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Saudi Arabian anger at government gas price hikes!

SAUDI Arabians have taken to the social networking services, venting their anger at the government for hiking domestic gas prices and introducing value added...

Palestinian police lieutenant shot dead in Jenin police station by Israeli...

THOUSANDS of Palestinians joined the funeral procession of a Palestinian police lieutenant on Friday who was killed a day earlier from Israeli military gunfire. Thousands...

Syria Strongly Denies Supplying Scud Missiles To Hezbollah

SYRIA strongly denied on Thursday Israeli accusations that it has been delivering Scud missiles to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. ‘For some...

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...

UCU strike ballot against vicious assault on members pensions

‘UCU (University and College Union) will be calling sustained strike action aimed at massively disrupting lectures, classes and the administrative life of your institution...

Teachers Vote To Strike Over Pay!

THE ANNUAL Conferences of the two main teachers unions, the National Education Union (NEU) and the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of...

‘DEFEND COUNCIL HOUSING!’ urges SE London Council of Action march

One hundred workers and youth won big support as they marched through south east London in defence of council housing on Saturday afternoon. The march...

Week-long meter workers strike

‘PIG-headed’ EDF Energy bosses have sparked a week-long meter workers’ strike. A week-long strike by EDF Energy workers carrying out Smart meter installations will take...

HEALTH IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY – Part one: ‘A people...

TOP British medical journal The Lancet, the has published a series of detailed research reports on the health status of 3.8 million...

Hebron settler’s powers to be expanded – ‘MOST DANGEROUS SINCE 1967’...

HEBRON governor Kamel Hameed on Saturday said the Israeli army’s decision to expand municipal powers of illegal settlers in the city of Hebron as...

Extreme Crackdown In Issawiyeh In East Jerusalem

THE occupied East Jerusalem suburb of Issawiyeh has long been a flashpoint for confrontations between Israeli soldiers and its Palestinian residents. But even by Israel’s...

Canadian Unions Battling Racial Discrimination!

‘MARCH 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a day to reflect on racism in our communities and redouble our...

NO TGWU HARDSHIP PAY! – for Gate Gourmet locked-out workers taking...

TWO Gate Gourmet locked-out workers went to the TGWU London South East and East Anglia Regional Office in north London on Tuesday, to ask...

800 TORTURE FLIGHTS IN EUROPEAN AIRSPACE – says Amnesty

Amnesty International revealed on Monday that six planes used by the CIA for renditions have made some 800 flights in European airspace including 50...

CIA organised medical experiments on detainees post 9/11!

Medical personnel on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) participated in experimentation and research on detainees during interrogations following the US terror...

New Orleans sanitation workers strike enters eighth week

‘WE’RE being treated as disposable,’ striking New Orleans sanitation workers employed by Metro Services Disposal Group said last Friday. The workers began striking on May 5th, saying...

500,000 Workers Take Strike Action & March In Colombia!

AN ESCALATING strike sweeping through Colombia, led by teachers and other state employees, saw at least half a million workers striking and marching on...

Mexican trade unions confronted by armed police

WORKERS attempting to hold a free and democratic unionisation vote at a Mexican silver mine owned by Canadian mining company Excellon Resources were confronted...

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...

Release Torture Victim Binyam Mohamed

On International Day Against Torture last Thursday, legal charity Reprieve renewed its call for the release of torture victim Binyam Mohamed from US concentration...

RUSSIA AND IRAN ARE OUR STEADFAST ALLIES – says Assad

IN AN an interview given to al-Manar TV, President Bashar Assad said the essence of the crisis in Syria is foreign interference by the...

‘BEYOND THE MARKET’–‘BACK TO FOUNDING PRINCIPLES’ – say BMA, Unison and...

THE NHS would become both more cost-effective and equitable if it were operated on its founding principle of co-operation rather than competition, said a...

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...

‘IRAN HAS PROVEN THAT IT IS HIGHLY CAPABLE OF RESISTING AGGRESSION’...

THE ex-Iranian president and current chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, has spoken up about the crisis that the US is seeking...

No Agreement In Make-Or-Break Amcu Talks!

ON Thursday, make or break talks to end the three-month platinum mining strike collapsed once again. The third face-to-face meeting between the Association of Mineworkers...

Rice Pledges Parallel Talks Ans Secret Diplomacy

THE Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas and the US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice held a joint press conference in Ramallah last Sunday in the...

Iran wins legal battle against US attempt to seize bank funds!

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), also known as Bank Markazi, says the country has won a legal battle in Europe...

‘TODAY YOU WILL HEAR OUR WORDS, BUT TOMORROW YOU WILL SEE...

HAMAS has vowed revenge for the Dubai killing of Abdul Mabhuh, at a Gaza rally attended by tens of thousands of people on Thursday...

Fatah Hamas Ceasefire Holds

THE Hamas and Fatah Palestinian factions have held their fire in the first few hours of a truce that took effect yesterday afternoon in...

Boycott Wendy’s – demands fair food campaign

‘JOIN us in Palm Beach today as the Workers’ Voice Tour wraps up in Nelson Peltz’s hometown,’ said the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)...

11,000 Bangladesh garment workers sacked after pay strikes

AS MANY as 11,000 Bangladesh garment workers were sacked in the wake of the pay strikes they waged in December and January, while many...

Putin Declines To Call Assad An Ally!

IN his recent interview with the German newspaper Bild Vladimir Putin was asked a number of questions about Syria. Question: Now let’s turn to Syria,...

Poorest Families With Children Are Hit The Hardest By Tory Cuts!

POORER groups have been worst affected by changes to direct taxes, benefits and tax credits despite the Coalition’s promise that the rich would carry...

Demonstrators call for trade unions to take action over Palestine!

A-QUARTER-of-a-million workers and youth, including whole families, marched and rallied in central London on Saturday demanding ‘stop the killing’ of Palestinians in Gaza. Demonsterators shouted...

SRI LANKA ARMY SUFFERS HEAVY LOSSES –at the hands of Tamil...

TAMILNET reports that officials of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) said that 130 Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed in the...

‘We want those at the very top in central government held...

THE FIREFIGHTERS’ union’s submission to the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry demands that cuts to the fire service must be examined to establish the impact...

Bush Anti-Iran Campaign Hitting Difficulties

US President George W Bush was in Saudi Arabia on Monday to rally support for his campaign to isolate arch foe Iran and for...

‘West supports terrorists and launched a political war against Syria’ –...

PRESIDENT Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Cuba’s official state news agency Prensa Latina last week. The News Line presents selected extracts from the interview...

Internally Displaced Persons’ Homes Are Torched

TAMILNET reports that a fire at Poonthoaddam Refugee Camp in Vavuniyaa town last Wednesday destroyed 80 temporary sheds of internally displaced families. No...

Suffolk Council Rush To Sell Off Fire Control Centre

‘Without any prior public consultation, Suffolk county councillors have rushed through plans to sell-off the Ipswich fire control centre and get emergency fire calls...

Joint Justice4Grenfell-FBU demonstration

‘THERESA May we don’t trust you, We trust the FBU,’ shouted over 3,000 marchers from Downing Street in London on Saturday. The joint...

M&s ‘Guarantee’ Just Seven Hours Of Work At Their Swindon Depot

WORSE then a zero-hour contact, supermarket giant Marks & Spencers will only guarantee their staff at the Swindon distribution depot seven hours of work...

Iran offers to replace Iraqi oil to bail out US!

DEPUTY Oil Minister for International and Trade Affairs Ali Majedi has voiced Iran’s readiness to speedily replace Iraq oil in the world market if...

Socialist Revolution Is Now On The Agenda Of Greek Workers

ON Wednesday workers in Greece staged the biggest ever 24-hour general strike against the IMF–European Commission’s imposed austerity measures with millions participating. Planes remained...

Arab writers appeal to world

ARAB writers convening at the First Palestine Forum for the Arab Novel appealed on Wednesday to world governments to intervene to end the suffering...