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Government ministers and police chiefs are demanding new powers to allow the police to stop and search people in the streets if they suspect them of terrorism. These powers echo the notorious "sus laws" of the 1970s.
Around 80 people attended a CND-organised conference to discuss the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system in Glasgow last Saturday.
Workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton in London, members of the Bectu union, went on strike last weekend over poverty pay.
Workers at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, near Glasgow, who are on all-out strike against their bosses imposing changes to their terms and conditions will take to the streets this Saturday.
A three day strike by over 100 Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston, near Edinburgh, rocked the multinational last week.
Special schools protest in Lewisham Some 300 protesters marched on Lewisham town hall in south London to lobby the full council meeting against the closure of special schools on Wednesday of last week.
Campaigners against cuts to school dinners in Waltham Forest, east London, celebrated last week after the local council backed down from plans to scrap the service.
‘We are seeing a major transformation across North Africa in response to the US’s "war on terror". These changes are a reaction to the war in Iraq and confirm the many warnings that the invasion would transform Islamist organisations.
The private companies that run London Underground are facing a major financial crisis – and they want tube workers and the public to pay the price. These firms want increased fares, even greater public subsidies, job cuts and fewer safety regulations.
The Democrats last week betrayed the hopes of millions of Americans by approving a $100 billion package to fund the Iraq war. They gained control of the US Congress last November, due to a wave of anger against the war in Iraq.
New Labour minister Margaret Hodge is facing a growing backlash against her call for council housing to be "rationed" to prioritise "indigenous families" over "new migrants".
The Lebanese army, backed by the US and France, is tightening its siege on the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared.
Postal Workers are on track to deliver a huge yes vote in their strike ballot and send their strong message that enough is enough.
Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the civil service workers' PCS union, electrified a postal workers' rally in London last week with a call for unity in action against the government.
Oxford: When we were shown the Leighton propaganda DVD we objected because of the foul language in it. They had to stop it.
The momentum for united action against the public sector pay limit continues. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has lodged a 10 percent pay claim for staff in England and Wales from next year.
Stop the War activists in Manchester and beyond are preparing to ensure that Gordon Brown can’t ignore the question of Iraq when he is officially declared leader at a Labour Party special conference on Sunday 24 June.
London Underground is launching a major attack on the safety of staff and the public this week. It was to implement new rule books from this Thursday 31 May.
This week will see the first annual congress of the University and Colleges Union (UCU) which was formed last year from the merger of the AUT and Natfhe unions.
Activists are bringing home the anger millions feel against the war on Iraq to Gordon Brown and the Labour deputy leadership contenders by organising protests at hustings meetings around the country.
Moqtada al-Sadr, the rebel Shia Muslim cleric opposed to the occupation of Iraq, has called on all resistance organisations to unite and drive out foreign troops.
The UCU lecturers’ conference passed a series of motions on Wednesday supporting Palestinian rights, calling for discussions about solidarity, and supporting debate around a possible boycott of Israeli academic institutions
What an example for British workers to follow! On Friday South African public sector workers launched the biggest strike since the end of apartheid in 1994.
The opening minutes of the CWU postal and telecom workers’ conference laid down a clear challenge to the government over the way services have been sacrificed to corporate greed.
The CWU postal and telecom workers’ union today overturned its executive’s recent decision to back Alan Johnson for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.
A group of exiled islanders who the British government forcibly removed from their homes won another victory in the court of appeal last week.
Remploy workers move to ballot The unions representing disabled workers at the Remploy factories are planning to begin a strike ballot. This is in response to plans to close 43 factories.
Lecturers in the UCU union at Harlow College in Essex struck on Thursday and Friday of last week against management’s attempts to impose a draconian new contract.
Workers at at Anglian Windows in Norwich struck and marched on Tuesday of this week.
London bus company Metroline has offered drivers a 5.2 percent pay rise, taking the basic rate to £11.50 an hour. This is a big shift from management and follows a 96 percent vote against the previous offer.
The RMT rail workers’ union is to ballot Network Rail workers denied bonus payments over the Grayrigg accident in Cumbria, and Scottish signallers docked a bonus for striking earlier this year.
BBC Radio 4 last week accused a leading supplier of fair trade bananas to major supermarkets of exploiting Eastern European migrant workers.
Protesters from across Germany and beyond will gather in the city of Rostock this weekend for a series of demonstrations against the G8 summit of world leaders that takes place there next week.
Fianna Fail wins Irish election A general election in Southern Ireland last week saw the ruling Fianna Fail party hold onto power – just.
The siege of Nahr el-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon, is in now its second week.
Nobody should shed any tears over the refusal of the Venezuelan state to renew the license of the RCTV television station.
Gordon Brown's government will push ahead with the building of new nuclear power plants.
Supplying clean energy and cutting carbon emissions are both technologically feasible and economically possible.
I’m sure UCU will be bold in recognition that you don’t necessarily get what you deserve, you get what you fight for.
The outcome of the five days of intense fighting in Barcelona in May 1937 – the "civil war within the civil war" – was a decisive defeat for the revolution that had begun in July 1936.
Eighty years ago China saw the possibility for change in its revolution of 1925-7, but faith in nationalist 'allies' led to its defeat, writes Charlie Hore
David Oluwale was last seen alive on the night of 17 April 1969, being beaten by two police officers in Leeds.
The Definitive CollectionRachid TahaCD out now This new retrospective album shows the range of the Algerian-born and French-based singer Rachid Taha, who mixes rock, rai and breakbeats.
Simon Reynolds is the author of Rip It Up And Start Again, a critically acclaimed history of the "postpunk" music scene that emerged out of the punk rock explosion of the mid 1970s and continued for the next decade or so, taking the energy of punk but blending it with radical politics and experimental musical techniques.
Kester Aspden's new book Nationality: Wog – The Hounding Of David Oluwale is an extraordinary piece of social history that investigates the persecution and lonely death of David Oluwale in 1960s Leeds.
Tony Blair promised that his friend George Bush would sign up to "at least the beginnings" of action to cut carbon dioxide emissions at the forthcoming G8 summit in Rostock, Germany.
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