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Student Occupations Are Spreading!

STUDENT occupations are spreading! Students have occupied the London School of Economics on March since Tuesday March 17 demanding free university education for all. By Thursday...

‘We are a national union and this is a national campaign’...

FIREFIGHTERS in Wales will march on the Welsh Assembly today in protest against attacks on their pensions. From noon until 4,00pm, firefighters across England and...

US must prove that Manning knowingly helped Al-Qaeda – rules US...

THE US government must prove that army private Bradley Manning knowingly helped Al-Qaeda and other ‘American foes’ by handing over secret documents to WikiLeaks,...

Lecturers Strike Escalating

AFTER defeating attempts by their own union leadership to call off the strikes by forcing their leaders to throw out an unacceptable deal, lecturers...

Palestinian fishermen attacked by Israeli naval troops off Gaza coast!

A PALESTINIAN fisherman was injured and detained along with four others by Israeli naval troops who attacked them on Tuesday off the coast of...

Palestinian teen: open-ended hunger strike

A PALESTINIAN prisoner in Israeli jails has been on an open-ended hunger strike for 12 consecutive days to protest over his administrative detention...

How the Israeli army murdered 29 members of the Samouni family

IN one corner of Salah Samouni’s modest living room hangs a ‘martyr poster’ – a customary honor printed for those killed in all Israeli...

‘STOP JUSTIFYING ISRAELI ASSAULT!’ – Ashrawi tells EU leadership

PALESTINIAN activist Dr Hanan Ashrawi yesterday called for the EU Foreign Affairs Council to stop ‘adopting Israel’s narrative’ and to stop ‘justifying Israel’s...

Erekat calls on UK to recognise Palestine and reconsider plans to...

SECRETARY General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat, has called on the United Kingdom to recognise the State of Palestine on the...

Iran-Iraq historic talks

IN A HISTORIC meeting, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has held talks with Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Iraqi holy...

ISRAEL MUST WITHDRAW FROM ALL 1967 OCCUPIED TERRITORIES – then we...

THE draft political programme of the Hamas-led national coalition government that was distributed to the representatives of the parliamentary blocs and forces during the...

Safe routes needed for refugees to reach UK

THE UK government ‘needs to pay much more attention to establishing safe and regular routes for people to reach safety and their loved ones...

Racist Israeli graffiti ‘death to Arab’

EXTREMIST Israeli settlers on Sunday spray-painted racist anti-Arab graffiti on the walls of a Jewish synagogue in Safed, in northern Israel, according to local...

SINN FEIN CALLS FOR ENDING OF THE GAZA BLOCKADE –at the...

BY JOHN COULTER, IRISH POLITICAL JOURNALIST SINN FEIN has called for the immediate ending of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. In a major speech, one of...

Liverpool Hope University Lecturers Fight Job Cuts

LECTURERS who are members of UCU at Liverpool Hope University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in their ongoing row with the...

Bin Laden condemns ‘crusader war’ on Islam

THE Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has said in a new audio tape attributed to him that the siege imposed on the...

Palestinians Demonstrate Against Gaza Siege And Starvation

Hundreds of Palestinians from lands occupied in 1948 and international activists demonstrated at the Beit Hanoun (Eretz) crossing linking the Gaza Strip with 1948...

Saudis acting to advance US ‘grand bargain’ to sell out Palestinians...

FORMER US officials say Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu asked the administration of former US President Barack Obama in late 2014 to consider a...

HEWITT MUST GO! say junior doctors

THE British Medical Association (BMA) Junior Doctors Conference in London on Saturday called for the immediate resignation of health secretary Patricia Hewitt and health...

400,000 Stop Work In Massive Pensions Strike!

THE government’s claims about numbers of civil servants on strike over pensions are wildly inaccurate, the Public and Commercial Services union has insisted. Nearly...

Mubarak Wants Early ‘peace Deal’

Egyptian President Husni Mubarak said on Monday that a longer term truce between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip...

PCS considering further industrial action – while UNISON rejects NHS privatisation

THE GMB has commented on the written ministerial statement in the House of Commons yesterdayday on public sector pension talks. Brian Strutton, the ...

UN Security Council must condemn Israeli nuclear weapons

THE Iranian Ambassador to the UN urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to address international demands that Israel be condemned for its nuclear weapons,...

‘Everyone Should Strike To Support This Action – Not Just The...

NHS! NHS! NHS! chanted 20,000 junior doctors, medical students, health workers and supporters as they marched in central London on Saturday. ‘The BMA is balloting...

Tahrir Square won’t accept El-Ganzouri

The sit-in at Cairo’s Tahrir Square was continuing on Sunday with hundreds of protesters still occupying tents in the square while others continued chants...

‘UNIVERSITIES UNDER PRESSURE OF MARKET FORCES’ – warns NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS) yesterday published a ‘groundbreaking’ report which highlights the faults of the university funding system in unprecedented detail. In ‘Broke...

French Youth Demand – Withdraw The Hire And Fire Contract

FRENCH youth are in no mood to give up fighting for their employment rights. They are vowing to continue their blockade of universities and high...

Coalition Privateers To ‘Liberate NHS’: Part Two

THE Tory-Lib Dem coalition government’s White Paper on the NHS contains plans for sweeping changes. NHS Commissioning Board The sole commissioners for the NHS will...

Olmert reveals the US agreed to ‘absorb’ 100,000 Palestinians – only...

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that during his tenure as Premier he had reached an agreement with the United States for...

Palestinian University Workers Into Third Day Of Strike Action

Employees in public universities and colleges in the West Bank and Gaza Strip entered the third day of a strike on Wednesday. Head of the...

‘THE TRADE UNIONS MUST TAKE ACTION TO DEFEAT ACADEMY PROGRAMME’ –...

A NINETY-children-to-a-class City Academy, where three-hour lessons are the norm, has been roundly condemned by leading anti-academy campaigner and NUT and ATL Executive member...

Give Fed workers right to strike–get rid of ‘right-to-work’ anti-union laws...

THE VERMONT US Senator Bernie Sanders wants to give federal workers the right to strike, to eliminate so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws, and at the same...

US Nurses Demand Their Rights

More than 50 nurses from several AFL-CIO unions packed a House of Representatives hearing room on Tuesday to demand their rights be protected. They were...

‘Turkey has no right to deny Syria and Iraq the right...

SYRIA’s Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi on Wednesday met Iraqi Water Resources Minister Mohsen al-Shummari, discussing with him means to expand cooperation and establish joint...

BASIC OPERATIONS BEING REFUSED TO SAVE MONEY –leading surgeons accuse PCTs

NHS patients are being refused basic operations because primary care trusts want to save money, six leading surgeons revealed in a devastating letter that...

Striking Garment Workers Shot And Killed In Bangladesh!

TWO striking garment workers were shot dead by police in Bangladesh on Monday. Almost 140 Bangladeshi garment factories were shut as thousands of workers took...

CPSU suspends its election campaign

AUSTRALIA'S Community and Public Sector Union leaders voted on Monday to extend the suspension of all CPSU election campaigning. The union called for an urgent...

Abbas Condemns Settler Violence

Israeli police used force to break up a demonstration in East Jerusalem on Friday against the eviction of a Palestinian family from their home. Twenty-one...

ZIONIST SETTLERS’ POGROM AGAINST PALESTINIANS ‘MUST BE STOPPED NOW’ –...

The Jewish settler pogrom against Palestinians must be stopped now, says Khalid Amayreh. He writes: ‘Nazi-like Jewish settlers have of late stepped up their...

BBC journalists and technicians set to strike Thursday – over job...

BBC journalists and technicians are set to strike for 12 hours on from midday to midnight this Thursday, 28 March. BBC Easter programmes will be...

Palestinians oppose UNWRA’s plan to reduce Gaza healthcare and recruitment!

PALESTINIAN factions in the Gaza Strip have rejected what they said was a decision issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for...

‘Punish terrorists for arson attacks’ demands Ashrawi – as Israel acts...

PLO Executive Committee member, Hanan Ashrawi, last Thursday condemned Israel’s unwillingness to punish the ‘terrorists’ responsible for the arson attack in Duma village, south...

Revolutionary leader RAY ATHOW (12.12.1945 TO 20.11.2013)

By Paddy O’Regan RAY ATHOW WAS a party member for 47 years and an organiser for over 30. In all that time, what distinguished him is...

EGYPTIAN PORT WORKERS REACH AGREEMENT TO RETURN TO WORK –...

AIN Sokhna Port workers and DP World have reached an agreement to resume work in the Egyptian port, which has been shut down for...

HUNGARY OPENS TRADE OFFICE IN JERUSALEM – Israeli troops teargas school...

HUNGARY’S Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto last Tuesday opened a trade office in Jerusalem City, in the central occupied West Bank, that will have an...