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US unions split – as class struggle erupts in USA

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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‘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

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

Amnesty Condemns Bush

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Human rights organisation Amnesty International has hit back at US president George W Bush’s criticism of its annual report which said the USA was...

RELEASE ALL 11,000 PRISONERS – demands Palestine National Authority

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The Palestine National Authority (PNA) said yesterday Israel’s promised release of 400 Palestinian prisoners was ‘not enough’. Palestinian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Hasan...

Dutch To Follow French Example

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Dutch workers are ready to deal another blow to the bosses and bankers’ EU by following the example of the French and voting ‘NO’...

MORE PALESTINIANS KILLED – as America and Israel pressure PNA to disarm

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WHILE the US was piling the pressure on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to force the Palestine National Authority to disarm all the anti-occupation groups,...

BBC strikes ‘suspended’ but mass sackings to continue

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IN a major climbdown the BBC trade union leaders have suspended, ie cancelled, next week’s 48-hour BBC strike and will be holding a meeting...

French and Dutch workers poised to reject united capitalist Europe

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NEXT Sunday, France will be voting in a referendum on the proposed EU constitution, and to the astonishment of the leaders of the Gaullist...

US-UK attack basic rights – says Amnesty Report

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Amnesty International has accused the United States of effectively giving governments a licence to torture. In its annual report covering 2004, the human rights organisation...

Thousands join BBC unions to take strike action!

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The BBC was gripped by the biggest strike in ten years yesterday, as over 11,000 journalists and technicians from all three BBC unions –...

‘We’re fighting for the future of the BBC’

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Picket lines are out at BBC sites across the country today as 10,000 workers from all three BBC unions – BECTU, NUJ and Amicus...

Beaten To Death

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A leaked US Army Criminal Investigation Command report has revealed a catalogue of prisoner abuses, including two deaths, by the US military at Bagram...

General Strike Shuts Down Greece

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GREEK workers last Thursday staged a massive and militant general strike against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, elected a year ago. Record...

‘THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS’ – Professor Marks condemns Blair/Hewitt plans

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‘This is really the destruction of the NHS,’ Vincent Marks, professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Surrey and a long-standing supporter of...

‘UNLAWFUL KILLING’ VERDICT QUASHED – Police gunmen can kill with impunity, says

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THE widow of Harry Stanley is consulting her lawyers, after a High Court judge yesterday quashed an inquest jury’s verdict of ‘unlawful killing’ over...

STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS! – FBU delegates demand

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‘This union is not crushed, this union is not defeated, this union is united and it will be ready for a fight on pensions,’...

‘PROVOCATION’ – Marshall-Andrews condemns Blair appointment

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Opposition to prime minister Blair hardened yesterday in the wake of his final ministerial appointments. Opponents have been especially infuriated at the appointment of one...

Blair is to blame for Iraq war and occupation deaths

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THE widow of Guardsman Anthony Wakefield, Ann Toward, is 100 per cent correct – Tony Blair is to blame for the death of her...

‘BLAIR MUST BE PUNISHED’ – Military families serve notice on Downing Street

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‘I HOPE this gets Tony Blair punished for all his war crimes, for the death of our sons and all those Iraqis,’ Rose Gentle...
Ahmad Chalabi, a Pentagon favourite

May Day manifesto! Keep the Tories out! The working class will deal with Blair!

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily socialist paper of the WRP, sends its greetings to the workers and youth of the...

World Stockmarkets Shudder!

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Billions of pounds were wiped off share prices in London yesterday, as oil prices surged back towards the March high of $57 a barrel. Brent...

Sack Woodley and Simpson!

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ANGRY Rover workers yesterday slammed their betrayal by trade union leaders, Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley, and Amicus General Secretary...

VOTE WRP ON DECEMBER 12! BREAK WITH THE EU! FORWARD TO A WORKERS GOVERNMENT...

THE DECEMBER 12th election is a crisis election, in a situation where the worldwide crisis of capitalism is deepening rapidly to explosion point. Eleven...