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Met Chief’s Call For Troops

‘This militarisation of the police will increase the risk that we run already, not just to our civil liberties but to our very safety,’...

HIGH ALERT IN BASRA! – tensions after tank attack ‘rescue’

British troops in Iraq were on high alert yesterday for fear of further clashes as tensions continued over the rescue at tank-point of two...

‘We have to keep our rights’ say Gate Gourmet workers

GATE Gourmet workers are opposing a ‘compromise agreement’, which the company and leaders of the Transport and General Workers’ Union are negotiating and which...

Sharon’s deception at the United Nations

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tried to cut a figure as the liberator of the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip at the United...

‘Reinstatement For All – And No Victimisations’

TALKS are taking place between Gate Gourmet management and the Transport and General Workers Union today. Locked out Gate Gourmet workers told News Line on...

Blair and Brown threaten the trade unions

THE message from the Blair-Brown leadership to the trade unions and their leaders is ‘face up to globalisation or cease to exist’. Even the two’s...

‘We Want Action To Win’ Say Gourmet Workers

GATE GOURMET strikers were on the picket line at Heathrow Airport yesterday in high spirits, after their successful intervention at the TUC in Brighton...

FULL SUPPORT! – pledge the TUC and trade union leaders

‘NO to redundancies!’ ‘We want our jobs!’ ‘We want justice!’ shouted over 300 locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday inside the TUC Congress in...

‘JUSTICE FOR PAUL COKER’ – vigil held at Plumpstead police station

‘WHAT do we want? Justice! – When do we want it? Now!’ and ‘Police – murderers!’, shouted more than 70 people at a demonstration...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

Emergency Action needed to win Gate Gourmet dispute

THE Gate Gourmet strikers are fighting in the most determined fashion to win back their jobs in the face of a hostile union busting...

Build Revolutionary Leadership In The Usa

THE New Orleans disaster stands as a testament – with its over 10,000 dead and over 200,000 refugees – to the bankruptcy of the...

New Orleans war zone – 20,000 National Guards, and US army...

THE United States ruling class, running the world’s number one super-power and presiding over the richest nation on Earth, was yesterday shown to be...

‘FIGHT FOR EVERY JOB!’ say Gate Gourmet pickets

ANGRY Gate Gourmet strikers told News Line yesterday that Transport and General Workers’ Union head of civil aviation, Brendan Gold, had visited them on...

TGWU leaders and TUC committed to 675 Gate Gourmet redundancies

YESTERDAY morning Gate Gourmet strikers were dismissing and rubbishing the letters that they have been receiving from the company. These offered them a minimum pittance...

GOURMET CRISIS! – Siegel flies back to the USA

THERE WERE no talks yesterday between the TGWU and Gate Gourmet bosses after its chairman David Siegel flew back to the US for crisis...

‘BRING POLICE KILLERS TO JUSTICE’ – de Menezes family demands of...

Over three hundred friends and supporters of the family of Jean Charles de Menezes – the young Brazilian electrician murdered by Metropolitan Police firearms...

‘we Need Total Victory!’

‘EACH and every one of you are victims of a cynical sacking. It’s not just an issue for you, our members, it is –...

Gate Gourmet workers defend the right to picket – now TGWU...

YESTERDAY, the determination and militancy of the 670 Gate Gourmet locked-out workers forced the High Court judiciary to acknowledge that they did indeed have...

PROSECUTE THE POLICE DEATH SQUAD – say Jean Charles de Menezes...

A cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes, the young Brazilian electrician murdered by Metropolitan Police CO 19 firearms officers, yesterday demanded those responsible ‘must face...

Gaza Withdrawal Begins

The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) officially began a historic evacuation of the Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip at midnight Sunday, reported the Palestine...

CAFTA – a disaster for US workers’ jobs

Backers of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) claimed the bill would increase US textile jobs – but a new study by...

800 sacked – Given 3 minutes notice at Gate Gourmet

‘Eight hundred workers at the gate gourmet airline catering company have been sacked,’ Tony Woodley told a press conference at the TGWU offices in...

Innocent Until Proven Guilty To Be Binned!

DRACONIAN repressive measures are now being proposed, off the cuff, thick and fast, as the Blair government races to put an end to the...

Blair paved the way for Davis and Howarth

IT was Prime Minister Blair who insisted that the 7th July bombings and the July 21 attempted bombings were nothing to do with the...

Blair on holiday – Commissioner Blair is in charge

HOME Secretary Clarke is currently on holiday, after the Prime Minister insisted that he should not bow to public pressure and cancel it, as...

Stop NHS privatisation to end the bed cuts

HEALTH Secretary Hewitt warned over a month ago that if NHS trusts failed to resolve their growing debt crisis, hospital departments would be closed...

POLICE RAID ON NOTTING HILL – stun grenades used by armed...

Yesterday, police said that two more of the alleged 21 July would-be London bombers were now in custody after a series of armed raids...

Ira End Armed Struggle!

The IRA yesterday announced the end of its armed struggle against British imperialism. The IRA statement said: ‘The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann has formally...

IRA gives up armed struggle to join the democrats

‘All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. ‘All Volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programmes...

The PM’s wife can speak out on rights – but the...

THE scale of the crisis that has hit capitalist Britain is now so great that it has forced the Prime Minister’s wife, Cherie...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

SEIU and Teamsters quit AFL-CIO

American trade unions, SEIU and the Teamsters have disaffiliated from the national AFL-CIO confederation, and four major unions – the Teamsters, Food and Commercial Workers, UNITE...

PNA police attack Hamas

‘The Palestinian Authority should seek to protect the Palestinian people, not the Israeli settlements,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said yesterday, as gunbattles continued...

PNA appeals for ‘calm’ during Gaza pullout

Amid a flurry of diplomatic visits aimed at securing a smooth Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and military escalation by the Israeli Occupation...

Generals Demand Immunity From Prosecution

THE generals who demanded a ruling from the Labour government’s Attorney General that war with Iraq was legal before they would send their troops...

Blair pledges ‘exclusion’ and incitement’ powers

Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced the government’s intention to introduce new laws against ‘incitement and the instigation of terrorism’, for which he had the...

The More You Sack – The Bigger The Bonus

Media unions BECTU and the NUJ yesterday condemned ‘BBC fat-cat bonuses’ and called on BBC bosses to hand them back. They were responding to the...

State Raising Terror Tensions

ON SATURDAY night, the city centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the country, was emptied of more than 20,000 people by the...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

THE Afghan ‘government’ has called for a rethink of the US-led fight against the Taleban, after heavy casualties to civilians caused by US air...

‘Significant Concerns’ For Vulnerable Detainees

Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers’ ‘Report on an unannounced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre’ is another damning indictment of the brutal system...

‘LIVES AT RISK’ – warns Patients Association over Ambulance Review

‘Sending lay first aiders could be dangerous and in some cases risk lives,’ Michael Summers, chairman of the Patients Association told News Line yesterday. He...

‘Oppressed will rise all over the world’ – says Iranian president

Iran’s president-elect Mahmood Ahmadinejad has hailed his election win as a new Islamic revolution which he said he hoped would now spread its way...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...