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The government wants to slash the number of people who claim Disability Living Allowance by a massive 20 percent.
Socialist Worker can reveal shocking new information about how construction bosses operated a blacklist of trade unionists.
Blacklist files of over 100 workers were submitted in evidence as part of Dave Smith’s Employment Tribunal.
Black people are now 30 times more likely than whites to be stopped and searched by police, according to new analysis.
The example of one London borough shows how poverty, police racism and a lack of opportunities affect young people.
Tory MP Nadine Dorries’s private members’ bill on sex education was due to have its second reading this Friday.
Hundreds of electricians protested last week against a planned working agreement that could see their wages cut by about 35 percent.
Voting is underway in a by-election for a seat on Unison’s national executive council.
Last night, Monday, Bernard Hogan-Howe the Metropolitan Police Commissioner spoke on ‘Total Policing: The future of Policing in London’ at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The government last week approved the construction of a £33 billion high speed rail link between London and cities in the north of England.
Oil tanker drivers are set to strike at three major oil terminals against attacks on their terms and conditions.
Some 200 residents of Balcombe, West Sussex, met on Wednesday of last week to oppose shale gas drilling.
The RMT union has called two further 24-hour strikes at the West of Scotland rail signalling centre in Glasgow.
Some 2,000 Edinburgh city council staff could see their jobs transferred to private contractors under council plans.
The Unison union is set to ballot Cheshire West and Chester council workers for strikes over cuts to overtime pay and allowances for weekend and shift work.
School janitors in Renfrewshire struck on Wednesday last week over working conditions.
A lobby of parliament to stop library closures has been planned for 13 March.
Workers in the PCS union at the National Gallery in London are set to walk out over staffing levels.
A second wave of strikes involving over 2,000 workers in three different unions was set to hit consumer giant Unilever from Tuesday of this week.
The Anti Academies Alliance (AAA) held its annual general meeting in London last Saturday.
Revenue and Customs workers in the PCS union went on a "lightning strike" on Monday of last week.
Attempts by the English Defence League (EDL) to whip up racism in Barking, east London, on Saturday of last week were a humiliating flop.
The national executive of the UCU union was set to meet this Friday to determine its response to government proposals in the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
Bus workers at Stagecoach in South Yorkshire walked out on Monday of this week—their eighth strike day. The strike followed a decision last week to reject a management offer in their pay dispute.
Union leaders met at the TUC last week and failed to make any call to take the pensions dispute forward.
London Sovereign bus drivers have rejected a below inflation pay offer. Drivers at the Harrow and Edgware garages in north west London voted 105 to 21 against the offer on Friday of last week.
All three of Unite’s sectors involved in the dispute have voted to reject.
An emergency national meeting of Unite the Resistance brought together over 400 trade union activists in London last Saturday.
The following are key points from the statement passed at the Unite the Resistance meeting
The institution set up to bail out failing European economies has become the latest casualty of the crisis.
The British intelligence services are bogged down in accusations of torture and collusion.
The Tories are facing fierce opposition to their plans to snatch billions of pounds from benefit claimants.
Attempts to silence Babar Ahmad suffered a blow in the high court last week.
The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a House of Lords decision in the case of a Palestinian refugee who faces extradition from Britain to Jordan.
Photographers are fighting police demands that they hand over their footage of an eviction at the Dale Farm Traveller site in October last year.
The London School of Economics (LSE) is investigating claims that students took part in a Nazi-themed game on a skiing trip.
In between calling for yachts for the royals, Tory education secretary Michael Gove has been waging war on teachers.
Premier Foods announced 600 job cuts this week—
Metropolitan Police officer Dave Cook was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office last week.
The rich will be living it up in London during this summer’s Olympics.
Top Tory ministers think we should buy the royals a yacht as a "gift" to celebrate this year’s diamond jubilee.
Are you worried about Tory cuts in the NHS?
Police have cleared away the Democracy Village camp in Parliament Square in London.
A mass campaign has forced education secretary Michael Gove to retreat on plans to force a primary school to become a privatised academy.
Occupy London protesters camped outside St Paul’s cathedral have been told they will be evicted next Friday unless they win the right to appeal.
Picket lines swelled at Unilever factories from Port Sunlight in Merseyside to Purfleet in Essex this morning (Wednesday) as the second wave of strikes to defend pensions got underway.
The executive of the UCU lecturers’ union met today (Friday) and voted three to one for a strike on 1 March over pensions and to invite other unions to join them.
This week marks the tenth month since the start of the Syrian revolution. It is a great event in the Arab Spring and a cornerstone of many issues across the Middle East.
Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated on the streets of the capital Tehran last week.
French foreign minister Alain Juppé became the latest western leader to visit Burma this week, following fast on the footprints of Britain’s William Hague and the US’s Hilary Clinton.
A video showing US marines urinating on Afghans they had killed is sadly not surprising.
There’s no media or transport in Attica today because workers are on strike.
Labour leaders in Nigeria called off a general strike on Monday of this week after the government agreed to partly reintroduce petrol subsidies.
David Cameron’s attempt to hijack the referendum on Scottish independence backfired spectacularly last week.
The issue of racism in football has once again come to the fore, following incidents involving high profile Premier League players.
The Bolshevik party—the party that led the 1917 Russian Revolution—was formed a century ago this month. It did not emerge from nowhere. The Bolsheviks split with the Mensheviks, ending a period in which the two groups had been factions inside the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP).
Russia’s revolutionary movement at the turn of the century was shaped by the country’s large peasantry and small and historically young working class.
They want us to retire into poverty Under the Tory plans public sector workers will receive lower pensions when they finally retire—despite paying more into them. The average public sector pension is currently less than £100 a week.
The frenzied 24 hours leading up to the banking crisis of 2008 form the claustrophobic setting for director JC Chandor’s debut feature.
Jorge, a cinema worker in Uruguay, learns that his beloved arthouse picture palace, Cinemateca, is about to close.
Writers in China often have to fictionalise their work in order to be heard. "Write it into a novel to get through the censors," publishers will tell you.
Danny Dorling looks at how Britain has changed since 1986 as he revisits the BBC’s Domesday Project, which collected information on how people lived at the time.
A newly released set of greeting cards remembers the rich history of miners in South Wales.
We can now reveal the winners of our November competition to win a Philosophy Football T-shirt.
Barely a day goes by without the grotesque spectacle of Labour Party leaders seeking to prove they can be every bit as vicious as the Tories.
Since the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago, it has supposedly been standard that ships are built for safety first.
Socialists in Coventry were saddened to learn of the death of Rob Windsor last Saturday after a long illness.
Occupation victory for La Senza shop workers La Senza shop workers at the Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin courageously occupied their workplace—and won. This victory sets an example to follow for retail workers who want to fight back.
‘By the time we’d paid expenses and fees to manage our properties, we were left with around £35,000 to live on. It wasn’t enough’Landlord Charles Cole on the perils of owning property and having access to posh public schools