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‘We are fighting for our brother in the US George Floyd...

IN THE WAKE of last week’s mass Black Lives Matter protests against police racism and brutality in France, the Macron government has announced a...

Palestinians rally in Ramallah against Israeli annexation plan

THOUSANDS of Palestinians rallied in downtown Ramallah on Monday against Israel’s intention to annex a large part of the occupied West Bank. Participants hoisted the...

Tories are driven back over schools opening!

THE PLAN for all primary school years in England to go back to school before the end of term has been dropped by the...

SAFTU condemns assassination of community leaders!

SAFTU (the big South African Confederation of Trades Unions) has strongly condemned ‘the low-intensity war against working-class activists!’ In a statement earlier this week, SAFTU...

Black Lives Matter: 60,000 Rally And March In London

SIXTY THOUSAND youth and older workers joined the Black Lives Matter march in London on Saturday, from Parliament Square to the Home Office, then...

US police murder of George Floyd is part of a war...

THE WORKING class internationally has risen up in anger over the police murder of George Floyd in the US. The burning issue over police...

Pandemic 2018 simulation warnings totally ignored!

AN EXERCISE simulating a coronavirus outbreak in Scotland, which was shared with a UK government advisory group in 2018, showed a ‘clear gap’ in...

‘Capitalism is a system which has to go!’

‘IT IS CAPITALISM as a system which has to go,’ artist Harlow Welldon said on the 35,000 strong protest last Wednesday in Hyde Park,...

FRENCH ECONOMY EXPECTING ‘BRUTAL SHOCK’ says Finance Minister Le Maire

THE FRENCH economy is expected to shrink 11 per cent this year because of the coronavirus crisis, much worse than the government’s previous forecast...

35,000 gather at Marble Arch – BLACK LIVES MATTER!

35,000 WORKERS and youth rallied yesterday at Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, to insist that ‘Black Lives Matter’ and give their 100% support to the...

Prosecute George Floyd’s murderers – demand millions of workers across the...

‘WE SEND solidarity to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members and support the AFT’s call for the US Justice Department to conduct a...

‘Opening schools at this stage would be committing genocide’ – Educators...

‘THERE is no way schools can be opened at this stage because that would be committing genocide,’ Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) Secretary...

No to school reopening and a forced return to work –...

WHILE the Tories were hailing the relaxation of the lockdown rules that came into effect yesterday in England as a giant step forward, senior...

10 years since Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara Ten activists lost...

ALTHOUGH Israel later apologised for the incident that claimed the lives of nine Turkish nationals and one American and compensated the victims’ families, Tel...

80% parents kept their children at home!

MORE than 80% of parents have refused to put their children in harm’s way, scuppering the government’s plan to reopen schools yesterday, a poll...

Government Fails To Meet The NEU’s Five Tests

OVER 1,200 members of the National Education Union (NEU) – all of whom are teachers who work in special school settings with children, many...

Thousands Of Parents, Pupils & Teachers To Defy Tories Today!

THOUSANDS of teachers, as well as the parents of hundreds of thousands pupils, are set to defy the government’s instructions for Reception, Year 1...

NUM & AMCU oppose reopening of mines in South Africa

THE South African mining sector’s two union rivals – the NUM and AMCU – have a common cause: Strident opposition to the reopening of...

Johnson gags the SAGE scientists!

TORY PM Johnson during the daily Downing Street press briefing yesterday, repeatedly blocked journalists from asking his scientific and medical advisors about the ongoing...

UP TO 80% OF US-BASED MEDICAL DOCTORS HAVE FINANCIAL TIES TO...

A BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL STUDY reveals that almost three quarters of leaders of influential medical groups have financial ties to industry. Payments to them totalled...

BAME PPE crisis is continuing!

BLACK, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) nursing staff are still more likely to have problems accessing protective equipment, according to latest UK-wide member survey...

68 Yemen Covid-19 deaths ‘tip of iceberg’ says MSF

THE DOCTORS Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres – MSF) main Covid-19 treatment centre in Aden in southern Yemen has recorded at least 68 deaths...

Blackburn College Sacking Staff But Boosting Bosses’ Pensions!

LECTURERS are furious after Blackburn College announced plans to sack staff but boost bosses’ pensions. 29 jobs are at risk in the fifth round of...

‘No return under unsafe conditions’ say South African teachers

‘OUR INPUT on reopening schools during lockdown is being ignored’ say South African unions. Two of the country’s biggest unions have indicated that they will...

Tories threaten councils – to try to force reopening of schools

THE TORY government has launched a three-pronged attack on parents, teachers and councils in a bid to force schools to open – despite all...

Trade union leaders abandon members – build a revolutionary leadership in...

A STUDY published yesterday revealed that as many as six million workers in Britain live in fear of losing their jobs in the next...

Tories declare war on the teachers! The TUC must join with...

THE HEADLINE of The Sunday Telegraph’s editorial yesterday is very much to the point. It insists: ‘The teaching unions must be defeated,’ and continues,...

National Strike Action To Stop Any Forced Return To Work!

Last Sunday Boris Johnson announced that the Tories intend to reopen primary and reception schools year 1 and year 6 on June 1st, with...

SAFTU celebrates the International Day of the Nurse – condemns government...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), on this day when the world celebrates the International Day of the Nurse and the 200th...

Israel attacks ICC & Palestinian rights organisations – as it censors...

THE RAMALLAH-based Al-Haq human rights organisation has condemned as ‘misleading and inflammatory’ a recent publication by the Israeli Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs of...

‘Workers Should Down Tools If They Feel Unsafe’ – Cosatu

WORKERS should be allowed to down tools if their employers fail to provide them with masks and other protective gear in line with the...

US and world economic crisis deepens as PM Johnson decides to...

THE CORONAVIRUS crisis is smashing up the US and world capitalist economy at a tremendous rate. The latest casualty is the electric car firm Tesla...

‘THE CRISIS IS BEING PAID WITH OUR RIGHTS!’ – says Ecuadorian...

‘We are quarantined but not silent. The millionaire cut to public education moves us to take the space, ours, the house, the neighbourhood, the...

Go to work tomorrow! says Johnson – but don’t use public...

‘WE SAID you should work from home if you can and if you can’t work from home not to work. We have now changed...

Capitalism’s biggest crisis since 1706, warns BofE! Make it its last...

THE BANK of England’s latest report, released on Thursday, has revealed the full extent of the catastrophic crisis of capitalism, now writhing around in...

TUC outlines conditions for a safer reopening of schools!

THE TUC on Friday published a joint statement that was sent yesterday evening to the Secretary of State for Education, on behalf of unions...

‘THESE ARE NEW TIMES WITH MASSIVELY MORE NUMBERS OF FAMILIES DROPPING...

COMMENTING on the publication of the Education Policy Institute’s ‘catch up plan’ for disadvantaged pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary...

French mayors oppose ‘forced march’ to reopen schools!

MAYORS representing the Ile-de-France region, which includes the city of Paris, have called on President Emmanuel Macron to delay the reopening of schools until...

Tories Seeking To End The Lockdown To Save Capitalism – While...

ACCORDING to the Johns Hopkins University count, the coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 3,402,400 people worldwide and has claimed the lives of at...

Aviation is going into the abyss! Nationalise the entire industry through...

RYANAIR is to cut 3,000 jobs representing 15% of its workforce, it was announced yesterday. British Airways is to cut up to 12,000 jobs and...

LEIGH DAY DEMAND FULL COPY OF CYGNUS REPORT – and insist...

Lawyers acting for an NHS doctor who is taking a legal case against the UK Government seeking the publication of the findings of Exercise...

Bosses Demand Lift The Lockdown While Pensioners Are Locked In At...

WITH British capitalism up to its neck in hundreds of billions of debt, and with the middle class small proprietors ruined, the cry is...

UN Security Council Has Failed The Syrian

SYRIA’S UN ambassador says the UN Security Council has failed the Palestinian and Syrian people by not enforcing its resolutions on the Israeli occupation...

Release All Political Prisoners In Turkey

TWENTY-FOUR rights groups have called on Turkey to release all those arbitrarily detained and imprisoned there simply for demanding basic human rights – and...

RCN: No fees! Restore bursaries! Cancel debt!

‘FORCING student nurses to pay tuition fees has been a disaster,’ the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said yesterday, demanding that all student nurses’...

Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...