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Microsoft backs down from Israeli investment

AFTER eight months of campaigning to demand that Microsoft drop their investment in the Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision, the hi-tech giant finally announced...

Worst US unemployment since Great Depression – 3.3 million Americans jobless

FIGURES released yesterday show that 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the worst jobless figures since the Great Depression of the 1930s after...

‘The Covid-19 Outbreak Is The Biggest Public Health Challenge For A...

IN LIGHT of the coronavirus pandemic leaseholders who live in buildings clad in the same flammable material which rapidly spread the Grenfell Tower Fire...

Union leaders must take action to bring down the Tories – and...

THE WORLD Health Organisation has issued its ‘Test, Test and Test’ call as its main policy to lay the basis for dealing with the...

Tories announce £330bn bailout for big business

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a multi-billion bailout for big businesses in light of the coronavirus crisis. Speaking at the daily press conference Sunak...

SAFTU demands resignation after attempts to derigister municipal workers union

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions has called on Labour Registrar Advocate Lehlohonolo Molefe to ‘resign’ – after the labour court suspended as...

South African workers fear a lack of health cover

COSATU – The Confederation of South African Trade Unions – has held a Central Executive Committee workshop to discuss a number of pertinent issues...

Sack TUC traitors who collaborate with Tories and bosses – Build...

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak opened his Budget speech on Wednesday with an appeal to ‘put aside party politics, and act in the national interest’ in...

Trade union leaders divided over Tory Budget!

THE TRADE union leaders are divided over the Tory Budget. ‘Today’s Budget u-turn on spending is long overdue’ says the TUC, forging a partnership with...

Chancellor warns of ‘significant disruption!’

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £30bn Budget package to try to keep UK capitalism from being bankrupted and broken apart by the...

After A Decade Of Savage Austerity The Tories Propose A Massive...

THE NEW Tory chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, yesterday painted a picture of British capitalism as fundamentally ‘robust’ while the NHS was ‘sound’...

Reject US health insurance industry structure in the NHS Long Term...

THE NHS Long Term Plan (LTPlan), and national GP contract reform in England: ‘Investment and Evolution – a five year framework for GP contract...

As Capitalism Shuts Down Workers Must Be Mobilised To Fight For...

THE SCENE has been set for today’s budget by the crash of the stockmarkets on Monday March 9th when trillions of pounds were wiped...

6th Form strikes escalating

ON THE EVE of budget day, National Education Union members working in 34 sixth form colleges walked out demanding more funding as colleges have...

Chancellor ignores the crisis!

TORY Chancellor Rishi Sunak said yesterday that the NHS will get ‘whatever resources it needs’ to cope with a coronavirus epidemic. He alleged to the...

The raging coronavirus crisis is smashing up the worldwide capitalist economy!

ON FRIDAY £60 billion was wiped off the UK’s leading companies. The FTSE 100 plunged by 3.62%. In the US a rate cut saw...

Sixth Forms strike: ‘urgent funds now!’

A LONDON march and rally marking the fifth day of strike action in over 30 Sixth Form Colleges took place yesterday, with union leaders...

As the Tories get ready for more budget attacks on workers,...

THE SICKEST NHS patients ‘face hours on trolleys’ and in hospital corridors as the NHS desperately tries to find them beds, according to research...

More Than 100,000 A&E Patients Waited For More Than Four Hours...

MORE than 100,000 A&E patients waited for hours to be treated in hospitals in January, the highest number since records began, NHS figures show. There...

US nurses celebrate Sanders victory

MEMBERS of National Nurses United (NNU), the US’s largest union of registered nurses, on Tuesday celebrated Senator Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire primary win, saying...

Sanders takes lead as US workers and youth rise up against...

THE US independent ‘democratic socialist’ Senator Bernie Sanders has become front-runner for the Democratic Party nomination to stand against Trump in the presidential election...

Industry collapses in UK under impact of capitalist crisis

THE UK economy stagnated with no growth in the last quarter of 2019, according to official figures from the ONS (Office for National Statistics). Gross...

Workers forced into debt and facing jail to keep the banks...

T EMERGED yesterday that the number of debt repayment orders issued by the courts last year reached a record level of 1.15 million. These official...

Ban Pay ‘Gagging Clauses’ Says TUC

NEARLY a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new TUC/GQR polling published...

250 million strong India strike!

OVER 250 million workers staged a day-long general strike in India last Wednesday, and demonstrated their opposition to the government of Narendra Modi. Banking and...

World Bank Report – capitalism  stands on brink of financial crash

THE WORLD stands on the brink of a financial crash according to the latest biannual Global Economic Prospects report from the World Bank. This warns...

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM IN 2020! – urges the SAFTU federation

THE News Line is pleased to reproduce the Christmas and New Year statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), edited for...

Debt bondage, sub-poverty wages and appalling health and safety in Brazil’s...

A NEW INVESTIGATION into the Brazilian coffee industry has uncovered debt bondage, sub-poverty wages, sub-standard housing, water and sanitation facilities and appalling health and...

French General Strike escalates in fight to bring down Macron

THE MASS strikes and demonstrations throughout France today mark the sharp escalation of the confrontation between French workers and the ‘bankers’ government of president...

NHS ‘RECONFIGURATION’ IS CLOSING HOSPITALS! – GP role being changed from...

THE NHS was a key issue in the general election. US-HMO-style (Health Maintenance Organisations) integrated care systems are being set up all over England. Provided largely...

Netanyahu’s crisis deepens! – remains Premier but relinquishes positions

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to relinquish the four ministerial positions he currently holds in the face of his indictment on charges...

US privateers are already taking over NHS services!

THE ENDLESSLY repeated slogan that ‘The NHS is Not for Sale’ is completely empty in the face of the fact that US companies and...

‘When we win power, it will be to give it to...

SPEAKING at a press conference on the ‘first hundred days’ of a Labour government, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell, pledged: ‘So let...

Striking Catering Workers Arrested Across USA!

STRIKING catering workers employed by LSG Sky Chefs and Gate Gourmet were arrested at airports across the United States on November 26 as they...

‘A Revolution In Britain Will Be A Decisive Step In The...

‘THIS ISN’T a general election, it’s a general strike building up,’ News Line editor Jonty Leff told Sunday’s powerful over 100-strong News Line Anniversary...

NHS – Unison Serves Strike Notice!

UNISON has served notice of the first week of industrial action on health and social services employers across Northern Ireland. Phase 1 of the Unison...

‘Iran Does Not Want Peace’ Says Pompeo

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that Iran is behind the latest bout of violence triggered by Israel’s assassination of a top...

Numsa SA Workers Vow To Continue Their Strike!

South African Airways (SAA) workers have vowed to continue their strike until the company meets their demands. Numsa members embarked on a strike on Friday...

Anc Government Is Seeking To Make Public Sector Workers Pay For...

AGAINST a background of economic collapse with unemployment rising to nearly 30 per cent, the ANC government of South Africa, driven by the Treasury,...

26,000 Chicago public teachers & 8,000 support staff strike

TWENTY-SIX thousand Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers and 8,000 support staff workers including custodians, special education assistants and bus aides walked out on strike...

‘Moreno A Hypocrite And Traitor! People’s Blood Non-Negotiable!’

‘Lenin Moreno Hypocrite and traitor – the blood of the people is not negotiable,’ shouted over a hundred Ecuadorians and their supporters outside the...

Johnson Now Speaking Out Of Both Sides Of His Mouth At...

LAST FRIDAY, evidence from Boris Johnson assured a Scottish court, in his own name, that he would send a letter to the EU, as...

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions

‘Systemic, chronic understaffing’ endemic in elderly care say Australian nurses unions SYSTEMATIC, chronic understaffing leading to unacceptable instances of neglect, abuse, and too many preventable...

Students support Notts lecturers striking against ‘sign or be sacked’ contracts

STUDENTS are campaigning to support striking staff at Nottingham College and have organised a petition in support of the action which has already topped...

‘Overthrow the EU – Replace it with the Socialist United States...

‘TROTSKY wrote about the prospects of the European capitalists uniting Europe,’ Dave Wiltshire, National Secretary of the All Trades Union Alliance told the YS/WRP...

NHS PORTERS AT RISK – transporting the dead in sheets...

NHS PORTERS at Epsom and St Helier Trust, not only have very ‘flimsy’ Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but they are being forced to transport...

Ventilator Rationing!