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Hull BP dispute - police arrest union officer

by Caroline Colebrook

TEMPERATURES rose last Wednesday morning at the long-running lock-out dispute at the BP Saltend site near Hull when police arrested a national officer of the GMB union.

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Nato blasts Libyan orphanage

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

LIBYANS have vowed to avenge the death of Muammar Gaddafi’s youngest son, killed in a Nato air raid on Tripoli last Saturday. The Nato strike also killed three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren when missiles hit a government compound and blasted an orphanage and a school for children with Down’s Syndrome.

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Slaying a cardboard giant

THE NEWS of the death of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of a United States elite commando unit has given a much-needed boost to President Barack Obama’s poll ratings in America. But it has left a lot of dangling questions, especially around the decision to bury the body at sea immediately. This leaves a huge opening for conspiracy theorists to claim the whole operation has been a fake and that Bin Laden is still alive somewhere, now once again working with the US imperialists as he did at the start of his career as a ruthless terrorist against the socialist government of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

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