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NUMSA STRIKE ENTERS FOURTH WEEK – bosses warn capitalist order under...

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THE powerful strike by 220,000 NUMSA members, workers in South Africa’s steel and engineering sectors, entered its fourth week on Monday. NUMSA members in...

No Agreement In Make-Or-Break Amcu Talks!

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ON Thursday, make or break talks to end the three-month platinum mining strike collapsed once again. The third face-to-face meeting between the Association of Mineworkers...

Revolutionary leader RAY ATHOW (12.12.1945 TO 20.11.2013)

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By Paddy O’Regan RAY ATHOW WAS a party member for 47 years and an organiser for over 30. In all that time, what distinguished him is...

Forward With The South African Socialist Revolution!

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THE decision by the ANC government to talk to the Amcu trade union, which has won away from the NUM majority membership status in...

Motor City Goes Bankrupt – Unions Denounce Orr Power Grab!

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DETROIT, once the motor car capital of the USA where hundreds of thousands of workers used to flock looking for good jobs in the...

McCluskey praises Miliband while Crow calls for a new Labour Party...

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OVER a hundred thousand workers and youth took part in the Durham Miners Gala on Saturday and heard Unite’s McCluskey declare his allegiance...

Cameron-Heseltine-Tuc Unholy Alliance

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The TUC has welcomed the government’s announcement that it will adopt most of Tory former deputy prime minister Heseltine’s plans for the privatisation...

Detroit gets its dictator over workers’ jobs, unions and wages

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AN emergency manager, in fact a financial dictator with powers over jobs, wages and conditions, has been appointed for the bankrupt US city of...

US Trade Gap Widens As Banks Get Ready For Economic Storm

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THE US trade gap widened in January to $44.45bn (£29.53bn) from December’s figure of $38.14bn, the US Commerce Department has reported. Much of the rise...

Ford and GM shutting down in Europe

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THE US motorcar giants GM and Ford were rescued from bankruptcy by President Obama who ‘nationalised’ them, so that the US taxpayer could get...

Major Unions To Defend Canada’s West Coast

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OTTAWA – Major unions have endorsed a mass sit-in to defend Canada’s West Coast from tar sands pipelines and tankers. The Communications Energy and Paperworkers...

Eurozone Crisis Is Hitting Every Country

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IN a week when Greece and Spain witnessed massive strikes and demonstrations against austerity measures – designed to drive the working class and youth...

US billionaire brothers are financing anti-union drive

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BILLIONAIRE brothers Charles and David Koch could be the poster boys for the big money special interests that are dumping hundreds of millions of...

Mass sackings on way in bankrupt Britain

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IT’S ‘make or break’ time for UK manufacturing, according to the authoritative Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), an organisation not noted for...

‘The Next Global Shock Will Be Like An Earthquake!’

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EUROZONE manufacturing activity has hit a three-year low at the same time as the banking crisis is reaching explosion point. Greece has run out...

North American Workers Battle Attacks On Rights And Jobs

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) joined thousands of Canadians opposing the Conservative budget in a mass online protest on Monday. NUPGE...

Russian car workers win union recognition

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Benteler car workers in Kaluga, Russia, to the south west of Moscow, have won their strike over recognition of their union. On April 2...

Italy, Spain and Greece erupting against EU austerity

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ITALIAN car giant Fiat has shut down five of its plants as the Italian ruling class struggles against a transport workers strike directed against...

Gm Threat To Close Ellesmere Port

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The Unite union, which represents the bulk of the 2,800 workforce at Vauxhall Ellesmere Port, yesterday responded to news that Business Secretary Vince Cable...

SHUT DOWN WEST COAST PORTS! says Occupy Oakland

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A proposal for a coordinated West Coast port shutdown was passed with unanimous consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly last Friday. The...

Mass Executions In Sirte

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Fifty-three Muammar Gadaffi loyalists were executed by members of the counter-revolutionary NTC at a Sirte hotel last week, Human Rights Watch reported yesterday. Human...

Uaw Begins Contract Talks With ‘Big Three’

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THE UAW auto workers union is beginning its 2011 contract talks with GM, Ford and Chrysler. For the employers the ...

Capitalist Debt Crisis Demands A Socialist Revolution!

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THE deepening world capitalist crisis is poised to see entire nation states defaulting, plunging their banks into an even more desperate crisis, deepening the...

Build sections of the International Committee of the 4th International in...

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Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International IN THE first months of this year, north Africa has seen the eruption of colossal revolutionary...

‘We are the masters now’ say Tories and employers

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THE TORY-led coalition is poised to give all power to the employing class through neutering employment tribunals and giving the employers their own ‘charter’...

Luton Mp Greets Ys March For Jobs

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THE Young Socialists March for Jobs and Free State Education started the day yesterday with an effective early morning campaign outside the Luton GMM...

GMM Luton–decision within 6 weeks

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A decision is to be made by GM within the next six weeks on whether the Luton GMM plant is to be closed in...

Gmm Profits Collapse!

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The future of the General Motors plant in Luton, IBC Vehicles, and its 1,000 workforce, is looking ‘doubtful’, despite assurances from GM bosses. GM says...

Honda Strike Victory Has Led To Chinese Strike Wave

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IN May and early June 2010, a two-week-long strike involving more than a thousand workers at the Honda transmission plant in Foshan triggered a...

Wolf in sheep’s clothing at the TUC

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THE ‘Wolf’, the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, at yesterday’s TUC Congress, sought to explain to the ‘sheep’, the working class,...

To defend jobs and pensions bring down the coalition!

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UNIVERSITY STAFF and students are under massive attacks from the Tory-led coalition. Coalition ministers are pressing ahead with 25% funding cuts, and the UCU trade...

Cable tells Vauxhall plants . . . YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN!

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BUSINESS Secretary Cable has warned General Motors that the planned development of the Ellesmere Port and Luton car plants will not get government support. This...

GM withdraws Europe loan applications

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General Motors announced yesterday that Opel/Vauxhall ‘have decided to withdraw all applications for government loan guarantees across Europe’. The GM statement said: ‘There have been...

Defend all GM jobs! Occupy and Nationalise UK’s Vauxhall plants!

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ON Thursday May 21, GM announced that ‘Representatives of Unite, the union, signed the UK Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and European framework agreement in...

UNITE SIGNS UP FOR SAVAGE GM-VAUXHALL CUTS ‘We have to work...

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‘Vauxhall employees contribute in support of the Opel/Vauxhall turnaround plan,’ General Motors announced yesterday. The deal was struck in Rüsselsheim on Thursday. A...

US NOT OUT OF WOODS YET –warns Fed Reserve boss Bernanke

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America’s central banker, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, has warned that the US economy is ‘not out of the woods yet’. In a speech delivered...

‘TAKE OUT A WRIT AGAINST FORD’ –demand 500 ex-Visteon workers

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500 sacked Visteon workers demonstrated outside the Unite London headquarters on Wednesday to demand the union immediately takes out a writ against Ford motor...

This Is A War That Has To Be Won!

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UNITE co-leader Tony Woodley stated yesterday that it was not possible to get an agreement with BA and cancel the BA cabin crew...

More redundancies required at Vauxhall UK plants

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UNDER the cover of a Voluntary Separation Programme GM is seeking to push through more redundancies at GM Vauxhall including a number at Ellesmere...

Gm Launches Crisis Plan

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TEN THOUSAND Opel and Vauxhall sackings were announced by General Motors Europe Chief Executive David N (Nick) Reilly and Executive Director Reinald Hoben, yesterday. They...

GM-Opel-Vauxhall crisis deepening

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NICK REILLY, the GM executive who closed down Vauxhall Motors in 2002, unveiled, yesterday in Frankfurt, the GM plan for Opel...

Mexican Workers Defend Union Jobs

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MEMBERS of the Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) are vowing to fight as long as it takes to defeat the government’s heavy-handed, anti-union moves...

Occupy Vauxhall/Opel plants – nationalise GM Europe to defend jobs!

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General Motors plans to close the Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium this winter, with the loss of more than 2,300 jobs. Workers in Antwerp...

Gas and grit rationing!

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GAS for industry and grit for the roads were being rationed yesterday as British industry began to shut down. Vauxhall, Ellesmere Port, Jaguar Land Rover,...

2010 – year for revolutions! NEW YEAR MANIFESTO by News Line...

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NEWS LINE sends its revolutionary greetings for 2010 to the working class and the poor of the planet. We especially greet the insurgent masses...