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1,250 Manchester Firefighters To Be Sacked!

FIREFIGHTERS are furious at plans to sack the entire workforce of Greater Manchester. All 1,250 firefighters in the area are to be sacked. Only those...

UK citizen must be freed – being held illegally in Iraq by the British...

Today, the case of a British citizen detained without charge in Basra by UK Forces since 10 October 2004 will be heard in the...

Splitters should stand down & fight by-election – demands McDonnell

‘THE HONOURABLE thing, the usual thing for them to do now, is to stand down and fight by-elections, back in their constituencies,’ shadow chancellor...

WALL STREET DIVES! – as Congress argues over Bush plan

THE Treasury yesterday confirmed that Bradford & Bingley’s (B&B) £50bn mortgages and loans will be nationalised. The mortgage bank’s £20bn savings unit and branches...
Queues outside Northern Rock bank after the 2008 collapse

Global economic crash looms!

ALMOST half of UK stock market investors fear that markets are seriously overheating, raising fears that a major world wide economic crash is imminent,...
Nurses on the march on Saturday’s 20,000-strong demonstration to defend the NHS

Take Action To Increase Nurse Numbers!

TORY government plans to boost the number of trainee nurses in the wake of the Francis report into Mid Staffs are failing, the Royal...
Sacked school guards demanding a complete end to austerity. Their banner reads ‘We want our jobs and dignity back’

Syriza Discussing Keeping Austerity Memorandum

THE Greek government’s proposals for a new agreement over the terms of the bail-out loan of 240bn euros were discussed at this week’s Eurogroup...
BMA members marching in London against cuts to the NHS

Don’t bully GPs – BMA warns Tories

THE BMA has responded angrily to threats to GPs issued by the government’s new Chief Inspector of Primary Care, Professor Steve Field, who takes...

£70bn more Tory cuts!

SHADOW Labour Chancellor Ed Balls said yesterday that the Tories are not even half way through their cuts, and that if elected they would...

Mass Picket For Victory For Gate Gourmet Workers

‘WELCOME to all of you. We are very proud of all of you,’ Parmjit Bains told a rally on the hill near the Gate...
North East London Council of Action demonstration in Enfield last June demanding that Chase Farm Hospital be kept open

HEADING FOR MAJOR CRISIS! – says BMA’s ‘London’s NHS on the Brink’

Hospital services in London will be closed and down-graded as healthcare in the capital heads towards ‘a major financial and organisational crisis’, a...
Unite banners assemble on London’s Embankment at the front of Saturday’s 150,000-strong march

150,000 marchers demand action to kick out Tories!

150,000 WORKERS, trade unionists, students and youth marched from Embankment to Hyde Park in central London on the TUC’s ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’...
Greek workers and youth marching in Athens against mass sackings and demanding permanent jobs

2010 – year for revolutions! NEW YEAR MANIFESTO by News Line Editorial Board

NEWS LINE sends its revolutionary greetings for 2010 to the working class and the poor of the planet. We especially greet the insurgent masses...
Teachers have already seen Gove off once – now he has been brought back to administer ‘justice’

GOVE IS BACK! – along with new anti-union laws

Prime Minister Cameron announced yesterday that Michael Gove is to be Justice Secretary in the new Tory government, replacing Chris Grayling who is now...

Corbyn calls emergency shadow cabinet meeting

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn is to hold an emergency shadow cabinet meeting next Monday to discuss alleged anti-Semitism within the party. The meeting was called...

GPs pensions action!

DOCTORS have made an overwhelming call to their leaders to reject the government’s proposed changes to the NHS Pension Scheme and shown a willingness...
Protest against benefit cuts outside the High Court in London earlier this year

‘Scrap Universal Credit’ says GMB union

THE DISASTROUS Universal Credit scheme was rolled out in Hammersmith and Fulham yesterday, prompting the GMB union to demand that it ‘should be withdrawn’...
BMA launches the ‘Look After Our NHS’ campaign at its Annual Representation Meeting last June

‘DITCH THE PRIVATEERS’ – if you really love the NHS say BMA to Labour

Political leaders should ‘abandon pro-market policies’ and not just ‘love the NHS’, but look after it, said doctors’ leaders yesterday. The Chairman of the British...
Doctors applaud one of the speakers at the BMA conference yesterday, where NHS privatisation was loudly condemned

DEFEND NHS GENERAL HOSPITALS! – demand BMA delegates

DOCTORS at the British Medical Association Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) yesterday voted overwhelmingly to oppose the government’s ‘local hospital model for London’. They voted instead...
A section of the 220,000-strong demonstration in Marseille against the Sarkozy government’s cuts

France – 3 Million Take Action

Three and a half million took to the streets across France in the biggest anti-pensions law mobilisation yet on Tuesday, October 12 in 244...
Students marching against tuition fees. They are now even angrier as fees are being hiked above £9,000!

Unis already raising fees to £9,250

UNIVERSITY tuition fees in England will rise to £9,250 per year from 2017 and the increase could apply to students who have already started...

200 Palestinian Prisoners Join Strike!

MORE than 200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails joined on Sunday the over 1,800 hunger striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, according to the...

DETROIT GOES BUST – Democracy suspended! says US union leader Saunders

US federal and local government workers union AFSCME President Lee Saunders has slammed Michigan Governor Snyder for ‘suspending democracy’ in Detroit and filing for...
Tamils continuing their non-stop demonstration against Sri Lankan army atrocities outside parliament yesterday

Tamil Protests To Continue Until Permanent Ceasefire

‘Ceasefire Now! Stop the Genocide! Tamil Tigers – Freedom Fighters!’ shouted Tamils demonstrating in support of brave hunger striker Parameswaran Subramaniyan yesterday. Around 1,000 were...
REVOLUTIONARY BOOKS – New website launched

REVOLUTIONARY BOOKS – New website launched

We are pleased to announce our new website: revolutionarybooks.co.uk where you can now buy Marxist classics on line, as well as other socialist literature.

INFLATION IS LET RIP! – to slash the wages of UK workers

FIGURES released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) yesterday reveal soaring inflation, with the government’s preferred CPI rate hitting 4 per cent in...
Manchester students show their solidarity with lecturers’ trade unions during their recent strike action

‘Low paid student graduates deep in debt’ says NUS President

The National Union of Students (NUS) commented on figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency yesterday which show the average graduate salary to...
Newly formed University and College Union members on their solidarity march yesterday

DECENT OFFER NOW! – say 5,000 marching NATFHE and AUT members

‘UCEA employers should be sacked for causing disruption in our colleges,’ declared Dennis Hayes, president of the newly formed Universities and Colleges Union, following...
The Royal College of Midwives taking strike action last year for the first time in their history

‘NO COMPROMISE ON SAFE STAFFING LEVELS’ says RCN

HOSPITALS have been told by the Tory government’s regulator to only fill job vacancies that are ‘essential’, raising fears amongst midwives, doctors and nurses...

Britain Has Plutonium For 17,000 Nuclear Bombs

THE UK's civil stockpile of separated plutonium is now over 100 tonnes, enough for the production of 17,000 nuclear bombs. The stockpile has...
Teachers at the NUT confrence demand Gove’s resignation

Nut Opposes Gove Plans

NATIONAL Union of Teachers (NUT) leaders yesterday opposed government plans for unannounced school inspections and taking state schools out of Birmingham City Council’s control...
Student nurses demanding the return of bursaries – financial hardships are forcing many student nurses to drop out of their courses

25% Of Nurses Drop Out Of Degree Courses

ONE-IN-FOUR student nurses are dropping out of their degrees before graduation, according to a new investigation, adding to the ongoing NHS staffing crisis, warns...

BBC strike action by Xmas!

BECTU and the NUJ yesterday warned that BBC plans to cut 2,000 jobs would provoke strikes by Xmas. The BBC intends to reshape its TV...

Scrap Hinkley Point deal!

THE City of London and the government were shaken yesterday after PM May postponed a decision to go ahead with the Hinkley Point nuclear...

US, UK & France ‘complicit in possible Saudi war crimes’ – Amnesty

A NEW report by Amnesty International reveals that precision-guided bombs made by the United States have been used in Saudi-led deadly airstrikes against civilians...

BA Union Busters!

UNITE, Britain’s biggest trade union, yesterday warned that British Airways bosses are out to smash the union at Heathrow and Gatwick. The union said it...

Miners Defy Police & March To Lonmin Mine

THREE THOUSAND striking platinum miners marched to the Marikana Lonmin mine and forced the massed ranks of the riot police to retreat yesterday at...
Junior doctors outside the Royal London Hospital in east London – they are standing up against Hunt’s imposed contract

Stand up to Hunt! –urges Society for Acute Medicine

‘STAND up to Hunt,’ is the message from the Society for Acute Medicine who have thrown their full weight behind next week’s junior doctors’...

123,000 Children Spent School Holiday Homeless

MORE than 123,000 children and their families have spent their school holiday homeless, an increase of around 53,000 since the summer holidays of 2011,...
GMB Medirest strikers at Ealing Hospital early on Friday morning – the first day of their seven-day strike

Ealing Week-Long Strike!

150 workers began a week-long strike at closure-threatened Ealing Hospital in west London yesterday against the privateer Medirest. The porters, catering and domestic workers, all...

Drive Private Treatment Centres Out Of NHS

PROFESSOR Bren Neale yesterday condemned private treatment centres as dangerous and demanded that they be brought back into the NHS. This follows on from the...

REJECT JUNIOR DOCTORS CONTRACT! – says the Doctors’ Association

THE Doctors’ Association (DAUK) has refused to endorse the junior doctor contract deal agreed by the BMA and the government, warning that some members...
The demonstration from the cemetery to Syntagma Square. Banner reads ‘Rage must become collective struggle’

Anti-government fury at Greek pensioner’s funeral

The funeral of a Greek pensioner on Saturday turned into a mass anti-government protest. About 1,000 workers and youth attended the civil funeral in Athens,...

‘GREEDY PRIVATEERS’ – slammed by RMT’s Bob Crow

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow yesterday responded to the McNulty review of the UK privatised railway system by pointing the finger at privatisation as...
London FBU Strike Actions!

London FBU Strike Actions!

London firefighters have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over changes to shift patterns, and have decided to begin their campaign with...