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Blair is speeding up the privatisation drive

ON all fronts the Blair government is speeding up its privatisation offensive, so that his governments can leave as their legacy for big...

Blair To Deport People To Face Torture

CIVIL rights group Liberty yesterday warned that Prime Minister Blair is seeking to cross a ‘fundamental line in the sand’ by sending people to...

‘MAKE TUC ACT TO WIN OUR STRUGGLE’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

AN EMERGENCY resolution on the Gate Gourmet dispute is to be heard at the TUC conference in Brighton next week, TGWU full-time officer, Oliver...

Immigrant workers face ‘an epidemic of workplace injury and death’ says...

‘TODAY immigrant workers in this country face an epidemic of workplace injury and death,’ stated the Afl-Cio trade union federation yesterday. In fact, immigrant...

BUSH TOLD ‘STOP TAX CUTS’ – as over 200,000 refugees...

LOUISIANA authorities say they now have control over the capital New Orleans and have restored law and order, almost a week after the chaos...

Build Revolutionary Leadership In The Usa

THE New Orleans disaster stands as a testament – with its over 10,000 dead and over 200,000 refugees – to the bankruptcy of the...

AIRPORT MUST COME OUT! – to win the struggle say Gate...

‘TELL the BA workers and every worker on the airport, we need their help again,’ Gate Gourmet striker Mrs P Samara told News Line...

Iraq war veterans sent into New Orleans

YESTERDAY 300 Arkansas national guards were sent into the hurricane hit city of New Orleans, after having just returned from Iraq. The Governor of Louisiana,...

Extra Troops Sent To New Orleans

THE New Orleans river front was hit by a massive blast yesterday morning, with fires raging in the area. The blast at a chemical plant...

TGWU leaders and TUC committed to 675 Gate Gourmet redundancies

YESTERDAY morning Gate Gourmet strikers were dismissing and rubbishing the letters that they have been receiving from the company. These offered them a minimum pittance...

Public sector pensions battle set to erupt

THE working class continues to pay a massive price for its reformist trade union leadership. This is completely committed to supporting the capitalist...

TO DIE BY MISTAKE by Brazilian writer Urariano Mota translated by...

There are various ways of dying by mistake. All of them against one’s own will. Not so long ago I believed that we could...

‘WE MUST WIN’ – say Gate Gourmet strikers

‘WE’RE coming back!’ Gate Gourmet strikers shouted defiantly at the scab lorries accompanied by video surveillance vans as they drove past the mass picket...

West Bank settlement expansion ‘undermines Gaza gains’

PLO Executive Committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo has called on the European Union to take a firm stand against moving the Zionist settlers evacuated...

‘REJECT THIS DEAL! – THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK OUR UNITY’...

‘THEY are trying to break our unity. We reject this deal,’ Gate Gourmet picket Mrs Gill said yesterday. She was responding to proposals brought forward...

‘SACK SIEGEL FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE HERE!’ say defiant Gate...

THE Gate Gourmet strikers have poured scorn on company chairman David Siegel’s departure from Britain to America, which was announced on Wednesday. Picket Mr...

Clarke’s New Security Measures . . . ‘Violate Human Rights’ Says...

‘The new measures, proposed today by the UK government, targeting non-nationals considered to be threatening public order, national security and the rule of law,...

Gate Gourmet Locked Out Workers Reject Woodley’s Rotten Compromise

TGWU leader Tony Woodley’s speech at Southall on Monday, and his remarks to journalists both before and after the meeting, were a dereliction of...

‘WE ARE ALL GOING BACK TOGETHER’ – Gate Gourmet workers vow...

THE GATE GOURMET pickets were in a lively mood yesterday, full of determination that they were all going to get their jobs back in...

NHS A&E departmentsto be shut in scores

THE policy of the Labour government, as far as the NHS is concerned, is to hand over more and more of the NHS budget...

IRAN ‘HAS NOT VIOLATED PARIS AGREEMENT’ – on resuming nuclear activity

Last Saturday evening, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Asefi outlined his government’s position to the foreign media on a number of issues, beginning with...

‘I want to meet bush face to face’ says Cindy Sheehan

‘I want to meet with Bush face-to-face’, says Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq. She vows to camp outside the...

‘Water And Electricity More Important Than Constitution’ Say Iraqis

Iraq’s newspapers warned Tuesday of the risk of the total collapse of basic services like electricity and water, saying upgrading them was more important...

AS TALKS BREAK DOWN – Call out the airport say Gate...

‘Talks have, indeed, broken down as a consequence of Gate Gourmet wanting to selectively re-employ those who had been sacked, even though there is...

THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRISON – what Israel has in mind for...

Vindicating Palestinian fears of transforming the Gaza Strip into the world’s largest prison, Israel on Monday ruled out giving the Palestinians their own gate...

Innocent Until Proven Guilty To Be Binned!

DRACONIAN repressive measures are now being proposed, off the cuff, thick and fast, as the Blair government races to put an end to the...

POLICE RAID ON NOTTING HILL – stun grenades used by armed...

Yesterday, police said that two more of the alleged 21 July would-be London bombers were now in custody after a series of armed raids...

Police Use Taser Gun In Midlands Raid

A MAN, claimed by the police to be Yasin Omar, was stunned with a high voltage taser during an armed police raid carried...

DID YOU APPROVE A CHANGE TO SHOOT TO KILL? – Blair...

‘Did you ever discuss or approve a change in the rules of engagement for British police to shoot to kill, shoot in the head...

7 UK soldiers charged with war crimes

The family of Baha Mousa who was tortured to death and eight other torture victims yesterday welcomed the announcement that three British soldiers from...

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...

US Must Quit Iraq At Once! Says Ex-CIA Chief

THE US state is beginning to split over the war in Iraq, so severe is the pounding that US troops and the US leadership...

66% Of Students Refused Grants

Two-thirds of university entrants in England and Wales who applied for maintenance grants – designed to assist poorer students – were turned down, according...

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...

UNISON to call national demonstration on pensions

‘THE threat we made to the government still stands – revoke the order or there will be a strike on pensions,’ UNISON NEC member...

Blair And Brown Crippling African Health Care!

THE current Blair drive to have Gordon Brown and himself depicted in the media as the saviours of the African continent has hit the...

World Crisis Blowing US Trade Union Leaders Apart

THE American workers are facing major problems, caused by the deepening crisis of the world capitalist system. Among these problems are the export of millions...

Russian Ambassador In Talks With Al-Sadr

The Russian ambassador to Iraq yesterday flew to Najaf and started talks with leading Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led the uprising against US...

Renationalise railways or regime change says ASLEF

ASLEF is the first trade union to call for ‘regime change’, a change in the leadership of the Labour government if it continues to...

‘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...

Britain Heads For Revolutionary Situation

BRITAIN is now being run by a weakened and discredited Blair government, which is however determined to speed up its right wing course and...

Seven Palestinians wounded in Al Aqsa clash

The Disengagement Administration bases its assessment on the fact that according to the disengagement law anybody not leaving by that date could lose tens...

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...