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Chinese and Russian Stalinists are getting burnt by the crisis

THE Chinese Stalinists are now paying an enormous price for linking their fate with that of US capitalism. First of all they declared parts of...

STOP THE WAR AGAINST THE TAMILS – urges mass demonstration

TAMILNET reports that the Indian High Commissioner in Mauritius last Friday rebuffed a memorandum from thousands of Mauritian Tamil demonstrators, requesting India stop the...

Greece – 24 Hour National Strike

Greek civil servants, teachers, local government and hospital workers took part in a 24-hour national strike on Wednesday, in defence of their pensions rights...

Tamil Tigers Call For Immediate Ceasefire And Negotiations

THE Political Division of the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) issued a political statement yesterday. ‘The Tamil homeland is witnessing one of the worst...

Obama, Biden look to Putin!

VICE-PRESIDENT BIDEN took the stage at the 45th Munich Security Conference on Saturday to spell out that the US understood that it now needed...

‘BRITAIN – TAKE ACTION NOW!’ – to stop the Sri Lankan...

‘BRITAIN, Britain – stop the war!’, ‘British media – break the silence!’, ‘Don’t hide – genocide!’, were some of the slogans shouted by more...

Chinese Stalinists’ bid to rescue bankrupt capitalism

CHINESE Stalinist leader President Hu Jintao has sent Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and Vice President Xi Jinping on international visits in a vain attempt...

Israel Ignores UN Resolution – And Carries On Killing

ISRAELI forces killed 21 Palestinians in the early hours after midnight Thursday ignoring the UN Security Council agreement on a draft ceasefire resolution. These included...

2009 The Year For Getting Rid Of Capitalism

STATEMENT BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD WELCOME to 2009. It is the year for getting rid of capitalism and the capitalist world order. Capitalism is...

Go forward to socialism – only way to avoid threatening catastrophe!

JAPAN is the second biggest power in the capitalist industrial world, behind the United States. It has just announced that its industrial output dropped...

Nationalise Bankrupt Companies – Under Workers’ Control And Management

THE Labour government, after handing tens of billions of pounds to the Northern Rock and the other major banks, in an attempt to save...

‘THE TRADE UNIONS MUST TAKE ACTION TO DEFEAT ACADEMY PROGRAMME’ –...

A NINETY-children-to-a-class City Academy, where three-hour lessons are the norm, has been roundly condemned by leading anti-academy campaigner and NUT and ATL Executive member...

Greek Trotskyists Call For Indefinite General Strike

THE Greek working class delivered a most powerful notice to all concerned last Tuesday with a militant 24-hour general strike called by the GSEE...

No To Propping Up Backward Capitalism – Overthrow It With Socialist...

BOTH Washington and London were yesterday involved in a desperate race against the clock. Labour let it be known, Sunday mid morning, that it will...

Bush Bail Out Plan Attacked By The Working Class And By...

REPUBLICAN representatives walked out of the crisis talks with President Bush on Thursday night, denouncing him as a socialist for launching his $700 bn...

US Tamils Demand Sanctions Against Sri Lanka

TAMILNET reports that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil eelam (LTTE) clashed last Thursday at around 2.00 am...

‘US RETREATING FROM ATTACKING IRAN’ – claims Iranian newspaper

The US is retreating from an attack on Iran, says an article in Iran’s newspaper Jaam-e Jam, published last Tuesday. It reports: ‘The Israeli Haretz...

HBOS share price falls 50% in two days – as world...

QUEUES formed around the Singapore offices of an AIG subsidiary yesterday, as the world’s biggest insurance company collapsed, losing 70% of its share price. At...

Bank shares fall while AIG and HBOS live on borrowed time!

SHARE price collapses continued yesterday after the bankrupting of the fourth largest US investment bank, Lehman Brothers, and the ‘rescue’ of Merrill Lynch by...

THOUSANDS MORE JOBS TO GO IN RENAULT PLANTS – while Airbus...

TWO thousand more jobs will go in Renault plants Europe-wide and 900 of them will be in France; the automobile manufacturer will announce the...

CRASH GOES WALL ST! – Capitalism over the brink!

Wall Street shares fell 2.4% when trading opened in New York yesterday, in the midst of the financial turmoil caused by the bankruptcy of...

Wall Street crashes. Capitalism goes over the brink!

LEHMAN Brothers and Merrill Lynch, two pillars of the capitalist world’s banking system, have gone. The first declared bankruptcy, after the US Federal Reserve...

US Ruling Class Forced To Nationalise Bankrupt Mortgage Giants

THE nationalisation of the Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac mortgage finance companies by the ultra right wing Bush administration is a forced admission of...

EXPAND SCO TO CONFRONT US POLICIES – urges Iran

‘The SCO (Shanghai Co-operation Organisation) countries face common threats in the form of America and NATO’, says the Iranian newspaper Resalat. Full members of...

BROWN HANDS BANKS £200bn

The Brown government has so far this year handed over more than £200bn to cash-strapped banks, it was claimed by a leading Swiss banker...

Sri Lankan Military Targets Farmers

Unidentified armed men arriving on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade on Friday around 5:30am on the house of a Muslim teacher in Ea’raavoor...

‘TSKHINVALI WAS STALINGRAD’ – Valery Gergiev condemns invasion by Georgia

Russian conductor Valery Gergiev has said he hopes a concert in Tskhinvali will help the world to see the ‘truth’ of what happened in...

GEORGIA’S ACTIONS ARE US-INSPIRED – to bring NATO peacekeepers into Ossetia...

GEORGIA’S latest actions are aimed at ousting Russian peacekeepers from South Ossetia and bringing a NATO police force there, Col-Gen Leonid Ivashov, former chief...

NATO forces face defeat in Afghanistan

SIXTEEN US troops were killed in Afghanistan in July, more than were killed in Iraq! In fact, NATO casualties are mounting rapidly as...

US at centre of world capitalist collapses

‘THERE is a real sense in markets today of the economy falling off a cliff.’ That was the verdict of Michael Saunders, the chief...

Forward to the Zimbabwe socialist revolution!

THE resolution of the United Nations Security Council condemning violence in Zimbabwe, carried with both China and Russia voting for the motion, ...

Brown pleads in Jeddah for more oil and £100bn of...

FÎRST of all we saw the Bush-Blair attack on Iraq, whose strategic purpose was to expropriate Iraq’s oil in order to lower the world...

DON’T USE FORCE AGAINST IRAN – Lavrov warns US and Israel

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday warned against the use of force on Iran, saying there was no proof it was trying to...

Answer World Crisis With The World Revolution

MAY DAY MANIFESTO By the News Line Editorial Board THE NEWS LINE editorial Board sends its May Day greetings for the year 2008 to the workers...

OUR REVOLUTION – BY LEON TROTSKY –The second Russian revolution will...

Leon Trotsky OUR REVOLUTION Essays on Working Class and International Revolution 1904-1917 Collected and Translated by MOISSAYE J OLGIN Introduction 9. War or peace? This essay was published in the New York daily newspaper Novy...

Nato Declines To Follow Bush’s Orders

THE outgoing US president, George W Bush, has spent the entire week pledging a Nato expansion eastwards, and that states such as Albania, Croatia,...

UN Forces Quit Mitrovica

THE divided town of Mitrovica was in turmoil yesterday morning, after UNMIK police and KFOR troops, in a major provocation, stormed a local court...

IRAN WAR PLANS SPLIT US RULERS – Gates plays down differences

Admiral William Fallon, commander of the US Mideast forces has resigned due to differences with the US president on dealing with Tehran. Fallon, said on...

Paramilitaries Abduct Tamil Girls

TAMILNET reports that fatigue uniform clad armed men who came in a white van abducted a 16-year-old girl student last Monday night around 11.30...

Bank In A Crisis Over Further Rate Cuts

THE Bank of England is acting like a rabbit frozen in the headlights of a powerful car. It knows that, this Thursday, it wants...

UK MILITARY CHIEFS SCREAM FOR MORE MONEY – and plan to...

UK military chiefs are screaming for more money to be spent on defence, as a desperate imperialism is driven to launch more wars for...

Miliband’s ‘national interest’ is an ‘imperialist interest’

FOREIGN Secretary Miliband declared to his audience, right at the start of his Oxford College speech last Tuesday evening, that ‘we’ must not let...

Branson ‘Sweetheart’ Deal Denied By Brown

THE Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was yesterday forced to deny that he was directly negotiating a ‘sweetheart’ deal with Virgin’s Richard Branson to allow...

2008 – The Year For Revolution!

BY THE NEWS LINE EDITORIAL BOARD THE NEWS LINE Editorial Board sends its revolutionary New Year’s greetings for the year 2008 to the workers and...

US Spy Agencies Pull Rug From Beneath Bush And Cheney

THE Iranian government has welcomed the US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report, to which all the US spying agencies contributed, which states that Iran...

Greek doctors & nurses protest!

DOCTORS, nurses, trades unionists, workers and youth took part in protests at the entrances of many hospitals throughout Greece yesterday morning against the government’s...