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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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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 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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Bush Vetoes Child Healthcare Extension

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US President George W Bush on Wednesday vetoed a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP), after it was passed with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ADULT EDUCATION UNDER ATTACK– funding crisis means sackings and course closures,...

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Lower than expected college funding poses a severe threat to adult education and those who provide it, warns the latest edition of public sector...

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...

End The Occupation Of Iraq! End The US/UK War Alliance!

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OVER 100,000 people marched in London and many thousands more marched in Glasgow on Saturday, to demand the immediate withdrawal of all British troops...

‘WE WON’T LET YOU SELL OUR JOBS’ – civil servants tell...

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OVER 200 civil servants gave a standing ovation to colleague Sheila Coote at a lunchtime rally in Westminster last Friday, as she vowed to...

The fight to occupy Chase Farm Hospital is intensifying

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THE fight to occupy Chase Farm hospital intensified on day 38 of the daily picket on the gates of Chase Farm as medical students,...

NO POLYCLINICS! SAVE OUR SURGERIES! – demand Rugby GPs

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‘No polyclinics! Save our surgeries!’ shouted over fifty Rugby GPs, medical staff and supporters during a town centre protest on Saturday. Carrying banners and wearing...

82% of midwives work unpaid overtime – ‘We desperately need 5,000...

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MIDWIVES have commented on the NHS Staff Survey and the impact of staff shortages and inadequate staffing levels on the health of midwives and...

BARNET COUNCIL TO SCRAP ITS HOUSING REGISTER –Housing the homeless will...

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TORY-controlled Barnet Council in north London has announced plans to scrap its housing register. At the Council’s Cabinet on June 21, the Cabinet Member for...