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Private treatment centres grab NHS funds

PRIVATE Treatment Centres have become a key element in the Labour Government’s plans to privatise the National Health Service (NHS). They are being used in...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

Islamic Jihad slams hostile US statements

THE statements by American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her visits to Tel Aviv and Ramallah are ‘aggressive and anti-Palestinian’, the Palestinian resistance...

‘TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL’ – Karabilah bombings condemned by Sunni authority

On Sunday RAF G4 Tornado warplanes attacked the Iraqi town of Karabilah, near the Syrian border. The British were called to assist US Air Force...

‘THE HUMAN COST OF DETENTION’ –Refugee Council welcomes Amnesty report

The Refugee Council has welcomed today’s publication of a new Amnesty International UK report on detention of asylum seekers ‘The Human Cost of Detention’....

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

IRISH NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – for asylum seekers and migrant...

A NATIONAL day of action in support of asylum seekers and migrant workers is taking place in Ireland tomorrow, Saturday June 18. A rally has...

GOLD AND DOLLARS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ – as insurgency escalates

The Islamic Army in Iraq last Sunday, in a videotape, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive device against a US foot patrol...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

‘DEMOCRACY’ AND POVERTY ARE INCOMPATIBLE – Venezuela Foreign Minister tells OAS

Latin America has 240 million people living in poverty, 100 million of them in extreme poverty, said Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque in...

Glasgow Unemployment Crisis

Targets set by ministers for agencies trying to get Scotland’s long-term unemployed off benefits are making the problem worse, not better. That is the finding...

‘US WILL DRIVE LEBANON TO SEDITION’ – warns Hezbollah leader

Lebanese national resistance movement Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah has warned that the United States will drive Lebanon towards sedition if Lebanon does not conform...

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – say BBC workers

Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport, last Friday faced tough questions about the future of BBC Wales and stated that...

Aerial Assassinations Mastermind Is New Israeli Chief Of Staff

The mastermind of Israel’s policy of aerial extra-judicial execution of Palestinian resistance fighters, Dan Halutz on Wednesday officially replaced Moshe Ya’alon as Chief of...

Greek Telecom Pensions Crisis

Greek Telecom’s OME-OTE trade union leadership succeeded last weekend in pushing through the union’s congress a most reactionary agreement which had been worked out...

‘WE’RE ON STRIKE AGAINST MANAGEMENT DICTATORSHIP’ say BBC workers

Over 11,000 BBC journalists and technicians took strike action last Monday over savage job cuts and privatisation announced unilaterally by Director-General Mark Thompson in...

Freeze settlements – Abbas appeals to Bush

PALESTINIAN president Mahmud Abbas is set to meet US president George Bush in Washington this Thursday for an urgent summit. The Palestinians said this is...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

US-UK’s man in Uzbekistan ‘slaughtering protesters like rabbits’

YESTERDAY the British Foreign Secretary Straw condemned the repressions by the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan. It has already killed 500 Uzbeks and is getting...

Defend the NHS and the Welfare State!

YESTERDAY key Blairite cabinet ministers, Blunkett and Hewitt, launched a massive attack on the Welfare State. Hewitt promised to use the NHS budget to...

Seven Palestinians wounded in Al Aqsa clash

The Disengagement Administration bases its assessment on the fact that according to the disengagement law anybody not leaving by that date could lose tens...

Stop Treating University Staff As Second-Class Citizens

AUT general secretary Sally Hunt is launching a manifesto for academic-related staff in Manchester on 12 May calling for more pay, reduced hours and...