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EXECUTION VIDEO AUTHENTIC say Tamils

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TAMILNET reports that Sri Lanka’s technological refutation of the authenticity of a video of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers executing unarmed Tamil men broadcast...

Canada Nickel Miners Strike Solid

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‘Vale Inco should get back to the bargaining table if it wants to start delivering nickel to its customers again’, according to Wayne Fraser,...

175th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT DEMONSTRATION OF 1834 TO FREE THE...

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APRIL 21 saw the 175th anniversary of the Grand Demonstration of 1834 when over 100,000 marched from Copenhagen Fields in London to Parliament to...

‘THE MOST CRUEL AND RACIST REGIME’ – Ahmadinezhad indicts Israel

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DOZENS of delegates walked out of a United Nations conference on racism after Mahmud Ahmadinezhad, Iran's president, correctly described the Israeli cabinet as a...

50,000 March For Jobs And Justice

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THE TUC-organised ‘Put People First’ march over jobs, justice and climate attracted up to 50,000 workers and young people in central London on Saturday. Trade...

Only A Socialist Revolution Can Defend Jobs, Homes, Basic Rights And...

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THE TUC’s ‘Put People First’ march on Saturday brought 50,000 workers and youth onto the streets marching behind powerful contingents from the GMB and...

JESSE JACKSON ATTENDS WORLD TAMIL CONFERENCE – as Sri Lankan army...

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THE world renowned American civil rights leader and peace campaigner Jesse Jackson attended the World Tamils Forum in central London on Thursday, as the...

120,000 March In Dublin To Defend Jobs, Wages And Pensions

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Around 120,000 trade unionists and their supporters marched through Dublin on Saturday in defence of their jobs, wages, pensions and public services. The massive national...

SCRAP ABCC ‘STAR CHAMBER’ NOW OR WE’LL BREAK WITH YOU –Australian...

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union leaders in Australia have threatened to withdraw support for the country’s Labour government, if it does not give in to their demands to...

HUGE US UNEMPLOYMENT RISE – as Obama meets his advisors

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US president-elect Barack Obama discussed the financial crisis and other big problems with world leaders yesterday. He spoke by telephone with the...

NHS Hit List!

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The British Medical Association (BMA) yesterday slammed the government for ‘treating health care like a business opportunity’. It was responding to news that the government...

RESTORE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS – ACTU urges Rudd government

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Turmoil in the global economy has increased the urgency for a fair and balanced industrial relations system, said Australian Council of Trade Unions (actu)...

‘WE CAN’T DEFEND JOBS PIECEMEAL’ – say postal workers facing mass...

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More than 800 postal workers from across the country marched on the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Monday. They were joined by disabled Remploy...

HBOS share price falls 50% in two days – as world...

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QUEUES formed around the Singapore offices of an AIG subsidiary yesterday, as the world’s biggest insurance company collapsed, losing 70% of its share price. At...

CRASH GOES WALL ST! – Capitalism over the brink!

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Wall Street shares fell 2.4% when trading opened in New York yesterday, in the midst of the financial turmoil caused by the bankruptcy of...

ASYLUM SEEKERS RIGHT TO WORK – TUC launches national campaign

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TUC delegates at their Congress in Brighton yesterday voted unanimously for Motion 23, Asylum Seekers and Employment to launch a campaign to secure the...

Doctors Angry At NHS Privatisation

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DOCTORS’ anger at the drive to privatise the NHS dominated the British Medical Association’s Annual Representative Meeting in Edinburgh this week. Delegates voted overwhelmingly for...

GET USED TO HIGH OIL PRICES OR CUT OIL TAXES says...

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KING Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, whose nation is the world’s number one oil exporter, called on consumer countries to get used to high prices...

Brown pleads in Jeddah for more oil and £100bn of...

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FÎRST of all we saw the Bush-Blair attack on Iraq, whose strategic purpose was to expropriate Iraq’s oil in order to lower the world...

No Deal In Jeddah!

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The oil summit in Jeddah ended in disarray yesterday with OPEC president, Algeria’s Chakib Khelil, blaming speculators for the high oil price. Leading oil producer,...

Embers May Flare Up!

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May Day greetings from Gulzar Ahmad Chaudhry General Secretary of the Pakistan Trade Unions ‘NO chimney and funnel of any factory or mill was...

LOW PAY NO WAY! – 400,000 workers out on strike!

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OVER 20,000 striking teachers, college lecturers and civil servants from every London borough marched through the centre of the capital yesterday, with marches and...

‘£5BILLION WASTED’ ON PRIVATE TREATMENT CENTRES – NHS left to pick...

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There is no good evidence that independent sector treatment centres have provided additional capacity, value for money, or high quality care, argue researchers in...

British Gas – 500% Profits Rise

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‘This greed has got to be stopped and the government should step in now and levy a windfall tax on the company,’ said UNISON...

Labour Attacks Youth, Workers, Sick And Immigrants

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Yesterday the government launched major attacks on workers and immigrants. Ministers announced plans to strip unemployed people of their benefits, force long term sick and...

EMPLOYERS TRYING TO FORCE WORKERS ONTO AWAs – say Australian trade...

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Employers should accept the outcome of the federal election and immediately stop trying to push workers onto individual contracts, known as ‘Australian Work-place Agreements’...

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER – War on Want indicts private security...

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Getting Away With Murder, is a powerful indictment of the private security companies ‘operating with impunity’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their British government...

‘GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER’ – Private security firms in Iraq condemned

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War on Want has condemned the UK private military and security companies (PMSCs), ‘operating with impunity in Iraq’. The charity issued a briefing paper...

Tuc Supports Strikes By Writers Guild Of America

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British trade unionists on Wednesday demonstrated their support for America’s striking screenwriters as part of an international day of solidarity called by the Writers...

‘BIN HOWARD’S WORKCHOICES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE’ – Australian trade unions...

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THE Australian trade unions have welcomed the victory of the Labour Party in the general election, but doubts are growing over whether the new...

85 Million Brits By 2081!

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IN the recent period the government, the Bank of England and the employers have been glorying in the fact that the enlargement of the...

AUSTRALIAN ‘WORK CHOICES’ LAWS ‘BAD FOR WORKING FAMILIES’ – says ACTU

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Reports that another large employer has labelled the Howard government’s Industrial Relations laws as ‘farcical’ and ‘pointless’ is further evidence that the government’s IR...

TUC must boycott Israel!

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IT is a disgrace that at this week’s TUC Congress there are no resolutions on the Middle East and Afghanistan where over...

US Collapse Shocks Afl-Cio Leaders

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‘One day after George W Bush asserted that the ‘fundamentals’ of the US economy are strong, the Dow Jones stock index plummeted by 387,...

Workers of the world unite in the struggle for socialism!

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THE UK authorities issued National Insurance numbers to 713,000 overseas workers in the year to April 2007. The WRP and the News Line are pleased...

‘THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQ’S OIL’ Part two – ‘We are fighting...

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HANDS Off Iraqi Oil – the campaign launched to stop the theft of Iraq’s oil reserves – says that mainstream media coverage ‘has uncritically...

Oil Prices Set To Soar As Demand Outstrips Supply

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THE International Energy Agency has predicted that oil demand is set to leap beyond the capacity to supply, sending oil prices soaring well...

‘A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR HARD WORKING AUSTRALIANS’ – ACTU...

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Last Thursday’s pay rise for minimum award wage workers, the lowest in ten years, is below the rate of inflation and means the living...

Australian Unions Fight For Workers’ Rights

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The UNI Communicators Forum, attended by union communicators from across the globe, has received a report on Australia’s unions’ battle for the rights of...

THE WAY OUT! – Negotiate with the Resistance, Punish the criminals!

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The Brussels Tribunal and the International Anti-Occupation Network have issued the following statement on Iraq entitled ‘The Way Out’: ‘If the US military declare...

US And South Korea Trade Deal ‘Will Damage Working Families’

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THE AFL-CIO will join with its Korean trade union allies and strongly oppose the just-completed South Korea-UStrade deal (KORUS) because of the damage it...

Sri Lankan Army Preparing For A Major Offensive

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Thousands have been displaced in a fresh Sri Lankan offensive, reported the Tamilnet website on Thursday. The head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s...

Speak English Or Else – Minister Tells The Poor!

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UNEMPLOYED people who cannot speak English will have to show they are learning the language or lose benefits, the government has announced. This is...

FATIGUE ENDANGERING CREWS AND THE ENVIRONMENT – warns the Maritime Union...

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A NEW report from Cardiff University’s Centre for Occupational and Health Psychology has added to the portrait of a maritime industry where fatigue...

War from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa

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THE whole of the area from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa is now one great killing zone where US-UK imperialism either kills at...