Dated: 13 Oct 2012
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There is now just one week left to go until the TUC’s demonstration in London and the STUC’s in Glasgow on Saturday 20 October.
The British government extradited Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and three others to the US as terror suspects last week.
Up to four accident and emergency departments could close at hospitals in Greater Manchester—along with ten maternity wards. Twelve hospitals in the area are "under review" as part of the attack.
Anti-racist activists in Waltham Forest, east London, have called a day of action against the racist English Defence League (EDL) on Saturday of this week. The EDL plans to march there on 27 October.
No facility time for union duties Cabinet office minister Francis Maude used the Tory conference to attack union facility time. He wants to cut the number of civil service workers who do union duties. PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka said the Tories are "trying to divert attention from the real issue" of the cuts.
When Tory chancellor George Osborne got to his feet at Tory party conference this week he announced a further £10 billion in welfare cuts.
Teachers at an east London secondary school are set to strike for three days from Monday of next week. The NUT union members at Bishop Challoner school in Tower Hamlets would be the first to strike as part of their union’s workload campaign.
Education workers vote for pay strike University workers in the Unison union have voted for strikes over pay. They voted for strikes by 50.3 percent against bosses’ pay offer of 1 percent. Unison also demanded the living wage for all higher education workers.
Admin and clerical workers are balloting for strikes and industrial action short of a strike to defend their jobs and pay.
A financial crisis in the journalists’ NUJ union dominated discussion at the annual conference in Newcastle last weekend.
The Stop the War Coalition held a "Naming of the Dead" ceremony in Trafalgar Square last Sunday. It was to mark the 11th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan.
Around 150 postal workers at the Christian Road delivery office in Preston, Lancashire, walked out unofficially on Thursday of last week—and stayed out for four days.
Around 30 protesters converged on the Leeds Arena construction site on Friday of last week.
Refuse workers in Bromley, south east London, struck unofficially on Thursday of last week against the sacking of four colleagues.
HM Revenue and Customs bosses have agreed to extend the grant given to nurseries in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, and Cardiff following protests.
Signal stops trains for better shifts Signal workers in Sterling, Scotland, were set to strike on Friday and Saturday of this week over rosters. The RMT union members are demanding 12-hour shifts. Messages of support to Adrian Scott <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
Workers at K College in Kent struck for half a day on Monday of this week against plans to axe 145 jobs.
Workers at human rights organisation Amnesty International UK struck for the second time in east London on Wednesday against management plans for redundancies. The cuts have come as a shock for the workers, who are members of the Unite union.
Over 130 people crammed into a public meeting in Walthamstow, east London, on Tuesday night to organise against the latest threat from the fascist English Defence League (EDL).
A packed public meeting organised by Rotherham Unite Against Fascism on Monday called for a huge response to the racist and fascist English Defence League (EDL) in the town this Saturday.
On 9 October 2011 the Egyptian army attacked demonstrators protesting in support of the country’s Coptic Christian minority. The Maspero massacre left at least 27 people dead.
A few thousand people clashed with riot police on Wednesday of last week as they chanted anti-government slogans around the traditional bazaar of Tehran.
Retired judge Ian Farlam opened the commission last week into the police shooting of 112 striking Lonmin platinum miners—killing 34—at Marikana on 16 August.
Athens went into lockdown on Tuesday of this week as Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel turned up to discuss austerity with the Greek government.
More than two million workers joined a one-day strike across Indonesia on Wednesday of last week. They demanded an end to low wages and the policy of outsourcing to contract labour.
Around 4,000 Foxconn workers struck at the end of last week in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
Labour leader Ed Miliband took up the mantle of "One Nation" Conservatism in his speech to the Labour Party conference last week.
The first real sign that the civil war in Syria could spill over into a wider conflict came last week. A series of mortar and artillery exchanges took place across the border between Syria and Turkey.
Many people believe racism is part of human nature and will always be with us. But racism isn’t hard wired into our brains. The best evidence for this is the fact that it has not always existed.
The Unite union has launched a strategy to win the Labour Party back for the working class. But can it be made to stand for left wing policies?
I read J K Rowling’s Harry Potter books when I was 13 years old and found them gripping.
The late 1970s saw an explosion in DIY punk culture. Musicians, artists and writers produced flyers, posters, record sleeves and fanzines using photocopiers, collage and stencils.
Rock Against Racism/Love Music Hate Racism This exhibition brings together iconic posters, badges and memorabilia from more than three decades of music and anti-racism. The posters show a wide variety of design and capture the excitement and urgency of the fight against fascism.
The establishment looks after its own. Jimmy Savile was a BBC celebrity knighted by the queen. He was a regular house guest of Margaret Thatcher. He was protected despite being a sexual predator of children.
Tory hypocrites made a strident defence of the unborn in the run-up to their annual conference. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt and women’s secretary Maria Miller both said the time limit for abortion should be cut in half.
Barbara Wilson who was for four decades a member of the Socialist Workers Party in Ireland and in Britain, died recently, just a few days short of her 85th birthday.
Scottish Labour attacks the welfare state Many people listening recently to the leader of the Scottish Labour party, Johann Lamont, will have been filled with incredulity and anger.
‘It will make life harder for those who use them and harder for those who work in them’
David Cameron wasn’t looking his best as the Tory party conference got underway in Birmingham on Sunday.
Heathrow airport expansion has set leading Tories at each other’s throats. But this has nothing to do with meeting our travel needs and everything to do with competition.