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Withdraw All US Forces From Korea – Hands Off North Korea

THE hysterical propaganda that North Korea is run by a young madman, who is about to press a button to attack the US mainland...

Travel Safe workers take strike action

‘The bullying and intimidation of our members’ representatives by STM Security, is utterly deplorable,’ said Bob Crow yesterday. He added: ‘It is the issue at...

Petrol Market Working Well, Says The Oft

WITH petrol poised to rise to £7.40 a gallon, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has intervened to rub salt into the gaping wounds...

Blockade the oil refineries and nationalise the oil industry to...

THE Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has just warned that we are rapidly heading for a petrol price of £7.40 a gallon, a catastrophe that...

25,000 MARCH TO DEFEND LEWISHAM A&E – ‘Take over hospitals and...

MORE than 25,000 angry workers, trade unionists, youth and local residents marched through Lewisham in south-east London on Saturday, determined to stop the closure...

STOP FIRE STATION AND A&E CLOSURES! – defend emergency services

‘WE will be telling the management and the Mayor of London tomorrow that the cuts are totally unacceptable,’ London Fire Brigades Union (FBU) South...

Euro crisis hits youth hardest – forward with European socialist revolution

THERE is no more pathetic sight than that of European bourgeois politicians and economists manically trying to convince both themselves and the world at...

Teachers Hostility To Government Policy Has Soared

Teacher hostility to the government and its policies has increased dramatically in recent months, according to a YouGov survey of 804 teachers, which was...

Benefits cuts frenzy grips coalition

THE New Year has kicked off with a frenzied attack by both Tory and their LibDem coalition partners on the low paid, unemployed, the...

West Mids Ambulance privatised – and don’t dial 999 over Xmas...

HEALTH regulator Monitor has authorised West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust as a new foundation trust, effectively privatising it from 1st January, 2013. The trust...

Trafford A&E closure plan

THE Trafford strategic programme board has announced its support for closing the A&E at Trafford General Hospital, the hospital from which Nye Bevan launched...

15,000 depend on foodbanks this Christmas!

THE number of people who turn to foodbanks over the Christmas fortnight is expected to double, with the economic crisis driving more households below...

‘Vile police’ and Tory grandees battle it out!

A PETTY incident – the refusal of Downing Street police officers to allow the Tory chief whip to ride his bicycle through the gates...

UK To Cut And Run From Kabul

PM Cameron has announced that 3,800 British troops are to be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year. Troop numbers are being cut from 9,500 to 9,000...

Another British Retreat From Kabul

PM Cameron has told MPs that 3,800 British troops – almost half of the current force serving in Helmand province – are to be...

Millions face fuel poverty – Nationalise the energy industry

Yesterday’s report by the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) that 300,000 households will be plunged into fuel poverty by Christmas is not just a scandal...

Rail fares rising three times faster than wages! – 26.6% between...

RAIL fares have risen three times faster than wages since the slump began in 2008, according to a new analysis published yesterday by the...

North London bus workers strike today!

Over 2,000 bus drivers from nine garages across north London will take 24-hour strike action from 3am today following Arriva North’s decision not to...

‘Youth won’t accept slave labour’

YOUNG Socialist editor Paul Lepper yesterday slammed the figures produced by the government for its welfare to work programme. He said: ‘These figures expose the...

Output Down As Banking Crisis Deepens

THE CBI bosses organisation said yesterday that UK manufacturers expect to reduce output over the next three months, driving another nail into the coffin...

Claimant Count Rises To 1.58 Million

UNEMPLOYMENT benefit claimant numbers soared in October with the number of people claiming benefit rising by 10,100, the largest increase since September 2011, the...

Leap In Inflation – Prices Soaring!

inflation leapt last month on the back of a 20% hike in education costs and soaring food prices. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said...

LOCAL PAY! – Demanded by 31 NHS Trusts

LABOUR is presenting new evidence to parliament today showing moves to break away from national pay in the NHS are spreading across England. A...

Drivers fighting Tesco sacking deal!

‘WE see it as nothing but a “dirty deal” from Tesco,’ Unite shop steward Trev Cheetham said outside Tesco’s, near to Parliament, yesterday. Over...

Tory War On Teachers

THE Tory conference this week stepped up its vicious attack on teachers and their unions with education secretary Michael Gove treating them, as befits...

‘NO MORE PAY CUTS!’ – demands SIPTU

SIPTU President, Jack O’ Connor, last Friday condemned a call by the Central Bank for more pay cuts across the economy. He said the...

Cost of living has risen by a third since 2008 –...

Soaring childcare and transport costs, plus cuts to tax credits, mean families need to earn a third more today than they did just five...

Spanish workers on the road to revolution

SPANISH PM Mariano Rajoy has just announced a 3% VAT rise from 18%-21%, and a series of austerity measures that will cut the Spanish...

‘TANKS ON YOUR LAWNS’ – warns Olympics missiles solicitor

‘If this is allowed to go ahead then the precedent that has been set is that tanks can turn up on your lawn, missiles...

IMF Declares UK Economy going bust

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, issued the gravest warning yet on the state of the UK economy on Tuesday,...

‘LOL’ Dave to Rebekah

Prime Minister Cameron ended several text messages to former Sun and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks with the letters LOL, she told...

Cameron hiding behind Hunt

PRESSURE mounted on prime minister Cameron yesterday over his refusal to refer the actions of Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Jeremy Hunt to...

Hunt was Murdoch’s ‘cheerleader’

RUPERT Murdoch is to be questioned by the Leveson Inquiry today and tomorrow over the ‘appropriateness’ of his relationship with prime minister Cameron and...

I‘LL GO TO JAIL’ – Rather than pay Household Tax

THE Dublin Trades Council has declared that it is not the job of local authority workers to knock on doors in pursuit of the...

‘Carillion Has No Right To Bully And Harass US’

‘We are comrades! We have shown we are not just GMB but all of Swindon together!’ GMB shop steward Paulo Fernandes told a cheering...

Stop Coalition Steamrolling Pension Cuts!

The Unite union has called for the rejection of the government’s final public sector pensions package. ‘The government is steamrolling through its final offer on...

Further Widespread Pensions Action

THE Coalition has now published a fourth ‘final offer’ on public sector pensions, without any negotiations with the trade unions. Public and Commercial Services union...

Swindon Hospital Workers Lobby Carillion

OVER 50 striking Swindon hospital workers travelled by coach yesterday to Wolverhampton to lobby their employer, privateer Carillion, demanding an end to...

Action Needed To Defeat The Health Bill

‘the BILL remains fundamentally flawed and should be withdrawn,’ the BMA doctors’ union said yesterday. ‘Amendments amounting to little more than minor tweaking have not...

Unilever Pensions Action

A rolling programme of strike action is set to hit corporate giant Unilever’s UK operations as workers step up action to defend their final...

Unilever Workers Defending Their Pension

Last Tuesday Unilever workers from all over the country descended on the London headquarters, outraged at the companies ending of their final salary pension...

Retail Collapse Hitting Youth

THE British Retail Consortium warned yesterday that after zero growth in 2011 and a disappointing Christmas, the new year is seeing a spate of...

2012–The year for organising the working class to take power

THE News Line Editorial Board sends its revolutionary greetings for the New Year of 2012 to all our readers and to the working class...

Teamsters demand Sotherby’s end its five-month lock-out

The Teamsters Union, which represents art handlers at Sotheby’s Auction House, has created an online petition that asks Sotheby’s to end its five-month-long lock-out. Sotheby’s...

NHS TO BE 49% PRIVATE! – workers and poor to be...

THE HEALTH and Social Care Bill has been revised to allow nearly half of foundation hospital income to be raised from private patient beds...

‘Free pass to commit war crimes’ – Amnesty slams army immunity...

‘IT IS in no-one’s interests for members of the armed forces to be given a free pass over alleged war crimes’ said Kate Allen,...