Dated: 17 Nov 2012
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People in Gaza faced another night of terror as Israel amassed troops on the border and threatened a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) debated what Labour councillors should do about the cuts at its annual conference last Saturday.
The retrial of student protesters Alfie Meadows and Zac King is underway at Woolwich Crown Court. They stand accused of violent disorder during a student protest on 9 December 2010.
The inquiry into the police shooting of Azelle Rodney is due to finish hearing evidence this week.
A packed branch meeting of the UCU union at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) voted unanimously to ballot for strikes against the victimisation of union officers last week.
Voters were set to go to the polls this week in the Manchester Central by-election and the election for Bristol mayor. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in both.
Union leaders agreed to recommend a fundamental attack on health workers’ pay on Friday of last week.
Bin workers in Bromley, south east London, opened an official strike ballot on Monday of this week following an unofficial walkout last month.
The CWU union is holding briefings of workplace reps across Britain this week as the start of a fresh campaign against privatisation and liberalisation.
Workers in the Unite union lobbied parliament on Monday of this week as the government ended its consultation into scrapping the Agricultural Wages Board.
Around 50 pro-choice demonstrators outnumbered a protest by the anti-abortion bigots in Stratford, east London, last Saturday.
Around 5,000 Kurdish and Turkish refugees asylum seekers marched through north London last Sunday. The protest was called in solidarity with political prisoners in Turkey.
Devon and Cornwall bus strike back on First Devon and Cornwall bus drivers in the RMT union were set to strike over pay on Thursday of this week.
Thousands of students marching in London, joined by lecturers, can start to cut through the government attacks on education. Students are under a huge amount of pressure.
The big gas companies have been manipulating the £300 billion gas market, a whistleblower says.
Over 100 people joined a lively protest organised by Stop the War against Tony Blair speaking at University College London.
Photographs of men abusing boys in north Wales were deliberately destroyed.
Workers in Spain and Portugal planned to walk out in their first ever joint general strike on Wednesday of this week.
Belgians say no to Ford closure An estimated 20,000 people marched in the city of Genk, northern Belgium, last Saturday.
Workers at both Amnesty International’s UK branch and its International Secretariat (IS) are set to strike together on Tuesday of next week.
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London this evening in solidarity with the strikes across Europe.
Workers walked out today in general strikes across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Belgium.
An emergency protest has been called this evening, Thursday, against Israel’s new attack on Gaza.
Pro-choice demonstrators picketed the Irish embassy in London last night, Wednesday, in protest at the death of Savita Halappanavar.
London Up to 2,000 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Thursday night to demonstrate their fury and disgust at the attacks on Gaza.
People across the world protested today, Saturday, against Israel’s ongoing airstrikes against Gaza.
Around 1,000 people came to the Unite the Resistance conference yesterday, Saturday. Trade unionists and campaigners filled the central London venue for a day of discussion and debate about the way forward.
Management and staff began panicking at Allerton Grange high school in Leeds today, Monday, when rumours spread that students were preparing to walk out in solidarity with Gaza.
Around 200 students at the School School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in central London voted in a student union general meeting to occupy in solidarity with the people of Gaza.
Around 800 people turned out for a public meeting in Lewisham hospital on Thursday of last week as the campaign against closures there gets off the ground.
The recent arrests of socialist leaders in Russia, on charges of organising riots, are the latest step in the Vladimir Putin government’s attempts to stifle opposition.
Jim Nichol, who represents miners’ families at the inquiry into South Africa’s Marikana massacre, reports on developments
Argentina’s rich are on the march Hundreds of thousands marched through Buenos Aires in Argentina on Thursday of last week against the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
The Greek parliament passed a fresh austerity budget by the skin of its teeth last week—but already it faces renewed resistance as a fresh general strike was set for Wednesday.
The general strike against austerity began in Spain and Portugal in the middle of last night, with picket lines at bin, bus and post depots.
Air strikes and warships pounded Gaza yesterday, murdering Ahmad al-Jaabri, military chief of the elected Hamas authority and at least eight other Palestinians.
Thousands gathered outside the Irish parliament on Wednesday night after news that Savita Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman, had died in a Galway hospital after repeatedly being denied a life-saving abortion.
Five must-read articles on Palestine from our archive
More than 25,000 people gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday to protest against austerity measures being pushed through by the Czech Republic’s right wing coalition government.
The 18th congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) closes in Beijing this week. Its main purpose was to demonstrate an orderly transition of power at the heart of China’s ruling class.
Barack Obama’s re-election is undoubtedly the best outcome for American capitalism.
According to the prime minister, there is "no evidence" of torture by Britain.
‘TUC strike motion opens up a space’ Sean Vernell, UCU
The promotion for Channel 4’s Secret State makes much of it being "inspired by Chris Mullin’s novel A Very British Coup".
Light from the Middle East This exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London presents photographs by artists from across the Middle East and explores the role of photography in the region. Some have used their cameras to record or witness events, others to distort them.
1968. Riots and revolution. Vietnam. Soul music. The elements that make up director Wayne Blair’s film The Sapphires have been done before—but never in quite this way.
The "Glasgow Girls" of this play’s title were seven schoolgirls—four recently arrived refugees and three local teenagers—who shook the political establishment in 2005.
The British establishment is being rocked by crisis after crisis. The revelations of the latest horrific child abuse scandals threaten to engulf it.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Julie Waterson died this afternoon after an illness.
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Julie Waterson’s funeral service will take place on Friday 30 November, 3pm, at Golders Green crematorium in north London.
Saving our services from privatisation NHS Gloucestershire’s board last month voted unanimously for community services to remain in the NHS. This decision, affecting eight hospitals and nearly 3,000 workers, was the culmination of a hard-fought campaign by anti-cuts activists and some brave members of staff.
Ash trees across Britain are now infected with the Chalara fraxinea fungus that causes a deadly "dieback" disease.
The Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast was opened in 1958. The home’s warden Joe Mains at once started to abuse the boys in his care. Mains recruited Raymond Semple and William McGrath in the 1970s and they joined in the daily brutal abuse.