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The growing anger against the Tories came out at the TUC congress in Brighton this week.
The fascist English Defence League (EDL) has announced that it intends to return to Walthamstow in east London on Saturday 27 October.
Education workers and students are preparing for further protests this week to defend international students at London Metropolitan University.
Tory business minister Michael Fallon is pushing new legislation that would see over 3,000 health and safety regulations scrapped.
The TUC Congress meeting in Brighton has called for a day of action against blacklisting.
Take the banks off the bankers A motion from the Fire Brigades Union calling for public ownership of the banks was passed on Monday. Another motion calling for the abolition of the anti-trade union laws was passed unanimously.
Royal Mail has just announced plans to close Cambridge mail centre and move the work to Peterborough and Chelmsford.
Delegates from older universities were set to meet on Thursday of this week to discuss the next steps in their pensions dispute.
Workers in Sefton, Merseyside, are calling on councillors to resolve their employment status following the opening of a free school.
The National Union of Students (NUS) held its first mobilisation meeting for its national demonstration on the 21 November on Friday of last week in Manchester.
Melbourne sparks lift their blockade Construction workers in Melbourne, Australia, lifted their blockade of a major building site after their boss asked for talks last week.
Hundreds of workers marched through Chesterfield in Derbyshire last Saturday to support Remploy workers fighting for their jobs.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) bosses in the civil service have given notice of plans to close of eight onsite nurseries.
The TUC congress saw union leader after union leader get up to pledge coordinated industrial action against austerity.
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions will begin industrial action over pensions, pay and conditions from 26 September. They will refuse to carry out some contractual duties.
The General Medical Council (GMC) has struck off pathologist Freddy Patel after ruling that his "integrity cannot be relied upon".
Susan Alexander has accused police of executing her son, Azelle Rodney, as he sat in a car in Edgware, north London, in April 2005.
There are just five weeks left to organise for the mass demonstration against austerity on 20 October.
Two police officers have been charged with perverting the course of justice for their actions on an anti-racist demonstration in Bolton in March 2010.
Ofqual ordered lower grades Leaked letters show that exams regulator Ofqual told the Edexcel exam board to grant lower grades for GCSE English. Tory education secretary Michael Gove, who has complained of "grade inflation", created Ofqual.
There was only a brief moment to rejoice at the departure of hated Tory health secretary Andrew Lansley.
The TUC congress meeting in Brighton voted in favour of looking at the "practicalities" of organising a "general strike" over Tory attacks on workers today, Tuesday.
The London office of Amnesty International UK was almost empty today (Wednesday) as workers struck to defend their jobs.
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There were massive demonstrations against austerity in Spain and Portugal today (Saturday).
Three large demonstrations against health service cuts and closures took place across London today, Saturday.
Hillsborough campaigner Sheila Coleman’s home was broken into more than once—and her address book and papers about the case stolen. The question is: who did it?
Barack Obama told the Democratic Party’s national convention that in the coming election, voters "face the clearest choice of any time in a generation."
The regime of Bashar al-Assad is locked in a full-scale armed uprising across Syria.
Some 4,000 striking Marikana platinum miners confronted heavily armed police on Monday of this week.
Around 26,000 teachers and support workers in Chicago, US, walked out this Monday for the first time in 25 years.
Polls ahead of the Netherlands general election this week suggest the radical left wing Socialist Party will overtake the far right Freedom Party.
Unions in Greece have called a general strike for Wednesday 26 September.
Striking Lonmin platinum miners from Marikana in South Africa have picketed out workers at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), South Africa’s largest platinum mining company.
The Dutch parliamentary elections on Wednesday have been won by two parties, the neoliberal VVD and the social democratic Labour Party.
Feminist author Naomi Wolf wants to share her revolutionary discovery with us all—women’s vaginas are connected to their brains.
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new programme to support the eurozone on Thursday of last week. ECB president Mario Draghi declared, "The euro is irreversible".
The question of Scottish independence is being hotly debated on the left. What is best for workers and the struggle against austerity? Here two socialists debate the arguments.
David Cameron’s cabinet reorganisation is largely shuffling the deckchairs on the Titanic. But one element remains more or less intact—his economics team.
Some 27,000 expelled Ugandan Asians came in Britain in 1972, prompting a frenzy of racism from the press and politicians.
Unprincipled, incompetent and ignorant, the entirely fictional politicians of The Thick of It are back for a fourth series.
Kate Tempest’s "Brand New Ancients" is a beautifully vivid set of stories about working class life. It’s woven out of all the sorrow, suffering, joy, humiliation and humour that comes with it.
The Master From the writer of Magnolia and There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master looks at the roots of the contoversial "religion" of Scientology.
The new Judge Dredd film brings to life one of Britain’s most infamous anti-heroes—while remaining true to the character’s roots in the science fiction comic 2000AD.
Why isn’t Labour soaring ahead in the opinion polls? The Tories want to destroy the welfare state, privatise the NHS, bring profit into education and attack the living conditions of millions of working class people.
Who would have guessed that the fiercest infighting provoked by David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle would have been about Heathrow airport?
Walthamstow march was a sweet victory The demonstration in Walthamstow against the racist English Defence League (EDL) last week was magnificent. I have lived in the area for five years. I’m parent to a 12 year old boy who goes to school around the corner from the town hall—where the EDL tried to rally.
‘It was your fuck up’
The Tories have got a new scheme to end the recession.