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MPs SLAM BLANKET BANS – Blears refuses ‘evidence’

PARLIAMENT is being taken ‘into very dangerous and damaging waters,’ Labour MP Alan Simpson said yesterday. He was speaking after the Blair government presented MPs...
A section of the 25,000-strong march on London’s Embankment yesterday

RESTORE FREE EDUCATION! – demand 25,000 marching students

‘IN GREECE and France they have changed things by taking to the streets – you can change things,’ University and College Union joint general...

Russia Points To Porton Down!

‘RUSSIA had nothing to do with’ the nerve attack in Salisbury, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov insisted yesterday. He went on to...

GM withdraws Europe loan applications

General Motors announced yesterday that Opel/Vauxhall ‘have decided to withdraw all applications for government loan guarantees across Europe’. The GM statement said: ‘There have been...

Syriza Surrenders To Troika!

THE GREEK government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a treacherous U-turn has turned the landslide ‘NO’ to austerity vote in last Sunday’s referendum,...
Hospital defence campaigns marched on Downing Street in October to demand an end to NHS cuts and closures

STPs TO CLOSE 19 HOSPITALS!

THE NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with 19 hospitals marked for closure, and care from cradle-to-grave put through a...
Demonstrators outside the House of Commons yesterday evening

Blair Ducks Iraq Debate!

PREMIER Blair boycotted the House of Commons debate on Iraq yesterday in an unprecedented show of contempt for the bourgeois parliament. Before he left the...

‘NHS is in distress’

‘OUR NHS is in distress’, Royal College of GPs (RCGP) Chair Dr Clare Gerada has warned. Addressing nearly 2,000 GPs and health professionals at the...
Lobby of Parliament in May against Academy schools

Stop Claremont School Becoming An Academy!

TEACHERS from the ATL, NASUWT and NUT trade unions leafleted outside Claremont High School in Brent on Tuesday to oppose academy status for...

‘Test Grenfell community for toxic contamination!’

A TOXIC cocktail of benzene, hydrogen cyanide (HCN), as well as many known cancer-causing chemicals and fibres have been found in soil taken from...

RMT ‘Will Fight Pay Cap!’

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash yesterday warned Transport Secretary Grayling against trying to impose a ‘pay cap’ on railworkers. Transport Secretary...

DEVASTATING! – GMB slams Corus closure shock

Tata Corus’s shock decision to mothball Teesside Cast Products (TCP) is a ‘premature decision that will have disastrous consequences for Teesside and the UK...
A section of the lively picket of teachers and school support workers outside Copland Community School in Brent

Powerful Copland picket

THERE was a powerful picket on Wembley High Street yesterday morning as 150 teachers and 80 non-teaching staff went on strike at Copland Community...
GPs in Tower Hamlets in a demonstration against the sell-off of GP surgeries

£850 A Day To Cover Gp Shortages

MORE than half of family doctors say they are expecting to leave the profession early according to a new ComRes survey carried out for...

‘WE WANT ACTION FOR JOBS’ says YS leader ’

OFFICIAL unemployment figures released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday, revealed that nearly two-and-a-half million people remain unemployed, one million of them youth. The...
Marchers on behalf of Grenfell Tower fire victims setting off to Parliament from Shepherd’s Bush Green yesterday

‘Labour a government in waiting’ – Corbyn responds to Queen’s Speech

‘MY GOVERNMENT’S priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union,’ the Queen said yesterday, outlining the Tory...

NATO massacres Afghan civilians

TWELVE Afghan civilians – ten children and two women – and one NATO soldier have been killed in an operation carried out by US-led...
Bovingdon residents lobbying Downing Street on March 2nd are angry that their firefighter heroes’ reward is the closure of their station

Israeli Missile Attack On Gaza

Yesterday afternoon, Israeli military forces attacked Gaza from the land, sea and air. Aircraft launched two missile strikes against the Palestinian presidential headquarters in Gaza...
From left to right: Keith Sonnet (UNISON), Brian Caton (POA), Hengride Permal (chair, Chagos Islands Community Association), Sue Bond (PCS) and Richard Ascough (GMB) on the platform at yesterday’s meeting at the TUC in Brighton

RETURN US TO OUR CHAGOS ISLANDS – Hengrid Permal urges TUC Congress delegates

‘FORCE this British government to carry out the rightful decision to return us back to our beautiful islands and put an end to these...

Greek universities go bankrupt

THE Deans of Greek Universities and Technical Colleges are to take the Bank of Greece to court accusing the Bank of investing the universities’...
Locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday morning are determined to be reinstated on their original terms and conditions

Young Socialists march in Birmingham

MORE THAN 100 youth won enthusiastic support from shoppers as they marched with the Young Socialists through Birmingham city centre on Saturday afternoon, as...

Emi – 2,000 Jobs To Go

EMI is to announce tomorrow that 2,000 jobs are to go as part of a major restructuring plan. Jobs will go throughout the company,...

Stop Child Deportations

‘A Rochdale head teacher, Jed Morgan, and the families of refugee children, travelled to London yesterday in a bid to stop the deportation of...
Junior doctors insisting they are taking action to defend the NHS against Hunt’s attacks

Hospital doctors blow whistle on patient care standards!

‘HOSPITAL doctors are blowing the whistle on sliding standards in patient care – wards are full and without the staff to cope,’ the leader...

No agreement over Brexit

‘IT is not possible for us to reach an agreement today,’ Jean Claude Juncker, EU Commissioner said at a press conference yesterday as the...

Ellesmere Port And Luton Plants – Premier Brown To Meet Gm Bosses

THE announcement that German Chancellor Merkel has clinched Magna’s bid for GM Europe with 5bn euros of guarantees has set the alarm bells ringing...
The front of the 4,000-strong demonstration against the police raid in Forest Gate making its way through Newham yesterday

‘WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!’ – declare 4,000 Newham marchers

MORE than 4,000 people joined an angry demonstration through Newham yesterday against the huge police raid in Forest Gate on June 7. As they made...
BEN GRIFFIN, an SAS trooper who refused to serve in Iraq addresses rally on the third anniversary of the attack on Iraq

Combat Troops For Afghanistan

Britain is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan ‘as a matter of urgency’ Defence Secretary Des Browne told MPs yesterday. In a statement to the...

‘WE WON’T SIGN AWAY OUR RIGHTS’ says Gate Gourmet shop steward

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers received a report back yesterday morning on the picket line at Heathrow Airport from their shop stewards, of a...
A section of the mass lobby of the TUC General Council yesterday, who had been asked by the PCS and FBU to call a Day of Action in support of junior doctors

Take Action To Support Doctors!

‘VICTORY to the junior doctors – kick the Tories out! TUC get off your knees – call a general strike! No privatisation – defend...
NUJ protest against the BSkyB takeover outside the Culture Ministry last year

Cameron hiding behind Hunt

PRESSURE mounted on prime minister Cameron yesterday over his refusal to refer the actions of Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Jeremy Hunt to...
Youth in Hounslow showing their support for the locked-out Gate Goumet workers marching in Hounslow

Harrier jets to stay in Afghanistan

Six RAF Harrier GR7 jets are to stay in Afghanistan until 31 March 2007 to support UK troops and their allies on the ground,...

Palestinians Form Unity Government

Palestinian leaders unveiled a new unity government yesterday that they hope will stop months of deadly factional violence and end a crippling international aid...
Teachers marching on the pensions strike in November 2011. This year the two largest teachers unions are to take joint strike action

Teachers Announce Joint Strike Action!

The two largest teacher unions, the NUT and NASUWT, representing nine out of 10 teachers in England and Wales, are to stage a series...
Ambulance and patient transfer crews lobby South London Healthcare NHS Trust Board yesterday morning

Gmb Fights Privatisation

Yesterday morning over 100 ambulance crew turned out to lobby the board of the South London Healthcare NHS Trust to warn them to stop...
Maternity unit workers on last July’s North East London Council of Action demonstration against the closure of Chase Farm Hospital

End PFI at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, is ‘costing £18 million a year too much’ and is due to cost more than £800 million...

‘SERIOUS UPHEAVALS’ – predicted by head of World Bank

WORLD BANK chief Robert Zoellick has warned that the global economic crisis could lead to serious social upheavals. The head of the World Bank has...

BANKS FACE WIPEOUT! – Labour hints at state takeover

The first banks to get money under the UK government’s £500bn bank rescue plan are expected to do so this morning. Over the weekend, the...
Junior doctors had a very good idea about the kind of NHS that health secretary Hunt and the Tories were creating – one whose main objective was to keep as many patients as possible out of hospital

Cash for GPs to keep people out of hospitals!

A LEAKED memo has exposed a plan to slash the amount of patients referred by GPs to hospitals by 30%! After seeing the memo, Dr...

France heads for shutdown

FRENCH lorry drivers blocked motorways yesterday as a strike wave gripped France bringing sections of the country to a virtual standstill. The entire country is...

A DATABASE FOR ALL – Blair plans ultra modern police state

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday urged support for ID cards, and a national database on everyone, for ‘less than £30’ above the cost of new...

SCHOOLCHILDREN WALK OUT! – against Edinburgh closures

Children at two Edinburgh schools yesterday staged a walkout of classes as part of a campaign against the planned closure of 22 schools and...

Corbyn moves against Brexit! – towards government of national unity

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill asking him to rule out a no-deal Brexit on October 31, reneging on...
Refugees aboard an overloaded boat desperately trying to cross the Mediterranean

170 Refugees Feared Drowned

AS MANY as 170 people are feared to have died in two separate Mediterranean shipwrecks, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR said. The Italian navy reports...

Secret court & secret trial rejected by judiciary

AN unprecedented attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the UK has been blocked by the Court of Appeal. However the...