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‘STOP CODDLING ECONOMIC CRIMINALS’ – SAFTU tells South African Treasury

SAFTU (The South African Federation of Trades Unions) has called on the South African Treasury and the Reserve Bank to ‘stop coddling economic criminals...

Israeli Military Attacking Gaza With Air Strikes And Artillery

THE Israeli military has carried out airstrikes and artillery attacks on various sites across the besieged Gaza Strip over what it cited as a...

Trade Unions Must Act To Secure Nurses’ & Doctors’ Pay Rise!

PM BORIS JOHNSON has said that there is a ‘moral duty’ to get all children back into schools in England next month. Writing in...

‘The criminal assassination of Qassem Soleimani must be pursued vigorously’ –...

RAN’S Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has called on neighbouring Iraq to ‘vigorously’ follow up on the US assassination of top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General...

‘Eviction, homelessness and hunger’ facing US families – Indivar Dutta-Gupta advisor...

AN ECONOMIC adviser to the campaign of US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has warned of ‘evictions, homelessness, and food insecurity’ by the end...

TWO MILLION BANGLADESHI GARMENT WORKERS SACKED – 53.64 million face extreme...

MORE than two million garment workers have been sacked in Bangladesh since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Because of fewer orders from the United...

SAFTU honours memory of Soweto youth 1976

AS SAFTU (the South African Federation of Trade Unions) honours the memory of the youth of Soweto 1976 – and as the Black Lives...

JLR seeks £2bn government loan!

JAGUAR Land Rover (JLR) has been in talks with the government for weeks to secure a loan of £2bn, to prevent mass sackings following...

‘Shell’s presence in Nigeria has led to environmental degradation, corruption and...

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell held a closed, online annual general meeting yesterday because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL submitted questions to the company on...

Microsoft backs down from Israeli investment

AFTER eight months of campaigning to demand that Microsoft drop their investment in the Israeli facial recognition company AnyVision, the hi-tech giant finally announced...

Saint-Gobain Crystals in India sacks worker after exposing him to hazardous...

A FORMER Saint-Gobain Crystals and Detectors worker in Bangalore, India, Jayaraj Mathangi, was fired for absenteeism after developing severe health problems due to hazards...

‘A Sense Of Fear & Panic’ In The Stock Markets

STOCK indexes were recovering some ground yesterday after the huge record falls on Thursday. ‘There is a sense of fear and panic,’ said James Tao,...

Global Markets Total Carnage!

THE GLOBAL economy nosedived as soon as markets opened yesterday morning with shares around the world haemorrhaging. Once more at the start of US trading,...

JLR to shut for 9 days!

JAGUAR Land Rover is to shut its Halewood plant in Merseyside for nine days, in the latest development in the sharpening car manufacture crisis. Jaguar...

Barclays Sacking 1145!

UNITE has expressed its alarm at the announcement yesterday that Barclays bank is closing a major processing centre in Leeds with nearly 800 jobs...

250 million strong India strike!

OVER 250 million workers staged a day-long general strike in India last Wednesday, and demonstrated their opposition to the government of Narendra Modi. Banking and...

World Bank Report – capitalism  stands on brink of financial crash

THE WORLD stands on the brink of a financial crash according to the latest biannual Global Economic Prospects report from the World Bank. This warns...

Nationwide general strike in India Wed January 8th ‘DOWN WITH MODI!’

A GENERAL strike is set to take place in India on January 8 against the ‘anti-worker, anti-people, anti-national policies’ of the country’s Narendra Modi...

Trump gears up for war against Iran – defeat imperialist war...

US IMPERIALISM launched an unprovoked wave of airstrikes against targets in both Syria and Iraq on Sunday, targeting bases controlled by Iraqi Popular Mobilisation...

UK trade unions must take action to end the UK’s criminal...

THE prime minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth has indicted the UK government for committing ‘crimes against humanity’ for refusing to allow Chagossians to return...

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM IN 2020! – urges the SAFTU federation

THE News Line is pleased to reproduce the Christmas and New Year statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), edited for...

Netanyahu’s crisis deepens! – remains Premier but relinquishes positions

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to relinquish the four ministerial positions he currently holds in the face of his indictment on charges...

Senior doctors in Zimbabwe strike and accuse the government of turning...

STRIKING senior doctors in Zimbabwe have accused the government of misleading the nation – by suggesting it had secured large quantities of essential drugs...

‘A Revolution In Britain Will Be A Decisive Step In The...

‘THIS ISN’T a general election, it’s a general strike building up,’ News Line editor Jonty Leff told Sunday’s powerful over 100-strong News Line Anniversary...

The coup d’etat in Bolivia! – Statement by the Bartolina Sisa...

‘FOR many years the extreme right in Bolivia, based in the oil and gas rich east of the country and very much controlled by...

Google, Apple and Facebook facilitate international internet slave trade says UN!

HE INTERNET is being used to promote a modern day online slave market, where women and children are being sold into domestic servitude. This...

Anniversary Rally & News Line 50th Anniversary Rally – 24th November...

50 years of years of The News Line and 79th Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination After leaving the EU on 31 OctForward to a workers...

Mustafa Barghouti Slams US-Israeli Campaign Against Palestinian State

Dr Mustafa Barghouti, speaking at the 200-strong Solidarity for Palestine trade union conference on Saturday, warned of the massive campaign by US president Trump...

Parades in Iran to mark ‘Sacred Defence Week’

FIGHTER jets of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have taken part in joint aerial...

World Climate Strike!

MILLIONS of youth supported by trade unionists walked out of their schools, colleges and universities yesterday, in one hundred and fifty countries across the...

Indian garment workers in Karnataka demand increase in minimum wage!

HUNDREDS of Karnataka textile workers gathered last week at Karmikara Bhavana – in the Mysore area of SW India – to protest against low-wage...

US Drone Carrying Missiles Crashes On Farms In Iraq!

US AIRCRAFT are flying over Iraqi territory collecting intelligence on the country’s popular forces, a senior Iraqi expert said, adding that a drone that...

Only Assad can bring stability say Raqqah residents

RESIDENTS of Syria’s Raqqah, which once served as the capital of the self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ of the Daesh terrorist group, yearn for the return of...

25.9 million refugees – 70.8 million displaced says Global Trends report...

YET AGAIN, wars, violence and persecution have driven record numbers of people from their homes worldwide, according to the latest annual study released yesterday...

Occupy to stop car plant closures – nationalise the motor...

YESTERDAY, US carmaker Ford announced it will close the car engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales, throwing all 1,700 workers out of a job...

Free the Chagos Islands – Britain’s own Guantánamo Bay!

ON WEDNESDAY the General Assembly of the United Nations delivered a stunning vote which overwhelmingly condemned the continuing occupation of the Chagos Islands. By 116...

Trump’s trade war prepares the way for a real war against...

US PRESIDENT Trump sharply escalated his trade war with China yesterday, more than doubling tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese goods. The US is...

US imperialism preparing war on Iran – workers must stop this...

THIS week US imperialism ratcheted up its preparations for an all-out military war against Iran. On Monday, Donald Trump’s national security advisor and warmonger-in-chief John...

Heathrow workers ‘flying picket’ protest for London Living Wage

WITH WAVES of strike action currently under way across UK airports, hundreds of workers are set to join a mass protest at Heathrow tomorrow,...

Philanthropy Is Promoting The Privatisation Of Education

‘Philanthropy and the privatisation of the democratic state: who needs a Ministry of Education?’ ironically ask the authors of a new report which sheds...

US SANCTIONS ON IRAN HAVE FAILED says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

IRAN’S President Hassan Rouhani says, despite all the pressure exerted on the Iranian nation by the United States – especially through the imposition of...

Global youth are striking against climate change! To save the planet...

YOUTH in their hundreds of thousands rose up all over the world yesterday in a global strike against climate change. In every continent, and in...

US seeking to destroy Venezuela – UK workers must take action

AFTER the failure at the Guri hydroelectric power plant left much of Venezuela without power last Thursday night, Venezuelan authorities, after a huge effort,...

Kenyan strikers will not return until union leaders are freed

STRIKING Kenyan airport workers have declared that they will not return to work until their union leaders are released from jail. On Friday morning, the...

ALL IRANIAN PEOPLE MUST STAND UNITED AGAINST IMPERIALIST POWERS says...

IRAN’S Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says all Iranian people are in ‘the same boat’ and must stand united against ‘hegemonic powers’ seeking to...

Unite urges BA staff to accept pay cut

THE UNITE union has sent a ‘GSS UPDATE 17 SEPT’ to its below-wing ground staff members working at Heathrow to try and persuade them...