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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...

JOIN US AT GLENEAGLES! –urges G 8 Alternatives

‘We are calling on thousands to pile on buses and trains and join us at Gleneagles today,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told...

‘We must learn the lessons of 1926’ – UNISON conference warned

Last week saw the annual conference of UNISON, the largest public sector union in the country. As befits a union that represents hundreds of...

Huge increase in ASBOs

Human rights group Liberty yesterday condemned the huge increase in the number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) issued as the government steps up its...

Private treatment centres grab NHS funds

PRIVATE Treatment Centres have become a key element in the Labour Government’s plans to privatise the National Health Service (NHS). They are being used in...

VOTE NO TO ID CARDS – Trade unions and Liberty urge...

Yesterday claims were made that the government was in discussions with businesses on the sale of personal information that will be contained in the...

‘Single Status Used To Cut Wages’

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

Rice supervises raising Middle East tensions

THE US through its secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, who has been in the Middle East for a week, is working hard to raise...

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

‘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...

REBUILD WORKERS’ POWER – UFCW tells ‘Change to Win’ conference

THE following is a statement by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, made at the ‘Change To...

House nuisance neighbours in containers says Field

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’...

Blair demands end of EU farm subsidies

THE knives are out between the British ruling class and its Franco-German opposite numbers. The press conference at the end of Blair’s visit to Moscow,...

Labour Set To Drive Workers Off The Roads

ALISTAIR Darling, the Labour government transport minister, yesterday unveiled the government’s plan to drive millions of working class drivers off the roads with a...

UK ‘control orders’ are illegal says EU rights body

EVEN the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Alvaro Gil-Robles has condemned the issuing of control orders by the British Home Secretary as...

Charge Harry Stanley’s Killers!

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

Aerial Assassinations Mastermind Is New Israeli Chief Of Staff

The mastermind of Israel’s policy of aerial extra-judicial execution of Palestinian resistance fighters, Dan Halutz on Wednesday officially replaced Moshe Ya’alon as Chief of...

The Eu Crisis Is Exploding!

THE 61 per cent ‘no’ vote in Holland, on a 62 per cent electoral turnout, against the EU constitution was no surprise after the...

Greek Telecom Pensions Crisis

Greek Telecom’s OME-OTE trade union leadership succeeded last weekend in pushing through the union’s congress a most reactionary agreement which had been worked out...

Security Council extends Iraq occupation mandate

THE imperialists and their Chinese and Russian stooges on the UN Security Council have extended the mandate of the US-led occupation armies in Iraq,...

US-UK attack basic rights – says Amnesty Report

Amnesty International has accused the United States of effectively giving governments a licence to torture. In its annual report covering 2004, the human rights organisation...

Labour and the bosses knifing pensions and pensioners

A SURVEY from pensions advisers Origen published yesterday shows that companies are continuing to either close their final salary pensions schemes or end admission...

Thousands join BBC unions to take strike action!

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

Freeze settlements – Abbas appeals to Bush

PALESTINIAN president Mahmud Abbas is set to meet US president George Bush in Washington this Thursday for an urgent summit. The Palestinians said this is...

‘We’re fighting for the future of the BBC’

Picket lines are out at BBC sites across the country today as 10,000 workers from all three BBC unions – BECTU, NUJ and Amicus...

BOYCOTT ISRAEL! – demands Free Palestine rally

Over 5,000 members and supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign last Saturday marched and rallied in central London under the banner of Free Palestine. The...

STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS! – FBU delegates demand

‘This union is not crushed, this union is not defeated, this union is united and it will be ready for a fight on pensions,’...

Blair listens only to the bosses

PRIME Minister Blair, despite all his vows about listening to the people – made outside 10 Downing Street on the day after the general...

VOTE WRP ON DECEMBER 12! BREAK WITH THE EU! FORWARD TO...

THE DECEMBER 12th election is a crisis election, in a situation where the worldwide crisis of capitalism is deepening rapidly to explosion point. Eleven...

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...