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“These were always going to be difficult elections for us. We’re not expecting miracles on Thursday night.” Those were the words of Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy on Sunday—at the end of a week of scandal and crisis for the Tories.
The Unite union general secretary election race is about to begin following Len McCluskey’s announcement earlier this month that he will step down from the role.
Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments
'Rather than helping her as he should have done, he violently assaulted her,' says the victim's cousin
Around 4,000 people marched against the Tories’ protest-smashing police bill in London on International Workers’ Day, Saturday.
Activists across Scotland staged a day of action for independence on Saturday.
The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.
Ferry workers in Woolwich, east London, have voted overwhelmingly to strike in solidarity with a victimised union representative.
The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.
Workers at Jacob Douwe Egberts (JDE) in Banbury, Oxfordshire, were set to strike for 24 hours this Saturday.
A British police officer has been jailed for four years and four months for being a neo‑Nazi.
Workers at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form in Stockport, and Beal High School in Redbridge, struck last week
The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces
At least two kicks by a police officer to Dalian Atkinson’s forehead had “enough force to leave imprints”, a court has heard.
Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.
The EU provided more than £35 million to the Myanmar police between 2016 and 2021
Scottish college lecturers have won a major victory against the threat of nation-wide fire and rehire.
A series of strikes are hitting schools across England this week—many of them sparked by the victimisation of union reps.
Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.
A jury has been shown the first amended statements from officers on duty during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.
India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country.
The slaughter of democracy protesters in Myanmar ramped up again last weekend
Furious protests in Colombia have forced the right wing government to back down from plans to raise taxes on goods bought by ordinary people
New Zealand’s customs agency has sacked nine border workers, while in Hong Kong hundreds of thousands of migrant workers could lose their jobs
The French government is ramping up measures against migrants and Muslims—just as far right forces threaten a coup.
The Scottish elections could pose a major threat to Boris Johnson’s government.
Repression led to uprising and armed struggle, explains Simon Basketter
Is neoliberalism over? This is what many of its defenders are beginning to fear. Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, recently lamented, “The left is winning the economic battle of ideas.”
John Parrington spoke to Sophie Squire about his new book Mind Shift
An explosive report has laid bare the horror of Israel’s apartheid state. It also underlines that the state relies on the continued repression of Palestinians, writes Nick Clark. And to change that we need a movement of resistance
As India’s health system collapses under a new wave of Covid-19, Socialist Worker examines whether Western workers are gaining from the way imperialism operates
A trans boy and his father go on the run in search of freedom, in this welcome exploration of the tensions that can accompany coming out
Beast Beast brings together the lives of three young people in what feels like a long hazy summer, coming-of-age drama.
The family of a Romanian delivery driver teeters on the brink when his motorbike goes missing, in The Bike Thief
The 100th anniversary of the sectarian state in Northern Ireland was marked by the announcement that Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson are bidding to lead the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
He will be fondly remembered in Sheffield and London by the many comrades whose lives he touched.
The vaccine rollout is a cause for celebration for many, but it also shines a spotlight on Western domination over the Global South.
Oil and gas firms are pressing governments hard not to impose any measures on Myanmar that might hurt their profits.