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Shockwaves went around the world after a far right terrorist killed 76 people in Norway.
Private firms are eyeing up care homes owned by Southern Cross, which collapsed in June.
The poorest people in Britain have seen their share of national income shrink by a quarter over the past 30 years, a study shows.
More than 400 people were arrested relating to student protests between November 2010 and January 2011, Metropolitan Police figures reveal.
Basildon council wants to forcibly remove around 400 Travellers from Dale Farm in Essex, making them homeless.
Eighteen workers in Revenue & Customs’ northernmost mainland office have won their long-running campaign against closure and redundancy.
The government used the media’s focus on MPs’ questioning of the Murdochs on Tuesday of last week to slip out an announcement that 20 job centres will close.
A planned strike by PCS union members at the Steria firm on Monday and Tuesday of this week was called off after management made an improved pay offer.
Hundreds of people packed into a primary school in Mumbles, Swansea to stop the closure of the Swansea Coastguard Centre. The meeting agreed that mass action was key to winning.
The two biggest rail unions in Britain—the RMT and TSSA—last week announced that they would be taking part in formal talks that could lead to a merger.
The pitched battle between Southampton council workers and their Tory bosses shows no signs of relenting.
Lambeth council bosses have been forced to back down over compulsory redundancies after library workers threatened to strike in the south London borough.
Could the US government really default on its debts?
European leaders were patting themselves on the back last week over a new deal to handle the economic crisis in the eurozone. Despite the deal, though, the turmoil shows no sign of ending.
More than 450 Southampton council workers in social work are to strike on Wednesday of next week (3 August).
Library assistants in Sandwell have voted by 97.5 percent in favour of a work to rule—on an 85 percent turnout.
"We face a real risk, if we push too hard, of industrial action involving staff groups delivering key public services." That was the verdict of Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley in a leaked letter this week.
The Unison union seems to believe it has found a way to make "savings" from the local government pension scheme—without asking workers to pay more.
Several months ago Right to Work initiated marches on the Tory party conference in Manchester on 2 October and the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on 18 September.
The growing crisis in maternity care is costing lives, with women in London particularly at risk.
Workers in the pathology department at Royal Bolton Hospital in Greater Manchester are balloting for industrial action.
The media was quick to condemn the horrors of the Norway massacre—but quicker still to blame it on Muslims.
EDL supporters on Facebook were confused over how to respond to the Norway atrocity.
Tommy Robinson is a founding member of the EDL. His real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon—and he’s a Nazi.
British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin has won a leadership contest in the party—by just nine votes.
Anders Behring Breivik’s terror attack is no aberration.
The English Defence League (EDL) is calling every racist thug in Britain to Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday 3 September.
"This can be the beginning of a big movement for a free press in Britain."
The Tories have shown their contempt for negotiations over pensions—and pressure is building on the unions to join strikes this autumn in response.
Some 600 people crammed into the London Muslim Centre in east London last night for a rally against the English Defence League's (EDL) plans to march in the area on 3 September.
The Egyptian army and police have sent thugs using clubs and an armoured car to smash up the camp of martyrs’ families and their supporters in Tahrir Square today. Several activists have been arrested.
Foreign Office attempts to throw out a claim for compensation for torture by a group of Kenyans were rejected by a high court judge in London today.
Racist thugs vandalised a Luton mosque during the early hours of Friday morning. They spray painted "EDL" and a swastika – the symbol of Nazi Germany – on the walls, and smashed windows.
One response to the phone hacking scandal has been to blame the readers of tabloid newspapers, rather than editors and owners, for the disgrace.
Some 200 Unite union members at David Brown Gear Systems in Lockwood Huddersfield staged a 24-hour strike on Friday of last week.
Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, the home of TV show Last of the Summer Wine, has seen an energetic campaign to save its adult education centre.
Essex fire bosses are refusing to talk to the FBU union after it exposed their pay rises and expenses claims.
Supporters of Yunus Bakhsh, the Newcastle nurse who was unlawfully sacked for his union activities, plan to inundate his former employer with protest messages.
Thousands took to the streets of Derby last Saturday to defend jobs at the Bombardier rail manufacturing firm.
The phone hacking scandal continues to engulf the political establishment.
Journalists in South Yorkshire are entering their second week of an indefinite strike against management attacks on their working conditions and jobs.
"For far too long, Rupert Murdoch has pulled the strings of our politicians, police and media.
Some 3,000 BBC workers in the NUJ union are due to walk out again on Monday of next week in their second strike against job losses.
Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former spin doctor, is being investigated by police for allegedly committing perjury while working for David Cameron in Downing Street.
Phone hacking was not confined to the News of the World but was widespread at other newspapers, including the Daily Mirror.
The Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya was designed for 90,000 people.
Troops and gangs of plainclothes police attacked a mass march in Egypt’s capital Cairo last Saturday.
The Norwegian labour movement has been attacked—and so have social justice, anti-racism, tolerance and international solidarity.
When Labour MP Jon Cruddas was asked why he backed Blue Labour—yet another attempt to move the party to the right—he said he wanted to "throw some hand grenades" into the debate.
The phrase "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman" is informative. It has nothing to do with the police being helpful. It came from their reputation for stealing the watches of Victorian drunks.
Millions in Egypt came back onto the streets on 8 July to demand justice for the families of the martyrs killed during the uprising, and a purge of the interior ministry.
Spain’s workers successfully threw back an attempted military coup against a radical government in 1936. Their heroic acts were the beginning of three years of bloody fighting for the soul of Spain.
The timing couldn’t be better for the launch of this new BBC Two newsroom drama.
An Act of Love is an extraordinary book that thoroughly explores trust, pain and decision-making.
The word "nass" in the exhibition’s title is the Egyptian Arabic word for "people".
Some 13,000 Parisian Jews were rounded up in July 1942, and taken to the Vel’ d’Hiv stadium.
On the face of it, this exhibition is an advertising ploy by summer camp giant Butlins.
Mr Light is the friendly electrician in a small village in Kyrgyzstan. He dreams of using wind power to provide the community with cheaper energy.
Lucian Freud, who died last week at the age of 88, was one of the most famous artists in the world in the second half of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. He was hugely successful, which in terms of the contemporary art world means hugely successful with the bourgeoisie. In 2008 one of his paintings, Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, was bought by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, for £17 million—the largest sum ever paid for a work by a living artist.
Socialist Worker sends solidarity and sympathy to the families, friends and comrades of the victims of the massacre in Norway.
The EDL now acts like a classic fascist organisation. Despite this, the BBC flagship programme Newsnight invited its leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, onto the show on Monday.
Visteon strikes again Visteon, the Ford daughter company formed in 2000, used KPMG to close three plants in the UK with only a few minutes notice in 2009. It only paid redundancy money after workers occupied the factories in Basildon, Enfield and Belfast for six weeks.
‘There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler youth, or, whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics. Disturbing’Right wing US broadcaster Glenn Beck compares those killed in Norway to Nazis