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Hamas Deals With The Recognition Issue

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ABD-AL-AZIZ ALl-DUWAYK, speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), said in Amman yesterday that Hamas’s recognition of Israel’s final borders is linked to Israel’s...

Only World Revolution Can Solve Africa’s Health Crisis

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THERE is a universal shortage of 4.3 million healthcare workers, but the crisis is most severe in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation’s...

AID TO PALESTINIANS CUT! – while ‘shadow government’ claim denied

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WHILE keeping mum on the ongoing Israeli destruction of Palestinian infrastructure and killing of Palestinians, the US and EU on Friday joined Israel and...

‘SECRET FLIGHTS TO TORTURE AND DISAPPEARANCE’ – Amnesty

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¸??ternational has released a new report which exposes a covert operation whereby people have been arrested or abducted, transferred and held in secret or...

French Youth Demand – Withdraw The Hire And Fire Contract

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FRENCH youth are in no mood to give up fighting for their employment rights. They are vowing to continue their blockade of universities and high...

Herts Firefighters Ready For Action

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Firefighters in Hertfordshire are to vote on strike action against plans to axe job losses and close fire stations, Hertfordshire FBU has announced. The Fire...

‘I dream of hanging a huge map of the world on...

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THE new Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahmud al-Zahhar urged the international community last Saturday to respect the Palestinian people’s choice in electing...

TAKE ACTION TO DEFEND THE NHS – down with corporate healthcare...

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THE government has launched a blitzkrieg of around £900m cuts to NHS hospitals resulting in the closure of thousands of hospital beds and compulsory...

‘Israel Is Building The World’s Biggest Prison’

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‘ISRAEL is going to enter the Guinness Book of Records for having built the world’s biggest prison,’ said an angry Abed Yabrud, waiting his...

US and Canada cut off aid to new Hamas government

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TRYING to divide the Palestinian leadership, the United States and Canada on Wednesday suspended contacts with and aid to the new Palestinian 24-member Hamas-formed...

FRENCH UNIONS REFUSE TO TALK WITH GOVERNMENT – until CPE is...

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LEADERS of France’s main trade union federations have refused to talk to the government until it withdraws the CPE (first job contract) that removes...

RAIL PRIVATISATION INVITED TO CUT GUARDS AND STATION STAFF – warns...

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rail union RMT warned on Tuesday that the new Integrated Kent Franchise that begins on April 1, 2006 could result in the removal of...

‘We are digging in for a big dispute’–Prentis

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‘I’m ecstatic to see the people out on the picket line today, from different unions – TGWU, GMB, UNISON – it’s inspiring,’ east London...

‘We Are 100% Behind The Unions To Win This Fight

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‘It’s going well, union members are not coming in. Obviously, we want to protect our pensions,’ Camden UNISON housing department shop steward Lesley Amber...

German and British Gate Gourmet workers march through Hounslow

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Last weekend saw united action by German and British Gate Gourmet workers against the company’s savage attacks on their jobs, wages and conditions. The weekend...

FRANCE HAS RISEN – Part three

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BEFORE News Line arrived in Paris, there had been reports of French riot police charging at thousands of youth occupying the railway station in...

FRANCE HAS RISEN – Part two

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THE CRS and gendarmerie have remained on the streets of Paris since the uprising sparked by the violent state attack on demonstrators at Place...

NO TGWU HARDSHIP PAY! – for Gate Gourmet locked-out workers taking...

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TWO Gate Gourmet locked-out workers went to the TGWU London South East and East Anglia Regional Office in north London on Tuesday, to ask...

FRANCE HAS RISEN – Part one

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FRANCE has risen. After the brutal attack by the forces of the French capitalist state, led by the CRS, on demonstrators at the Place de...

Herts FBU Warns Of Savage Cuts

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Confidential documents passed to Hertfordshire’s Fire Brigades Union (FBU) show that confidential proposals have earmarked SEVEN more fire stations for either closure or downgrading,...

Saadaat’s Lawyers May Sue UK Over Collusion In Jerico

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British lawyers representing the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Ahmed Saadat, are considering suing the British Foreign Office...

OCCUPATION IS THE PROBLEM – troops out of Iraq, demands 50,000-strong...

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50,000 workers and youth marched through London last Saturday, as part of the many demonstrations worldwide to mark the third anniversary of the war...

FORWARD TO A SOCIALIST REPUBLIC! – urge French youth

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OVER half a million high school youth, unemployed youth, university students and workers demonstrated across France on Thursday, March 16. Millions of workers...

1.5 Million To Strike On March 28

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One and a half million of the country’s most essential public sector workers will go on strike on 28 March to protest at unfair...

‘SERIOUS THREAT’ TO EXISTENCE OF STUDENT UNION – warns London Met...

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‘To whom it may concern,’ writes Michelle Harris, president of London Metropolitan University Students’ Union. ‘There is a serious issue occuring at London Met university...

Irish Unions Pledge To Fight Polish Workers Exploitation

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Polish workers, some of them members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU), are being paid 5.20 euros an hour by a contractor...

ISRAEL MUST WITHDRAW FROM ALL 1967 OCCUPIED TERRITORIES – then we...

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THE draft political programme of the Hamas-led national coalition government that was distributed to the representatives of the parliamentary blocs and forces during the...

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,...

Lancaster Students Fight Gag And Victimisation

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Six members of Lancaster University are to be granted a rehearing of their trespass conviction on the 13th March 2006. A Support the George Fox...

‘OVERWORKED, UNDERVALUED AND UNDERPAID!’ – Angry lecturers strike over pay

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UNIVERSITY teachers yesterday launched an assessment boycott – after staging a national 24-hour strike against being ‘overworked, undervalued and underpaid’. Tuesday’s strike at 140 institutions...

THOUSANDS DETAINED AND TORTURED IN IRAQ – Amnesty report condemns US,...

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‘Nearly three years after United States (US) and allied forces invaded Iraq and toppled the government of Saddam Hussein, the human rights situation in...

THE ‘CALM’ WITH ISRAEL IS OVER –Zakariya al-Zubaydi, commander of the...

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ZAKARIYA al-Zubaydi, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said last Sunday, that ‘Israel’s escalation of the situation, assassinations and aggression against our people and...

‘RESIST DELPHI ATTACKS’ – says ‘The Future of the Union’ UAW...

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‘We are moving nearer to Delphi motioning the bankruptcy court to pitch out our labor agreement,’ said ‘The Future of the Union’ rank and...

SIPTU ready to ballot for Aer Lingus strike

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SIPTU, the Irish trade union, is to call general meetings of its members in Aer Lingus for next week following an emergency meeting of...

‘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...

‘Payment By Results’ Devastating NHS

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A letter from the Chairman of the Professional Executive Committee, High Peak and Dales Primary Care Trust (PCT) to clinicians reveals the devastating...

Pflp Condemns Occupation ‘Onslaught’

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THE Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, last Sunday issued a statement headlined ‘PFLP condemns occupation onslaught against our people in Nablus and...

‘We’Ll Fight Until We Win Our Jobs Back’

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LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to ‘fight until we win our jobs back’ and defeat attempts by their union leadership to sell-out their...

Al Sadr And Muslim Scholars Call For Imediate US Withdrawal

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ABD-AL HADI al-Darraji, a leader of the militant Al-Sadr trend in Iraq has revealed that Representatives of Al-Sadr trend and the Association...

‘ALL WE WERE DEMANDING WAS JOBS’ – Al-Amarah youth speak out

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THE recently aired videotape on satellite TV channels showing some British soldiers assaulting a number of unarmed citizens has stirred strong reactions among...

National Hotel Workers Rising Campaign launched

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OVER 2000 workers rallied in San Francisco for the kickoff of the ‘National Hotel Workers Rising Campaign’ on February 15. Chanting ‘Si...

Syria Condemns US ‘Dirty Interference’

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THE Syrian newspaper Al Thawra has attacked US ‘interference’, and its announcement that it is going to fund the Syrian ‘opposition’ to President Assad...

Abbas Urges ‘Popular And Peaceful Resistance’

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Amid mounting Israeli restrictions on Palestinian freedom of movement, President Mahmud Abbas on Saturday sponsored the swearing in of the new Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative...

‘Not One Dollar, Not One Dime, – Cutting Wages Is A...

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AROUND 75 rank-n-file members of the United Auto Workers demonstrated outside the historic Flint East Delphi plant on February 16, 2006. Workers from Saginaw, Flint...

HUNDREDS OF NEW ORLEANS DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED – findings...

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the deaths of a hundreds of New Orleans residents and the suffering of so many thousands more people could have been avoided, an inquiry...