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

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‘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...

Build Revolutionary Leadership In The Usa

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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!’

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‘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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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‘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!

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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!

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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

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‘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...

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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...

‘WORK TOGETHER TO FIGHT GLOBAL CAPITAL’ – Teamsters President tells ICTU

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THE Teamsters General President James Hoffa gave the fraternal address from the AFL-CIO US trade union federation to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions...

‘Single Status Used To Cut Wages’

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PUBLIC sector union UNISON finds itself in conflict with employers using equal opportunity legislation supposed to protect the most vulnerable workers, to oppress them...

‘WE WILL STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS’ – UNISON leader Prentis pledges

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‘WE will take strike action, across all our sectors, to defend our pensions,’ UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis pledged at the union’s National Delegate...

STOP POACHING AFRICA’S DOCTORS AND NURSES – urge BMA and RCN

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Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have written letters to Prime Minister Blair and Chancellor Brown urging Britain and other G8 nations to stop poaching doctors...

House nuisance neighbours in containers says Field

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LABOUR’S war against the working class and the poor continues, with Birkenhead MP Frank Field advocating that nuisance neighbours should be evicted and ‘housed’...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

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A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

Glasgow Unemployment Crisis

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Targets set by ministers for agencies trying to get Scotland’s long-term unemployed off benefits are making the problem worse, not better. That is the finding...

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – say BBC workers

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Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport, last Friday faced tough questions about the future of BBC Wales and stated that...

Charge Harry Stanley’s Killers!

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THE uncovering of ‘new’ forensic evidence by the Surrey constabulary has led to the arrest of the two police officers who shot dead Harry...

NHS PRIVATISATION BY STEALTH – BMA accuses Blair government

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The Blair government is trawling Europe for health privateers to carry out elective operations in the NHS, the British Medical Association yesterday revealed in...

French and Dutch workers poised to reject united capitalist Europe

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NEXT Sunday, France will be voting in a referendum on the proposed EU constitution, and to the astonishment of the leaders of the Gaullist...

Thousands join BBC unions to take strike action!

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The BBC was gripped by the biggest strike in ten years yesterday, as over 11,000 journalists and technicians from all three BBC unions –...