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More than 600 public sector jobs have disappeared every single day since the Tories came to office in 2010.
"I think the end of abortion is closer than we ever could have believed." These are the chilling words of David Bereit, national director of the anti-choice 40 Days for Life campaign.
David Bereit David Bereit launched the 40 Days for Life campaign nationally in the US in 2007. He described the campaign as "birthed out of an hour of prayer". In other words, god told him to do it.
Anti-choice bigots spread lies to undermine abortion rights. Some claim that women who have abortions suffer trauma and psychological distress as a result. Others say that women who have had abortions are more likely to get breast cancer.
Pro-choice campaigners are organising against the bigots in London.
Around 450 marched and rallied in Swindon last Saturday in support of striking health workers.
Workers are campaigning to stop the closure of Remploy factories.
Over 70 activists converged in Manchester on Saturday for the first national anti‑fracking meeting.
The TUC women’s conference last week brought together over 200 delegates from 33 unions to discuss the impact of cuts on women workers.
Up to 150 people attended the Solidarity with Greek Strikers and Occupations event in Dalston, east London, on Friday of last week.
Teachers across Nottingham are set to strike on Thursday of next week in response to a serious attack on their terms and conditions.
Lecturers in the UCU union at Richmond College struck from Wednesday to Friday last week.
The EIS Scottish teachers’ union has announced election results for its national executive committee (NEC) and officer positions.
Financial Times journalists are set to walk out on Thursday against management attacks.
Anti-fascist campaigners in the north west of England met on Tuesday of last week.
The RMT union has announced details of its strike ballot at Tube Lines, the company responsible for maintenance on three London Underground lines.
Around 1,000 workers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary will strike on 28 March against pension cuts.
This Association / school NUT group notes the 73 percent vote for further national strike action on pensions in the NUT survey. This follows our overwhelming and still valid ballot for strikes to defend our pensions last year.
The RMT union has called more action in its dispute at the Heathrow Express airport shuttle service. This follows two recent 24-hour strikes.
Tanker drivers in the Unite union are being balloted for strike action. Voting is set to close on Monday next week.
A manager at private firm NSL has been pressuring traffic wardens into writing parking tickets to meet quotas, Socialist Worker can reveal.
Traffic wardens in Ealing, west London, struck on Thursday and Friday of last week to demand the reinstatement of sacked rep Parveen Bhardwaj. The Unite union members picketed offices on Uxbridge Road, waving union flags and blowing horns. They were set to walk out again this Thursday and Friday.
Workers have now been locked out of the Mayr Melnhof Packaging (MMP) factory in Bootle, Merseyside, for over three weeks now.
Over 100 rank and file electricians held a national meeting in Manchester last Saturday.
A ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal has opened the way for workers to bring unfair dismissal cases automatically when their work location changes as a result of a change in employer.
Three Jewish children and a rabbi were murdered on Monday in what appears to be the worst antisemitic attack in France in recent history.
Anti-Nazi demonstrations took place across Greece on Saturday of last week.
Alfie Meadows and four other students will stand trial on Monday next week in Kingston Crown Court on charges of violent disorder.
Council leaders met up for the Local Government Chronicle awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London on Wednesday of last week.
The events of the past week could seriously derail the pensions fight.
Teachers in the NUT union in London were set to strike on Wednesday of next week as Socialist Worker went to press, along with lecturers in the UCU union.
Teachers at Downhills primary school in Haringey, north London, will hold an indicative strike ballot over plans to force academy status on the school.
Police have been eating too many doughnuts. That seems to be the conclusion of the Windsor review into police pay and recruitment.
David Cameron and George Osborne like to tell us that Britain is short of cash.
The government has frozen the minimum wage for 16 to 20 year olds.
Firefighters in Blackburn, Lancashire, had to travel 50 yards to put out a blaze last week—in their new fire station.
The hugely unpopular Health and Social Care Bill is a deeply regressive piece of legislation. It will unleash one of the biggest social injustices ever visited on NHS users and workers.
Protesters held vigils outside more than 20 hospitals on Monday of this week. They were marking the clearing of Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Lords.
Occupation at Oxfordshire trust NHS workers, supporters and activists occupied the headquarters of Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust on Friday of last week.
A planned national strike on 28 March will not go ahead after the leaderships of the unions involved voted to either call it off or limit the action to London.
Around 300 people joined a "dole queue" protest outside Downing Street as Tory chancellor George Osborne announced his latest austerity budget.
Tory chancellor George Osborne smugly announced a budget for more cuts, more privatisation and more attacks on the poor today, Wednesday.
Teachers and lecturers are set to strike on Wednesday of next week as part of the battle with the government over pensions.
The man who allegedly claimed to be responsible for the recent killings in France, Mohamed Merah, is dead after a stand off with police in the French city of Toulouse which began yesterday, Wednesday.
Teachers and lecturers in London are gearing up for a strike over pensions on Wednesday of next week.
Over 80 people rallied in solidarity with 149 locked out workers at Mayr Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle near Liverpool last night, Thursday.
An Afghan parliamentary investigation team has challenged US claims that a single rogue soldier was responsible for the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar province.
Zimbabwe socialists convicted for watching a video of Arab Spring
Police stormed a meeting organised by the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on 19 February last year.
The Kenyan government has withdrawn the sacking of 25,000 striking nurses and other health workers.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Morocco against laws which can force women to marry their rapists.
Six Zimbabwe activists who were convicted for watching a video of the Arab Spring were each sentenced to community service and a fine today (Wednesday).
Egyptians head to the polls on 23 May and 24 May for the country’s first presidential elections since the revolution toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak last year.
We are living in a humanitarian crisis in Greece.
There are around 2.7 million people unemployed in Britain—8.4 percent of the "economically active population", according to official figures. This is the highest rate since 1995.
The British establishment prides itself on its decency and its ability to stand up to dictatorships and injustice abroad.
The coalition government will have been in office for 680 days on budget day. An average of 625 public sector jobs have been lost on every one of those days, according to figures from the Unison trade union.
The Tories’ answer to unemployment is as simple as it is stupid—"get on your bike" and look for work, they say.
Socialist Worker has supported the revolution in Syria—but not everyone on the left agrees. Here, Sami Ramadani argues that those leading the resistance are acting in the interests of the West. Simon Assaf, who writes regularly for Socialist Worker on the Middle East, responds by explaining why we should back the revolt and oppose Western intervention
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It may be hard to imagine now, but in the early 1970s China was as closed off from the rest of the world as North Korea is today.
The Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller produces work about mass popular culture and social history.
Shared Experience theatre company brings to stage the life of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein and political radical.
This Turkish film about a murder investigation in the Anatolian steppe has been getting rave reviews from the critics.
This hasn’t been a good week for the working class. The Tories are set to pass their healthcare bill and have started on the road to privatising the NHS. They are stealing people’s pensions and cutting jobs and services.
We can still save NHS The coalition’s attack on the NHS has unleashed a storm of anger with large numbers looking for how they can take action.
‘In this particular case it is desirable that your face is exposed, so I’m going to invite you to stand down’