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A blizzard of cuts is set to rob billions from people on benefits this month.
Huge changes across the health service make a mockery of the Tory claim that the NHS is safe in their hands.
Thousands of civil service workers were set to walk out on Friday of this week as part of the PCS union’s rolling industrial action.
Paramedics down tools | New helpline launch in chaos | Heart doctors slam closure | Trust bosses attack wages
Just days before the Tories’ bedroom tax came into effect, more than 25,000 people protested in over 50 cities across Britain.
For many people the welfare cuts mean their council, landlord or the government interfering in the details of their lives in an unprecedented way.
How the Tories are attacking a range of our benefits this month
Southwark council could have prevented the deaths of six people if it had done a proper fire safety check. That was the damning verdict of an inquest jury into a south London fire last week.
Firefighters’ leader Matt Wrack announced last week that “Our service is under unprecedented attack and we are prepared to press the buttons for a national strike ballot”.
The key debate at this year's NUT union conference was how to take on the Tories.
Vote condemns migrant plan | TUC pledges to back union votes | Against scapegoating | Racist election | Free schools create waste | Exam nightmare | Sex education | Shrewsbury builders
Rawiya is the first all-female photographic collective from the Middle East.
Members of the Unite union have until Saturday of next week to vote in the Unite union’s general secretary election.
Police have evicted students at the University of Sussex who had been occupying a campus building in protest at privatisation.
The campaigns to save libraries threatened with closure in Manchester teamed up on Saturday of last week, to build a“pop-up library” for storytelling in Piccadilly Gardens.
The Unite union called a lobby at Warrington town hall on Tuesday of this week, to defend a councillor who voted against cuts.
Train cleaners and their supporters protested loudly outside Kings Cross station in central London on Friday of last week, at the beginning of a two day strike against their employers ISS.
One of Britain’s biggest brick factories faces an all-out strike from Monday of next week.
Around 100 anti-fascists protested in Sunderland on Saturday of last week, in response to a demonstration of racists and fascists including the English Defence League (EDL).
Basildon Council is trying to force Travellers it evicted from the Dale Farm site in Essex to pay £4.3 million to pay for their own eviction.
The RMT union has called off a planned strike for London Underground drivers on the Jubilee line, following talks at the Acas conciliation service.
Thousands of journalists, technicians and other workers walked out at the BBC across Britain on Thursday last week.
Investigation into racism against firefighter | Hillsborough inspector has case to answer
Workers in the CWU union were out on strike across the country last Saturday against plans to sell off or close Crown Post Offices (CPO).
The weekend of action organised by the Scrap Trident coalition on 13-15 April will be a massive show of opposition to nuclear weapons on the Clyde.
Some 180,000 civil service workers joined a half-day strike against the Tories on last Friday
Members of the Unite union have just one week left to vote for their union’s general secretary. And rank and file candidate Jerry Hicks is calling on his supporters to campaign up until the last minute.
Those who remember what Thatcher did to the miners—and to many other working class communities—will prefer her immortalised as the poet Shelley did another Tory politician, Lord Castlereagh, after the Peterloo massacre in 1819: “I met murder on the way— / he had a mask like Castlereagh”.
More than 5,000 bank workers in southern Cyprus were set to strike on Thursday of this week, and lead a mass protest outside parliament while it decides the future of their pensions.
Political parties in Italy face mounting pressure to form a “unity” government and end the impasse that has gripped the country since February's inconclusive elections.
Thousands of people marched in Athens, Greece, on Saturday of last week, against a proposed new law to prevent the children of migrants from gaining Greek citizenship
French president Francois Hollande said last week he would call for a law banning women who wear the Muslim hijab headscarf from working with children.
Far from preventing anti-Muslim violence, Giles Ji Ungpakorn says Burma’s rulers stoked it—starting with the British
Egyptian activists were arrested, beaten then freed after they protested at the arrest of protesters last Saturday.
North Korea recently issued a “No.1 combat readiness alert” announcing that the “North and South are at war”. Leader Kim Jong-un also put his strategic missile units on standby for launch.
The British establishment has a peculiar genius for denying the existence of its imperial crimes.
Totally marginalised under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the Labour left has been one of the driving forces behind the swelling protest movement against the bedroom tax, writes Alex Callinicos
In Tunisia you cannot escape the revolution. On arrival at my hotel in Tunis the bell boy took the opportunity to update me on “el thawra” (the revolution) as we travelled in the lift. “There is progress,” he said “but it is going to take time.”
Roddy Slorach examines the history of the relationship between capitalism, work and disability
A new exhibition lets us into the lives of ordinary Romans—forgotten by history but preserved under tonnes of burning ash, writes Sarah Ensor
The Village is a new six-part drama that aims to tell the story of the 20th century through a single English village.
The brilliant Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will talk in Sheffield about her forthcoming book Americanah.
To remember the celebrated Nigerian author Chinua Achebe,who died last month, the BBC has a new adaptation of his most famous book.
The millionaire Tories running the government are on the rampage.
Fighting workfare, boycotting Israel, challenging racism and much more
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Who lives in London’s most expensive apartments? One thing that’s for sure is that they don’t want you to find out.
The UK Independence Party poses as a radical party that speaks for ordinary people, but its programme is rabidly anti-working class, writes Judith Orr