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Thousands of US youth face life in jail – No parole...

‘America is one of only a few countries in the world where children face life sentences without parole’, said Amnesty International on Wednesday. ‘There are...

FIGHT ‘MONSTROUS POWERS’ – Lawyers warn against Blair’s Internment Bill

THE Blair government’s plans to extend the terrorism laws and allow the police to detain people without charge for 90 days are ‘completely monstrous...

END SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY – ‘I don’t want any other mother to...

‘AS Jean’s mother I have felt immense pain,’ Maria Otone de Menezes told a packed public meeting in London on Monday night. The meeting was...

PRISONERS ‘TREATED LIKE ANIMALS’ alleges Human Rights Watch and NAACP

THE US Department of Justice should immediately investigate allegations that pre-trial detainees evacuated after Hurricane Katrina to Louisiana’s Jena Correctional Facility were ‘treated like...

School Support Staff Are ‘Super-Exploited’!

School support staff work the most unpaid overtime behind council chief officers, reveals a new survey published last Friday. The MORI survey carried out for...

RIGHTS OF MINORITIES ‘A GREY AREA’ IN GREECE – says...

FOREIGNERS shot on the border, asylum-seekers detained in metal containers, Roma forcibly evicted from their homes in Athens – these are some of the...

RAIL PASSENGERS RUNNING SAME RISK say Ladbroke Grove survivors – six...

On 5 October 1999, 31 people died and 259 were injured in a terrible train crash that took place at Ladbroke Grove, just outside...

SRI LANKA: WORKERS FIGHT BRUTAL EXPLOITATION – Part 3:Working on the...

IN Sri Lanka over 75,000 workers are employed on the rubber plantations and are viciously exploited. There are at least 200 plantations, we visited...

SRI LANKA: WORKERS FIGHT BRUTAL EXPLOITATION – Part 2; Appalling housing,...

THE living conditions of workers, the Tamils on the tea plantations and the Sinhalese on the rubber plantations, and their families, has...

SRI LANKA: WORKERS FIGHT BRUTAL EXPLOITATION – Part 1: The ‘Up...

THE working class of Sri Lanka is at the sharp end of capitalism at its most brutal and vicious. Workers and youth face a...

10th Anniversary of the Hillingdon Hospital Strike

The Hillingdon Hospital Strike began on October 1st, 1995 when 56 domestic and catering workers were sacked by private contractor Pall Mall for refusing...

Private companies will hit junior doctors’ training

Increased competition in the NHS could jeopardise the quality of doctors’ training, the new leader of the UK’s 49,000 junior doctors warned on...

US SUPPORTS ISRAELI ONSLAUGHT as Abbas holds talks with Mubarak

After cancelling a planned October 2 meeting with Israeli premier Ariel Sharon, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and his delegation arrived in Cairo on Tuesday...

ISRAEL HAS ‘SHOT DOWN THE PEACE PROCESS’ says Abbas over Gaza...

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Sunday that the latest Israeli military escalation has ‘shot down the efforts to advance the peace process’ after...

TORTURE BY US TROOPS ‘ROUTINE’ – in Iraq and Palestine

SHOCKING new allegations of the systematic and barbaric torture of Iraqi detainees by US troops have been released by Human Rights Watch. Several US soldiers...

GET THE TROOPS OUT NOW! – hundreds of thousands march in...

MORE than 50,000 people marched from Parliament Square to Hyde Park on Saturday to demand the immediate withdrawal of British troops from Iraq. At the...

Russia Backs Iran’s Right To Nuclear Energy

Russia on Wednesday opposed an EU draft resolution that seeks to have Iran referred to the UN Security Council and warned against escalating the...

PNA CLOSES GAZA/EGYPT BORDER – Abbas wants international agreement

THE Gaza Strip-Egypt border will reopen only as part of an international agreement, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has said, after Palestinian security forces sealed...

‘SIGNS OF TORTURE’ ON MAHDI ARMY COMMANDER – after arrest by...

THE Basra office of militant Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has said a former Basra commander of the Al-Sadr movement’s Mahdi Army showed ‘signs of...

MILLIONS CAN’T AFFORD TO BE SICK – US health insurance costs...

‘Fewer employers are offering health benefits to workers, even as premiums continue to rise, posting a 9.2 per cent increase in 2005 – three...

Presidents back US trade unionists

Three presidents – Lula da Silva of Brazil, Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Nestor Kirchner of Argentina – cancelled an appearance scheduled for...

Croatian Serbs fight court battle to get homes back

The European Court of Human Rights is considering an important case for returning Croatian Serb refugees, says Amnesty International. The Grand Chamber of the...

‘ARMED CHAOS’ WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED – says President Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) was ready to ‘engage immediately in negotiations on the final status’...

Workers Lobby Tuc – To Defend Jobs And Oppose Cuts!

A NUMBER of workers have been lobbying the TUC to demand support and action in defence of jobs and against cuts. Amicus members were lobbying...

THE AMERICAN DREAM By Brazilian Guest Writer Urariano Mota Translated by...

I don’t know which is the more terrifying: the American Dream or the American Nightmare. The dream? All of us on the margin of...

WE WILL TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION – if EU services directive is...

AS well as the Gate Gourmet workers’ struggle, this year’s TUC will be a battleground over pensions and privatisation. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber at...

‘IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE THERE ARE TWO AMERICAS’ – UAW...

UAW auto workers trade union President Ron Gettelfinger addressed the Detroit Economic Club last Thursday and attempted to deal...

Rafah crossing shut for 6 months

Palestinian and Israeli officials said on Wednesday that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) will close the international Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip...

CALLS FOR ACTION TO STOP PRIVATISATION –at CWU rally

Postal workers called for action to defeat privatisation at a mass rally of over 600 at Friends Meeting house in central London on Wednesday. Speaking...

‘JUSTICE FOR PAUL COKER’ – vigil held at Plumpstead police station

‘WHAT do we want? Justice! – When do we want it? Now!’ and ‘Police – murderers!’, shouted more than 70 people at a demonstration...

END PRIVATISATION AND DE-REGULATION – renationalise Bus Sevices

PRIOR to the deregulation of the buses in 1985-86 many important decisions concerning our bus services were decided by the Traffic Commissioners and local...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

BUSH TOLD ‘STOP TAX CUTS’ – as over 200,000 refugees...

LOUISIANA authorities say they now have control over the capital New Orleans and have restored law and order, almost a week after the chaos...

‘WORSE THAN THE VICTORIAN ERA’ –T UC exposes conditions of up...

‘UP to 11 million UK workers could face serious health problems from prolonged standing at work, and they are offered less protection than employees...

‘FAR FROM BEING THE PROTECTORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS’ – the role...

EVEN puppet politicians are complaining about the conduct of British troops in southern Iraq. The Basra newspaper Al-Manarah has interviewed National Assembly Deputy ...

TO DIE BY MISTAKE by Brazilian writer Urariano Mota translated by...

There are various ways of dying by mistake. All of them against one’s own will. Not so long ago I believed that we could...

Qurei Rejects Gaza ‘State’

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei, also known as Abu-Ala, last Saturday said that an independent and sovereign Palestinian state will inevitably be established on...

West Bank settlement expansion ‘undermines Gaza gains’

PLO Executive Committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo has called on the European Union to take a firm stand against moving the Zionist settlers evacuated...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

Gadaffi – Swinging To The Right

THE swing to the right by the Libyan regime, led by Colonel Gadaffi, is now taking place at breakneck speed. The man who once...

‘BRING POLICE KILLERS TO JUSTICE’ – de Menezes family demands of...

Over three hundred friends and supporters of the family of Jean Charles de Menezes – the young Brazilian electrician murdered by Metropolitan Police firearms...

‘LONG LIVE PALESTINE’ – says Saddam Hussein in a letter from...

Imprisoned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has vowed in a letter to sacrifice himself for the cause of Palestine and Iraq. He urged Arabs to...

IRAN ‘HAS NOT VIOLATED PARIS AGREEMENT’ – on resuming nuclear activity

Last Saturday evening, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Asefi outlined his government’s position to the foreign media on a number of issues, beginning with...

’REBUILDING WORKER POWER’ – Global union UNI 2nd World Congress 22-25...

Union Network International (UNI), a federation of unions from across the globe, will convene more than 1,500 delegates from six continents, 140 countries and...

‘I want to meet bush face to face’ says Cindy Sheehan

‘I want to meet with Bush face-to-face’, says Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq. She vows to camp outside the...