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‘We cannot fashion the future of Africa by begging’ – Colonel...

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Members of the 53-nation African Union held a summit meeting in the Libyan coastal town of Sirte last Monday and Tuesday, on the eve...

‘Significant Concerns’ For Vulnerable Detainees

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Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers’ ‘Report on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre’ is another damning indictment of the brutal system...

Gaza ‘withdrawal plan’ aimed at entrenching settlements – warns Erekat

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will hold a summit meeting in Damascus on Thursday, 7th July, adviser to the Palestinian...

Medicine company workers fury over Iraq police attack

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The Iraqi resistance is dealing daily blows against the US-UK led occupiers as it steps up its attacks. Last Tuesday fighters  attacked with three mortars a...

‘We must learn the lessons of 1926’ – UNISON conference warned

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Last week saw the annual conference of UNISON, the largest public sector union in the country. As befits a union that represents hundreds of...

‘WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT GLOBAL CAPITAL’ – Teamsters President tells ICTU

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THE Teamsters General President James Hoffa gave the fraternal address from the AFL-CIO US trade union federation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...

Private treatment centres grab NHS funds

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PRIVATE Treatment Centres have become a key element in the Labour Government’s plans to privatise the National Health Service (NHS). They are being used in...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

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THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

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...

‘TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL’ – Karabilah bombings condemned by Sunni authority

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On Sunday RAF G4 Tornado warplanes attacked the Iraqi town of Karabilah, near the Syrian border. The British were called to assist US Air Force...

‘THE HUMAN COST OF DETENTION’ –Refugee Council welcomes Amnesty report

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The Refugee Council has welcomed today’s publication of a new Amnesty International UK report on detention of asylum seekers ‘The Human Cost of Detention’....

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

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THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

IRISH NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – for asylum seekers and migrant...

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A NATIONAL day of action in support of asylum seekers and migrant workers is taking place in Ireland tomorrow, Saturday June 18. A rally has...

GOLD AND DOLLARS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ – as insurgency escalates

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The Islamic Army in Iraq last Sunday, in a videotape, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive device against a US foot patrol...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

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A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

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

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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...

Glasgow Unemployment Crisis

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Targets set by ministers for agencies trying to get Scotland’s long-term unemployed off benefits are making the problem worse, not better. That is the finding...

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

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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...

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – say BBC workers

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Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport, last Friday faced tough questions about the future of BBC Wales and stated that...

Aerial Assassinations Mastermind Is New Israeli Chief Of Staff

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The mastermind of Israel’s policy of aerial extra-judicial execution of Palestinian resistance fighters, Dan Halutz on Wednesday officially replaced Moshe Ya’alon as Chief of...

Greek Telecom Pensions Crisis

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Greek Telecom’s OME-OTE trade union leadership succeeded last weekend in pushing through the union’s congress a most reactionary agreement which had been worked out...

‘WE’RE ON STRIKE AGAINST MANAGEMENT DICTATORSHIP’ say BBC workers

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Over 11,000 BBC journalists and technicians took strike action last Monday over savage job cuts and privatisation announced unilaterally by Director-General Mark Thompson in...

Freeze settlements – Abbas appeals to Bush

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PALESTINIAN president Mahmud Abbas is set to meet US president George Bush in Washington this Thursday for an urgent summit. The Palestinians said this is...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

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Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

US-UK’s man in Uzbekistan ‘slaughtering protesters like rabbits’

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YESTERDAY the British Foreign Secretary Straw condemned the repressions by the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan. It has already killed 500 Uzbeks and is getting...

Defend the NHS and the Welfare State!

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YESTERDAY key Blairite cabinet ministers, Blunkett and Hewitt, launched a massive attack on the Welfare State. Hewitt promised to use the NHS budget to...

Seven Palestinians wounded in Al Aqsa clash

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The Disengagement Administration bases its assessment on the fact that according to the disengagement law anybody not leaving by that date could lose tens...

Stop Treating University Staff As Second-Class Citizens

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AUT general secretary Sally Hunt is launching a manifesto for academic-related staff in Manchester on 12 May calling for more pay, reduced hours and...