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Lecturers Strike Escalating

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

All-Ireland Electricians Strike

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Striking electricians vowed to keep up their all-out stoppage on its third day, Wednesday, as union leaders re-entered talks with employers regarding a pay...

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

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

‘Our people haven’t struggled to change the size of our chains!...

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PALESTINE’S Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Riyad al-Maliki, described on Friday the US deal of the century as a ‘consecration’ of the century-long...

25 Years Since Clapham Crash!

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TODAY, Thursday 12 December 2013, will mark 25 years since the Clapham Junction Rail Crash that left 35 people dead and hundreds injured. The accident...

END THE PROSECUTION OF JULIAN ASSANGE! – Demand the Presidents of...

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THE PRESIDENTS of Venezuela and Argentina have demanded an end to the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently fighting extradition to...

Fairpoint Workers Hold Portland Rally

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STRIKING FairPoint workers and their supporters from across the Northeast of America held a major rally in Portland, Maine, on Saturday, November 8. Negotiators from...

TUC silent over the massive crisis of the EU

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THE TUC’s head of European Union and International Relations Department, Owen Tudor, has recently given a lengthy interview to the internet EurActiv which specialises...

BHOPAL SURVIVORS CELEBRATE VICTORY! – and vow to take action against...

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Survivors and families of the Union Carbide Corpora-tion (UCC)/Dow Chemical plant disaster at Bhopal in India, and their international supporters, have been celebrating victory...

Over 146,000 Tamils Are Still Unaccounted For!

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SUPPORT is growing for an international, independent inquiry into the 2009 genocide against the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Over 10,000 people rallied in Trafalgar Square...

Banking Panic In The Ukraine

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THE Abkhazian and South Ossetian parliaments have been unanimously granted permanent observer status at the 34th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia...

Numsa To ‘Swamp’ The Streets Of Durban In A Massive May...

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THE National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa in KwaZulu-Natal (KzN) working closely with other like-minded and class orientated COSATU affiliates, will swamp the...

Maher Al-Akhras Hunger Strike Now Exceeds 90 Days!

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‘CALLING for the freedom of one Palestinian political prisoner is what Israel expects from the international community. ‘The latest detainee to go on hunger strike...

Internally Displaced Persons’ Lives In Danger

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TAMILNET reports that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Vavuniyaa has held back for weeks a vehicle bringing 52 oxygen cylinders from Colombo to...

‘We will stop the closure at Chase Farm’ – states second...

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‘We’re determined to stop the closure of Chase Farm Hospital A&E, Maternity and Paediatrics departments, we will occupy if they move to close them,’...

Junior doctors mass march through east London

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THOUSANDS of junior doctors marched through the City of London from Whitechapel to St Paul’s on Thursday evening in a show of force and...

Menezes Family sidelined by Metropolitan Police Authority

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MEMBERS of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) were today made aware of a complaint by The Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign about...

Israel’s Separation Wall is destroying livelihoods & dividing towns & people

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THE Israeli Separation Wall will destroy the livelihoods and divide the population of two more Palestinian villages south of Jerusalem, locals say, after a...

Investigate Crimes Committed Against Binyam Mohamed

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Legal charity Reprieve has released its report, ‘Human Cargo’, which details the rendition and torture of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident in Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve...

Israeli Forces Demolish Homes Across The West Bank

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ISRAELI forces on Saturday night notified the families of three alleged Palestinian attackers of their intention to demolish their houses across the occupied West...

THE TERRIBLE DEATH OF MR WARD – cooked to death in...

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BY CLARE SAMBROOK THE horrible death of a respected Aboriginal elder casts doubt upon often-unchallenged assumptions about the virtues of privatisation. Last week beginning 30...

ABBAS ESTABLISHES GOVERNMENT BY DECREE – has the full support of...

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PRESIDENT ABBAS, now ruling by decree is set to establish a national salvation front government, without any Hamas members, and without any reference to...

Rouhani answers Trump’s ‘insults and false accusations’

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IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani made a defiant televised speech to the nation on Saturday night in response to the anti-Iran stances of US President...

Take Action To Stop All Evictions

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‘WE are not going to leave, we will fight them to the end and this only ends when we are given a permanent home!’ This...

Islamic Jihad slams hostile US statements

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THE statements by American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her visits to Tel Aviv and Ramallah are ‘aggressive and anti-Palestinian’, the Palestinian resistance...

‘WE DON’T WANT OUR DETAILS ON ANY DATABASE’ – public tell...

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Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s claim that people ‘just can’t wait’ to get ID cards has been rubbished by campaign group NO2ID. NO2ID national coordinator Phil...

CWU will not stand forLabour Party betrayal over Royal Mail privatisation

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THE Communication Workers Union will collect petitions and raise public awareness of the threats to privatise Royal Mail when it descends on Corby Town...

Unite Demand ‘Immediate Criminal Investigation’ Into Carillion

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THE OUTRAGE of a West Midlands NHS Trust now facing a massive bill of some £400 million has led to Unite, one of the...

‘There Is No Alternative To The Return To Our Homes’

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‘There is no alternative to the return to our homes and properties,’ declared the National Committee to Commemorate 60 years of the Nakba, on...

‘The Ugly Faces Of Occupation’

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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....

Stop east London GP surgery closures!

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EAST London GPs, patients and supporters on Thursday staged a protest in Limehouse against cuts in funding that threaten to bankrupt around a dozen...

‘GET READY TO OCCUPY CHASE FARM’ – Enfield residents declare

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‘We’ve had a lively picket today,’ North East London Council of Action secretary Bill Rogers told News Line outside Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield,...

1,700 US manufacturing workers mass strike

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UP to 1,700 workers at a GE Transportation plant in Erie, Pennsylvania, walked out on strike last Tuesday, marking the first large-scale work stoppage...

British banks’ role in the dirty money ‘global laundromat’ – Chancellor...

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ON TUESDAY 21 March Labour shadow Chancellor John McDonnell asked an urgent question of the Chancellor, Hammond, who did not attend the session of...

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...

REJECT ROYAL MAIL PAY AND MODERNISATION AGREEMENT – Defend pay, pensions...

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POSTAL WORKERS fighting the Crozier/Leighton onslaught on their jobs will treat the ‘Final Agreement’, backed by the CWU executive on Monday by nine votes...

Housing benefits siphoned off to the super rich

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BILLIONS going into fat cats’ wallets and off-shore tax havens from Housing Benefit would be better spent building houses and homes for working people,...

CWA condemns the Obama proposal for immigration raids and deportations!

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THE CWA trade union has issued a statement on the Obama administration’s planned Immigration Raids and proposed mass deportations. It reads: ‘We have seen...

Striking Greek workers join with protesting pensioners

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THOUSANDS of striking electricity, industrial and hospital workers met up with protesting pensioners in the streets of Athens last Wednesday, as they all marched...

IRAQ ‘DAY OF REGRET’ – Mass demonstration this Friday

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Iraqi puppet prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki warned his cabinet on Sunday to shape up within 100 days or face ‘changes’, as protest organisers called...

Israeli demolitions of Palestinians’ homes up 42% in 2011 – and...

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RASMIYA Hamande has lived in a cave in the West Bank for most of her life, which may have been a blessing in...

Dale Farm Community Standing Firm And Defiant!

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DESPITE conditions at Dale Farm being really harsh now, following Basildon Council’s brutal multi-million pound attempted eviction which began on October 19th, the community...

Open letter to chairs of BMA and BMAGPC

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Dear Dr Meldrum, Dr Buckman and all members of the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) Following the publication of the health White Paper earlier this...

‘Medicare for All’ the defining issue for Democrats

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‘MEDICARE for All’ is shaping up to be one of the defining issues of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, with Bernie Sanders and...

Masses of vital council services to close!

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LOCAL services including leisure facilities, children’s centres and pothole repairs will be slashed due to funding cuts over the next two years, a survey...