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‘THIS WILL BE LABOUR’S POLL TAX’ – says angry demonstration against...

‘WE will not be numbered, tagged and fingerprinted.’ That was the message from hundreds of demonstrators outside parliament on Monday against the government’s plans to...

‘TELL HAMAS TO DISARM’ – US urges Putin

Senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyah, who topped the Islamic movement’s national list of ‘Change and Reform’ in the parliamentary elections, said last Friday that...

Gate Gourmet Workers’ 6-Months Picket Success

THE locked-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to fight until they win reinstatement on their old terms and conditions, six months after the 700-strong...

Bush attacks the sick, the elderly and the workers

‘PRESIDENT George W Bush wants to make sure his tax cuts for the wealthy become permanent, at a cost of about $3...

‘WE WILL WIN THIS FIGHT’ – tenants and trade unions vow...

‘WE WILL win this fight!’ That was the message from speaker after speaker at a rally of more than 1,500 delegates from trade unions and...

Delphi workers rally against cuts in jobs, pay and healthcare!

UAW members in Flint, Michigan, announced last Tuesday they will be marching through the town against Delphi autoparts maker’s attack on their pay, healthcare...

Greek Phone-Tapping Storm

A political storm of the highest order has broken out in Greece over mass phone-tapping. This follows revelations, at a special press-conference last Thursday in...

‘END GUANTANAMO TORMENT’ – Amnesty repeats call to close prison camp

AMNESTY International has renewed its call for the United States to close its Guantanamo Bay concentration camp and try or release the prisoners held...

‘hamas Will Never Recognise The Legitimacy Of The Zionist State’

PRE-EMPTING support for a Palestinian government led by Hamas, the UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted the ‘conditions’ set by the Quartet of...

PAKISTAN AND US COLLABORATE IN CROSS BORDER ATTACKS says Amnesty

EIGHTEEN people were killed on 13 January, when missiles were fired by an American CIA drone aircraft into three houses in Damadola, in the...

Serious action needed to remove PM Blair

MORE than 400 people took part in a mass vigil at Parliament Square on Wednesday night, on hearing the news that the 100th British...

‘THE ARAB NATION MUST SHOULDER ITS RESPONSIBILITIES’ – demands Hamas over...

Hamas leaders on Monday rejected as ‘blackmail’ Western demands that the Palestinian resistance movement recognises Israel’s right to exist and renounces violence against the...

BUILD NEW LEADERSHIP IN THE UNIONS –message from News Line-Locked-out Gate...

NEARLY 400 trade unionists and youth took part in the News Line-Gate Gourmet locked out workers’ conference in London on Sunday and speaker after...

Indonesian Unions Battle For Rights

‘Reinstate the union president and stop union-busting immediately!’, said the banner of Japanese trade union officials outside the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo on January...

Turning a blind eye is ‘collaborating with abuses’ – Amnesty warning...

HUMAN rights group Amnesty International has welcomed the call for European governments to cooperate fully with an investigation into ‘extraordinary rendition’ and secret...

VAST AND GROWING LEGION OF JOBLESS YOUTH – ILO says worldwide...

The number of people unemployed worldwide climbed to new heights in 2005, especially among the vast and growing legion of jobless youth, the International...

Barghouthi Calls For Partnership With Hamas

Campaigning in the Palestinian legislative elections ended at mid-night on Monday. 24 hours before about 80 per cent of eligible voters in the West...

Gate Gourmet Workers Determined To Win

Locked out Gate Gourmet workers, trade unionists and youth, held a successful over 150-strong mass picket on the mound near the Beacon roundabout at...

NHS ‘choice’ and ‘reforms’ are no choice – Part one

THE Department of Health’s (DoH) electronic ‘Choose and Book’ programme, is being introduced supposedly to facilitate a ‘patient choice’ of hospital. The procedures to be...

‘WE DO NOT OBJECT TO A LONG-TERM TRUCE WITH YOU’– ...

‘My message to you is about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the way to end it. I had not intended to speak...

EU imposes financial crisis on the Palestinians

FACING an imposed ‘suffocating financial crisis,’ Palestinian officials have made no immediate comment yet on an EU decision on Tuesday to suspend 35 million...

Keep Barts And London Open!

Workers and students at Bart’s and the Royal London hospitals are shocked and angry over the private finance initiative (PFI) crisis that threatens...

EU 3 call emergency meeting of the IAEA– while Putin warns...

BRITAIN, France and Germany are to call an emergency meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog, (the IAEA) early next month to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme, the...

‘Nations have awakened today, and they will determine their future’ says...

LAST Saturday the Iranian TV, IRINN, broadcast a live news conference by Iran’s President Ahmadinejad with domestic and foreign journalists. In the...

US unions take action on Martin Luther King Day

Teamsters union sanitation worker members in the US capital are launching a campaign against Waste Management on Martin Luther King Day, today. Nearly 100 Washington,...

GATE GOURMET DüSSELDORF ON STRIKE – after 3 years of harassment...

THE Gate Gourmet workers on strike at Düsseldorf airport continued their picket throughout the year-end holiday season supported by their union, the NGG, their...

Far Reaching Changes To Be Imposed On The NHS

THE Blair government is trying to impose ‘far-reaching changes’ to the NHS – without any real consultation with the public. That is the finding...

Ahern Attacks Irish Unions

IRISH Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern has told the trade unions it would be ‘reckless’ of them to seek a 10 per cent pay...

RUSSIA WARNS AGAINST IRAN WAR –Defence Minister concerned by nuclear programme...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov has expressed the hope that tension in relations between Iran and the West in connection...

‘We are committed to holding the elections in Jerusalem’ says imprisoned...

IMPRISONED deputy Marwan al-Barghouthi, the secretary of the Fatah movement in the West Bank and the head of its list in the forthcoming legislative...

AMNESTY CONDEMNS ‘MEMORANDUM’ WITH LEBANON – and the killing of Sudanese...

THE UK government has signed a ‘Memorandum of understanding’ with Lebanon over the treatment of people who may be deported from the UK to...

The Untold Hostage Story

On Thursday morning, 29th December 2005, I received a short SMS from Muntasser Abdel Rahim, 26, Medical Relief Society Ambulance driver in Jenin. ...

Sharon Dying – Palestinian Revolution Lives!

ARIEL Sharon, the arch Zionist Israeli prime minister, who has spent his whole life killing Arabs, is fighting for his life in a Jerusalem...

‘The Christians of Palestine are partners in the one homeland’ says...

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, launched its campaign for the Palestinian elections on Tuesday, in defiance of Israeli attempts to bar the movement from...

ELECTIONS MUST GO AHEAD – insist Hamas

Palestinian Islamic liberation movement Hamas has declared: ‘No to killing, banditry, and the policy of kidnapping foreigners’. In a statement posted on the Palestinian Information...

Israel systematically squeezing Palestinians out of Jordan Valley – says PMC

Without fanfare, but with determination, Israel is systematically, militarily and economically squeezing Palestinians out of the Jordan Valley, expanding colonial Jewish settlement in the...

‘If America Should Go Communist’ by Leon Trotsky (Part two)

LEON TROTSKY wrote ‘If America Should Go Communist’ on August 17, 1934, over a year after President Roosevelt brought in his ‘New Deal’, ...

‘If America Should Go Communist’ by Leon Trotsky (Part one)

LEON TROTSKY wrote ‘If America Should Go Communist’ on August 17, 1934, over a year after President Roosevelt brought in his ‘New Deal’, ...

Ford Workers In Uproar Over Healthcare Vote

UAW US motor workers trade union members have very narrowly ratified the health care agreement that the UAW has made with the Ford Motor...

Israel uses pressure to try and postpone Palestinian elections

Ongoing Israeli extra-judicial killing of Palestinians, continuing flagrant US and EU interference and Israeli threats to disrupt or obstruct the Palestinian legislative election, and...

New York Transit Workers Defiant!

THE MTA (Metropolitan Transport Authority) and the Governor forced this strike: call them to stop it says the TWU transit workers trade union. The TWU...

Pna Being Bullied To Prevent Hamas Standing

The Palestinian National Authority is being bullied into choosing between democracy or empty coffers, the Palestine Media Center (PMC) says. The PMC said on Tuesday:...

Battle For Firefighters’ Jobs Builds Up

Lancashire firefighters are to be balloted over possible strike action in defence jobs. Chief Fire Officer Peter Holland plans to ‘save £1 million’ by cutting...

Israel breaks Gaza-West Bank access deal

ISRAEL on Wednesday defied the United States and the Middle East Quartet and decided to delay, reportedly until next week, the start of the...

‘Tentative agreement with ford will require sacrifices’ – UAW

THE UAW National Ford Council yesterday endorsed the union’s tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company on health care. The tentative agreement is subject to...