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South African Farmworkers Facing Hunger Two Weeks Into Lockdown!

ON April 9th South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the lockdown to disrupt the transmission of Covid-19 in the country would be ‘extended...

SAFTU honours memory of Soweto youth 1976

AS SAFTU (the South African Federation of Trade Unions) honours the memory of the youth of Soweto 1976 – and as the Black Lives...

‘Day Of Rage Is The Beginning Of A Mass Uprising Against...

PALESTINIAN factions rallied and protested throughout the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday against the latest US position that claims Israeli settlements are not inconsistent...

Israel & US starves PLO of funds

AHMAD Majdalani, of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee, has warned that Israel is attempting to destroy the Palestinian Authority through more financial...

‘Defeating terrorists in Idlib key to ending the eight-year war’

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has described the defeat of the Takfiri terrorists holed up in Idlib as the key to ending the eight-year...

‘IRAN SANCTIONS AN ACT OF AGGRESSION AGAINST ALL WORLD NATIONS’ says...

The secretary general of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a defiant speech in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Monday, 22nd April...

Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails are suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions...

THE Palestinian Authority’s Detained and Ex-Detainees Commission has said that the Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city in...

Swindon Day Of Action To Keep Honda Car Factory Open

ON SATURDAY thousands of Swindon football fans showed their determination to fight to keep the Honda car factory open, which is an absolute life...

Renault halt operations in South Korea

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...

80% of doctors at very high – BMA report

BOTH junior doctors and seniors are facing serious burn out because of lack of staff, overwork and stress, and this has created a serious...

Numsa Forging Ahead With Month Long Arcelormittal Strike Action

THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said last Wednesday that it is forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local...

Palestinians Look Forward To Netanyahu Facing Trial!

THE indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, a move that threatens his 10-year grip on power, dominated the front page...

UK’s 63,000 excess deaths during coronavirus: the highest in Europe!

THE UK has had over 63,000 excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, the highest in Europe. The Office of National Statistics, (ONS) calculates excess deaths...

Scrap Coronavirus Act – Liberty

Liberty is calling for the Coronavirus Act 2020 to be scrapped, highlighting that it contains sweeping powers that continue to threaten basic civil rights...

SA education unions demand suspension of schooling – as 10,000 schools...

LESS than two weeks after schools re-opened in South Africa, there have been growing calls to suspend schooling as many schools have recorded positive...

‘US WILL DRIVE LEBANON TO SEDITION’ – warns Hezbollah leader

Lebanese national resistance movement Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah has warned that the United States will drive Lebanon towards sedition if Lebanon does not conform...

‘THE COST OF REMOVING CLADDING MUST NOT BE IMPOSED ON RESIDENTS’...

‘THE cost of removing dangerous flammable cladding must not fall onto a building’s residents,’ the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. ‘The government must fund...

‘CHILD POVERTY SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING’ – NEU survey

Education professionals are reporting a significant increase in the visibility of child poverty in their school/college and have provided many distressing examples from daily...

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

NHS CANCER SERVICES ‘Worst winter crisis ever’

NHS CANCER services plunged into the worst winter on record as patients were left waiting weeks for treatment, warns a new BMA report Doctors’ leaders...

Father of Yellow Vest whose hand blown off to sue

THE FATHER of the Yellow Vest protester who had his hand blown off by a gas grenade in Paris on Saturday says he plans...

Iran & Turkey Bilateral Ties Zarif Visits Ankara

IRANIAN Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has travelled to Ankara to hold talks with Turkish officials on bilateral ties, the restoration of peace in...

‘DEMOCRACY’ AND POVERTY ARE INCOMPATIBLE – Venezuela Foreign Minister tells OAS

Latin America has 240 million people living in poverty, 100 million of them in extreme poverty, said Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque in...

Canadian grocery workers strike

THE employees of a Your Independent Grocer (YIG) franchise – in Cornwall, Ontario – have been on strike since November 23rd, as employer and...

Massive Gaza funeral march

JERUSALEM –  Thousands marched in the funeral procession on Sunday afternoon of 24-year-old Palestinian, Habib al-Masri, who was killed during night protests in the...

CHARRED CORPSES ‘PART OF THE PATTERN’ – of deaths and abuses...

AMNESTY International said yesterday that recent revelations about deaths in custody and abuses by US troops in Afghanistan are further evidence of a culture...

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...

DON’T INVEST IN ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS! – Palestinians issue a warning

THE PALESTINIAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied...

Khadija Saye: Breath is Invisible

Khadija Saye 1992-2017 236 Westbourne Grove W11 2RH Until August 7th BY LUCY LAVER WITH THE reconvening of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on Monday and the...

May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ alive & kicking – Stop Unison member Grahame...

TORY PM May’s ‘Hostile Environment’ is alive and kicking, with trade union Unison highlighting the case of a married couple who face being split...

Armed intruders infiltrate mines in South Africa AMCU demands

THE SOUTH African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is ‘wary of armed intruders accessing mines where its members work.’ AMCU has...

Demonstrations in NE Syria against US-backed militants

US-sponsored and Kurdish-led militants from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have opened fire for the second straight day at people protesting against their...

‘BRUTAL’ WORKING CONDITIONS AT AMAZON RUGELEY!

THE GMB is presenting a giant Valentine’s card to the Amazon warehouse in Rugeley in the Midlands today to highlight the ‘brutal’ working conditions. Workers...

Hamas supports call for general elections!

THE ISLAMIC resistance movement Hamas has praised recent calls by the Palestinian Democratic Union (PDU) – a political party active in the Palestine Liberation...

Postal workers, bus drivers and students in US support ‘Black Lives...

AMERICAN postal workers in Minneapolis are saying Black Lives Matter as over 400 local trade unionists signed a petition calling on workers to resist...

Few union rights, widespread child labour and extreme poverty in Bolivia...

There are few union rights, widespread use of child labour and extreme poverty in Bolivia, says the latest International Confederation of Free Trade Unions...

Testing Children Age Four Pointless

GIVING children as young as four exams as soon as they start school is ‘pointless’ the National Education Union (NEU) said yesterday, calling for...

Aussie MEAA opposes Assange extradition

AUSTRALIA’S MEAA (Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance) union has written to the British and Australian governments to oppose the extradition to the United States...

Young Moroccan teachers strike defies intimidation and water cannons!

YOUNG teachers in Morocco who have been striking and protesting outside the parliament in Rabat for three weeks against being employed on inferior conditions...

Spanish Socialists increase their lead

Spain’s Socialists increased their lead in a poll published recently in newspaper ABC with 30.9 per cent of votes, equivalent to between 131 and...

Mexican maquiladora workers win

MEXICAN maquiladora workers in 70 factories have won big wage increases and bonuses in a strike wave that began in January. Maquiladoras are tariff and...

US workers welcome Sanders’ decision to stand

TWO RECENT articles in the US socialist magazine Jacobin celebrate the announcement of Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator for Vermont, that he will be...

Kenyan strikers will not return until union leaders are freed

STRIKING Kenyan airport workers have declared that they will not return to work until their union leaders are released from jail. On Friday morning, the...

‘We saved the A&E – Now reopen the Maternity’ says Ealing...

THE FIFTY-strong mass picket of Ealing Hospital in west London last Friday shouted: ‘Victory for the A&E! We saved the A&E now re-open maternity!’ The...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...