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US releases frozen aid to Colombia – Rights groups slam ‘blatantly...

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Three days before Colombian President Uribe was scheduled to meet with President Bush on August 4th at his Crawford, Texas ranch, the State Department...

1,000 CLASH WITH POLICE IN SAMAWA – Iraqis angry over no...

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At least one person was killed and sixty others were wounded yesterday when over 1,000 angry Iraqis clashed with police in Samawa, south of...

ONSLAUGHT ON BASIC RIGHTS – Human Rights Act to be ammended

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Prime Minister Blair yesterday outlined new draconian measures to deport or jail people judged to be ‘glorifying terrorism’. He said ‘intensive meetings across government’ had...

TORTURE AND SECRET DETENTION – Testimony of the ‘disappeared’ in war...

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America is ‘complicit in torture’ carried out in secret detention centres around the world, accuses Amnesty International in its latest report. Torture and secret detention:...

Supporting Iraq or Palestine is to be a crime!

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RESPONDING immediately to Tory pressure, Prime Minister Blair yesterday launched his programme of draconian attacks on basic rights and liberties, for a reign of...

‘SET THE DATE FOR SPEEDY DEPARTURE FROM IRAQ!’ – ‘Community’ union...

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The TUC has published the Preliminary Agenda for the 137th annual Trades Union Congress, taking place from 12-15 September in Brighton. Very little action is...

Defend Iran Againstfrench And US Threats

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THE French government is threatening Iran with retribution if it does not give up its nuclear energy programme. The French Prime Minister, De Villepin, one...

Suffolk Fire Crews Strike Tomorrow

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Suffolk Fire Brigades Union Brigade Committee yesterday called for a national demonstration next Thursday, 11 August, in support of tomorrow and this Friday’s strike...

Stop NHS privatisation to end the bed cuts

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

STOP SHOOT-TO-KILL – demands De Menezes family

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‘Please help us in our quest for justice,’ Allessandro Pereira, cousin of Jean Charles de Menezes told a vigil in Parliament Square last Friday...

‘WITHOUT JERUSALEM THERE WILL BE NO PEACE’ says Qurei

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Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei warned Tuesday that, ‘without Jerusalem there will be no peace’ with Israel. ‘Peace starts in Jerusalem and ends there. Peace...

Ira End Armed Struggle!

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The IRA yesterday announced the end of its armed struggle against British imperialism. The IRA statement said: ‘The leadership of Oglaigh na hEireann has formally...

IRA gives up armed struggle to join the democrats

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‘All IRA units have been ordered to dump arms. ‘All Volunteers have been instructed to assist the development of purely political and democratic programmes...

APOLOGISE! – demands GMB union after sick worker’s sacking ends in...

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The GMB trade union Tuesday called upon DHL management to publicly apologise to the family of one of its employees, whom it ‘callously sacked...

The PM’s wife can speak out on rights – but the...

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THE scale of the crisis that has hit capitalist Britain is now so great that it has forced the Prime Minister’s wife, Cherie...

LOW PAY NO WAY! – MPs support cleaners strike

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‘OUR battle will go on until we get justice for our people,’ said the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) General Secretary Tony Woodley...

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

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‘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...

Don’t Let Colombia’s Paramilitaries Off The Hook!

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The British government should not support Colombia’s new paramilitary demobilisation law, which Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will promote when he meets with Tony Blair...

Russia launches a new 10-year space programme

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The Russian Space Agency (Roskosmos) is about to start its Kliper launch vehicle project, the head of the agency told a Moscow press conference...

Generals Demand Immunity From Prosecution

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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...

Karzai Officials And Advisors ‘Implicated In Major War Crimes’

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Numerous high-level officials and advisors in Afghanistan’s US-backed puppet government are implicated in major war crimes and human rights abuses that took place in...

Blair pledges ‘exclusion’ and incitement’ powers

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Prime Minister Blair yesterday announced the government’s intention to introduce new laws against ‘incitement and the instigation of terrorism’, for which he had the...

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

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‘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

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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...

‘G8= the most violent criminals on earth’ says George Galloway MP

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Over 15,000 people took part in the G8 Alternatives demonstration at Gleneagles yesterday afternoon. Welcoming the marchers to Auchterarder at a rally in the local...

Karzai calls for rethink, as Taleban attacks mount

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THE Afghan ‘government’ has called for a rethink of the US-led fight against the Taleban, after heavy casualties to civilians caused by US air...

Bush Kicks Blair In The Crutch

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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...

MPs CALL TO REJECT ID CARDS BILL

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MPs yesterday raised questions about the ID card Bill which was introduced in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Clarke said he...

‘IT WAS MURDER!’ – says Sophie Hurndall after Israeli soldier guilty...

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‘It should have been a murder case’, said Sophie Hurndall, the sister of Tom Hurndall yesterday. She was speaking to reporters just after her brother’s...

UNISON to call national demonstration on pensions

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

‘WE WILL STRIKE TO DEFEND PENSIONS’ – UNISON leader Prentis pledges

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‘WE will take strike action, across all our sectors, to defend our pensions,’ UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis pledged at the union’s National Delegate...

STOP POACHING AFRICA’S DOCTORS AND NURSES – urge BMA and RCN

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Doctors’ and nurses’ leaders have written letters to Prime Minister Blair and Chancellor Brown urging Britain and other G8 nations to stop poaching doctors...

World Crisis Blowing US Trade Union Leaders Apart

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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...

US unions split – as class struggle erupts in USA

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

GOLD AND DOLLARS SMUGGLED OUT OF IRAQ – as insurgency escalates

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The Islamic Army in Iraq last Sunday, in a videotape, claimed responsibility for an attack with an explosive device against a US foot patrol...

UK citizen must be freed – being held illegally in Iraq...

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Today, the case of a British citizen detained without charge in Basra by UK Forces since 10 October 2004 will be heard in the...

BBC unions to ‘trawl for volunteers’ for the sack

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‘The BBC unions agreed ‘a trawl for voluntary redundancies’ during last Wednesday’s four-hour meeting with BBC Director General Mark Thompson. Thompson would give no guarantee...

US casualties in Iraq ‘unacceptable’ – say 75 per cent of...

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A US Humvee was destroyed when an explosive charge went off on Wednesday near a US forces convoy in the Al-Rustamiyah area, southeast of...

‘Withdraw UK troops from Iraq immediately’ – PCS conference decides

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‘Iraqi people do not want a foreign occupation of their country,’ Paula Kennedy, Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester Branch, told the conference of the Public...

PCS delegates demand national action

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THE Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voted unanimously yesterday to pursue its ‘ongoing trade dispute’ with the government, including taking ‘industrial action’. Moving the...

Glasgow Unemployment Crisis

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Targets set by ministers for agencies trying to get Scotland’s long-term unemployed off benefits are making the problem worse, not better. That is the finding...

Rumsfeld Raves About Nuclear ‘Bunker Bombs’

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THE US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has defended, at an Asia-Pacific conference of regional defence ministers and military chiefs, the US drive to develop...

KEEP UP THE PRESSURE – say BBC workers

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Alun Pugh, Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport, last Friday faced tough questions about the future of BBC Wales and stated that...

Charge Harry Stanley’s Killers!

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THE uncovering of ‘new’ forensic evidence by the Surrey constabulary has led to the arrest of the two police officers who shot dead Harry...

The Eu Crisis Is Exploding!

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THE 61 per cent ‘no’ vote in Holland, on a 62 per cent electoral turnout, against the EU constitution was no surprise after the...