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Issue: 2654

Dated: 14 May 2019

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Anti-racists step up the action against Tommy Robinson

Anti-racists are gearing up for big days of action this weekend to stop Nazi Tommy Robinson and Ukip’s far right candidates in the European elections

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Brexit Party rally—perfume can’t hide scent of money and a dash of racism

Sadie Robinson went to the meeting of the Nigel Farage party in Peterborough

Women’s groups reject Nazi Tommy Robinson’s promise of money

Over 40 women’s organisations and charities have dismissed Tommy Robinson’s promise of money as a “profound insult”.

Inquest hears Edson Da Costa was ‘choking’ as five police officers were on top of him

Edson died after being stopped by police in east London in June 2017. His death was one of a number of black men who died after contact with the cops

Tory climate deniers on the way out in Australia

Australia’s Liberal (Tory) government faces defeat in elections on 18 May as the Labor Party tacks to the left. Over six years and three separate prime ministers, the Tories have waged war on unions and working class people.

Tories to remove bosses’ fatal flat cladding

Two years on from the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 72 people, Tory hypocrisy seemingly knows no bounds.

Thousands turn out in solidarity with Palestine in London

Thousands of people joined a national demonstration for solidarity with the Palestinians in London on Saturday. 

Algeria sees protests, arrests and debate about how to beat the state

The Algerian regime is using both concessions and repression in an effort to stabilise its rule. But huge protests and strikes continue.

Britain’s rich elite are £48 billion better off while tens of thousands suffer poverty

New rich list showed Britain is a county of ‘Ferraris and food banks’, writes Sarah Bates

Striking against the outsourcing bosses

A seven-day strike by social care support workers in Merseyside has brought their bosses to the negotiating table.

The Troublemaker—Para proud of role of soldiers who kept a skull for an ashtray

Henry Thornton, from south Armagh, was shot as he travelled along Belfast’s Springfield Road in August 1971.

Lessons from the PCS elections

Results of elections for the PCS union’s assistant general secretary (AGS) were announced last week.

DVSA examiners slam brakes on attacks

Driving examiners and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officers have voted to strike in a long-running dispute over shifts and travel time.

More action at Sellafield over poverty pay

Security, cleaning and catering staff at Sellafield nuclear plant are planning to strike for a further ten days as part of their action over poverty pay.

Liverpool hospitals equal pay vote

Unite union members at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals have voted by a large margin to strike for equal pay.

Pro-choice protest stands up to the bigots

Pro-choice activists gathered in central London last Saturday to oppose the annual March for Life protest.

The dark side of the Brexit Party that Nigel Farage wants to keep hidden

Nigel Farage thinks tackling climate change “isn’t terribly intelligent,” wants privatisation in the NHS and calls racist ­scaremongering over immigration “the truth”.

Strikes score victory at Lambeth College

Workers at Lambeth College in south London have won a pay rise after a series of strikes

Tories could force out Theresa May as support in opinion polls plummets

Tory support at the European parliament elections—and a possible general election—is collapsing.

Higher education workers fight back

University workers are furious at a new attack on their USS pension scheme

John Roan battle rages on

The NEU union members are fighting a plan to turn the school into an academy.

Thousands join Extinction Rebellion march as activists appear in court

Thousands of climate change activists marched through central London last Sunday.

Reports round-up: Firefighters protest in solidarity with jailed refugee activist

Migul Roldan, a Spanish firefighter, faces prison because he was part of Mediterranean refugee rescue missions

A tale of love and last meals bridges the divide in the US

Campaigners on either side of the death row protest movement find love despite big political differences and in difficult circumstances, writes?Toni Bruce

Painting the Democrats as progressive

Knock Down The House tells the story of four women standing in the 2018 US mid-term elections.

Edson Da Costa was ‘choking’ as he was held by five cops

Witness told inquest into death of Edson Da Costa that police ‘acted like wrestlers’, reports?Sadie Robinson


‘We’re organising the revolution’—eyewitness from the Sudanese sit-ins

A month after protests forced out dictator Omar al-Bashir, the fate of Sudan’s revolution remains on a knife-edge.


US trade war makes all rivalries sharper

The trade war between the US and China ratcheted up a notch over the past week.


South African elections show need for struggle

The ruling ANC did badly in South Africa’s elections this week. Charlie Kimber says building up resistance is the way forward

Battleground North West—the fight to stop Nazi Tommy Robinson

Nazi Tommy Robinson is waging a war to become North West England’s next MEP. Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports on the campaign to stop him


Class act feels a bit familiar

Working class parents square off against a middle class teacher in Class, a new play by Iseult Golden and David Horan.

What We Think

Vote Labour in the European elections - and increase the Tories’ crisis

The Tories are in near-terminal collapse. They cannot pass legislation, they cannot resolve Brexit and their supporters are jumping ship to the racists of the Brexit Party.

Jeremy Kyle and television’s grim reality

The Jeremy Kyle TV show has been suspended after a guest died just days after filming an episode.

Other Categories

LETTERS - Carl Benjamin is the ugly new face of alt-right Ukip

Ukip has come out of its dusty corner for the European Parliament elections, with new ideas and representatives that even its former leader Nigel Farage condemns.

White House is drowning in a climate of denial

Donald Trump is destroying the Earth. It’s another reason to join protests when the climate change denier comes to Britain next month, writes Sarah Bates

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