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Metro – Hundreds Of Pickets Out

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THERE were over 100 pickets covering all the entrances to Willesden Bus Garage in north west London yesterday morning. Bus driver and TGWU member Christine...

MASSACRE IN BEIT HANOUN – Hamas vows revenge

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Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya last Friday evening condemned the Israeli Army for firing into a crowd and killing two Palestinian women during a...

Blairites back-off and concede to Brown

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OH how the mighty have fallen. It was not so long ago that Blairites were queuing up to challenge Gordon Brown for the premiership....

THE STERN REVIEW: Trust me, I’m a banker!

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ON WEDNESDAY Sir Nicholas Stern presented his Review of the Economics of Climate Change, commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown. Stern is the Chief Economist...

NHS Together Will Challenge Will Challenge 1.5% Pay Offer

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Leading officials of fourteen trade unions representing nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists and other NHS staff held a press conference on Tuesday, declaring they...

‘A PAY CUT OF 7-10 PER CENT’ – NHS unions don’t...

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Fourteen trade unions representing nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists and other NHS staff have joined forces to challenge the government’s 1.5 per cent limit...

AN ‘OUTRAGEOUS PAY CUT’! – UNISON & RCN reject pay board...

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Trade unions representing nurses, midwives and health workers covered by the ‘independent’ Pay Review Body (PRB), yesterday reacted angrily to a government-proposed huge ‘pay...

Palestinian civil war aids Israel

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THE Palestinian masses and their organisations must unite to fight their enemy which is the Zionist state of Israel, backed up and supported by...

RE-OPEN EPSOM A&E – demands GMB trade union

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‘GMB are calling on the government and the minister of health to reinstate the A&E services to Epsom,’ Paul Maloney, Senior Officer of the GMB...

British capitalism, backward, parasitic, and ripe for revolution

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A REPORT by business research firm Datamonitor says that people in the UK are borrowing on average almost twice that of citizens in other...

‘RETURN US BACK TO OUR ISLAND’ – say Chagossians evicted by...

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TODAY, a number of Chagos Islanders will appear at Horsham County Court to fight a Claim Form for Possession of Property from West...

‘Pod’ House Insult To Katrina Victims

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‘It wasn’t enough for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to leave thousands of trailers rotting for months unused in acres of swampy fields...

Browne’s speech: Taleban fighters throw NATO into crisis

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LABOUR’S Defence Secretary Des Browne admitted yesterday that the Taleban resistance movement in Afghanistan is making NATO’s attempt to control the country ‘harder than...

Youth reject a life in debt!

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AFTER almost 10 years of a Labour government under Prime Minister Blair, young people who get jobs after leaving university find they end up...

Unions Must Put The Labour Party House In Order

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THE main trade union leaders are determined that the crisis of the Labour government should be kept out of the TUC Congress in Brighton. They...

Aylesbury tenants oppose demolition and privatisation

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TENANTS on the Aylesbury estate are opposed to privatisation and are demanding improvements to council housing instead of demolition – which is what...

ABUSED, CRIMINALISED AND ABANDONED! Howard League condemns treatment of youth

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The Howard League for Penal Reform revealed on Thursday that local authorities ‘are systematically failing to provide suitable accommodation and support for vulnerable children...

‘New Leader – Old Agenda’

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IN a motion for next month’s Trades Union Congress, UNISON correctly says the use of private firms in public services is ‘harmful, wasteful, and...

Bank interest rate rise deepens capitalist crisis

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THE Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee raised its base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.75 per cent yesterday. This was the first...

Don’t privatise the Aylesbury estate

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‘DEFEND Council Housing! Kick Blair out!’ shouted more than 100 tenants, youth and trade unionists as they marched through the Aylesbury Estate in south...

‘Civil resistance’ launched in Mexico – after one million march against...

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THE opposition Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD) has launched a campaign of ‘civil resistance’, after more than one million Mexicans rallied on Sunday to denounce...

US WORKERS MARCH FOR UNION RIGHTS – as productivity is driven...

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ACROSS the US, thousands of workers marched to Labour Board Offices and Worksites, demanding Freedom to have a Trade Union, on Monday July 10. Workers...

PRESCOTT INQUIRY –visited US billionaire tycoon seven times

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PARLIAMENTARY Commissioner Sir Philip Mawer yesterday announced a full investigation into Deputy Premier Prescott’s relations with US tycoon Phillip Anschutz, focusing on his...

HEARTLESS EVICTION! – GMB hires a lawyer for sacked school caretaker...

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The GMB trade union yesterday revealed its fears that many more ex-Southwark council school caretakers could face the same frightening threats of eviction as...

Labour To Slash The Benefits Of The Sick And The ‘Suspect’

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The Labour government is absolutely determined to impress its big business backers and show them that it is ready to take action against ‘slackers’...

FOREST GATE SHOOTING – ‘It had to happen,’ Blair tells MPs...

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Prime Minister Blair has once again refused to apologise for the police raid and shooting of an innocent man in Forest Gate, as he...

‘SHAMING DESTITUTION’ – CAB slams treatment of asylum seekers

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In a report titled ‘Shaming Destitution’, the Citizens Advice Bureaux condemn the Blair government’s treatment of refugees to whom it refuses asylum and ...

National Guard ‘armed, locked and loaded’ in New Orleans

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LOUISIANA State Governor Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin have deployed 300 heavily-armed National Guard troops and 60 state police on the streets of...

Labour to let multi-nationals take over NHS Primary Care Trusts

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THE government is set to turn the screws of further NHS privatisation on the NHS with its plans to invite private health insurance...

Greek students defeat privatisation attack

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THE Greek right-wing government has been forced to withdraw its plans to push through the Greek parliament, an Education Bill, and a revision of...

Blair Has Questions To Answer

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THE question and answer session with Prime Minister Blair at the GMB conference yesterday just illustrated the unbridgeable gulf between him and the working...

NHS BEDS NOT SACRED! – says Managers NHS Confederation

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Health unions yesterday condemned NHS bosses’ plans to slash thousands of hospital beds to concentrate on care in the community. The proposition...

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...

Herts FBU – Two Eight Hour Strikes

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HERTFORDSHIRE fire crews have given seven day’s notice of two eight hour blocks of industrial action on 15 and 20 May. They said late proposals...

Clarke Sacked – Refuses Other Job

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One of the most senior figures in government, an unwilling Charles Clarke was yesterday sacked as home secretary in the biggest cabinet reshuffle of...

IMMIGRANTS ARE NOT RUBBISH, TO BE USED AND THROWN OUT –...

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OVER 25,000 refugees, workers and youth marched through the centre of Paris on Saturday, demanding, ‘Withdraw the CESEDA’! and ‘Immigrants are not disposable like...

Restore the NHS! Bring down Blair

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PRIME Minister Tony Blair made clear yesterday that the government is determined to force through the cuts and closures, privatisation and destruction of...

The Easter Rising a powerful blow against ‘the power of the...

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OUR theses were written before the outbreak of this rebellion, which must be the touchstone of our theoretical views. The views of the opponents...

1.5 Million Take Strike Action

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YESTERDAY’s massive one-day strike stopped whole regions of the UK, but is only the start of the campaign, local government workers warned. Striking local government...

Blair an imperialist from head to foot

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YESTERDAY in Australia, Blair, for all he was worth, was pushing the George Bush imperialist line that ‘we’ have a duty to liberate the...

FRANCE HAS RISEN – Part one

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FRANCE has risen. After the brutal attack by the forces of the French capitalist state, led by the CRS, on demonstrators at the Place de...

Gate Gourmet Workers – Good Support For March 25 Demo

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A DELEGATION of locked-out Gate Gourmet workers visited Hillingdon Direct Works Council Depot yesterday to publicise their march through Hounslow on the 25th of...

‘RESTORE OUR HARDSHIP PAYMENTS’ – demand Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

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Gate Gourmet locked out workers are calling on all trade unionists to act in their support. The TGWU members are fighting for reinstatement on their...

Delphi workers rally against cuts in jobs, pay and healthcare!

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UAW members in Flint, Michigan, announced last Tuesday they will be marching through the town against Delphi autoparts maker’s attack on their pay, healthcare...

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...