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PNA illusions in Sharon move

THE Palestinian National Authority (PNA) immediately reacted to the latest Israeli political upheaval on Monday, describing it sceptically but hopefully as a ‘volcano’ that...

French Workers Fight To Stop Privatisation

AROUND 100,000 workers employed by the SNCF (French national railway) are taking strike action this week, following Saturday’s mass demonstration of more than 40,000...

‘TORTURE IS TERROR’ – Guantanamo victims speak out

Survivors of torture and other ill-treatment in Guantanamo Bay spoke Saturday at the beginning of a three-day conference hosted by Amnesty International and Reprieve. For...

BBC unions in dispute over sackings

BBC unions on Friday went into dispute with the corporation over proposed compulsory redundancies. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said in a statement: ‘The...

18 YEARS SINCE THE KINGS CROSS FIRE RMT, ASLEF and the...

EXACTLY 18 years after the King’s Cross fire, Britain’s rail and firefighting unions on Friday launched a joint campaign to keep in place essential...

Huge Support For Delphi Workers

Huge support is building up for US Delphi workers confronting a massive attack on their wages, healthcare and pensions. The former General Motors subsidiary,...

‘CLOSE DOWN CAMPSFIELD! – 12 years too long’

‘Close Down Campsfield – 12 years Too Long!’, declared campaigners yesterday. They were announcing a national demonstration outside the Immigration Removal Centre’s main gates on...

‘ANSWER “GLOBALISATION” WITH WORLD REVOLUTION’ – News Line editor tells Trotsky...

MORE than 300 youth and workers filled the News Line Anniversary rally at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in central London on Sunday, celebrating...

‘Continue The March To Raise The Palestinian Flag Over Jerusalem’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Friday pledged to continue Yasser Arafat’s struggle to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as thousands...

Leon Trotsky’s CLASS AND ART Final part: ‘Tactics in Literature’

THIS speech was delivered on May 9, 1924 during discussions at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy...

Leon Trotsky’s CLASS AND ART

THIS speech was delivered on May 9, 1924 during discussions at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy...

Leon Trotsky’s CLASS AND ART – PART TWO Raskalnikov and the...

THIS speech was delivered on May 9, 1924 during discussions at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy...

Leon Trotsky’s CLASS AND ART – PART ONE Culture under the...

THIS speech was delivered on May 9, 1924 during discussions at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy...

French Railworkers call for ‘all-out, indefinite strike’ against privatisation

The following is a translation of the first strike bulletin published in the current dispute at French Railways (SNCF) by French railworkers’ union SUD-Rail...

‘Without doubt we are experiencing tough and serious conditions’ – Palestinian...

PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei has touched on a number of foreign and domestic policy issues, such as the relations with the USA, the...

Few union rights, widespread child labour and extreme poverty in Bolivia...

There are few union rights, widespread use of child labour and extreme poverty in Bolivia, says the latest International Confederation of Free Trade Unions...

Sharon Aims For Zionist ‘Greater Jerusalem’

THE PALESTINE Media Centre reports that ‘The Israeli Knesset on Monday approved a speech by the Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that vindicated his “defense”...

CHARRED CORPSES ‘PART OF THE PATTERN’ – of deaths and abuses...

AMNESTY International said yesterday that recent revelations about deaths in custody and abuses by US troops in Afghanistan are further evidence of a culture...

ADULT EDUCATION UNDER ATTACK– funding crisis means sackings and course closures,...

Lower than expected college funding poses a severe threat to adult education and those who provide it, warns the latest edition of public sector...

‘STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN’ – United Families and Friends demand end...

‘Stop killing our children!’ demanded over 400 families and friends and supporters of mainly young men and women who have died in custody or...

DETAINEES KILLED DURING INTERROGATION– American Civil Liberties Union accuses US military

US Operatives killed detainees during interrogations in Afghanistan and Iraq, says the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU has just published an analysis of...

FURY OVER NEW BBC CUTS! – World Service jobs face...

BBC unions on Tuesday expressed shock and anger over planned cuts at BBC World Service. ‘BBC bosses have announced that they plan to cut £2.3...

TULKAREM ASSASSINATIONS – undercover Israeli troops kill Islamic Jihad leader

An undercover unit of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) backed by 15 military vehicles stormed into and imposed curfew on the northern West Bank...

REJECT WOODLEY’S ROTTEN ‘COMPROMISE’ DEAL! – Don’t sell your rights for...

ON August 10 2005 Gate Gourmet locked out and dismissed over 700 workers in a pre-planned operation designed to secure the introduction of their...

Unison Promotes Divisive Pensions Deal

Heather Wakefield, UNISON National Secretary, Local Government Service Group, last Wednesday rushed a circular out to branches. This contained campaign materials to demand the same...

‘THE UNITED STATES CANNOT DECIDE OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE’ says Khalid...

Al-Jazeera satellite TV carried live on 15 October a 50-minute episode of its weekly programme ‘Open Dialogue,’ hosted by Ghassan Bin-Jiddu. He interviewed...

‘145 Trade Unionists Killed Last Year’ – Icftu

Being a trade unionist is becoming more dangerous with a total of 145 people worldwide killed due to their trade union activities in 2004,...

PNA slams ‘collective punishment’

The Palestinian leadership on Sunday condemned the ‘unjustified’ extra-judicial execution of a Palestinian activist and slammed Israel’s tightening of the closure it imposed on...

‘CHARGE TYSON FOODS WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER’ – demands UFCW Alberta local

Striking United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members at a Brooks, Alberta, slaughterhouse, last Saturday called for attempted murder charges after a car...

TEMPORARY WORKERS USED AND ABUSED – TUC urges protection against exploitation

TEMPORARY workers in Britain are being paid illegally low wages, having unlawful deductions taken from their pay packets, and are being denied holiday pay...

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...

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...