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A secret club for major Tory donors has been holding regular meetings and calls with prime minister Boris Johnson and the chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Separate inquiries into child sexual abuse at two councils are shocking accounts of how poor children are cast aside by the system, writes Simon Basketter
Around 200 health workers and their supporters joined a march to Downing Street on Friday to protest against the Tory pay insult.
At least 200 cyclists ended four days of cycling in solidarity with Palestine with a rally in east London on Sunday.
Britain’s largest waste company, Biffa, has been fined over £1 million for dumping tonnes of rubbish in India and Indonesia.
Thousands of health workers received online ballot papers this week asking them if they are prepared to take industrial action over pay.
Rights organisation Cage is challenging the Tory education minister after he sent a letter to headteachers stifling students’ support for Palestine.
More than 300 trade unionists and campaigners marched and rallied in Glasgow on Saturday against council cuts
A strike at the university of Liverpool was set to go ahead on Wednesday if university management didn’t backtrack on making six members of staff redundant.
ScotRail workers are still on track for regular walkouts. East Midlands train workers conduct strikes over pay. And while the Tube strike is delayed, action is still possible down the line.
Around 250 people joined a rally for Scottish independence in Dundee City Square last Saturday.
The people responsible for wrecking Afghanistan are now wringing their hands at the chaos that they have left behind.
Workers at the University of Liverpool headed back to the picket line on Wednesday to begin 10 days of strikes against compulsory redundancies.
Bosses who’ve broken minimum wage laws owe more than £2 million to 34,000 workers, according to business department data.
At least two activists occupied an awning above the entrance to a building housing the British headquarters of Israel’s largest arms company on Friday.
Furious health workers in England are readying themselves for industrial action as more unions ballot over the Tories’ meagre 3 percent pay rise.
Israel’s supreme court was set to rule on the eviction case that sparked the Palestinian uprising earlier this year, as Socialist Worker went to press.
The US’s chief medical adviser has warned that “things will get worse” as coronavirus cases soar
The head of the military dictatorship in Myanmar this week declared himself prime minister of a “caretaker government”
Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets in Guatemala this week to call for the resignation of president Alejandro Giammattei
Bosses are trying to sabotage Pedro Castillo
The latest research into drug deaths in Scotland shows a horrifying 1,300 people died last year as a consequence of drug misuse.
Why is a low level war raging in the US on the subject of Critical Race Theory?
The Taliban movement is retaking control of Afghanistan after two decades of Western occupation. Nick Clark explores the group
Ten years since the revolution Tunisia is facing a coup. Nick Clark explains how corruption, Covid and parliamentary betrayals have fed support for a new government
Austerity and police racism is an explosive mix
It’s forty years since the US air traffic controllers’ strike— and its terrible defeat. Socialist Worker looks back at the dispute and assesses prospects for US unions today
Wildfires raging across European countries are part of a worldwide climate catastrophe. Our rulers are content to call the fires a ‘natural disaster’—but their drive for profit is the real cause, say socialists in affected areas
Physically-distanced theatre is now permitted in Scotland. Critic Mark Brown offers highlights from this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe
Slovakia’s Oscar submission for best international film tells the true story of two Auschwitz prisoners who escaped hell.
A rich woman is forced into turmoil as violent uprisings and coups surround her. It’s a stark reminder of the realities in Latin America, says Fran Yepes
Desperate people thrashing to escape perilous situations forms the plot of this South Korean film, Beasts Clawing at Straws.
Following immense pressure from travel industry tycoons, Britain’s international travel restrictions will be eased.
If strategies from Allegra Stratton, the prime minister’s spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, are anything to go by then November’s meeting will do nothing to arrest environmental crisis.
Scotland’s drug deaths are an indicator of a sick society. For seven consecutive years, Scotland has had the highest rate in Europe.
With shelves staying bare and shortages predicted to get worse, Sophie Squire looks at what’s behind the crisis and pins the blame on production for profit
As cruise ships return to the seas following the pandemic and Venice decides to ban large ships, Simon Basketter explores how the cruise industry works