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ISRAEL RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RETREAT FROM TRUCE DEAL – says Hamas

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Osama Hamdan, the Hamas Movement’s representative in Lebanon, on Saturday condemned Israel as being fully responsible for any retreat from truce understandings. He also said...

‘A HISTORIC VICTORY FOR ALL JOURNALISTS’ – NUJ welcomes court judgement...

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THE NUJ (National Union of Journalists) has welcomed last Friday’s High Court in Belfast’s full written judgement on the quashing of arrest warrants for...

Gaza Fishermen And Farmers Demonstrate Against The Israeli Siege!

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Hundreds of Palestinian farmers and fishermen protested on Monday at al-Saraya Square in Gaza City demanding an end to the siege and the Palestinian...

30 Palestinian youth hit by rubber bullets in East Jerusalem clashes

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THIRTY Palestinian youths were wounded by rubber-coated bullets during clashes with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem village of Al-Isawiyah last Friday. The wounded received...

Lieberman resignation ‘a political victory for Gaza’ – says Hamas

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ADDRESSING reporters in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Lieberman said he deemed Tuesday’s Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza ‘a capitulation to terror’. He added: ‘Despite the...

South Korea’s MBC on strike – joins 1,130 KBS producers

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WORKERS at the South Korean broadcaster MBC go on strike from Monday joining 1,130 KBS producers who stopped working on Thursday. They are calling for...

Greek Civil Servants Fight 15,000 Sackings

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GREEK civil servants staged a one-day strike in the Athens area last Friday against the coalition government’s plan to sack some 15,000 ministries workers...

BASIC OPERATIONS BEING REFUSED TO SAVE MONEY –leading surgeons accuse PCTs

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NHS patients are being refused basic operations because primary care trusts want to save money, six leading surgeons revealed in a devastating letter that...

Halt ‘serious violations of Palestinian Human Rights’ – says UN

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THE United Nations has called on Israel to halt a series of serious violations of the Palestinian people’s human rights cited by a 2009...

‘It will be hard for GPs to keep one eye on...

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Nurses and Midwives have strongly criticised the Health and Social Care Bill published last week, calling it a toxic prescription for patients and a...

NUMSA fights attempt to ban South Africa bus strike

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THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has opposed an application to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) Essential Services...

‘CHARGE ISRAEL WITH WAR CRIMES’ – Abbas condemned for not doing...

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THE fact that Acting Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has not filed any lawsuits charging Israel with war crimes is a condemnable act, said a...

NUMSA denounces the ANC and South African Communist Party ‘The 1994...

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NUMSA has issued a National Office Bearer’s statement on the SACP augmented Central Committee statement of 1 December. It reads: ‘It has now become absolutely...

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...

‘OUR CALL IS FOR THE PEOPLE TO UNITE IN THE YEAR...

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NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has released the declaration from the Preparatory Assembly convened to discuss the forming of a mass...

Netanyahu moving ‘full steam’ towards annexation of West Bank says Peace...

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FOR the first time since the conclusion of its ‘normalisation’ deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, Israel is set to approve...

‘WE WILL PROTECT OUR FIRE SERVICE’ –pledges FBU general secretary Matt...

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UP TO 800 firefighters and their supporters on Saturday marched and rallied against the closure of fire stations in London. One march set off from...

‘Moreno A Hypocrite And Traitor! People’s Blood Non-Negotiable!’

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‘Lenin Moreno Hypocrite and traitor – the blood of the people is not negotiable,’ shouted over a hundred Ecuadorians and their supporters outside the...

‘DISGUSTING HYPOCRISY’ –Buncefield firefighters invited to Downing Street are facing the...

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‘HYPOCRISY!’ That was the reaction of angry firefighters picketing Downing Street on Wednesday night – disgusted that crews who fought the giant Buncefield oil...

‘Huge legal victory’ against Tory government plans to access NHS patient...

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LIBERTY has welcomed Monday’s (12th November), ‘huge legal victory’ which protects NHS patients by pulling doctors out of the Tory government’s hostile environment policy. A...

25 YEARS SINCE ‘BLACK JULY’ – Tamil vigils in London and...

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A candlelight vigil organised by the British Tamils Forum in association with the Tamil Councillors Association was held on Wednesday, 23 July, between 8pm...

ISRAEL STILL SEEKS REVENGE FOR UNPRECEDENTED DEFEAT – warns Hezbollah

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‘Three years have passed since the Israeli enemy launched its devastating war against Lebanon,’ said Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV on Sunday. It continued that this...

Ramallah Raid – Israelis Kill Two Palestinians

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ISRAELI forces shot dead two Palestinians during an arrest raid near Ramallah in the central West Bank early Monday, onlookers and medical officials said. ...

Corbyn addresses the TUC–no call for a general election!

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TUC DELEGATES in Brighton gave a standing ovation to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday afternoon despite the fact that he failed...

South Korean workers defy protest ban

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SOUTH Korea’s umbrella labour unions are defying a government ban and have pledged to push ahead with organising another massive rally on December 5th,...

PULL THE TROOPS OUT NOW! – say anti war marchers

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Over 10,000 workers and youth on Saturday marched through central London against the Afghan war, calling for the troops to be brought out now. Organised...

Tolpuddle Martyrs festival weekend

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THE TOLPUDDLE Martyrs annual festival where thousands of people come together to celebrate trade unionism and remember the role of the Tolpuddle Martyrs began...

Bloody Sunday Commemorative March, Derry, forced off the road!

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By Fra Hughes in West Belfast FOR the first time in 49 years, the Bloody Sunday Commemorative March has been forced off the road, as...

Palestinian women prisoners launch action in support of hunger strikers

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MANY HUNDREDS of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners entered the third day of the ‘Freedom and Dignity’ hunger strike on Wednesday, with imprisoned Palestinian women launching...

Free All Guantanamo Detainees Now

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GUANTANAMO detainee and Reprieve client Nabil Hadjarab, who was cleared for release in 2007, was freed last Wednesday and transferred to Algeria, along with...

News Line-All Trades Unions Alliance Conference – Forward To A Workers...

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‘IT is very clear that the collapse of the capitalist system has collapsed New Labour, that is the modern Labour Party’, News...

‘Isolate Swaziland’s Monarchy’ – Cosatu

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COSATU (the Confederation of South African Trade Unions) has vowed to ask the African National Congress (ANC) government to isolate the Eswatini (Swaziland) monarchy...

Half a million people forced out of their homes by Turkish...

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TENS of thousands of residents of the UNESCO world heritage site of Sur are among an estimated half a million people forced out of...

‘The right to return is not subject to any haggling process’...

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HAMAS LEADER, Ismail Haniyeh warned the Palestinian resistance has many ‘powerful cards’ it can use in the fight to put an end to the...

‘We have children as young as four who are at school...

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CHILDHOOD is being eroded as children spend less time with families and friends, according to a survey of members of the Association of Teachers...

Shortages, food scandals and rising prices put French workers on front...

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SHORTAGES, food scandals and rising prices put low-income families on the front line, says the CGT French trade union federation. While food scandals accumulate (Kinder...

‘A TERRIBLE DAY FOR PATIENTS IN LONDON’ – as hospitals slash...

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‘This is a terrible day for patients in London, who have found out they stand to lose nearly 1,000 health workers,’ said public sector...

The ‘Silent Tsunami’ Hits Sri Lanka

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HUMANITARIAN agencies in Sri Lanka have told the UN agency IRIN that they are preparing for the fallout as increasing...

Kerry Visits Egypt On The Eve Of Mursi Trial

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US Secretary of State, John Kerry says that there are indications Egypt generals intend to restore democracy. He says that the USA is committed...

The Untold Hostage Story

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On Thursday morning, 29th December 2005, I received a short SMS from Muntasser Abdel Rahim, 26, Medical Relief Society Ambulance driver in Jenin. ...

Reopen Ealing Maternity – demands 500 strong march

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‘DEFEND Ealing Hospital! Don’t let it close!’ rang out through the streets of Southall on Wednesday afternoon, as up to 500 workers and youth...

CWU proposes ‘not for dividend company’ – instead of organising...

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THE CWU leadership is seeking to make a deal with the coalition over the terms and conditions of the privatisation of Royal Mail, when...

RIOT POLICE STORM SORBONNE – half of French universities occupied

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FRENCH riot police stormed the Sorbonne in the early hours of last Saturday awakening memories of the revolutionary class battles of May June 1968. However,...

Abductions, illegal detentions, extra-judicial executions and torture ‘routine in Sri lanka’

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‘HUNDREDS of people languish in arbitrary, illegal and often incommunicado detention in Sri Lanka, vulnerable to torture and extrajudicial execution, despite the end of...

2,000 NHS DOCTORS WRITE WARNING LETTER TO PM MAY – ‘unacceptable...

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MORE than 2,000 senior NHS doctors have signed a letter calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to increase spending on health and social care...