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‘WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PICKET’ – now TGWU must make the strike official

GATE Gourmet strikers, at Heathrow, were jubilant yesterday after the High Court verdict that they had the right to picket the company which sacked...

PROSECUTE THE POLICE DEATH SQUAD – say Jean Charles de Menezes family

A cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, the young Brazilian electrician murdered by Metropolitan Police CO 19 firearms officers, yesterday demanded those responsible ‘must face...
A group of cheerful and determined pickets on the grass verge near the Gate Gourmet factory on Tuesday morning

‘WE WANT THE TRUTH’ – say Menezes family lawyers

Lawyers for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes yesterday said they wanted the truth, and answers to ‘lies that have been told’ about...

WORKERS DEMAND ACTION – as Woodley refuses to ballot Airport TGWU members

TRANSPORT and General Workers Union general secretary Tony Woodley led a delegation into talks with British Airways chief Rod Eddington at Heathrow Airport yesterday...
A section of the strikers from Gate Gourmet listening to a report from Tony Woodley on Monday afternoon in Southall

AS TALKS BREAK DOWN – Call out the airport say Gate Gourmet pickets

‘Talks have, indeed, broken down as a consequence of Gate Gourmet wanting to selectively re-employ those who had been sacked, even though there is...

STOP THE AIRPORTS! – smash the strikebreaking bosses

YESTERDAY the Gate Gourmet picket lines were buzzing with the latest revelations concerning the way that the bosses had provoked a strike in order...

MAKE THE DISPUTE OFFICIAL!– call out the airport! – Locked out Gate Gourmet work

Locked out workers at British Airways caterer Gate Gourmet demanded their dispute be made official as talks between the company and the Transport and...

GOURMET LOCKOUT COSTS BA £100m

FURIOUS locked-out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday slammed Transport and General Workers Union officials for demanding British Airways workers, who came out on strike in...
Picket line outside the Gate Gourmet factory yesterday morning

800 sacked – Given 3 minutes notice at Gate Gourmet

‘Eight hundred workers at the gate gourmet airline catering company have been sacked,’ Tony Woodley told a press conference at the TGWU offices in...

ROYAL FREE BED CUTS! – 100 beds and a number of wards to go

London UNISON health convenor Geoff Martin yesterday slammed plans by the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust to slash up to 100 beds and close...

TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE – Corbyn slams pre-trial no jury courts

Government plans for secret no-jury ‘pre-trial’ trials before ‘security cleared’ judges are ‘totally unacceptable’ Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn told News Line yesterday. He added: ‘All...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers are determined to get all 800 jobs back on their original terms and

FOUR CHARGED WITH TERROR ATTACKS – As Saudi scare sends oil prices sky-high

Four men were yesterday remanded in custody to appear on criminal charges at the Old Bailey on November 14th, in connection with the July...

1,000 CLASH WITH POLICE IN SAMAWA – Iraqis angry over no water or electricity

At least one person was killed and sixty others were wounded yesterday when over 1,000 angry Iraqis clashed with police in Samawa, south of...
A massive picket line of angry workers determined that their boss will not succeed in destroying the

ONSLAUGHT ON BASIC RIGHTS – Human Rights Act to be ammended

Prime Minister Blair yesterday outlined new draconian measures to deport or jail people judged to be ‘glorifying terrorism’. He said ‘intensive meetings across government’ had...

BANKS QUARTER PER CENT RATE CUT – Bosses warn ‘economic climate is worsening’

Yesterday’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision to cut interest rates from 4.75 per cent to 4.5 per cent, provoked worried reactions. The...

14 Marines Killed In Al-Anbar

Fourteen US Marines and their civilian translator were killed by a roadside bomb blast in north-western Iraq early yesterday. The Marines were killed...

£50,000 A Day To Strike Break

Firefighters in Suffolk were angry yesterday as the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces set out to break their strike actions against plans...

BLOOD MONEY! – Police offer £600,000 to Menezes family

The Metropolitan Police confirmed yesterday that Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Yates arrived in Brazil on Sunday for talks with the family of young electrician...

Suffolk Fire Crews Strike Tomorrow

Suffolk Fire Brigades Union Brigade Committee yesterday called for a national demonstration next Thursday, 11 August, in support of tomorrow and this Friday’s strike...

POLICE RAID ON NOTTING HILL – stun grenades used by armed police

Yesterday, police said that two more of the alleged 21 July would-be London bombers were now in custody after a series of armed raids...
An Iraqi resistance fighter ready for action

‘WITHOUT JERUSALEM THERE WILL BE NO PEACE’ says Qurei

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned Tuesday that, ‘without Jerusalem there will be no peace’ with Israel. ‘Peace starts in Jerusalem and ends there. Peace...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

‘WHATEVER MEASURES NECESSARY’ – Blair backs shoot-to-kill

‘The police say they have a “shoot-to-kill-to-protect policy”. Were you made aware of that policy and is it something that parliament should have been...

DID YOU APPROVE A CHANGE TO SHOOT TO KILL? – Blair dodges reporter’s question

‘Did you ever discuss or approve a change in the rules of engagement for British police to shoot to kill, shoot in the head...
Palestinian homes in Al Zutan destroyed by the Israeli army

SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY STAYS And more innocents may die says Commissionair Blair

‘I feel unsafe,’ Alex Alves Pereira, the cousin of the unarmed Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, killed by the Met police, told News Line...

MURDER AT STOCKWELL – Police shoot to death unarmed Asian youth

YESTERDAY plain clothes police shot dead an unarmed Asian youth with five bullets to the head at Stockwell Underground station. He was shot at close...
US troops humiliate a prisoner in Iraq

LONDON ALERT! – Police ordered to shoot to kill

Yesterday, London was living off its nerves after reports of four explosions, three at underground stations and one on a bus. Police were given orders...

7 UK soldiers charged with war crimes

The family of Baha Mousa who was tortured to death and eight other torture victims yesterday welcomed the announcement that three British soldiers from...
ALEX ALVES PEREIRA (centre, foreground), grieving and angry cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, accus

Parliament Cleaners Strike Today!

Houses of Parliament cleaners will be on the picket line outside the House of Commons at 10am this morning. They will be joined by Labour’s...

UK Troops In Iraq Made Britain A Terror Target

There is ‘no doubt’ that support for the US-led war on Iraq ‘puts the UK more at risk’ of terrorist attack. This is one of...

London Bombings Linked To Iraq War

Former Labour cabinet minister Clare Short yesterday insisted she ‘had no doubt’ the July 7th London bombings were linked to Iraq and Palestine. Short...
Cleaners organised by the Transport and General Workers Union staged their first-ever strike at parl

PNA police attack Hamas

‘The Palestinian Authority should seek to protect the Palestinian people, not the Israeli settlements,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said yesterday, as gunbattles continued...

Generals Demand Immunity From Prosecution

THE generals who demanded a ruling from the Labour government’s Attorney General that war with Iraq was legal before they would send their troops...

66% Of Students Refused Grants

Two-thirds of university entrants in England and Wales who applied for maintenance grants – designed to assist poorer students – were turned down, according...
Armed police outside parliament  – now appearing all over London

Blair pledges ‘exclusion’ and incitement’ powers

Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced the government’s intention to introduce new laws against ‘incitement and the instigation of terrorism’, for which he had the...

The More You Sack – The Bigger The Bonus

Media unions BECTU and the NUJ yesterday condemned ‘BBC fat-cat bonuses’ and called on BBC bosses to hand them back. They were responding to the...

BLAIR TO RUSH IN NEW POLICE POWERS – but will not stop fire cuts!

Prime Minister Blair made it clear yesterday he will use last Thursday’s bomb attacks in London to give the police and intelligence services sweeping...

DON’T SCRAP TUBE SAFETY RULES – say rail unions

THE largest rail union, the RMT, has written to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) to demand the withdrawal of plans to...

G8 WILL NOT MAKE POVERTY HISTORY – admits Blair

‘Blair is no saviour for the African people,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told News Line yesterday. He was responding to Blair’s statement on...

Bush And Blair Pledge ‘war On Terror’ Will Continue

At least thirty-three people were killed and hundreds more injured after a series of explosions hit the London Underground network and a double-decker bus...

‘G8= the most violent criminals on earth’ says George Galloway MP

Over 15,000 people took part in the G8 Alternatives demonstration at Gleneagles yesterday afternoon. Welcoming the marchers to Auchterarder at a rally in the local...

JOIN US AT GLENEAGLES! –urges G 8 Alternatives

‘We are calling on thousands to pile on buses and trains and join us at Gleneagles today,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told...

‘BEGGING WON’T MAKE A FUTURE FOR AFRICA’ –Gadaffi tells AU summit

Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gadaffi yesterday urged African nations to stop ‘begging’. In a half-hour speech as host of the 53-nation African Union two-day summit...

TORTURE! – Iraqi puppet police are accused of killings at secret detention centr

The British Foreign Office said yesterday it was ‘aware of and deeply concerned’ by reports that Iraqi police commandos, the allies of British forces...

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE! – Charities condemn Bush aid offer

Charities Oxfam, Action Aid and Christian Aid said yesterday that Bush’s pledge to double US aid to Africa was too little, too late. Action Aid...