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YOUNGEST GUANTANAMO JUVENILE TO BE FREED – US judge slams...

Mohammed el Gharani (imprisoned aged 14) is to be released from Guantánamo Bay, legal charity Reprieve reported on Thursday. It said: ‘Reprieve is thrilled...

Unison and EU public sector unions form ‘historic alliance’

UNISON and other EU public sector unions have formed an ‘historic alliance’. UNISON declared yesterday: ‘The fight back has begun. And UNISON is...

Israeli State Murder On The Occupied West Bank!

THE early morning traffic began to ease as the funeral procession departed from Bethlehem’s city limits, and cars sped up on their way to...

Literacy rate in Palestine one of highest in the world

On the occasion of International Literacy Day, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) published a report last week on the illiteracy rate in...

CAW donates $40,000 to Pakistan Relief Fund – AND URGES ALL...

The Canadian Autoworkers union (CAW) announced last Saturday it will be donating $40,000 to the Pakistan relief effort and is urging local unions across...

Uprooted Tamil Families Refused Permission To Return

THE Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vanni has refused permission to the uprooted families of Kumaarasaamipuram and Mayilvaakanapuram in Ki’linochchi district to resettle in...

Israel to annex illegal West Bank settlements!

PALESTINE President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday that he is going to make important decisions in 2018 holding Israel to account for its...

‘RISE UP’–US workers push forward

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has spoken about the importance of the struggle of the US trade unions. ‘Today, thousands of workers embraced a union future....

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...

Israel will not end administrative detentions – as thousands join hunger...

An Israeli military court has refused an appeal by long-term hunger-strikers Thaer Halahla and Bilal Diyab to end their detention without charge, prisoners groups...

Letter from Palestine by ISMAIL RABBAH

Israel’s foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that ‘the Palestinians should not be allowed to hold negotiations with Israel on a local level while fighting...

‘PUBLIC AND FIREFIGHTERS’ SAFETY NEEDLESSLY PUT AT RISK’ says East...

The FBU and the Chief Fire Officer met this week and agreed a way forward to maintain fire cover within East Sussex. Recently, East Sussex...

Mass picket of Ealing Hospital

‘EALING Hospital is the beating heart of the whole community, leave our hospital alone!’ local resident Prempal Dhaliwal said on the mass picket of...

French Delegation Condemns Macron’s Hostile Attitude To Syria While Hezbollah Warns...

A FRENCH delegation, headed by former transport minister Thierry Mariani, has met with Syrian government officials in Damascus and condemned France’s hostile policies...

UNISON delegates determined to organise coordinated industrial action

DELEGATES at the UNISON National Delegate Conference in Brighton on Thursday forced a debate on Friday on coordinated action over soon-to-be prime minister Brown’s...

Secret Netanyahu-US diplomacy to extend ‘settlement freeze’

ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared on Monday that Israel and the United States were holding behind-the-scenes talks geared at resolving the recent deadlock...

Hamas Rejects Direct Negotiations

GAZA Premier Ismail Haniya said Sunday that the Palestinian Authority’s decision to resume direct negotiations reflects a failed policy, and will not succeed. Speaking at...

MARIKANA MASSACRE SECOND ANNIVERSARY RALLY – ANC and local government officials...

CONSPICUOUSLY absent at a rally last Saturday to commemorate slain miners on the second anniversary of the Marikana massacre were the African National Congress...

Tv Workers Exploited For 16 Hours A Day

WORKERS who are employed in the production of documentaries often are expected to work 14, 15 or 16 hours a day for several days...

ENGAGE WITH HAMAS – MPs urge Brown government

The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee of MPs has said the UK government’s ‘decision not to speak to Hamas in 2007 following the Mecca...

1,000 schools providing free school meals are facing the biggest cuts!

NEW research by NUT and the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) using DfE data shows that, under current government school funding policy, the 1,000...

Gate Gourmet Workers Determined To Win

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, trade unionists and youth, held a successful over 150-strong mass picket on the mound near the Beacon roundabout at...

Essex FBU Gives Industrial Action Notice

As the TUC Congress kicked off in Manchester, the Fire Brigades Union on Monday issued lawful notice of the resumption of industrial action short...

BACCALAUREATE THREATENS ‘CULTURAL APARTHEID’ –says theatre director Richard Eyre

High profile figures from the arts have joined with the National Union of Teachers in condemning the Coalition’s planned secondary school Key Stage 4...

Baghdad would have fallen without Iran’s Help – says Iranian ...

IRANIAN Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that if it wasn’t for ‘Iran’s support (for Iraq) and presence’ in fighting the group calling...

Asma Al-Assad Participates In Disabled Celebrations!

ON the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Asma al-Assad, wife of President Assad, participated last Monday in a celebration held...

Assad spends New Year with his soldiers

WITH the beginning of the New Year, President Bashar al-Assad visited army and popular defense forces on the firing lines of Jobar, in the...

Political Messiah Quits!

By Irish political journalist JOHN COULTER Rev Ian Paisley, a political messiah to Protestant Unionism, has shockingly quit as both Stormont First Minister and leader...

UAW President calls for national health insurance

RON GETTELFINGER the president of the UAW, auto workers trade union has urged that the US must adopt a national insurance system to provide...

Teachers condemn ‘forced academisation’

TEACHERS unions on Monday condemned plans for a huge acceleration of the forced academisation of state education, with another 3,320 schools handed over to...

Maliki Signs ‘Memorandum Of Understanding’ With Turkey

A MEMORANDUM of Understanding was signed by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Iraqi puppet Prime Minister Nuri...

ACADEMIES HAVE FAILED! – take them back under local authority control...

THE Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) says the failure of academy chains requires the government to consider taking schools back into local authority...

Britain ‘kowtows’ to China! – trade talks resume

CHINA has reversed its decision to cancel trade talks with the UK after British finance minister Philip Hammond criticised London’s military plans for the...

RELEASE NAZMUL HUDA! – first journalist to report on the Rana...

REPORTERS Without Borders (RSF) call for the immediate release of Nazmul Huda, a reporter who was arrested on 24 December 2016 because of his...

Crowds Take To The Streets In Their Support Of Assad And...

CROWDS in Aleppo took to the streets following the announcement of the Army General Command restoration of security and stability to the city after...

Civil Service Unions ‘Outrage’ Over Redundancy Pay Cuts

The announcement of changes to civil service redundancy payments made today by the Cabinet Office is an outrageous breach of faith with the unions,...

‘The Ugly Faces Of Occupation’

Dear friends, THE ugly faces of occupation from two houses demolished in Silwan, Jerusalem last week. Two other houses were destroyed the same day in Jerusalem....

DETAINEES KILLED DURING INTERROGATION– American Civil Liberties Union accuses US military

US Operatives killed detainees during interrogations in Afghanistan and Iraq, says the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU has just published an analysis of...

Seven Mineworkers Die At Driefontein Mine

AMCU president Joseph Mathunjwa has criticised the Mineral Resources Department after the deaths of seven mineworkers at Sibanye-Stillwater’s mine in Driefontein. He said on Saturday...

31 die in Dhaka factory fire!

‘PROMISES and apologies always follow these disasters, but there is no real commitment to fix the problem. It’s about greed, plain and simple,’ Larry...

Israeli Warplanes Shell Gaza

ON SUNDAY Israeli warplanes shelled a location north of the Gaza Strip while the Israeli army declared a full closure of both Beit Hanoun...

THEIR MORALS AND OURS – ‘Civilisation can be saved only by...

AFTER 2008, the masses of the world showed they were not about to give up all their hard-won gains so that the banks,...

‘BELARUS WILL NOT JOIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION’ – says Lukashenka

‘ABSOLUTELY nothing depends on Belarus’ in the construction of the union state with Russia, said Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Minsk on 29 May...

US releases frozen aid to Colombia – Rights groups slam ‘blatantly...

Three days before Colombian President Uribe was scheduled to meet with President Bush on August 4th at his Crawford, Texas ranch, the State Department...

PNA and Hamas condemn Israeli ‘meddling’

Israel’s military escalation is ‘an attempt by Israel to meddle in our internal Palestinian life,’ Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned in a press...