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Stop NHS privatisation to end the bed cuts

HEALTH Secretary Hewitt warned over a month ago that if NHS trusts failed to resolve their growing debt crisis, hospital departments would be closed...

Bush, Blair And Ahern Welcome Ira Statement

The IRA announced the end of the armed struggle against British imperialism in a statement issued on Thursday. The statement said: ‘The leadership of...

‘Demilitarisation’ in the north and Shoot to Kill in Britain!

JUST minutes after the IRA issued a statement that it was giving up its historic armed struggle, the British army began demolishing a watch...

POLICE RAID ON NOTTING HILL – stun grenades used by armed...

Yesterday, police said that two more of the alleged 21 July would-be London bombers were now in custody after a series of armed raids...

Ira End Armed Struggle!

The IRA yesterday announced the end of its armed struggle against British imperialism. The IRA statement said: ‘The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann has formally...

APOLOGISE! – demands GMB union after sick worker’s sacking ends in...

The GMB trade union Tuesday called upon DHL management to publicly apologise to the family of one of its employees, whom it ‘callously sacked...

The PM’s wife can speak out on rights – but the...

THE scale of the crisis that has hit capitalist Britain is now so great that it has forced the Prime Minister’s wife, Cherie...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

‘WHATEVER MEASURES NECESSARY’ – Blair backs shoot-to-kill

‘The police say they have a “shoot-to-kill-to-protect policy”. Were you made aware of that policy and is it something that parliament should have been...

Removing the Blair gang is a matter of vital public safety

PRIME Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday at his monthly press conference that he would not ‘give an inch to terrorism’, and vowed to combat...

SEIU and Teamsters quit AFL-CIO

American trade unions, SEIU and the Teamsters have disaffiliated from the national AFL-CIO confederation, and four major unions – the Teamsters, Food and Commercial Workers, UNITE...

ISRAELIS PLAN WEST BANK GRAB – as Rice gives Sharon the...

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) says it got no answers about Israel’s intentions from the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during Rice’s latest...

DID YOU APPROVE A CHANGE TO SHOOT TO KILL? – Blair...

‘Did you ever discuss or approve a change in the rules of engagement for British police to shoot to kill, shoot in the head...

State Defends Its Right To Execute Innocents!

YESTERDAY, Lord Stevens, the ex-Metropolitan Police commissioner, urged that there should be no change in the policy of the state, after a completely innocent...

PNA will be the sole Gaza administrator– after Israeli pull-out, says...

THE Palestine National Authority will be the sole administrator of the Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal in August, the Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive...

MURDER AT STOCKWELL – Police shoot to death unarmed Asian youth

YESTERDAY plain clothes police shot dead an unarmed Asian youth with five bullets to the head at Stockwell Underground station. He was shot at close...

To defeat terrorism– withdraw from Iraq and smash imperialism

THURSDAY’S ‘bomb attacks’ – which did not cause a single serious injury but caused widespread alarm and panic – not least amongst the security...

Rice calls for US-Africa open markets deal

THE US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is currently touring Africa, putting forward the US plan to establish free trade and open markets with...

7 UK soldiers charged with war crimes

The family of Baha Mousa who was tortured to death and eight other torture victims yesterday welcomed the announcement that three British soldiers from...

Chancellor Brown prudently bends his ‘golden rule’

CHANCELLOR Brown, in testimony to the Treasury Select Committee, has announced that he is bending his much vaunted ‘golden rule’ – that the government...

HSC bows to Brown’s ‘enforcement-lite’ demand

‘The Health and Safety Commission says it is seeking “the right balance of enforcement and advice”, in line with the “enforcement-lite” approach sought by...

Don’t Let Colombia’s Paramilitaries Off The Hook!

The British government should not support Colombia’s new paramilitary demobilisation law, which Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will promote when he meets with Tony Blair...

Blair, Thatcher lavish praise on fellow Tory Heath

IN THESE days, when capitalist Britain is being rocked by the world economic crisis and the disaster of its imperialist policies in Iraq and...

Parliament Cleaners Strike Today!

Houses of Parliament cleaners will be on the picket line outside the House of Commons at 10am this morning. They will be joined by Labour’s...

Russia launches a new 10-year space programme

The Russian Space Agency (Roskosmos) is about to start its Kliper launch vehicle project, the head of the agency told a Moscow press conference...

UK Troops In Iraq Made Britain A Terror Target

There is ‘no doubt’ that support for the US-led war on Iraq ‘puts the UK more at risk’ of terrorist attack. This is one of...

‘Indirect incitement’ to be a terror offence

BUSH and Blair say that they are ‘fighting for democracy and freedom’ in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the more they step up this fight,...

PNA police attack Hamas

‘The Palestinian Authority should seek to protect the Palestinian people, not the Israeli settlements,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said yesterday, as gunbattles continued...

PNA appeals for ‘calm’ during Gaza pullout

Amid a flurry of diplomatic visits aimed at securing a smooth Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and military escalation by the Israeli Occupation...

US Must Quit Iraq At Once! Says Ex-CIA Chief

THE US state is beginning to split over the war in Iraq, so severe is the pounding that US troops and the US leadership...

Generals Demand Immunity From Prosecution

THE generals who demanded a ruling from the Labour government’s Attorney General that war with Iraq was legal before they would send their troops...

66% Of Students Refused Grants

Two-thirds of university entrants in England and Wales who applied for maintenance grants – designed to assist poorer students – were turned down, according...

Karzai Officials And Advisors ‘Implicated In Major War Crimes’

Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan’s US-backed puppet government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in...

‘Labour history was made in Chicago last July’ – UNITE HERE...

‘Labour history was made in Chicago last July with a merger that has paid real dividends for American workers’, says the UNITE HERE trade...

HSBC says Italy and Germany better off outside the euro

THE HSBC, one of the world’s major banks, has published a paper called ‘European Meltdown’ in the wake of the Dutch and French votes...

Israel extends Wall to grab Jerusalem

THE Israeli Cabinet decided last Sunday to extend the route of the Zionists’ illegal ‘Security Wall’ to grab a large chunk of Palestinian East...

BLAIR TO RUSH IN NEW POLICE POWERS – but will not...

Prime Minister Blair made it clear yesterday he will use last Thursday’s bomb attacks in London to give the police and intelligence services sweeping...

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...

SUNAK’S FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH! – to bring in wage and job cuts...

‘THE FURLOUGH scheme can not continue indefinitely,’ Tory Chancellor Sunak said yesterday at the Downing Street daily briefing, announcing that by September, the employer...