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Seven Palestinians wounded in Al Aqsa clash

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The Disengagement Administration bases its assessment on the fact that according to the disengagement law anybody not leaving by that date could lose tens...

‘THIS IS AN ENORMOUS VICTORY!’ says Peter Chappell – organiser of...

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GEORGE Davis, now 69, says he should not have had to wait ‘36 long years’ for his conviction for armed robbery to be quashed...

‘A VICTORY FOR WORKERS ALL AROUND AMERICA!’ says Bernie Sanders

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AFTER union workers at a locomotive plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, struck a 90-day deal with Wabtec Corporation late last Wednesday, Senator Bernie Sanders said...

The Bill Is ‘Final Step For Privatising The NHS’ Bma Arm...

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DOCTORS at the British Medical Association (BMA) Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) on Tuesday made a bid to press forward their advantage, after passing Motion...

100,000 NHS staff vacancies!

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‘THESE figures reflect the stark reality facing NHS trusts resulting from the combination of relentless increases in patient demand, 100,000 staff vacancies and the...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

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President Mahmud Abbas on Friday accepted Italy’s offer to host Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, urged international commitment to the UN-adopted ‘roadmap’ peace plan, the Palestine...

Pioneering lawsuits against CIA murderous drone attacks

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Pakistani HUMAN rights lawyer Mirza Shahzad Akbar presented evidence from his pioneering lawsuits for victims of US drone attacks in Waziristan, Pakistan at a...

RICHARD SORGE: Hero of the Soviet Union

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An Impeccable Spy Richard Sorge Stalin’s Master Agent By: Owen Matthews Published by: Bloomsbury; £25 (hbk) THE SUBJECT of this book, Richard Sorge, is the daring, unequalled spy whose...

G4S guard who fatally restrained boy is promoted to H&S manager

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By Clare Sambrook WHAT to do with a 100 kg guard who fatally restrains a 40 kg boy? Promote him to health & safety manager,...

25 YEARS SINCE THE PRINTERS’ STRIKE – Part 1: Eddie Shah,...

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‘THAT courage is required for a turnout, often indeed much loftier courage, much bolder, firmer determination than for an insurrection, is self-evident.’ ‘It is,...

REGENERATION NIGHTMARE FOR HEYGATE TENANTS – Southwark accused of ‘Rachman’ tactics

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TENANTS on the Heygate Estate in south-east London have alleged that ‘Rachman tactics’ are being used to try and drive them off the estate...

‘No Retreat, Forward Forward!’ – Gadaffi Urges Libyan People!

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WE print excerpts of Colonel Gadaffi’s speech to the Libyan people made last Tuesday evening to rally them against the internal counter-revolutionary forces...

Loyalist Killers Turn To God

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BY IRISH POLITICAL JOURNALIST JOHN COULTER The Castlerock massacre in Co Derry in which four Catholic workmen were shot dead could have been stopped if...

‘REGENERATION’ PROPOSALS MEAN EVICTION – say Grahame Park tenants

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Tenants and leaseholders on the Grahame Park housing estate in Colindale, north-west London, are angry over ‘regeneration’ proposals which leave many facing eviction. ‘Choices for...

THE GREAT MINERS STRIKE 1984-85 – PART FIVE: Support for WRP...

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NOVEMBER 1984 opened with a miners’ special delegate conference endorsing a plan to widen the dispute throughout the labour and trade union movement. That demand...

THE GREAT MINERS’ STRIKE 1984-85 PART ONE: No miner has the...

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TODAY marks the twenty fifth  anniversary of the beginning of the year-long miners’ strike, a strike that saw the full force of the capitalist...

TURNING THE TIDE: the 1966 seamen’s strike

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Turning the Tide – The 1966 seamen’s strike and the making of modern maritime trade unionism. An RMT pamphlet, available free from RMT head...

20 Years Since The Gibraltar Killings

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By Irish political journalist JOHN COULTER THE three unarmed Provisional IRA members shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar two decades ago were allegedly sacrificed...

‘Enemies are seeking to pit the Iranian people against their government’...

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IRAN on Saturday started ceremonies of commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the demise of late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in the...

Milltown Massacre ‘Could Have Been Prevented’

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THIS year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Monday, March 17 were overshadowed by the 20th anniversaries of two of the most televised bloody massacres...

DRIVE THE PRIVATEERS OUT OF THE NHS! – demands demonstration of...

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LOCAL residents, trade unions and doctors have joined together to fight the privatisation of the National Health Service in Tower Hamlets. Two hundred people staged...

HEYGATE ESTATE–Heating and hot water system ‘permanently switched off’!

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ANGRY tenants still living on the Heygate Estate in south-east London say the shutdown of the hot water and heating system last Friday is...

‘Where Are The Loyalist Arsenals Of Death?’

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By John Coulter, Irish Political Journalist Where are the loyalist arsenals of death? That’s one of the key questions the proposed new Stormont department for...

‘HEZBOLLAH ARE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY’ – 100,000 march through...

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‘Bush, Blair terrorists!’ shouted workers and youth last Saturday as they passed the American embassy in central London on a 100,000-strong demonstration against the...

BLAIR IS DESTROYING THE NHS – Part One – The privatisation...

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ANYONE who has made a careful reading of Department of Health documents (see footnote) and considered the implication of the legislation can only come...

Royal Mail Plans For Only One Mail Centre In London

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PLANS by royal mail management to close all but one of London’s Mail Centres is set to put them on a collision course with...

THE GREAT MINERS STRIKE 1984-85 – PART FOUR ‘Trying to reconcile...

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THE TUC National Congress held in Brighton during the first week of September 1984 was dominated by the miners’ strike. Miners from the Cortenwood pit...

‘THE FUTURE OF THE NHS IS AT STAKE!’ – say ‘Mums...

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OVER 400 doctors, furious at government ‘reforms’ which threaten their profession – making a staggering 14,000 hospital doctors redundant from August – descended on...

‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty Starring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald On General Release from June...

Open letter to chairs of BMA and BMAGPC

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Dear Dr Meldrum, Dr Buckman and all members of the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) Following the publication of the health White Paper earlier this...

‘TIME TO RISE UP’ – says Ricky Bishop’s mother

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Over sixty workers and youth marched through Brixton, southwest London, on Saturday to demand Justice for Ricky Bishop. Ricky Bishop was a young black father...

25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRINTERS’ STRIKE –‘the lessons of Wapping are...

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‘The historic printers’ strike set the scene for a struggle, not just against Murdoch but the whole capitalist state,’ All Trades Unions Alliance national...

Opening The Archives On The Miners’ Strike

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Part of the British Film Institute season: ‘On the Face of It: A Century of Coalmining on Screen’ (Also plays this month at the Showroom in Sheffield) ‘OPENING the Archives on...

NO RESCUE FOR CAPITALISM– FORWARD TO THE WORLD SOCIALIST REVOLUTION! –...

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THE Labour leaders are terrified the whole capitalist system is going to go, News Line Editor Paddy O’Regan told an audience of 200 youth...

ESOL CLASSES ARE A BASIC RIGHT! – call for mass registration...

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TWO thousand people took part in three marches that converged on Hackney Town Hall on Saturday, demanding free English language courses for everyone. The marches...

400,000 strike against Labour pay cuts

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Over 400,000 teachers, college lecturers and public and civil servants held a magnificent one-day national strike on Thursday, with a militant turnout on marches...

Wembley Park Sports Ground Occupied! – To Stop City Academy

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THE proposed site of a new City Academy, next to the new Wembley Stadium, is being occupied to stop the privatisation project from going...

BBC unions in dispute over sackings

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BBC unions on Friday went into dispute with the corporation over proposed compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said in a statement: ‘The...

Huge increase in leukaemia and birth defects in Iraq

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THE use of depleted uranium in Iraq by the US and UK military has led to a huge increase in Leukemia and birth defects...

MARX AND THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION PART TWO: ‘Wage labour and capital...

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FREDERICK Engels was also thinking and writing at that time about the permanent revolution. This showed itself even as early as January 1849, when...

Chagossians Demand Right To Return!

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OVER 400 people attended the Chagos Islands Community Association rally in central London on Saturday evening, to demand the Chagossians’ right to return to...

UK COMPLICIT ‘IN THE MOST SERIOUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’ –...

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THE Chagos islanders were thrown out of their Indian Ocean home in the mid 1960s by the British Labour government of Harold Wilson in...

US Losing New ‘Great Game’ In Central Asia

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RUSSIAN experts on Afghanistan take a dim view of US ‘achievements’ in their military operations there. Experts believe that Central Asian countries as well...

CUT MY PAY – NO WAY! – 800,000 council workers strike

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Picket lines were out across the country on Wednesday morning as 800,000 UNISON and Unite council worker members began the first day of a...

VOTE WRP ON DECEMBER 12! BREAK WITH THE EU! FORWARD TO...

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THE DECEMBER 12th election is a crisis election, in a situation where the worldwide crisis of capitalism is deepening rapidly to explosion point. Eleven...