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‘ISRAEL MUST END VIOLATIONS’ – Hesbollah tells Annan

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UN Secretary-General Kofi   Annan has stressed that the Lebanon cease-fire UN Security Council Resolution 1701 has to be implemented in full. He has made it...

‘IRAN WILL CONTINUE ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAMME’ – says Khamenei

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Supreme spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that Iran will press on with its nuclear work. State television quoted Khamenei as saying:...

Lebanon Condemns ‘Blatant Violation’ Of Cease-Fire Resolution

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Lebanese Prime Minister Fu’ad al-Siniora condemned an Israeli commando raid early Saturday morning against a position held by Hezbollah in the Al-Biqa as ‘a...

Police chiefs demand ‘summary powers’

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THE Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) is demanding that their forces be given powers to dispense ‘instant police justice’. This is revealed in...

‘Dozens Of Conspiracies’ But ‘Terror Threat Level’ Downgraded

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HOME Secretary Reid, who has been making people’s blood run cold with his tales of dozens of conspiracies and thousands of terrorists, has reduced...

Doctor Reid seizes the helm!

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YESTERDAY the 24 suspects accused by the state of ‘a plot to commit murder on an unimaginable scale’ by blowing up 10 airliners with...

Just What The Doctor Ordered!

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EARLY yesterday morning 21 people were arrested and charged under the various terrorism acts, while Scotland Yard said that the 21 were engaged in...

BIRRI REJECTS UN DRAFT – as 11 Israeli soldiers killed, many...

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At least eleven Israeli soldiers were killed and dozens more were injured, some seriously, yesterday when a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket scored a direct hit...

‘HEZBOLLAH ARE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY’ – 100,000 march through...

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‘Bush, Blair terrorists!’ shouted workers and youth last Saturday as they passed the American embassy in central London on a 100,000-strong demonstration against the...

‘Rice cannot impose a buffer zone or a security zone on...

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HASAN Fadlallah, the Lebanese MP for Bint Jubayl, which has been completely destroyed by Israeli bombing, and a leader of the Hezbollah...

Israel To Expand Offensive!

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Israel is to expand its offensive against Hezbollah fighters in Lebanon, Amir Peretz, the Israeli defence minister, has said, less than a day after its attack...

CEASEFIRE NOW! – Halt the massacre of the Palestinian and Lebanese...

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‘MY TOWN has been demolished. Children are still under rubble. Families are still under rubble,’ said Najid Faqih, from Nabatieh in southern Lebanon, as...

AIR WAR – Israel vows to flatten Lebanon

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THE Israeli Cabinet decided yesterday it was not going to wage a ground war in Lebanon in the face of the disastrous reverses at...

TIME TO DEFEND NHS! say UNISON and the GMB

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‘We need an end to the privatisation of the NHS,’ a UNISON spokeswoman told News Line yesterday. She was responding to government backing for the...

OCCUPATION IS A CRIME! FREE IRAQ AND PALESTINE! – demand hundreds...

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‘OCCUPATION is a crime! Free Iraq and Palestine!’ shouted more than 400 people gathered in Whitehall opposite the gates to Downing Street on Wednesday...

Babar Ahmad ‘Will Receive No Justice In America’

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32-year-old computer operator Babar Ahmad’s appeal against extradition to the USA began at the High Court in London on Tuesday and is due to...

Don’t Extradite Babar Ahmad

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‘FREE Babar Ahmad,’ Babar’s father Ashfaq Ahmad told supporters outside the High Court in central London yesterday, ‘if Babar is extradited to America then...

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...

CALL A DAY OF ACTION – to defend the NHS says...

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‘A National Day of Action by all trade unions would be a good starting point’, a PCS spokesman told News Line yesterday. He was responding...

‘CEASE ALL INVOLVEMENT’ IN TORTURE FLIGHTS – Human Rights groups urge...

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Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists and the Association for the Prevention of Torture have issued a joint statement calling...

LABOUR ‘NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE’ – NUJ leader Jeremy Dear tells...

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OPENING the ‘Public Services Not Private Profit’ rally yesterday, John McDonnell MP said: ‘Today is the largest and broadest lobby of parliament for decades....

Defend the National Health Service! Stop Privatisation Bring down the...

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By Anna Athow, Consultant Surgeon ‘WE HAVE reached crunch point, where the process of transition from one system to another is taking place.’ So said...

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...

GREEK STUDENTS VICTORY! – Bill to privatise universities withdrawn

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ON the eve of last Thursday’s student demonstrations, the Greek right-wing government withdrew plans to table in the Vouli (Greek parliament) the reactionary Education...

Ryton Workers Condemn Hodge

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COMMENTS in Parliament by Labour minister Margaret Hodge and Labour MP Brian Donohoe, which were critical of the unions’ call for car buyers not...

TRADE UNIONISTS MURDERED FOR DEFENDING WORKERS’ RIGHTS – ICFTU report

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ONE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTEEN trade unionists were murdered for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested,...

Victory to the insurgency – puppet regime splits into rival gangs

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WHILE Blair continues to try and claim that there has been some partial victory for ‘democracy’ in Iraq, worth the ‘price’ of the many...

UK CONTINUED TO ERODE HUMAN RIGHTS IN 2005 – says Amnesty...

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In 2005, the UK ‘government continued to erode fundamental human rights, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary, including by persisting...

‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty Starring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald On General Release from June...

WORLD HAS PAID A HEAVY PRICE FOR ‘WAR ON TERROR’ says...

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The world’s poor and disadvantaged pay the price of war on terror, says Amnesty International in its annual report 2006 published on Tuesday. Introducing the...

Tories Vote To Keep Blair In Office!

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IN Tuesday night’s vote in the House of Commons on the Blair government’s Education Bill, 67 Labour MPs voted against, wiping out the government’s...

Ruling class moves to try to restore order

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THE Labour government is pushing through the Houses of Parliament a bill that will make desertion and refusal to serve in an occupied country...

‘The Zionist Project Is Coming To An End – We Are...

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‘The Zionist project is coming to an end; we are freeing Palestine inch by inch, foot by foot,’ a defiant Hamas representative told a...

‘PALESTINIAN HEALTH SITUATION FACES COLLAPSE’ – PNA health minister slams siege

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PALESTINIAN medical supplies are running out because of the economic siege in the occupied territories – with supplies of some basic materials already at...

Afghanistan bound or out of the frying pan into the...

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YESTERDAY the Italian Prime Minister, Prodi in his first speech to the Senate as Prime Minister said that the war in Iraq had been...

Blair seeking legislation to overrule the courts

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THE Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has had his plans for a government veto over the law courts made public after a leak of his...

‘MUCH OF THE PRESENT CRISIS IS OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OWN MAKING’...

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The UK’s midwifery service is facing crisis point, the General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives warned the Blair government on Wednesday. ‘With midwifery...

Occupy Vauxhall and Peugeot to defend jobs

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LAST May, MG Rover was closed without a struggle. Last month the closure of Peugeot was announced and this week we have been told...

Iraq – Time For Britain To Cut And Run

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SATURDAY’S engagement in Basra was a serious one for British imperialism. One Lynx helicopter was lost, shot down by a Strella missile and five British...

Blair Refuses To Name Day!

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Prime Minister Blair yesterday refused once again to name the day when he will begin the transfer of office to his successor, who is...

BROWN PROPS UP BLAIR! – while Byers warns against ‘forced removal’

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Chancellor Gordon Brown yesterday refused to call for prime minister Blair to set a date for his departure. Brown expressed his fears about the situation,...

58 YEARS SINCE THE NABKA – the holocaust through which the...

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ON May 15th, Nakba Day, Palestinians commemorate their forced displacement and dispossession resulting from the establishment of the state of Israel. By marking the Nakba...

Bolivia nationalises oil and gas resources

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BOLIVIA’S President Morales has gone from having a conference last week in Havana with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, which established a...

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...

The revolution in Nepal – part of the world revolution

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LEON Trotsky’s theory of the Permanent Revolution shows how ‘the democratic tasks of the backward bourgeois nations lead directly, in our epoch, to the...