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There are days when our side wins an outright victory. Tower Hamlets on 3 September 2011 was one such day.
There are less than two weeks left to save the Dale Farm Traveller site in Basildon, Essex.
Supporters of Dale Farm have set up Camp Constant to help defend the site.
Defence campaigns are starting to take shape for the thousands of young people who face jail over the recent riots.
Sadie lives on the riot-hit Pembury estate. She told the Hackney meeting:
Residents and activists are campaigning against threats by two south London councils to evict families of people convicted over the riots.
Dozens of students who were arrested on the anti-fees protests last year are due to appear in court.
Francis Fernie was arrested on the 26 March TUC demonstration and sentenced to a year in prison.
Police who were present when reggae singer Smiley Culture died are not likely to face criminal charges, disciplinary action or official questioning.
A police officer has been found guilty of assault at Mansfield Magistrates Court, and warned he could face prison.
The push for coordinated action against the government attacks will dominate the Trades Union Congress (TUC) conference next week.
The government has reversed its decision to make cuts to English language teaching (Esol).
One engineer’s legal fight against blacklisting threatens to shake the construction industry.
Some 200 workers protested at the Westfield construction site in east London on Wednesday of last week.
Around 70 skaters, BMXers and local young people protested in Stockton, Teesside, last Friday. They demand that the council builds the skate park it has promised them for over a year.
There are three live strike ballots at IT company Fujitsu after ballot results last week.
Council workers in Barnet, north London, are to step up their fight against "easyCouncil" privatisation plans by striking on Tuesday of next week.
Oxfordshire youth workers were set to strike for the second time on Friday of this week. They intend to demonstrate in David Cameron’s constituency, Witney.
Workers at the Wyndeham Impact print factory in Basingstoke are now in their 19th week of discontinuous strikes against redundancies and attacks on their pay and conditions.
Cleaners at the University of London’s Senate House building struck unofficially on Thursday of last week and won back unpaid wages.
Over 150 migrant domestic workers rallied outside parliament last Sunday against government proposals that they say would mean a "return to slavery".
Around 100 members of the Unison and Unite unions protested against job and pay cuts outside Rochdale Town Hall on Thursday of last week.
Social care workers in Southampton are set to meet on Wednesday of next week to decide whether to strike again.
Hundreds of workers at social care charity Quarriers struck against huge pay cuts in Glasgow last Tuesday.
Over 200 people attended a meeting called by the Derby Climate Coalition to support Bombardier workers.
Trade unionists in Camberwell, south London, have challenged government plans to close down the local job centre.
Unison members at Middlesex University are balloting for strikes over the threat of 200 compulsory redundancies.
Workers at the Bifrangi automotive factory in Sheffield walked out on Monday for their fourth one-day strike over pay.
Postal workers celebrated at news that the nursery at Mount Pleasant mail centre has been given a five-month reprieve. Bosses had earlier announced plans to shut it down in November.
Hundreds of engineers who work for Romec and maintain Royal Mail buildings are set to ballot on a deal to end their long-running dispute.
Some 200 agency workers walked out on strike at Pratt’s Bananas in Luton, Bedfordshire, on Thursday of last week after attacks on their conditions and pay.
Workers at Burton’s Foods in Blackpool have accepted a 6 percent pay offer after talks.
Edinburgh councillors have voted for the delayed tram link from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews Square to go ahead. This is despite the rocketing costs paid to private contractor Bilfinger Berger.
Tory plans to wreck the NHS and hand the remains to their private sector buddies were set to take a step forwards this week.
A private firm whose wealthy clients were given donor organs bought from children is in talks to run parts of the NHS.
The attempt by Tory MP Nadine Dorries to attack women’s abortion rights was due to be voted on in parliament on Wednesday of this week.
MPs are back after their long summer break—and David Cameron has wasted no time in plotting fresh attacks on ordinary people.
As parliament returns, News International executives will face more questioning.
Council workers across Birmingham are to strike during the Lib Dems’ party conference in the city later this month.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has hit on what he thinks is the answer to the party’s problems—rewriting its constitution.
A leaked UN report found that Israel’s murderous attack on a ship bringing aid to Gaza was unlawful but "justified" in protecting its territory.
Senior officers at private security firm G4S have been slammed for using racist language while deporting people from Britain.
An anti-racist protester was taken by surprise as she got off one of the coaches in Tower Hamlets.
The campaign to reinstate Abdul Omer Mohsin is to hold a solidarity event on Saturday 24 September to raise funds and awareness.
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated last Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascist protesters kept some 600 racist thugs out of Tower Hamlets.
The RMT rail workers’ union made a principled stand against the EDL in the run-up to Saturday’s demonstration.
‘It started when we booked a minibus to join the protest outside the British National Party’s (BNP) fascist rally at Codnor in Derbyshire in 2009.
An "appalling episode of serious, gratuitous violence" by the British army killed Baha Mousa in Iraq.
Video from evidence to Baha Mousa Inquiry showing British soldier's treatment of Iraqi prisoners.
Trade unionists who are set to strike during the Lib Dems’ conference came together with activists organising a march on it at a rally on Thursday.
It may have been a cold summer, but we are heading for a hot autumn.
It started when tens of thousands of people flowed into Tahrir Square on Friday – a day they called the "Friday of Correcting the Path of the Revolution".
There is a huge wave of occupations in Greek university faculties against the government’s education bill. They began on 24 August and more than 200 are now taking place.
New documents expose years of murderous interventions in Libya by British governments.
Thousands of workers in Egypt are preparing for some of the biggest strikes since the fall of dictator Hosni Mubarak—whose trial for ordering the mass killing of protesters resumed this week.
While Sir Mark Allen ran MI6’s Middle East desk, he fixed a BP-Libya oil deal. He went to work as a special adviser to BP after he left the Foreign Office in 2004.
Huge protests defied a new wave of repression in Syria this week, as the regime sought revenge for military defections.
Millions of workers in Italy took part in a general strike today (Tuesday) against the government’s austerity plans.
The so-called "second Greek bailout" is up in the air. Negotiations between the Greek government and representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the EU and the European Central Bank (ECB) have been suspended.
Ten years ago, lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the "war on terrorism". Although conscience recoils against making an equation between the assassination of a single Archduke and his wife (28 June 1914) and the slaughter of almost 3,000 New Yorkers, the analogy otherwise is eerily apt.
The attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 seemed to come literally out of the blue—raining death out of a clear September sky. Politicians and the media proclaimed that the world was changed completely by these events. But how do they look now?
Ten years have passed since the tragic events of 9/11. While I sympathise with those who died in the US, I cannot but remember the countless atrocities committed by the US government in their name against Muslims and Arabs around the globe.
US hit by its former ally
More than eight years into the occupation of Iraq, the US is still using the pretext of fighting Al Qaida terrorists to prolong its military presence.
The attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on 11 September 2001 shook the world. But many knew it would be used as an excuse to send US troops charging around the world.
Western aircraft dropped the first bombs on Afghanistan on 7 October 2001. The US-led coalition’s stated aim was to root out Al Qaida cells said to have found refuge under the Taliban regime.
The "war on terror" has meant the worst abuses of civil liberties and human rights in generations.
We can stop land grab A housing emergency is turning into a disaster. House building is at record lows, there are five million on housing waiting lists, street homelessness is up ten percent and those in temporary housing up 14 percent.
‘There is no future for the Scottish Conservative Party in its current form’