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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...

Government Of National Unity ‘Not Serious’ Says Hamas

PALESTINIAN Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei said Tuesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has ‘no objection to the creation of a temporary government of...

‘LIVES AT RISK’ – warns Patients Association over Ambulance Review

‘Sending lay first aiders could be dangerous and in some cases risk lives,’ Michael Summers, chairman of the Patients Association told News Line yesterday. He...

Huge increase in ASBOs

Human rights group Liberty yesterday condemned the huge increase in the number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) issued as the government steps up its...

Blair Says Troops To Stay In Iraq

THE new puppet Prime Minister of Iraq, Jaffari, has just visited both Washington and London to make sure that a beleaguered President Bush and...

MPs CALL TO REJECT ID CARDS BILL

MPs yesterday raised questions about the ID card Bill which was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Clarke said he...

‘IT WAS MURDER!’ – says Sophie Hurndall after Israeli soldier guilty of manslaug

‘It should have been a murder case’, said Sophie Hurndall, the sister of Tom Hurndall yesterday. She was speaking to reporters just after her brother’s...
The railway tunnel collapsed as a result of the new Tesco superstore being built in the area near Ge

VOTE NO TO ID CARDS – Trade unions and Liberty urge MPs

Yesterday claims were made that the government was in discussions with businesses on the sale of personal information that will be contained in the...

LABOUR POLICY TO BANKRUPT NHS TRUSTS say UNISON delegates

Delegates at the UNISON National Delegate Conference in Glasgow yesterday said it was ‘government policy’ to drive NHS trusts into the red. Delegates slammed Labour...

Troops Out Of Iraq By Christmas Says Unison Conference

Delegates at UNISON’s National Delegate Conference in Glasgow voted overwhelmingly yesterday to demand British and US troops are withdrawn from Iraq by the end...

‘Single Status Used To Cut Wages’

PUBLIC sector union UNISON finds itself in conflict with employers using equal opportunity legislation supposed to protect the most vulnerable workers, to oppress them...

UNISON to call national demonstration on pensions

‘THE threat we made to the government still stands – revoke the order or there will be a strike on pensions,’ UNISON NEC member...

‘WE WILL STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS’ – UNISON leader Prentis pledges

‘WE will take strike action, across all our sectors, to defend our pensions,’ UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis pledged at the union’s National Delegate...

‘WE ARE LOSING IN IRAQ’ says US Senator Chuck Hagel

Leading Republican Senator Chuck Hagel has warned the US is ‘losing in Iraq’. He slammed the George W Bush administration’s Iraq policy as ‘disconnected from...

British Warplanes Bomb Nw Iraq

British warplanes yesterday bombed vehicles and buildings in the northwestern Iraqi town of Karabila, close to the Syrian border. In what was considered a rare...

STOP POACHING AFRICA’S DOCTORS AND NURSES – urge BMA and RCN

Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have written letters to Prime Minister Blair and Chancellor Brown urging Britain and other G8 nations to stop poaching doctors...

5 US marines killed – near Ramadi

Five US marines have been killed near Ramadi, western Iraq, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb, the US military said in a statement...

US unions split – as class struggle erupts in USA

The leaders of five of the largest unions in the AFL-CIO – the Teamsters, UFCW, UNITE-HERE, Laborers’, and SEIU – held a ‘Change to...

5 WARDS AND 300 STAFF FACE THE AXE – in Lincolnshire hospitals

Staff at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have been shocked by the sudden announcement on Monday of plans to close five hospital wards and...

Russian Ambassador In Talks With Al-Sadr

The Russian ambassador to Iraq yesterday flew to Najaf and started talks with leading Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led the uprising against US...

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...

BBC unions to ‘trawl for volunteers’ for the sack

‘The BBC unions agreed ‘a trawl for voluntary redundancies’ during last Wednesday’s four-hour meeting with BBC Director General Mark Thompson. Thompson would give no guarantee...

‘Withdraw UK troops from Iraq immediately’ – PCS conference decides

‘Iraqi people do not want a foreign occupation of their country,’ Paula Kennedy, Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester Branch, told the conference of the Public...

PCS delegates demand national action

THE Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted unanimously yesterday to pursue its ‘ongoing trade dispute’ with the government, including taking ‘industrial action’. Moving the...

BMA leader lashes private treatment centres

YESTERDAY Paul Miller, chair of the British Medical Association (BMA) Consultants Committee launched an unprecedented attack on the government over the introduction of private...

Greek bank workers strike over pensions

Yesterday tens of thousands of bank workers were on strike throughout Greece for the second day of a two-day strike called by their union...

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...

WE WILL STRIKE TO STOP JOB CUTS – BECTU Assistant General Secretary

‘If the job cuts are still on, the strikes will be reinstated,’ BECTU assistant general secretary Gerry Morrissey told News Line yesterday. Speaking after the...

NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH – BMA accuses Blair government

The Blair government is trawling Europe for health privateers to carry out elective operations in the NHS, the British Medical Association yesterday revealed in...