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‘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...

PETROL £1 A LITRE – as economic crisis deepens

The average UK price of unleaded petrol yesterday went over £1 per litre for the first time, as oil reached almost $100 a barrel...

Bank and government split as crisis deepens

THE decision of the governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King to name and shame the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Darling, as...

Answer capitalist crisis with a socialist revolution

ON Wednesday the world capitalist crisis deepened after the US Federal Reserve cut its interest rate from 4.75 per cent to 4.50...

90 YEARS OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION – Forward to the World...

IN OCTOBER 1917 workers took power in Russia. This is the 90th anniversary of the victorious October Revolution, the first time in history that the...

Britain Wants To Legalise ‘indefinite Internment’

GOVERNMENTS around the world will be watching the House of Lords proceedings on 29-31 October which will determine whether they can...

US attacks Iran, Russia and China

IRAN has responded with a heroic defiance to the new economic sanctions imposed by the US ruling class that target its military defence, the...

Put Iran First Says Iranian Newspaper

A FOREIGN Ministry spokesman said in Tehran last Sunday that the allegations being made by US General David Petraeus were baseless. Petraeus said...

Bush & Brown move in to exploit protests in Myanmar

UNITED States President George Bush declared at the end of last week: ‘I call on all nations that have influence with the (Myanmar) regime...

Israel Declares The Gaza Strip A ‘Hostile Entity’

HAMAS has condemned the latest Zionist decision on Wednesday to declare the Gaza Strip a ‘hostile entity’ and to cut off vital fuel and...

Federal Reserve opts for debt mountain and to crash the $

FOLLOWING the decision of the US federal Reserve Bank to reduce its interest rate by 0.5 per cent, double the expected 0.25 per cent...

BROWN PLAYS CHINA CARD – as delegates warn they will strike...

GORDON Brown gave his first speech as prime minister to the TUC Congress in Brighton yesterday. He told delegates: ‘All of us must prepare for...

American revolution will replace the failed American dream

UAW car workers President Ron Gettelfinger last Thursday lifted the lid just a little on the lives of tens of millions of US workers,...

Politics And Passion At Edinburgh Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s longest running film festival, showcasing the latest and best of world cinema, with something for everyone. This...

Scientific progress should serve a nation’s welfare – says Iran’s President...

President Mahmud Ahmadinezhad in Tehran on Wednesday voiced Iran’s readiness to share its nuclear achievements with other nations within the framework and under the...

France Considers Further Sanctions Against Iran

France is considering further sanctions against ‘the members and support structures’ of the Iranian government over Iran’s nuclear programme, the French foreign ministry said...

US Collapse Shocks Afl-Cio Leaders

‘One day after George W Bush asserted that the ‘fundamentals’ of the US economy are strong, the Dow Jones stock index plummeted by 387,...

Iranian President Visits Kabul And Sco Meeting

THE strengthening of regional treaties is a key factor to prevent the promotion of a unipolar system of domination by the US, and would...

Abolish The Gangmasters!

THE scandal of the gangmasters has caused uproar in the working class, but the leaders of the trade union movement are helping to cover...

Don’t be foolhardy – Bush urges Chinese Stalinists

PRESIDENT George W Bush on Wednesday said China would be ‘foolhardy’ to push down the dollar in retaliation for the massive US pressure...

‘TRADE UNIONS MUST TAKE ACTION WITH THE POSTAL WORKERS TO DEFEND...

THE trade unions must take joint action with the postal workers to defend their members’ jobs and basic rights. They must go forward to bring...

How Hezbollah Beat The Israeli Army

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has revealed how his Hezbollah movement prevailed in last year’s Israeli war on Lebanon. He said: ‘We had believed...

Brown’s Britain = super-exploitation and death for workers

GORDON Brown is now infamous as the friend of the equity capitalists who, thanks to him, pay no taxes, while he insists that the...

US crisis intensifies!

THE US dollar, reflecting the crisis of the US capitalist economy, is now sinking fast against both the euro and the pound sterling. Rising...

Oil Prices Set To Soar As Demand Outstrips Supply

THE International Energy Agency has predicted that oil demand is set to leap beyond the capacity to supply, sending oil prices soaring well...

Putin tells the bosses how to run capitalism

RUSSIA’S Stalinist leader, President Putin, addressing a business forum in Leningrad on Sunday, told the assembled capitalist leaders that the IMF and the World...

US Attention Focuses On China

AT THIS moment all eyes are turned to China. The US government, and worried US trade union leaders are currently talking to the Chinese...

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...