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Blears Speaks With Forked Tongue

HOME Office minister Blears has had a strenuous week. On the one hand she has been working to support British Transport Police Chief Johnston....

£50,000 A Day To Strike Break

Firefighters in Suffolk were angry yesterday as the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces set out to break their strike actions against plans...

Blair on holiday – Commissioner Blair is in charge

HOME Secretary Clarke is currently on holiday, after the Prime Minister insisted that he should not bow to public pressure and cancel it, as...

Stop NHS privatisation to end the bed cuts

HEALTH Secretary Hewitt warned over a month ago that if NHS trusts failed to resolve their growing debt crisis, hospital departments would be closed...

Bush, Blair And Ahern Welcome Ira Statement

The IRA announced the end of the armed struggle against British imperialism in a statement issued on Thursday. The statement said: ‘The leadership of...

‘Demilitarisation’ in the north and Shoot to Kill in Britain!

JUST minutes after the IRA issued a statement that it was giving up its historic armed struggle, the British army began demolishing a watch...

SEIU and Teamsters quit AFL-CIO

American trade unions, SEIU and the Teamsters have disaffiliated from the national AFL-CIO confederation, and four major unions – the Teamsters, Food and Commercial Workers, UNITE...

PNA will be the sole Gaza administrator– after Israeli pull-out, says...

THE Palestine National Authority will be the sole administrator of the Gaza Strip after the Israeli withdrawal in August, the Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive...

LONDON ALERT! – Police ordered to shoot to kill

Yesterday, London was living off its nerves after reports of four explosions, three at underground stations and one on a bus. Police were given orders...

Rice calls for US-Africa open markets deal

THE US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, is currently touring Africa, putting forward the US plan to establish free trade and open markets with...

Chancellor Brown prudently bends his ‘golden rule’

CHANCELLOR Brown, in testimony to the Treasury Select Committee, has announced that he is bending his much vaunted ‘golden rule’ – that the government...

HSC bows to Brown’s ‘enforcement-lite’ demand

‘The Health and Safety Commission says it is seeking “the right balance of enforcement and advice”, in line with the “enforcement-lite” approach sought by...

Blair, Thatcher lavish praise on fellow Tory Heath

IN THESE days, when capitalist Britain is being rocked by the world economic crisis and the disaster of its imperialist policies in Iraq and...

Parliament Cleaners Strike Today!

Houses of Parliament cleaners will be on the picket line outside the House of Commons at 10am this morning. They will be joined by Labour’s...

UK Troops In Iraq Made Britain A Terror Target

There is ‘no doubt’ that support for the US-led war on Iraq ‘puts the UK more at risk’ of terrorist attack. This is one of...

‘Indirect incitement’ to be a terror offence

BUSH and Blair say that they are ‘fighting for democracy and freedom’ in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the more they step up this fight,...

Generals Demand Immunity From Prosecution

THE generals who demanded a ruling from the Labour government’s Attorney General that war with Iraq was legal before they would send their troops...

‘Labour history was made in Chicago last July’ – UNITE HERE...

‘Labour history was made in Chicago last July with a merger that has paid real dividends for American workers’, says the UNITE HERE trade...

HSBC says Italy and Germany better off outside the euro

THE HSBC, one of the world’s major banks, has published a paper called ‘European Meltdown’ in the wake of the Dutch and French votes...

Israel extends Wall to grab Jerusalem

THE Israeli Cabinet decided last Sunday to extend the route of the Zionists’ illegal ‘Security Wall’ to grab a large chunk of Palestinian East...

BLAIR TO RUSH IN NEW POLICE POWERS – but will not...

Prime Minister Blair made it clear yesterday he will use last Thursday’s bomb attacks in London to give the police and intelligence services sweeping...

DON’T SCRAP TUBE SAFETY RULES – say rail unions

THE largest rail union, the RMT, has written to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) to demand the withdrawal of plans to...

Israeli Forces Bulldoze West Bank Villages

ISRAELI occupation forces demolished four houses, razed land and arrested Palestinians in the West Bank last Wednesday. They demolished one house that was still under...

G8 WILL NOT MAKE POVERTY HISTORY – admits Blair

‘Blair is no saviour for the African people,’ G8 Alternatives movement spokesman Mike Arnott told News Line yesterday. He was responding to Blair’s statement on...

US fears its forces can’t fight war on two fronts

THE scale of the insurgency in both Iraq and Afghanistan has got the Pentagon rattled. It fears that the US strategic requirement, to be...

Bush Kicks Blair In The Crutch

IT has long been Prime Minister Blair’s contention that the strategic interests of the British ruling class demand 100 per cent support for the...

Revolution not bourgeois aid or charity, the future for Africa

ON Saturday, leaders of the capitalist world, from the Pope and his Cardinals to various Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and not a few Chancellors...

TORTURE! – Iraqi puppet police are accused of killings at secret...

The British Foreign Office said yesterday it was ‘aware of and deeply concerned’ by reports that Iraqi police commandos, the allies of British forces...

Medicine company workers fury over Iraq police attack

The Iraqi resistance is dealing daily blows against the US-UK led occupiers as it steps up its attacks. Last Tuesday fighters  attacked with three mortars a...

Make Capitalism History! The Way To End Poverty

TODAY’S Edinburgh march to ‘Make Poverty History’ will be led by Bishops, Cardinals and boss class politicians, in other words, by the religious and...

‘LIVES AT RISK’ – warns Patients Association over Ambulance Review

‘Sending lay first aiders could be dangerous and in some cases risk lives,’ Michael Summers, chairman of the Patients Association told News Line yesterday. He...

British Warplanes Bomb Nw Iraq

British warplanes yesterday bombed vehicles and buildings in the northwestern Iraqi town of Karabila, close to the Syrian border. In what was considered a rare...

US unions split – as class struggle erupts in USA

The leaders of five of the largest unions in the AFL-CIO – the Teamsters, UFCW, UNITE-HERE, Laborers’, and SEIU – held a ‘Change to...

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...

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...

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 –...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes