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Teachers Hostility To Government Policy Has Soared

Teacher hostility to the government and its policies has increased dramatically in recent months, according to a YouGov survey of 804 teachers, which was...

Benefits cuts frenzy grips coalition

THE New Year has kicked off with a frenzied attack by both Tory and their LibDem coalition partners on the low paid, unemployed, the...

A FRENZY OF BENEFIT CUTTING! – Coalition goes for the poor

THE Coalition and its supporters are engaged in a frenzy of benefit cutting which is victimising and pauperising the working class and many sections...

Israel Seeking To Drive All Palestinians Out Of The Jordan Valley!

ISRAELI occupation forces issued ‘evacuation orders’ to around 100 Palestinian families living in the northern Jordan Valley, last Monday, demanding that they abandon their...

15,000 depend on foodbanks this Christmas!

THE number of people who turn to foodbanks over the Christmas fortnight is expected to double, with the economic crisis driving more households below...

Millions face fuel poverty – Nationalise the energy industry

Yesterday’s report by the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) that 300,000 households will be plunged into fuel poverty by Christmas is not just a scandal...

Doctors Angry Over Lung Care Sabotage

OVER 1,000 doctors involved in the care of people with lung disease have written to the new NHS Commissioning Board in England, expressing ‘grave...

Doctors vote for strike action – but BMA Council refuses to...

HOSPITAL doctors in Scotland have voted to take strike action against the government’s attacks on the Scottish NHS Pension Scheme. However, the BMA Council, met...

Irish Union Votes To Repudiate Bank Debt!

The Technical Engineering and Electrical Union is to contact ‘like-minded unions’ to seek ‘international legal opinion regarding the possibility of mounting a successful legal...

50,000 Greek Workers March For Palestine

OVER 50,000 students, youth and workers marched through the Athens city centre last Saturday to the American Embassy and then to the Israeli Embassy. They...

Inflation surge hits working class families!

THE UK’s CPI inflation rate rose sharply in October to 2.7%, a rise of 0.5%, following increases in tuition fees and food prices, with...

Overthrow the government, the troika and the Greek austerity accords

STATEMENT of the Ergatiki Antistasi (Workers Resistance), newspaper of the Revolutionary Marxist League (RML), Greek Section of the International Committee of the Fourth International. FOR...

110,000 Using Food Banks!

THE NUMBER of people seeking emergency food aid in the UK has doubled in the past six months, the largest organiser of food...

ENERGY PRICE HIKE – to punish the poor

BRITISH Gas yesterday announced six per cent increases to the gas and electricity prices it charges customers, adding £80 a year to the average...

Huge food price rises!

ALREADY soaring food prices are set to rocket as winter approaches, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) warned yesterday, saying wheat yields in England are...

Winning The Battle Of Empty Stomachs

BY LINAH ALSAAFIN PALESTINIAN hunger striker Bilal Diab went without food in an Israeli prison for 77 days incarcerated without charge. Diab won his struggle...

Defend NHS hospital care with occupations and a general strike!

A REPORT  issued by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) this week exposes the appalling state of hospitals in England as the NHS is...

TUC VOTES FOR CO0RDINATED STRIKE ACTION TO DEFEND BASIC SERVICES, WAGES...

TUC delegates at their Congress 2012 in Brighton on Monday voted unanimously for motions calling for coordinated strike action against cuts in jobs and...

Co-ordinated strike action – unanimous vote at the TUC Congress

DELEGATES at the TUC Congress 2012 in Brighton yesterday voted unanimously for composite Motion 1, which calls on the TUC to give its full...

Parents going hungry! – to help feed their children

THE parents of Britain’s poorest children are going hungry so that their children have some food on the table. Both parents and children are...

Renationalise Energy Companies And Abolish Tuition Fees!

AT A time of a desperate economic crisis of capitalism, when millions of families fear that they will not be able to pay their...

Indoor Jacobean theatre opening November 2013

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the gift of £1.5 million from an anonymous private donor for a matched-giving scheme to help the Globe reach its...

You must accept capitalism and its cuts orders Johnson

YESTERDAY, Alan Johnson, the ex-CWU postal workers leader, warned the trade unions that they must accept the capitalist crisis, and as slaves of capital...

St Paul’s occupiers support Chase Farm NHS occupation

Anti-capitalist occupiers camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday made it crystal clear that not only are they determined to stay indefinitely but will also...

Occupy St Pauls Defiance Grows

No matter how cold it gets through rain or snow, the anti-capitalist occupiers outside St Paul’s Cathedral are more determined than ever to stick...

Rising Fuel Bills Mean Many More Unnecessary Winter Deaths!

THOUSANDS of people die each year from illnesses linked to fuel poverty. Last year was a very cold winter, and this year’s winter is already...

Electricians step up the fight against big business cartel

ELECTRICIANS are stepping up their fight against the ‘cartel’ of seven major building contractors, which has declared it is tearing up the longstanding JIB...

Conference Votes For Chase Farm Occupation!

A NORTH East London Council of Action conference of over 150 workers, pensioners and youth on Saturday voted unanimously for an occupation of...

Pensions Strikes

AHEAD of today’s TUC Congress, the leaders of two of the country’s biggest unions warned that their members’ anger over cuts in their jobs,...

ASLEF members call for joint action with RMT and Unite to...

TWO Hundred Bombardier workers and their supporters descended on parliament on Wednesday to urge the Tory coalition ‘to save British train manufacturing’. The government has...

Fire crews ‘sickened’ by politicians’ silence over fire cuts

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says fire crews are ‘sickened’ by the silence of politicians over fire service cuts. Politicians have been queuing up to...

The Gaza Siege – Punishing Some Of The Poorest Of The...

‘If the aim of the blockade policy was to weaken the Hamas administration, the public employment numbers suggest this has failed’ a UN Relief...

Coaliton Policies Put The Elderly On The Breadline

RISING costs and rampant price inflation are leaving half of older people living on the breadline. According to the AGE UK charity nearly half are...

100 years since the Triangle Shirtwaist fire disaster

Ceremonies and events honouring the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire – which killed 146 garment workers, most of them young women, and...

Coalition plans to punish and freeze the elderly

IT was the German anti-Nazi activist, Pastor Martin Niemöller, who said: ‘In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up...

Tory war games preparing summer war with unions

FIRST of all Prime Minister Cameron wrote that the entire public sector, local government, the NHS and education were to be taken over by...

Banning Procedures On NHS – A ‘gamble With Patient Health’

Banning NHS operations to save money will gamble with patients’ health, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons warned yesterday. John Black, one of...

Inflation Out Of Control, Rate Rise On The Way

INFLATION is on the rise with the CPI rate increasing from 3.1 per cent to 3.2 per cent, while the RPI rate rose from...

Record petrol price rises!

Petrol prices yesterday hit a record average level of 121.76p for a litre of unleaded petrol. It is expected that fuel prices will rise daily...

STOP THE CLOSURE! – get ready to occupy Chase Farm Hospital

MORE than 400 people joined Saturday’s march through Enfield by the North-East London Council of Action to keep Chase Farm Hospital open. The march was...

Maternity and A&E departments being cut and closed

‘More than 30 maternity and A&E units have been shut down, downgraded or threatened with closure since May’s general election, despite the government’s promise...

Unions Must Stop Queen Mary’s Closure!

THE news that the Accident and Emergency and maternity units at Queen Mary’s Hospital are to be closed for the coming winter is a...

Stop Sidcup NHS Closing

THERE was uproar in south-east London yesterday, after the announcement of plans to shut the Accident and Emergency and maternity departments at Queen Mary’s,...

Cbi Demands Huge Cuts To Save The Bosses

THE employers organisation, the CBI, yesterday demanded that the Tory coalition government go even further than it has pledged, in destroying benefits and...

TUC leaders refuse to call to bring down the coalition

DELEGATES to the TUC Conference in Manchester on Monday voted almost unanimously – with just one dissenting voice from BALPA pilots’ union leader Jim...

GREEK DOCTORS DEMAND ‘PUT AN END TO PRIVATE SECTOR’ – fill...

THE Greek National Health Service doctors’ union OENGE has called on all doctors, trades unions, trades councils and social association to ‘organise jointly mobilisations...

Ventilator Rationing!

Wildcat Postal Strikes