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Young Socialists march in Birmingham

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MORE THAN 100 youth won enthusiastic support from shoppers as they marched with the Young Socialists through Birmingham city centre on Saturday afternoon, as...

Presidents back US trade unionists

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Three presidents – Lula da Silva of Brazil, Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain and Nestor Kirchner of Argentina – cancelled an appearance scheduled for...

Croatian Serbs fight court battle to get homes back

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The European Court of Human Rights is considering an important case for returning Croatian Serb refugees, says Amnesty International. The Grand Chamber of the...

We want action not words from TUC

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LOCKED-OUT Gate Gourmet workers, boosted by their successful intervention at the TUC in Brighton on Monday, are calling for immediate reinstatement or action to...

US Threatens Syria With War

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THE US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, who was recently transferred from Afghanistan, last Monday threatened the Syrian government with war. He accused Syria of...

Union leaders pledge total support – time for action has arrived!

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YESTERDAY the trade union bureaucracy was skating on the thinnest of thin ice at the TUC Congress. With one hand, trade union leader after trade...

WE WILL TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION – if EU services directive is...

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AS well as the Gate Gourmet workers’ struggle, this year’s TUC will be a battleground over pensions and privatisation. TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber at...

‘IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE THERE ARE TWO AMERICAS’ – UAW...

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UAW auto workers trade union President Ron Gettelfinger addressed the Detroit Economic Club last Thursday and attempted to deal...

Action not words required to win Gate Gourmet struggle

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LAST Thursday afternoon, at a meeting attended by TUC general secretary, Brendan Barber, TGWU leader Tony Woodley told the Gate Gourmet shop stewards that...

‘WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF TALKS WE WANT ACTION’ say Gate...

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The Gate Gourmet pickets at Heathrow Airport yesterday had a Transport and General Workers Union shop stewards report back on a meeting held with...

Rafah crossing shut for 6 months

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Palestinian and Israeli officials said on Wednesday that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) will close the international Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip...

CALLS FOR ACTION TO STOP PRIVATISATION –at CWU rally

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Postal workers called for action to defeat privatisation at a mass rally of over 600 at Friends Meeting house in central London on Wednesday. Speaking...

Petrol price rises leading to new fuel blockade

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UK petrol and diesel prices are still rising in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, with the average cost of petrol now at 95.1 pence...

‘JUSTICE FOR PAUL COKER’ – vigil held at Plumpstead police station

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‘WHAT do we want? Justice! – When do we want it? Now!’ and ‘Police – murderers!’, shouted more than 70 people at a demonstration...

DEFEND JOBS AND WAGES – Smash Blair’s privatisation drive says CWU...

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‘I BELIEVE we can win this,’ Communication Workers Union General Secretary Bill Hayes told a mass rally against privatisation by over 600 postal workers...

Gate Gourmet has to be central question for TUC Crow tells...

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THE Gate Gourmet mass picket at Heathrow airport was visited yesterday by RMT general secretary Bob Crow, along with a number of RMT executive...

General strike now to stop destruction of the NHS!

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NHS HOSPITALS are facing an immediate cut of £1.6 billion, with the government ordering NHS Trusts to ‘balance their books’ by making cutbacks and...

‘WE NEED PLAN FOR VICTORY’ say Gate Gourmet strikers

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GATE GOURMET strikers were sacked four weeks ago today and were very angry yesterday morning that they have been out so long withtheir union...

END PRIVATISATION AND DE-REGULATION – renationalise Bus Sevices

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PRIOR to the deregulation of the buses in 1985-86 many important decisions concerning our bus services were decided by the Traffic Commissioners and local...

Blair is speeding up the privatisation drive

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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

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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

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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...

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‘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...

Build Revolutionary Leadership In The Usa

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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...

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

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

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

Iraq war veterans sent into New Orleans

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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‘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’

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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’...

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‘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...

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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...

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‘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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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...

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‘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...

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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!

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