Dated: 07 Sep 2012
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The racists and fascists of the English Defence League (EDL) suffered a humiliating defeat last Saturday.
The TUC demonstration on 20 October needs to be massive—and it will be. That is the message from towns large and small as they ramp up their organisation at the end of the summer.
A new report shows that the real rate of unemployment in Britain is higher than at any time since 1997.
London Metropolitan University international students are victims of the government’s racist immigration policies. And the fiasco shines a light on a row within the Tory party.
Amnesty workers strike against cuts Unite union members at Amnesty International UK have voted to strike on Wednesday of next week.
Radiography workers at the Royal Free Hospital in central London struck on Thursday of last week against forced shift patterns linked to privatisation.
Over 500 people rallied outside the offices of Paralympic sponsor Atos in central London last Friday. This was part of a day of action by Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) and UK Uncut.
Workers at two schools in Sefton, Merseyside, face a bizarre battle for redundancy payments after the opening of a free school.
Construction workers are holding a rolling series of protests against building bosses’ attempts to attack their terms and conditions. Around 30 protested in London last week and 15 in Cardiff.
David Cameron’s desperate coalition reshuffled its ministers this week, to bring in some "fresh faces". But they couldn’t shake off their crisis.
Essex firefighters' strike planned for Wednesday this week has been called off. The FBU union is now in talks with the employer.
Journalists working for Newsquest in Yorkshire have begun a ballot over pay. They were offered just 2 percent by their employers, amounting to a pay cut after inflation.
Yorkshire health workers vote for strikes Workers in the Unison union in the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have voted by 95 percent for strikes against redundancies and pay cuts.
East Coast Main Line and London Midland cleaners are set to strike for 24 hours next Monday following a 98 percent vote for the action.
Some 200 trade unionists met in Glasgow last Saturday at a Scottish TUC conference organised to discuss the independence referendum, expected in 2014.
Members of the NUT union will conclude a national action ballot on Thursday of this week.
Hillsborough papers released Government and police documents relating to the Hillsborough football disaster in 1989 will finally be released on Wednesday of next week.
Tens of thousands of people marched through Brighton last Saturday for the annual Pride event in the city.
A public inquiry into the police shooting of Azelle Rodney began on Monday of this week.
The PCS union has suspended all industrial action in HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for two months to enter talks with the employer.
Workers at five recycling sites in Sheffield struck last weekend over job cuts.
Disabled workers at two Remploy factories in Chesterfield in Derbyshire and Springburn, Glasgow, struck this week.
Police in Glasgow are searching out and harassing activists, hoping that some of them will become informers.
Around 300 students, workers and others protested outside the Home Office in central London today, Wednesday, in defence of international students at London Metropolitan University.
Michael Coleman, leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Stoke-on-Trent, was found guilty of racially aggravated alarm, harassment and distress at Stoke Crown Court today, Wednesday.
Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been accused of victimising an electrician at the Grangemouth power station project.
Teachers in the NUT union have voted overwhelmingly for strikes to defend their pay and working conditions. The ballot was to extend their ongoing fight over pensions.
Dozens of striking cleaners working for multinational ISS on the East Coast line were on the picket line this morning at London’s King’s Cross station.
Construction workers in Melbourne, Australia, are blockading building sites in a battle over union rights. They are fighting against Grocon building boss Daniel Grollo.
Security guards at Modder East gold mine near Johannesburg shot four miners on a wildcat strike with rubber bullets on Monday of this week. One is in critical condition.
Loyalists behind Northern Ireland riots Loyalist paramilitaries were at the heart of organising sectarian riots in Northern Ireland this week.
Some 3,000 striking platinum miners at Marikana in South Africa have marched back to the mine today, Wednesday, and are currently confronting management.
Transport workers across Palestine’s West Bank were on strike today (Monday) against low wages and rising prices. Pickets were in place early across Ramallah, while barricades of burning tyres stopped all traffic movements into the city.
Whenever you talk to people about trying to change the world you face "common sense" arguments which trip of the tongue, such as "You can’t change human nature", "You can’t buck the market" or "You must obey the law".
When Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Mursi, was elected in June he was presented in Western media as an Islamist menace. He was associated with religious intolerance, authoritarian rule and anti-democratic values. It was said that Mursi would isolate Egypt internationally.
Inequality in Britain is on the rise, bringing a host of social problems in its wake. Yet there are simple measures politicians could take that would tackle the issue and narrow the wealth gap.
A cavalry officer is galloping on a magnificent horse towards certain victory in a steeplechase, watched by the assembled cream of St Peterburg’s aristocracy.
Marian Price was arrested on 13 May 2011 and charged with encouraging support for an illegal organisation. The charge arose from an Easter Rising commemoration in Derry city cemetery the previous month.
Anyone familiar with city life will associate it with human energy—crowds, noise, traffic, and industry. The 19th century saw European cities experience rapid growth.
The London Labour Film Festival promises to be a film festival with a difference, showing 18 films from around the world touching on the issues of labour struggle.
Film: The Rise and Fall of The Clash This documentary by Danny Garcia looks at the evolution of the iconic punk band from their early days gigging at small clubs in London to their run at Bond’s International Casino in Times Square in 1981 and beyond.
An exhibition celebrating 30 years of anti-fascist design and music opened last night (Thursday) at the Rich Mix centre in east London.
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a decisive defeat in Waltham Forest last Saturday.
The TUC’s annual congress begins on Sunday of this week. It will be dominated by speeches about fighting Tory cuts.
Allan Horsfall, a pioneer of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) equality in Britain, has died aged 84. He was a key figure in the movement to abolish laws in England that banned all sex between men.
Target Express workers occupy in Wexford Workers began occupying several Target Express haulage plants in Ireland on Tuesday of last week. This was after the firm sacked some 390 workers.
‘Comes across as meeting your boss at a picnic’
Mitt Romney is now the US Republican party’s official nominee to take on Obama in the presidential election. But just who is Mitt Romney anyway?
The reality of how devastating storms affect different populations differently can be seen with 1994’s Hurricane Jeanne. Like Isaac, it raged through the Caribbean and the coast of the US.