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Assange’s vision was ‘to rescue democracy’ says John Pilger – as...

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BY THE JULIAN ASSANGE DEFENCE COMMITTEE The week of Julian Assange birthday events kicked off in London on Saturday with protests at the Australian Embassy,...

US-led coalition troops quit Afghanistan a beaten and defeated force!

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TWENTY years after invading Afghanistan, US-led coalition troops have vacated the largest military base in the war-torn country, located in the ancient city of...

Grenfell smoke system failed

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‘DAMPER’ devices placed in Grenfell Tower’s ventilation system to prevent the spread of smoke were of the ‘lowest possible standard’, the ongoing Grenfell inquiry...

‘The right to return is not subject to any haggling process’...

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HAMAS LEADER, Ismail Haniyeh warned the Palestinian resistance has many ‘powerful cards’ it can use in the fight to put an end to the...

Cook County health workers strike to defend pay and conditions

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THOUSANDS of health workers in Cook County, Illinois, are continuing strike action against attacks on their pay and conditions. Meanwhile 100 Illinois librarians have formed...

Camden threats to rough sleepers ‘may breach human rights laws’ ...

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Liberty, the human rights organisation, has written to Transport for London (TfL) and Camden Council warning that recent threats issued to rough sleepers may...

British destroyer on an ‘epic fiasco of provocation’ says Russia’s Major...

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LAST Wednesday, a Russian patrol ship and fighter jet fired warning shots and dropped bombs along the path of a British destroyer that had...

‘Israel has already carried out new airstrikes against Gaza’

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FROM ELECTRONIC INTIFADA By M El Haj-Ahmed A translator and teacher from Gaza A MONTH has passed since Israel’s 11-day attack on Gaza came to an...

KCTMO chief admits blame for Grenfell

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FORMER chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) Robert Black told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry last week that ‘a failure to...

Tories to blame for education chaos

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THE TORY government is to blame for the suffering faced by university staff and students, the University College Union (UCU) has underlined. Responding to the...

Striking RMT Members Demand To Know How Much Has Been Paid...

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WITH RMT members ‘rock solid’ in their latest day of strike action at Abellio ScotRail and Serco Caledonian Sleeper on Sunday, the railworkers union...

In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only...

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In 3 years NHS learning disability nurse numbers increase by only 22! ‘Lives are being put at risk’ – RCN warns The lives of learning...

President elect Raeisi congratulated by world leaders

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WORLD leaders have extended their congratulations to Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on his victory in Iran’s 2021 presidential election. Raeisi garnered almost 62 per cent of...

SAFTU remembers the struggle for freedom and democracy

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The South African Federations of Trade Unions (SAFTU) remembers the struggle for freedom and democracy by the militant youth of the 1970s. These martyrs, had...

‘Scandalous and incompetent’ GMB SLAMS LACK OF SICK PAY!

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THE GMB union has slammed as both ‘scandalous and incompetent’ reports that the government sought, at the start of the Covid pandemic, to make...

Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki

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Gold & Ashes: A photo series by Feruza Afewerki  Outdoor Exhibition From the 12th June – 31st August 2021  Freston Road and Bramley Studio, London W10...

South Africa introducing private energy producers! Cost-cutting will increase the price...

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THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) spokesperson Trevor Shaku came out guns blazing and has charged that the Eskom energy production crisis...

Doctors are suffering ‘emotional and psychological distress–since they cannot give...

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BMA research finds doctors are suffering ‘emotional’ and ‘psychological’ distress because they cannot give patients the treatment and care that they need. New research by...

Child labourers worldwide increase to 160 million!

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THE NUMBER of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million in the last four years. These...

Nigeria Democracy Day protests demand Buhari Must Go

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NIGERIANS on Saturday staged protests and rallies throughout the country to mark the second anniversary of the declaration of June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’...

‘UPROOT VIRUS OF OCCUPATION–SANCTIONS NOW!’ – urges the Palestinian Ambassador Husam...

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‘IT IS TIME to get serious. It is time to go all the way and uproot the virus of occupation. We demand sanctions on...

NHS BACKLOG ‘Dangerously close to crippling services’ – BMA

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THE NHS BACKLOG is ‘dangerously close’ to crippling our health service as waiting times hit a record high, doctors’ union the BMA has warned. Responding...

Trade unions condemn Colombian state murder

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THE TRADE Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) adopted a resolution on the dire situation in Colombia, condemning the violence against trade unionists and calling on...

‘Workforce burnout’ is on a large scale in the NHS –...

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A CRITICAL report by MPs on the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee has warned of large scale ‘workforce burnout’ in the...

Eskom ‘declaration of war will be met head-on’ says NUM while...

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A NATIONAL pay strike is looming at Eskom, after management at South Africa’s massive national power utility issued a ‘declaration of war’ to the...

Shin Bet official warns of Israeli ‘domestic violence’

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A SENIOR Israeli intelligence official has warned of ‘politically-instigated domestic violence’ similar to the January mayhem on the United States Capitol, after the opponents...

United Nations Slashes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

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THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that funding shortages have forced it to cut its food assistance for thousands of Syrian...

BARBAROSSA How Hitler lost the war – By Jonathan Dimbleby Published...

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OPERATION BARBAROSSA was the codename given by Adolph Hitler to the invasion of the Soviet Union launched on Sunday 22 June 1941. In the preface...

Israel wants another $1 billion military funding from the US –...

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UNITED STATES Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called on Congress to immediately authorise Tel Aviv’s request for extra emergency funding. Graham made the remarks in...

Israel’s position has eroded further with each new round of fighting!...

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AN ARTICLE in Haaretz says Israel is fatally weak against the Axis of Resistance, which includes the Palestinian and Lebanese movements. Writing in the leading...

150 YEARS SINCE THE PARIS COMMUNE – the Bolshevik Party learned...

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THE FRENCH trade unions held a mass demonstration on Saturday, 29 May, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune when, as Karl...

US Aiding Terrorists In Iraq And Syria

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SECURITY experts believe the United States is targeting Iraq’s anti-terror Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) in order to resuscitate the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group that...

Iran, Russia and China congratulate Assad on election victory! while Germany...

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IN SEPARATE messages, Iran, Russia and China congratulate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for achieving a landslide victory in the 2021 presidential race. Iran, Russia and...

Tory policy will see non-UK rough sleepers deported – Councils pledge...

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LOCAL councils are pledging not to co-operate with the Tories’ Home Office and its proposed ‘policy that will see non-UK national rough sleepers deported’. They...

Celebrating 58th Africa Day – Africa must unite to fight Covid...

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COSATU Africa Day Statement May 25, 2021 THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) joins millions of Africans on the continent, and in the...

UNHCR condemns UK for plan to deport all asylum seekers

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THE UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) has condemned the practice by countries like the UK of deporting asylum seekers for processing in...

US McDonald’s workers strike for $15 an hour

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McDonald’s cooks and cashiers in 16 cities went on strike last Wednesday, the day before the company’s annual shareholders meeting, to demand the burger...

Israeli troops and settlers raid al-Aqsa Mosque

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AMID international efforts to de-escalate tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli settlers have once again raided the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied...

Teachers’ leader Courtney calls for General Strike for Palestine!

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LABOUR MP for Hayes and Harlington John McDonnell said: ‘Netanyahu must be imprisoned for war crimes. The campaign for disinvestment in Israel must be...

Israeli police storm hospital in East Jerusalem

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ACCORDING to witnesses Israeli police, on Thursday afternoon of last week, stormed the Al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem’s al-Tur neighbourhood. They said that Israeli police...

OVERWORKED & UNDERPAID – New EPI study shows teachers are being...

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A NEW report on local pay and teacher retention in England, published at the beginning of the week by the Education Policy Institute (EPI),...

Bakers pay battle while jobs in Cork and Shannon under threat

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NEARLY 130 workers are facing the sack at Shannon Airport while almost 200 others are to be laid off for three months without pay...

Syria rebuilds Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital – and completes preparations for...

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SYRIA’S Minister of Health, Dr Hassan al-Ghobash, inaugurated the rebuilt General Authority of Aleppo Eye Surgery Hospital on Monday. The hospital, which was destroyed by...

‘The deliberate inaction of countries … aims at legitimising Tel...

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THE IRANIAN Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights says ambiguous positions adopted by international bodies, including the United Nations, over the ongoing massacre of...

I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem! We will not...

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‘I bring a message of defiance from Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the state of Palestine, and from besieged and heroic Gaza, and from...