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Japan is facing nuclear meltdown.
Housing activists and tenants are campaigning for a "No" vote in a tenant ballot on the sell-off of 6,000 council homes in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
The Ucatt union has to rerun its 2009 leadership race.
Brian Kelly stood as the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate in the Brunswick Park council by‑election in south London.
Lecturers have voted for strikes to defend their pensions, pay and jobs.
Lecturers in older universities who voted for strikes to defend their USS pension scheme will strike on the following days:
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has called a protest against nuclear power in London on Sunday. The move is in response to the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.
Lecturers across Scotland are striking today (Thursday) in protest at attacks on their pensions.
A Zimbabwean judge yesterday released on bail the six socialists facing the death penalty for watching a video on the Middle East uprisings.
Around 50 students have occupied the human resources building in Edinburgh university in solidarity with striking lecturers.
Students filled the picket lines at Glasgow university to stand in solidarity with their striking lecturers today, Thursday.
Activists have delivered a significant victory against attempts to divide the Muslim and LGBT communities in east London.
The Stop the War Coalition has called a demonstration in London tonight, Friday, against US and British military intervention in Libya.
UCU members were out on strike across Wales today. Union members were on picket lines at Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Lampeter universities. They struck as part of a dispute across Britain against attacks on pensions.
12 reasons to oppose air strikes...
The Stop the War Coalition has called an emergency demonstration in London against military intervention in Libya.
The British and Japanese governments are making nuclear power more unsafe.
The Tories are coming for the pensions of every public sector worker.
Class anger raged through the streets of Sheffield last Saturday as 5,000 people marched on the Lib Dem conference—barricaded behind eight-feet high steel fences in Nick Clegg’s home city.
Tory-run Basildon District Council is pushing through the eviction of Travellers at the Dale Farm site.
Over 150,000 workers and students surrounded the Capitol building in Wisconsin in the US last Saturday.
Over 100 parents, children and workers marched in Gosport, Hampshire on Monday of last week to defend SureStart nurseries.
Protesters screamed "no votes for cuts!" as Manchester council voted to slash services on Wednesday of last week.
The student movement, which has mobilised thousands of people, has scared the government—and the police.
"What is being done to Bradley Manning is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid on the part of the department of defence."
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said that the British government gave "tacit approval of whatever we were doing" when torturing British citizens as part of the "war on terror".
Freddy Patel, a former Home Office pathologist, has been condemned by a General Medical Council (GMC) disciplinary panel.
The campaign to defend multiculturalism and oppose Islamophobia stepped up a gear last week as hundreds of people came together in London to discuss the way forward.
What links the murder of a private detective with an axe 25 years ago, corrupt Metropolitan police officers, and David Cameron? The answer is Rupert Murdoch’s News International.
Angry health workers and students took to the streets of London last week in a protest against cuts and Tory threats to privatise the NHS.
Wednesday 30 March is shaping up to be a day of strikes in London.
Angry Medirest workers in the Unison union at Southampton general hospital are holding a three-day strike this week. It follows a three-day strike last week.
The Left did well in the elections for national executive seats in the lecturers’ UCU union.
Japan lies devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami that have killed thousands of people, swept away entire cities and threatened nuclear catastrophe.
UCU members at Liverpool Hope University have voted overwhelmingly for strikes against job cuts.
Nuclear safety breaches aren’t only caused by earthquakes. Nuclear power is dangerous—but bosses cover up safety fears and cut corners because they are only interested in profit.
MOX is a nuclear fuel made from a mixture of plutonium and uranium oxides by reprocessing nuclear waste.
Doctors at an emergency union meeting this week called for an end to Tory plans to "reform" the NHS in England.
London’s fire bosses are threatening to slash overtime payments—claiming that the service can manage with less.
A former nuclear power plant designer says Japan’s government is increasing the possibility of nuclear meltdown—and suppressing information about the scale of the crisis.
The first reactor at Fukushima began commercial operation in March 1971.
Reactors convert the energy stored in nuclear fuel rods into electricity. This process generates intense heat.
PCS union members in Revenue and Customs are to be balloted for strikes in the coming weeks over imposed changes to attendance policy.
In the latest phase of its witch-hunt against the left, the Unison union has expelled activist Onay Kasab.
The campaign to release six Zimbabwean activists charged with treason has called an international day of action on Monday of next week.
Racists protest in Dagenham Racists demonstrated against a proposed community centre in Dagenham, east London, last Saturday.
George Galloway will be standing for a seat in the Scottish Parliament as part of a coalition against cuts.
A mood of militancy swept through the women’s TUC conference last week.
Birmingham refuse workers voted to end their six-month dispute with Birmingham City Council last week.
Three school students were temporarily excluded last week after they walked out of John Port school in Etwall, Derbyshire with striking teachers.
The NUT and NASUWT unions plan to ballot for strikes at Garstang High School in Lancashire against a proposal to turn it into an academy.
Teachers at the Islington Arts and Media school in north London have begun an indicative ballot over the threat of nine redundancies.
A controversial proposal to turn Claremont High School in Brent, north London, into an academy was passed on Thursday of last week—in extraordinary circumstances.
Victimised teacher Sue Caldwell is due to attend a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday of next week.
Nearly 50 NUT union reps and activists from sixth form colleges met last Saturday.
Key regulatory services workers at Barnet council are to take industrial action from this Wednesday in a bid to stop its "easyCouncil" privatisation plan.
Hundreds of adult social care workers at Lincolnshire county council were set to begin a work-to-rule on Wednesday of this week.
Council workers in Southampton are planning industrial action as the council issues a threat of mass sackings.
Social workers at Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes over a threat to privatise them. The 34 asylum support service workers are threatened with transfer to contractor YPeople.
Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, says he has held "positive" talks with new British Airways (BA) boss Keith Williams.
Unite, Britain’s biggest union, will hold key elections from Friday of next week.
The battle for Libya has raised questions about how ordinary people can defeat heavily‑armed regimes.
Much of the media acts as if the revolution in Libya is over. This is far from the truth. Across the country soldiers have resisted Gaddafi’s orders.
Some 1,000 Peninsula Shield Force soldiers entered Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Discrimination against women and sexual harassment has been entrenched in mainstream Egyptian culture. It’s treated as a joke. Everywhere we go we face verbal harassment.
The Day X for the NHS demonstration in London last week marked a new way of organising that has implications for health workers across Britain.
Many people who are horrified by what Western intervention has done in Iraq or Afghanistan still see no alternative to supporting a no-fly zone over Libya.
Saturday 26 March can be a day to change Britain. Hundreds of thousands of people will converge on London for a monster demonstration against the government.
If 2011 were to end tomorrow, it would already constitute one of the great years of revolution. Already we have witnessed, to borrow a phrase from the Russian Marxist Leon Trotsky, "the forcible entry of the masses into the realm of rulership over their own destiny"—the hallmark of revolution.
Guardian music critic Dorian Lynskey’s new book is a wide-ranging and thought-provoking look at the history of protest songs.
Jack Rosenthal, who became one of the great original writers working in television, started his career writing episodes for Coronation Street in the 1960s.
A new Hollywood thriller dramatises one of many unsavoury events in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq.
Django Reinhardt’s swinging jazz is brought up to date by French group Caravan Palace, who mix his gypsy music with synthesised dance beats.
The author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell, died on 3 February 1911.
Every plan to build a nuclear plant in every country across the world should be stopped—now. And all existing plants should be shut down. That’s the message we should take from the horrific events in Japan.
The Tories are going on the offensive—and we have to fight back.
Neoliberal agenda lies behind attacks on special educational needs Michael Gove and the Tories are right about one thing—the current system of providing services to students with special needs is "bureaucratic, bewildering and adversarial".
‘Do not go outside’Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano’s helpful advice to people who are running out of food and water