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"The intervention of the Western powers is a real threat to the Arab revolutions. It allows the dictators to pose as defenders of national independence.
Youth workers at Oxfordshire county council struck on Tuesday against wholesale job cuts and a huge threat to the services they provide.
Journalists in South Yorkshire have entered their fifth week of an all-out strike.
Clara Osagiede, a union rep for cleaners on London Underground, is continuing her fight against victimisation.
The TSSA transport union called off planned strikes at Network Rail this bank holiday weekend after the firm agreed to discuss an equal pay audit among managerial staff.
Firefighters and civil service workers are joining forces in Liverpool to fight the cuts.
PCS union reps from call centres met last week to discuss an "interim agreement" on the long‑running dispute over working conditions.
An Employment Tribunal into the case of the sacked Fujitsu Unite union rep Alan Jenney is set to be held in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday of this week.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to look again at the case of journalist James Fallah-Williams who is fighting deportation to Sierra Leone.
United Road Transport Union (URTU) members struck at Matthew Clark Wholesale in Runcorn this week.
Students who occupied Glasgow University emerged victorious last Sunday after 196 days inside the "Free Hetherington".
The government’s plan to intensify competition in higher education came under renewed attack last Thursday in a Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) report.
On one of the most stressful days on a student’s life, the majority of young people were struggling to find a reason to jump in the air and celebrate as they found out that their future was far from secure.
Dale Burns died after police officers shot him three times with a taser. The incident in Barrow-in-Furness has led to renewed worries about use of the "non-lethal" weapon.
Tesco workers in Salford are being forced to work hours "lost" when the store was closed during the riots, they have revealed.
The GEO Group—a company rocked by human rights, sexual abuse and racism scandals—is to be given £25 million to run the Dungavel immigrant removal centre in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
New revelations have brought the phone hacking scandal back to the feet of David Cameron.
Thousands of protesters from across Britain are expected to march on the first day of the Tory party conference.
Former Liberal Party leader David Steel was hired to lobby on behalf of a businessman who is now under investigation for allegations of corruption.
More than 100,000 people have signed an e-petition calling for cabinet papers relating to the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster to be released.
Around 200 construction workers protested in central London on Wednesday morning against pay cuts of up to 35 percent.
Council workers in Tower Hamlets were going all out on Tuesday to build for the 3 September demonstration against the racist English Defence League (EDL).
In an unprecedented step, Scotland Yard has applied to the home secretary to ban all marches in five London boroughs for 30 days starting from 2 September.
A man has been jailed for four years and eight months in what is believed to be the harshest riot-related sentence so far.
In response to the Theresa May's decision to ban all marches in five London boroughs for 30 days from the 2 September, Unite against Fascism (UAF) and United East End (UEE) have issued the joint statement below calling for the right to march against the racists.
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on their planned march.
The hacking scandal continues to mire the Metropolitan Police, News International and prime minister David Cameron in filth.
The 1988 inquest into Daniel Morgan’s death contains damning revelations that resonate today.
Former News of the World (NotW) editor, Rebekah Brooks, had a meeting at the Metropolitan Police headquarters on 9 January 2003.
The key players at the top of the phone-hacking saga have in effect accused each other of lying.
Preparations are under way to bring the biggest possible turnout onto the streets to stop a march by the racist English Defend League (EDL) next Saturday.
The powerful Unite union has thrown its support behind the march against the racist English Defence League (EDL).
A founding member of the English Defence League (EDL), who is linked to Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik, is due to appear in court in Oslo this week.
English Defence League (EDL) thugs in Kingston-upon-Thames tried to organise a leafleting session last Saturday—but ended up sulking in a pub after local people confronted them.
Dozens of armed police smashed their way into a man’s home last week—and claimed they’d had a tip-off that he was a looter.
Local campaigners protested on Thursday of last week against plans to evict rioters’ relatives from their council houses in south London.
Tony Evans, a sports writer for the Times newspaper, told a National Union of Journalists meeting last week "It has been a particularly grim period for journalism. I found it staggering, the way the news presenters were editorialising.
The Tories want to break the Unison union at Plymouth council—but workers say they won’t let them get away with it.
Leaks suggest that Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley will announce plans next month to merge Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London, with another trust.
The campaign to win the reinstatement of victimised bus driver Abdul Omer Mohsin saw activists distributing hundreds of leaflets across London bus depots.
Campaigners in Edinburgh have won a victory in the fight against the proposed largest privatisation of council services in the city’s history.
The date from which the authorities can evict Travellers from their land at Dale Farm in Essex is looming closer.
Paddy Brennan, the Unite convenor at the Honda car maker’s plant in Swindon, remains suspended on what members believe are "trumped-up charges".
Council workers in Shropshire have started a strike ballot against proposed mass sackings.
Union members at Southampton council were set to decide the next steps for their campaign of strikes as Socialist Worker went to press.
Some 93 percent of Unison members at North East Lincolnshire council have voted for industrial action in an indicative ballot.
Unison is balloting its health and education members in Northern Ireland for strikes against cuts.
The number of people who are working age and jobless in Britain has soared by nearly 100,000 since David Cameron came to office.
Muammar Gaddafi’s 42‑year dictatorship reached its endgame as opposition forces reached Tripoli, the Libyan capital, this week.
The West has recognised the Transitional National Council (TNC) as the legitimate government of Libya—but it is not supported by all opposition forces.
"People in Egypt are suspicious about what is happening in Libya.
Events in Libya will have ramifications for the movement in Syria.
Israeli fighter jets repeatedly bombed civilians in Gaza last weekend.
16 January Colonel Gaddafi is terrified by the fall of Abidine Ben Ali in neighbouring Tunisia. He makes a long statement condemning Tunisian revolutionaries. 15 February Libya joins the wider revolutionary wave spreading across the Middle East and North Africa as protests begin in Benghazi, in the east. They are met with a brutal backlash from Gaddafi’s regime. 17 February Libya’s first "day of rage", with demonstrations across four cities. Troops kill an estimated 230 people. 18 February Armed resistance begins and Gaddafi’s forces are quickly thrown on the defensive. In t
A huge attack on the British Council building in Kabul last week reminded the world what an unstable place Afghanistan remains.
Over one million students, parents, lecturers, workers and young people took part in mass demonstrations in cities throughout Chile on Monday.
Stock markets have been in turmoil for the past two weeks, reflecting concerns about a new global slowdown.
"Racism is an unspoken language—which is why it is so easy to deny.
I came to Britain from Bangladesh in 1976 at the age of nine. At that time east London was a very scary place, something of a racial battleground.
When you listen to David Cameron, Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy and other European leaders slam into multiculturalism, you could think that immigration had been a damaging experience.
Young people not in regular work have been significant to the resistance in both Greece and Spain. What do you think is happening?
The "economic miracle" of the last 20 years has seen China become the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter.
It’s not every week Hollywood releases a film praising revolution. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, though, places itself firmly on the side of a downtrodden chimp—and sees him lead a powerful ape uprising.
Manchester councillor Pat Karney called the recent riots "one of the worst days in Manchester’s history".
Set against the backdrop of the Chilean coup of 1973, Post Mortem explores a nation torn between left and right.
A mother in Tsarist Russia is drawn into political activism when she sees the state’s treatment of revolutionary workers.
This documentary explores the failed attempt by Jewish lawyer Hans Litten to challenge the rise of Adolf Hitler through the courts in the 1930s.
The Tories have seized on the riots as an opportunity to shift the whole political atmosphere in Britain to the right. The establishment’s response is to demonise the unemployed, young people and those who rely on meagre benefits in order to survive.
This is a dangerous moment. David Cameron and his allies in the US and Europe see Libya as an opportunity to rehabilitate the idea of "humanitarian intervention".
The riots showed that the people have power I am so angry watching the news reporting the riots.
‘An extreme perversion of capitalism’