Dated: 16 Feb 2013
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David Cameron is allowing horsemeat that could contain a banned drug harmful to humans to be exported from Britain for human consumption.
Jack Winder spent over three decades spying on people for the Economic League – a shadowy organisation set up in 1919 to combat Bolshevism.
Almost every part of the NHS is under attack.
Bosses at Mid Yorkshire hospitals NHS trust have extended by three weeks the deadline for medical secretaries and admin workers to accept "downbanding" wage cuts.
The GMB union has demanded confirmation that food supplied to hospitals, schools and council care services does not contain horsemeat.
Food is often processed into products with a longer shelf life.
Education minister Michael Gove has been forced to abandon his plan to replace GCSEs with an "English Baccalaureate".
Michael Gove is "consulting" on a new school curriculum that will make life hell in primary schools.
Leading French fascist Marine Le Pen’s visit to Cambridge will be met by an anti-racist protest next week.
Around 50 people occupied Levenshulme library in south Manchester on Friday night of last week.
Over 200 people marched through Dorchester on Saturday of last week as Dorset council prepared to vote on £11 million of cuts.
University of Sussex students have occupied a third floor conference suite in opposition to the university’s plans to privatise services, affecting 235 jobs.
Delivery drivers sacked by Howdens joinery and kitchens in Widnes protested in London on Thursday of last week in their fight to get their jobs back.
Around 800 people attended a conference on Saturday of last week marking ten years from the huge demonstrations against the invasion of Iraq (see pages 10 and 11).
Some 50 friends and supporters of Alfie Meadows and Zak King rallied outside Woolwich Crown Court in south east London on Monday of this week. The two were beginning their third trial.
RMT union members on Wilts and Dorset buses have voted by 70 percent to strike against the company’s attacks on their terms and conditions.
Protesters occupied the offices of the Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) housing association on Thursday of last week, in opposition to the Tories’ planned bedroom tax.
The National Union of Journalists has called a strike across the BBC for Monday of next week.
More than 80 percent of journalists in a ballot at the Observer and Guardian newspapers have voted for strikes.
The rail workers’ RMT union was set to hold a commemorative rally on Friday of this week for the 2004 Tebay rail disaster.
Some 250,000 PCS union members in the civil service are voting in a strike ballot over government attacks on their pay, conditions and pensions.
The chair of bailed out Bank of Scotland claimed this week that boss Stephen Hester’s £1.1 million salary and £6 million annual bonus was "modest".
The Court of Appeal has ruled that a government scheme to force people to work for free or lose benefits is illegal.
The government moved closer to holding secret courts last week.
The UK’s biggest energy firms got more than 15,000 complaints a day in the last three months of last year.
More people in Britain support abortion rights, according to a YouGove poll. It found that the number who backed a ban on abortion dropped from 12 percent in 2005 to 7 percent.
There was a lively protest outside Gladstone Park primary school in west London at home time on Friday of last week.
Teachers at Newton-le-Willows primary school in St Helens began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.
Around 90 education activists gathered at an excellent Education For Liberation conference in Camden, north London, last Saturday.
Elections have begun in the lecturers’ UCU union for national officer and national executive committee positions.
Police are investigating former senior Conservative figures and other prominent people over allegations of sexually abusing boys in a guest house in the early 1980s.
More than 100 branches and workplaces of the Unite union have nominated blacklisted engineer Jerry Hicks to be their new general secretary.
The fight to save 12 London fire stations threatened with closure stepped up a notch last week. First the Fire Authority that runs the London Fire brigade voted against the cuts proposed by fire brigade bosses.
UCU union members at Halesowen College in the Black Country struck today, Thursday, in defence of four sacked lecturers.
More than 600 angry campaigners met in Archway, north London, on Tuesday to save Whittington Hospital and called a demonstration next month. NHS managers plan to sell off £17 million worth of buildings and sack 570 staff. Local Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn chaired the meeting, which was also attended by local Labour MPs Emily Thornberry, Frank Dobson and David Lammy and author Owen Jones.
University workers, students and other trade unionists lobbied management at London Metropolitan University yesterday, Wednesday, to defend two suspended workers.
Support continues to grow for students occupying at Sussex university against the privatisation of 235 jobs.
Thousands of men, women and children are marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Bahrain by taking to the streets today, Thursday.
Over 160 tenants and trade unionists joined forces at a Camden Benefit Justice meeting in London on Thursday of this week. They included parents and many disabled people.
Students at Sussex university have been occupying part of a university building as part of a campaign against the privatisation of 235 jobs, including cleaners and security guards.
High Park in Drumcondra is a quite, small suburb of Dublin City, filled with bright modern, town houses.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched at the funeral of Chokri Belaid, a leading opposition politician in Tunisia, on Friday of last week.
French claims of victory turned out to be premature as Islamist rebels counter-attacked in northern Mali’s largest city, Gao. The city saw two days of heavy fighting last weekend.
Some 100,000 people took to the streets across the Republic of Ireland against austerity on Saturday of last week.
Anti-racists joined Senegalese migrants to demonstrate outside Athens town hall on Thursday of last week, over the killing of a Senegalese street vendor.
Workers at two major car plants in the Paris region have been on strike against massive job losses.
Last week ended well for David Cameron. Lined up with German chancellor Angela Merkel he secured, for the first time, a cut in the European Union’s long-term budget for 2014-20.
Saturday 15 February 2003 went down in history. Over 20 million people across the world joined a global protest against war in Iraq. The scale of the action stunned rulers everywhere.
The Iraq war will haunt Tony Blair to his grave.
"The school student walkouts were inspiring.
The rapid expansion of capitalism and its need for the family lie at the root of homophobia and the creation of the homosexual label, writes Laura Miles
This new show at London’s National Portrait Gallery brings together some of the most iconic photographs taken by Man Ray.
In 1906 Wilhelm Voigt, a cobbler just out of prison, dressed up in a captain’s uniform, commandeered ten soldiers and marched on Köpenick Town Hall, south east of Berlin.
Gordon Brown inspired this MI5 drama in 2009, when he said the British state did not engage in torture.
February is LGBT history month.
The Tories have raced to reassure people that they should keep buying processed food after horsemeat was found in several beef products.
The Cambridge Union has defended its invitation of French fuhrer Marine Le Pen to a debate.
If Gramsci was here now, he could teach Gove a lesson Tory education minister Michael Gove has confirmed what Russian revolutionary Lenin said in 1917.
‘It is Alice in Wonderland territory, Orwellian almost’
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) carried on rigging the Libor rate for two years after we bailed it out.
Senior Tories are said to be "de-toxifying" their brand. They might want a word with whoever selected Maria Hutchings as their candidate to replace Chris Huhne in the Eastleigh by-election.
Former prime ministers are often remembered with statues in their home towns.
David Cameron has received a stern letter from the UK statistics authority, telling him to stop getting deficit mixed up with debt.
Savage cost-cutting by health bosses in Staffordshire led to the deaths of up to 1,200 people.
David Nicholson became chief executive of the regional regulators for Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust in 2005.
The public inquiry into the disaster at the Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust made 290 recommendations.
The Department of Health does not manage foundation trusts (FTs).