Dated: 10 Jul 2010
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The Tories have declared war on the working class—and it is the biggest struggle we have faced since the mid-1980s, when the miners took on Margaret Thatcher.
More than 3,900 people booked up in advance for the annual Marxism festival in central London last weekend—and hundreds more bought tickets during the event.
The spirit of international resistance ran through the meetings, with much discussion of the turmoil and fightback in Greece.
A jury at Hove Crown Court last week acquitted seven activists who last year broke into an arms manufacturer and damaged equipment.
Over a million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters took part in the annual London Pride march last Saturday.
Local councils across Britain have unleashed vicious cuts packages that could destroy workers’ pay and conditions—and vital public services—if they are not opposed.
Strikes by Glasgow Life (previously Glasgow Culture and Sport) workers last Saturday and Sunday shut down the People’s Palace, and led to the closure of an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (pictured).
Some 100 ConocoPhillips workers on the Lindsey oil refinery site walked out over safety on Wednesday of last week after a man was killed in an explosion.
BA has launched an all-out war on cabin crew. It wants to cut jobs, attack pay and conditions and undermine them with a new "mixed fleet"—workers that will be employed on less pay and with worse conditions.
Royal Mail is threatening thousands of jobs by unleashing a raft of mail centre closures across Britain.
IT services provider Accenture is threatening to cut up to 200 jobs.
Workers at the Corus steel plant in Scunthorpe have told bosses they will be balloting for industrial action unless two of their colleagues are reinstated.
Hundreds of people from around the country joined a march through Shrewsbury last Saturday.
Marxists believe that the core strength of the working class lies in the way it is concentrated in the workplace. Workers have the most power at the point of production.
Former Ford workers are set to sue Visteon for "robbing" their pensions.
Defend Council Housing is holding a national meeting in Sheffield this Saturday.
Work is making people ill. GPs have found that 41 percent of depressed patients were aged between 30 and 39—and just
The government is set to make it easier for airlines to fly planes through dangerous volcanic ash.
More than 60 people attended a public meeting on Thursday of last week in Ealing, west London, to express their vehement opposition to the government’s cuts to public services.
Activists are preparing for a demonstration to defend library services in Winchester, Hampshire, this Saturday.
Over 1.3 million people will lose their jobs because of the cuts, the government’s own figures showed last week.
As governments try to slash public spending, they risk pushing the world back into recession—the dreaded "double dip".
More than 800 workers at bathroom company Kohler Mira struck over pay on Wednesday of last week.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is organising counter-protests against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Dudley on Saturday 17 July and in Bradford on 28 August.
Colin Gill’s family would like to invite friends and comrades to his funeral at 2pm, Monday 12 July at Lambeth Crematorium, Blackshaw Road, London SW27. Followed by food and drinks from 3pm, Corner Pin Pub, 10 Summerstown, corner of Riverside Road, Tooting.
The NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions have warned that they could launch a strike ballot at the BBC over attacks on pay and pensions.
London underground (LU) bosses are waging war on their employees’ safety rights.
Manchester College lecturers struck and marched round the city centre on Wednesday of last week over the derecognition of the workers’ UCU union.
A strike ballot by workers at British Telecom (BT) was cancelled this week after bosses threatened the CWU union with a legal challenge.
Teachers in the NUT union at St Aloysius College, in Islington, north London, took their second day of strike action on Thursday of last week.
"I think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are wrong. These wars are illegal and we shouldn’t be out there," says Ross.
"When I was in Colchester at military prison I shared a cell with Joe Glenton," says Ross. "Joe was jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan."
Former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith warned Tony Blair three months before the Iraq war that an invasion would be illegal, secret memos showed last week.
The Tory government says it has set a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan—but then said it hadn’t.
Tuesday 13 July will see a landmark appeal in the Royal Courts of Justice.
The Tories are threatening to cut 40 percent of the public sector as they slash and burn their way through our services.
The British army uses up and spits out young working class men in pursuit of their bloody, illegal wars.
The reality of the cuts is starting to hit home.
Low paid workers are increasingly struggling to get by because of soaring inflation, research suggests.
The government last week ramped up threats to privatise Royal Mail, but suggested that any sell-off would be accompanied by a share offer aimed at postal workers.
Eric Pickles, the Tory communities ministers, has launched an attack on "non-jobs" created by councils.
Tory toffs keep rich friends close The government has appointed Sebastian James to review how money is spent on schools.
The BNP’s Richard Barnbrook was defeated in a council by-election in Goresbrook ward in Barking and Dagenham, East London, yesterday.
The sixth full one-day general strike this year was to rock Greece on Thursday of this week.
Transport workers on the Madrid metro struck for four days last week over pay cuts, shutting down all 12 lines and bringing the city to a standstill.
The tory justice secretary Kenneth Clarke last week sent right wing politicians into fits of rage with his plans to reduce the prison population.
The British media took the opportunity to take us back to the Cold War era when the US arrested 11 Russian spies last week.
‘We live in dangerous and unpredictable times. If anyone had suggested 30 or 40 years ago that one of the central issues we would be discussing was Islam or religion, we would have laughed.
The outbreak of war in 1914 dampened class struggle in Britain—but not for long.
For the first time ever health bosses plan to hand over the management of an entire NHS district hospital to a private company.
Wrexham Library is home to the first Mediatheque in Wales.
Goya was court painter to the Spanish royals in the 1790s.
This new compilation is a 21-track tribute to "Gay Disco and Hi-NRG classics".
That television and plays can be popular, funny and political is generally seen as impossible.
This impressive collection of black and white photographs brings together the visual spectacle of the Haitian carnival with the politics behind the drive to reclaim Haiti’s past.
The Tories’ war on the working class has begun in earnest. The severity of attacks on jobs, services, pensions and rights at work is becoming clearer by the day.
New research shows that the temperature of the planet will rise by up to 4 degrees Celsius by 2100—even if world leaders meet their targets to cut carbon emissions.
Ken Coates, a leading figure on the British left, has died aged 79.