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From the slums of Kenya to the streets of Washington there is disgust at George Bush and Tony Blair's "war on terror".
Health workers at Manchester's mental health and social care trust have voted to strike against a package of cuts that will mean job losses and a worse service for patients.
More than 250 health workers and campaigners attended the Keep Our NHS Public conference in London last Saturday.
Local government workers across Surrey are set to strike on 6, 7 and 8 February as part of their campaign over pay.
Yunus Bakhsh is one of the best known health union activists in Britain.
The ongoing dispute over the local government pension scheme (LGPS) is set to reach another important stage over the next few weeks. Proposals by the government show it has not listened to the unions.
Campaigners against turning Islington Green School in north London into a city academy have vowed to keep on fighting after the council decided to push ahead with its plans.
Over 200 local residents and health workers in Birmingham met on Wednesday of last week to vent their anger at proposed cuts in services and plans for a "super" hospital that will be built under the Private Finance Initiative.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has hit out at government plans to close all 46 local fire control rooms in England and amalgamate them into nine regional control fire control rooms.
Crawley tenants stop sell-off Council tenants in Crawley, Sussex, are celebrating after the Tory-led council climbed down in the battle over stock transfer of their housing.
Over 280,000 members of the PCS civil service workers' union are set to strike on Wednesday of next week after they voted to take action against job cuts, privatisation and unfair pay.
Up to 11,000 cabin crew workers with British Airways (BA) are set to strike from Monday to Wednesday of next week. The T&G union has called the strike following a massive 96 percent vote for strike action.
The campaign by Roger Kline, the left wing candidate for general secretary of the newly merged University and College Union (UCU), is well under way.
A national ballot of postal workers in the CWU union is coming closer. The union is set to discuss calling a national ballot on Wednesday of this week.
The campaign to defend Antony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, is continuing.
A packed meeting of Amicus union members at Fujitsu in Manchester last week decided to step up their campaign to defend agreements on union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay. They are also pushing for better pay.
The RMT rail workers' union is set to ballot its 6,500 members on the London Underground for strike action over last year's pay deal. The ballot will close in mid-February.
Nissan car workers in Sunderland rejected a 2 percent pay offer for the second time last Sunday.
For a moment reality TV made good on its promise as Celebrity Big Brother showed us a postcard from reality – the banal everyday racism in Britain.
Kurdish soldiers in the Iraqi army have deserted after they were told they would be deployed to Baghdad as part of George Bush's troop "surge".
The majority of ordinary Americans want the US Congress to block George Bush's plans for a "surge" of 21,500 extra troops in Iraq.
Momentum is growing for the national demonstration on Saturday 24 February called by the Stop the War Coalition and CND against the replacement of Trident and calling for troops out of Iraq.
Health workers at Manchester's mental health and social care trust Manchester mental health workers picketed their health authority on Thursday against savage cuts in services and jobs.
Parliament held a rare debate on the Iraq war on Wednesday of this week – though Tony Blair refused to attend and government whips refused to allow a vote on the issue. Here is Respect MP George Galloway's forensic demolition of the government's case for war.
The World Social Forum 2007 is currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. Here are three audio reports from the event recorded by Socialist Worker's reporting team.
School students in the northern Italian city of Vicenza walked out of class last Thursday and bombarded government buildings with tomatoes.
The second national referendum on the issue of abortion will be a major day in Portuguese political and social life.
Up to 400 people attended the founding conference of the National Liberation Party of Unity (Papernas) last weekend.
There were angry scenes in Cochabamba last week after the left wing central government insisted that a right wing regional governor be allowed to return to the city.
World Social Forum: a rolling carnival of resistance in Kenya
Workers in Beirut set fire to rubbish bins as a general strike against the US-backed government paralysed the country this week. There are pickets and barricades across most major roads.
Bolton council last week held a cheerful public ceremony where it handed out cheques to 400 workers. The cheques were part of the single status deal to sort out unequal pay.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez recently announced a shift to the left in his government.
Bosses and neoliberal ideologues tell us modern capitalism has changed our lives and the way that we work.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Bracegirdle Incident, a crucial event in Sri Lanka's struggle for independence from the British Empire.
If an alien wandered down an ordinary British shopping street – just pretend for a second – they would get the impression that this is an amazingly artistic country. Every phone box, bus stop and wall has got pictures on it – adverts.
One of the tragedies of what is loosely referred to as classical music is the way in which it has become an ossified museum piece.
The Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in south London – one of the country's leading community arts centres – is facing closure after Wandsworth council announced it would axe its £100,000 funding from April this year.
Bauhaus photography in Leeds Joost Schmidt's "Still life with prism and seahorse" (courtesy of the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin) is an example of the pioneering experimental photography produced by the Bauhaus sculpture workshop in the 1920s and 1930s.
New Labour minister Tessa Jowell was bewildered at the manner in which a police dawn raid was carried out. David Blunkett accused the police of "theatrics".
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