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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...

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...

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...

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...

Amnesty Condemns Bush

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Human rights organisation Amnesty International has hit back at US president George W Bush’s criticism of its annual report which said the USA was...

Security Council extends Iraq occupation mandate

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THE imperialists and their Chinese and Russian stooges on the UN Security Council have extended the mandate of the US-led occupation armies in Iraq,...

French and Dutch workers poised to reject united capitalist Europe

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NEXT Sunday, France will be voting in a referendum on the proposed EU constitution, and to the astonishment of the leaders of the Gaullist...

US-UK attack basic rights – says Amnesty Report

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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...

Freeze settlements – Abbas appeals to Bush

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PALESTINIAN president Mahmud Abbas is set to meet US president George Bush in Washington this Thursday for an urgent summit. The Palestinians said this is...

The US is being humiliated in Iraq – not Saddam

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IT IS the United States of America that is being humiliated in Iraq and not Saddam Hussein. The idea that putting pictures – provided by...

General Strike Shuts Down Greece

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GREEK workers last Thursday staged a massive and militant general strike against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, elected a year ago. Record...

US-UK’s man in Uzbekistan ‘slaughtering protesters like rabbits’

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YESTERDAY the British Foreign Secretary Straw condemned the repressions by the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan. It has already killed 500 Uzbeks and is getting...

Stop Treating University Staff As Second-Class Citizens

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AUT general secretary Sally Hunt is launching a manifesto for academic-related staff in Manchester on 12 May calling for more pay, reduced hours and...

May Day manifesto! Keep the Tories out! The working class will...

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THE Editorial Board of the News Line, the daily socialist paper of the WRP, sends its greetings to the workers and youth of the...

World Stockmarkets Shudder!

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Billions of pounds were wiped off share prices in London yesterday, as oil prices surged back towards the March high of $57 a barrel. Brent...

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...