Dated: 23 Feb 2013
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Poor people in social housing are resisting the Tories’ bedroom tax.
Campaigners held protests, rallies and marches around Britain last week against cuts and closures in the health service.
Michael Gove is facing a storm of protest over the draft history curriculum published earlier this month.
The Tories have admitted that they have broken a promise to increase spending on schools.
More than 230,000 patients waited over four hours to be seen by medical staff at A&Es in the last three months of 2012.
Stan Hardy gave evidence to MPs on the Scottish Affairs Select Committee’s blacklisting investigation last week.
Tenants and campaigners are organising across Britain against Tory attacks on benefits.
Any disabled person capable of walking a measly 20 metres is set to lose their mobility payments when the Tories scrap the disability living allowance (DLA) on 1 April.
Pensioners sat in at London’s South Bank Centre on Wednesday of last week to highlight the plight of elderly people grappling with fuel costs.
Around 2,000 people marched through Newcastle on Saturday of last week against massive cuts to services.
A Unison union survey of 14,000 council workers showed most are being affected by job losses, increased workload and stress.
The ballot of some 250,000 civil service workers in the PCS union for industrial action is heating up.
One Billion Rising, a global day of action in protest at violence against women and girls, took place on Thursday of last week.
Blacklisted engineering worker Jerry Hicks was set to be confirmed as a candidate in the Unite union’s general secretary election on Friday of this week.
Pilot launch crews on the Liverpool docks are furious over attacks on their conditions from Peel Port bosses.
Unison women’s conference took place in Liverpool between Thursday and Saturday of last week.
Around 55 people came to the Hackney Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) meeting on Monday of this week in east London.
Around 150 university workers, students and other trade unionists protested to defend two suspended workers at London Metropolitan University on Monday of this week.
UCU union members at Halesowen College in the Black Country struck on Thursday of last week in defence of four sacked lecturers.
Lecturers at Birmingham University have voted for strikes to defend jobs and conditions. Some 65 percent of UCU union members backed strikes on a
Students occupying a building of Sussex university have called a demonstration on Thursday of this week, following two successful protests last week.
The trial of student protesters Alfie Meadows and Zak King began on Monday of last week.
TUC calls rally over Osborne’s budget The TUC has booked a 1,600 seat venue in central London for a rally in the run-up to George Osborne’s budget next month.
Programmes were taken off air and newsrooms lay empty on Monday of this week as BBC journalists walked out in a dispute over compulsory redundancies.
Predictions that the eurozone was coming out of its crisis have turned to dust.
In Glasgow 25 NUJ members picketed BBC Scotland with placards, banners, flasks of tea and coffee and homemade onion bhajis and pakoras.
The race to win next week’s by-election in Eastleigh is bringing the underlying tensions of British politics to the surface.
Cleo Yvel was living in France when Adolf Hitler’s Nazis were targeting Jews across Europe during the Second World War.
Families to sue ex-Sun editor
Supporters of Unite Against Fascism (UAF) protested on against French fascist leader Marine Le Pen on Tuesday of this week.
Some 200 doctors in Punjab state, Pakistan, went on hunger strike two weeks ago.
South African platinum mine security guards shot five miners with rubber bullets as they resisted an attempt by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to re-establish itself at the Amplats Siphumelele mine in Rustenberg.
Workers across Greece were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.
Italy’s national election—set to take place this weekend—has become a referendum on austerity and tax.
Huge US march against pipeline Almost 50,000 people demanded action on climate change in Washington DC last Saturday.
Germany after the First World War was a great hope of world socialism.
North Korea’s state-controlled news agency, Korean Central, says that the country’s recent nuclear test was conducted to strengthen North Korea’s overall nuclear capabilities.
Socialists welcome resistance to the Tories—whether campaigns to defend benefits, protests over the NHS or marches against council cuts.
Some people say social changes mean that the working class no longer has the power to transform the world.
The meat industry is a bizarre world. It goes from the boardrooms of some of the largest companies on the planet to killing floors with medieval working conditions.
Beef barons can claim bungs for exporting animal produce under the European Union (EU) Common Agricultural Policy. The system of export credits subsidises the profits of the meat industry.
Conditions for meat processing workers are barbaric. Most are paid the minimum wage to work long hours in the cold and damp.
Former Tesco boss and management consultant Pamela Robinson has blamed the horsemeat scandal on cheap food. "The current crisis in processed meat products highlights a growing concern that food in the UK is simply too cheap," she said.
According to Phil Vasili, Walter Tull is "largely absent from recorded history".
New versions of three of Brecht’s most famous works—Mother Courage, Life of Galileo and The Threepenny Opera—will be performed in London, Salford and Stratford during February and March.
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More countries have become embroiled in the scandal of adulteration of food. The discovery of horsemeat in products labelled as beef began in Ireland last month and swiftly spread.
The mainstream parties in the Eastleigh by-election are focusing on immigration. It is a sign of how much they want to avoid the real issues.
Workfare courts victory shows we can fight back The victory of Cait Reilly and Jamie Wilson at the court of appeal last week dealt a huge blow to the government’s flagship workfare policy.
‘Impossible in the state system. He wants to be a cardio-respiratory surgeon’
There’s a battle on for the soul of the Labour Party—and both sides deserve to lose.
The government wants to replace the Trident nuclear missiles system before the current one expires, sometime in the five years after 2025.
Keir McKechnie is helping to mobilise people for the weekend of action in Scotland starting on 13 April.
In 2010 the government released figures stating that the Trident system is made up of: