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Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude is determined to slash the "gold-plated" pensions of millions of public sector workers.
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More than a million young people are now unemployed, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
"I was told I was overqualified for most of the jobs I’d applied for. So I ended up working in retail, which I enjoyed.
There is huge uncertainty across Europe. Bank shares are plunging, France is facing a possible credit rating downgrade and the markets are falling sharply in France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
Workers in 27 trade unions are set to strike together on 30 November. It will be Britain’s biggest strike since 1926.
Big business is celebrating the absolute majority won by the right wing Popular Party (PP) in Sunday’s elections in Spain.
The NUT teachers’ union has calculated a shocking figure that blows apart the government lies that public sector pensions are unaffordable.
Activists in Manchester are busy organising feeder marches, solidarity rallies and delegations for the 30 November strikes.
"This Tuesday was the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. The mayor and the cops have been doing everything to get rid of us.
"On Wednesday of last week we were served with eviction notices from the City of London Corporation. These stated that legal proceedings to evict us were to start at 6pm the next day.
More than 2,000 people marched on parliament last Saturday to highlight how government cuts are impacting on women.
Protests on construction sites across Britain turned into mass stay-aways last week. Groups of other construction workers have united with electricians to walk off the job.
Teachers at an academy school in Salford struck on Tuesday of this week against job cuts.
Teachers at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.
Members of the Unison union at Stow College in Glasgow voted last week to accept a revised pay offer from management.
Nut union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has announced a tie-up with the British Freedom Party (BFP), which emerged from a splinter group of the fascist British National Party last year.
Firefighters in London start an overtime ban on Friday. The FBU union members are fighting a raft of attacks, with all sorts of policies being imposed.
Workers in the Unite union at defence electronics company Selex Galileo have begun a national ballot for industrial action over pay.
Ground staff at Liverpool John Lennon Airport are to stage a series of two-hour strikes.
Workers in the Unison, Unite and Ucatt unions have voted to reject Southampton City Council’s latest proposal for pay cuts.
Workers at the National Gallery in London have voted to support a strike against cuts to security at the gallery in an indicative ballot.
A ballot of thousands of workers at the BBC closes on Thursday this week.
On Friday of last week student protester Nadir was found not guilty of violent disorder. He had been arrested after the anti-fees protest on 9 December last year, aged 17.
Letters offer huge support for people in prison. Write to Zenon Mitchell-Kotsakis, prison number: A6970CH, HMYOI Portland, 104 Grove Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DL
The Tories have unveiled a raft of fresh attacks on workers and the poor.
Police killed Mark Duggan in August in Tottenham, north London. The investigation into his death is in chaos.
The government will hand over part of the Northern Rock bank to Richard Branson’s Virgin firm.
A leaked report confirms that the Tories aim to privatise much of the NHS.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says that government cuts put 50,000 jobs at risk in the health service in England.
A row over racism has engulfed international football.
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking information to the Wikileaks website, will have a first hearing before a military court next month.
The government will formally apologise for Christopher Alder’s death in police custody in 1993.
Bus workers in South Yorkshire struck on Friday of last week and Monday of this week. Members of the Unite union at Stagecoach’s Barnsley and Rawmarsh depots walked out over pay.
Cleaners working on the London Overground have won concessions from the John Laing agency after protesting against ambush raids by immigration officials.
The RMT union is balloting members for strikes at the West of Scotland signalling centre and at Wightlink’s ferries between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
Hundreds of TV licensing workers struck for a third time on Friday, in a dispute between the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Capita.
Electricians occupied the offices of the Gratte Brothers construction site in Kings Cross station in London this morning, Wednesday.
Around 100 teachers, parents and school students picketed Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley, Leeds, this morning, Wednesday.
Aberdeen – 11am, assemble at the St. Nicholas Graveyard, Union Street, AB11 6BH. 12 12 noon, rally at Castlegate, Castle Street, AB11 5BB. 1.30pm, social gathering at the ATUC-Social Club, 13 Adelphi, AB11 5BL. Aberystwyth – 11.30am, assemble at the top of Penglais Hill, by the entrance to the Cwrt Mawr student village, SY23 3AN, for march to 12.30pm rally at Morlan Centre, Queen’s Road, SY23 2HH. Aylesbury – 10.30am, march from Kingsbury Square, HP20 2HT, to Railway Club, Penn Road, HP21 8HN. Banbury – 11am, march from Banbury Town Hall, Bridge Street, RG1 8AG, to join Oxford Rally.</li
NUT union members at Langdon School in east London delivered another solid strike today, Thursday.
As preparations for the 30 November strike step up a gear in the NHS, many health workers are facing questions about levels of emergency cover on the day.
With just five days to go until the strikes on 30 November, activists are stepping up their preparations for the day—and not just in the big cities.
Protesters demonstrated near the Egyptian embassy in Seoul, South Korea today in solidarity with protesters in Tahrir Square. Around 50 came to show their support, including Egyptians living in Korea.
Around 300 people joined a protest in London in solidarity with those resisting the military regime in Egypt yesterday, Saturday.
People are filling the squares in cities across Egypt in their tens of thousands. The numbers in the streets are amazing.
Right now Tahrir is surreal. There are enormous numbers of people coming into the square.
The Revolutionary Socialists are one of the key radical organisations working on the ground in Egypt. We are particularly active in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Monsura.
What is the purpose of the Egyptian state? Does it exist to serve the people—or the interests of the military elite? This is the question that now confronts the mass of Egyptians.
Thousands of angry Kuwaitis stormed parliament last week in an extraordinary show of defiance against the Gulf state. Protesters battled security forces before pushing their way into the building.
Workers of Egypt: Rise up for the victory of the revolution Nearly a year into our glorious revolution, the regime of oppression and corruption led by the SCAF has not ceased to impose itself by force, attempting to erase traces of the revolution and to prevent the impoverished, toiling masses from reaping the fruits of their great struggle.
Sections of the right wing media have seized on figures that show employment for non-British nationals is increasing.
There will be mass demonstrations outside the United Nations (UN) climate summit in Durban, South Africa, next month.
Let’s remind ourselves of the scale of the threats. There’s 1.3 million jobs to be cut in the next three years, services cut in every community across Britain, education cuts that mean working class kids won’t be able to afford further and higher education, and an abandonment of our pensioners.
Gary Dobson, one of those accused of murdering black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993, appeared "nervous" when questioned by the police a court heard today, Monday.
Richard Gott’s new book, Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, could not be more timely.
Some 1,200 trade unionists and campaigners gathered at the Royal Horticultural Halls in central London last Saturday for the Unite the Resistance convention.
Amanda, NUT union rep from west London
Gary Dobson and David Norris are accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence on 22 April 1993.
A forensic expert has told the Stephen Lawrence murder trial that tiny fibres linked to the victim were not initially found on the suspects’ clothes because it was like "looking for a needle in a haystack".
This collection of portraits, altar pieces and exquisite draftsmanship tells the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s evolving vision under the patronage of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, in the late 15th century.
Andrea Arnold’s new film Wuthering Heights breathes ferocious life into Emily Brontë’s novel of the intense, but doomed, love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff.
Imperial War Museum, London
"For those who desire not simply an aimless skipping from instance to instance, an integral central movement will take us forward towards a great goal," said Lenin.
The revolution in Egypt has inspired millions across the globe. Since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in February, after decades of dictatorship, the process of revolution has continued in every institution of Egyptian society.
Born in Jarrow, South Shields, in the middle of the Great Depression, John Hindmarch was an extraordinary individual. He left South Shields to look for work at the end of the Second World War, and eventually landed up in Birmingham.
Prison is no place for the student protesters My partner is on remand in Wandsworth prison, south London, for a crime that has nothing to do with the student protests last year.
‘She has picked up her voicemails, Bob, she is alive’The mother of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler Sally Dowler after the News of the World hacked Milly’s phone and deleted voicemails