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150 IRISH HOTELS TO CLOSE – as Bank of Scotland (Ireland)...

The Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) has claimed 150 hotels will be forced to close after the announcement that Bank of Scotland (Ireland) is to...

Coalition poised to hand out a death sentence for pensioners!

The Coalition is to hit out at millions of pensioners. Currently anyone over 60 is eligible for the winter fuel allowance, with households getting...

Slashing Winter Fuel Payment is a death sentence!

trade unions and charities yesterday slammed as a death sentence for millions of pensioners, government plans to slash the annual Winter Fuel Payment by...

Simpson refuses to fight the Coalition

DEREK Simpson, the Unite co-leader, was brought onto the Andrew Marr Show last Sunday to deliberately attempt to undermine the struggle in the trade...

‘HOPE’ DOCKS IN AL-ARISH – following Egypt-Israel deal

ISRAEL’S decision to block a Libyan aid ship from docking in Gaza proves its siege is ‘an act of terror’, the Gaza-based Prime Minister...

Labour Pressing Ahead With Heygate Estate Demolition!

ANGER IS growing at the attack on council housing and in particular because the drive to destroy big estates like the Heygate Estate in...

END THE SIEGE OF GAZA – Hamas condemns Blair-Israel manoeuvre

ISRAEL’S move to relax its four-year blockade of the Gaza Strip is simple propaganda, Hamas said Thursday. The Islamic movement ‘considers Israel’s decision to increase...

HEYGATE ESTATE–Heating and hot water system ‘permanently switched off’!

ANGRY tenants still living on the Heygate Estate in south-east London say the shutdown of the hot water and heating system last Friday is...

US Unemployment Rises Along With Repossessions!

THE number of US workers signing up for unemployment benefits and leaving non-farming payrolls has risen sharply for the second consecutive week. The US Labour...

Budget Signals Countdown To The General Election

CHANCELLOR Alastair Darling yesterday delivered his Budget speech in the middle of the civil servants’ strike action, starting it by claiming that the UK...

PA Cabinet will not allow ‘a return to violence’ – but...

DURING its weekly cabinet meeting on Monday, the Palestinian government in Ramallah condemned the killing of four Palestinians in Nablus in less than 24...

CWU leaders agree surrender terms!

AFTER calling off last winter’s national strike by their members in Royal Mail without the members’ agreement – and without their members’ demands to...

£105 profit a customer – energy companies on the make

Almost 10p in every pound of a gas or electricity bill is now going directly into the coffers of the privatised energy companies. Gas and...

NATO offensive turns thousands of families into refugees

THE number of those displaced by the US/NATO military surge against the Taleban resistance in Nad Ali District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, has more...

‘Recovery’ Rests On Bed Of Nitroglycerine

THE 0.1 per cent ‘recovery’, the ‘work’ of Gordon Brown and Chancellor Darling has caused laughter and incredulity throughout the planet. It is a...

Occupy Vauxhall/Opel plants – nationalise GM Europe to defend jobs!

General Motors plans to close the Opel plant in Antwerp, Belgium this winter, with the loss of more than 2,300 jobs. Workers in Antwerp...

Hamas Delegation Meets President Assad

A Hamas delegation headed by the Islamist movement’s senior most leader Khaled Mishaal met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Damascus on Saturday to...

FOOD PRICES SET TO SOAR! – Gas privateers making huge profits

Further heavy snowfalls are forecast today, piling more pressure on Britain’s already-stretched winter resources. Prime Minister Brown has convened the Cobra emergency committee as forecasters...

‘IT WAS COLD-BLOODED MURDER OF CHILDREN’ – Gaza father told Goldstone...

Testimony given to South African jurist Richard Goldstone’s UN Fact Finding Mission on the winter 2008/2009 war on Gaza, illustrates vividly one of the...

Lieberman Lashes Abbas And Israeli Diplomats

Israel’s ultra-Zionist Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday questioned on Israeli radio if President Mahmud Abbas represents all Palestinians, given his lack of authority...

Israel Cancels Military Delegation Visit To UK

ISRAEL cancelled the visit of a military delegation to Britain last week after British authorities could not guarantee that the Israeli occupation army’s...

THREAT TO STRIKE GAZA! –made by Israeli Premier Netanyahu

ISRAELI Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned yesterday that Israel will strike ‘aggressively’ at Gaza in reaction to any fire from the territory. He said at...

‘World Powers Betrayed Besieged Gaza People!’

WORLD powers betrayed the besieged Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip by failing to end the Israeli blockade of the territory in the wake...

Nationalise Eurotunnel Rail Service!

THE collapse of the Eurotunnel rail service, at the hands of a normal European winter, with no service for four days, and passengers left...

EUROSTAR NIGHTMARE CONTINUES! – passengers told to stay away

Eurotunnel closed its shuttle car service to new arrivals yesterday, saying it was at ‘saturation point’, as travellers struggled to find alternative ways of...

Lifeline Convoy Sets Out For Gaza

British Member of Parliament George Galloway left the UK on Sunday, December 6th with a convoy of humanitarian aid and will arrive in the...

‘we All Need To Strike Together’

THE second series of strikes in the national postal dispute commenced yesterday morning, with Mail Centres walking out at the start of three days...

Karzai Won’t Go – US-UK Adventure On The Rocks

PRESIDENT Karzai is refusing to agree to a re-run of the Afghan general election, meaning that Karzai and his master President Obama are at...

Abbas Defends Deferring Vote On Goldstone Report

Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas tried on Sunday to defend his controversial decision to support deferring a vote on the damning Gaza war report...

76% VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION – CWU must give 7 days...

‘If we don’t take a stand now, you will see the postal service in the UK destroyed for ever,’ Communication Workers Union (CWU)...

Boycott All Israeli Goods – Forward To The Palestinian State!

THE TUC CONGRESS yesterday managed to avoid an open split over the issue of Palestine, by allowing two motions to be debated, voted on,...

Tower Hamlets Day Of Action Called

Striking lecturers at Tower Hamlets College in East London yesterday called on other trade unions and colleges to join their Day of Action next...

Netanyahu Pledges Never To Remove West Bank Settlements!

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday never to repeat the 2005 removal of settlers from the Gaza Strip. ‘We will not repeat this...

NHS is running out of surgeons, nurses and midwives!

ON Thursday midwives handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street condemning the government on the grounds that it was putting the lives of...

BANKS MELTDOWN – Taxpayers to foot the bill

The government yesterday extended its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland to 70 per cent as RBS headed for a record UK £27bn-£28bn...

Stop Hospital Closures – Halt NHS Privatisation

THAT the record £2.1 billion NHS surplus should coincide with press headlines that the NHS is at breaking point is no accident. The winter has...

STOP THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF TAMILS IN SRI LANKA – demands...

‘WE want Tamil Eelam!’, ‘Don’t kill Tamil people!’ shouted more than 1,500 people demonstrating opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster on Wednesday evening. It...

ONLY ONE WAY OUT – sanctions-busting boat gets doctor out of...

OVer the past year, Muhanad Omar al-Helo has twice petitioned the Israeli government to leave Gaza in order to study in Europe for a...

£550m PRE-PAY TAKEN FROM POOR

The GMB trade union yesterday condemned the huge profits being made out of the poorest customers by gas and electricity companies. New watchdog Consumer Focus,...

SLUMP SET TO DEEPEN WARNS BofE GOVERNOR

The Bank of England governor Mervyn King yesterday admitted that the UK entered a recession in the middle of 2008. Stunned by the...

US Steps Up Missile Attacks On Pakistan

WITH the world’s attention focussed on the capitalist crisis, the US military have unleashed a series of massive attacks on the Afghan and Pakistani...

Inflation Up To 5.2%

inflation hit 5.2% in September, the highest rate since 1992, rising from 4.7% in August, according to the government’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures...

Nationalise the energy companies to end fuel poverty

PM Brown has rejected out of hand the trade union demand for a Windfall Tax on the oil, gas and energy companies, that are...

RENATIONALISATION – demands TUC Congress

DELEGATES to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) yesterday voted overwhelmingly to demand the re-nationalisation of public utilities, in opposition to the TUC leadership’s ‘reservations’. TUC...

Demoralised Simpson says Cameron rather than Miliband!

ON the eve of the TUC Congress, the TUC leader, Brendan Barber, has issued a call to the Brown government to tax the rich. There...

Ventilator Rationing!

VENTILATORS are to be rationed, using tactics employed on the battlefield, where army medics choose who to treat and who to leave to bleed...

Wildcat Postal Strikes