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Students gathered in their thousands in Trafalgar Square at midday yesterday and many took up their positions on Nelson’s Column

25,000 YOUTH IN WHITEHALL – as LibDem Cable buckles

Students demonstrated and marched in towns and cities across Britain yesterday in the third day of protests against tuition fees, university cuts and the...
Cleaners outside the blockaded Finance Ministry building in central Athens

Athens Cleaners Defiant!

SOME 1,500 workers marched through the Athens city centre on Thursday evening, in a militant demonstration of solidarity with the nine-month-old fight of the...

The Hague rules UK must ‘relinquish Chagos ASAP’

THE INTERNATIONAL Court of Justice (ICJ) known as ‘the Hague’ ruled yesterday that Britain’s ‘decolonisation and displacement’ of the Chagos Islanders from the Indian...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers on the picket line – demanding a national demonstration to highlight their fight

DEEPCUT INQUIRY ‘A FARCE’ says father of dead soldier

The Surrey Police re-investigation into the deaths of recruits at the Deepcut army barracks ‘was a farce’ Private Geoff Gray’s father, also named Geoff,...
Sacked Visteon workers, retirees, and a delegation of sacked Gate Gourmet workers lobbying Unite head office yesterday

UNITE LOBBIED – by sacked Visteon and Gate Gourmet workers

Over 80 sacked Visteon workers, Visteon retirees and a delegation of sacked Gate Gourmet workers lobbied the Unite union head office in Holborn, central...

DNA DATABASE ‘BY STEALTH’! – 40,000 innocent children among 4 million on base

The Brown government was yesterday accused of building up a national DNA database ‘by stealth’ by retaining profiles of nearly 40,000 children never...

SANDERS TO STAND

US Senator Bernie Sanders announced yesterday that he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party’s...

‘WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF TALKS WE WANT ACTION’ say Gate Gourmet locked out...

The Gate Gourmet pickets at Heathrow Airport yesterday had a Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards report back on a meeting held with...

Junior Doctors Ready To Strike

TIME is now running as far as the negotiations between the BMA’s Junor Doctors Committee (JDC) and the Tory government is concerned. As part of...

‘Regime Change At Bbc’

THE BBC must undergo a radical overhaul said chairman of the BBC Trust Chris Patten yesterday. Speaking in the wake of Saturday evening’s resignation by...
Staff of Copland School in Wembley last month campaigning against it becoming an Academy

ACADEMIES EVERYWHERE UNDER LABOUR!– while teaching unions cover-up

ALL SCHOOLS will be academies under a Labour government, the party’s education spokesman, Stephen Twigg said yesterday. Academies, which are privately-run but state-funded, operate...

BA SUSPENSIONS ‘TEST OF THE UNION’ say Gate Gourmet workers

THE GATE Gourmet mass picket at Heathrow airport was visited by Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley and the union’s General...

Threat to sack firefighters!

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has condemned the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade after he threatened the entire workforce with the sack if...

May Finished!

PM MAY is to meet with Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, to agree a timetable for her departure as...

General Strike Shuts Down Greece

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...

RELEASE MIGUEL ROLDAN! –Spanish firefighter faces jail for rescuing refugees

UK FIREFIGHTERS protested outside the Italian embassy in London on Thursday in support of a Spanish firefighter facing prison for rescuing refugees....
The North East London Council of Action demonstrating outside the clocktower entrance to Chase Farm Hospital. Now NHS hospitals face private takeover

KEEP PROFITEERS OUT OF THE NHS – says BMA and Unison

The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday condemned moves to allow a private company to take over the running of Hinchingbrooke NHS hospital in Huntingdon,...

Bombardment Of Gaza Civilians Condemned By Report

ISRAELI conduct during their 50-day war on the Gaza Strip last summer greatly increased the number of civilian casualties, an independent report has...
A march for homes to City Hall in London where thousands of families are living with a threat of eviction hanging over them

149,000 at risk of eviction in the last year!

EVERY 90 seconds a renter in England is put at risk of losing their home, warns Shelter. Research by the housing and homelessness charity has...

Unison delegates want action

UNISON members are gathering at the union’s national delegate conference in Manchester today, determined to defend their jobs, pay, pensions and public services. They will...
Picket by parents, teachers and pupils to prevent the forced academisation of St Andrew & St Francis Primary School in Willesden

‘No Forced Academies’

THE Tories published an Education and Adoption Bill yesterday, setting out plans to academise a further 1,000 schools by 2020. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan warned...
Doctors, nurses and ancillary staff joined a mass march against the destruction of the NHS from the Royal London Hospital to Bart’s Hospital on Wednesday

Bma Revolution!

Doctors to demand referendum on Health Bill – No confidence in Lansley and Coalition An Uprising among doctors against the government’s plan to smash up...

No Impunity For Blair Says Reg Keys

OVER 100 bereaved relatives whose loved ones have been killed in the illegal war and occupation of Iraq were joined by MPs, peace campaigners...

Profit Drive Caused Fire!

LIFE as far as private contractors are concerned is cheap! It emerged yesterday that private contractors that refurbished Grenfell Tower a year before it burst...

Law Lords Deny Elderly Rights

Yesterday’s House of Lords judgement fails vulnerable older people, says Help the Aged. The charity was responding to the decision by the House of Lords in YL v Birmingham...

Cwu ‘yes’ To Strike Action

POSTAL workers in London have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in an attempt to protect jobs and services from arbitrary cuts. Martin Walsh,...
Unite and GMB pickets outside the Royal Hospital in Belfast yesterday morning

NHS STRIKE IN IRELAND! –while fury in England over NHS sell-out

AMBULANCE workers and other NHS staff are ‘determined’ and ‘out solid’ throughout Northern Ireland, the GMB regional officer, Michael Mulholland, said yesterday, during...
Boris Bikes strikers on the picket line in Islington, north London yesterday morning – they continue their strike until 10.00pm tonight

Boris Bikes Strike

FOLLOWING a 100% strike vote, RMT members working on the Serco Barclays so-called ‘Boris bikes’ London cycle scheme began a 48-hour strike on Sunday...

‘Don’t Treat US Like The Junior Doctors!’

NURSES and midwives will fight Tory Health Secretary Hunt’s plans to fund a pay rise by smashing their employment conditions, their unions insisted...

US-UK spying scandal – Hague to make statement

FOREIGN Secretary Hague yesterday refused to confirm or deny that GCHQ ‘circumvented the law’ to gather data on British citizens, only describing such claims...
A section of Saturday’s 7,000-strong junior doctors march against Tory-imposed contracts

Hunt attacks the BMA

FOLLOWING Saturday’s brilliant march on Downing Street by more than 7,000 junior doctors (see pages 6 & 7), and ahead of Wednesday’s 24-hour strike,...
During the last Wednesday ‘s General Strike the Deimitra factory banner read ‘Permanent struggle - our answer to  the troika, government, and plutocracy’

Greek Finance Ministry occupied

WORKERS at the Greek Finance Ministry early on Tuesday morning occupied the Finance Ministry building in central Athens. They are protesting against huge wage cuts...

Cambridge to remain in NUS

THE National Union of Students has welcomed the decision by Cambridge University students to remain in the NUS after they rejected a motion to...

3 MPs–CRIMINAL CHARGES!

THREE Labour MPs and one Tory peer will face criminal charges over their expenses, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer announced yesterday. MPs Elliot...
Young Socialists lobbying the TUC Congress in September last year. Chancellor Osborne has announced an expansion of the National Citizens Service – a labour front for 16-17 year olds

Osborne imposes ‘Welfare Cap’

CHANCELLOR Osborne launched a massive new attack on the working class and poor yesterday, with his £11.5 billion Spending Review onslaught on pay, public...

BMA & RCGP deny supporting Tory ‘fit notes’ and ESA cuts

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have sought to repudiate the claims by the Department of Work...

GAMBLING WITH PEOPLE’S LIVES – 700 Blood Service job cuts condemned

Health unions yesterday accused the government of a ‘reckless gamble that could risk people’s lives’ over plans to close centres and axe 700 Blood...

Nationalise Jaguar Land Rover – to save workers’ rights and jobs

THERE HAS been confirmation that Jaguar Land Rover will build a new all-electric model at its Castle Bromwich plant. Unite said yesterday that the announcement...
Unison members outside Parliament yesterday afternoon showing their determination to save the NHS

NHS Staff Face ‘intense Stress Levels’

THE just published Unison NHS staff survey reveals the increased levels of stress being heaped on staff by a combination of government cuts, the...
Public sector workers marching in the TUC demonstration on March 26 demanding that the trade unions take action to defend their jobs and to get wage increases matching the leaps in the cost of living

ZERO WAGE RISES! – Millions in Public Sector plunged into poverty

UNISON yesterday called on the government to end the public sector pay freeze, set to stretch for another two years for local government workers...

OCCUPIED! – UCL student action in support of UCU lecturers strike

AT UNIVERSITY College London (UCL) over fifty students occupied the Cloister Building at 7am yesterday morning in front of the Provost’s office, and plan...
BMA banner on the march to keep Lewisham Hospital open – BMA is emphasising that council cuts do have a negative affect on heath

Cutting council funding will harm public health!

FURTHER funding cuts to local councils will impact on long-term health outcomes, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned. The government last week announced a...
Demonstrators outside the Pakistan embassy yesterday demanded a UN-led investigation into Benazir Bhutto’s murder

‘CATASTROPHE IN PAKISTAN’ – say 200 demonstrators

‘THE average, common individual can’t get anything, there is no flour, no diesel, there are only a few hours of electricity – the whole...
WRP candidate for Camberwell and Peckham, AMINATA SELLU (holding poster), with some of her supporters

Vote Wrp Vote Aminata Sellu For Camberwell & Peckham

ON THURSDAY evening workers in the Samlak cafe on Southampton Way, Camberwell showed support for Aminata Sellu, WRP candidate for Camberwell & Peckham. Aminata...

5,500 Schools Face Years Of Financial Misery!

THE TORY government has admitted that 5,500 schools face years of financial misery and that they are on the ‘funding floor.’ The Education Select Committee...