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Housing benefits siphoned off to the super rich

BILLIONS going into fat cats’ wallets and off-shore tax havens from Housing Benefit would be better spent building houses and homes for working people,...

BP IGNORED SAFETY WARNINGS – US Chemical Safety Board report reveals

‘OrganiSational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corporation’ caused the March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP Texas City refinery, the...

BA pensioners fury at Ascot meeting

TWO THOUSAND furious Airways Pension Scheme (APS) members attended meetings at Ascot Racecourse on Monday, where they tore into the BA-appointed trustees who have...

Gate Gourmet Move To Attack Dublin Workers

GATE GOURMET, owned by venture capitalists Texas Pacific, is at it again in its class war against workers and trade unions. In August 2005 it...

‘PAUSE’ A COVER FOR DESTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL CARE! – Part 4:...

THE South East London Cluster combines the PCTs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley. Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation trust is a large...

‘IT’S A DISGRACE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO CONDEMN THE...

Tens of thousands of people across the UK took part last Saturday in demonstrations against the murderous Israeli bombardment of Lebanon. Eleven rallies...

NO TO KING GEORGE HOSPITAL CLOSURE – demand marchers

Over two hundred workers and youth marched and rallied against the planned closure of King George Hospital, Ilford on Saturday. News Line spoke to participants...

REJECT PUPPET IRAQ ‘CONSTITUTION’ – amendments ‘took a lot and gave...

The latest amendments to the Iraqi ‘constitution’ approved by the puppet Iraqi parliament ‘offer nothing’, says the Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS). The...

‘We Will Keep Chase Farm Open’

A SUCCESSFUL picket to stop the closure of Chase Farm Hospital took place outside the hospital in Enfield on Tuesday, attended by over 50...

Royal Mail Desperate To Break The Union!

ROYAL Mail staff across the whole of the London postal area walked out on strike again yesterday. It was the latest action in the capital...

HEWITT MUST GO! say junior doctors

THE British Medical Association (BMA) Junior Doctors Conference in London on Saturday called for the immediate resignation of health secretary Patricia Hewitt and health...

All-Ireland Electricians Strike

Striking electricians vowed to keep up their all-out stoppage on its third day, Wednesday, as union leaders re-entered talks with employers regarding a pay...

WE WILL FIGHT WAGE CUTS IN 2008 say NHS unions –...

THE overstretched and undervalued NHS workforce will not accept another below-inflation pay deal next year, trade unions representing over one million health workers have...

‘DO WHATEVER IT TAKES’ – to save the Whittington, say demonstrators

MOTORISTS and shopkeepers showed their enthusiastic support and passers by joined in, as the march to save Whittington Hospital went through Holloway in north...

Delphi workers rally against cuts in jobs, pay and healthcare!

UAW members in Flint, Michigan, announced last Tuesday they will be marching through the town against Delphi autoparts maker’s attack on their pay, healthcare...

DEATHS IN POLICE CUSTODY MUST STOP! – says Smiley Culture march

‘Today is a momentous day. It is time to let the people know we are not going to accept this,’ Merlin Emmanuel told a...

Cwu Ready To Accept End Of Final Salary Pensions

‘We are unlikely to vote “Yes” unless Royal Mail changes its proposals’ to end final salary pensions, Communication Workers Union (CWU) London Regional Secretary...

Thousands March To Honour Saddam Hussein

AMONG the towns and cities where Iraqis have been marching in funeral processions to honour President Saddam Hussein is Al Dujail. This is where the...

EUROPEAN WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE – a tool for increased exploitation and...

‘THIS major change to junior doctors’ hours is probably the biggest challenge hospitals will face in 2009.’ This is the view of Dr Jonathan Fielden,...

‘COMPANY DIRECTORS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE’ – Corporate Manslaughter Bill ‘a...

DRAFT CORPORATE-killing legislation to be debated in parliament today would have made no practical difference to the four major railway disasters since 1997 had...

‘ISRAEL OUT OF LEBANON’ – demands Downing Street picket

‘Victory to Hezbollah! Israel out of Lebanon! Freedom for Palestine! Cease-fire now!’ chanted over 800 demonstrators opposite Downing Street last Friday night. The two-hour evening...

RESTORE JUNIOR DOCTORS’ FREE ACCOMODATION – demand medical students

Over 200 medical students demonstrated on the steps of University College London Hospital in central London on Monday, against the removal of free accommodation...

‘ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF OCCUPATION IS RESISTANCE’ – say...

Palestinians on Sunday celebrated the 20th anniversary of the First Intifada, the popular uprising that rocked the Israeli regime to its foundations. The Intifada uprising...

Serious action needed to remove PM Blair

MORE than 400 people took part in a mass vigil at Parliament Square on Wednesday night, on hearing the news that the 100th British...

END CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DISCRIMINATION – says GMB lobby

Calling for victory over ruthless employers, Construction and Engineering workers from many parts of Britain, rallied 100 strong outside the Houses of Parliament on...

‘PAUSE’ A COVER FOR DESTRUCTION OF HOSPITAL CARE! Part 3: Ealing...

BY ANNA ATHOW BMA COUNCIL MEMBER THE destruction of NHS hospital care continues in London with the NORTH WEST LONDON CLUSTER. This includes Primary Care Trusts...

ROYAL MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE! – say 1,000 marchers

‘If Royal Mail managers don’t back off we are going to have to ask our members again to take strike action,’ Communication Workers Union...

‘WE MUST WIN THIS BATTLE’ – speakers tell CWU mass rally

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) held a 500-strong ‘Keep Royal Mail Public’ national rally before a bigger lobby of MPs on Tuesday against the...

‘WE WANT THE PERPETRATERS PUT AWAY’ – Janet Alder tells ‘No...

‘Tony Blair we want justice!’ shouted over seven hundred bereaved families and supporters outside Downing Street last Saturday. They had marched from Trafalgar Square on...

2000 TAMILS KILLED IN VANNI – SLA shells and bombs safety...

TamilNet reports that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched an indiscriminate artillery barrage into the newly announced ‘safety zone’ on Tuesday killing at least...

‘Oval Quarter’ residents are very angry with profiteer developers!

Residents living on the Myatts Field North PFI (Private Finance Initiative) ‘regeneration’ scheme, situated between Brixton and the Oval in south west London...

‘Psychologists And Psychiatrists Should Not Participate In Torture’

Psychologists and psychiatrists should not be expected to participate in torture as they do not have the expertise to assess individual pain or the...

‘YOU WON’T BREAK MERSEYSIDE FBU’ – say strikers and supporters

Over 7,000 striking Merseyside firefighters and their supporters marched through Liverpool last Saturday in a show of strength to demonstrate their determination to defeat...

Bnp To Contest Northern Ireland Council Elections

By Irish political journalist John Coulter THE racist British National Party has confirmed it will contest the next Northern Irish council elections. Mid Ulster, Upper Bann,...

‘not A Single Sacking – Permanent Jobs For All Workers!’

‘IT WILL NOT PASS!’ Over 5,000 young Greek workers on so-called ‘training’ schemes in the public sector, demonstrated on Thursday in Athens and in other...

‘SOS RAMADI’ – an appeal to end America’s ‘dirty war ‘...

AN URGENT appeal to the world from occupied Iraq has been issued through the anti-war ‘Brussels Tribunal’. The special appeal – entitled ‘SOS Ramadi’...

London Postal Workers Action

News Line covered a number of CWU postal worker picket lines in the early hours of last Friday morning at the start of...

Banking Panic In The Ukraine

THE Abkhazian and South Ossetian parliaments have been unanimously granted permanent observer status at the 34th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia...

‘One Of The World’s Most Dangerous Places For Trade Unionists’

A SHAM paramilitary demobilisation process, combined with thousands of cases of threats and killings and a chronic lack of investigations and prosecutions, makes Colombia...

Bolton Theatre celebrates Great Miners Strike

The Octagon Theatre Bolton will mark the 25th anniversary of the Great Miners’ Strike when Artistic Director David Thacker revives his acclaimed production of...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL TO BREAK GAZA SIEGE – says film director Ken...

‘We must campaign for a cultural and academic boycott of Israel, and to also boycott goods and services to break the Israeli siege of...

Irish government ‘must prioritise services to children and families’

IMPACT trade union’s civil service conference has passed an emergency motion on the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse –...

Revolutionary leader RAY ATHOW (12.12.1945 TO 20.11.2013)

By Paddy O’Regan RAY ATHOW WAS a party member for 47 years and an organiser for over 30. In all that time, what distinguished him is...

‘WHO KILLED OUR LOVED ONES – THE POLICE’ –declares Families and...

‘WE want justice now!’ shouted over six hundred taking part in the United Friends and Families annual procession from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street...

Angry Cadbury Workers Demand Job Guarantees

Angry Cadbury workers lobbied MPs on Tuesday, entering parliament at precisely 1pm, the exact time that Cadbury shareholders voted in favour of a ‘highly-leveraged’...