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PAISLEY RECALL POSSIBLE – to ‘save the Assembly’

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BY JOHN COULTER AT STORMONT DUBLIN – Ian Paisley senior may be hauled out of semi-political retirement to save the rapidly crumbling Northern Assembly, a...

US Waging Economic Terrorism Against Iran!

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IRAN’S foreign minister says the US is waging ‘economic terrorism’ against the Islamic Republic by employing restrictive measures that are troubling the relief efforts...

‘Trump is an outlaw and a rogue’ Syria hits back after...

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SYRIA’S Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has affirmed that the statements of US President Donald Trump about targeting Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad for assassination...

‘All over the country our members sick and tired of...

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CWU members are standing fast at Royal Mail delivery offices across London, in their fight to defend jobs and basic trade union rights. Strike action...

Saudi Arabia Using Banned Cluster Munitions In Sa’Da

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AMNESTY International has corroborated new evidence the Saudi Arabia-led coalition recently fired banned cluster munitions in Yemen. The Brazilian-manufactured rockets struck three residential areas and...

STRIKES, SIT-INS AND OCCUPATIONS IN EGYPT –as workers fight to scrap...

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Between 1st January 2011 and 31 December 2011 there were 335 labour protests in Egypt, said a report issued by the Egyptian Ministry of...

PARENTS OPPOSE CLOSURE OF FOUR CHILDREN’S HEART UNITS – while NHS...

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PARENTS, charities and medical professionals have spoken out in opposition to the closure of four specialist children’s heart units, which were proposed on Wednesday. The...

‘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...

LEIGH DAY DEMAND FULL COPY OF CYGNUS REPORT – and insist...

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Lawyers acting for an NHS doctor who is taking a legal case against the UK Government seeking the publication of the findings of Exercise...

President Abbas visits Gaza Strip as Israeli leaders condemn Kerry over...

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MIN MAQBUL, secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, revealed Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’s intention to visit the Gaza Strip this week in preparation for...

UK public service workers doing 40 million hours unpaid overtime

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Public services support staff – including teaching assistants and hospital porters – are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year,...

10,000 march against police bill

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MORE than 10,000 workers, students and youth marched against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill from Lincoln Inn Fields to Parliament on Saturday...

‘THE US IS REORGANISING THE REGION TO FAVOUR ISRAEL’ – says...

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THE Hamas movement issued a statement last Monday slamming the US for its ‘pro-Israeli bias’. It stated: ‘The new Middle East plan is...

Israel Seeking To Drive All Palestinians Out Of The Jordan Valley!

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ISRAELI occupation forces issued ‘evacuation orders’ to around 100 Palestinian families living in the northern Jordan Valley, last Monday, demanding that they abandon their...

End occupation of Golan!

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IRAN’S permanent ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says the UN Security Council must fulfill its responsibilities and compel the Israeli regime to put...

NO SICK PAY FOR 3.3m AUSTRALIAN WORKERS

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Casual workers and those in insecure jobs have been left cruelly exposed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, says the...

NEW ORLEANS POVERTY LEVELS TWICE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE – five years...

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NEW Orleans workers and their families are struggling to survive a desperate poverty crisis, five years after the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, the AFL-CIO union...

WORKERS CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE EVERY FRIDAY – to drive...

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Over 100,000 workers and youth marched through Dublin last Friday as Ireland was shut down in support of Irish Ferries SIPTU trade union members...

Irish Rail Strike Could Escalate!

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IRISH rail unions on Monday warned that the dispute over pay cuts at Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), which brought the country’s rail network to...

MARX AND THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION – PART 8: Lenin studies the...

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WHEN Lenin saw, on his return to Russia in April 1917, that the ‘democracy’ in Russia proved even less capable of assuming the power...

NUMSA pickets Zimbabwe embassy against labour rights violations

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THE BANNING of protests, abductions and torture of activists and students, arrests of journalists and the intimidation of trade unions are not issues that...

‘Workers Should Down Tools If They Feel Unsafe’ – Cosatu

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WORKERS should be allowed to down tools if their employers fail to provide them with masks and other protective gear in line with the...

3.7 MILLION IRAQI REFUGEES – The product of Bush and Blair’s...

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‘The current exodus is the largest population movement in the Middle East since Palestinians were displaced following the creation of the State of Israel...

50,000 March For Jobs And Justice

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THE TUC-organised ‘Put People First’ march over jobs, justice and climate attracted up to 50,000 workers and young people in central London on Saturday. Trade...

PALESTINIANS SHOULD FOLLOW KOSOVO – says Abbas aide

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A SENIOR aide to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has said that Palestinians should follow the example of Kosovo and unilaterally declare independence if Israeli-Palestinian...

14 Hours In Iraq

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Al-Sharqiyah TV reported on its 2 pm news broadcast last Sunday the security and political developments of that day. The report stated: ‘The US Army...

‘Turkey Is The Main Destination For Isis Oil!’

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

NEXT SLASHES WAGE BILL – employs hundreds of cheap labour apprentices

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MONDAY night’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme claimed the Next shopping chain has slashed £2.5m off its wage bill by employing hundreds of low-earning apprentices,...

Minimum Wage Violations Cost Workers In California Nearly $2 Billion Annually

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EACH year, minimum-wage violations by California employers sap the state’s workforce of nearly $2 billion in earnings, according to a report released this month...

‘WE WILL LIBERATE JERUSALEM AGAIN’ – says Hamas leader Mishaal

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HAMAS Political Bureau Head Khaled Mishaal last weekend pledged that Jerusalem will be liberated again during a speech rally in Damascus to mark the...

Union Leaders Look Both Ways On Queen’s Speech

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Most trade union leaders welcomed the Brown government’s legislative programme announced in Wednesday’s Queen’s Speech. However, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) warned...

TUC backs September 20 global school strike – workers vote to...

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THE TRADES Union Congress (TUC) has backed the global school strike on 20 September and pledged to support the efforts of school youth striking...

Nationalise all bus networks – demands TUC

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The TUC responded on Thursday to cuts to bus routes by privateers set to be implemented across the country calling for all bus networks...

THEIR MORALS AND OURS – ‘Civilisation can be saved only by...

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AFTER 2008, the masses of the world showed they were not about to give up all their hard-won gains so that the banks,...

Tampa General Hospital Must End Partnership With Israel

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IN WASHINGTON on Friday, August 13th, numerous US organisations signed an online petition demanding Tampa General Hospital end their partnership with an Israeli business. Seventeen...

US student debt $1.3 trillion and going up by thousands...

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APRIL marks three years since US student debt hit $1 trillion. Now $1.3 trillion and climbing – by thousands of dollars per second (link...

COSATU VOTES TO EXPEL GEN SEC. VAVI! – as black masses...

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ON March 30th the Central Executive Committee of the South African trade union federation, COSATU, voted to expel its democratically elected General Secretary, Zwelinzima...

UK Manufacturing Employment Less Than In 1841!

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Confirmation that manufacturing employment levels are at their lowest since 1841 drew an angry and frustrated response from the Transport and General Workers Union. Tony...

Israeli Settlers Set Fire To Farmlands

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Israeli settlers set fire to hundreds of dunums of farmland in the northern West Bank village of Beit Furik, locals said on Friday. High temperatures,...

Stop this wholesale closure of NHS hospitals and GP surgeries

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THE government is activating a mass hospital closure programme. 30 to 40 ‘failing’ NHS trusts could be handed over to new management, which could...

Numsa metalworkers are on indefinite strike action! – as Nehawu demands...

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Hundreds of Numsa metalworkers’ union members at the Impala Platinum Mine in Freedom Park near Rustenburg are on indefinite strike against exploitation by three...

High levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees!

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A NEW SURVEY, Refugees without refuge, published by the Refugee Council on Friday, has found high levels of homelessness and destitution among refugees shortly...

MEDICAL STUDENTS WILL BE FACING £100,000 DEBTS says BMA

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Doctors’ leaders on Tuesday warned the government that increasing tuition fees could result in medical students facing a debt bill of potentially £100,000 –...

43 million forcibly displaced worldwide says UNHCR report

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‘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,’...

NUJ hears of suicide fears for Julian Assange – PCS ‘outrage’...

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JULIAN Assange will most likely take his own life if he is convicted, an online meeting for NUJ members has heard. Jen Robinson, lawyer to...