Dated: 02 Feb 2013
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Over 25,000 health workers, patients and activists marched against planned cuts at Lewisham Hospital in south east London last Saturday.
The leadership of the NUT teaching union last week narrowly voted against holding a one-day strike on 13 March.
The PCS civil service workers’ union is preparing to begin a national ballot of its public sector members on 8 February.
Over 200 trade unionists marched through Halesowen in the Black Country last Saturday to demand the reinstatement of four sacked Halesowen College lecturers.
Elections in the UCU union are set to begin on Monday of next week. Members of the UCU Left are standing for national officer and national executive committee (NEC) positions.
Scottish teaching union EIS will hold a consultative ballot for industrial action over pensions. The union represents 80 percent of teachers and lecturers in Scotland.
The UCU union is set to ballot lecturers at the University of Birmingham for strikes against compulsory redundancies and an "aggressive" management style.
The scandal of the illegal blacklisting of building workers is getting attention in the mainstream media.
Two lively protests against plans to close local swimming pools took place in south Manchester last Saturday.
An official investigation has seriously criticised the policing of a pro-refugee demonstration in central Glasgow last June.
Millions of burgers have been withdrawn from Burger King and supermarkets, after horse DNA was found in meat during inspections of factories in Ireland.
State-owned bank RBS has revealed plans to pay a quarter of a billion pounds of bonuses to its investment banking arm.
The inquest into the police killing of Mark Duggan has been delayed once more. At a packed hearing on Monday, judge Keith Cutler told the court that the inquest will now begin in September.
Delivery drivers for Howdens joinery and kitchens in Widnes, near Liverpool, have voted to strike against plans to close their depot.
Bosses at Whittington Hospital in north London announced plans to close the A&E and wards last week.
Lawyers representing 192 Iraqis went to London’s High Court on Tuesday of this week to call for a public inquiry.
The campaign to get blacklisted former rep Jerry Hicks onto the ballot paper of the Unite union’s general secretary election is steaming ahead.
Barry George spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of Jill Dando’s murder.
Department for Transport workers were set to strike on Friday of this week over cuts.
Police have arrested 58 people in an inquiry into journalists bribing public officials.
The picket line outside Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, west Yorkshire, was buzzing on Monday of this week.
Economist Nicholas Stern, author of a government climate report in 2006, admits climate change is far worse than he thought.
Journalists protest over BBC job cuts
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that he intends to close and downgrade swathes of services at Lewisham Hospital.
Rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks will challenge Len McCluskey for general secretary of the Unite union.
Last week's Israeli election took place on the background of a changing region. The Arab revolutions have toppled dictators and are continuing to threaten imperialism's control over the region.
Shocking new footage of the Marikana massacre in South Africa backs the miners’ version of events against police claims. Police shot 112 miners—killing 34—during a strike at Lonmin’s platinum mine last August.
Workers across Greece were set to strike on Thursday of this week following a government clampdown on striking metro workers in Athens.
Zimbabwe’s high court has dismissed an attempt to increase the sentences for six socialists convicted for watching a video of the Arab Spring.
Iraqi soldiers shot into a crowd of protesters in Fallujah last Friday, killing five. Sixty others were injured after Friday prayers.
Around 1,000 workers in a Foxconn factory in China’s capital Beijing struck on Monday and Tuesday of last week.
The United Nations has announced it will investigate the use of unmanned drones by the US, Britain and Israel.
Egyptian police shot 30 people dead after protests erupted in the city of Port Said last weekend. Around 50 people had been killed across Egypt as Socialist Worker went to press.
David Cameron has promised to help the French invasion of Mali by sending up to 200 British troops "in a training role".
Racism continues to blight the US—as shown by the killing of Trayvon Martin last year. So it is often common sense for black people to organise separately to end their oppression.
Egypt’s activists entered the third year of their revolution in a mood of anger and determination last week. Furious at a new round of killings by police and state gangs, they have confronted the government and its attempt to reverse the gains of the mass movement.
Real resistance could beat the coalition government. But union and Labour Party leaders keep refusing to lead it.
Eighty years ago this week, on 30 January 1933, Hitler became chancellor of Germany. This infamous day has been dubbed "midnight in the century". It opened a new period of terror unlike anything the world had ever seen—bringing repression, war and the industrial murder of more than ten million people.
Zero Dark Thirty is a much heralded and praised film. It tells the story of how the CIA hunted down Osama Bin Laden. It is appalling.
The title of this multimedia exhibition is a quote from a Yemeni poet.
Woody Sez, the life and music of Woody Guthrie This lively musical biography weaves together Guthrie’s life with his songs and excerpts from articles he wrote for the American Communist Party newspaper The People’s World.
Ahmad Sami was a 17 year old high school student and member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt.
Why do the Tories want to cram more children into nurseries and put more demands on nursery workers?
What about Muslim workers’ right to religious freedom? The European Court of Human Rights this month ruled on four cases of Christians who claimed that their right to religious freedom had been violated.
They are well financed and they have a fanatical belief in what they do’ Tax avoider and war criminal Tony Blair ’s description of the rebels in Mali. We can’t think what could have inspired him
More than 2,000 of the most appalling people in the world forked out £25,000 each for a five day booze-up in the Swiss mountains last week.
David Cameron promised a referendum on leaving the European Union (EU) last week.
The long term decline of Britain as a global power meant a fragmenting of the British ruling class consensus in favour of European integration.
Socialist Worker is against the European Union and will argue to vote to leave it in any referendum.
Liam Fox wrote David Cameron’s EU referendum speech for him.