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Trump escalates trade war with China and prepares for a shooting...

THE TRUMP administration has ratcheted up the confrontation with China with an escalation of its economic trade war, coupled with a provocative military build-up...

‘Our people haven’t struggled to change the size of our chains!...

PALESTINE’S Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs, Riyad al-Maliki, described on Friday the US deal of the century as a ‘consecration’ of the century-long...

British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

British Columbian longshore workers overwhelming strike vote

Longshore workers in British Columbia have overwhelmingly voted to authorise industrial action, raising the prospect of a strike at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s...

Workers across the world rise up on May Day – Forward...

May Day erupted across Europe and the entire world this year in an unprecedented and revolutionary uprising of workers and youth against an international...

DON’T INVEST IN ILLEGAL ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS! – Palestinians issue a warning

THE PALESTINIAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has warned Israeli and international companies against investing in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied...

Renault halt operations in South Korea

RENAULT Samsung halted operations at its only plant in South Korea on Monday and Tuesday amid a drawn-out dispute with the plant’s labour union...

HS2 workers Euston protest

CONSTRUCTION workers held a demonstration at the troubled HS2, Costain/Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) at Euston Station in central London last Friday, as concerns grow...

Malnutrition doubles in UK – BMJ

THE PROPORTION of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger has almost doubled since 2004, with the unemployed and disabled particularly vulnerable, says...

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...

‘LEGAL AID DESERTS’ half of councils have no legal aid for...

OVER 50% of local authorities in England and Wales cannot provide publicly funded legal advice on housing issues, the Law Society warned yesterday as...

30,000 US Stop & Shop supermarket workers win 10-day strike

The largest private sector strike in the USA in years ended in victory last week, with more than 30,000 Stop & Shop supermarket workers...

Patient DWP deemed ‘fit-for-work’ has died

STEPHEN Smith, an extremely ill 64-year-old man, who the government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had declared ‘fit-for-work’ has sadly died. Smith was left...

Armed intruders infiltrate mines in South Africa AMCU demands

THE SOUTH African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is ‘wary of armed intruders accessing mines where its members work.’ AMCU has...

Half of England owned by less than 1% of the population!...

THIS YEAR an estimated 4,677 people a night are sleeping rough on the streets of Britain, a figure that has increased for the past...

Numsa Forging Ahead With Month Long Arcelormittal Strike Action

THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said last Wednesday that it is forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local...

Scotland In The Red! 30,000 In Debt Crisis

In its report Scotland in the Red released on Tuesday, StepChange Debt Charity Scotland reveals that thousands of households in Scotland are being driven...

‘HALT TERRORIST ATTACKS AND AMBUSHES’ –Venezuelan President Maduro calls for dialogue

VENEZUELA’S President Nicolas Maduro has calledfor dialogue to settle political differences and achieve national peace. ‘Let’s put all our cards on the table and halt the...

Libya faces a bloodbath as imperialist stooges fight for control

A BLOODBATH is being predicted in Libya after the leader of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, launched a military offensive...

Welsh landlords refusing housing benefit tenants!

a fifth of lettings advertised in Wales explicitly exclude people in receipt of housing benefit, a practice the homelessness charity Shelter Cymru has labelled...

‘Labour brokers are bloodsuckers’ – Irvin Jim at SRWP election rally

THE SOCIALIST Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) of South Africa was founded in March this year as a communist, Marxist-Leninist party, after a pre-launch convention...

Capitalism is the ‘disease rotting our society’ not youth

TORY Home Secretary Sajid Javid has this week launched a national consultation to assess whether there is a ‘public health duty’ for teachers and...

10,000 SA workers indefinite strike

NEARLY 10,000 workers employed by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) began indefinite strike action last Thursday to fight for an 11.4% salary increase. Members...

90% of nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care

Nine out of ten nurses say understaffing is affecting quality of care for patients, a Nursing Standard poll reveals. The RCN (Royal College of Nursing)...

Young Moroccan teachers strike defies intimidation and water cannons!

YOUNG teachers in Morocco who have been striking and protesting outside the parliament in Rabat for three weeks against being employed on inferior conditions...

Bangladesh workers still fighting exploitation despite 2013 Accord

IN 2013, foreign brands and unions signed an Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and although workers  who need to complain against...

Chronically ill thrown off benefits – because GPs ‘misled’ by...

PATIENTS suffering from serious and chronic illnesses have been driven to the brink of homlessness after being declared ‘fit-for-work’ and thrown off their benefits....

Trade Unions of the Americas stand with Maduro

THE TRADE Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), which represents more than 55 million workers on the continent, expresses the following in respect of...

Tory Austerity forces parents to rely on baby banks for essentials...

IN LAST year’s autumn budget Tory chancellor Philip Hammond claimed that ‘austerity is coming to an end’ in Britain. Hammond’s claim backed up Theresa May’s...

Hezbollah marks 40 years of Iranian revolution!

THE SECRETARY general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has praised the outstanding achievements made in Iran, stressing that the Islamic Republic is now...

Tusk threatens ‘Hell on Earth’ for working class!

WHEN Donald Tusk, the European Council President, speaking in Brussels came out with his comment that there is a ‘special place in hell’ for...

Businesses threaten to relocate before Brexit! Nationalise them and put them...

RESEARCH for the Institute of Directors showed yesterday that a third of UK businesses are considering moving abroad after Brexit. The IoD said that...

‘Workers on legally protected strikes shot and detained!’ – SAFTU

AROUND 150 workers from Dis-Chem and Blue Ribbon Bakeries, as well as union officials, marched to Cape Town central police station last Wednesday to...

17,070 Disabled People Have Died Before Receiving One Penny In Benefits!

IT NOW takes so long for claims to be processed that 17,070 disabled people have died before receiving a penny because they were still...

Egypt Collaborating With Israel In The Sinai!

EGYPT’S President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has just acknowledged, in an interview broadcast just eight days ago on US television, that his administration maintains deep...

Thousands of car jobs under threat – Expropriate the bosses and...

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday stated that if Theresa May’s ‘Brexit Deal’ with the EU is defeated in parliament next week, then Labour will...

3.1 MILLION NEW HOMES NEEDED – Shelter’s vision for social housing

A LANDMARK report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing...

Turkish workers victory after six month strike!

AROUND 250 members of Turkey’s IndustriALL trade union affiliate Selüloz-Is have won an outstanding victory after being out on strike for six months. Selüloz-Is members...

Amazon strike on Spain’s Three Kings gift-giving day

WORKERS at Amazon’s biggest warehouse in Spain began a two-day strike in Madrid last week – just ahead of a popular feast day –...

Answer Macron’s declaration of war on French workers with a general...

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron made his annual New Year address to the nation yesterday calling for ‘unity’ and an end to the ‘hateful’ attacks...

Saftu Marches For Better Wages And Working Conditions!

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – has applied pressure to companies employing their members, with...

Saftu Set To Call National Shut-Down

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – applied pressure to companies employing their members last Thursday,...

597 homeless deaths, 130,000 homeless children! Slum landlords and capitalism must...

FIVE hundred and ninety-seven homeless people died on the streets of Britain last year, up from 482 the year before – in fact homeless...

Syrian film wins award at ‘International Resistance Film Festival’

SYRIAN feature film ‘The Father’ has collected the Best Screenplay Award at the ending ceremony of the International Resistance Film Festival in Tehran. The...

95% of RCM members in north of Ireland vote for strike...

ALMOST 95% of RCM members in Northern Ireland who responded to a consultation about industrial action, including strike action, over pay conditions have voted...

NATIONALISE BRITISH STEEL says Unite trade union

THE UNITE trade union yesterday urged ministers to take British Steel into public control if a deal cannot be struck between owners Greybull, its...