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Special treatment for the servants of the Murdoch empire!

YESTERDAY, the convicted News of the World journalists who had carried out ‘industrial scale’ hacking on behalf of Murdoch’s News International received lenient sentences. At...

US Trade Unions At The Crossroads

THE most powerful capitalist economy in the world is now living on a veritable knife edge, liable at any moment to crash spectacularly, bringing...
A lively delegation of Gate Gourmet locked-out workers outside the TGWU offices in Hillingdon yesterday morning

Heathrow Battlefield

TONY Woodley, the TGWU general secretary, commenting on the sacking of one of the leading members of the TGWU by BA yesterday, and the...

Tories wage starvation war against children of immigrant families and the entire working...

THE children of immigrant families are being deliberately starved by the Tories as part of their ‘hostile environment’ policy towards immigrant workers. Headteachers and...

Osborne to lend billions to the bosses that the banks turn away

AT THE Tory Party conference on Monday, Chancellor Osborne outlined the three mistakes made by government, the bosses and the bankers which...

Palestinian leadership says peace talks will fail!

THE Palestinian leadership in Ramallah is working on the basis that the peace talks with Israel will fail and that both sides know...

Ferguson Masses Begin To Disband The Police!

AFTER the announcement of the resignation of the chief of police in Ferguson, St Louis, an evening and midnight demonstration and celebration outside the...

Workers must force through the break with the EU with a socialist revolution

THE Brexit negotiations have just begun and already it is being spelt out to the UK ruling class that the ‘divorce settlement’ that...

GM jobs crisis hits UK-EU!

THE week long closure of the two remaining GM owned Vauxhall plants in the UK at Luton and Ellesmere Port which started yesterday marks...

Forward to the Greek Socialist revolution

SUNDAY’S general election in Greece saw the working class voting for Syriza, because of the lack of any revolutionary alternative, to keep the New...

Commissioners will slash and burn local services!

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Tory County Council has imposed emergency spending controls twice in the last six months and is now in a ‘truly perilous state’, having...

Strikebreaker Hunt demands ‘call off NHS strike!’

‘BRITAIN needs a pay rise!’ These were the cynical words of PM Cameron last Friday in Washington, after five years of remorseless wage-cutting in...

The English Revolution of 1640s becomes burning issue today

THE FRONT page of The Daily Telegraph yesterday led with an article headed: ‘John McDonnell threatens to march on the palace and tell the...

Karzai talks with the Taleban as US policy comes unstuck

THE situation in Afghanistan has gone from bad to worse as far as the imperialist powers and their plans for the region are concerned. Last...

Workers hit by inflation leap and huge jobs crisis

THE UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation rate rose sharply to 3.4% in March from 3% the month before, official figures show. The Retail...

Fight slave labour bosses at Gate Gourmet and Irish Ferries

THE British and Irish trade unions are under serious and heavy attack at Gate Gourmet at Heathrow airport, and at Irish Ferries. At Gate Gourmet,...

Cameron’s Permanent War On Workers

‘TODAY the biggest challenge we face is economic,’ Cameron told his audience of City of London bosses on Monday night at the Lord Mayor’s...

Saudi Leader Bin Salman Urges Talks Between The US And Iran!

THE SAUDI Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose oilfields were hit recently by a devastating drone and cruise missile attack which he blamed on...

Tories Are Behaving Like Rats Caught In A Trap Of Their Own Making!

PM MAY, having suffered her third defeat  in the House of Commons over her Brexit deal with the EU is now completely disorientated, while...

Tories ramp up war on unions

LESS than a week before the start of the TUC’s annual conference, the Tory government has unveiled a whole raft of new proposals to...

Defend the NHS budget Drive out the privateers Nationalise the drug companies

THE voice of the NHS managers spoke up yesterday. The NHS Confederation reported ‘The health service in England won’t survive unchanged’. This is doublespeak, for...

Duncan Smith’s ‘Ministry Of Truth’ Peddles Lies!

THE Department for Work and Pensions has admitted lying to the public by making up stories from fictional claimants, and passing them off as...

Iran proposes ‘trilateral mechanism’ to coordinate on security in Iraq

THE first bilateral talks between the US and Iran since 1980 took place yesterday and were described by the leader of the US delegation...

The only way to really defend Venezuela is for the working class to smash...

VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech last Tuesday night that a coup attempt by a small group of the military had...

Crisis hit Osborne pledges ruthless class war on workers, pensioners and youth

CHANCELLOR Osborne began his Autumn Statement yesterday ‘We will do whatever it takes to protect Britain from this debt storm . ....

Defend the NHS – bring down the government!

Yesterday the NHS was officially opened up by the coalition government to the vultures of the private healthcare industry, whose only aim is to...

No evidence for ‘street cleaners’ plot’ against Pope

TO ADD to the drama surrounding the visit of the Pope – who set the scene with his, and his associates’ attacks on...

Rats Starting To Quit Sinking Ship!

PRIME MINISTER Brown was yesterday under full scale attack from the bourgeois media. He faced the humiliation of appearing on the Andrew Marr...

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...

Heseltine Looks To Corbyn’s Labour To Stop Brexit!

MICHAEL HESELTINE, a Tory Deputy Prime Minister under John Major and a notorious enemy of the trade unions, has revealed that he prefers a...

Answer 30% savage cuts with a general strike!

YESTERDAY the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, proudly announced that four government departments have agreed to make cuts in their budgets of 8% a year...

Human rights groups quit UK’s fake torture inquiry!

TEN leading human rights organisations, along with victims of torture and their lawyers, have withdrawn from the British government’s Detainee Inquiry because they believe...

Contradictions of UK capitalism sharpening to explosion point!

TORY PM Cameron has declared, in the last few days, that he will be pushing through austerity measures until the end of the next...

Tory split looms as King warns on new housing disaster

LORD Howe, who is credited with bringing Thatcher down, now seems to be about to perform the same service for PM David Cameron, with...

‘Eu Disintegration Inevitable’ Says George Soros

GEORGE Soros, the multi-billionaire ‘vulture’ investor who makes his fortune betting on capitalism’s crisis and who is credited with breaking the pound in the...

Stop Hospital Closures – Halt NHS Privatisation

THAT the record £2.1 billion NHS surplus should coincide with press headlines that the NHS is at breaking point is no accident. The winter has...

Support the postal workers – Bring down Brown government

GORDON Brown launched his government of national unity yesterday by giving ex-Tory Sean Woodward a job in the cabinet (he defected from the Tories...

Bush defends waterboarding and torture

US President, George W Bush, last Saturday revealed the inseparable connection between imperialism and atrocities when he vetoed Congressional legislation that would have...

Obama asks Congress to decide on war or peace

IN A MAJOR abdication of Presidential power, Obama has given the US Congress the task of deciding whether there should be a strike on...

Tory plans for their police state! Step too far even for EU Courts

THE Tories’ new mass surveillance laws got a setback this week when the European Court of Justice ruled that its snoopers’ charter, the Investigatory...
Pickets were demanding yesterday that the Gate Gourmet boss Siegel should be sacked as a troublemaker

The issue is the shoot to kill policy says de Menezes campaign

THE family of Jean Charles de Menezes, murdered by police on the Tube on July 22, have called for the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir...

US Fails In Drone Attempt On Life Of Taleban Leader

A US drone strike in northwest Pakistan’s tribal region killed at least 12 persons on Thursday. Drone aircraft fired two missiles on a religious seminary...

Privateers Clean Up While Unemployed Demonised

THE NEWS that the coalition government has very quietly slipped a clause into the contracts being handed out to private companies to run probation...

US-UK stand by as Israel prepares Gaza ground attack

YESTERDAY morning Israel allowed about 450 foreign passport holders to leave the Gaza Strip through the Erez crossing near Beit Hanoun, after refusing to...

BIS predicts deflation and depression

LAST year the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) was alone amongst banks in warning that the situation had similarities to that at the time...