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‘Trump’s only interest in Iraq is to loot the country’ –...

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WASHINGTON’S already tense relationship with the 82,000-strong Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia coalition suffered a major blow in January after PMF deputy commander Abu...

700 Haitian Families Evicted From Makeshift Camps

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Haitian authorities forcibly evicted nearly 700 families from two make-shift camps in the last two weeks, reported Amnesty International. Hundreds of families were left...

Ramaphosa is under fire for sacking twenty-two farm workers!

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PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa might soon find himself embroiled in a Labour Court battle as Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) is set to take...

Public Sector Workers Storm Rio Assembly

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THOUSANDS of public workers have stormed the Rio de Janeiro assembly, occupying the building in protest at the right wing Brazilian government’s savage cuts...

Tenants’ Aylesbury floods fury

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Tenants on the Aylesbury estate are very angry at Southwark Council’s indifference to their complaints and the Council’s high handed attitude towards tenants’ needs. Tenants...

MILLIONS JOIN NEW EGYPTIAN UNIONS – ‘We bid farewell to the...

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A state of permanent revolution has gripped Egypt as two million workers have joined Egypt’s Federation of Independent Trade Unions in the last year. Egyptian...

Palestinian People Fiercely Resisting The Israeli Occupiers

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THE Palestinians of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are surrounded by barriers, as a desperate Israel tries to turn Occupied Palestine...

NUMSA CALLS MASSIVE STRIKE ACTION ON SEPTEMBER 30th AGAINST CORRUPTION...

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THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has served notice on behalf of a growing number of unions and their...

‘HUGELY CONCERNING’ CARE HOMES CRISIS – RCN and GMB issue dire...

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Care homes are increasingly struggling to provide high quality care for residents with complex medical conditions, amid a backdrop of a severe lack of...

South African firefighters demand payment for overtime!

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Hundreds of members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to deliver a memorandum...

Israel attempting to whitewash its crimes against Lebanon

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ISRAEL is once again trying to whitewash its crimes against Lebanon by offering the country ‘humanitarian aid’. Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz said Israel was...

CHILDREN’S HEALTH GIVEN LOW PRIORITY – as paediatric training recruitment worst...

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THE low priority given to children and young people’s health threatens prosperity, argues an expert writing in The BMJ Today. Professor Russell Viner at University...

Sri Lankan workers fighting Ansell Lanka Ltd union busters

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Australian-based manufacturer of medical gloves and condoms, Ansell, is attacking workers in its supply chain, suspending 800 striking trade union members in Sri Lanka...

Ontario childcare workers locked out over Christmas!

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THE local MP, France Gelinas, is today, Wednesday 4th January, visiting the Ontario picket line of 140 childcare workers who have been locked out...

THE GREAT MINERS STRIKE 1984-85 – PART THREE: ‘Now we are...

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THE brutal police riot at the Orgreave coke depot was not the only state attack launched against the NUM and striking miners in June...

Over 1,600 Palestinian prisoners launch open-ended hunger strike

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MORE THAN 1,600 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody launched an open-ended mass hunger strike on Monday morning on Palestinian Prisoners Day, led by imprisoned...

Netanyahu to visit Putin – after Russia delivers S-300 missiles...

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ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he will soon meet President Vladimir Putin amid tensions over the downing of a Russian aircraft during Israel’s...

Israeli military demolishes Palestinian primary school

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THE ISRAELI military has demolished a European Union-funded Palestinian primary school in the central part of the occupied West Bank as the Tel Aviv...

COWEN INVITES ICTU TO TALKS – as massive strike action approaches

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With the March 30 general strike fast approaching Irish Prime Minister Cowen has invited the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to attend talks....

‘TAX HAVENS ARE SUNNY PLACES FOR SHADY PEOPLE’ says Lord Oakshott

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THe Liberal Democrats Treasury spokesman Lord Oakeshott has delivered a broadside against prime minister Brown and the secretive activities of Barclays Bank. He used parliamentary...

Prisoners hold ‘Day of Disobediance’ in support of hunger striker Al-Qiq

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PALESTINIAN prisoners and journalists held separate rallies on Thursday in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq. In Israel’s Eshel prison, Palestinian prisoners held a...

Palestinian teenagers seized in overnight raids

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ISRAELI occupation forces arrested 13 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids on Wednesday night – one of the arrests was south of Nablus,...

‘WE WANT THE PERPETRATERS PUT AWAY’ – Janet Alder tells ‘No...

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‘Tony Blair we want justice!’ shouted over seven hundred bereaved families and supporters outside Downing Street last Saturday. They had marched from Trafalgar Square on...

Teachers In Ontario Strike Against Education Bill

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Public school teachers in Ontario in Canada are set to go on strike against the state government for imposing new contracts under a controversial...

10,000 Marchers Force Police To Lift Ban

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TEN thousand people forced the police to retreat from their stated position that a march on parliament would be illegal, and that they would...

Investigate undercover police role in blacklisting – GMB calls for home...

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THE GMB union has called for a just-announced Home Office inquiry into undercover police to cover blacklisting. This came during a protest outside Parkside police...

AMERICAN FARM WORKERS TO LAUNCH – ‘March for Rights, Respect and...

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AMERICAN farmworkers are to launch a two-week, 200-mile ‘March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food’ calling on Publix supermarket to accept historic human rights...

Belarus holding Victory Day march today!

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‘WE invite other heads of state to come to Minsk for the Victory Parade,’ Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to the...

70 years since the Chinese revolution

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THE CHINESE Communist Revolution, led by the Communist Party of China and Chairman Mao Zedong, resulted in the proclamation of the People’s Republic of...

Families of 44 Marikana miners killed by police give evidence

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ON SEPTEMBER 12 at the Farlam Commission into the deaths at Marikana, the families of the 44 people who died were telling their stories. The...

INTO Irish teachers condemn funding cuts for primary schools!

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AT THE Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) annual congress in Belfast on Tuesday, primary teachers condemned the lack of adequate funding to primary schools...

Nurses Call For National Strike Action To Defend The NHS

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NURSES and other National Health Service workers called for national strike action from all unions to defend the NHS last Thursday. RCN and UNISON health...

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

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THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

Long Live The Revolutionary Peoples Of Indochina!

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THE People’s Democratic Republic of Laos (LPD) is the most bombed country in history, with 600,000 tonnes of Un-Exploded Ordinance (UXO) – bombs which...

SAFTU condemns assassination of community leaders!

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SAFTU (the big South African Confederation of Trades Unions) has strongly condemned ‘the low-intensity war against working-class activists!’ In a statement earlier this week, SAFTU...

Syria Puts Fighting Terrorism Onto The Geneva Agenda!

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SYRIA’S official delegation has managed to put counter-terrorism on the agenda as stated by the Geneva Communiqué during a joint session concluded on Wednesday...

Renault halt operations in South Korea

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RENAULT Samsung halted operations at its only plant in South Korea on Monday and Tuesday amid a drawn-out dispute with the plant’s labour union...

RAJAPAKSE GIVEN ‘A LICENCE TO KILL’ –by the International Community

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THE British Tamil Forum has condemned the statement by the Co-Chairs (US, EU, Japan and Norway) of the international community demanding that...

Platinum Miners Union Fighting For Recognition

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THE Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is facing lengthy delays in companies signing new recognition agreements with the union which has replaced...

Israel Accused Of ‘Harvesting’ Palestinians’ Organs

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Israel knew about ‘80,000 missiles’ in the possession of Hezbollah,’ President Shimon Peres said in comments published Saturday. In an interview with the Kuwaiti al-Rai...

Irish Teachers Ready To Strike Over Pay

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17,000 secondary school teachers are set to go on strike over the Irish government’s plans to cut their pay and allowances. The Association of Secondary...

Abbas Attends Moscow’s Victory Parade!

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PRESIDENT Mahmoud Abbas was among up to 30 world leaders on Saturday to attend a huge military parade in Moscow commemorating Russia’s 70th anniversary...

Aamer Freed! Now Shut Down G-Bay!

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‘SHUT down Guantánamo Bay!’ demanded human rights organisations on the day that Shaker Aamer was finally freed. After 13 years of languishing in Guantánamo Bay...

Israeli Settlers Set Fire To Farmlands

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Israeli settlers set fire to hundreds of dunums of farmland in the northern West Bank village of Beit Furik, locals said on Friday. High temperatures,...

Iran urges hand power in Sudan to civilians

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IRAN’S Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Sudan to address the people’s demand in the country and immediate transition of power to civilians. The ministry’s spokesman...