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South African Public Works Programme workers demand permanent jobs

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AROUND 80 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers protested outside the Port Elizabeth City Hall on Tuesday, demanding that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality...

Venezuelan parliamentary elections are on December 6th!

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ON TUESDAY, November 3, the electoral campaign for the parliamentary elections of December 6, 2020 begins based on the schedule set by the National...

Police Spies Infiltrated 1,000 Groups

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The public inquiry into the actions of police spies over several decades got underway on Monday and is expected to last for three years. Members...

Maher Al-Akhras Hunger Strike Now Exceeds 90 Days!

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‘CALLING for the freedom of one Palestinian political prisoner is what Israel expects from the international community. ‘The latest detainee to go on hunger strike...

Child defendant at risk of death penalty in Saudi Arabia

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A SAUDI court has proceeded with a case against a child defendant at risk of the death penalty, contradicting the Saudi government’s claim it...

Strike threat at Manchester Met

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A STRIKE threat has been issued at Manchester’s Metropolitan University – as students learned that in-person teaching was to resume in spite of the...

US & EU continuing economic terrorism against Syria

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‘MEMBER countries at the UN Security Council are attempting to destabilise Syria and impose their own hostile agendas,’ Syria’s permanent representative to the UN,...

‘Black, Asian & minority ethnic people have been over-exposed and under-protected...

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Covid-19 has ‘thrived’ among black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities because of structural race discrimination, a new Labour Party report from Baroness Doreen...

Youth from poor backgrounds hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic

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YOUNG people, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, have had their earnings and job prospects hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to fears...

Fourteen delivery drivers in South Korea dead from overwork this year

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Fourteen delivery workers in South Korea have died of overwork this year because they had to handle a sharply higher volume of packages due...

Nearly 500 students still living in ‘fire-trap’!

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NEARLY 500 students still remain living in a housing complex in west London while waiting for alternative accommodation despite it having been deemed a...

King’s unions & management disengage

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KING’S College Hospital Foundation Trust (KCHFT) management has been accused by the Unite union of ‘racism, discrimination and bullying’ as staff-side joint partnership meetings...

Abysmal conditions for thousands of refugees in ‘Moria 2.0’ camp

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THOUSANDS of people are living in abysmal conditions in a new camp, which was built to replace Moria camp on the Greek island of...

SA broadcasting workers to strike against ‘jobs bloodbath’

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SOUTH AFRICA’s CWU (Communication Workers Union) and BEMAWU (Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union) are organising for a full blown strike against the...

Nigeria Mass Protests Against Police Violence

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AS MASS protests against police violence continued across several cities in Nigeria for the eighth straight day last Friday, the Nigerian army issued a...

Hundreds demonstrate support for asylum seekers outside Britain’s first ‘refugee camp’!

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LAST Saturday over 250 pro-asylum seekers protested outside a former military barracks housing asylum seekers near Folkestone, the first refugee camp in Britian, which...

Israeli military demolishes Palestinian primary school

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THE ISRAELI military has demolished a European Union-funded Palestinian primary school in the central part of the occupied West Bank as the Tel Aviv...

Aussie Journalist Oakes Will Not Be Prosecuted!

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AUSTRALIAN Federal Police (AFP have confirmed that ABC journalist Dan Oakes will not be prosecuted over his reporting on alleged war crimes carried out...

Netanyahu moving ‘full steam’ towards annexation of West Bank says Peace...

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FOR the first time since the conclusion of its ‘normalisation’ deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, Israel is set to approve...

Herd immunity strategy against Covid-19 is ‘not an option’ says WHO

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The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the...

Tories step up war on refugees

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THE MIGRANTS’ Rights Network (MRN) is deeply concerned about the Home Office’s proposed condemnation and treatment of so-called ‘illegal’ migrants. Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel...

SA National strike against wage cutting

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ON WORLD Day For Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa declared a national strike against ‘the winds of austerity blowing out the...

Hamas & Plo Condemn Saudi Attack On Palestinians

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THE Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) have censured the latest comments by Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief and ambassador...

California’s Health Staff 5-Day Strike

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WORKERS at eight campuses of the Alameda Health System (AHS) in California’s East Bay – 3,200 members of the SEIU union local 1021 –...

General Strike In South Africa

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BOTH COSATU (the Confederation of South African Trade Unions) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have vowed to bring the country...

‘PM Johnson’s promises are nothing more than hot air’ says GMB

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‘THE PRIME Minister’s promises are nothing more than hot air,’ the GMB trade union said in response to Boris Johnson’s speech to the virtual...

2,500 US troops have already left Iraq says Iraqi Premier

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THE Iraqi prime minister says as many as 2,500 US troops have left the country as part of agreements reached with Washington to enable...

Older people abandoned to die in care homes

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OLDER PEOPLE in care homes were abandoned to die amid government failures during the coronavirus pandemic, Amnesty International accuses the Tory government in a...

‘Heathrow Is Facing Complete Shutdown’ Says Unite

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‘ONE of the world’s largest airports is facing complete shutdown,’ the Unite union has warned, ‘as members of Unite prepare to ballot for strike...

25 years since Hillingdon Hospital strike 1st OCTOBER 1995 – 30th...

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ON October 1st, 1995 56 domestic and catering workers at Hillingdon Hospital were sacked by Pall Mall for refusing to accept a £40 per...

Cosatu plans October 7 ‘national shutdown’

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THE CONFEDERATION of South African trade unions (Cosatu) is planning a nationwide shutdown next week, and has announced that its affiliated workers will not...

Palestinian doctor on hunger strike in Maghaberry prison has been joined...

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BY FRA HUGHES IN WEST BELFAST BRITAIN has been involved in duplicity and skulduggery in Palestine from the secret signing of the Balfour agreement in...

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...

Preparations underway for Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections says Mahmoud Abbas!

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PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas said during his speech last Friday before the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly that...

Israeli occupation – a crime against humanity – 231 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS...

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APARTHEID is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual responsibility and state responsibility to bring the illegal situation to an end. In May 2020,...

‘Israel trying to take advantage of gas forum’ says Palestinian leadership

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NOT PARTICIPATING in the signing ceremony of the agreement to launch the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) on Tuesday does not mean withdrawing from...

END THE PROSECUTION OF JULIAN ASSANGE! – Demand the Presidents of...

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THE PRESIDENTS of Venezuela and Argentina have demanded an end to the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently fighting extradition to...

‘The US is blackmailing Palestinians to compromise on their rights’ says...

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PALESTINE Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has accused the United States administration of pressuring and blackmailing the Palestinians to compromise on their national rights. Speaking at...

Trump seeks to expand conservative majority in the Supreme Court!

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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he would nominate a woman to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of liberal Justice...

Unite Betrays BA Workers – Demand Emergency Conference Of Union To...

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LAST Wednesday Howard Beckett, Unite union assistant general secretary, welcomed as a victory for the union British Airways ‘partial U-turn on fire and rehire’. Beckett...

‘Threats to health workers of the world’ – WHO

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THE WORLD Health Organisation (WHO) is urging healthcare leaders and governments to address all persistent threats to both the health and safety of all...

‘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...

Overseas Operations Bill will ‘decriminalise torture’ says Reprieve

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THE TORY government has announced that the Overseas Operations Bill will get its second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 23rd September. In...

SA trade unions battle for inflation-beating pay increases for 1.2m

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THE LABOUR Court in Johannesburg will be the setting for South Africa’s trade unions and the African National Congress (ANC) government to fight it...

Palestinians call ‘Day of Rage’ against ‘normalisation’

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PALESTINIAN factions and the broader international Muslim community have expressed outrage at a fledgling trend of Arab-Israeli normalisation that has so far seen the...