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BLAIR IS DESTROYING THE NHS – Part One – The privatisation...

ANYONE who has made a careful reading of Department of Health documents (see footnote) and considered the implication of the legislation can only come...

ISRAEL BLOCKADES GAZA – and steps up assaults in the West...

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) last Saturday condemned as ‘unacceptable’ Israel’s threat to turn the ‘economic siege’ it is imposing on the Gaza Strip...

WORKERS CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE EVERY FRIDAY – to drive...

Over 100,000 workers and youth marched through Dublin last Friday as Ireland was shut down in support of Irish Ferries SIPTU trade union members...

Migrant Workers Paid £1.30 An Hour

The TGWU trade union and the author of the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004, Labour MP Jim Sheridan, last Wednesday organised a briefing in the...

Israel Violating Gaza Border Agreement

Using the individual bombing attack in Netanya on Monday as a pretext, Israel is violating the Gaza borders agreement with the Palestinian National Authority...

800 TORTURE FLIGHTS IN EUROPEAN AIRSPACE – says Amnesty

Amnesty International revealed on Monday that six planes used by the CIA for renditions have made some 800 flights in European airspace including 50...

1,000 MARCH FOR SACKED GATE GOURMET WORKERS – GMB fully supports...

AT the rally in the Dominion community centre in Southall, after the over 1,000 strong march, a 17 strong panel of trade union and...

Abbas Accepts Italy’s Offer To Host Peace Talks

President Mahmud Abbas on Friday accepted Italy’s offer to host Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, urged international commitment to the UN-adopted ‘roadmap’ peace plan, the Palestine...

DON’T RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE say unions

GMB trade union yesterday said it rejects the Turner report proposal to extend the pension age. Turner recommends extending the retirement age to ‘between 67...

‘Comrade Trotsky’s Report On The Red Army’

Report of Comrade Trotsky on the development of the Red Army In this speech, made in 1919, Leon Trotsky reviews the development of the Red...

Delphi postpones ‘motion for rejection of collective bargaining agreements’

US autoworkers union (UAW) President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Richard Shoemaker, who directs the union’s General Motors and Delphi departments, yesterday issued...

‘RENEWABLE STRIKE WON CONSIDERABLE GAINS’ – but dispute remains says SUD-Rail...

We publish below the SUD-Rail strike bulletin for the first day of the French rail strike, N°8 – 24 November 2005, with thanks to...

‘THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN THE LEBANON HAS NOT CHANGED!’– Shab’a Farms...

THE Hezbollah leader Hussein Nazrallah has been speaking about the significance of the heavy clashes with Israeli troops on the border with Israel,...

TORTURE CONTINUES AFTER GEORGIA’S ‘ROSE REVOLUTION’ says Amnesty

‘Torture by the authorities, including with electric shocks and cigarette burns, continues in Georgia’, said Amnesty International today in a new report released on...

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...