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Boris Johnson has made a show of pretending to ‘face down’ Tory MPs demanding an end to all restrictions by April. But he is pushing for his own timetable—regardless of virus levels
A report published by the Women and Equalities Committee has warned the Tories are “turning the clock back” on gender equality.
'I didn’t know there were even 52 officers at the station, how on Earth does that happen?' asks a Cardiff activist
Thousands of London Bus drivers are set to strike over pay and conditions.
The Labour Party committee to advise it on how to handle antisemitism includes members who openly link support for Palestine to hatred of Jewish people.
In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.
Care home workers were left without personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the pandemic, MPs have said.
Some British Gas workers are worried after the GMB union called off strikes for talks on Friday.
Refugees trapped at a camp in west Wales are cold, hungry and live constant fear of catching coronavirus.
The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.
The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).
UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.
How long will NHS workers have to wait for their long overdue pay rise?
Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions
Around 370,000 patients, and 900 staff, have suddenly found themselves in the grip of a US vulture firm
Bailiffs have begun removing protesters occupying tunnels in central London to oppose the construction of the HS2 high speed rail line
Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.
DHL workers in Dartford, Kent, have voted for strikes over “union busting”.
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.
A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."
Unite union members at two east London schools held three-day strikes last week in a row over jobs.
The panic-gripped Indian state responded to massive support for the farmers’ movement by accusing everyone of conspiring against it.
Former US president Donald has once again been acquitted following an impeachment trial by the Senate.
Israel has blocked a shipment of coronavirus vaccines from reaching Palestinians living in the besieged Gaza Strip, while Israeli politicians consider withholding them as blackmail.
Saudi Arabia continues to wage a brutal, yet profitable war in Yemen. Nick Clark explains the role of western imperialism
Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.
The Egyptian Revolution was the result of the coming together of two forces—those of the street with those of the workplace. And in both, the question of democracy was crucial.
The streets crammed to bursting with protesters. Groups of chanting students snaking through the crowds with improvised banners against the military government.
Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire
The second episode of Trump Takes On the World airs this week. It’s a glimpse inside the ruthless workings of US imperialism
Bloodlands sees James Nesbitt star as a cop on the hunt for a serial killer
Netflix’s newest fantasy series blends Brazilian folklore with environmental issues to bring an enchanting fable
In the middle of a pandemic the Tories have decided to launch further attacks on the left and anti-racists, while also claiming they want to protect free speech.
Boris Johnson called the delivery of 15 million vaccines since December an “extraordinary feat”.It is an achievement—but it’s not his.
Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.
An associate of health secretary Matt Hancock owns a company that received a multimillion-pound government contract for the supply of PPE.