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Kiev, EU and US facing defeat in East Ukraine!

UKRAINIAN President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing ‘Russian troop deployments’ in the east of the country. His announcement came as...

Energy Profit Margins Set To Double!

‘SOMETHING must be wrong’ when profit margins for the big six energy firms are set to double over the next year while families are...

RCM, Unison strike ballot!

FOR the first time in history midwives are uniting with other health workers to ballot for strike action, in an escalating fight over...

Workers Are Furious Over Attacks On Pay Pensions And Services

TWO million teachers, education support workers, lecturers, local government workers, firefighters, civil servants and other public sector workers went on a 24-hour strike on...

Defend NHS with General Strike!

THEY are smashing up the NHS as founded in 1948. The health service in England Wales and Northern Ireland is in huge crisis. Cuts...

Central Middlesex & Hammersmith A&E closures scheduled for 10th September! –...

The devastating closures of the accident and emergency departments at Hammersmith Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital are set to take place on 10th September,...

‘We support the call for a general strike’ – the RMT’s...

10,000 WORKERS, trade unionists and youth were on the London May Day March on Thursday from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square. The march was led...

Chase Farm Land Sell-Off!

THE Hampstead-based Royal Free Hospital NHS trust, which will take over Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield and Barnet Hospital this July, has confirmed its...

Ukrainian coup under way!

UKRAINE’S President Viktor Yanukovych announced early yesterday the terms of the agreement that he had made with the Ukrainian pro-EU, pro-US opposition during talks...

Renationalise All Of The Energy Companies!

THE super-rich energy companies were yesterday accused by MPs of all parties of ‘ripping off’ the poorest people in the country who cannot afford...

Israel’s Separation Wall is destroying livelihoods & dividing towns & people

THE Israeli Separation Wall will destroy the livelihoods and divide the population of two more Palestinian villages south of Jerusalem, locals say, after a...

Routine NHS operations to be privatised!

Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS medical director, has said that private companies will be asked to carry out routine operations to relieve pressure on...

New illegal Israeli settlement outposts in Hebron

ISRAELI settlers on Sunday began levelling a large tract of land in central Hebron in preparation for the construction of a new Jewish settlement...

How to win the firefighters struggle!

THE six-hour strike by firefighters on New Year’s Eve was a demonstration of the solidarity and determination of FBU members across the country to...

Stop Hunt’s NHS hospital closure plans!

UNITE and Unison are urging MPs to vote on Monday against Clause 18, hastily inserted into the Care Bill, which would make it easier...

A&E staffing levels crisis

UNIONS warned yesterday that savage cuts to ambulance services and staffing levels are causing the A&E crisis to ‘spiral out of control’ and ‘will...

Lift Gaza Blockade!

ISRAEL must immediately lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip, allowing the delivery of fuel and other essential supplies into the territory without restrictions,...

SUCCESSFUL NEWS LINE ANNIVERSARY Rally marks 44 years of the paper...

‘WE ARE celebrating 44 years of the daily Trotskyist paper that fights for a revolutionary leadership that does not bend, capitulate or collapse at...

‘Bring Down The Tories!’

OVER 200 workers and youth marched to the 44th News Line anniversary rally yesterday afternoon with flags flying and slogans calling for the Tory-led...

Keogh creating a two-tier inferior NHS and proud of it

THE BIG push is on to destroy the national network of A&Es that millions of people depend on, and to convert at least 100...

Chase Farm – closure plan ‘to turn two thirds away’

THE Judicial Review Hearing into the decision to close the Accident and Emergency Department at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield continued in the...

Trade unions must take action to stop A&E closures!

IN an attempt to shift the blame for the crisis in the NHS away from the massive cuts inflicted on it by the Tory-led...

‘Scrap Universal Credit’ says GMB union

THE DISASTROUS Universal Credit scheme was rolled out in Hammersmith and Fulham yesterday, prompting the GMB union to demand that it ‘should be withdrawn’...

‘SCANDALOUS’ 10.4% NPOWER HIKE – unions slam energy price rises

UNISON yesterday slammed Npower’s ‘scandalous’ 10.4% energy hike that will ‘bring misery to millions of households this winter’. While the TUC said that energy prices...

Energy Price Rise Bombshell

UNISON leader Dave Prentis has warned that the massive 10 per cent price hike announced by the British Gas energy privateer yesterday will lead...

Don’t let West London Hospitals close!

EALING Council is going to go to court today, 9 October in a bid to secure a full judicial review (JR) of plans...

Balls promises more cuts under Labour

THE shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, made his keynote speech to the annual conference of the Labour Party yesterday setting out the economic policy of...

‘CALL A GENERAL STRIKE RIGHT NOW!’ Young Socialists tell the TUC

THE TUC Congress opened in Bournemouth on Sunday to clamorous demands for an indefinite General Strike to bring down the government. After last year’s vote...

Renationalise Now!

A SURVEY conducted this week by BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed that more than one third of people in Britain live in fear...

Stop the A&E closure programme by booting out the Tory coalition

JUST days after Health Secretary Hunt was found to be acting unlawfully with his plan to close the A&E and other facilities at Lewisham...

Stop the A&E closures! End the £50bn of NHS cuts! Defend...

GROWING demand on A&E departments will make them unsustainable if effective action is not taken quickly, according to MPs on the Health Committee. Launching a...

CHASE FARM A&E AND MATERNITY TO CLOSE with nothing to replace...

IN October 2012 Enfield Council engaged the services of Hygeian Consulting, a specialist healthcare consultancy, to support its scrutiny of the implementation of the...

Balls Agrees With The Tories!

THE Labour shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, engaged in a nauseating charade on Wednesday of verbally attacking his Tory opposite number whilst at the same...

FEEDING THE HUNGRY IN THE USA! – letter carriers collect 743...

THE National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual food drive collected 74.3 million pounds of food and was the second most successful in the...

Miliband adopts Osborne’s programme to smash Welfare State!

LABOUR Party leader Miliband’s speech on the party’s economic strategy showed conclusively that the Labour Party leaders are prepared to completely destroy the Welfare...

Miliband turns Tory!

IN A savage attack on workers, youth and disabled people, Labour party leader Ed Miliband yesterday indicated that if Labour wins the next election...

Means tests for pensioners says Balls

LABOUR will bring in a means test for winter fuel payments for the elderly if they win the next general election, Shadow Chancellor Ed...

Ed Balls ending Universal Benefit

YESTERDAY the Labour shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, announced that the Labour Party has officially abandoned the principle of universal benefits in the interests of...

QUEEN’S SPEECH WALKOUT! – by angry PCS members

thousands of PCS members are walking out for one hour today, at 11.00am, coinciding with the Queen’s Speech, which will be outlining...

ISRAELI LEGAL SYSTEM A SMOKESCREEN FOR WAR CRIMES says PCHR

ISRAELI forces opened fire at farmers in the central Gaza Strip on Monday, locals said. Witnesses said that Israeli troops stationed at a watchtower fired...

Greek seafarers & dockers in 24-hour national strike

GREEK seafarers along with dockers and all other ports workers staged a solid 24-hour national strike last Wednesday against two separate government Bills to...

Hundreds Of Thousands Being Referred To Foodbanks

HUNDREDS of thousands of welfare claimants are being denied support by the social services, and are being referred to foodbanks by Job Centre staff...

Rising Food And Fuel Prices Intensify Poverty In Jordan

THE 4,000 people of Fifa village in northwestern Jordan rely on seasonal agricultural work in the Jordan Valley, sheep-breeding, and cash and material assistance...

EUROZONE CRISIS – Economy to shrink in 2013

THE European Commission (EC) yesterday admitted that the eurozone economy would contract in 2013, saying it will shrink by 0.3%. The EC warned that Spain,...

NHS HUGE BEDS CRISIS! – as government readies for more savage...

ENGLAND’S hospitals have been dangerously full of patients during the month of January, the Labour Party warned yesterday. Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said: ‘Too...

43% of doctors have absolutely no eye protection! – Nurses have...

NURSES are forced to ‘hold their breath’ because of inadequate face masks during dangerous operations, while doctors have absolutely no eye protection, it was...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes