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LABOUR MP Dawn Butler has accused the Metropolitan Police of racially profiling her after a car she was travelling in was stopped by officers over... FORMER MP [...] Read full article: Labour...→

Protests against trains that fuels a power station

PROTESTS took place along a railway line between Liverpool and a Yorkshire power station today against the burning of wood to generate electricity.... Drax pow [...] Read full article: Protests against trains that fuels a pow...→

Ken Buchanon facing yet another tough opponent at 75

Ken Buchanon facing yet another tough opponent at 75

THE sad news that former Scottish lightweight champion and bonafide world boxing legend, Ken Buchanan, has been taken into a care home in Edinburgh with mental [...] Read full article: Ken Buchanon facing yet another tough op...→

Police torch landless workers' camp in Brazil in bid to evict residents

Police torch landless workers' camp in Brazil in bid to evict residents

MILITARY police in Brazil have torched a camp of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais in a bid to evict familie [...] Read full article: Police torch landless workers' camp in B...→

Last-second US allegations may delay Assange extradition, lawyer says

Last-second US allegations may delay Assange extradition, lawyer says

Wikileaks founder's legal team considering decision to apply for more time after 'astonishing' late submission by US Read full article: Last-second US allegations may delay Ass...→

F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands UAE immediately withdraws from 'shameful' deal with Israel

F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands UAE immediately withdraws from 'shameful' deal with Israel

PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) immediately withdraw from its “shameful” deal normalising relations with I [...] Read full article: F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands U...→

Arts groups warn of 'significant' job losses if furlough not extended

Arts groups warn of 'significant' job losses if furlough not extended

Cultural societies and unions warn that arts workers are facing a looming wave of redundancies Read full article: Arts groups warn of 'significant' job lo...→

A journey into the divisive ‘science of race’

A journey into the divisive ‘science of race’

Ruth Hunt spoke to GAVIN EVANS about his book that exposes the all-too modern phenomenon of 'racist science' — in the form of IQ tests and even the infamous 11 [...] Read full article: A journey into the divisive ‘science of ...→

Patel promises to introduce new asylum laws that would ‘send the left into meltdown’

Patel promises to introduce new asylum laws that would ‘send the left into meltdown’

PRITI PATEL has promised to introduce new asylum laws that would “send the left into meltdown,” it was reported today.... The Home Secretary claimed that the s [...] Read full article: Patel promises to introduce new asylum l...→

More people waiting 18 weeks or more for hospital treatment than ever before

More people waiting 18 weeks or more for hospital treatment than ever before

A RECORD number of more than 1.85 million people are waiting for at least 18 weeks for hospital treatment, according to NHS England figures released today.... [...] Read full article: More people waiting 18 weeks or more for...→

Women urged to rally in solidarity with counterparts in Turkey after police batter protesters

Women urged to rally in solidarity with counterparts in Turkey after police batter protesters

WOMEN across the world were urged to rally in solidarity with their counterparts in Turkey today after police brutally attacked a demonstration opposing the co [...] Read full article: Women urged to rally in solidarity with ...→

Jihadists take control of key port in northern Mozambique

Jihadists take control of key port in northern Mozambique

JIHADISTS have taken control of a major port in an oil-rich region of Mozambique after sinking a ship owned by former president Armando Guebuza during a battle [...] Read full article: Jihadists take control of key port in no...→

Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for West Papua as Indonesia celebrates 58th anniversary of independence

Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for West Papua as Indonesia celebrates 58th anniversary of independence

WEST PAPUAN liberation leader Benny Wenda has called for his people to turn this weekend’s Indonesian Independence Day celebrations into days of mourning and r [...] Read full article: Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for W...→

Manchester Crown Court to remain closed over Covid cases

Manchester Crown Court to remain closed over Covid cases

MANCHESTER Crown Court will remain closed this week after six staff members tested positive for coronavirus.... A deep-clean of the Crown Square building has t [...] Read full article: Manchester Crown Court to remain closed ...→

The sick man of Europe

The sick man of Europe

Britain falls into the worst recession since 1950s while holding record for most coronavirus related deaths in Europe Read full article: The sick man of Europe...→

Williamson's last minute ‘triple lock’ changes for A Level and GCSE students ‘smacks of incompetence’

Williamson's last minute ‘triple lock’ changes for A Level and GCSE students ‘smacks of incompetence’

THE government’s 11th-hour move to meet concerns over the reliability of exam results in England was condemned today as “embarrassing” and “shambolic.”... Educ [...] Read full article: Williamson's last minute ‘triple lock’ c...→

Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn government's migration policies as ministers promise new action to stop Channel crossings

Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn government's migration policies as ministers promise new action to stop Channel crossings

ANTI-ARMS campaigners condemned the government's policies and approach to migration today as ministers promised a “new, comprehensive” action plan to stop peop [...] Read full article: Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn gove...→

An open letter to Tower Hamlets Council, from Labour councillors

An open letter to Tower Hamlets Council, from Labour councillors

WE ARE in the midst of one of the gravest health crises we have ever faced. ... Along with other workers from all sections of society, council workers have bee [...] Read full article: An open letter to Tower Hamlets Council,...→

Rail season ticket prices expected to rise next year despite calls to cap them due to Covid-19

Rail season ticket prices expected to rise next year despite calls to cap them due to Covid-19

RAIL commuters are expected to face an increase in season ticket prices in January, despite calls for the rises to be scrapped due to Covid-19.... The cap on t [...] Read full article: Rail season ticket prices expected to ri...→

Scores killed and disappeared in Balochistan in July, according to new report

Scores killed and disappeared in Balochistan in July, according to new report

AT LEAST 36 people were disappeared and 27 murdered in Pakistan’s Balochistan region last month, including four members of the same family, according to a new [...] Read full article: Scores killed and disappeared in Balochi...→

‘Whole generation of grassroots sport could be left behind’

‘Whole generation of grassroots sport could be left behind’

Badminton England head urges government to focus on the fortunes of sport as much as restaurants and shops Read full article: ‘Whole generation of grassroots sport co...→

Renter protections set to last until March next year

Renter protections set to last until March next year

PROTECTIONS to prevent evictions of renters in Scotland look set to be extended after the Scottish government indicated that it intends to prolong emergency le [...] Read full article: Renter protections set to last until Mar...→

The stars that tell us about ourselves

The stars that tell us about ourselves

Tonight you can see the best shooting stars of the year, but what can they tell us about our place in the universe? Read full article: The stars that tell us about ourselves...→

Nicola Sturgeon: Don't expect to see Celtic and Aberdeen play this week

Nicola Sturgeon: Don't expect to see Celtic and Aberdeen play this week

SCOTTISH football is in danger of being halted by the government after a Celtic player breached coronavirus rules by taking a secret trip to Spain and failing [...] Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon: Don't expect to see Cel...→

There is nothing natural about sky-high unemployment

There is nothing natural about sky-high unemployment

But we live in a highly developed society with a sophisticated economy and a government system that can, when the mood seizes it, operate powerful economic and [...] Read full article: There is nothing natural about sky-high ...→

Father of teenager who took her own life backs Labour's online harms consultation and urges ministers to act

Father of teenager who took her own life backs Labour's online harms consultation and urges ministers to act

A MAN whose daughter took her own life after viewing self-harm content on social media is backing Labour’s consultation on tackling online harms that was launc [...] Read full article: Father of teenager who took her own life...→

Holyrood committee investigating handling of complaints against Salmond ‘frustrated’ by limited evidence provided

Holyrood committee investigating handling of complaints against Salmond ‘frustrated’ by limited evidence provided

A HOLYROOD committee looking into the handling of harassment complaints against former first minister Alex Salmond is “frustrated and disappointed” at the limi [...] Read full article: Holyrood committee investigating handlin...→

From the Office of the National Rifle Association by Mark Slattery

From the Office of the National Rifle Association by Mark Slattery

Please feel safe when the sirens sound. No pistol wound or penetration Emanated from the office of the National Rifle Association. While lying in your gatherin [...] Read full article: From the Office of the National Rifle As...→

Thai protests take aim at unaccountable playboy king

Thai protests take aim at unaccountable playboy king

THAI protests have moved from attacking military strongman Prayuth Chanocha to questioning the power of the monarchy itself – despite heavy penalties for any c [...] Read full article: Thai protests take aim at unaccountable ...→

Nazi camp guard drops appeals against accessory to murder sentence

Nazi camp guard drops appeals against accessory to murder sentence

ALL appeals against the conviction of a former Nazi concentration-camp guard have now been dropped, a Hamburg court says, easing the way for possible future pr [...] Read full article: Nazi camp guard drops appeals against ac...→

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

As oil workers engage in co-ordinated strike action across Iran, JANE GREEN considers the response of the Iranian regime and the prospects for trade unions in [...] Read full article: A significant breakthrough! Strike actio...→

School return plan is missing the mark

School return plan is missing the mark

Teachers call for clearer guidance on the risks of retuning in September Read full article: School return plan is missing the mark...→

David Miliband accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ‘wrecking’ Labour under Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership

David Miliband accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ‘wrecking’ Labour under Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership

DAVID MILIBAND has accused Jeremy Corbyn of using “wrecking tactics” against his successor Sir Keir Starmer.... Mr Miliband, who quit front-line politics in 20 [...] Read full article: David Miliband accuses Jeremy Corbyn of ...→

Union steps up campaign to rescue jobs at Trump's Scottish golf resort

Union steps up campaign to rescue jobs at Trump's Scottish golf resort

THE RMT stepped up its campaign to rescue jobs at Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf resort today before a consultation on the “brutal” cuts closes this week.... Th [...] Read full article: Union steps up campaign to rescue jobs a...→

Protesters brutalised after Belarus presidential election

Protesters brutalised after Belarus presidential election

PHALANXES of Belarusian police in full riot gear violently dispersed thousands of demonstrators who poured into the streets to challenge an early count from Su [...] Read full article: Protesters brutalised after Belarus pres...→

Puerto Ricans demand answers after primaries botched and rescheduled

Puerto Ricans demand answers after primaries botched and rescheduled

PUERTO RICANS were demanding answers today after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centres lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision [...] Read full article: Puerto Ricans demand answers after prima...→

Nurse apprentice funding ‘falls short’ of investment needed

Nurse apprentice funding ‘falls short’ of investment needed

GOVERNMENT funding for thousands more apprentice nurses falls short of the wider investment needed to plug shortages in the sector, the Royal College of Nurses [...] Read full article: Nurse apprentice funding ‘falls short’ o...→

Sturgeon apologises to young people in Scotland for exam results botch-up

Sturgeon apologises to young people in Scotland for exam results botch-up

AS Edinburgh schoolkids protested outside Holyrood today, Nicola Sturgeon had to apologise to young people in Scotland who have had their exam results unfairly [...] Read full article: Sturgeon apologises to young people in S...→

Labour warns high streets could become ‘ghost towns’ in local lockdown areas

Labour warns high streets could become ‘ghost towns’ in local lockdown areas

LABOUR is calling for more support for workers and businesses in areas with local restrictions in a bid to safeguard thousands of jobs.... The party warned las [...] Read full article: Labour warns high streets could become ‘...→

What it is to be human

What it is to be human

A new photography book provides stunning reminders of what connects us all, says VAUGHAN MELZER Read full article: What it is to be human...→

Patel's scaremongering over refugees feeds the politics of hate

Patel's scaremongering over refugees feeds the politics of hate

A BUNCH of far-right thugs carrying out “migrant patrols” in a sailing boat off Dover is a predictable escalation given Priti Patel’s inflammatory, xenophobic [...] Read full article: Patel's scaremongering over refugees fee...→

Dundee United trying to win stuff with the kids

Dundee United trying to win stuff with the kids

DUNDEE UNITED manager Micky Mellon vowed to keep giving young players their chance after a youthful front line led them to victory at Motherwell.... Experience [...] Read full article: Dundee United trying to win stuff with t...→

NHS workers take to the streets in protest against government's refusal to offer them a pay rise

NHS workers take to the streets in protest against government's refusal to offer them a pay rise

THOUSANDS of nurses and other NHS workers took to the streets at the weekend in protest against the government’s refusal to offer a pay rise despite their hero [...] Read full article: NHS workers take to the streets in prote...→

Pressure mounts on Spain to pursue ex-king on corruption charges

Pressure mounts on Spain to pursue ex-king on corruption charges

SPAIN’S former king Juan Carlos is believed to have taken up residence in the United Arab Emirates following his secretive departure from Spain last week.... S [...] Read full article: Pressure mounts on Spain to pursue ex-ki...→

Thousands demand Netanyahu’s resignation in Tel Aviv

Thousands demand Netanyahu’s resignation in Tel Aviv

THOUSANDS rallied in Jerusalem on Saturday to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over sleaze allegations and his government’s [...] Read full article: Thousands demand Netanyahu’s resignation...→

‘You will not lock all of us up,’ LGBT rights protesters warn in wave of Polish protest

‘You will not lock all of us up,’ LGBT rights protesters warn in wave of Polish protest

PROTESTS against homophobia took place in Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Wroclaw and other Polish cities on the first weekend since right-wing President Andrzej Duda [...] Read full article: ‘You will not lock all of us up,’ LGBT r...→

Lockdown diaries: women across Britain speak out

NOW that fines are being reinstated for non-attendance of school this autumn, education in England will once again be compulsory.... Education Secretary Gavin [...] Read full article: Lockdown diaries: women across Britain s...→

World in brief: August 8, 2020

PALESTINE: A woman died yesterday after being shot in the chest during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry [...] Read full article: World in brief: August 8, 2020...→

‘F**k the bank. I’m banking on the Morning Star!’

YOUR PAPER NEEDS YOU! You’ve raised: £70,836  We need: £19,164 by the end of August Read full article: ‘F**k the bank. I’m banking on the Morni...→

Schools with poorer children will get less funding than those in wealthier areas

Schools with poorer children will get less funding than those in wealthier areas

SCHOOLS whose pupils are from poor families are receiving less funding than those serving wealthier areas and current government policy is make the problem wor [...] Read full article: Schools with poorer children will get le...→

Europe’s militarised borders blasted as 50 refugees drown in the Atlantic trying to reach the Canary Islands

Europe’s militarised borders blasted as 50 refugees drown in the Atlantic trying to reach the Canary Islands

REFUGEE-rights organisations blamed Europe’s militarised borders today as news broke of refugee shipwrecks off the west coast of Africa.... Around 50 refugees [...] Read full article: Europe’s militarised borders blasted as ...→

Hundreds attend pupil-led protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority results fiasco

Hundreds attend pupil-led protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority results fiasco

HUNDREDS of students gathered in Glasgow and Edinburgh today for a pupil-led protest against the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results fiasco.... Stu [...] Read full article: Hundreds attend pupil-led protest agains...→

Workers must be aware of dangers when returning to jobs, regional TUCs warn

Workers must be aware of dangers when returning to jobs, regional TUCs warn

WORKERS must beware of the dangers when they return to their workplace as the coronavirus continues to infect and kill, regional TUC branches warned today.... [...] Read full article: Workers must be aware of dangers when re...→

Beirut blast: Firefighters in Britain hold minute's silence

Beirut blast: Firefighters in Britain hold minute's silence

FIREFIGHTERS across Britain are holding a minute’s silence tomorrow in honour of emergency service workers in Beirut and those who were killed by the devastati [...] Read full article: Beirut blast: Firefighters in Britain ho...→

NHS outsourcing and the 50 million faulty face masks fiasco

NHS outsourcing and the 50 million faulty face masks fiasco

THE wretched saga of the government’s purchase of 50 million unusable face masks has all the hallmarks of a classic Tory scandal.... Wearily we note that minis [...] Read full article: NHS outsourcing and the 50 million fault...→

Liverpool heritage site to be ‘disneyfied’ for profit

Liverpool heritage site to be ‘disneyfied’ for profit

OPPOSITION is mounting in Merseyside over development plans which campaigners say will “Disneyfy” Liverpool’s historic St George’s Quarter by turning it into a [...] Read full article: Liverpool heritage site to be ‘disneyfie...→

RMT launches petition in its battle against the sacking of workers at US president Donald Trump's Scotland resort

RMT launches petition in its battle against the sacking of workers at US president Donald Trump's Scotland resort

RMT has launched a global petition against the sacking of workers at US President Donald Trump’s Turnberry golf and hotel resort in Scotland.... The union is a [...] Read full article: RMT launches petition in its battle agai...→

Trade unions must prepare to fight for workers facing the deepest recession on record

Trade unions must prepare to fight for workers facing the deepest recession on record

Organised action is needed now to avert the human, health and wider social costs of unemployment levels not seen since the 1930s, writes assistant general secr [...] Read full article: Trade unions must prepare to fight for w...→

Transport Secretary’s quarantine date blunder sparks frustration among travellers returning to Britain

Transport Secretary’s quarantine date blunder sparks frustration among travellers returning to Britain

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Grant Shapps’ failure to give an accurate starting date for his own quarantine rule changes was described as a “complete shambles” by trans [...] Read full article: Transport Secretary’s quarantine date bl...→

In the global fight against Covid Boris Johnson's Britain is part of the problem

In the global fight against Covid Boris Johnson's Britain is part of the problem

BRITAIN’S deals with Novavax and Janssen securing advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines are not the first evidence that the government is underminin [...] Read full article: In the global fight against Covid Boris ...→

Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test reaches its finale

Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test reaches its finale

THE World Championship is snooker’s version of Test-match cricket.... It is a measure not only of break-building, shrewd safety and masterly cue-ball control,  [...] Read full article: Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test r...→

Britain's advance deals for Covid-19 vaccine 'undermine fair access' for the world

Britain's advance deals for Covid-19 vaccine 'undermine fair access' for the world

Global Justice Now says rich nations' 'vaccine nationalism' could leave poorer countries scrambling to help their citizens Read full article: Britain's advance deals for Covid-19 vac...→

Time to ‘get PR done’

Time to ‘get PR done’

MATT PHYPERS and ALAN STORY make the case for Proportional Representation as a petition renews calls on Labour to adopt radical electoral reform Read full article: Time to ‘get PR done’...→

Will the former Crown Prosecutor round on British paramilitries?

Will the former Crown Prosecutor round on British paramilitries?

THE Metropolitan Police has “received a referral concerning war crimes alleged to have been committed by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s.”... [...] Read full article: Will the former Crown Prosecutor round o...→

Activists raising funds for humanitarian ship in the channel

Activists raising funds for humanitarian ship in the channel

ACTIVISTS dismayed by the government's failing of migrants crossing the Channel are raising funds to buy a ship and launch human rights patrols off the coast.. [...] Read full article: Activists raising funds for humanitarian...→

Investigation opened into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka

Investigation opened into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka

THE Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s.... The force’s W [...] Read full article: Investigation opened into alleged war cr...→

European banks slammed for financing oil projects in Amazon rainforest

European banks slammed for financing oil projects in Amazon rainforest

EUROPEAN banks have been accused of hypocrisy on climate change by Ecuadorian indigenous groups after a report exposed their financing of destructive oil proje [...] Read full article: European banks slammed for financing oil...→

Seizing the time left

Seizing the time left

MARIA DUARTE recommends the story of a teenager with a lust for life — and a terminal illness Read full article: Seizing the time left...→

Grouse shooting season must be the last in Scotland

Grouse shooting season must be the last in Scotland

THE driven grouse-shooting season which began yesterday must be the last in Scotland, the Scottish Greens have said.... The Victorian blood sport was the subje [...] Read full article: Grouse shooting season must be the last ...→

STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to appeal on rent

STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to appeal on rent

THE Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) called on Holyrood yesterday to adopt a Bill that would allow tenants to appeal their rents. ... The STUC wrote a lett [...] Read full article: STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to ...→

Biden to run with California Senator Kamala Harris

Biden to run with California Senator Kamala Harris

US Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, in a choice that has split opinion ahead of N [...] Read full article: Biden to run with California Senator Kam...→

NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of patients needing mental-health support

NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of patients needing mental-health support

THE NHS should brace itself for a rising tide of patients in need of mental-health support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, health leaders warned today [...] Read full article: NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of...→

Rumours of PKK leader's death scotched as relations between Turkey and Iraq detariorate

Rumours of PKK leader's death scotched as relations between Turkey and Iraq detariorate

RUMOURS that de facto Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Cemil Bayik was killed by a Turkish air strike in Iraq on Tuesday night were dismissed today as sta [...] Read full article: Rumours of PKK leader's death scotched a...→

Covid's economic crisis will increase homelessness unless a new approach is taken charities warn

Covid's economic crisis will increase homelessness unless a new approach is taken charities warn

HOMELESSNESS will soar as a result of the coronavirus crisis unless ministers take a new approach on rough sleeping, the Salvation Army warned today. ... The c [...] Read full article: Covid's economic crisis will increase ho...→

Britain's 'world-beating' recession is no accident. It's time for radical change

Britain's 'world-beating' recession is no accident. It's time for radical change

BORIS JOHNSON’S appalling bungling of Britain’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic should put paid to any notion of Tory “economic competence.”... On their watc [...] Read full article: Britain's 'world-beating' recession is n...→

Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second England-Pakistan Test begins

Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second England-Pakistan Test begins

A RARE winning start to a Test series hadn’t stopped the questions mounting up for England captain Joe Root.... Can Jos Buttler still be trusted as wicket-keep [...] Read full article: Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second...→

Wednesday 12th Aug 2020 Stories and Songs by Al Stewart and the Empty Pockets

Wednesday 12th Aug 2020 Stories and Songs by Al Stewart and the Empty Pockets

It’s an appealing and informative format that works both for the uninitiated as an introduction to Stewart’s work and for his long-established fan base as a no [...] Read full article: Wednesday 12th Aug 2020 Stories and Song...→

Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murder investigation shelved

Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murder investigation shelved

THE investigation into Stephen Lawrence’s murder has been shelved despite three men suspected of involvement in the 1993 killing having never faced justice.... [...] Read full article: Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murde...→

Labour warns that GCSE and A Level grade standardisation will ‘rob’ young people of their future

Labour warns that GCSE and A Level grade standardisation will ‘rob’ young people of their future

YOUNG people will be “robbed” of their future unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson urgently tackles “unfairness” in the unprecedented school assessment system i [...] Read full article: Labour warns that GCSE and A Level grade...→

Lebanese Communists call for a new politics as country marks one week since the Beirut blast

Lebanese Communists call for a new politics as country marks one week since the Beirut blast

LEBANESE citizens held a minute’s silence at 6.08pm today to mark a week since the devastating explosion that flattened much of Beirut.... The country’s entire [...] Read full article: Lebanese Communists call for a new polit...→

Employment figures in Britain fall by largest amount in over a decade

Employment figures in Britain fall by largest amount in over a decade

EMPLOYMENT figures in Britain have fallen by the largest amount in over a decade, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed today.... About 7 [...] Read full article: Employment figures in Britain fall by la...→

Brazil season in doubt after a host of positive tests

Brazil season in doubt after a host of positive tests

BRAZIL’S championship didn’t even complete its opening round over the weekend before its future was cast in doubt when a match was postponed after nine players [...] Read full article: Brazil season in doubt after a host of p...→

Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as global cases top 20 million

Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as global cases top 20 million

RUSSIA became the first country to register a Covid-19 vaccine today as global cases hit 20 million.... President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine gives la [...] Read full article: Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as...→

Covert crime exposed

Covert crime exposed

An eye-opening documentary on the 1953 toppling of Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq by MI6 and the CIA sheds new light on a history-changing coup, says [...] Read full article: Covert crime exposed...→

The politics of war: what is Israel’s endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

The politics of war: what is Israel’s endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

Shocking outbursts almost endorsing the Beirut explosion have betrayed continuing belligerence by many Israeli politicians. But without any real territorial am [...] Read full article: The politics of war: what is Israel’s en...→

Parents shielding from Covid-19 ‘extremely scared’ of the risks posed by their children returning to school

Parents shielding from Covid-19 ‘extremely scared’ of the risks posed by their children returning to school

PARENTS shielding from Covid-19 say that they are “extremely scared” of the medical risks posed by their children returning to school.... Plans to reopen schoo [...] Read full article: Parents shielding from Covid-19 ‘extreme...→

Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid protests

Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid protests

BELARUS’S opposition challenger for the presidency Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has taken refuge in Lithuania, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said [...] Read full article: Belarus opposition candidate flees to Li...→

‘As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning’

‘As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning’

Following the devastating Beirut explosion, the Young Communist League speaks to Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth president ADNAN AL-MOKDAD about his organis [...] Read full article: ‘As I talk to you now, Beirut is burning...→

Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts

Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts

INDONESIA’S Mount Sinabung erupted today, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 16,400 feet into the sky and depositing ash on villages.... Falling [...] Read full article: Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts...→

Government must continue to publish daily coronavirus death toll, says Labour

Government must continue to publish daily coronavirus death toll, says Labour

LABOUR has urged the government to continue publishing the daily coronavirus-related death figures for the sake of transparency.... Today’s comment comes after [...] Read full article: Government must continue to publish dail...→

Green Party equalities and diversity officer launches crowdfund to take party to court over alleged racism

Green Party equalities and diversity officer launches crowdfund to take party to court over alleged racism

A GREEN PARTY equalities and diversity officer launched a fundraiser today to take the party to court for alleged racial discrimination and victimisation.... R [...] Read full article: Green Party equalities and diversity off...→

The ballad of Jack Leslie

The ballad of Jack Leslie

Musician Matt Tiller speaks to Asif Burhan about his campaign and fundraising efforts to erect a statue outside of Home Park of Jack Leslie, the Plymouth strik [...] Read full article: The ballad of Jack Leslie...→

BBC’s Tony Hall apologises for use of N-word on regional news broadcast

BBC’s Tony Hall apologises for use of N-word on regional news broadcast

DIRECTOR GENERAL Tony Hall has finally issued an apology for the BBC’s use of the N-word, two weeks after it was used in a news report. ... A reporter quoted t [...] Read full article: BBC’s Tony Hall apologises for use of N-...→

James Anderson not ready to retire to the sidelines

James Anderson not ready to retire to the sidelines

AFTER 590 Test wickets and 154 caps James Anderson has asked England to “keep faith” long enough to prove he is still a world-class operator rather than a grea [...] Read full article: James Anderson not ready to retire to th...→

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong

Media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong Kong

MEDIA tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested at his Kowloon mansion by Hong Kong police today and officers raided the headquarters of his Next Digital group, seizing bo [...] Read full article: Media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested in Hong ...→

Workers are being ‘abandoned’ after report reveals one in three companies expect redundancies

Workers are being ‘abandoned’ after report reveals one in three companies expect redundancies

WORKERS have been abandoned by the government, trade union Unite said today after a report revealed an expected jobs massacre caused by the Tories’ mismanageme [...] Read full article: Workers are being ‘abandoned’ after repo...→

Verstappen takes it to the Max at Silverstone

Verstappen takes it to the Max at Silverstone

MAX VERSTAPPEN sprung the surprise of the season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.... Indeed, the Dutchman had been a 12/1 outs [...] Read full article: Verstappen takes it to the Max at Silver...→

Far right mob Britain First launch ‘migrant patrol’ ship off Dover

Far right mob Britain First launch ‘migrant patrol’ ship off Dover

Refugee rights organisations raise concerns over Priti Patel's plans to use Royal Navy to make the Channel ‘unviable’ for migrants Read full article: Far right mob Britain First launch ‘migr...→

‘The stones will remember him’

‘The stones will remember him’

Michal Boncza pays tribute to Havana’s city historian EUSEBIO LEAL SPENGLER, who has died at the age of 77 Read full article: ‘The stones will remember him’...→

XR activists pour ‘blood’ over Trafalgar Square in solidarity protest with Brazil's indigenous peoples

XR activists pour ‘blood’ over Trafalgar Square in solidarity protest with Brazil's indigenous peoples

EXTINCTION REBELLION doused the steps of Trafalgar Square with fake blood today to highlight the devastating impact of Covid-19 on indigenous people. ... Prote [...] Read full article: XR activists pour ‘blood’ over Trafalgar...→

Portland declares a riot as police union HQ set alight

Portland declares a riot as police union HQ set alight

AUTHORITIES in the north-western US city of Portland declared a riot on Saturday night and cleared protesters from outside the Portland Police Association buil [...] Read full article: Portland declares a riot as police union...→

Nagasaki mayor condemns nuclear weapons states on 75th anniversary of city's atom bombing

Nagasaki mayor condemns nuclear weapons states on 75th anniversary of city's atom bombing

NAGASAKI’S Mayor Tomihisa Taue condemned nuclear-armed states for “upgrading and miniaturising nuclear weapons for easier use” today at a commemoration marking [...] Read full article: Nagasaki mayor condemns nuclear weapons ...→

Joe Root heaps praise on match-winner Jos Buttler

Joe Root heaps praise on match-winner Jos Buttler

JOE ROOT has tipped Jos Buttler’s game-changing innings against Pakistan to launch a new phase of his career as England’s wicketkeeper batsman.... Buttler prod [...] Read full article: Joe Root heaps praise on match-winner Jo...→

Pedalling for the Star in its 90th anniversary year

Veteran of seven Pedal4Progress challenges, PETER MIDDLEMAN provides his individual recollection of the 8th edition #PollittBrigade fundraiser Read full article: Pedalling for the Star in its 90th anniv...→

The furlough scheme must not be ended now

The furlough scheme must not be ended now

Large sectors of the economy will continue to struggle unless the government provides assistance, says DIANE ABBOTT Read full article: The furlough scheme must not be ended no...→

RMT issues warning of passenger surge ahead of expected heatwave

RMT issues warning of passenger surge ahead of expected heatwave

RAIL union RMT issued a “red alert” to its members today over an expected surge in passenger numbers on trains to the seaside this weekend after very hot weath [...] Read full article: RMT issues warning of passenger surge ah...→

Russia to treat any missiles launched at its territory as a nuclear attack

Russia to treat any missiles launched at its territory as a nuclear attack

RUSSIA will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as warranting nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article published today.... T [...] Read full article: Russia to treat any missiles launched at...→

Anti-gentrification activists clash with police over eviction of left-wing pub collective

Anti-gentrification activists clash with police over eviction of left-wing pub collective

ANTI-GENTRIFICATION activists clashed with hundreds of police today while attempting to prevent the eviction of the owners of a popular left-wing bar in Berlin [...] Read full article: Anti-gentrification activists clash with...→

Trump bans TikTok and WeChat in crackdown on Chinese tech

Trump bans TikTok and WeChat in crackdown on Chinese tech

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed executive orders banning TikTok and the social-media app WeChat today, escalating the crackdown on Chinese-developed technolog [...] Read full article: Trump bans TikTok and WeChat in crackdow...→

India hits grim Covid-19 milestone as cases across Africa reach a million

India hits grim Covid-19 milestone as cases across Africa reach a million

INDIA hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic today, while confirmed cases across Africa topped a million.... India's Health Ministry reported 6 [...] Read full article: India hits grim Covid-19 milestone as ca...→

Sergio Perez out of another race due to coronavirus

Sergio Perez out of another race due to coronavirus

SERGIO PEREZ has been ruled out of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after returning a positive Covid-19 test result.... Racing Point described Perez, who contra [...] Read full article: Sergio Perez out of another race due to ...→

Couple who spotted Cummings breaching lockdown filed an official complain to police watchdog

Couple who spotted Cummings breaching lockdown filed an official complain to police watchdog

A COUPLE who claim to have seen Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings on a second lockdown trip to Durham have filed an official complaint with the police watch [...] Read full article: Couple who spotted Cummings breaching lo...→

Waging war on wars

Waging war on wars

STEVE EARLY and SUZANNE GORDON recommend an ex-combatant’s polemic against the endless international conflicts instigated by the US Read full article: Waging war on wars...→

Tens of thousands of NHS workers to mobilise across Britain in protest against Tory treachery

Tens of thousands of NHS workers to mobilise across Britain in protest against Tory treachery

TENS of thousands of NHS workers and campaigners will mobilise across Britain on Saturday to demand a pay rise for all health workers following Tory treachery. [...] Read full article: Tens of thousands of NHS workers to mobi...→

Johnson accused of insulting the memory of the hundreds and thousands of civilians killed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

Johnson accused of insulting the memory of the hundreds and thousands of civilians killed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings

BORIS JOHNSON is insulting the memory of the hundreds and thousands of civilians killed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks by celebrating “Victory over Japa [...] Read full article: Johnson accused of insulting the memory ...→

Government could face legal action over decision to resume selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

Government could face legal action over decision to resume selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

THE government could face legal action again over its decision to resume weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, anti-arms campaigners warned today.... Trade Secretary [...] Read full article: Government could face legal action over ...→

Doctors Without Borders to resume lifesaving missions in the central Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders to resume lifesaving missions in the central Mediterranean

Charity announces new alliance with refugee rescuers Sea Watch as European states continue to ignore migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Read full article: Doctors Without Borders to resume lifesa...→

Why is Trump now ramping up his attacks on Nicaragua?

Sanctions and even interventions against the small Latin American nation are part of a pattern of desperation from an ailing US empire, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE Read full article: Why is Trump now ramping up his attacks ...→

MPs launch survey to see if progress has been made in tackling sexual exploitation of aid recipients abroad

MPs launch survey to see if progress has been made in tackling sexual exploitation of aid recipients abroad

MPs are seeking views from international aid and development workers to gauge whether any progress has been made in tackling sexual abuse in the charity sector [...] Read full article: MPs launch survey to see if progress has...→

Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party'

Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party'

LOCAL Labour branches have been ordered by the party not to discuss investigations into anti-semitism, a related libel settlement and the adoption of a controv [...] Read full article: Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party...→

Ebru Timtik’s cousin says hospital conditions worse than prison for hunger-striking Kurdish lawyer.

Ebru Timtik’s cousin says hospital conditions worse than prison for hunger-striking Kurdish lawyer.

HOSPITAL is worse than prison for hunger-striking Kurdish lawyer Ebru Timtik, her cousin said today, alleging that she is being subjected to intense psychologi [...] Read full article: Ebru Timtik’s cousin says hospital condi...→

Met officer to face trial over alleged membership of neonazi National Action group

Met officer to face trial over alleged membership of neonazi National Action group

A METROPOLITAN POLICE officer will face trial next year for allegedly being a member of the banned neonazi group National Action.... Benjamin Hannam, 22, of En [...] Read full article: Met officer to face trial over alleged m...→

Call to extend free school meals to pupils from low-income migrant families

Call to extend free school meals to pupils from low-income migrant families

FREE school meals should be permanently extended to pupils from low-income migrant families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), campaigners are demanding. [...] Read full article: Call to extend free school meals to pupi...→

‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready to defy German law designed to stop them

‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready to defy German law designed to stop them

Mare Liberum says it does not intend to provoke the German transport ministry but that they must go back to monitoring the Greece's illegal migrant pushbacks i [...] Read full article: ‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready ...→

Up to quarter of a million animals killed a year in Scotland to increase grouse numbers for shooting

Up to quarter of a million animals killed a year in Scotland to increase grouse numbers for shooting

MORE than a quarter of a million animals are killed each year on Scottish shooting estates to allow grouse to thrive so they can then be shot for the blood “sp [...] Read full article: Up to quarter of a million animals kille...→

Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secret Army

Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secret Army

In the conclusion of a two-part series, DUROYAN FERTL reveals weapons dumps and plans for a “Day X” slaughter in a country where even the police force has seen [...] Read full article: Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secre...→

Whither Lebanon: a nation on the brink

Whither Lebanon: a nation on the brink

Foreign actors are looking to exploit Lebanon's crisis, says JOHN WIGHT – where does this leave the Middle East's most powerful Shi'ite militia, Hezbollah? Read full article: Whither Lebanon: a nation on the brink...→

Train drivers' union pay tribute to colleague killed in Stonehaven derailment

Train drivers' union pay tribute to colleague killed in Stonehaven derailment

COLLEAGUES “thought the world” of the train driver killed on Wednesday in the Stonehaven derailment, a union official said today.... Brett McCullough, 45, was [...] Read full article: Train drivers' union pay tribute to coll...→

Trump's punitive tariffs on British exports labelled an act of ‘economic vandalism’

Trump's punitive tariffs on British exports labelled an act of ‘economic vandalism’

DONALD TRUMP’S punitive tariffs on a number of British exports were labelled an act of “economic vandalism” today, as well as a double blow for hundreds of Bri [...] Read full article: Trump's punitive tariffs on British expo...→

Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mortality rates in Covid-19, French studies show

Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mortality rates in Covid-19, French studies show

COVID-19 has exposed huge disparities in the French healthcare system, according to two new studies on how poverty and racism have impacted on those who test p [...] Read full article: Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mo...→

Labour demands government introduce ‘regional opportunities guarantee’

Labour demands government introduce ‘regional opportunities guarantee’

LABOUR has demanded that the government act on its “levelling up” pledge by reducing huge income gaps between young workers in London and those in the regions. [...] Read full article: Labour demands government introduce ‘reg...→

Premiership Rugby to set time aside for BLM actions

Premiership Rugby to set time aside for BLM actions

PREMIERSHIP teams will show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with a slew of actions when rugby union returns this weekend, it was revealed yes [...] Read full article: Premiership Rugby to set time aside for ...→

Three killed after train derails near Stonehaven

Three killed after train derails near Stonehaven

THREE people have died after a train derailed in Aberdeenshire yesterday which also left six people injured.... The train driver was also killed in the crash n [...] Read full article: Three killed after train derails near St...→

Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess within its search and rescue area

Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess within its search and rescue area

Refugee rescuers Sea Watch accuse Malta's coastguards of only being interested in ‘sending people back to Libya’ Read full article: Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess...→

Workers win reinstatement in victory over union-busting operation in Myanmar

Workers win reinstatement in victory over union-busting operation in Myanmar

TRADE unions in Myanmar celebrated victory after winning the reinstatement of more than 100 garment workers and their representatives yesterday, bringing an en [...] Read full article: Workers win reinstatement in victory ove...→

Unite condemns privateers who wasted billions of taxpayers' cash on government's failed ‘test and track’ scheme

Unite condemns privateers who wasted billions of taxpayers' cash on government's failed ‘test and track’ scheme

BUNGLING privateers should be stripped of billions of pounds in taxpayers' cash that they were given to operate the government's failed "test and track" scheme [...] Read full article: Unite condemns privateers who wasted bil...→

US watchdog blasts Pompeo over arms sales to Saudi

US watchdog blasts Pompeo over arms sales to Saudi

THE Trump administration used emergency powers last year to bypass Congress and sell arms to Saudi Arabia while evading scrutiny over civilian deaths and atroc [...] Read full article: US watchdog blasts Pompeo over arms sale...→

Labour urges government to act over bosses failing to pay shielding pregnant women full wages during Covid crisis

Labour urges government to act over bosses failing to pay shielding pregnant women full wages during Covid crisis

CAMPAIGN group Pregnant Then Screwed backed Labour today in its push for the government to act against bosses who have illegally sent home expectant mothers on [...] Read full article: Labour urges government to act over boss...→

Israeli warplanes target Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes target Gaza Strip

ISRAELI warplanes pummelled the besieged Gaza Strip this morning targeting a number of sites in what it claimed was a response to incendiary balloons being lau [...] Read full article: Israeli warplanes target Gaza Strip...→

Unions slam councils over phased-return plan

Unions slam councils over phased-return plan

SCOTLAND’S largest teaching union lodged grievances with two councils yesterday over what alleged were failures to facilitate the phased returns of pupils.... [...] Read full article: Unions slam councils over phased-return ...→

World in brief August 12 2020

World in brief August 12 2020

BURUNDI: Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy. At their trial on Sunday, the [...] Read full article: World in brief August 12 2020...→

A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fears than cheers

A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fears than cheers

When Narendra Modi removed Jammu and Kashmir's special staus and de facto statehood, the Hindu-fascist regime took a major step forward in its plans to destroy [...] Read full article: A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fear...→

Home Office ‘ramping up’ detention and deportation regime despite ongoing Covid-19 threat

Home Office ‘ramping up’ detention and deportation regime despite ongoing Covid-19 threat

THE government is “ramping up” its detention and deportation “machine” once again as it prepares to remove 20 asylum-seekers on Wednesday, campaigners have war [...] Read full article: Home Office ‘ramping up’ detention and d...→

Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks with Debenhams as 2,500 jobs set to be axed

Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks with Debenhams as 2,500 jobs set to be axed

SHOPWORKERS’ union Usdaw sought urgent talks with Debenhams administrators today in a bid to save 2,500 shop and warehouse jobs.... The department-store chain [...] Read full article: Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks ...→

Cops' facial recognition was illegal, court rules

Cops' facial recognition was illegal, court rules

Human Rights campaigners celebrate winning the world's first legal challenge against the intrusive technology Read full article: Cops' facial recognition was illegal, co...→

Johanna Konta is ‘fine’ despite suffering from heart palpitations

BRITISH No 1 Johanna Konta revealed that she suffered from heart palpitations during her first-round defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open in Kentucky [...] Read full article: Johanna Konta is ‘fine’ despite sufferin...→

US postal service mired in row over cuts and political bias

US postal service mired in row over cuts and political bias

A ROW over cuts at the US Postal Service has escalated as the posties’ union has filed a national grievance against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.... The Nati [...] Read full article: US postal service mired in row over cuts...→

Kill-lists and commandos: Germany still has a Nazi problem

Kill-lists and commandos: Germany still has a Nazi problem

Europe's most powerful nation is experiencing a worrying growth in far-right extremism, violence and killings — including infiltration of the government, army [...] Read full article: Kill-lists and commandos: Germany still ...→

Palestinians protest outside German mission for release of BDS campaigner Mahmoud Nawajaa

Palestinians protest outside German mission for release of BDS campaigner Mahmoud Nawajaa

PALESTINIANS protested outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank today over the ongoing detention of a leading boycott, divestment and sanctions (B [...] Read full article: Palestinians protest outside German miss...→

Being a Premier League referee? That's the mission, says Jawahir Roble

Being a Premier League referee? That's the mission, says Jawahir Roble

BRITAIN’S first female Muslim referee has set her sights on officiating in the Premier League.... Jawahir Roble, 26, moved with her parents to Britain at the a [...] Read full article: Being a Premier League referee? That's t...→

Rail is in crisis – we must end the profiteering once and for all

It’s a scandal that while rail workers have risked their lives to keep services running throughout the pandemic, a few big businesses have been skimming off pu [...] Read full article: Rail is in crisis – we must end the prof...→

Johnson to stay clear of setting targets to improve record-low rape prosecutions

Johnson to stay clear of setting targets to improve record-low rape prosecutions

BORIS JOHNSON will steer clear of setting targets for police and prosecutors to improve record-low rape prosecutions, Downing Street has indicated.... It follo [...] Read full article: Johnson to stay clear of setting targets...→

Johnson's move to make refugee deportations easier ‘deeply worrying’

Johnson's move to make refugee deportations easier ‘deeply worrying’

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants warned the PM appeared ‘keen to frustrate international law’ Read full article: Johnson's move to make refugee deportati...→

US left-wing media collective Means TV office target of drive by shooting

US left-wing media collective Means TV office target of drive by shooting

THE home of the founders of US left-wing media collective Means TV was shot up in a drive by shooting on Saturday afternoon by an unknown assailant.... Naomi B [...] Read full article: US left-wing media collective Means TV o...→

Greece and Turkey at loggerheads over maritime drilling rights

Greece and Turkey at loggerheads over maritime drilling rights

GREECE’S prime minister convened the government’s national security council today after Turkey announced its research vessel would be conducting energy researc [...] Read full article: Greece and Turkey at loggerheads over ma...→

Labour's Butler calls for action to ‘cut out cancerous’ institutional racism in policing after officers' car stop

Labour's Butler calls for action to ‘cut out cancerous’ institutional racism in policing after officers' car stop

LABOUR MP Dawn Butler has accused the Metropolitan Police of racially profiling her after a car she was travelling in was stopped by officers over the weekend. [...] Read full article: Labour's Butler calls for action to ‘cut...→

Urgent efforts underway to empty stranded oil ship off Mauritius before it breaks up

Urgent efforts underway to empty stranded oil ship off Mauritius before it breaks up

URGENT efforts increased on Mauritius today to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the c [...] Read full article: Urgent efforts underway to empty strande...→

Do Marxists believe in utopias?

Do Marxists believe in utopias?

Idealistic visions of the future should not obstruct our understanding of social reality as it exists and our efforts to bring about change, says the MARX MEMO [...] Read full article: Do Marxists believe in utopias?...→

Anti-fascists defend famed Battle of Cable Street mural from far right goons

Anti-fascists defend famed Battle of Cable Street mural from far right goons

ANTI-FASCISTS in London defended a famed mural commemorating 1936’s Battle of Cable Street from far-right hooligans today.... Thugs from the fascist Patriotic [...] Read full article: Anti-fascists defend famed Battle of Cab...→

Covid crisis has exposed the need to fight for jobs and pay, Britain's communists say

Covid crisis has exposed the need to fight for jobs and pay, Britain's communists say

THE Covid crisis has exposed the need to fight for jobs and pay, Britain’s communists have said.... In an online meeting at the weekend, Communist Party trade- [...] Read full article: Covid crisis has exposed the need to fig...→

Hundreds demand end to police brutality outside Tottenham police station

Hundreds demand end to police brutality outside Tottenham police station

HUNDREDS of people demanded an end to police brutality outside Tottenham police station at the weekend — marking nine years since the killing of Mark Duggan. . [...] Read full article: Hundreds demand end to police brutality ...→

Minister resigns as Lebanon's crisis intensifies

Minister resigns as Lebanon's crisis intensifies

LEBANON’S Information Minister resigned today as huge protests continued to rock the capital Beirut.... Manal Abdel-Samad said she regretted failing to fulfil [...] Read full article: Minister resigns as Lebanon's crisis int...→

The Chair by Claire Booker

The Chair by Claire Booker

Something wired about her face makes me stop scrolling down. I’m sucked into those eyes, the dark shine of her skin; the expression I can’t quite place.... She [...] Read full article: The Chair by Claire Booker...→

No relegation is a positive for us, says Hull KR boss

No relegation is a positive for us, says Hull KR boss

HULL KR coach Tony Smith says his players will be given a free rein for the rest of the season following the decision to scrap relegation.... Rovers remain roo [...] Read full article: No relegation is a positive for us, says...→

The woman who will sell our NHS to the United States

The woman who will sell our NHS to the United States

In the week test and trace has been declared inadequate, PETER FROST finds out a bit more about the woman friend Prime Minister Johnson put in charge. He calls [...] Read full article: The woman who will sell our NHS to the U...→

George Floyd’s death: MPs’ claims of ‘shock and anger’ ring hollow

George Floyd’s death: MPs’ claims of ‘shock and anger’ ring hollow

Where is our politicians’ anger over killings by rubber bullets in Britain and the North of Ireland? asks RICHARD RUDKIN as fresh details of injustice and trag [...] Read full article: George Floyd’s death: MPs’ claims of ‘sh...→

Thousands to demonstrate against Tories' betrayal of the NHS

Thousands to demonstrate against Tories' betrayal of the NHS

THOUSANDS of health workers will mobilise alongside NHS campaigners today to express their anger over a political betrayal of the heroic efforts and sacrifices [...] Read full article: Thousands to demonstrate against Tories'...→

South Korean doctors strike against government medical policy

THOUSANDS of young doctors in South Korea staged a one-day strike today over government medical policy.... The strikers were interns and resident doctors who o [...] Read full article: South Korean doctors strike against gove...→

Former MP Eric Joyce sentenced for making an indecent image of a child

Former MP Eric Joyce sentenced for making an indecent image of a child

FORMER MP Eric Joyce was sentenced today to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work for making an ind [...] Read full article: Former MP Eric Joyce sentenced for makin...→

Diane Abbott hits back at claims leaked report created 'false narrative' about abuse

DIANE ABBOTT rubbished claims today that evidence of abuse directed at her by senior Labour Party officials was deliberately rehashed to create a “false narrat [...] Read full article: Diane Abbott hits back at claims leaked ...→

Sunak refuses to save jobs by extending furlough scheme

Sunak refuses to save jobs by extending furlough scheme

CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has spurned calls to extend the furlough scheme with targeted measures to slow widespread job losses, saying that the support cannot go [...] Read full article: Sunak refuses to save jobs by extending ...→

Rescuers find more bodies from Beirut blast

Rescuers find more bodies from Beirut blast

RESCUE teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut’s port today, three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capit [...] Read full article: Rescuers find more bodies from Beirut bl...→

Social Footy kicks off again at City of Liverpool FC

Social Footy kicks off again at City of Liverpool FC

HAVING been out of action for several months, City of Liverpool FC in the Community resumed their Social Footy sessions this week, aiming to get people back to [...] Read full article: Social Footy kicks off again at City of ...→

The leaked report is important – but it was not sabotage that defeated the Corbyn project

The leaked report is important – but it was not sabotage that defeated the Corbyn project

SUBMISSIONS to the inquiry into Labour’s leaked report on the handling of anti-semitism complaints are now closed.... Some of those whose sabotage of Jeremy Co [...] Read full article: The leaked report is important – but it ...→

Speculation grows over Lingard's future

Speculation grows over Lingard's future

JESSE LINGARD cut a frustrated figure when he was subbed off shortly after scoring in Manchester United’s Europa League win over LASK on Wednesday night.... Th [...] Read full article: Speculation grows over Lingard's future...→

Tory-linked firm pocketed millions in profit supplying healthcare workers with the wrong types of masks

Tory-linked firm pocketed millions in profit supplying healthcare workers with the wrong types of masks

A TORY adviser is on the board of a firm that pocketed millions through a government contract to supply PPE to healthcare workers while wasting at least £150 m [...] Read full article: Tory-linked firm pocketed millions in pr...→

Social housing ‘facing extinction’ under government's sweeping reforms

SOCIAL housing could “face extinction” under the government’s sweeping reforms to the planning system, a charity warned today.... Housing Secretary Robert Jenr [...] Read full article: Social housing ‘facing extinction’ under...→

Tory adviser pocketed millions in profit and wasted at least £150m buying the wrong masks

Tory adviser pocketed millions in profit and wasted at least £150m buying the wrong masks

A TORY adviser pocketed millions through a government contract to supply PPE to healthcare workers while wasting at least £150 million buying the wrong masks, [...] Read full article: Tory adviser pocketed millions in profit...→

Cyprus says new military accord with France will ‘bolster security’ in seas disputed with Turkey

Cyprus says new military accord with France will ‘bolster security’ in seas disputed with Turkey

CYPRUS said yesterday that a new military pact with France will see joint training programmes and “bolster security at sea” as well as involve the purchase of [...] Read full article: Cyprus says new military accord with Fra...→

Labour

Labour

LABOUR MP Dawn Butler has accused the Metropolitan Police of racially profiling her after a car she was travelling in was stopped by officers over... FORMER MP [...] Read full article: Labour...→

Why is Trump now ramping up his attacks on Nicaragua?

Sanctions and even interventions against the small Latin American nation are part of a pattern of desperation from an ailing US empire, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE Read full article: Why is Trump now ramping up his attacks ...→

Transport Secretary’s quarantine date blunder sparks frustration among travellers returning to Britain

Transport Secretary’s quarantine date blunder sparks frustration among travellers returning to Britain

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Grant Shapps’ failure to give an accurate starting date for his own quarantine rule changes was described as a “complete shambles” by trans [...] Read full article: Transport Secretary’s quarantine date bl...→

Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party'

Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party'

LOCAL Labour branches have been ordered by the party not to discuss investigations into anti-semitism, a related libel settlement and the adoption of a controv [...] Read full article: Labour CLPs 'being silenced by the party...→

Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test reaches its finale

Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test reaches its finale

THE World Championship is snooker’s version of Test-match cricket.... It is a measure not only of break-building, shrewd safety and masterly cue-ball control,  [...] Read full article: Fans return as Snooker’s ultimate test r...→

Police torch landless workers' camp in Brazil in bid to evict residents

Police torch landless workers' camp in Brazil in bid to evict residents

MILITARY police in Brazil have torched a camp of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais in a bid to evict familie [...] Read full article: Police torch landless workers' camp in B...→

Met officer to face trial over alleged membership of neonazi National Action group

Met officer to face trial over alleged membership of neonazi National Action group

A METROPOLITAN POLICE officer will face trial next year for allegedly being a member of the banned neonazi group National Action.... Benjamin Hannam, 22, of En [...] Read full article: Met officer to face trial over alleged m...→

F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands UAE immediately withdraws from 'shameful' deal with Israel

F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands UAE immediately withdraws from 'shameful' deal with Israel

PALESTINIAN President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) immediately withdraw from its “shameful” deal normalising relations with I [...] Read full article: F Lead: Palestinian leadership demands U...→

‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready to defy German law designed to stop them

‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready to defy German law designed to stop them

Mare Liberum says it does not intend to provoke the German transport ministry but that they must go back to monitoring the Greece's illegal migrant pushbacks i [...] Read full article: ‘We are going to sail’: Activists ready ...→

Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secret Army

Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secret Army

In the conclusion of a two-part series, DUROYAN FERTL reveals weapons dumps and plans for a “Day X” slaughter in a country where even the police force has seen [...] Read full article: Germany’s Nazi problem: Hannibal’s Secre...→

Will the former Crown Prosecutor round on British paramilitries?

Will the former Crown Prosecutor round on British paramilitries?

THE Metropolitan Police has “received a referral concerning war crimes alleged to have been committed by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s.”... [...] Read full article: Will the former Crown Prosecutor round o...→

Patel promises to introduce new asylum laws that would ‘send the left into meltdown’

Patel promises to introduce new asylum laws that would ‘send the left into meltdown’

PRITI PATEL has promised to introduce new asylum laws that would “send the left into meltdown,” it was reported today.... The Home Secretary claimed that the s [...] Read full article: Patel promises to introduce new asylum l...→

Train drivers' union pay tribute to colleague killed in Stonehaven derailment

Train drivers' union pay tribute to colleague killed in Stonehaven derailment

COLLEAGUES “thought the world” of the train driver killed on Wednesday in the Stonehaven derailment, a union official said today.... Brett McCullough, 45, was [...] Read full article: Train drivers' union pay tribute to coll...→

Investigation opened into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka

Investigation opened into alleged war crimes by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka

THE Metropolitan Police have opened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by British mercenaries in Sri Lanka during the 1980s.... The force’s W [...] Read full article: Investigation opened into alleged war cr...→

Women urged to rally in solidarity with counterparts in Turkey after police batter protesters

Women urged to rally in solidarity with counterparts in Turkey after police batter protesters

WOMEN across the world were urged to rally in solidarity with their counterparts in Turkey today after police brutally attacked a demonstration opposing the co [...] Read full article: Women urged to rally in solidarity with ...→

Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mortality rates in Covid-19, French studies show

Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mortality rates in Covid-19, French studies show

COVID-19 has exposed huge disparities in the French healthcare system, according to two new studies on how poverty and racism have impacted on those who test p [...] Read full article: Poverty and ethnicty linked to higher mo...→

Seizing the time left

Seizing the time left

MARIA DUARTE recommends the story of a teenager with a lust for life — and a terminal illness Read full article: Seizing the time left...→

Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for West Papua as Indonesia celebrates 58th anniversary of independence

Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for West Papua as Indonesia celebrates 58th anniversary of independence

WEST PAPUAN liberation leader Benny Wenda has called for his people to turn this weekend’s Indonesian Independence Day celebrations into days of mourning and r [...] Read full article: Wenda calls for ‘days of mourning’ for W...→

Premiership Rugby to set time aside for BLM actions

Premiership Rugby to set time aside for BLM actions

PREMIERSHIP teams will show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with a slew of actions when rugby union returns this weekend, it was revealed yes [...] Read full article: Premiership Rugby to set time aside for ...→

STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to appeal on rent

STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to appeal on rent

THE Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) called on Holyrood yesterday to adopt a Bill that would allow tenants to appeal their rents. ... The STUC wrote a lett [...] Read full article: STUC calls for Bill to allow tenants to ...→

The sick man of Europe

The sick man of Europe

Britain falls into the worst recession since 1950s while holding record for most coronavirus related deaths in Europe Read full article: The sick man of Europe...→

Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess within its search and rescue area

Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess within its search and rescue area

Refugee rescuers Sea Watch accuse Malta's coastguards of only being interested in ‘sending people back to Libya’ Read full article: Maltese coastguard abandons 25 refugeess...→

NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of patients needing mental-health support

NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of patients needing mental-health support

THE NHS should brace itself for a rising tide of patients in need of mental-health support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, health leaders warned today [...] Read full article: NHS warned to brace for ‘rising tide’ of...→

Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn government's migration policies as ministers promise new action to stop Channel crossings

Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn government's migration policies as ministers promise new action to stop Channel crossings

ANTI-ARMS campaigners condemned the government's policies and approach to migration today as ministers promised a “new, comprehensive” action plan to stop peop [...] Read full article: Anti-arms trade campaigners condemn gove...→

Unite condemns privateers who wasted billions of taxpayers' cash on government's failed ‘test and track’ scheme

Unite condemns privateers who wasted billions of taxpayers' cash on government's failed ‘test and track’ scheme

BUNGLING privateers should be stripped of billions of pounds in taxpayers' cash that they were given to operate the government's failed "test and track" scheme [...] Read full article: Unite condemns privateers who wasted bil...→

Covid's economic crisis will increase homelessness unless a new approach is taken charities warn

Covid's economic crisis will increase homelessness unless a new approach is taken charities warn

HOMELESSNESS will soar as a result of the coronavirus crisis unless ministers take a new approach on rough sleeping, the Salvation Army warned today. ... The c [...] Read full article: Covid's economic crisis will increase ho...→

Rail season ticket prices expected to rise next year despite calls to cap them due to Covid-19

Rail season ticket prices expected to rise next year despite calls to cap them due to Covid-19

RAIL commuters are expected to face an increase in season ticket prices in January, despite calls for the rises to be scrapped due to Covid-19.... The cap on t [...] Read full article: Rail season ticket prices expected to ri...→

Labour urges government to act over bosses failing to pay shielding pregnant women full wages during Covid crisis

Labour urges government to act over bosses failing to pay shielding pregnant women full wages during Covid crisis

CAMPAIGN group Pregnant Then Screwed backed Labour today in its push for the government to act against bosses who have illegally sent home expectant mothers on [...] Read full article: Labour urges government to act over boss...→

Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second England-Pakistan Test begins

Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second England-Pakistan Test begins

A RARE winning start to a Test series hadn’t stopped the questions mounting up for England captain Joe Root.... Can Jos Buttler still be trusted as wicket-keep [...] Read full article: Dilemmas for Root and Ali both as second...→

‘Whole generation of grassroots sport could be left behind’

‘Whole generation of grassroots sport could be left behind’

Badminton England head urges government to focus on the fortunes of sport as much as restaurants and shops Read full article: ‘Whole generation of grassroots sport co...→

Unions slam councils over phased-return plan

Unions slam councils over phased-return plan

SCOTLAND’S largest teaching union lodged grievances with two councils yesterday over what alleged were failures to facilitate the phased returns of pupils.... [...] Read full article: Unions slam councils over phased-return ...→

Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murder investigation shelved

Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murder investigation shelved

THE investigation into Stephen Lawrence’s murder has been shelved despite three men suspected of involvement in the 1993 killing having never faced justice.... [...] Read full article: Stephen Lawrence denied justice as murde...→

The stars that tell us about ourselves

The stars that tell us about ourselves

Tonight you can see the best shooting stars of the year, but what can they tell us about our place in the universe? Read full article: The stars that tell us about ourselves...→

A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fears than cheers

A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fears than cheers

When Narendra Modi removed Jammu and Kashmir's special staus and de facto statehood, the Hindu-fascist regime took a major step forward in its plans to destroy [...] Read full article: A year on in Jamu and Kashmir: more fear...→

There is nothing natural about sky-high unemployment

There is nothing natural about sky-high unemployment

But we live in a highly developed society with a sophisticated economy and a government system that can, when the mood seizes it, operate powerful economic and [...] Read full article: There is nothing natural about sky-high ...→

Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks with Debenhams as 2,500 jobs set to be axed

Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks with Debenhams as 2,500 jobs set to be axed

SHOPWORKERS’ union Usdaw sought urgent talks with Debenhams administrators today in a bid to save 2,500 shop and warehouse jobs.... The department-store chain [...] Read full article: Shopworkers' union demands urgent talks ...→

Employment figures in Britain fall by largest amount in over a decade

Employment figures in Britain fall by largest amount in over a decade

EMPLOYMENT figures in Britain have fallen by the largest amount in over a decade, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed today.... About 7 [...] Read full article: Employment figures in Britain fall by la...→

Father of teenager who took her own life backs Labour's online harms consultation and urges ministers to act

Father of teenager who took her own life backs Labour's online harms consultation and urges ministers to act

A MAN whose daughter took her own life after viewing self-harm content on social media is backing Labour’s consultation on tackling online harms that was launc [...] Read full article: Father of teenager who took her own life...→

Johanna Konta is ‘fine’ despite suffering from heart palpitations

BRITISH No 1 Johanna Konta revealed that she suffered from heart palpitations during her first-round defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open in Kentucky [...] Read full article: Johanna Konta is ‘fine’ despite sufferin...→

Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as global cases top 20 million

Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as global cases top 20 million

RUSSIA became the first country to register a Covid-19 vaccine today as global cases hit 20 million.... President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine gives la [...] Read full article: Russia says it has a Covid-19 vaccine as...→

US postal service mired in row over cuts and political bias

US postal service mired in row over cuts and political bias

A ROW over cuts at the US Postal Service has escalated as the posties’ union has filed a national grievance against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.... The Nati [...] Read full article: US postal service mired in row over cuts...→

The politics of war: what is Israel’s endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

The politics of war: what is Israel’s endgame in Lebanon and Syria?

Shocking outbursts almost endorsing the Beirut explosion have betrayed continuing belligerence by many Israeli politicians. But without any real territorial am [...] Read full article: The politics of war: what is Israel’s en...→

Thai protests take aim at unaccountable playboy king

Thai protests take aim at unaccountable playboy king

THAI protests have moved from attacking military strongman Prayuth Chanocha to questioning the power of the monarchy itself – despite heavy penalties for any c [...] Read full article: Thai protests take aim at unaccountable ...→

Palestinians protest outside German mission for release of BDS campaigner Mahmoud Nawajaa

Palestinians protest outside German mission for release of BDS campaigner Mahmoud Nawajaa

PALESTINIANS protested outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank today over the ongoing detention of a leading boycott, divestment and sanctions (B [...] Read full article: Palestinians protest outside German miss...→

Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid protests

Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid protests

BELARUS’S opposition challenger for the presidency Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has taken refuge in Lithuania, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said [...] Read full article: Belarus opposition candidate flees to Li...→

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

As oil workers engage in co-ordinated strike action across Iran, JANE GREEN considers the response of the Iranian regime and the prospects for trade unions in [...] Read full article: A significant breakthrough! Strike actio...→

Rail is in crisis – we must end the profiteering once and for all

It’s a scandal that while rail workers have risked their lives to keep services running throughout the pandemic, a few big businesses have been skimming off pu [...] Read full article: Rail is in crisis – we must end the prof...→

Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts

Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts

INDONESIA’S Mount Sinabung erupted today, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 16,400 feet into the sky and depositing ash on villages.... Falling [...] Read full article: Indonesia's Mout Sinabung erupts...→