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The English Defence League (EDL) has shown its true colours once again.
The police are once again sinking in a swamp of corruption and racism. Yet the Tory cuts are so severe that even the cops plan to march against them later this month.
David Cameron covered up his meetings with Rupert Murdoch.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt colluded with James Murdoch to push through the controversial £8 billion Sky deal.
London Underground maintenance, upgrade and emergency workers employed by Tube Lines struck for 72 hours last week. They were demanding equal pension and travel pass rights to other tube workers.
Drivers at East Midlands Trains are set to strike over pensions this week. The Aslef union members voted in favour of action by 76 percent.
Library workers at Greenwich council began a two-day strike on Friday of last week to defend their terms and conditions.
Bereaved families and union members joined together to hold a rallies in towns and cities marking Workers’ Memorial Day last Saturday.
Delegates heard heartbreaking stories about staff shortages, stressed workers and attacks from bosses at the Unison union’s health conference last week.
Tanker drivers in the Unite union are being balloted on a new offer from oil distribution bosses. The union is urging them to reject, following an overwhelming vote at its oil conference on Thursday of last week.
Bus drivers in London are set to be balloted for strikes over the refusal of London bus companies to pay them an Olympic bonus.
The police and the Crown Prosecution Service have completed a report into the collapse of a murder trial last year.
You were a journalist in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Why did you leave?
Election candidates were campaigning down to the wire as Socialist Worker went to press.
Millions of us are skimping and scraping just to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. But the very richest aren't suffering—in fact they’ve never been richer.
Are you a toff who isn’t yet quite rich enough to live a life of leisure?
When the village of Aveton Gifford in Devon was left out of the Olympic torch relay, villagers decided to organise their own.
Like any discerning fat cat, you no doubt love your yachts. But isn’t it a pain having all those deckhands hanging around?
The cost of the queen’s jubilee is expected to be up to £3.6 billion. But the budget doesn't seem to extend to the little people.
Teachers in the NUT union struck alongside Unison union members at Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Wednesday of last week.
The NUT union has suspended a planned strike in schools across Nottingham.
There is a real prospect of the NUT teachers’ union joining other unions for a national pensions strike in late June. That was the unanimous view of members at a national meeting of the Socialist Teachers Alliance (STA) in London last Saturday.
Some 91 percent of workers at London Metropolitan University say they have no confidence in their vice chancellor Malcolm Gillies.
Some 400 students, trade unionists and Palestine solidarity activists marched in Edinburgh last Saturday.
The National Union of Students (NUS) conference in Sheffield last week was a success for the left.
James Murdoch, Junior media baron
Workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions are all balloting for strikes at the BBC.
Teachers are regularly seeing poor children come into school hungry, a survey reveals.
Hundreds of thousands of workers will strike across Britain to defend their pensions on Thursday of next week.
The Lund Point tower in Newham, east London, overlooks the new Olympic village. Warren has lived in the block for 15 years.
The leadership of the NUT teachers’ union last week voted against regional strikes on 10 May and didn’t reaffirm a conference decision to strike in June.
The 31 police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan—which sparked last year’s August riots—are refusing to be interviewed for the investigation into his death.
Workers in five unions will strike on 10 May.
Alfie Meadows and Zac King will face a retrial for charges of violent disorder relating to the 9 December 2010 student protest.
George Ward, the boss of the Grunwick photo processing plant, has died aged 79—and the world is a better place for it.
Pro-choice activists mounted counter-protests in response to anti-abortion pickets last Saturday.
Police are investigating academies firm Priory Federation of Academies Trust. An audit showed the trust’s chief executive used academy funds to pay bills in restaurants and horseriding lessons for his son.
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Socialist candidate Michael Lavalette has stormed back into Preston’s council chamber this morning, Friday, with a resounding vote against austerity, war and lack of political representation.
The election results last night show a profound rejection of the coalition and its assault on working people. Voters slaughtered the Lib Dems across Britain, with their results as bad as those in the immediate aftermath of the betrayal over tuition fees.
The fascist British National Party (BNP) has been cleared out of its former stronghold of Burnley, Lancashire, for the first time in a decade.
Respect has won five council seats in Bradford, unseating the Labour leader of the council. The gains follow George Galloway’s shock victory in the recent Bradford West parliamentary by-election.
Boris Johnson's re-election as London mayor is a blow for everyone who wanted to see the Tory beaten.
A loud and confident demonstration against the racist English Defence League (EDL) has set off from Luton’s Wardown Park early this afternoon (Saturday).
The results of the Greek general election have exploded like a bombshell in the face of the ruling class.
Anders Breivik’s terror attack showed how dangerous fascist and Islamophobic ideas are. It has also had an impact on Norwegian politics.
Ahead of the second round of the French presidential election on 6 May, the Socialist candidate Francois Hollande currently has an opinion poll lead over right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Islamophobia is starker in France today, but being Muslim has never been easy here. I’ve worn the hijab headscarf for about 20 years. Even back in 1994 I was excluded from school for wearing it. I had to study at home while I appealed against the decision.
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Over 200,000 people took to the streets of Chile on Wednesday of last week.
There were mass student demonstrations in Montreal, the largest city in the Canadian state of Quebec last week.
Workers in Brazil brought a £7 billion Amazon dam building project to a grinding halt when they struck last week.
We fully support the Remploy workers’ fight against closures—but this position is a controversial one.
I love the way the media say that Britain is in a "technical" recession. Statisticians say that when an economy shrinks for six months it’s in recession. The British economy shrank during the last quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012. So it’s in recession—there’s nothing technical about it.
The slogan "never again" was first raised when the horror of the Nazi Holocaust became known to the world. It’s a principle that has guided anti-fascists ever since.
The mainstream media often gets confused about the true nature of the EDL.
On May Day last year I was in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The numbers were fairly modest compared to the huge protests that brought down Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak. But you could still spot the delegations of organised workers with their banners.
In the years since Bob Marley’s death in 1981 his music has been shamelessly abused.
The World Shakespeare Festival kicked off last week with a performance in Maori at the Globe Theatre in London.
David Cameron lost his temper in parliament on Monday, exposing to the world just how outraged he is at the prospect of being held to account in any way.
This week’s Socialist Worker looks somewhat different to previous issues. From now on the paper will have 20 full colour redesigned pages.
The 2.6 million-strong strike on 30 November last year showed workers’ desire to fight.
Pauline was a trade unionist to her finger tips.
SNP to the left of Labour? I have friends who say that the Scottish National Party (SNP) is fantastic.
‘If he wanted my opinion he only had to read editorials in the Sun’
The government’s decision to close 36 of 54 remaining Remploy sites will throw 1,752 people out of work. All but 234 of them are disabled.