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‘Europe’s leaders consider people drowning as an acceptable price to pay...

MALTESE authorities on Monday refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship permission to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off...

‘CALL A GENERAL STRIKE RIGHT NOW!’ Young Socialists tell the TUC

THE TUC Congress opened in Bournemouth on Sunday to clamorous demands for an indefinite General Strike to bring down the government. After last year’s vote...

159 Palestinians killed since 3rd Intifada began

ISRAELI army troops on Sunday shot dead an unidentified Palestinian youth at Huwwara checkpoint, to the south of Nablus, after he allegedly attempted to...

24-hour London-wide bus strike solid!

BUS workers called for the entire bus service to be taken back into public hands and renationalised, during Tuesday’s 24-hour London wide strike over...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

Cosatu Admits Mismanaging Workers’ Pension Money

THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has admitted that the management of workers’ money through its Kopano Ke Matla investment arm was...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

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...

SAFTU condemns 30,000 public sector ‘jobs slaughter’

SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) is incensed at the report in the Mail & Guardian that there is a plan lay off...

Two Million Strike To Defend Pensions!

MORE than 4,000 striking council workers, NHS staff, teachers, lecturers, civil servants and students marched through Norwich on Wednesday, during the national strike in...

Labour, the CWU and Royal Mail privatisation

LAST Friday the leadership of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) issued a press release welcoming the news that the day before the Labour Party...

‘LET’S GO FORWARD TO THE GENERAL STRIKE!’ – ATUA National Secretary...

‘This is the period of the world revolution,’ All Trades Union Alliance National Secretary Dave Wiltshire told 150 delegates at the News Line-ATUA...

END GAZA SIEGE! – demands 400-strong Downing Street vigil

‘Free, Free Palestine! Palestine will be free from the river to the sea!’ shouted demonstrators at a 400-strong picket and vigil opposite Downing Street...

Palestinian ambassador condemns Netanyahu’s UK intervention to attack Labour leader Corbyn!

‘BINYAMIN Netanyahu’s arrogant intervention into British politics is not surprising from someone who has always condoned Israeli state terror. Jeremy Corbyn, in contrast, has...

Delay in payments means no new patients at Palestinian hospital

THE AUGUSTA Victoria Hospital in occupied East Jerusalem announced on Sunday that it would no longer accept new patients, owing to a ‘crisis level’...

GAZA VICTORY BRINGS PALESTINIAN UNITY MUCH CLOSER says Hamas deputy

HAMAS Political Bureau Deputy Chief Musa Abu-Marzuq has said that the resistance’s victory in Gaza has brought unity and reconciliation between Palestinian factions much...

‘This story involving chemical weapons is a pretext for direct military...

ACCORDING to the Syrian president, Syria destroyed all its stocks of chemical weapons back in 2013, but the West was still using ‘fairy tales’...

Issawi Called For ‘Rage And Solidarity’ For Prisoners Day!

HUNGER striker Samer Issawi called for ‘rage and solidarity’ from his prison cell on Palestinian Prisoners Day. Issawi wrote in a letter sent through his...

PARENTS OPPOSE CLOSURE OF FOUR CHILDREN’S HEART UNITS – while NHS...

PARENTS, charities and medical professionals have spoken out in opposition to the closure of four specialist children’s heart units, which were proposed on Wednesday. The...

Children were killed in their homes as they slept! – demand...

THE Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip during July and August 2014 claimed the lives of 501 Palestinian children. Defence for Children International –...

Spanish Socialists increase their lead

Spain’s Socialists increased their lead in a poll published recently in newspaper ABC with 30.9 per cent of votes, equivalent to between 131 and...

JOIN THE MARCH TO SAVE THE NHS – urge East Midlands...

EAST MIDLANDS UNISON and the Royal College of Nursing are holding a ‘The NHS is on its Knees, Get off your Feet to Save...

UNIONS BACK ISLANDERS’ STRUGGLE – hundreds march through Crawley

MORE than 400 Chagos Islanders and their supporters marched through Crawley town centre on Saturday, shouting: ‘We will return to Diego Garcia – it’s...

WE DEMAND CITIZENSHIP, NO-ONE IS ILLEGAL – say thousands of migrant...

Migrant workers and refugees were joined by trade unionists, community groups and others fighting exploitation and deportations, in a demonstration of more than 25,000...

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...

Lecturers & Students Must Unite And Fight

‘EVERYONE, all of the country, must get organised to take rent strike action, we have shown that rent strikes work,’ Angus O’Brien, the student...

Riot Police Launch Savage Savage Attacks On Athens Demonstration

Over 30,000 Greek students and lecturers demonstrating against the government’s Education Bill were viciously attacked by the armed riot police outside the Vouli (Greek...

Israelis Mount Attacks On Gaza And The West Bank

Palestinian Ma’an news agency’s reports on developments in the occupied territories last Friday, August 3rd, illustrate the heroic daily resistance of the Palestinian people. At...

HEAT OR EAT! – the choice Blair gives to pensioners

HUNDREDS of angry pensioners from all over Britain descended on parliament on Wednesday to demand an immediate increase in the basic state pension to...

‘HALT PRIVATISATION POLICIES’ – Palestinian protesters demand of PNA

PROTESTERS rallied across the West Bank on Saturday, criticizing government policies that have lead to a rise in living costs. In Hebron, hundreds marched from...

‘Syrian people alone can determine their future’

DEPUTY Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said Syria is ready to go for a Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions and will...

US Unions Taking Action Over Health, Safety And Retiree Pensions

PROPOSED rules by the Bush regime’s Transportation Security Administration for the US railway system ignore necessary employee training and protections against employer retaliation. The...

US indebtedness unnerves the Bourgeoisie!

THE American viewing public got a stark warning from the billionaire Donald Trump during a recent TV interview when he announced that Americans should...

MURSI SNUGGLES UP TO HAGEL – who commits to £1billion of...

IN talks with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, President Mursi on Wednesday reaffirmed Cairo’s commitment to its peace treaty with Israel and voiced appreciation...

Mursi Acts To Try To Halt Strike Wave

EGYPT’S President Mursi has intervened to settle strikes across the textile sector and at the giant Cleopatra Ceramics in Ain Sokhna, where striking workers...

BRITISH COMPLICITY IN TORTURE – indicted by Human Rights Watch

The UK government should immediately order an independent judicial inquiry into the role and complicity of British security services in the torture of terrorism...

Harassment, Intimidation And Violence Produces A Record Low Sri Lankan...

TAMILNET reports that voting at Thursday’s Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Elections ended on schedule at 4.00 pm local time as independent monitors placed the voter...

Teachers shortage crisis in schools!

SCHOOLS across England are at risk of teacher shortages in key subject areas, according to government figures released last Thursday. The figures show that there...

‘Opposition must be Syrian opposition,’ says Assad

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad has given an extensive interview with Australian TV channel SBS. In the interview, he covered such topics as Brexit, the hypocrisy...

Palestinian hunger strikers home raided!

ISRAELI authorities raided the house of Samer Issawi, a Palestinian prisoner who engaged in one of the longest hunger strikes in history, on Sunday. Authorities...

Breast implants: private sector wrecks women’s bodies – NHS to pay...

FORTY thousand women are affected by the industrial-grade silicone breast implant scandal in Britain alone, and now recriminations are flying between the government, the...

‘FORWARD TO WORLD SOCIALIST REVOLUTION’ –News Line Anniversary Rally told

‘TODAY the greatest crisis ever of the capitalist system is driving forward revolution in every country, as the workers of the world decide that...

‘OCCUPY EALING HOSPITAL! KICK OUT THE COALITION!’– shout 10,000 workers...

‘DEFEND Ealing Hospital – Occupy Now!’ and ‘No Cuts, No Closures – Kick this Government Out!’,  were the slogans that dominated the march of...

Wal-Mart Plans To Slash Health Benefits

America’s campaign to change supermarket giant Wal-Mart, WakeUpWalMart.com, has released copies of Wal-Mart’s new health care benefits plan for current part-time employees and full-time...

DISMANTLE THE WALL – say UN experts

Eight UN experts on Monday called for the Israeli separation Wall being constructed on Palestinian land to be dismantled. The UN experts were marking the...

Canadian Postal Union Fighting To Overturn Strike Ban

THE CANADIAN Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) filed a constitutional challenge last week to block legislation ordering them back to work, passed by the...