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WAR AN OPTION – Rumsfeld declares on Iran

United States defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday that the military option against Iran was ‘on the table’. He said this would be...

£3,500 CUT IN BASIC PAY – West Midlands & Shropshire Ambulance...

Ambulance crews in the West Midlands and Shropshire are set to start industrial action, beginning with an overtime ban next Wednesday, followed by a...

GET TROOPS OUT NOW! says Rose Gentle

‘We want Tony Blair to bring the troops out – not in six months but now, to prevent more loss of life’, Rose Gentle,...

Kelly forges ahead with schools’ privatisation

AMID media speculation that Blair’s government is willing to compromise on plans for independent ‘trust schools’, contained in next month’s Education Bill, the reality...

‘WE WILL WIN!’ – call for support at News Line-Gate Gourmet...

‘WE MUST not allow the Gate Gourmet workers to be starved. ‘The whole trade union movement must rally round and provide the funds and make...

Huge $8.6bn loss at General Motors

GENERAL Motors (GM) bosses admitted on Thursday that their losses for 2005 were $8.6bn, their largest since 1992 when the board of directors was...

Hamas election win – a victory for resistance

HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement) won a resounding victory in Wednesday’s general election securing 76 seats in the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), on the...

‘Our hardship payments must continue’ say Gate Gourmet pickets

LOCKED-OUT Gate Gourmet workers are furious that their union leaders in the TGWU have ended their hardship payments. Lakhinder Saran told News Line yesterday: ‘We...

Gate Gourmet Pickets Join Terminal 5 Strikers

WHILST out campaigning yesterday, Gate Gourmet workers, now locked out for almost six months, spoke out very angrily about the unsigned letter just received...

Police Aim To Put The Nation Under Its Thumb

The Blair government is aiming to engineer a situation whereby the carrying of an identity card by every person is compulsory, and at the...

Keep Barts And London Open!

Workers and students at Bart’s and the Royal London hospitals are shocked and angry over the private finance initiative (PFI) crisis that threatens...

Hounslow Campaign Goes Well For Gate Gourmet Locked-Out Workers

THE campaign team of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers was in Hounslow yesterday working for their mass picket this Sunday and their conference in London...

Jerusalem To Vote!

Israel yesterday conceded that the Arab residents of east Jerusalem shall vote in this month’s Palestinian election but said ‘under no circumstances’ would it permit...

Stop US Gp Take-Over

The European arm of private US healthcare giant United Health is poised to take over two GP practices in Derbyshire covering 7,500 patients, one...

No Military Action Against Iran – At This Point Says...

BRITAIN’S Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has just revealed the policy of the British government on Iraq – or has he? He said that Iran...

Ukraine’s ‘Orange’ counter-revolution

UKRAINE’S President Viktor Yushchenko was engaged in desperate talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday in Kazakhstan trying to get a better deal for...

SAFETY RULES BROKEN says RMT leader Bob Crow

‘There was chaos on the Underground this morning,’ rail union RMT general secretary Bob Crow said yesterday. Commenting on the 24-hour strike by 4,000 RMT...

‘We continue to picket, despite the cold!’

Locked Out Gate Gourmet workers are calling on all trade unionists to attend their Conference in London on Sunday the 29th of January. More than...

ELECTIONS MUST GO AHEAD – insist Hamas

Palestinian Islamic liberation movement Hamas has declared: ‘No to killing, banditry, and the policy of kidnapping foreigners’. In a statement posted on the Palestinian Information...

January 1– police to get blanket arrest and covert op powers

POLICE are to have blanket arrest and covert operations powers of a type that will make tinpot dictatorships throughout the world green with envy,...

BLAIR’S POLICE STATE POWERS – come in on Sunday January 1

‘These powers constitute a serious erosion of civil liberties in this country. They will change the relationship between the police and the individual fundamentally,’...

Pensions are now a revolutionary question

TUC leader, Brendan Barber, said yesterday in his gloom and doom-ridden New Year’s message that the Lord Adair Turner pensions report created ‘tough decisions’,...

Gate Gourmet locked-out workers are aiming for a New Year victory!

‘OUR fight is continuing and so is our picket,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told News Line yesterday. ‘We have rejected the Compromise...

US Class Struggle Sharpens

THE TWU Local 100, the New York transit union, is on strike and has picked up the gauntlet flung down by Mayor Bloomberg, the...

‘THE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A LIAR’ says Saddam...

At his continuing show trial in Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accused Bush of lying about Iraq’s non-existent stockpiles of chemical weapons as...

Mass Picket For Victory For Gate Gourmet Workers

‘WELCOME to all of you. We are very proud of all of you,’ Parmjit Bains told a rally on the hill near the Gate...

Blair Defies Labour Over Education Privatisation

LABOUR Prime Minister Blair has ruled out changes to his education reform (privatisation) plans despite a challenge by more than 50 Labour MPs,...

‘ON OUR WAY TO VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers were yesterday campaigning outside the Transport and General Workers Union regional office in Hillingdon, near Heathrow Airport. On Saturday the...

BLAIR IS DESTROYING THE NHS – Part One – The privatisation...

ANYONE who has made a careful reading of Department of Health documents (see footnote) and considered the implication of the legislation can only come...

ISRAEL BLOCKADES GAZA – and steps up assaults in the West...

The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) last Saturday condemned as ‘unacceptable’ Israel’s threat to turn the ‘economic siege’ it is imposing on the Gaza Strip...

Trade unions must take action to defend the NHS

AS far as the NHS is concerned the vultures are now gathering for the kill. On Monday, News Line publicised a leaked e-mail ...

GREEK GENERAL STRIKE – for workers’ rights against privatisation

A massive strike wave is taking place against the Greek right-wing government this week as workers are staging national strikes, including a general strike...

General Strike in Ireland

OVER 100,000 workers turned out for a massive demonstration through Dublin yesterday, as the country was brought to a halt in a general strike...

Crisis Pre-Budget

Britain has had to face ‘the toughest and most challenging year for the economy’ in which it has seen predicted economic growth halved to...

‘WE WANT OUR JOBS BACK!’ – March with locked-out Gate Gourmet...

‘WE have got more and more support for our fight to get our jobs back’, locked out Gate Gourmet worker Palmjit Bains told News...

US Torture Flights – Questions Go Unanswered

LIBERTY has written letters to the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and to British police chiefs about the US’ ‘extraordinary rendition’ programme and the use...

Full support for the Gate Gourmet sacked workers demonstration

THIS Sunday December 4th the Gate Gourmet sacked workers will be marching through Southall to demand that every one of the 700 locked out...

‘We fight on till we win’

LOCKED out Gate Gourmet workers are furious that the TGWU’s head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, has gone back on his promise to provide...

John McDonnell to speak at Gate Gourmet locked-out workers rally

‘THEY can’t be allowed to do this,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parminder Brar said yesterday after hearing that the TGWU leadership plans to...

PNA illusions in Sharon move

THE Palestinian National Authority (PNA) immediately reacted to the latest Israeli political upheaval on Monday, describing it sceptically but hopefully as a ‘volcano’ that...

French Workers Fight To Stop Privatisation

AROUND 100,000 workers employed by the SNCF (French national railway) are taking strike action this week, following Saturday’s mass demonstration of more than 40,000...

MAKE OUR DISPUTE OFFICIAL say Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

A DELEGATION of Gate Gourmet locked out workers is due to meet the TGWU head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, at the union’s head...

Disband The Police Death Squads!

THE fact that armed police used internationally banned dum dum bullets, seven of which splintered, expanded and exploded inside the head of Jean Charles...

Another mass picket at Gate Gourmet

THE mass picket of over 100 Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow Airport yesterday were angry at capitalist press revelations that at least two of...

‘Continue The March To Raise The Palestinian Flag Over Jerusalem’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Friday pledged to continue Yasser Arafat’s struggle to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as thousands...

Ventilator Rationing!

VENTILATORS are to be rationed, using tactics employed on the battlefield, where army medics choose who to treat and who to leave to bleed...

Wildcat Postal Strikes