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PCS members are very determined to fight back on budget day.
UCU Left member Liz Lawrence has been elected as the union’s vice president. Elections for national officer and national executive committee positions in the lecturers’ union ended earlier this month.
Lecturer's news in brief
Teachers at Alec Reed Academy in Ealing, west London, called off a planned three-day strike this week after winning a series of commitments from management.
The government’s academies and free school programmes remains mired in controversy.
Sussex university students have entered their fifth week of occupation.
Over 400 anti-fascists confronted around 50 National Front (NF) supporters in Swansea on Saturday of last week.
Around 35 protesters gathered outside Middlesbrough Town Hall on Monday of last week.
The annual memorial event to remember David Jones took place on Saturday of last week.
Thousands of post office counter workers have voted to strike over pay and jobs | Churchill cleaners set for pay strike | TUSC victory in Maltby by-election | BBC workers call for a pay rise | Protest and rallies to challenge sexism
This is a crucial time for the working class. And it poses big questions for the left.
The battle against the government’s attacks on the poorest people in Britain is gathering pace.
Pro-choice campaigners have stood up to anti-abortion bigots in Cardiff for three weeks in a row.
Hospital cuts harm patients | Police failed rape victims | Lib Dems quit over new court | Do banks have debt back hole?
This is a new full length documentary from the Reel News collective.
A walkout by 250,000 workers on budget day can boost resistance to the Tories, writes Siân Ruddick
Trade unionists, campaigners and others are preparing for protests across Britain on Wednesday of next week.
Around 150 trade unionists and community activists came together to launch Unite the Resistance in Scotland on Saturday of last week
A jury unanimously acquitted student protesters Alfie Meadows and Zak King on Friday of last week.
The government is using the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal to try to drive through privatisation of the NHS.
Judge slams hospital closure | March to save Whittington | Sussex prepares anti-cuts demo
Over 500 members of the NUT teaching union marched on the Department of Education last night, Wednesday, through driving snow. They called on Tory education secretary Michael Gove to resign
Thousands endured the rain to join a lively protest to defend the Whittington Hospital. Delegations of trade unionists, health workers and activists marched alongside local people to oppose plans to slash over 500 jobs, over 100 beds and sell off £17 million worth of buildings.
More than 12,000 people across more than 50 towns and cities protested against the Tories' vicious bedroom tax yesterday, Saturday.
A jury unanimously found student protesters Alfie Meadows and Zak King not guilty of violent disorder on Friday of last week. This follows a battle for almost two years with the police and the courts.
Lena Verde reports from Greece on the growing radicalisation of women workers as they resist austerity
Iraq was supposed to be the war that finally erased the memory of defeat in Vietnam. Instead, says Simon Assaf, ten years on it is clear that the conflict dealt another blow to imperialism
At the same time as Britain condemns new Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for his indictment by the International Criminal Court, the British government is trying to avoid paying compensation to people it tortured in the country during the 1950s, writes Ken Olende
The latest convictions in Port Said after last year’s massacre of 70 of Cairo’s Ahly “Ultra” football fans led to furious violence at the weekend.
British special forces have joined other Western powers training Syrian fighters based in Jordan.
Protests were held across Japan last Sunday against the restarting of nuclear power stations.
Over 60 demonstrations against austerity and for political reform took place across Spain on Sunday of last week.
A new inquiry is set to reveal the truth about one of Britain's uglier episodes in the occupation of Iraq
Alex Callinicos considers the options for US imperialism on the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Iraq
Ken Loach spoke to Sarah Ensor about his new documentary The Spirit of ’45—a rallying call for socialism that recalls how the welfare state was built
This show is made up of ten 10-minute pieces to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and support the anti-war movement.
Red Saunders, a founder member of Rock Against Racism, has recreated important moments in working class history in large scale photographs with costumed models.
The Tories have started a bizarre argument amongst themselves.
The police let down victims of Jimmy Savile for 50 years.
Longstanding campaigner against racism and imperialism, Richard Laver, sadly died recently aged 69.
Tories make our health worse, Help arrested cuts activist and more…
Problems for Kia's Provo car, Ukip and Tory back benchers
Kelloggs' interest in healthy diets, Rupert Murdoch's in Ukip and the rising sales of supercars
The reality behind the ugly right wing myth that migrants are a ‘drain’ on society