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Australian Seafarers Defy Anti-Union Laws!

The crew of an Australian tanker docked in Hobart could face fines under the Howard government’s Industrial Relations laws for protesting against the operator’s...

Azelle Rodney’s Family Call For Inquest And Public Inquiry

‘We don’t want other families to go through this long and drawn out process with no possible outcome,’ Susan Alexander, the mother of Azelle...

Israel Reoccupies Gaza ‘Buffer Zone’

IGNORING international outcries for restraint and diplomacy, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) overnight Thursday reoccupied a belt of the northern Gaza Strip, called it...

Bma Reps Battle Leaders To Defend NHS At Annual Meeting

THE British Medical Association’s Annual Representative Meeting (BMA’s ARM), June 2006 turned into a struggle between the leadership, which supports the government’s privatisation reforms,...

‘Cliques Brought In By The Occupiers Are Assassinating Iraq’s Scientists’

‘stray cliques brought in by the occupation’ are assassinating Iraq’s scientists and intellectuals, Dr KhUdayir al-Murshidi, professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Baghdad...

‘I WANT NO ONE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT’ – Olmert tells...

USING the release of the Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit as pretext, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert unleashed his occupation forces to reoccupy the...

ISRAELI ASSAULTS ON GAZA CIVILIANS ARE WAR CRIMES – says Amnesty

DELIBERATE attacks by Israeli forces against civilian property and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip violate international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes, Amnesty...

‘SHAMING DESTITUTION’ – CAB slams treatment of asylum seekers

In a report titled ‘Shaming Destitution’, the Citizens Advice Bureaux condemn the Blair government’s treatment of refugees to whom it refuses asylum and ...

‘INSTITUTIONAL MURDER’ – says Mubarek family

‘We make no bones about the death of Zahid Mubarek. He died because of institutional murder,’ said the young Asian’s uncle, Imtiaz Amin. In response...

‘CEASE ALL INVOLVEMENT’ IN TORTURE FLIGHTS – Human Rights groups urge...

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists and the Association for the Prevention of Torture have issued a joint statement calling...

‘VOTE YES AND VOTE FOR NEGOTIATION!’ – CWU urges members

Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) South Eastern Divisional Committee is calling on all CWU members to ‘Vote yes and vote for negotiation’ in the union’s...

WAKE UP AMERICA! – ‘Corporate greed is on the march as...

Teamsters’ leader James Hoffa junior tells 27th Teamsters Convention ‘Welcome to the 27th International Teamsters Convention. It is an honor to address you as your...

Defend the National Health Service! Stop Privatisation Bring down the...

By Anna Athow, Consultant Surgeon ‘WE HAVE reached crunch point, where the process of transition from one system to another is taking place.’ So said...

Massive support for GMB strike call at ASDA

GMB shop stewards met in Manchester yesterday to plan strike action after members of the union at 20 Asda Wal-Mart distribution depots voted decisively...

‘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’...

EGYPT AND JORDAN REJECT ISRAEL’S DEMANDS – to establish new borders

Egypt and Jordan on Sunday announced their rejection of the Israeli government’s unilateral plan to demarcate the borders of the Jewish state inside the...

‘We want justice for myself and my family’ – Mohammed Abdul...

THE anger of the local community against the police raid in Forest Gate on June 2 burst onto the streets of Newham, east London,...

30 Years Since The Soweto Uprising

‘Long live the memory of the June 16 martyrs!’ declared the African National Congress last Friday as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the...

Palestinians Condemn Israeli ‘State Terrorism’ And War Crimes

President Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday condemned the ongoing Israeli air strikes in Palestinian civilian areas as ‘state terrorism’. The attacks claimed the lives of three...

‘I just thought “one by one they’re going to kill us”...

THE two brothers arrested in the massive raid by about 300 police in Forest Gate have held a press conference in east London, after...

‘I’LL BE CALLING FOR MASS PICKETS WHEREVER SCABS COME AND TRY...

IN HIS speech to the GMB conference in Blackpool yesterday, the union’s general secretary Paul Kenny featured the union’s current dispute with Asda. He said:...

‘We call for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction’...

THE Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinezhad has said that Iran wishes to have talks with the West on a whole range of issues. He was speaking...

‘ALL OPTIONS NOW OPEN TO HAMAS’ – following Gaza beach massacre

HAMAS has issued a statement saying that the Gaza beach massacre, when an Israeli gunboat shelled a Gaza beach murdering 15 mainly women...

TRADE UNIONISTS MURDERED FOR DEFENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS – ICFTU report

ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested,...

15,000NURSES JOBS CUT – RCN submits its evidence to Health Committee

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) on Tuesday submitted its evidence, highlighting the impact on patient services of Trust actions to manage their budgets,...

Defend District General Hospitals! Kick Out The Multinationals! Stop NHS Privatisations!

DISTRICT General Hospitals are being destroyed. Bruised and battered from every direction with reforms, £900m direct cuts are the knock out blow with which to...

British Trained Forces Run Amock In Basra

WHILE British troops are sheltering in their heavily protected barracks, the puppet army and police forces that they have trained in Basra are running...

Abbas To Force Through Referendum On Recognising Israel

PALESTINIAN president Mahmoud Abbas has the authority, and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has completed ‘administrative preparations’ for holding a referendum on a two-state...

‘THE MONEY’S THERE WHERE’S OUR SHARE!’ – demand lecturers

‘The money’s there, where’s our share!’ was the popular slogan chanted by over 5,000 university lecturers from across Britain marching through central London last...

Wal-Mart Plans To Slash Health Benefits

America’s campaign to change supermarket giant Wal-Mart, WakeUpWalMart.com, has released copies of Wal-Mart’s new health care benefits plan for current part-time employees and full-time...

UK CONTINUED TO ERODE HUMAN RIGHTS IN 2005 – says Amnesty...

In 2005, the UK ‘government continued to erode fundamental human rights, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, including by persisting...

‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’

The Wind That Shakes The Barley Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty Starring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald On General Release from June...

‘RESISTANCE IS OUR PEOPLE’S LEGITIMATE RIGHT’ – decides Palestinian National Dialogue...

THE Palestinian National Dialogue Conference (NDC) held on the 25th and 26th of May to try to end the armed conflicts between Hamas...

‘ABBAS AND HANIYA WE WANT NATIONAL UNITY’ say Palestinian mourners

Thousands of people on Thursday attended the funerals of four Palestinians who were shot dead during an Israeli operation in the West Bank town...

French And British Workers Unite To Fight Ryton Closure

Over 400 French and British workers lobbying the Peugeot shareholders’ Annual General Meeting in Paris on Wednesday declared they are determined to fight the...

WORLD HAS PAID A HEAVY PRICE FOR ‘WAR ON TERROR’ says...

The world’s poor and disadvantaged pay the price of war on terror, says Amnesty International in its annual report 2006 published on Tuesday. Introducing the...

NATFHE NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION ON JUNE 1st – after Northumbria suspends the...

Northumbria University has stepped back from its decision to make immediate deductions of 100 per cent of pay from hundreds of lecturers belonging to...

Israel Butchers Three Generations In Missile Raid

Israel has grabbed 100 acres more of occupied Palestinian land for the expansion of illegal Jewish colonies as the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed...

‘The Zionist Project Is Coming To An End – We Are...

‘The Zionist project is coming to an end; we are freeing Palestine inch by inch, foot by foot,’ a defiant Hamas representative told a...

US and South African workers unite against paper conglomerate

America’s United Steelworkers union (USW) and the South African Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood & Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) have pledged mutual support in...

‘PALESTINIAN HEALTH SITUATION FACES COLLAPSE’ – PNA health minister slams siege

PALESTINIAN medical supplies are running out because of the economic siege in the occupied territories – with supplies of some basic materials already at...

‘DON’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OVERSEAS DOCTORS’ – BMA tells trust bosses

The British Medical Association (BMA) last Wednesday, raised that overseas doctors are experiencing discrimination as a result of new immigration restrictions. Since last month, NHS...

Peretz Boasts Of Killings On Eve Of Nakba Day

On the eve of the 58th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe day), Israeli ‘Defence’ Minister Amir Peretz bragged on Sunday of the success...

One Day Under The US/UK Occupation

BETWEEN 1300 and 2000 gmt on Sunday 14 May, Baghdad Al-Sharqiyah Television in Arabic reported on ‘a new setback’ in the security situation...

Wal-Mart Forming ‘Standing Army Of Supporters’

A TOP secret Wal-Mart memo obtained by WakeUpWalMart.com shows how Wal-Mart is exerting corporate pressure to force suppliers to join a...