Dated: 09 Dec 2006
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On Monday evening top bankers, bosses and politicians will be sipping champagne at a reception to celebrate the plush refurbishment of the Edinburgh head office of Halifax Bank Of Scotland (HBOS).
Around 2,000 people packed into top London club Fabric last Thursday for a massive fundraiser for Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR).
Around 3,000 council workers in the Unison union struck at Surrey County Council on Thursday of last week over pay.
A strike ballot over local government pensions is on hold after Labour ministers decided not to provoke the announcement of a vote among one and a half million workers this side of Christmas.
Tug workers in the T&G union around Britain’s ports are balloting over industrial action.
Over 100 people came to the "Remember The Holocaust-Stop The Fascist BNP" event in Barrow on Wednesday of last week. The night featured a showing of the film Arek, which tells the story of Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh’s experiences.
Two thumping victories for council tenants underline the continuing political backlash against housing privatisation.
ITN unions vote over pensions Members of media workers’ unions at news provider ITN are balloting for strike action to protect their pension rights.
After the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in October, I predicted that there would be a follow up to this story. Unfortunately, I was right.
Approximately 1,000 Royal Mail workers at the Bristol mail centre are set to vote on strike action over the introduction of a new packet sorting machine at this centre.
Over 100 delegates gathered on Sunday of last week at the first full Student Respect national conference.
Birmingham councillor Abdul Aziz has joined Respect. Councillor Aziz had been an independent in the council chamber after he recently left the Liberal Democrats.
Over 2,000 Metroline bus drivers are set to strike on Monday after they overwhelmingly rejected the latest pay offer from management.
A group of dinner ladies who lost hundreds of pounds in the Farepak collapse have challenged the wife of the company chairman to remember the families who face misery and debt this Christmas.
The government’s Defence White Paper which was released this week, announced Tony Blair’s intention to upgrade the Trident nuclear weapon system.
Over 100 cleaners protested outside the headquarters of the financial multinational Merrill Lynch on Monday.
Over 1,000 workers from Barking & Dagenham council joined a lunchtime protest on Monday. Council bosses want to cut the wages and conditions of thousands of employees as part of the "single status" agreement.
Trade unionists, anti-racist campaigners and local community activists will be joining a demonstration in Dagenham, east London, this Saturday to protest against a racist rally organised by the fascist British National Party (BNP).
Unison gives its blessing for national demonstration The Unison union’s health group executive last week voted to approach the NHS Together union coalition with a view to building a national demonstration with community groups on a Saturday at the end of March.
The JJB dispute is threatening to erupt again after the firm sacked a leading union representative.
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Hundreds of postal workers in the Stoke area struck today (Saturday) in a dispute about full-time posts being turned to part-time.
The government is set to announce on Thursday the closure of between 2,500 and 3,000 post offices.
An attempt by the fascist British National Party (BNP) to hold a racist rally in Dagenham, east London, ended in humiliation for them on Saturday.
Following on from their French and the Greek colleagues earlier this year, Serbian students have helped roll back the neoliberal offensive on higher education in Europe.
Beirut has become the focus of a new movement that is challenging the US-backed government and the political system that put them in power.
Hugo Chavez has once again been elected to the presidency of Venezuela with just under 62 percent of the total vote, an increase on previous elections and referendums. More than ever, it was an election posed in stark class terms.
"Freedom" was one of the messages spelt out with bedsheets by detainees who briefly took control of parts of Harmondsworth immigration detention centre last week.
<blockquote> With Christmas a coming, shops colours ablazeThe shopping has started, there’s how many days?Each worn shopper with boxes and bagsSome who have frayed nerves, outside with fagsMost shopaholics have saved up all yearTo make life much easier, to buy Christmas cheerBut, there are others, with tears in their eyesTheir Christmas was taken, and no reason whyAnd all of these people comitted no crimeThey all paid their money, they paid it on timeSo now they will struggle, but never replaceTheir funds, for Christmas, oh ,what a disgraceThousands of people, are all left distraughtBut where is
So Mrs Thompson, we wish you, your husband and family no ill will or malice, in fact we hope that you all have a truly wonderful Christmas, as it will at least give us some sense of satisfaction to know that your family is at least reaping the benefits of the values that we had instilled in us as children, that if we wanted something we worked for it, and by us doing so it may not have proved very beneficial for us or our families, but, on Christmas morning, when you turn over in bed, and your husband hands you a gift, beautifully wrapped, and in the moment before you unwrap it, when you are feeling excited, and wondering what it contains, could you just stop a minute, and ask yourself, a
Health campaigners from across the country will gather in central London on Saturday 20 January for a national conference of the Keep Our NHS Public campaign.
The Year 1848 represented a serious defeat for the Chartists. The main left wing Chartist grouping, the Fraternal Democrats, had to cease public operations for a period. One of the leaders of the left, Ernest Jones, was jailed, along with many other activists.
Why is the PCS union planning to ballot over 280,000 members for strikes in the new year?
Read our monthly supplement, featuring Michael Lebowitz, Steve Mather and Jess Hurd on the situation in Venezuela as Hugo Chavez wins the presidency again.
Walk into any high street chain bookstore these days and before very long you are likely to encounter a stand packed with books devoted solely to the subject of happiness.
For a generation of Mexicans, the events of 2 October 1968 – ten days before the inauguration of the 19th Olympic games – remain an open wound. On that day dozens of students and their supporters were gunned down in the Tlatelolco district in the heart of Mexico City.
Bus drivers working for Metroline in London are in dispute with their bosses over pay – and have taken two days of strike action so far to press home their point.
The extraordinary new jazz album Political Blues by the World Saxophone Quartet is a howl of rage at the state of the US.
A new play by Caryl Churchill is a genuine cultural event. The author of such acclaimed plays as Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Cloud Nine and Top Girls, is one of the most distinctive, intelligent and (both artistically and politically) radical playwrights of her generation.
Living HistoryTate Modern, central Londonuntil 28 JanuaryFree Living History explores the response of artists to major political events of the past 100 years. Highlights include Chris Ofili’s No Woman No Cry, a moving painting about the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill is currently rumbling through parliament. It was a key element of the Warwick agreement between Labour and the unions.
Andrea’s cruel and untimely death has deprived the movement of a comrade who was loved by all who knew her for her rare ability to combine political commitment with a tremendous sense of humour and zest for life.
"We don’t need dangerous and costly Trident and Cruise missiles."
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