Dated: 06 Aug 2011
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The bankers who wrecked the world’s economy are raking in billions of pounds while throwing workers onto the scrapheap.
Tory millionaire and cabinet minister Oliver Letwin says that doctors, nurses and teachers need a reign of terror to make them work harder.
A report released last Sunday shows that nearly three-quarters of people working in the private sector will be unable to "adequately exist" when they retire.
The £1 billion cut to public sector pensions means that schemes will be slashed by:
BBC journalists walked out on Monday this week to protest against management forcing through compulsory redundancies.
Journalists at the BBC Arabic service were on strike this week against rota changes and compulsory redundancies.
Journalists in South Yorkshire are in their third week of an all-out strike to save jobs. They are fighting against everything the likes of Rupert Murdoch represent.
Anders Behring Breivik’s brutal attacks in Norway last month followed widespread scapegoating of Muslims.
"After the attack it is easy to see how quickly things can change.
A new report describes how two of Britain’s most influential right wing think‑tanks have used the fear of terrorism and of Islam to push an authoritarian agenda.
Breivik was able to live a life of leisure as he prepared the massacre.
Activists are ready for a huge march to confront the English Defence League (EDL) when it tries to come to east London on 3 September.
Breivik’s Nazi email mates Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, emailed his Nazi manifesto to 1,000 contacts around the world—250 of them in Britain.
Train drivers at the First TransPennine Express firm are balloting for strikes over pay. Their RMT union is also planning to ballot workers in other grades in the dispute.
London fire Brigade bosses have been targeted in a damning health and safety report.
IT workers who maintain records for the Department for Work and Pensions have voted for industrial action over plans to offshore their work.
Cash-strapped health authorities are deliberately delaying operations.
Hundreds of Camden residents and anti-fascist campaigners came together last Saturday at a family festival organised by Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) and Castlehaven Community Association.
Campaigning Gambian journalist Alieu Ceesay was granted leave to remain in Britain last week.
Workers at the Honda car firm’s Swindon plant are furious after management suspended senior Unite union rep Paddy Brennan last week.
Unions in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) are preparing to fight the extra 7,000 job cuts ministers announced last week. This comes on top of more than 40,000 other jobs to go in the department.
Over 450 Southampton council workers in social work were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.
Some 60 members of the Community union at BRC Manufacturing in Barnsley walked out on a four-day strike from Thursday of last week.
The government’s refusal to give a vital contract to the Bombardier rail manufacturing firm, costing thousands of jobs in Derby, continues to spark anger in the city.
The campaign to reinstate Abdul Omer Mohsin, the sacked Unite union convenor on Sovereign buses in London, has dragged on for more than a year.
The swirling cover-up of the News International scandal has continued, even after parliament shut up shop for MPs’ lengthy summer holiday.
The case of student protester Laurence Flanders has collapsed after police admitted a lack of evidence.
The police are yet again using the run-up to the Notting Hill Carnival as an excuse to harass black people.
Former British intelligence officer Ian Hurst said he was shown evidence that his emails were intercepted and later faxed to the News of the World’s Dublin office.
Family and friends of Demetre Fraser, a 21 year old who died in police custody in May, have called a demonstration for next Saturday calling for police to be held to account.
The huge multinational oil firm BP has gained a stranglehold over Iraqi oil production, leaked documents reveal.
Benefit tests officially flawed
Hundreds of social care workers at Southampton council struck today (Wednesday).
Anger against the police burst out in Tottenham, north London last night after a protest about the police killing of local black man Mark Duggan.
Some 100 people gathered in Beirut in Lebanon last week for the week-long Viva Palestina Summer University. Its subject was "the new Middle East—people power, democracy and Palestine".
Workers in the US face the most serious assault on their living standards in decades.
In a grainy video posted recently on Youtube, a group of Syrian army officers announced their defection to the "popular revolution".
The Egyptian army and police smashed up the camp of martyrs’ families and their supporters in Tahrir Square on Monday of this week using clubs, electric batons and armoured cars.
The past week has seen significant shifts and changes in Egypt’s revolution.
When revolution broke out in the Arab world, few expected it to reach Libya, a country under the iron grip of Muammar Gaddafi.
In the aftermath of Anders Behring Breivik’s murderous rampage, Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins wrote, "The Norwegian tragedy is just that, a tragedy. It does not signify anything and should not be forced to do so.
‘The council needs to stop seeing us as objects and start seeing us as people." So says Mary Ann McCarthy, a Traveller who is facing eviction from Dale Farm in Essex.
Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers are legally recognised as ethnic groups and covered under the Race Relations Act.
Basildon Council says it has to evict around 400 people from Dale Farm because the land is greenbelt.
People are organising to defend Travellers at Dale Farm from eviction which could take place any time after 31 August.
We showed last week that Spain in 1936 was a country on the brink of revolutionary change. Tragically, forces that the revolutionaries believed were on their side extinguished this flame of hope.
The nerds have inherited the earth and their obsessions now dominate mainstream Hollywood cinema. As a card-carrying nerd, I don’t have a problem with that.
You don’t often hear the phrase "collective bargaining by riot" quoted approvingly on Radio 4—or someone asking whether "modern direct action is a reclaiming of a venerable tradition".
Oliver Tate is a teenager coming to terms with growing up.
On the 25th anniversary of the Wapping strikes, Murdoch is in the dock. Yet nearly 6,000 print workers learnt about his lack of scruples many years ago.
This is the story of Ulrike Meinhof of the German Red Army Faction and Fusako Shigenobu of the Japanese Red Army, as told by their daughters.
The agreement to push through trillions of dollars in cuts in the US saw a shocking level of vitriol—if not downright pleasure—from right wing politicians.
The government stuck two fingers up at public sector workers when it announced savage cuts to their pensions last week.
Abortion ‘counselling’ law is a Trojan horse Tory MP Nadine Dorries and Labour MP Frank Field are proposing that women who are considering an abortion should have special counselling before they go ahead with a procedure they have already decided on.
Many people, including some in anti‑fascist groups, have responded to Anders Behring Breivik’s murderous rampage by calling for fascist organisations to be banned. Still more want the authorities to ban their marches.
‘A sugar-coated Satan sandwich’