch Workers Reject The Eu And Show The Way To British Workers

DUTCH voters have delivered a hefty kick in the crotch to the EU Presidency currently held by Holland, also to the European Commission, the...

10.3% For Everybody! – Ipsa Shows The Way

EMBARRASSED MPs are appealing to Downing Street to make a new appeal to the IPSA body that sets MPs’ pay to abandon plans for...

Gate Gourmet Locked Out Workers Refused Entry To Tuc Congress

YESTERDAY the leadership of the TGWU refused entry, as visitors, to the TUC Congress to some 20 locked out Gate Gourmet workers who have...

The world must act to defend Palestinians

YESTERDAY morning Israel announced that all the crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel were closed. Israeli Defence Minister, Ehud Barak...

Labour Traitors Dance To Billionaire George Soros’ Tune!

AFTER their defeat in the House of Commons last Wednesday over the EU Withdrawal Bill, the billionaire George Soros’ ‘Best for Britain’ movement ...

BIS warning of global financial crash!

GLOBAL financial markets are dangerously stretched and may unwind with shock force as liquidity dries up, the Bank of International Settlements has warned. BIS boss...

Accessories To Murder!

THE Israeli Cabinet, after its weekly meeting on Sunday, issued a statement that it was greatly encouraged by the ‘low-key’ international response to its...

After Iraq Debacle – Bush Plans To Attack Iran

THE US President, George W Bush said on Friday: ‘All options are on the table,’ adding that he had not ruled out the option...

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...
Gate Gourmet workers lobbying the TUC Congress in Brighton on September 12 insisting on their reinstatement

Delphi Battle Looms For US Trade Unions

THE battle lines are being drawn up in the United States between the vanguard of the working class in the auto industry and the...

Only socialist revolution can stop industrial collapse

THE BALLYMENA-based Wrightbus company went bust yesterday, throwing 1,200 workers out of a job with immediate effect. On top of this, 1,700 jobs in the...

British army – out of control and out of its depth

AFTER the disgraceful episode, where not one soldier or officer was found guilty of the murder of Baha Mousa, the attempt to sanitise the...

84,7000 Yemeni children have starved to death! UK workers must bring down the May...

A UK-BASED charity says more than 84,700 children under the age of five have starved to death in Yemen since the Saudi regime and...

British Imperialism Hits The Rocks! Time For Workers To Despatch It To The Dustbin...

CRISIS-RIDDEN British imperialism, split over whether to serve the European Union or the United States, is now like a ship without a rudder, and...

Renationalise Now!

A SURVEY conducted this week by BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed that more than one third of people in Britain live in fear...

Palestinian government rejects Blair’s plotting

THE leaders of the Palestine National Authority (PNA) government yesterday rejected the interference of British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Palestinian internal affairs. Dr Mousa...

The working class will not accept permanent austerity! Call a general strike! Go forward...

IN THE wake of Tory Chancellor Hammond’s budget – a budget in which he declared war on the working class, war on pensioners, war...

Trump’s trade war prepares the way for a real war against China! The only...

US PRESIDENT Trump sharply escalated his trade war with China yesterday, more than doubling tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese goods. The US is...

American Terrorists Launch Murderous Attack On Syria

SYRIA has protested angrily to both the US and Iraq after a terror raid by four US helicopters inside its territory killed eight Syrian...

Any attempt to ban Rail and Post strikes must be met with a general...

THE DECEMBER 12 general election will take place in the middle of an unprecedented wave of strikes as workers show their revolutionary determination to...

Obama Prepared To Bomb Syria!

US President Barack Obama outlined his long-awaited ‘strategy’ on Wednesday night to ‘degrade and ultimately destroy’ the Islamist group ISIL that has established an...

The Great Pension Robbery – Contributions have tripled! This government must go! Call...

MILLIONS of workers, as of yesterday, have been hit for six. The amount that comes out of their wages in pension contributions now...

Nationalise Lonmin – forward with South African socialist revolution

The massacre of 34 striking miners at the hands of the ANC government’s police last Thursday marked a decisive point in the development of...

One day FBU strikes must pave the way for a general strike!

LAST Friday the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced that it would kick off its defence of jobs and conditions with two days of strike...

US Working Class At The Crossroads – Break With The Democrats Now!

EVERYWHERE, from the motor car industry to the mines of Appalacia, the US working class is struggling for its jobs and its trade union...

Open up the NHS demands Bush and the US drug companies

NOT content with wrecking Iraq, the US administration is moving in to wreck the British NHS on behalf of the US drug companies. ...

Blears Speaks With Forked Tongue

HOME Office minister Blears has had a strenuous week. On the one hand she has been working to support British Transport Police Chief Johnston....