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37 farm unions demonstrate on Indian Independence Day

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  From Our India Correspondent ON TUESDAY 26th January, Indian Republic Day, a huge parade took place of at least 37 farm unions. In this rally, they...

Iran’s military manoeuvres display its ‘power and readiness’ says Chief of...

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Iran’s senior military commander says the country’s recent back-to-back military drills have made the United States give up its threats of military action against...

US aircraft carrier group to enter South China Sea!

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THE US has dispatched an aircraft carrier group to the South China Sea, in a move that is set to escalate tensions after China...

‘Nursing staff need to have full confidence they are protected!’

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THE TORIES ‘indecision’ means nursing staff are facing a postcode lottery in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), leaving some more protected than others, the Royal...

39% teachers still working in unsafe schools

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IT IS now estimated that 39% of teachers and school leaders – as well as 51% of teaching assistants and other staff – are...

‘State terrorism is inscribed on the forehead of the US’

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IRAN’S President Hassan Rouhani says that outgoing US president, Donald Trump, registered state terrorism on America’s official record by openly accepting responsibility for the assassination...

France Hit By Massive Strike Actions

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WORKERS at Sanofi, which is France’s largest pharmaceutical company, went on strike on Tuesday following the announcement of 1,000 sackings as part of a...

9,000 children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes

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THE SHOCKING depth and breadth of the scandalous cruelty and murderous treatment of unmarried mothers and their children by the Catholic Church and the...

Trump denounced as ‘traitor’ by far-right extremists in US

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FAR-RIGHT extremists are reportedly furious with Donald Trump, calling him a ‘traitor’ and a ‘coward’, after the outgoing president pleaded for calm following his...

Student Nurses, Unpaid And Uninsured, Are Treating Coronavirus Patients – And...

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STUDENT nurses who are currently doing their placements are facing serious risks. Their lives are at risk as many are treating coronavirus patients and...

‘No such thing as a free lunch’ BofE warns furlough scheme...

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DEPUTY governor of the Bank of England Ben Broadbent said this week that ‘resilient’ household spending has been ‘funded by tomorrow’s taxpayers’ – in...

POLICE EVICT CALAIS REFUGEES ‘They come at 5am, circle around your...

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A HUMANITARIAN organisation has made further allegations against French police, accusing them of abusing migrants within the port city of Calais. The Human Rights Observers...

JUSTICE FOR NOAH! Noah’s family call for investigation into his ‘disappearance’

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By Fra Hughes in West Belfast LAST Thursday, January 7, 2020, Fiona Donohoe led a cavalcade of hundreds of cars with perhaps thousands of people...

Palestinian Prime Minister looking forward to elections

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PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced on Monday that his government is preparing for new national and presidential elections in Palestine. ‘The Cabinet looks forward...

Iran’s impounding of oil tanker is ‘serious’ says South Korean First...

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A SENIOR South Korean official said the situation surrounding a Korean-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran for repeated environmental violations is ‘serious,’ as he...

‘Virus Sweeping Through School System With Alarming Results!’

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THE Coronavirus Infection Survey published by the Office for National Statistics has revealed the extent that the virus swept through the school system and...

Google has unionised!

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‘DON’T let this get around, but professionals are forming unions like crazy these days. And, just yesterday, a union unveiled itself at Google …...

Indian agricultural workers demonstrate against anti-farmer laws

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Agricultural workers across India will protest today and tomorrow, January 7 and 8, in solidarity with the ongoing struggle of farmers against the contentious...

Judge denies US attempt to extradite Assange

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Jubilant scenes greeted Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s decision not to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges at London’s Old...

Irish Doctors’ Strike – Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) Has Had No...

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The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has had no contact from the Department of Health in relation to a planned public health doctors’ strike in...

SAMA concerned over bed shortages and a dire shortage of medical...

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SAMA the South African Medical Association has expressed concerns over KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) hospital bed shortages, and medical staff fatigue. The South African Medical Association believes...

‘Frontline workers need to be respected, protected and paid’ says Mary...

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SERVICE Employees International Union (SEIU) International President Mary Kay Henry says the Covid-19 relief package ‘is just a down payment’. She released the following statement...

Iran Hails Iraq Parliament Call For All Foreign Troops To Leave...

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IRAN’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the assassination in January of top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq,...

General Soleimani’s Killers ‘Will Not Escape Punishment!’ Says Iran

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IRAN will not let those behind the assassination of the country’s legendary anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani evade punishment. ‘We will not allow the martyr’s...

Two Media Workers Killed Every Week Says IFJ

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NUJ comment on an International Federation of Journalists report TWO MEDIA workers die every week, according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report. The UK’s...

ANC government intends to slaughter thousands of workers’ jobs – SAFTU...

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IT HAS become clear that the ANC government is intending to slaughter thousands of workers’ jobs, said the South African Federation of Trade Unions...

Kenyan doctors & nurses continue strike and defy threats

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STRIKING Kenyan doctors and nurses have made it clear that no threat will force them back to hospitals. Nurses and clinical officers stood their ground...

Escalation of violence against Palestinians in Israel

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PALESTINIANS in Israel on Monday launched a convoy of vehicles to protest against violence and crime in their towns and Israeli police inaction. The vehicles...

Syria rebuilds 52 Hospitals & health centres in Aleppo

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N A VICTORY against the foreign backed terrorists, the Syrian government under President Assad have announced that they have managed to get 52 health...

Palestinian prisoner Zubaidi begins his open-ended hunger strike

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A PALESTINIAN prisoner on Sunday started an open-ended hunger strike in protest against his ongoing detention despite the completion of his sentence in Israeli...

‘Misuse of government funds on a massive scale!’ – NY...

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A NEW YORK Times investigation into the UK’s handling of the pandemic reveals misuse of government funds on a massive scale during its Covid-19...

MI6 assumed power to break the law on UK soil

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MI6 unilaterally assumed power to break the law on UK soil, a tribunal has found. At the Investigatory Powers Tribunal on Wednesday, it was revealed...

Labour Court decision is a ‘blatant travesty of justice’ says South...

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SOUTH AFRICA’s union federation SAFTU is appalled by the judgement of the Labour Appeal Court against several public sector unions over the unilateral government...

Support Building Up For Indian Farmers Struggle

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SUPPORT has been pouring in for protesting farmers, who are camping on the Indian national capital’s borders demanding repeal of three new farm laws. On...

Doctors feeling ‘abandonded’ by Tories over PPE says BMA council chair...

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SHORTAGES of PPE (personal protective equipment) during the early months of Covid-19 left doctors feeling ‘abandoned’ by the government, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul...

‘No justice, no peace’ chant marchers after Ohio police shooting of...

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ANGRY demonstrators marched through the northwest city of Columbus in Ohio last Friday to demand justice and transparency in investigations into the police killing...

Class Struggle Sharpening In South Africa!

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THE National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), as the majority union at the Clinix Health Group, is on strike today over substantive...

UK War Crimes In Iraq But Icc Declines To Prosecute

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THE INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court has said it will not take action against the UK, despite its finding of evidence British troops committed war crimes...

CGT unions in France defend temporary workers against government ‘provocation’

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THE FRENCH CGT union federation has condemned as a ‘provocation’ a short term ‘alms’ payment that ignores many workers. It said: ‘The government announced on...

Children’s rights have ‘regressed in many areas’ of the UK

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NINETY children’s charities have warned the United Nations that children’s rights have deteriorated in England and ‘regressed in many areas’ since 2016. On Wednesday 9th December, the Children’s...

‘Tearing up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap...

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‘TEARING up the Human Rights Act would be a giant leap backwards. It would be the single biggest reduction in rights in the history...

‘UN Must Condemn Assassination Of Fakhrizadeh!’ Says Iran

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IRAN has called on the United Nations and its Human Rights Council to stop their ‘selective’ approach and condemn the recent assassination of the...

Syria’s rightful sovereignty over Golan recognised by UN

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THE UN General Assembly has again voted by majority to recognise Syria’s rightful sovereignty over the occupied Golan, and on considering all the measures...

COSATU celebrates 35 years of struggle

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THE CONGRESS of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is celebrating 35 years of existence – and relentless struggle – since it was formed on...

‘We Are Watching – We Are Waiting – We Demand...

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  BY Fra Hughes PAT FINUCANE was gunned down as he sat down to dinner with his family one Sunday evening in Belfast on February 12,...