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Nurses Call For National Strike Action To Defend The NHS

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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...

‘MUCH OF THE PRESENT CRISIS IS OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OWN MAKING’...

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The UK’s midwifery service is facing crisis point, the General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives warned the Blair government on Wednesday. ‘With midwifery...

Occupy Vauxhall and Peugeot to defend jobs

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LAST May, MG Rover was closed without a struggle. Last month the closure of Peugeot was announced and this week we have been told...

Take Action To Defend The NHS! Statement By The All...

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THE government is cutting more than £1bn from NHS hospitals. All over the country, trusts are cutting staff, beds, operating theatres and services. The result...

WE’LL STRIKE ON PENSIONS! say the rail trade unions

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TENS of thousands of rail workers in dozens of infrastructure and operating companies are to be balloted for strike action. This is after employers...

‘TONY BLAIR SAID HE WOULD SEE ME ONLY IF I GAVE...

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OVER 100 bereaved relatives whose loved ones have been killed in the illegal war and occupation of Iraq were joined by MPs, peace campaigners...

BARNET NHS CRISIS – faces £31m cuts in 2006-07

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Hospital trade unions and patient groups are demanding that the management of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust come clean on their plans...

End privatisation – dump the big business donors

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THE selling of peerages is an old tradition in England that goes well back before the days of Lloyd George. He had an established...

‘I WOULD DO THE SAME AGAIN’ says Flt Lt Kendall-Smith

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An RAF doctor found guilty yesterday of disobeying orders at a court martial after he refused to serve in Iraq, is to appeal against...

US plans to use nuclear bunker busters against Iran

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THE New Yorker has published an article by award winning journalist Seymour Hersh, that claims that the US administration of President G W Bush...

SOCA SECRET AGENCY FORMED! – links former spies, police, customs and...

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‘Britain’s FBI’, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) – which combines former MI5 and MI6 spies with former ‘specialists’ from the police, customs and...

Rice Visit To Blackburn Cancelled

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Fears of massive anti-war protests forced the cancellation of yesterday’s planned visit to Blackburn by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Rice had planned to...

Call General Strike Over Pensions

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UNISON leader Dave Prentis yesterday confessed that local government union leaders were unwilling combatants with the Blair government, over its plan to smash their...

Victory To The Gate Gourmet Workers

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THE News Line sends greetings to the striking German and the locked-out British Gate Gourmet workers, who are today marching through Hounslow. The German workers...

33 INSURGENTS FREED – in daring raid near Baquba

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Iraqi insurgents freed 33 of their comrades in a daring pre-dawn raid on a puppet authority jail north of Baghdad yesterday. At least 18 puppet...

Blair’s policies split Labour and aid the Tories

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‘IT’S wrong that Downing Street thinks it can run the Labour Party: we are an elected party, a democratic party,’ said the Labour Party...

‘We’Ll Fight Until We Win Our Jobs Back’

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LOCKED-out Gate Gourmet workers have vowed to ‘fight until we win our jobs back’ and defeat attempts by their union leadership to sell-out their...

‘This is 1914 all over again’

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THE architects of the Common Market, the forerunner of the European Union, freely admitted that they were seeking to carry out peacefully what Adolf...

‘Join Our Mass Picket This Sunday’

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GATE Gourmet locked-out workers are calling on all their supporters to join them at their monthly mass picket on the hill at the Beacon...

Close Down Torture Camp!

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The United States government is torturing inmates at its Guantanamo Bay concentration camp on the tip of Cuba, and it should be shut down. That...

Greek Phone-Tapping Storm

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A political storm of the highest order has broken out in Greece over mass phone-tapping. This follows revelations, at a special press-conference last Thursday in...

‘hamas Will Never Recognise The Legitimacy Of The Zionist State’

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PRE-EMPTING support for a Palestinian government led by Hamas, the UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted the ‘conditions’ set by the Quartet of...

Heathrow workers back Gate Gourmet conference

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BRITISH Airways Terminal 4 workers yesterday gave great support to locked out Gate Gourmet workers campaigning at Heathrow for their conference on Sunday January...

Ukraine’s ‘Orange’ counter-revolution

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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...

MORE PRIVATISATION THREAT TO NHS – warn MPs

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Health unions yesterday welcomed MPs’ condemnation of the government’s plans to break up and privatise primary care services. A report published by the House of...

SAFETY RULES BROKEN says RMT leader Bob Crow

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‘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...

Strike! To Reinstate BA Shop Stewards!

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British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked a second Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) shop steward ‘for his involvement’ in the unofficial strike last August...

Get British troops out of Iraq now!

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair told troops in Basra on Thursday: ‘We want to draw down our forces. We don’t want to keep people here...

US Class Struggle Sharpens

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

Mass Picket For Victory For Gate Gourmet Workers

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

‘ON OUR WAY TO VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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...

Labour Opens Door To Super Exploitation!

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TWO young Polish women, Marta and Kaisia, yesterday told a TGWU-organised briefing in the House of Commons of their experiences as cheap labour agency...

800 TORTURE FLIGHTS IN EUROPEAN AIRSPACE – says Amnesty

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Amnesty International revealed on Monday that six planes used by the CIA for renditions have made some 800 flights in European airspace including 50...

DON’T RAISE THE RETIREMENT AGE say unions

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GMB trade union yesterday said it rejects the Turner report proposal to extend the pension age. Turner recommends extending the retirement age to ‘between 67...

US Torture Flights – Questions Go Unanswered

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

Chancellor Brown To Scrap Pensions Deal

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EX-CBI bosses leader Lord Turner’s report into the future of pensions – commissioned by the Blair government – is due to be published on...

Bush loses US Congress votes

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THE Senate of the United States Congress, which has a Republican majority, fired a shot across the bows of President George Bush’s administration over...

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

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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...

‘Compromise deal collapsing’ say Gate Gourmet workers

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HUNDREDS of locked out Gate Gourmet workers went to the TGWU regional office in Hillingdon yesterday to receive their ‘hardship’ payments and to question...

Army Leaks Anti-Iraq War Propaganda

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THE leaking of a Ministry of Defence poll commissioned by senior British army officers has acted as an antidote to the fatuous pro-war propaganda...

Israel calls for the US to take action against Syria

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SYRIA yesterday condemned the UN report into the assassination of the former Lebanese Premier, Hariri – a report which pointed the finger of blame...

Judges attack ‘unlawful’ terror laws – police demand more repression

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YESTERDAY the capitalist state was split over the Blair government’s police state attacks on democratic rights. Two Law Lords attacked Home Office plans,...