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1.5 Million To Strike On March 28

One and a half million of the country’s most essential public sector workers will go on strike on 28 March to protest at unfair...

‘SERIOUS THREAT’ TO EXISTENCE OF STUDENT UNION – warns London Met...

‘To whom it may concern,’ writes Michelle Harris, president of London Metropolitan University Students’ Union. ‘There is a serious issue occuring at London Met university...

Irish Unions Pledge To Fight Polish Workers Exploitation

Polish workers, some of them members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU), are being paid 5.20 euros an hour by a contractor...

ISRAEL MUST WITHDRAW FROM ALL 1967 OCCUPIED TERRITORIES – then we...

THE draft political programme of the Hamas-led national coalition government that was distributed to the representatives of the parliamentary blocs and forces during the...

RIOT POLICE STORM SORBONNE – half of French universities occupied

FRENCH riot police stormed the Sorbonne in the early hours of last Saturday awakening memories of the revolutionary class battles of May June 1968. However,...

Lancaster Students Fight Gag And Victimisation

Six members of Lancaster University are to be granted a rehearing of their trespass conviction on the 13th March 2006. A Support the George Fox...

‘OVERWORKED, UNDERVALUED AND UNDERPAID!’ – Angry lecturers strike over pay

UNIVERSITY teachers yesterday launched an assessment boycott – after staging a national 24-hour strike against being ‘overworked, undervalued and underpaid’. Tuesday’s strike at 140 institutions...

THOUSANDS DETAINED AND TORTURED IN IRAQ – Amnesty report condemns US,...

‘Nearly three years after United States (US) and allied forces invaded Iraq and toppled the government of Saddam Hussein, the human rights situation in...

THE ‘CALM’ WITH ISRAEL IS OVER –Zakariya al-Zubaydi, commander of the...

ZAKARIYA al-Zubaydi, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said last Sunday, that ‘Israel’s escalation of the situation, assassinations and aggression against our people and...

‘RESIST DELPHI ATTACKS’ – says ‘The Future of the Union’ UAW...

‘We are moving nearer to Delphi motioning the bankruptcy court to pitch out our labor agreement,’ said ‘The Future of the Union’ rank and...

SIPTU ready to ballot for Aer Lingus strike

SIPTU, the Irish trade union, is to call general meetings of its members in Aer Lingus for next week following an emergency meeting of...

‘DISGUSTING HYPOCRISY’ –Buncefield firefighters invited to Downing Street are facing the...

‘HYPOCRISY!’ That was the reaction of angry firefighters picketing Downing Street on Wednesday night – disgusted that crews who fought the giant Buncefield oil...

‘Payment By Results’ Devastating NHS

A letter from the Chairman of the Professional Executive Committee, High Peak and Dales Primary Care Trust (PCT) to clinicians reveals the devastating...

Pflp Condemns Occupation ‘Onslaught’

THE Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, last Sunday issued a statement headlined ‘PFLP condemns occupation onslaught against our people in Nablus and...

‘We’Ll Fight Until We Win Our Jobs Back’

LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to ‘fight until we win our jobs back’ and defeat attempts by their union leadership to sell-out their...

Al Sadr And Muslim Scholars Call For Imediate US Withdrawal

ABD-AL HADI al-Darraji, a leader of the militant Al-Sadr trend in Iraq has revealed that Representatives of Al-Sadr trend and the Association...

‘ALL WE WERE DEMANDING WAS JOBS’ – Al-Amarah youth speak out

THE recently aired videotape on satellite TV channels showing some British soldiers assaulting a number of unarmed citizens has stirred strong reactions among...

National Hotel Workers Rising Campaign launched

OVER 2000 workers rallied in San Francisco for the kickoff of the ‘National Hotel Workers Rising Campaign’ on February 15. Chanting ‘Si...

Syria Condemns US ‘Dirty Interference’

THE Syrian newspaper Al Thawra has attacked US ‘interference’, and its announcement that it is going to fund the Syrian ‘opposition’ to President Assad...

Abbas Urges ‘Popular And Peaceful Resistance’

Amid mounting Israeli restrictions on Palestinian freedom of movement, President Mahmud Abbas on Saturday sponsored the swearing in of the new Hamas-dominated Palestinian Legislative...

‘Not One Dollar, Not One Dime, – Cutting Wages Is A...

AROUND 75 rank-n-file members of the United Auto Workers demonstrated outside the historic Flint East Delphi plant on February 16, 2006. Workers from Saginaw, Flint...

HUNDREDS OF NEW ORLEANS DEATHS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED – findings...

the deaths of a hundreds of New Orleans residents and the suffering of so many thousands more people could have been avoided, an inquiry...

‘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...