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Barclays’ Bob Diamond—the banker who thought there had been enough "remorse and apology" for the crisis—has been toppled by a huge scandal.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has named Wednesday 21 November as the date for its next national demonstration against tuition fees and education cuts.
Firefighters across Essex walked out on strike at 10am on Thursday morning in protest against cuts to frontline service across the county.
Are the Tories scheming to use a cash crisis in the NHS as an excuse for a new wave of cuts and privatisation?
Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite union, has announced a plan for reinvigorating the trade union movement—and the Labour Party.
Two of the most contentious debates at the conference concerned nuclear energy and Trident nuclear missiles.
Unite’s conference brought together reps and activists from across the public and private sectors.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has decided to impose the Tories’ pensions offer on NHS workers, despite all major health unions voting to oppose the deal.
NHS trust bosses are demanding much lower national pay levels if they are to continue using the Agenda for Change framework for pay bargaining.
Hundreds of redundancy notices are going out at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex.
The TUC’s national demonstration on Saturday 20 October has the potential to put even more people on the streets than the huge 26 March protest last year. It could open up the next stage in the fightback.
Bus workers in London were set to strike again on Thursday of this week to demand that bosses award them an Olympic payment.
At 9.20am last Thursday, a man tied himself to the railings outside Selly Oak job centre in Birmingham, doused himself in flammable liquid—and then lit it.
Workers at Sheffield’s privatised recycling centres are in their second week of an all-out strike against cuts to opening hours and their weekly pay.
The Barclays interest rate-rigging scandal has given us a glimpse into the way the banks operate—and taken the anger against the champagne bankers to new levels.
PCS union to fight in elections Members of the PCS civil service workers’ union have voted overwhelmingly to allow use of the union’s political fund to support anti-cuts candidates in elections.
Freya Catt A teacher at a Wales school struck last Wednesday against plans to make her redundant. Parents are threatening to remove their children from the school in solidarity with her.
More than 200 people protested last Saturday against the stationing of surface-to-air missiles in residential areas for the Olympics in Tower Hamlets, east London.
A police officer captured in photographs restraining a man who later died has been accused of telling "a pack of lies", an inquest has heard.
The trial into the killing of Ian Tomlinson has heard how PC Simon Harwood made no record of any interaction with Ian Tomlinson in his notes.
Around 100 anti-racists marched through Dewsbury on Saturday 30 June in protest at a rally by the racist English Defence League (EDL). Hundreds more gathered outside the mosque.
Workers at the RF Brookes pie factory in South Wigston, Leicester have suspended their strikes for talks.
When the Olympic torch passed two Sheffield Hospitals last week, campaigners from the Sheffield Save Our NHS campaign decided to turn up with leaflets and banners.
An industrial tribunal has ordered the Ucatt builders’ union to pay £390,000 to its former regional organiser Dave Short.
The UCU lecturers’ union is set to ballot its members in universities for industrial action over pay.
The British Medical Association (BMA) doctors’ union voted at its annual conference in Bournemouth to coordinate any further action over pensions with other unions.
Travellers face toxic waste after eviction A hundred Traveller families who moved to a site next to Dale Farm have been exposed to toxic waste since being forcefully evicted from the orginal site last year.
Thursday’s London-wide bus strike has been suspended for talks after bosses offered to fund a Olympic bonus for bus workers by sharing profits made during the games.
Campaigners protested outside Downing Street on Wednesday against housing benefit cuts that threaten to make thousands of young people homeless.
Students at New College Nottingham’s High Pavement sixth form college are boycotting lessons this morning in protest at management plans to extend their hours and cram more students onto the site.
Members of the GMB and Unite unions at 54 Remploy factories across the country have voted to strike against Tory plans to shut 36 of the sites.
Friends House in central London was full to capacity on Thursday night for the opening rally of this year's Marxism festival.
Remploy workers at 54 factories around the country have announced two 24 hour strikes in protest at Tory plans to shut down their workplaces.
Author and journalist Gary Younge appeared at the Marxism festival on Friday evening to talk about Obama’s record, the US presidential race and the impact of Occupy. He spoke to Socialist Worker afterwards.
Hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of London today as part of World Pride’s celebrations of LGBT achievement and the fight against sexual oppression.
Marxism 2012 ended on a spirited note today (Monday) with a closing rally at Friends House in central London.
More than 150,000 people protested against Japanese prime minister Noda Yoshihiko’s decision to restart the Ohi nuclear power plant last week.
Europe’s leaders struck another bailout deal last week. It allows the use of European rescue funds to directly prop up ailing Spanish banks.
As the revolt against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad deepens, opposition groups have spoken out against United Nations (UN) plans to impose a settlement.
Thousands joined protests in Sudan last weekend to counter official celebrations for the 23rd anniversary of president Omar al-Bashir's rule.
Miners on the march to Madrid Spanish miners on all-out strike to defend jobs are marching from mining regions to the capital Madrid. Miners on the march from Teruel were met by a large solidarity demonstration in Zaragoza, Aragon.
The US Supreme Court ruled last week that the healthcare reform passed two years ago—the Affordable Care Act—is constitutional.
In the 1930s, the British government set up a series of work camps for the unemployed—supposedly to make them fit enough to work.
The decision to scale down World Pride just days before the event has exposed the dangers of relying on corporate sponsors.
International politics has become a major issue for LGBT campaigners. The Pride London website lists 41 countries where same-sex acts are illegal.
"We see our role as challenging hierarchies over sexualities and gender and creating space inside Palestinian society, where sexuality is currently a taboo subject.
Algeria won independence from France in 1962 after a revolutionary war that cost more than a million Algerian lives. The French had invaded in 1830, but it took them almost two decades to crush Arab and Berber resistance.
I read Paul Foot’s The Vote when it first came out in 2005, and have come back to it again since.
Bauhaus: Art as Life Barbican Art GallerySilk Street, EC2Y 8DS<a href="http://www.barbican.org.uk">www.barbican.org.uk</a>
Wednesday 25 July, 6pmSt Mungo Museum2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH<a href="http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/our-museums/st-mungo-museum">www.glasgowlife.org.uk</a>
Sadler’s Wells, London EC1R 4TN18 July to 5 August<a href="http://www.sadlerswells.com">www.sadlerswells.com</a>
Five stories told by children give insight into the lives of young people seeking asylum in Britain. Each of the films portray different aspects of the experiences of young refugees.
Bankers have become symbolic of everything that is rotten in the system. The latest scandal will only confirm for millions of ordinary people that the bosses will stop at nothing to stuff more money in their pockets.
Bosses and politicians across the globe are grinding people down through austerity.
It’s the bosses who take our jobs, not migrant workers I was disgusted but not shocked at Ed Miliband’s recent anti-immigrant outpouring. History shows us over and over that whenever the establishment are under fire they look for scapegoats.
‘The Great Unwashed’
The Tories seem to think the "Big Society" can deal with the floods sweeping swathes of Britain. But it doesn’t look like it.
It can seem like common sense that migrant workers would cause wages to fall. After all, if they’re willing to do the same work for a lower wage, surely there will be downward pressure on pay?
"I work in a factory of 500, almost all of them migrant workers like myself. When I started there were only about 30 or 40 people in the union, and no union recognition.