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SA broadcasting workers to strike against ‘jobs bloodbath’

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SOUTH AFRICA’s CWU (Communication Workers Union) and BEMAWU (Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union) are organising for a full blown strike against the...

Nigeria Mass Protests Against Police Violence

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AS MASS protests against police violence continued across several cities in Nigeria for the eighth straight day last Friday, the Nigerian army issued a...

Hundreds demonstrate support for asylum seekers outside Britain’s first ‘refugee camp’!

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LAST Saturday over 250 pro-asylum seekers protested outside a former military barracks housing asylum seekers near Folkestone, the first refugee camp in Britian, which...

Israeli military demolishes Palestinian primary school

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THE ISRAELI military has demolished a European Union-funded Palestinian primary school in the central part of the occupied West Bank as the Tel Aviv...

Aussie Journalist Oakes Will Not Be Prosecuted!

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AUSTRALIAN Federal Police (AFP have confirmed that ABC journalist Dan Oakes will not be prosecuted over his reporting on alleged war crimes carried out...

Netanyahu moving ‘full steam’ towards annexation of West Bank says Peace...

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FOR the first time since the conclusion of its ‘normalisation’ deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, Israel is set to approve...

Herd immunity strategy against Covid-19 is ‘not an option’ says WHO

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The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the...

Tories step up war on refugees

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THE MIGRANTS’ Rights Network (MRN) is deeply concerned about the Home Office’s proposed condemnation and treatment of so-called ‘illegal’ migrants. Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel...

SA National strike against wage cutting

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ON WORLD Day For Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa declared a national strike against ‘the winds of austerity blowing out the...

Hamas & Plo Condemn Saudi Attack On Palestinians

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THE Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) have censured the latest comments by Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief and ambassador...

California’s Health Staff 5-Day Strike

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WORKERS at eight campuses of the Alameda Health System (AHS) in California’s East Bay – 3,200 members of the SEIU union local 1021 –...

General Strike In South Africa

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BOTH COSATU (the Confederation of South African Trade Unions) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have vowed to bring the country...

‘PM Johnson’s promises are nothing more than hot air’ says GMB

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‘THE PRIME Minister’s promises are nothing more than hot air,’ the GMB trade union said in response to Boris Johnson’s speech to the virtual...

2,500 US troops have already left Iraq says Iraqi Premier

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THE Iraqi prime minister says as many as 2,500 US troops have left the country as part of agreements reached with Washington to enable...

Older people abandoned to die in care homes

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OLDER PEOPLE in care homes were abandoned to die amid government failures during the coronavirus pandemic, Amnesty International accuses the Tory government in a...

‘Heathrow Is Facing Complete Shutdown’ Says Unite

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‘ONE of the world’s largest airports is facing complete shutdown,’ the Unite union has warned, ‘as members of Unite prepare to ballot for strike...

25 years since Hillingdon Hospital strike 1st OCTOBER 1995 – 30th...

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ON October 1st, 1995 56 domestic and catering workers at Hillingdon Hospital were sacked by Pall Mall for refusing to accept a £40 per...

Cosatu plans October 7 ‘national shutdown’

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THE CONFEDERATION of South African trade unions (Cosatu) is planning a nationwide shutdown next week, and has announced that its affiliated workers will not...

Palestinian doctor on hunger strike in Maghaberry prison has been joined...

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BY FRA HUGHES IN WEST BELFAST BRITAIN has been involved in duplicity and skulduggery in Palestine from the secret signing of the Balfour agreement in...

NUMSA pickets Zimbabwe embassy against labour rights violations

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THE BANNING of protests, abductions and torture of activists and students, arrests of journalists and the intimidation of trade unions are not issues that...

Preparations underway for Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections says Mahmoud Abbas!

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PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas said during his speech last Friday before the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly that...

Israeli occupation – a crime against humanity – 231 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS...

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APARTHEID is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual responsibility and state responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020,...

‘Israel trying to take advantage of gas forum’ says Palestinian leadership

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NOT PARTICIPATING in the signing ceremony of the agreement to launch the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) on Tuesday does not mean withdrawing from...

END THE PROSECUTION OF JULIAN ASSANGE! – Demand the Presidents of...

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THE PRESIDENTS of Venezuela and Argentina have demanded an end to the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently fighting extradition to...

‘The US is blackmailing Palestinians to compromise on their rights’ says...

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PALESTINE Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has accused the United States administration of pressuring and blackmailing the Palestinians to compromise on their national rights. Speaking at...

Trump seeks to expand conservative majority in the Supreme Court!

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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of liberal Justice...

Unite Betrays BA Workers – Demand Emergency Conference Of Union To...

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LAST Wednesday Howard Beckett, Unite union assistant general secretary, welcomed as a victory for the union British Airways ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’. Beckett...

‘Threats to health workers of the world’ – WHO

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THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) is urging healthcare leaders and governments to address all persistent threats to both the health and safety of all...

‘Trump is an outlaw and a rogue’ Syria hits back after...

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SYRIA’S Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has affirmed that the statements of US President Donald Trump about targeting Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad for assassination...

Overseas Operations Bill will ‘decriminalise torture’ says Reprieve

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THE TORY government has announced that the Overseas Operations Bill will get its second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 23rd September. In...

SA trade unions battle for inflation-beating pay increases for 1.2m

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THE LABOUR Court in Johannesburg will be the setting for South Africa’s trade unions and the African National Congress (ANC) government to fight it...

Palestinians call ‘Day of Rage’ against ‘normalisation’

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PALESTINIAN factions and the broader international Muslim community have expressed outrage at a fledgling trend of Arab-Israeli normalisation that has so far seen the...

Trade unions must take action for 15% – demand NHS staff

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‘WHAT DO we want? 15%! When do we want it? Now!’ rang out on the Nurses March through London on Saturday afternoon. More than 1,000...

NHS backlog putting patients’ health at risk!

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NHS PERFORMANCE stats reveal the ‘devastating extent of patient suffering’ amid a ‘daunting’ backlog, says the BMA. In his response to the latest NHS performance...

‘REJECT NORMALISATION AGREEMENT’ – Palestinian Minister tells Arab League

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PALESTINIAN Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, called on the Arab League to reject the United Arab Emirates-Israel normalisation agreement. ‘Otherwise, our meeting...

‘QANTAS PLANNED TO USE PANDEMIC TO OUTSOURCE 2,500 WORKERS’ –...

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AUSTRALIA’S Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is demanding that PM Scott Morrison explains what he knew about Qantas management’s long-term decision to axe and outsource...

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BLOCKADE! – to stop the takeover of the...

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THOUSANDS of people formed a human chain in the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest on Sunday, in protest at what they say is...

SA unions serve notice on Cyril Ramaphosa!

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THE UNCOMPROMISING attack on corruption in the governing party by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has the potential to shake up...

‘Plots and conspiracies are being hatched by the Israeli and US...

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THE MEETING of the General Secretaries of the Palestinian Factions held last Friday in Ramallah and Beirut via video conference confirmed that our people,...

Child poverty & food bank use rises!

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A SURVEY of UK social workers by the Child Poverty Action Group, Child Welfare Inequalities Project and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services,...

IndustriALL union supports investigation into PPE tenders in SA

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INDUSTRIALL Global union affiliates in South Africa are supporting the current probe by the country’s Special Investigating Unit into fraudulent activities in the awarding...

Universities will be hit as bad as care homes! –...

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UNIVERSITIES must scrap plans to reopen campuses next month in order to prevent a major public health crisis, lecturers union UCU said. The union fears...

‘Painful to see an Israeli plane land in UAE’ says Palestinian...

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has slammed the direct flight of an Israeli plane to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Speaking at the weekly Palestinian...

‘STOP CODDLING ECONOMIC CRIMINALS’ – SAFTU tells South African Treasury

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SAFTU (The South African Federation of Trades Unions) has called on the South African Treasury and the Reserve Bank to ‘stop coddling economic criminals...

Israeli Military Attacking Gaza With Air Strikes And Artillery

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THE Israeli military has carried out airstrikes and artillery attacks on various sites across the besieged Gaza Strip over what it cited as a...