Dated: 15 Aug 2009
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Anti-Nazi campaigners won a superb victory on the streets of Birmingham last Saturday.
Postal workers in Stoke began crucial strikes on Tuesday.
Thousands of postal workers from across London struck for 24 hours today as part of a fight against attempts by Royal Mail to ram through thousands of job losses and attacks on working conditions.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of the Isle of Wight yesterday as part of a national day of action as part of the campaign to save jobs at the Vestas wind turbine factory.
A crucial battle is taking place in Royal Mail. It will determine both the future of the postal industry and the role of the CWU union within it.
Postal workers across Britain have taken strike action over the past week in response to a wave of management attacks on working conditions and on their CWU union.
An industrial complex on the edge of a Northamptonshire village has become a centre of the battle for the future of the postal service.
The sense of struggle is palpable on the Isle of Wight, and workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory are taking a clear lead in order to take their campaign for jobs to victory.
Ian Terry, one of the youngest Vestas occupiers, spoke to Socialist Worker about his experiences and where the struggle should go now.
London bus workers in the Unite union took their protest directly to Transport For London (TfL) when they temporarily occupied its office in Southwark last Wednesday.
Bus drivers in South Yorkshire are fuming at news that a planned one-day strike has been called off.
Workers at the National Express East Anglia train company are stepping up their fight over pay, conditions and reorganisation with their third 48-hour strike set for Thursday and Friday of this week.
Protest at Stoke Newington police A protest outside Stoke Newington Police Station, east London, on Wednesday of last week saw around 30 people gather to support Ibrahim Avcil.
Veroce is a typical Hungarian village – streets of wooden and stone houses built around a few shops and a huge church.
A MESSAGE FROM THE LONDON DIVISION
Danny Tervit, a street sweeper at Glasgow city council and a former deputy shop steward at the Bell Street depot, was sacked on Friday of last week and given notice for 3 September—as Glasgow street cleansing workers were preparing to strike.
If the government thought they were off the hook after the end of the Vestas occupation, they are in for a shock.
The government plans to slash redundancy and early retirement payments for all civil and public service workers from January next year.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in London has won a ballot for industrial action short of strike action. The result was a magnificent 91 percent in favour.
Print workers in the Unite union at both the Guardian Print Centre and Trinity Mirror Group are balloting for industrial action.
Unite activists picketed Barclays shareholders on Thursday to protest against the closure of their final salary pension scheme.
IT workers have traditionally had fairly low union membership and, in the UK, IBM was no exception.
Birmingham’s modern shopping centre, the Bull Ring, reflects a diverse and multicultural British city. On Saturday 8 August it was full of tourists and locals.
Weyman Bennett, the joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism (UAF) has been attacked by thugs.
Unite Against Fascism are in the final days of preparation for the massive anti-Nazi protest outside the BNP’s "Red, White and Blue" hate-fest in the village of Codnor, Derbyshire, this Saturday.
The deaths of six people in a fire at a tower block in Camberwell, south London last month could have been spread by botched and potentially illegal renovations by the local council, according to fire safety experts.
Protesting Gypsy mothers gathered outside Basildon’s town hall this week in a last bid to save their homes from the bulldozer.
Another day, another bailout
Pressure is mounting on the police this week after the family of Ian Tomlinson accused the police of a "cover-up" and demanded that the officer who hit Ian is prosecuted.
Government denials of complicity in torture are unravelling.
The US military has admitted that the Afghan resistance is spreading across the country.
A battle over pay and working conditions in the post office marks a new phase of the Egyptian workers’ movement.
The possible assassination of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud by a US drone bomber last week was greeted by shouts of joy in both the US and Islamabad.
Former allies of US occupation forces are the driving force behind a renewed wave of sectarian violence in Iraq.
The Stop the War Coalition has called a national demonstration against the continuing war in Afghanistan.
This has been a bad summer for left wing intellectuals. The radical political economists Giovanni Arrighi and Peter Gowan died within a few days of one another in June. And then last week the socialist philosopher GA "Jerry" Cohen died suddenly at the age of 68.
The Guardian newspaper’s Work supplement raised an interesting question a couple of weeks ago: "Are unions back in fashion?"
There is a long-standing current of opinion in Britain that fascism could never take hold here—that it is an "un-British" phenomenon that the establishment would never allow.
The world is full of people who look back at history and tell you that they saw it all coming. I wish they told me at the time. If you have a sketchy history in mind of the past 40 years, you’ll know that the Battle of Bogside led on to the Provisional IRA and 30 years of guerrilla warfare that saw more than 3,000 people die.
The anti-union laws are being extended by default and we are moving towards a situation where it will be virtually impossible to organise legal strikes.
I was shocked to find myself on Harriet Harman’s side last week. Under a year ago I ran a campaign to send her hundreds of emails with the subject line, "Shame on you Harriet Harman!" – of which, more later.
The exhibition "News From Nowhere revisited" examines William Morris’s visionary novel, News From Nowhere.
This film tells the story of the first half of Jacques Mesrine’s career as a gangster. However it runs into problems for a couple of reasons. Firstly, lack of plot.
This innovative exhibition shows eleven pieces of art jewellery created by members of the Manchester Jewellery Workshop. Each item is inspired by an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Seven times prime minister and 22 times a government minister, Giulio Andreotti remains a senator in the Italian parliament.
Migrant workers have the right to protest
"The modern Conservative Party is now the dominant progressive force in British politics."