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NO TO TROIKA-DICTATED AUSTERITY MEASURES! – says the International Trade Union...

THE ITUC global union federation has urged the IMF not to let the EC-ECB-IMF troika dictate destructive austerity policies. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the...

How Hezbollah Beat The Israeli Army

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has revealed how his Hezbollah movement prevailed in last year’s Israeli war on Lebanon. He said: ‘We had believed...

‘Break with EU now’ demands May Day meeting

Following the May Day march last Wednesday, 1st May, the Workers Revolutionary Party and the Young Socialists, held a lively meeting in Covent Garden. Chairman Jonty...

‘Murdering trade unionists does not violate labour standards’

A MAJOR row has broken out in the US over statements made last week by the United States Trade Representative (USTR), who claimed that...

Wembley Park Sports Ground Occupied! – To Stop City Academy

THE proposed site of a new City Academy, next to the new Wembley Stadium, is being occupied to stop the privatisation project from going...

IRAN’S ROLE IN IRAQI OFFENSIVE COULD BE POSITIVE SAYS GENERAL DEMPSEY...

IRAN’S role in an Iraqi military offensive to recapture Tikrit could be positive as long as it does not fuel sectarian divisions in the...

Australian mass marches against low pay!

MORE THAN 170,000 workers marched through Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, while tens of thousands of others marched through Sydney, Wollongong, Gladstone, Cairns, Mackay, Darwin,...

Tripoli’s International Airport ‘Being Destroyed!’

LIBYA’S Interim Government has called on the two sides in the violent clashes between rival militias in the surrounds of Tripoli International Airport, which...

SYRIA AND IRAN ‘IN ONE WAR’ AGAINST TERRORISM – WikiLeaks reveals...

‘MY VISIT to Syria comes in the framework of the political meetings which are held periodically with Syrian officials to discuss and follow the...

‘Turkey Is The Main Destination For Isis Oil!’

THE Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov has given a briefing called ‘Russian Federation Armed Forces fighting against international terrorist. New data’. He said:...

Settlers Launch Pogrom On Palestinian Village

OUTGOING Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the dream of a ‘greater Israel’ was over, a day after settlers raided the Palestinian village of...

NO WORKER CAN BE JAILED FOR GOING ON STRIKE! – say...

AN Alexandria misdemeanors court on Sunday overturned jail sentences for five workers from the Alexandria Container & Cargo Handling Company. The court had sentenced the...

‘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...

CUT MY PAY – NO WAY! – 800,000 council workers strike

Picket lines were out across the country on Wednesday morning as 800,000 UNISON and Unite council worker members began the first day of a...

‘We stand united to defend pensions’ -says NUT leader CHristine Blower

School teachers, further education college and post-92 university lecturers in London are taking part in a one-day strike and demonstration today as the next...

Greek workers determined to bring down the Papandreou government

ACCORDING to the trades unions, the Greek one-day general strike was solid, with hundreds of thousands of workers taking part in demonstrations throughout the...

Collective punishment after truck attack

A PALESTINIAN was shot dead after driving a truck into a group of uniformed Israeli soldiers, killing four soldiers and injuring at least 13...

All-Ireland Electricians Strike

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...

HUNDREDS OF DISPLACED SYRIANS QUIT RUKBAN CAMP – as conference of...

HUNDREDS of displaced Syrians, who have now left al-Rukban camp, have just arrived at the crossing of Jleighem, in Homs eastern countryside. For the past...

Occupy movement erupts over mass Oakland Arrests

FOUR hundred Occupy Oakland protesters were arrested following clashes with police in the Northern California city last Sunday. Across the US and Europe occupy protesters...

Three workers are killed in the Chittangong shipyard!

ANOTHER major accident happened in a Chittagong shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh last week, this time killing three workers. This latest accident took place on Tuesday,...

Unison and EU public sector unions form ‘historic alliance’

UNISON and other EU public sector unions have formed an ‘historic alliance’. UNISON declared yesterday: ‘The fight back has begun. And UNISON is...

MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY MUST BE DEFENDED! – says SEIU...

Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement after both Republicans and Democrats last Thursday announced their...

43 million forcibly displaced worldwide says UNHCR report

‘At the end of 2009, some 43.3 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced due to conflict and persecution, the highest number since the mid-1990s,’...

‘NOT BEEN IN PUBLIC INTEREST’ – Relations between government, opposition and...

THE Leveson report’s executive summary considered whether ‘the close relationship’ with politicians affected press standards. It says: ‘I can do no more here than paint...

UK grants immunity to Israeli army chief

THE Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) on Tuesday condemned a decision by the United Kingdom to grant immunity to Israel’s army chief while...

Croatian Serbs fight court battle to get homes back

The European Court of Human Rights is considering an important case for returning Croatian Serb refugees, says Amnesty International. The Grand Chamber of the...

Israeli Warplanes Shell Gaza

ON SUNDAY Israeli warplanes shelled a location north of the Gaza Strip while the Israeli army declared a full closure of both Beit Hanoun...

‘END THE INJUSTICE–END THE OCCUPATION OF OUR LAND!’ – Abbas message...

ON Monday 24 November, International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of...

Tens Of Thousands March For Mousavi

TENS of thousands of supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi staged a ‘silent’ protest rally in Tehran on Wednesday against the...

EU 3 call emergency meeting of the IAEA– while Putin warns...

BRITAIN, France and Germany are to call an emergency meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog, (the IAEA) early next month to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme, the...

Rail unions demand permanent renationalisation of the whole rail network!

LAST WEEK Tory minority government Transport Secretary Grayling announced that the privately-run East Coast Mainline has collapsed again and will be ‘temporarily renationalised’ –...

Build The Revolutionary Leadership In South Africa!

IN recent editions of the News Line we have reproduced in full a speech delivered by Zwelinzima Vavi, former general secretary of the Confederation...

More Than 100,000 Mexicans Have Been Killed Since 2010 In ‘The...

THE Attorney General of Mexico has failed to properly investigate all lines of inquiry into allegations of complicity by armed forces and others in...

Zuma Must Release Marikana Report

DEMANDS are growing for President Jacob Zuma to release the Marikana report, with 300 wounded and arrested miners now threatening to take him to...

‘GAZA IS OPEN FOR ALL’ – Hamas’ Haniya welcomes Fatah’s Sha’ath

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya welcomed Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Sha’ath into his home in the Ash-Shati Refugee Camp on Thursday, along with...

Greece quarantines Ritsona camp refugees

GREECE has quarantined a refugee camp in the country’s mainland – home to 2,300 people – for at least two weeks after 20 of...

Trade unions must take action for 15% – demand NHS staff

‘WHAT DO we want? 15%! When do we want it? Now!’ rang out on the Nurses March through London on Saturday afternoon. More than 1,000...

US capitalist economy heading for disaster!

FOR years now the capitalist class internationally through their mouthpieces in government and the bourgeois press have been peddling, often contradictory, statistics to show...

Time to build a new independent, militant, anti-imperialist trade union federation...

IN THE wake of the COSATU special congress, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has declared: ‘The time has arrived to...

Huge Increase In Teenagers Going Hungry!

THERE is a huge increase in the number of teenagers going hungry during the summer holidays, a National Education Union (NEU) poll finds today....

STOP ARMING ISRAELI TERRORISTS! – Arab Organisation for Human Rights urges...

THE Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) on Wednesday called on Britain to stop arming the Israeli terror state after Israel resumed its attacks...

Sana Journalist Sentenced To Four Years In Jail For Exposing Turkish...

A COURT in Turkey has sentenced a journalist working for Syria’s official news agency, SANA, to more than four years in prison for allegedly...

Bush Vetoes Child Healthcare Extension

US President George W Bush on Wednesday vetoed a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP), after it was passed with...

HALF A MILLION TAKE TO THE STREETS!– to demand jobs for...

HALF a million people will take to the streets today, Wednesday 19 March, in demand for youth jobs, the National Union of MetalWorkers of...