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US-UK Alliance Allowed Massacre Of Tamils

AT the minimum 20,000 Tamil people were massacred on the Mullaitivu beach ‘no fire zone’ by Sri Lanka Army shelling, in the first 19...

Defend North Korea against imperialist threats

THE government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced yesterday that it would ‘no longer be bound’ by the armistice that...

Only a socialist revolution can win the Tamils’ right to self-determination

THE News Line salutes the heroic self-sacrifice of the Tamil Tigers and the Tamil people as a whole. They have fought and are fighting not...

BA, car output and production crashes!

BRITISH Airways has just announced a loss before tax of £401m for the year to 31 March, a collapse from a profit of £922m...

Tamil Youth Defend Their Flag Against Police

‘Tamil Tigers Lift the Banner! Tamil Tigers Lift the Banner!’ This is what young Tamil workers chanted having just prevented the police from...

Rajapakse And His Backers Will Not Defeat The Tamil People

YESTERDAY the imperialist-backed Rajapakse regime was claiming to have killed the LTTE leadership, including Velupillai Prabakaran, and that the struggle is now over. Its...

BRING DOWN THE BROWN GOVERNMENT! FORWARD TO A WORKERS GOVERNMENT! –message...

OVER 100 trade unionists, workers and youth attended the News Line – All Trades Unions Alliance meeting in Red Lion Square in Central London...

Gm-Fiat Shock For World’s Motor Workers

GENERAL Motors is about to end its ‘honeymoon’ relations with the US motor workers’ trade union, the UAW. Up till now the UAW leaders have...

Don’t watch the Tamils being slaughtered – join the Parliament Square...

THE Sri Lanka Army yesterday stepped up its murderous shelling of its so-called ‘safety zone’ in the Mu’l’li-vaaykkaal and Vadduvaakal areas of north-east...

Brown’s gold sales lost the Bank of England £3.8bn

A DECADE ago, on May 7, 1999, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced plans to sell off a large part of Britain’s gold reserves. This was...

Miliband Does Nothing To Stop Genocide Against The Tamils

TamilNet reports that Professor Francis Boyle, professor of International Law at the University of Illinois College of Law, has said Britain is obliged to...

WORLD REVOLUTION – the only answer to the capitalist crisis

THE Editorial Board of the News Line sends its May Day greetings to the working people of the world. Under the conditions of the greatest...

Rajapakse, the UK and the US will never crush the Tigers...

CURRENTLY the UK and US supported Sri Lankan army is mounting an all-out assault on the besieged Tamil Tiger forces and the over 100,000...

Motor industry crisis deepens – nationalisation the only way

THE US administration has let it be known that it intends to force GM, formerly the world’s number one motor car manufacturer, into bankruptcy...

Visteon Talks Today

Sacked Visteon workers from Enfield, north London, and Belfast were picketing Ford showrooms yesterday on the eve of today’s talks with management. Meanwhile, on...

Pentagon Evaluating The Lessons Of Israel’s Defeat In The Lebanon

the repercussions of the Second Lebanon War – in which the Israeli occupation army suffered a severe blow by the Lebanese resistance fighters and...

G20 bankrupts meet protected by 10,000 riot police batons

LEADERS of the major capitalist states, and the leaders of Russia and China, who have linked their fate to the future of the crisis...

Crisis-ridden US capitalism driven towards war

US capitalism really has got its back to the wall, and has somewhat lost its balance, when its Treasury Secretary, Geithner, says that he...

Brown And King Split As British Capitalism Founders

PM Brown has reacted to the Bank of England chief’s public admonition that the next Budget must not plunge the UK into another flood...

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...

Points-based immigration system launched!

TORY Home Secretary Priti Patel launched the UK’s first ‘points-based immigration system’ yesterday. The new system will come into force on New Year’s Day, immediately...