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Sarkozy Threatens Teachers With Anti-Union Laws

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President Sarkozy threw down the gauntlet to the teaching unions immediately after the hugely successful national strike and demonstrations on Thursday. He shocked union...

Bush In Middle East To Organise New War Against Hezbollah

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US President George W Bush has arrived in the Middle East and has vowed to bolster up the Lebanese army and to tackle Hezbollah,...

Labour Is The Rajapaksa Regime’s Sponsor

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ON Tuesday evening President Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan president, was due to address the prestigious Oxford Union in front of an invited audience. He...

KEEP OUR POST OFFICE OPEN! – demand angry Borough residents

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MEMBERS of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have been joined by over 50 angry pensioners and other local residents in a demonstration against the...

Gaza’s Power Plant Shut Down

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The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant shut down due to a lack of fuel on Saturday, Kan’an ’Ubaid, the deputy chair of the Palestinian...

Bush Desperate ‘To Aid Burma’ But Watches Palestinians Starve!

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THERE is an obvious contradiction in the fact that while the US and the UK are considering fighting their way into Burma to ‘bring...

Defend NHS With Occupations!

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THE government yesterday sought to head off an eruption of demonstrations and occupations against the closure of wards, A&Es, and maternity, children’s and...

OUR REVOLUTION – BY LEON TROTSKY – ‘We are witnessing the...

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Leon Trotsky OUR REVOLUTION Essays on Working Class and International Revolution 1904-1917 Collected and Translated by MOISSAYE J OLGIN Introduction 6. On the eve of Revolution This essay appeared in the New York Daily paper...

Bosses fear ‘worst financial crisis since the Second World War’

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A JOINT report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) yesterday revealed the fears in business circles that the ‘credit...

THOSE WHO KILLED MUGHNIYEH WILL BE PUNISHED’ – declares Hezbollah leader...

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Thousands of Hezbollah supporters made their way to southern Beirut on Monday in order to take part in a rally in the honour of...

Capitalism’s crisis– Socialist revolution, the only solution!

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THE OFFICIAL annual rate of inflation leapt in February, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Figures published yesterday showed that the Consumer Prices...

Chagossians Demand Right To Return!

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OVER 400 people attended the Chagos Islands Community Association rally in central London on Saturday evening, to demand the Chagossians’ right to return to...

IRAN WAR PLANS SPLIT US RULERS – Gates plays down differences

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Admiral William Fallon, commander of the US Mideast forces has resigned due to differences with the US president on dealing with Tehran. Fallon, said on...

Banking disaster overshadows Brown-Darling budget

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BLACKSTONE, the world’s biggest private equity capitalist raider, has reported a collapse in its profits in the last three months...

Dr No Becomes Dr Go

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BY JOHN COULTER IRISH POLITICAL JOURNALIST WITH the former Dr No of Unionism ‘Rev Ian Paisley’ now becoming the self-confessed Dr Go, Irish political commentator...

Abbas forced to break all contacts with Israel. Now restore national...

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PALESTINIAN President, Mahmud Abbas yesterday belatedly suspended the ‘peace negotiations’ and other contacts with Israel until the Israeli ‘criminal aggression on Gaza stops’. With 95...

REGENERATION NIGHTMARE FOR HEYGATE TENANTS – Southwark accused of ‘Rachman’ tactics

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TENANTS on the Heygate Estate in south-east London have alleged that ‘Rachman tactics’ are being used to try and drive them off the estate...

‘Unite Will Resist Compulsory Redundancies’ At Northern Rock

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Unite (Amicus section) yesterday expressed fears for the jobs of thousands of its members currently working at Northern Rock, as Chancellor Darling introduced emergency...

‘AN IMMEDIATE HALT TO ALL OF THE CUTS!’ – Theatre workers...

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CLOSURE-THREATENED theatre companies are lobbying today’s meeting of the Arts Council in the Roundhouse in Camden, North West London today at 1.30pm, demanding a...

NATO gets ready for pre-emptive nuclear strike

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NATO has developed a tactic for halting the ‘imminent’ spread of nuclear weapons or of other weapons of mass destruction. This is a formula tailor-made...

Brown Threatens Universal Entitlement To NHS Care

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PREMIER Brown’s plans for the NHS to refuse to treat patients whose lifestyles are judged to be responsible for their illnesses...

‘FORWARD TO A GENERAL STRIKE!’ says a London PCS leader

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STAFF fighting the imposition of pay cuts and the threat of more sackings – after 25,000-plus job cuts in the last three years –...

‘WE’RE PREPARED TO OCCUPY TO KEEP THIS HOSPITAL OPEN’ – Council...

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UP TO 3,000 workers and youth marched behind the banner of the North East London Council of Action through Enfield on Saturday, demanding that...

French workers press forward as Stalinists retreat

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MASS meetings of rail and transport workers were voting in France yesterday to continue their strike actions in defence of pensions. The RATP...

Cwu Members Determined To Defend Final Salary Pensions

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THERE is uproar in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) over the Royal Mail drive to rip up members’ existing terms and conditions, and the...

NO PENSIONS SELL-OUT – demand CWU reps

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Communication Workers Union representatives from across the country yesterday slammed the changes to Royal Mail pensions that their leaders want to sign up to,...

25 Years Since The Sabra And Shatila Massacres

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PALESTINIANS are remembering 25 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacre in the Lebanese capital Beirut – in which over 2,000 defenceless Palestinian refugees...

Take Strike Action Against Royal Mail’s Draconian Plans!

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Central to the Royal Mail ‘Pay Offer and Modernisation Agreement 2007/09’ are the sections on ‘flexible working’. These put the workforce at the minute-to-minute disposal...

Bush bull cannot cover over US defeat

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BRITISH troops have just scuttled out of Basra, leaving the various militias of the city in full control. They have settled down at Basra airport,...

NAME STRIKE DATES! – demand CWU branches and members

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Postal workers across the country are up in arms demanding their union, the CWU, proceeds to immediately name strike dates after Royal...

Greek Crisis General Election Next Sunday

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VOTING takes place this Sunday in Greece for the snap general election the current right-wing government of the New Democracy party called to avoid...

TWO YEARS AFTER KATRINA . . . ‘Bush failed to keep...

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‘In the two years since Hurricane Katrina came ashore on the Gulf Coast, the Bush administration has failed miserably to deliver on the president’s...

CREW AND EQUIPMENT CUTS COSTS LIVES – FBU sounds alarm

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Cuts in fire cover provision have been taking place all over the country, even after the Newquay fire disaster. The Fire brigades Union (FBU)...

What peace if they cut off the electric power to our...

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THE Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has told the Italian daily, Corriere della Sera on August 20 – ‘How can anyone talk of...

Iraq’s Deputy Oil Minister Kidnapped

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The top American commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus has said he is preparing recommendations on troop reductions before he returns to Washington next...

Workers of the world unite in the struggle for socialism!

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THE UK authorities issued National Insurance numbers to 713,000 overseas workers in the year to April 2007. The WRP and the News Line are pleased...

Flood Disaster = Britain’s New Orleans

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WE all saw the Katrina disaster, and what it did to New Orleans, destroying whole areas of the city and making them uninhabitable to...

BOYCOTT LONDON MET – urges UCU lecturers’ union following derecognition threat

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ANGRY lecturers at London Metropolitan University (London Met) are expected to vote to strike in a ballot starting next week, to demand that the...

A fighting Public Sector Alliance to defend wages and jobs

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THE Communication Workers Union yesterday announced its latest plans for strike action after the first national strike for a decade last week, which was...

Katrina Crisis Workers Were Abused And Exploited After Bush Suspended Labour...

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WORKERS who headed to New Orleans in 2005 to help rebuild the Hurricane Katrina-devastated city were abused and exploited, according to a report by Interfaith Worker...

UNISON delegates determined to organise coordinated industrial action

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DELEGATES at the UNISON National Delegate Conference in Brighton on Thursday forced a debate on Friday on coordinated action over soon-to-be prime minister Brown’s...

Take Action With The Postal Workers

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THE CWU postal workers trade union has been forced to take strike action, very much against the wishes of the CWU leadership, by a...

Campaign For A Trade Union Boycott Of Israel Growing Fast

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THE Palestinian newspaper Al-Hayat al-Jadidah on 2 June praised the decision of the UCU trade union to discuss in every one of...

The Chagos Islanders Must Be Returned To Their Homes

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YESTERDAY the Court of Appeal ruled that the Blair government had carried out an Abuse of Power when it overruled the assurance given by...

South Lebanon Citizens Demand Shelter

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The first cries by citizens were heard yesterday coming from the southern Lebanese town of Al-Taybah to express their indignation at the fact that...