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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...

Israeli Forces Bulldoze West Bank Villages

ISRAELI occupation forces demolished four houses, razed land and arrested Palestinians in the West Bank last Wednesday. They demolished one house that was still under...

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...

Gleneagles Protesters Condemn Police Assaults

ANGRY protesters have condemned police tactics at the G8 Alternatives demonstration in Auchterarder, outside Gleneagles on Wednesday, when riot police, mounted police and police...

‘Significant Concerns’ For Vulnerable Detainees

Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers’ ‘Report on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre’ is another damning indictment of the brutal system...

‘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...

Bush Kicks Blair In The Crutch

IT has long been Prime Minister Blair’s contention that the strategic interests of the British ruling class demand 100 per cent support for the...

Revolution not bourgeois aid or charity, the future for Africa

ON Saturday, leaders of the capitalist world, from the Pope and his Cardinals to various Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and not a few Chancellors...

Medicine company workers fury over Iraq police attack

The Iraqi resistance is dealing daily blows against the US-UK led occupiers as it steps up its attacks. Last Tuesday fighters  attacked with three mortars a...

Make Capitalism History! The Way To End Poverty

TODAY’S Edinburgh march to ‘Make Poverty History’ will be led by Bishops, Cardinals and boss class politicians, in other words, by the religious and...

‘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...

‘Oppressed will rise all over the world’ – says Iranian president

Iran’s president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad has hailed his election win as a new Islamic revolution which he said he hoped would now spread its way...

‘We must learn the lessons of 1926’ – UNISON conference warned

Last week saw the annual conference of UNISON, the largest public sector union in the country. As befits a union that represents hundreds of...

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...

‘WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT GLOBAL CAPITAL’ – Teamsters President tells ICTU

THE Teamsters General President James Hoffa gave the fraternal address from the AFL-CIO US trade union federation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...

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...

‘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...

Labour plans to keep one million patients out of hospital

LABOUR’S policy of privatising the NHS by diverting huge chunks of the NHS budget to the private sector is preparing the bankruptcy of many...

Hospital funding crisis! – Restore NHS! – End privatisation

THERE is a huge funding crisis in the National Health Service (NHS). All over the country hospitals are being instructed to close wards and theatres...

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...

Rice supervises raising Middle East tensions

THE US through its secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who has been in the Middle East for a week, is working hard to raise...

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...

Live8 won’t comment on ‘don’t attack Bush’ line

YESTERDAY the PR company representing Live8, LD Publicity, refused to deny media allegations that Bob Geldof, the Live8 movement’s leader, had a soft spot...

‘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...

Islamic Jihad slams hostile US statements

THE statements by American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on her visits to Tel Aviv and Ramallah are ‘aggressive and anti-Palestinian’, the Palestinian resistance...

Labour policy is pauperising graduates

FIFTY EIGHT per cent of graduates find they are still relying on their parents for financial support three years after graduation, a survey commissioned...

‘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...

RAF planes bomb Iraq/Syria border areas

ROYAL Air Force Tornado fighter bombers have joined the US air force in bombing raids in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, particularly in the...

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...

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

Blair And Brown Crippling African Health Care!

THE current Blair drive to have Gordon Brown and himself depicted in the media as the saviours of the African continent has hit the...

World Crisis Blowing US Trade Union Leaders Apart

THE American workers are facing major problems, caused by the deepening crisis of the world capitalist system. Among these problems are the export of millions...

MPs defend council housing – report condemns government plans

The House of Commons Council Housing Group of MPs from all parties yesterday launched its report Support for the Fourth Option for Council Housing. This...

House nuisance neighbours in containers says Field

LABOUR’S war against the working class and the poor continues, with Birkenhead MP Frank Field advocating that nuisance neighbours should be evicted and ‘housed’...

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

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

GOLD AND DOLLARS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ – as insurgency escalates

The Islamic Army in Iraq last Sunday, in a videotape, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive device against a US foot patrol...

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...

Blair demands end of EU farm subsidies

THE knives are out between the British ruling class and its Franco-German opposite numbers. The press conference at the end of Blair’s visit to Moscow,...

UK citizen must be freed – being held illegally in Iraq...

Today, the case of a British citizen detained without charge in Basra by UK Forces since 10 October 2004 will be heard in the...

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

AT ONE time it used to be said that British workers were working such long hours that they did not have an opportunity to...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

Labour Set To Drive Workers Off The Roads

ALISTAIR Darling, the Labour government transport minister, yesterday unveiled the government’s plan to drive millions of working class drivers off the roads with a...

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 DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

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