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The 200,000 people who marched in London last Saturday, and the thousands who demonstrated on the same day in Glasgow, are proof of the potential to defeat the Tories.
South Yorkshire police officers could be investigated over claims they tried to frame striking miners in the 1980s.
The Tories plan to sack 600 firefighters and close 17 fire stations in London in a huge attack on the capital’s fire service.
University lecturers in newer universities in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week over pay. Their EIS union says more action could follow.
Remploy workers in Scotland struck for 24 hours on Monday of this week. The strikes are at the Clyde Bank, Cowdenbeath, Dundee, Stirling and Leven factories. Workers also lobbied the disabilities minister Esther McVey who was visiting Edinburgh.
Workers at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have returned a big vote for strikes in a dispute over compulsory redundancies and pay cuts.
Protesters gathered at the sheriff court in Glasgow on Wednesday of last week to support refugees who the charity Y People has been trying to evict. In eight cases where refugees were defended, evictions were put off till December.
Pay threat at Stratford Academy All teachers at Stratford Academy in east London were set to strike on Thursday of this week. Their head teacher is threatening to cut teachers’ pay if they take part in action short of a strike.
Council workers protest in Hull Around 300 council workers in Hull lobbied the council meeting on Thursday of last week against a wide ranging plan to decimate conditions. Cuts are planned to overtime rates, increments for weekend working and car allowances.
Protests are having an impact on Atos Healthcare, the private firm paid by the government to test whether people are "disabled enough" to receive benefits.
The jury in the trial of a man accused of supplying a gun to Mark Duggan failed to reach a decision last week. Kevin Hutchinson-Foster will now face a retrial. A hearing on 2 November will decide the date.
More workers rely on welfare The number of working households dependent on housing benefit has doubled since 2008, a study by the National Housing Federation shows.
The biggest protests of the year took place in Britain last Saturday. You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media, much of which failed to report the action. But around 200,000 people marched through London while up to 15,000 demonstrated in Glasgow. Another 10,000 protested in Belfast.
The TUC march in London reflected the breadth of the movement against the Tories. The right wing love to tell us that trade unions are irrelevant and have no power. But they were out in force on the vibrant march through the capital last Saturday.
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Anti-fascists could deal a hammer blow to the seriously damaged English Defence League (EDL) when it attempts to march in north east London on Saturday.
The British National Party (BNP) has hit the rocks again as European Parliament member Andrew Brons quit last week.
Around 100 joined an anti-Nato lobby outside the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) conference in Perth last Friday.
Last Friday marked a year to the day since the police assault on Dale Farm in Essex, previously Britain’s largest Traveller site.
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions at Worthing High School in West Sussex mounted a large and lively picket this morning, Wednesday.
The judge presiding over the public inquiry into the police shooting of Azelle Rodney decided today (Wednesday) to bar the public and the press from viewing aerial footage relating to the case.
Teachers in the NUT and NASUWT unions struck this morning (Thursday) at Stratford School Academy in east London.
Over 400 joined the UK Feminsta lobby of parliament yesterday (Wednesday) to demand that their MPs stop attacking women’s rights.
A critical moment in the Great Miners’ Strike came on 18 June 1984 when police attacked miners picketing the Orgreave coking plant near Sheffield.
A police officer known only as E1 gave evidence to the public inquiry into Azelle Rodney’s death this week.
Trade unions say they are "determined to fight" plans by the Ford motor company to shut down production of Transit vans at Southampton and Dagenham, leading to at least 1,400 job losses.
Around 1,000 anti-racists gathered in Walthamstow, north east London, today (Saturday) to celebrate a resounding victory over the fascist English Defence League (EDL).
Shouts of "no justice, no peace" filled Whitehall in central London this afternoon (Saturday) as the annual Families and Friends march against deaths in police custody marched on Downing Street.
Workers at the British Museum in central London held a three hour strike this morning, Monday.
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Next month’s general strike, set to take place on 14 November, will be the second against the government of conservative Mariano Rajoy, after 10 million workers came out on 29 March.
Workers in Greece held a general strike on Thursday of last week, in protest at government plans to push through even harsher austerity measures. It was the second general strike in the space of two weeks.
The car bomb that killed the head of Lebanese intelligence in Beirut on Friday of last week has dragged the country further into the Syrian crisis.
The wheels are coming off the coalition government with astonishing speed. The basic reason is objective. It is behind on its target of reducing the budget deficit, despite this being the supposed reason for the coalition’s existence. At the same time the economy is shrinking.
Communist Party activists in the US waged a war against racial segregation during the 1930s Great Depression.
On an island in the wetlands of Louisiana, the locals are preparing for the next great storm. They are black, white and Native American and—according to six year old Hushpuppy—they have more holidays than anywhere else in the world.
How does oil make its way from the bowels of the earth to carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and plastic waste in the sea?
The Lidice Story The Nazis destroyed the Czech village of Lidice in 1942. The shootings and deportations were filmed and broadcast to discourage resistance.
David Cameron announced a new "tough but intelligent" approach to criminal justice this week. It was a desperate attempt to bolster the public view of justice in Britain following a series of revelations of corruption and cover-ups.
It’s good to see the Football Association (FA) supporting campaigns against racism. And it’s good to hear football bosses speaking out against the horrific racism at England Under-21’s last match against Serbia.
Beat repression by turning to our class After attending the Defend the Right to Protest conference earlier this month I find Alfie Meadows’ courage to be an inspiration.
‘I’m just trying to keep the sun tan up’
Prince Charles must have breathed a sigh of relief this week. The attorney general has refused to publish 27 letters with which the future autocrat has bombarded politicians.
The government is attacking workers’ rights again. Lib Dem lapdog Vince Cable claims he wants to reduce "the burden of employment tribunals" on firms.