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Unions Fight ‘Political Vandalism!’

Westminster MPs heard calls for the government to ‘Stop, Listen and Think Again’, as trade unionists and community groups lobbied Parliament asking them...

KARL MARX AND THE PERMANENT REVOLUTION Part Five: the law of...

‘THE concept of law,’ wrote Lenin in 1914 in his Philosophical Notebooks, ‘is one of the stages of the cognition by man of unity...

Open letter to chairs of BMA and BMAGPC

Dear Dr Meldrum, Dr Buckman and all members of the BMA General Practitioners Committee (GPC) Following the publication of the health White Paper earlier this...

‘SMOKESCREEN FOR HUGE CUTS’ – Unions condemn ‘Localism Bill’

‘The Localism Bill, promoting the “Big Society” concept, is a smokescreen, so that thousands of local government jobs can be axed’, the Unite union...

Localism Bill a cover for mass sackings and privatisation

YESTERDAY saw the Tory-led coalition finally unveil its so-called ‘Localism Bill’, which is central to its plans to make massive cuts in local government...

Goldsmiths Students March In Support Of Council Workers

MORE than 200 students marched from Goldsmiths College to Lewisham Town Hall on Tuesday evening in solidarity with council workers facing mass sackings and...

TEN UNIVERSITIES OCCUPIED! – Day of Action on November 30

TEN universities remained occupied yesterday, including an historic building at Oxford University, while a national ‘student strike’ was called for next Tuesday, November 30. Students...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Students Demonstrate Throughout Britain

HUNDREDS of thousands of university, college and school students demonstrated in towns and cities all over Britain on Wednesday. They were protesting against the Tory-LibDem...

Young Socialists Launch Their March For Jobs And Free State...

The Young Socialists on Saturday launched its March for Jobs and Free State Education from Manchester to London. Bus workers came to welcome the young...

‘the Tuc Must Call More Action’

THOUSANDS of workers and students marched to Downing Street on Wednesday evening, in angry protest against the savage assault on jobs, public services and...

‘THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN!’ Coalition’s unlimited fees plan condemned

Student, lecturers and university staff unions yesterday angrily condemned former BP boss Lord Browne’s recommendation that universities in England should be able to charge...

25,000 War Widows In Batticaloa

‘Estimates reveal that there are more than 89,000 war widows in the North and Eastern provinces and more than 25,000 of these widows are...

Volunteers To Replace The Welfare State!

Public sector unions yesterday slammed prime minister Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ plans as a threat to public services and the welfare state. Commenting on Cameron’s speech...

25% Funding Cuts Will Cost 22,584 University Jobs

If the government pushes ahead with plans for 25 per cent funding cuts then there will be a loss of 22,584 university jobs in...

To defend jobs and pensions bring down the coalition!

UNIVERSITY STAFF and students are under massive attacks from the Tory-led coalition. Coalition ministers are pressing ahead with 25% funding cuts, and the UCU trade...

CHINESE STALINISTS PROP UP RAJAPAKSE – as India and US compete...

TAMILNET reports that the Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang last Saturday morning called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential residence House....

PAY FREEZE – NO WAY! – unions demonstrate outside LGA

More than 100 members of the three local government unions, Unison, GMB and Unite, held a noisy demonstration over pay, job and service cuts...

PCS-Budget Day Strike!

UP to a quarter of a million civil and public servants from across the UK will be taking part in a one day strike...

AFL-CIO launches ‘Make Wall St Pay’ campaign

THE American trade union federation, the AFL-CIO, is this week launching a ‘Make Wall Street Pay’ national campaign in protest at soaring unemployment in...

270,000 Civil Servants Out

OVER a quarter of a million civil servants will walk out at the start of a 48-hour national strike today against the government’s decision...

200,000 Local Authority Workers Face The Axe

AS the regime of savage cuts gets under way, in the run-up to the general election, it is no surprise that the local government...

Defend Public Sector Jobs!

Public sector union Unison, yesterday warned that predicted huge job losses in the public sector could wipe out vital local services such as day...

‘OCCUPY TO KEEP CHASE FARM OPEN!’ – Bill Rogers tells Council...

OVER 100 workers and youth voted unanimously on Saturday for occupying hospitals against closure and to stop the smashing up and privatisation of the...

Overthrow the rule of the bankers – forward to socialism

THE horrific future under capitalism for workers and youth is being revealed on a daily basis, as the price of the government’s £1.3 trillion...

London Met University Strike Action

OVER 100 staff, students and lecturers rallied outside London Met University yesterday lunchtime, to vow to halt the wave of hundreds of sackings taking...

Brown is hungry for cash – sell off the palaces and...

THE Prime Minister began yesterday to sell off anything and everything that can be used to raise much needed cash, £16bn in fact, to...

ISLAND OF SHAME: The secret history of the US Military Base...

‘ABSOLUTELY must go!’ were the three words Admiral Elmo Zumwalt gave to US navy officials on Diego Garcia, concerned about the expulsion of Chagossians...

NO SACKINGS! NO COURSE CUTS! – demand London Met lecturers and...

‘We will stand firm and if necessary we will escalate the fight because we will not let this university go under!’ This was the message...

‘TIME TO RISE UP’ – says Ricky Bishop’s mother

Over sixty workers and youth marched through Brixton, southwest London, on Saturday to demand Justice for Ricky Bishop. Ricky Bishop was a young black father...

FBU Angry Over Cuts

FIREFIGHTERS joined members of Unison and GMB trade unions yesterday in an angry lobby of a London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) meeting...

ITS WAGE CUTS OR THE SACK! – 4,000 Hammersmith & Fulham...

MORE THAN 4,000 council staff at Hammersmith and Fulham have been threatened with the sack unless they agree draconian cuts to their wages, and...

‘FURTHER ACTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE’ – pledges Matt Smith of...

‘If there is no movement then we will have to look to further action in the near future,’ UNISON Scottish Secretary Matt Smith told...

CUT MY PAY – NO WAY! – 800,000 council workers strike

Picket lines were out across the country on Wednesday morning as 800,000 UNISON and Unite council worker members began the first day of a...

PAY CUTS – NOW WAY! say council strikers

‘CUT our pay – no way!’, ‘Two per cent is rubbish, so is Gordon Brown!’ and ‘Come on, come on Gordon Brown – raise...

400,000 strike against Labour pay cuts

Over 400,000 teachers, college lecturers and public and civil servants held a magnificent one-day national strike on Thursday, with a militant turnout on marches...

‘THE ADVERSARY IS EXTREMELY STRONG – HOWEVER WE HAVE BEEN ABLE...

Cuban President Fidel Castro on Monday delivered the following message announcing his resignation from the presidency. It said: ‘Message from the Commander in Chief ‘Dear compatriots: ‘Last...

PUT BLAIR ON TRIAL! – say parents of UK soldiers killed...

Former Prime Minister Blair and his war cabinet should be put on trial for war crimes, said the parents of soldiers killed in the...

2,000 Out In Newham Unison Strike

Two thousand members of Newham UNISON held a one-day strike yesterday in defence of their sacked Branch Chair, Michael Gavan. Gavan told News Line: ‘I...

Anger Over Threat To Special School

ANGRY teachers, parents and pupils from closure-threatened Highshore special school in Peckham attended a meeting of the Nunhead and Peckham Rye Community Council on...

Fingerprinting At Over 280 Schools

‘Schools should hold off until there is proper guidance,’ NASUWT general secretary Chris Keates told News Line yesterday. The teachers union leader was responding to...

NORTH LONDON COLLEGES ON THE MARCH – to defend ESOL

Staff and students from North London colleges are today marching to demonstrate their opposition to plans to restrict access to free English for Speakers...

SAVE OUR POST OFFICES – CWU announces week of actions

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) yesterday announced a week of action against the closure of Post Offices. The week of campaigning by the ‘Future for...

‘OUR TASK IS TO FIGHT ALL CUTS’ – says PCS NEC...

STRIKING PCS members in Harrow, north-west London, staged pickets at the Land Registry, the local Jobcentre, Harrow Magistrates and Harrow Crown Court from early...

PRIVATISATION HAS TO STOP – Serwotka & prentis pledge to fight...

‘If the government don’t give us what we want we will take this campaign further,’ PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka pledged to a packed...

CUT OIL PRODUCTION – Iran urges OPEC

Iran’s oil minister has called for today’s meeting of the OPEC oil cartel to cut production in order to raise prices above 60 dollars...

Royal Mail 97% YES for strike

OVER 97% of members of the CWU (Communication Workers Union) working for Royal Mail, voted ‘YES’ for strike action, it was announced yesterday. Hundreds of...