Home Features

Features

More in-depth featured articles from the newspaper

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

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

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

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...

20 Years Since The Gibraltar Killings

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...

Milltown Massacre ‘Could Have Been Prevented’

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...

Loyalist Killers Turn To God

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...

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

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...

‘REGENERATION’ PROPOSALS MEAN EVICTION – say Grahame Park tenants

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...

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...

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

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...

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

‘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,...

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

‘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...

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

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

Wembley Park Sports Ground Occupied! – To Stop City Academy

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

‘Where Are The Loyalist Arsenals Of Death?’

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...

Open letter to chairs of BMA and BMAGPC

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...

Bush Vetoes Child Healthcare Extension

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...

400,000 strike against Labour pay cuts

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

BBC unions in dispute over sackings

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...

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

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...

Royal Mail Plans For Only One Mail Centre In London

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...

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

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

Chagossians Demand Right To Return!

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

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

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...

US Losing New ‘Great Game’ In Central Asia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety Report A Wake-Up Call For Grupo Mexico

THE United Steelworkers (USW) last Tuesday said a new report conducted by a group of independent health and safety experts should serve as a...

Mass Support In Enfield For Chase Farm Occupation!

UP TO 1,000 workers, trade unionists, local residents and youth electrified Enfield on Saturday afternoon, after hundreds joined the march through the town with...

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

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...

The fight to occupy Chase Farm Hospital is intensifying

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

‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’

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...

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

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...

Fire Service Cuts And Station Closures Threatening Public Safety

Humberside fire crews are warning that cuts and station closures will compromise public and firefighter safety. The warning came as local fire crews launch their...

NO POLYCLINICS! SAVE OUR SURGERIES! – demand Rugby GPs

‘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...

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

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...

STOP DEPORTATIONS! – demands march for migrant workers

‘Stop deportations! Asylum rights are human rights! Equal rights for migrants!’ shouted over 500 people taking part in a March for Migrant Workers last...

N.U.T. TEACHERS VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION – over pay, conditions and...

DELEGATES at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference in Manchester have called for action over pay, privatisation and teachers’ workload. During...

‘If Spirit Alone Won Battles’

THE DIARY OF JOHN LOWE The 1984-1985 Miners’ Strike in Nottinghamshire edited by John Symcox These diary excerpts are a tribute to the heroic and determined...

Halt The Torture Case Against Naheem And Rehan

Legal charity Reprieve has called on the British government to make up for failing Naheem Hussain and Rehan Zaman by intervening immediately to prevent...