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Bring Blair before a tribunal says General Rose

THE call by retired General, Sir Michael Rose, for the Prime Minister to be impeached by the Privy Council over the invasion of Iraq...

RMT OUT SOLID! – after LUL board scuppers peace formula

‘We anticipate the London Underground strike will be solid as it was last time’, rail union RMT said yesterday. A RMT spokesman told News Line:...

Strike! To Reinstate BA Shop Stewards!

British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked a second Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) shop steward ‘for his involvement’ in the unofficial strike last August...

Blair And Cameron – Tweedleedum And Tweedledee!

YESTERDAY the new leader of the Tory Party, David Cameron publicly disowned the Tory Party manifesto, written for the last general election, just seven...

Blair Targets Disabled For Massive Cuts

LABOUR was yesterday mounting a new onslaught on the disabled. The target is the 2.7 million people currently on Incapacity Benefit. The aim is...

Russia tells Ukraine – pay the market rate

THE Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stated yesterday that ‘Russia has begun implementing a scenario intended to destabilise the Ukrainian economy’, adding that this was ‘despite...

BLAIR’S POLICE STATE POWERS – come in on Sunday January 1

‘These powers constitute a serious erosion of civil liberties in this country. They will change the relationship between the police and the individual fundamentally,’...

January 1– police to get blanket arrest and covert op powers

POLICE are to have blanket arrest and covert operations powers of a type that will make tinpot dictatorships throughout the world green with envy,...

Ford Workers In Uproar Over Healthcare Vote

UAW US motor workers trade union members have very narrowly ratified the health care agreement that the UAW has made with the Ford Motor...

Hardship Payments To Continue – Tgwu

TRANSPORT and General Workers Union full-time officer Oliver Richardson told locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday that they would continue to receive hardship payments...

Pensions crisis will revolutionise millions

‘THERE is no obligation on the part of employers to provide pensions’, said the National Association of Pension Funds yesterday. This was its response to...

‘We have great plans for New Year’ say locked-out Gate Gourmet...

‘OUR union leaders are telling everybody our dispute is finished but it is not finished,’ locked out Gate Gourmet worker Parmjit Bains told News...

BA Steward Sacked!

British Airways (BA) yesterday sacked Mark Fisher, one of the three Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards disciplined for organising an unofficial strike...

Government’s fake inflation rate falls as cost of living rises

THE Government’s UK inflation rate figure fell again, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), for the third month in a row, down...

Trade unions must take action to defend the NHS

AS far as the NHS is concerned the vultures are now gathering for the kill. On Monday, News Line publicised a leaked e-mail ...

NHS SPENDING FREEZE! – decreed by Finance Director

An email sent last month from chief medical officer Sir Ian Donaldson’s chief of staff to DoH officials orders a freeze on NHS spending...

Gate Gourmet Workers Lobby Tgwu Executive

THIRTY FIVE Gate Gourmet locked out workers yesterday lobbied the TGWU executive meeting at the union’s headquarters in Holborn. They kept up chants of ‘Compromise...

Smash the Gate Gourmet ‘Gangster Capitalists’

THIS Sunday locked out Gate Gourmet workers will be marching through Southall determined to win their jobs back after a bosses’ coup last...

TRAITORS! – locked-out Gate Gourmet workers condemn TGWU leaders’ betrayal

THIRTY FIVE locked out Gate Gourmet workers yesterday went to see Brendan Gold, the TGWU’s Head of Civil Aviation. He is one of the trade...

GM MASS SACKINGS – IBC Luton in danger warns Dave Wiltshire

General Motors yesterday announced plans to close nine plants, cut shifts and axe 30,000 jobs across North America by 2008. GM Chairman and CEO Rick...

‘Continue The March To Raise The Palestinian Flag Over Jerusalem’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Friday pledged to continue Yasser Arafat’s struggle to establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, as thousands...

‘LISTEN TO US OR ELSE!’ – US & France warn Syria

THE US and France yesterday threatened Syria with sanctions. They accused Syrian President Assad of failing to cooperate fully with the UN investigation into the...

Mass Picket At Gate Gourmet

There was a big picket of over 200 locked out Gate Gourmet workers at Heathrow airport yesterday. Locked out worker Ramesh told News Line:...

Gate Gourmet Workers Confront Woodley And Barber

GATE Gourmet workers lobbied the TUC General Council in central London yesterday. They brought their banner: ‘Justice for the Sacked Gate Gourmet Workers’ and...

Blunkett quits against Blair’s wishes

YESTERDAY Prime Minister Blair made it clear to the House of Commons during Question Time, that he had urged his Cabinet colleague, Blunkett,...

‘STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN’ – United Families and Friends demand end...

‘Stop killing our children!’ demanded over 400 families and friends and supporters of mainly young men and women who have died in custody or...

‘the Unions Must Act To Win This Struggle’

‘WHEN we went to the TUC in Brighton last month, they voted unanimously to support our struggle now we need that support to be...

Israel calls for Iran to be expelled from the United Nations

THE Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called for Israel to be ‘wiped off the map’. He also said that ‘a world without the...

FURY OVER NEW BBC CUTS! – World Service jobs face...

BBC unions on Tuesday expressed shock and anger over planned cuts at BBC World Service. ‘BBC bosses have announced that they plan to cut £2.3...

At least three provinces reject the US’ Iraq constitution

IT IS remarkable that in a ‘constitutional referendum’ organised by a puppet government, in a country under occupation by the US and the UK,...

Blair’s Market – For Both Health And Education

Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced plans for a ‘system of independent, self-governing state schools’, and an education ‘market based on choice’, with changes being...

Blair Launches ‘Irreversible’ NHS-Education Market!

PRIME Minister Blair yesterday said that he was poised to make irreversible changes to primary and secondary education by bringing in an education market...

‘THE UNITED STATES CANNOT DECIDE OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE’ says Khalid...

Al-Jazeera satellite TV carried live on 15 October a 50-minute episode of its weekly programme ‘Open Dialogue,’ hosted by Ghassan Bin-Jiddu. He interviewed...

US Bombers Kill 70 Iraqis

US warplanes and helicopter gunships have carried out punishment raids on two villages near Ramadi, killing at least 40 Iraqi civilians. In a statement yesterday,...

‘CHARGE TYSON FOODS WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER’ – demands UFCW Alberta local

Striking United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) members at a Brooks, Alberta, slaughterhouse, last Saturday called for attempted murder charges after a car...

Brown targets European workers’ rights and benefits

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown published a pamphlet Global Europe-Full Employment and penned a special article in the Financial Times yesterday, lecturing the leaders of European...

Judges attack ‘unlawful’ terror laws – police demand more repression

YESTERDAY the capitalist state was split over the Blair government’s police state attacks on democratic rights. Two Law Lords attacked Home Office plans,...

US & ISRAEL STOKING GAZA CLASHES says Hamas call for national...

THE political leader the Hamas Palest-inian liberation movement has said that the US and Israel are responsible for last week’s clashes between Hamas...

XAVIER GOURMET LOCKS OUT 200 WORKERS – says workers must claim...

A GATE Gourmet supplier locked out 200 workers in Heston, one mile from Heathrow Airport, yesterday. Xavier Gourmet, which was trading up until seven months...

BA getting ready for mass sackings

THE capitalist press yesterday was full of revelations that the new BA boss, Willie Walsh, recruited after making savage cuts at Aer Lingus, is...

ISRAEL HAS ‘SHOT DOWN THE PEACE PROCESS’ says Abbas over Gaza...

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said on Sunday that the latest Israeli military escalation has ‘shot down the efforts to advance the peace process’ after...

Withdraw British troops now! Bring down the Blair government!

MORE than 100,000 people are expected to take part in the anti-war demonstration in London today, according to its organisers, the Stop the War...

Russia Backs Iran’s Right To Nuclear Energy

Russia on Wednesday opposed an EU draft resolution that seeks to have Iran referred to the UN Security Council and warned against escalating the...

Strike action at Heathrow needed to win Gate Gourmet struggle!

TALKS at Congress House last Tuesday, between the Trades Union Congress, the T&G and Gate Gourmet management were busy discussing the company’s ‘compromise agreement’. Gate...

A British ‘barbaric act of aggression’ in Basra

THE Labour Government’s Defence Secretary, John Reid, declared yesterday that sending six Warrior tanks to demolish the wall of a prison compound in Basra,...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes