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Heathrow workers back Gate Gourmet conference

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BRITISH Airways Terminal 4 workers yesterday gave great support to locked out Gate Gourmet workers campaigning at Heathrow for their conference on Sunday January...

Blair’s ‘summary power’ for war on the working class

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair launched the Labour government’s new ‘Respect Action Plan’ yesterday, declaring that he was setting out to overthrow basic democratic rights...

‘Summary Powers!’

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Prime Minister Blair yesterday unveiled his viciously anti-working class ‘Respect Action Plan’ at a press conference. Announcing his ‘ActionPlan’ Blair said: ‘Anti-Social Behaviour law imposed...

Strike action to defend sacked BA shop stewards

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BRITISH Airways (BA) has sacked a second shop steward who had been charged with organising unofficial secondary strike action at Heathrow on August 11th-12th...

2006 – A Great Year For World Revolution

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily paper of the Workers Revolutionary Party, sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of...

Pensions crisis will revolutionise millions

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‘THERE is no obligation on the part of employers to provide pensions’, said the National Association of Pension Funds yesterday. This was its response to...

Crisis Pre-Budget

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Britain has had to face ‘the toughest and most challenging year for the economy’ in which it has seen predicted economic growth halved to...

‘WE WANT OUR JOBS BACK!’ – March with locked-out Gate Gourmet...

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‘WE have got more and more support for our fight to get our jobs back’, locked out Gate Gourmet worker Palmjit Bains told News...

US Torture Flights – Questions Go Unanswered

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LIBERTY has written letters to the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and to British police chiefs about the US’ ‘extraordinary rendition’ programme and the use...

‘THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE IN THE LEBANON HAS NOT CHANGED!’– Shab’a Farms...

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THE Hezbollah leader Hussein Nazrallah has been speaking about the significance of the heavy clashes with Israeli troops on the border with Israel,...

Disband The Police Death Squads!

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THE fact that armed police used internationally banned dum dum bullets, seven of which splintered, expanded and exploded inside the head of Jean Charles...

Bush loses US Congress votes

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THE Senate of the United States Congress, which has a Republican majority, fired a shot across the bows of President George Bush’s administration over...

Strong Picket By Gate Gourmet Workers

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WELL over 100 locked out Gate Gourmet workers were picketing yesterday near to Heathrow airport. TGWU member Manny Odedra told News Line: ‘The people the...

‘STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN’ – United Families and Friends demand end...

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‘Stop killing our children!’ demanded over 400 families and friends and supporters of mainly young men and women who have died in custody or...

Amsterdam Horror!

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THE European Group for the Rights of Prisoners (EORG) was demanding answers yesterday after at least 11 people were ...

Economic Crisis Set To Wreak Havoc To Jobs And Homes

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THE bosses organisation, the CBI, yesterday warned that thousands of manufacturing jobs are about to be slashed by employers seeking to reduce their costs,...

BRING OUT THE AIRPORT – urge Gate Gourmet workers

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‘We are calling for the whole airport to come out, not just to support us but to defend themselves,’ Jaswinder Phal told News Line...

‘Gate Gourmet Can’t Get Away With This!’

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Yesterday was the beginning of the third month since the more than 700 Gate Gourmet workers were locked out at Heathrow Airport. Speaking on the...

Terminal 5 – BA gets ready for its ‘Wapping’

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THE buzz word in the financial media yesterday was ‘Wapping’. The media was referring to the union busting operation carried through by Rupert Murdoch in...

NO ‘COMPROMISE AGREEMENT!’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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SHOP Stewards representing the 670 locked out Gate Gourmet workers are meeting Transport and General Workers Union General Secretary Tony Woodley at the union’s...

‘WE NEED PLAN FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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GATE GOURMET strikers were sacked four weeks ago today and were very angry yesterday morning that they have been out so long withtheir union...

New Orleans war zone – 20,000 National Guards, and US army...

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THE United States ruling class, running the world’s number one super-power and presiding over the richest nation on Earth, was yesterday shown to be...

Oil Price Rises Driving Up Inflati0N

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RISING crude oil prices are driving up the price of petrol at the pumps. Petrol is now at around 92 pence a litre, an increase...

Blair ‘comfortable’ with five shots to the head, shoot to kill...

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ON Sunday, Police Commissioner Blair told the world that the policy of shooting to kill ‘terrorist suspects’ was national policy, not just a Metropolitan...

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

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

SHOOT-TO-KILL POLICY STAYS And more innocents may die says Commissionair Blair

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‘I feel unsafe,’ Alex Alves Pereira, the cousin of the unarmed Brazilian, Jean Charles de Menezes, killed by the Met police, told News Line...

To defeat terrorism– withdraw from Iraq and smash imperialism

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

PNA appeals for ‘calm’ during Gaza pullout

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

The More You Sack – The Bigger The Bonus

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Media unions BECTU and the NUJ yesterday condemned ‘BBC fat-cat bonuses’ and called on BBC bosses to hand them back. They were responding to the...

LABOUR POLICY TO BANKRUPT NHS TRUSTS say UNISON delegates

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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...

‘TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL’ – Karabilah bombings condemned by Sunni authority

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On Sunday RAF G4 Tornado warplanes attacked the Iraqi town of Karabilah, near the Syrian border. The British were called to assist US Air Force...

‘THE HUMAN COST OF DETENTION’ –Refugee Council welcomes Amnesty report

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The Refugee Council has welcomed today’s publication of a new Amnesty International UK report on detention of asylum seekers ‘The Human Cost of Detention’....

Ten-hour day for schoolkids!

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

Greek bank workers strike over pensions

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Yesterday tens of thousands of bank workers were on strike throughout Greece for the second day of a two-day strike called by their union...

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – say BBC workers

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Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport, last Friday faced tough questions about the future of BBC Wales and stated that...

NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH – BMA accuses Blair government

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The Blair government is trawling Europe for health privateers to carry out elective operations in the NHS, the British Medical Association yesterday revealed in...

French revolution stuns EU bosses and political leaders

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THE 55 per cent vote, by the working class and the rural population of France against the European Constitution, is a body blow to...

‘THE DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS’ – Professor Marks condemns Blair/Hewitt plans

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‘This is really the destruction of the NHS,’ Vincent Marks, professor of clinical biochemistry at the University of Surrey and a long-standing supporter of...

Defend the NHS and the Welfare State!

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YESTERDAY key Blairite cabinet ministers, Blunkett and Hewitt, launched a massive attack on the Welfare State. Hewitt promised to use the NHS budget to...

Britain Heads For Revolutionary Situation

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BRITAIN is now being run by a weakened and discredited Blair government, which is however determined to speed up its right wing course and...