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Gadaffi Refuses To Attend The Riyadh Arab Summit

COLONEL GADAFFI has given some of his reasons for refusing to attend the summit of Arab leaders at Riyadh. He said that he decided not...

State ownership brings MG Rover back from the dead!

THE state-owned Nanjing Automobile company, which bought MG Rover for a knock down price of £53 million and then transferred and reassembled 10,000 tonnes...

RESISTANCE IS A LEGITIMATE RIGHT – affirms Haniya

‘I welcome you all on this great day’, said Ismail Haniya last Saturday, just before he was sworn in as Prime Minister of the...

IRAQ – Attacks on US troops reached a peak in the...

THE US military has reported the deaths of three more troops, two in blasts and one hit by small arms fire in insurgent...

After China sneezes Wall Street drops like a stone

A NINE per cent fall on the small Chinese stock market, after rumours that the Stalinist bureaucracy was about to tax shares, and slightly...

Speak English Or Else – Minister Tells The Poor!

UNEMPLOYED people who cannot speak English will have to show they are learning the language or lose benefits, the government has announced. This is...

Putin Alarm At US War Drive

THE fact that the deepening capitalist crisis is turning the whole planet into a US war zone has begun to seriously alarm the Russian...

US Opening Up Second Front In Africa

MILLIONS of Africans will understandably be fearful at the latest strategic initiative that US President George Bush has just announced. The president has instructed his...

Woodley calls off cabin crew strike action

At the last minute yesterday afternoon, the Transport and General Workers Union called off today’s 48-hour strike by British Airways cabin crew. The TGWU...

2007 – The Year For Revolution!

THE News Line editorial board sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of 2007 to the working class and youth of the world,...

Hutton to starve the unemployed into cheap labour jobs

WORK and Pensions Secretary Hutton asked a question at the start of his verbal onslaught on the unemployed yesterday morning. It was: ‘People want...

‘CUT THEIR BENEFITS!’ – Hutton threatens the unemployed

Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton yesterday declared war on the unemployed, saying Labour will cut off benefits from those who reject...

Give Employment Tribunals power to make employers take back sacked...

FOLLOWING an increase in the number of employment tribunals – after an attempt was made two years ago to make it deliberately harder for...

CHARITIES AND WAGE CUTS! – Civil Service strike likely says PCS...

In his tenth Pre Budget Report yesterday Chancellor Brown spoke about the threat to British capitalism from India and China. He said: ‘Once...

Brown Targets The Working Class For Special Measures

BROWN’S proud boast yesterday in his pre-budget speech was that ‘In no other decade has Britain’s personal wealth – up 60 per cent –...

Dollar collapse puts bankers into a spin

THE dollar has continued to collapse against the other major capitalist currencies leaving the pound at its highest price against the dollar since Britain...

Dollar fall heralds a deepening capitalist crisis and world revolution

ON FRIDAY, the exchange rate of the dollar plunged down against other major world currencies and gold rose by 1.2 per cent to $638.5...

Backward Britain – Reading shuts Physics Department

THE backwardness of British capitalism was revealed yesterday for all to see when Reading University shut down its Physics Department. As usual, the reality is...

UK Manufacturing Employment Less Than In 1841!

Confirmation that manufacturing employment levels are at their lowest since 1841 drew an angry and frustrated response from the Transport and General Workers Union. Tony...

‘THE AMERICANS HAVE FALLEN INTO A SWAMP WORSE THAN VIETNAM’ –...

THE commander of Iran’s Revolution Guards, Brig-Gen Rahim-Safavi, has told Iranian TV that Tehran now possesses modern missile systems, and that Iran is ready...

THE STERN REVIEW: Trust me, I’m a banker!

ON WEDNESDAY Sir Nicholas Stern presented his Review of the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown. Stern is the Chief Economist...

Stalinist bureaucracy Shanghaied by working class

THE Chinese working class is definitely on the march. It has already compelled the Stalinist bureaucracy to start bringing in legislation forcing the western capitalist...

World Capitalist Crisis Driving World Revolution

The US economy is at the centre of the worldwide capitalist economic crisis. It is in slump, with major industries, such as the motor car...

China No! To North Korea Blockade!

China has refused to search North Korean ships, throwing US attempts to enforce a blockade and sanctions into disarray. The United States is urging China...

Chinese workers taking action against major Western companies

THE Chinese Stalinist bureaucracy and its big business friends are under attack from the Chinese working class, which is insisting that the super-exploitation of...

Cutting wages is the key says BofE boss

BANK of England chairman Mervyn King’s speech in Winchester on Tuesday night was governed by a central axiom for the survival of British capitalism. He...

Shipbreakers Organising Against Super-Exploitation

WORKERS breaking down old ships on the coast of India have been forced to go without drinking water, a press conference in London has...

US Threatens North Korea With War

‘WE are not going to live with a nuclear North Korea, we are not going to accept it,’ US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher...

Iran offers talks on the US created nuclear crisis

THE imperialist powers are studying Iran’s offer of more talks to resolve the crisis that the US has created over Iran’s right to develop nuclear...

BIRRI REJECTS UN DRAFT – as 11 Israeli soldiers killed, many...

At least eleven Israeli soldiers were killed and dozens more were injured, some seriously, yesterday when a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket scored a direct hit...

‘The US has lost 240,100 automotive jobs since 2000’

THE UAW President Ron Gettelfinger has made a submission to the Congressional Roundtable on the Crisis in the US Auto Industry. He told the Commission:...

North Korea Has The Right To Self Defence

YESTERDAY the British Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, condemned North Korea’s testing of an intercontinental missile that when developed will have the capacity to deliver...

‘Prime Minister’ Brown shows the City he is their man

Gushing Gordon Brown began his speech at the Lord Mayor’s banquet on Wednesday night, by exhibiting his fawning subservience to the audience of bankers....

World crisis spurring on world revolution

THE Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King has forecast that there is a bumpy road ahead for both the national and the...

TRADE UNIONISTS MURDERED FOR DEFENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS – ICFTU report

ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested,...

Nurses Call For National Strike Action To Defend The NHS

NURSES and other National Health Service workers called for national strike action from all unions to defend the NHS last Thursday. RCN and UNISON health...

‘We don’t know the wickedness being done by our government’ –...

‘MY demonstration continues,’ said Brian Haw on Monday, after three Court of Appeal judges ruled in favour of the government and the chief of...

I’m Staying Put Says Brian Haw

‘I’M NOT going to be shut up. I want the whole people of Britain to raise their voice against this,’ said peace campaigner...

IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT RUBBISH, TO BE USED AND THROWN OUT –...

OVER 25,000 refugees, workers and youth marched through the centre of Paris on Saturday, demanding, ‘Withdraw the CESEDA’! and ‘Immigrants are not disposable like...

OCCUPY PEUGEOT – says ATUA National Secretary

Workers threatened with the sack at the Peugeot plant in Coventry voted at mass meetings yesterday morning for strike action to defend their jobs...

The Easter Rising a powerful blow against ‘the power of the...

OUR theses were written before the outbreak of this rebellion, which must be the touchstone of our theoretical views. The views of the opponents...

Herts Firefighters Ready For Action

Firefighters in Hertfordshire are to vote on strike action against plans to axe job losses and close fire stations, Hertfordshire FBU has announced. The Fire...

Thirty Day Countdown To Attack 0N Iran

DOWNING STREET denials that there is a meeting today of top military, state and government officials to discuss the implications of a US attack...

US Falls Out With Iraqi Puppets

PRESIDENT Bush has fallen out with the major section of his puppet regime in Iraq, that is the Dawa Party and the United Iraq...

Hounslow march on March 25th

‘OUR march through Hounslow on Saturday 25th of March is very important, not just for us but for all trade union members.’ Locked-out Gate Gourmet...

1-metre rule abandoned when schools re-open! – parents to be fined...

THE ONE-METRE distancing rule is to be abandoned in schools when they open in September, the Tory government announced yesterday to the alarm of...