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ATHENS: 40,000 MARCH – on 37th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising

OVER 40,000 students and workers demonstrated in Athens last Wednesday on the 37th anniversary of the Polytechnic students’ Uprising of November 17, 1973, which...

‘Currency wars’ will lead to imperialist war

THE meeting of the G20 group – the 20 leading countries in the world – concluded in Seoul yesterday with the usual empty claims of...

Students rise up against fees

THE Young Socialists March for Jobs and Free State Education had a great day in Sheffield yesterday. The day started with the marchers splitting up...

TAMIL DETAINEES BEING LEFT OFF VOTERS’ LIST says Campaign for Free...

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) in a statement has urged the Sri Lanka Department of Elections to implement a proper programme...

AFGHAN PUPPETS IN TALKS WITH TALEBAN ‘FOR SOME TIME’ says Karzai

AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai confirmed that his administration has been holding unofficial talks with the Taleban ‘for quite some time’. ‘We have been talking to...

Currency War Prelude To Shooting War!

LEADERS of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank came out yesterday with dire warnings about the emerging ‘currency war’. Speaking on the eve...

18th Amendment becomes law in Sri Lanka

THE Eighteenth Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution has become law with effect from Thursday, reports TamilNet. This was after the certification by the Speaker...

Missing: The Hundreds Of Ltte Fighters Who Surrendered!

TAMIL NET reports that Ananthi Sasitharan, wife of Elilan, former Trincomalee political head of the LTTE, has told BBC Tamil service that she and...

Honda Strike Victory Has Led To Chinese Strike Wave

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...

HUNDREDS OF TAMIL YOUTH TORTURED –as Rajapakse strengthens his dictatorship

TAMILNET reports that the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of the Sri Lankan government continues to torture hundreds of Tamil youths arrested and detained under...

18-59% food prices hike!

The price of staple foods has shot up by between 18 and 59 per cent over the past three years, as world supply problems...

‘Deafening Silence’ Over Sri Lankan Massacres Condemned

THE ‘Elders’, an independent group of eminent global leaders, cautioned on Friday that ‘the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights,...

Cameron takes a begging bowl to India

PRIME Minister David Cameron and the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government have decamped from London to New Delhi this week to drum up business, such...

IRAQ INVASION BROKE UN CHARTER – says Blix

‘WE visited 30 sites and found no Weapons of Mass Destruction’ in Iraq, but the United States was on a ‘military high’ and decided...

Bangladeshi workers taking to the streets

Unable to live on their wages, Bangladeshi workers are threatening to continue protests that have seen factories ransacked and led to violent clashes...

Support North Korea Against US Aggression!

WITH the crisis of capitalism deepening and the US economy showing not the slightest signs of recovery, it is only natural that the US...

Obama brings in tough sanctions against Iran as he prepares to...

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has signed into law the toughest ever US sanctions on Iran. The measures, on top of new UN Security Council and...

‘DON’T MESS WITH OUR JOBS AND PENSIONS!’ says BMA’s Meldrum

THE BMA’s Chairman, Dr Hamish Meldrum, fired a warning shot at the government yesterday as he opened the Association’s annual conference in Brighton. His...

Venezuela Must Not Support The Rajapakse Dictatorship!

Reprinted from Tamil Net ‘INSTEAD of making connections with the illegitimate opposition of Sri Lanka, Venezuela should be strengthening the hand of an ally that...

Venezuela must not support the Rajapakse regime!

THE Sri Lankan working class, both Tamil and Sinhalese, is suffering under the ‘iron heel’ of the Rajapakse dictatorship. This has killed tens of thousands...

CHINESE STALINISTS PROP UP RAJAPAKSE – as India and US compete...

TAMILNET reports that the Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang last Saturday morning called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential residence House....

Obama Puts British Imperialism In Its Place

WITH more than 100 million gallons of oil already freed to spew all over the US Gulf coast, the ‘special relationship’ between the US...

Bp Leads Shares Crash As Banking Crisis Grows!

OIL giant BP’s share price has fallen nearly 17 per cent to £4.12, its lowest level since March 2009. The sharp sell-off came as it...

Crisis deepens as shares crash worldwide!

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its concerns about Spain’s economy, saying ‘far-reaching’ reforms are needed to ensure its recovery. It said the country...

Thousands Of Tamil Families Are Denied The Right To Return

CIVILIANS uprooted from Valikaamam in Vadamaraadchi 20 years ago by the occupying Sri Lanka Army (SLA), who converted their lands into a High Security...

The US with 5,113 deployed nuclear bombs, and Israel with 200,...

THE US told the world on Monday that it has 5,113 nuclear war heads operationally deployed. This arsenal is supplemented by the warheads...

MAY DAY MANIFESTO – ‘Permanent state of Revolution!’ says Greek...

THE Editorial Board of the News Line sends its revolutionary greetings to the workers of the world at a time of the greatest ever...

Support Growing For Wrp Candidates

SUPPORT is growing for the Workers Revolutionary Party candidates standing in the general election. In south London on Saturday, many new recruits were made, especially...

Karzai dashes to bring Taleban into the government

WHILE hundreds of Afghan civilians are being killed in General Petraeus’ Afghan surge, and British and US casualties escalate upwards despite the ‘victories’ being...

COSATU demands: End PPPs, Ban ‘labour brokers’ (gangmasters) and expand state...

COSATU’s 1st Deputy President, Tyotyo James addressed South Africa’s Public Sector Summit on March 12 2010. He said: ‘COSATU is pleased to have been...

Fonseka To Be Court-Martialled

Retired Major General Sarath Fonseka will be tried over five charges under Army Act at a court martial within the next few days, Military...

Medvedev doesn’t rule out Iran sanctions

RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev said Monday he does not rule out sanctions against Iran but added that if used, they should be balanced and...

Clinton Beats The War Drums

SPEAKING to students at a Qatar university during a tour of the Gulf region designed to whip up anti-Iran feeling, US Secretary of State...

DOCTORS AND NURSES SEIZED BY THE PHILIPPINES ARMY –health organisations demand...

The Philippines Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) on Sunday called for the immediate release of two doctors, a nurse, a midwife and other health...

ChIna condemns $6.4bn US arms sales to Taiwan

THE Chinese government has condemned the US and President Obama for agreeing to a $6.4bn US arms sale package to Taiwan. The island of Taiwan...

TROOPS SURROUND FONSEKA RESIDENCE – after Rajapakse’s ‘democratic victory’

Heavily armed Sri Lankan forces have surrounded Wednesday Cinnamon Lake hotel in Colombo, where opposition presidential candidate and former Sri Lanka Army General (retd)...

‘MILLIONS IN URGENT NEED’ after Haiti’s biggest earthquake in 200 years

SURVIVORS of Haiti’s biggest earthquake for 200 years yesterday appealed to the world for urgent food, water and medicines as the death toll continued...

Hewitt, Hoon and Cameron fail to shift Brown

ON Wednesday mid-day, ex-ministers Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon sent a text to all Labour MPs asking them to support a call for a...

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

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

EUROSTAR NIGHTMARE CONTINUES! – passengers told to stay away

Eurotunnel closed its shuttle car service to new arrivals yesterday, saying it was at ‘saturation point’, as travellers struggled to find alternative ways of...

Iran And Syria Sign Defence Pact

‘The Iranian nation and government will always stand by the resistance and the oppressed Palestinian people,’ Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has reiterated. Ahmadinejad met with...

US threatens Iran and Venezuela

YESTERDAY the United States Secretary of Defence and Secretary of State, Gates and Clinton, threatened Iran with extreme sanctions if it insisted on its...

Iran Has The Right To Nuclear Power

THE Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, made it very clear last Wednesday what Iran’s position is on its right to develop...

Gold Shooting Upwards As The Dollar Plunges!

THE price of gold hit a record of 1,111.20 dollars an ounce in trading in London on Monday, as the dollar weakened after a...

US Losing New ‘Great Game’ In Central Asia

RUSSIAN experts on Afghanistan take a dim view of US ‘achievements’ in their military operations there. Experts believe that Central Asian countries as well...

BA steps up industrial thuggery

FROM TODAY all 42,000 British Airways workers who have not signed up for voluntary redundancy will be regarded by BA as being willing to...

BA Sellout!