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Before the first starting gun has been fired, it’s already clear who the winners of the Olympics will be.
Noel Park Primary School Teachers at Noel Park Primary School walked out on Thursday of last week against plans to turn their school into an academy.
Up to 200 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners joined a march in Oxford last Saturday. It was called by Oxfordshire NUT and NASUWT unions.
Around 100,000 people attended the Durham Miners’ Gala last Saturday. Some 80 miners’ banners were paraded through the city and about 50 brass bands turned up from ex-mining communities.
Lecturers in the UCU union at Lambeth College struck for an hour on Friday of last week. The action was in response to the college’s lesson observation policy.
NHS bosses in England and Wales plan to slash pay for hundreds of thousands of health workers next year.
Thousands of disabled workers were set to strike this week to save their jobs. The Tories want to close 36 of 54 Remploy factories, which employ disabled workers.
Olympics protesters won’t back down Activists in east London are preparing a Counter Olympics demonstration for Saturday of next week—in defiance of Transport for London attempts to ban it.
Pride marches took place across Britain on Saturday for LGBT rights. In Glasgow some 6,000 people took part, making it what organisers say is the largest ever in Scotland.
Workers at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex have called demonstrations at the nearby Vopak terminal this weekend. This follows a packed public meeting on Wednesday of last week.
Bus workers in London were voting on an offer in their fight for an Olympic bonus as Socialist Worker went to press.
The failure of security firm G4S to find enough staff to cover the Olympics is the latest in its long history of scandals and privatisation.
Police invent terror evidence West Midlands Police have been caught making up evidence to detain a Muslim student under the Terrorism Act.
Firefighters in Essex were set to strike and hold a mass march through Chelmsford on Wednesday of this week.
Some 160 traffic wardens in Camden, north London, struck for two days last week. They are demanding a living wage from parking contractor NSL.
The inquest into the death of Sean Rigg has heard from the police officer who was responsible for his wellbeing.
Rail workers in the RMT union at First Great Western have voted to accept an Olympic payment offer. They had started a strike ballot.
Coastguards take action against cuts Coastguards in the PCS union took industrial action last week over the closure of 50 percent of the rescue stations in Britain.
The English Defence League’s (EDL) promise of a march of thousands in Bristol turned out to be a damp squib last Saturday.
West Midlands Police have charged six men under the Terrorism Act 2006 for an alleged plot to attack an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Dewsbury last month.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists from across London came together on Monday to reclaim London Pride.
The verdict in the trial of Simon Harwood was being decided as Socialist Worker went to press.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley ordered a £1 million investigation into whether clinics were getting abortion forms "pre‑signed". It found only 14 had done it.
Workers at the British Medical Association (BMA) struck today, Wednesday, over pay. Members of the GMB union employed by the doctors’ organisation walked out for 24 hours.
Around 60 lecturers and their supporters protested at the University of East London today (Wednesday) against management plans to restructure the way they work.
Firefighters on strike in Essex marched through the town of Chelmsford on Wednesday together with supporters from up and down the country.
Disabled workers took to picket lines to fight for their jobs today, Thursday. It was the first of two 24-hour strikes by Remploy workers in the Unite and GMB unions.
Police officer Simon Harwood walked free from court today, Thursday, acquitted of the manslaughter of Ian Tomlinson.
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Royal Mail workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, went on unofficial strike on Friday against bullying managers.
Up to 80 workers at the Coryton oil refinery and their supporters protested outside the Vopak terminal in Purfleet, Essex, today (Saturday).
Cleaners on the London Underground are striking on Friday 27 July and Saturday 28 July for basic rights, dignity and an end to injustice.
For the second time in six years protests have erupted after an election result was seen as deeply flawed. The context is the ruling elites’ response to attempts to challenge them at the ballot box. The old ruling party, the PRI, controlled the Mexican presidency for 70 years.
The Syrian revolution has reached a new crossroads. Recent regime massacres have combined with a series of defections that could open the door to greater influence by the West.
US’s riot training for West Africa US marines are teaching crowd control to troops in several West African countries.
Some 23,000 workers at the giant Misr Spinning plant in Mahalla al-Kubra, Egypt, walked out on strike last Sunday.
Three Mau Mau veterans took their case against the British government to London’s High Court on Monday of this week.
Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded some of Italy’s major banks on Monday of this week.
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Once again the Mahalla workers have declared a strike. Let us not forget that their great strikes in December 2006 and September 2007 and their struggles in February and April 2008 were the sparks which ignited the Egyptian revolution.
Some 2,300 electricity workers in Lebanon have been on strike for the past 79 days. They are demanding permanent contracts from Électricité du Liban (EdL), the state department that manages electricity in the country.
Massive demonstrations against austerity rocked cities across Spain on Thursday night.
In the region of Asturias, north western Spain, most of the country’s coal mines are to be found. On banners or painted on pit village walls three dates symbolise the fight of these workers—1934, 1962 and 2012.
We didn’t expect such an amazing reception when we marched into Madrid on Tuesday. I didn’t dare to dream that it would be like that. The sheer size of the march meant we could barely move.
The miners’ struggle in Spain has become a focus for the fight against austerity.
The 63 percent cut in mining subsidies and attacks on workers has been implemented by a right-wing Popular Party (PP) government that despises working class people.
Is football the epicentre of racism? With the scandal of former England captain John Terry fresh in our minds it is tempting to think so.
Music, poetry and politics have always mixed in the Middle East—and never more so than during the Arab Spring.
This is a story of a working class family in Dudley living under Margaret Thatcher.
Superhuman Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1
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It was before the Berlin Wall fell and when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister that a Labour leader last spoke at the Durham Miner’s Gala.
Are there too many people in Britain? A report based on last year’s census says that there are almost half a million more people here than previously thought.
Don’t let government dismiss people like me This government despises the working class and many of its "welfare reforms" are aimed at emasculating us. The ruling class know that if we stand together we are strong. But it’s difficult to feel strong when you are claiming state benefits.
‘The Bob Diamond of the retail world’
Poor old fat cats. They can’t even avoid their tax without causing a backlash.
The human rights group B’Tselem reveals the horrific reality of daily life for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in its annual report for 2011.