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Escalating looting of South Africa’s resources – SAFTU statement

‘THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) founding congress in April 2017 warned our members, and the entire country, that both of the...

Trade Unions Condemn Zanu-Pf – ‘Behaving Like The Racist Rhodesian Government!

THE ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has vowed to continue mobilising workers to protest until the government addresses their legitimate grievances. In a statement...

Lebanon’s foreign minister quits while financial crisis rages!

LEBANON’S Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday in protest at what he described as the government’s...

‘Trump’s only interest in Iraq is to loot the country’ –...

WASHINGTON’S already tense relationship with the 82,000-strong Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia coalition suffered a major blow in January after PMF deputy commander Abu...

SOUTH AFRICAN UNION NEHAWU CALLS TO ‘STAY AWAY’ ON AUGUST 28th...

THE NATIONAL Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has called on health staff to stay away from work on 28th August to protest...

No pay rise! A slap in face for NHS staff

‘ENOUGH is Enough,’ chanted a rally of 500 angry NHS workers outside Downing Street on Wednesday night. They are angry that they have been excluded...

South Africa: ‘A society that has become the most unequal in...

‘THE South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has consistently opposed the need to borrow from the international financial institutions for reasons we will...

Zimbabwe trade unions marching against corruption arbitrary arrests and abductions

ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa says the labour body will announce a series of dates for fresh protests after tomorrow’s...

‘Ten firearms police officers aimed their rifles at me’ – says...

‘MAJOR questions will need to be answered by the Metropolitan Police as to how this everyday event escalated into an armed raid, during which...

Trade unionists join Portland protesters

Trade unionists joined the Portland, Oregon demonstrations outside the Justice Centre on Saturday night, with many protesters wearing similar coloured shirts as part of...

UNITE MUST CALL MASS MEETINGS TO REJECT BA’s WAGE-CUTTING & MASS...

FORTY-TWO THOUSAND British Airways workers have been sent letters from Director of Heathrow, Mel Birch, dated 15th July 2020, telling them that they face...

Three million at risk of starvation in Yemen – UN report...

FOOD insecurity across Yemen is set to rise from two million to over three million in just six months, report UN agencies – who...

‘The criminal assassination of Qassem Soleimani must be pursued vigorously’ –...

RAN’S Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has called on neighbouring Iraq to ‘vigorously’ follow up on the US assassination of top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General...

Thousand across US join ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Tens of thousands of US workers walked out of their jobs on Monday in solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement and other minority groups...

Canadian trade unions fighting new anti-union legislation

Last week, Alberta’s United Conservative Party Government of Jason Kenney introduced Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, which constitutes ‘an attack...

‘Eviction, homelessness and hunger’ facing US families – Indivar Dutta-Gupta advisor...

AN ECONOMIC adviser to the campaign of US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has warned of ‘evictions, homelessness, and food insecurity’ by the end...

Sinn Fein – Waiting For UK To Hand Back The North!

By Jim Graham FOR Marxists, Irish liberation and Irish Freedom have always been a burning issue, since the period of the industrial revolution when the...

Is the Irish Political Duopoly like Partition coming to an end?

DISCUSSION ARTICLE BY FRA HUGHES IN BELFAST IRELAND has been partitioned North from South for nearly 100 years. 2021 will mark the centenary of the formation of...

Hamas Warns Israel Against Al-Aqsa Mosque Violations

THE Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has warned Israeli authorities against violations at al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, emphasising...

‘A HISTORIC VICTORY FOR ALL JOURNALISTS’ – NUJ welcomes court judgement...

THE NUJ (National Union of Journalists) has welcomed last Friday’s High Court in Belfast’s full written judgement on the quashing of arrest warrants for...

‘Release Assange From Prison Immediately!’

IN THE run-up to the resumption of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange’s US extradition trial in September, and to mark his birthday on 3rd July,...

‘Deal of the Century belongs in the garbage can of history’...

SAEB EREKAT, the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), has called on Israeli authorities to immediately and unconditionally release...

13 Zimbabwe nurses arrested at pay protest

THE ZIMBABWEAN government has arrested thirteen nurses who were protesting their deteriorating pay and working conditions. They have since been released on bail –...

Khadija Saye: Breath is Invisible

Khadija Saye 1992-2017 236 Westbourne Grove W11 2RH Until August 7th BY LUCY LAVER WITH THE reconvening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on Monday and the...

Putin discusses with Abbas Israel’s illegal annexation plan – as Hamas...

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed on Wednesday his country’s principal stance in support of solving the Palestinian question based on the international legal norms. Speaking...

Migrant workers cheated of wages & deported from US!

GERADO Santiago-Hernandez was a worker at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton, Michigan. A lawsuit filed in June 2020, on behalf of him and other...

Scrap Coronavirus Act – Liberty

Liberty is calling for the Coronavirus Act 2020 to be scrapped, highlighting that it contains sweeping powers that continue to threaten basic civil rights...

Fatah and Hamas unite to fight Israeli annexation plans

SECRETARY-GENERAL of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat, said on Sunday that the State of Palestine has been mobilising...

Young People Face ‘Surging Housing Prices, Stagnating Wages And Rising Student...

‘YOUNG PEOPLE have been ignored by the government,’ Cat Smith MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Young People said reacting to the new Institute For...

Tens Of Thousands Of Aerospace Jobs At Risk

THROUGHOUT Britain, the Unite union is reporting, the aerospace industry and job futures for many thousands of workers are ‘at five to midnight’ –...

‘Annexation would exacerbate decades of systematic human rights violations’ – Amnesty

THE ISRAELI authorities must immediately abandon plans to further ‘annex’ territory in the occupied West Bank which breach international laws and exacerbate decades of...

Syrians demonstrate against the ‘Caesar Act’ sanctions

POPULAR protests against the US and Turkish occupation forces and in rejection of the so-called ‘Caesar Act’ have continued in Syria’s Hasaka province. The Caesar Syria...

BA ultimatum: accept 20% pay cut or lose your job

British Airways has told cabin crew they must take a 20% cut in basic pay if they want to keep their jobs, – but...

Belfast Confronts Legacy Of Colonialism!

By Fra Hughes IRISH Republican Socialist group Lasair Dhearg has joined the street battles ranging from Minneapolis to Bristol to Belfast in confronting the legacy...

END THE TORTURE! FREE JULIAN ASSANGE! – demands Home Office protest

‘FREE Julian Assange!’ demanded a 20-strong demonstration outside the Home Office on Friday mid-day. Addressing the protest Emmy Butlin of the Julian Assange Defence Committee...

Postal workers, bus drivers and students in US support ‘Black Lives...

AMERICAN postal workers in Minneapolis are saying Black Lives Matter as over 400 local trade unionists signed a petition calling on workers to resist...

SA education unions demand suspension of schooling – as 10,000 schools...

LESS than two weeks after schools re-opened in South Africa, there have been growing calls to suspend schooling as many schools have recorded positive...

US police committed widespread human rights violations against Black Lives Matter...

Police forces across the USA have committed widespread human rights violations against Black Lives Matter protesters, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it launched...

New Orleans sanitation workers strike enters eighth week

‘WE’RE being treated as disposable,’ striking New Orleans sanitation workers employed by Metro Services Disposal Group said last Friday. The workers began striking on May 5th, saying...

TWO MILLION BANGLADESHI GARMENT WORKERS SACKED – 53.64 million face extreme...

MORE than two million garment workers have been sacked in Bangladesh since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Because of fewer orders from the United...

South African miners–hundreds of coronavirus cases

SOUTH Africa’s mining companies have recorded hundreds of Covid-19 cases, with most not complying with government measures – and also not complying with requirements...

Doctors & pharmacists in Egypt arrested for speaking out over coronavirus!

IN EGYPT, six doctors and two pharmacists have been arrested, and medics transferred to quarantine hospitals for speaking out, said Amnesty International on Thursday. A...

Police surround the Mexican Embassy in Bolivia to try & seize...

Last Sunday night in Bolivia around 10pm, 220 police, armed and accompanied by trained dogs, surrounded Mexico’s Embassy in La Paz. According to a statement...

SAFTU honours memory of Soweto youth 1976

AS SAFTU (the South African Federation of Trade Unions) honours the memory of the youth of Soweto 1976 – and as the Black Lives...

Brazilian meat and poultry workers defeat government attempt to cut safety...

AN IUF global union statement last Friday reminded that a determined campaign by IUF affiliates and allies has beaten back a government attempt to...