Dated: 30 Apr 2013
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As the Tories get more unpopular, they are getting more nasty.
Some 3,000 health workers in Yorkshire are set to vote on strikes this week against attacks on their jobs and pay.
An investigation into abuse at children’s homes across north Wales has found “significant” new evidence of “systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse”.
Protests and events for Workers Memorial Day around Britain
Over 100 police officers were involved in a covert surveillance operation of an innocent man weeks before he was shot dead by the same force.
A man who doused himself in petrol died of horrific burns after a police officer fired a taser at him.
An inquest into the death of a man in a police cell has criticised police behaviour that could have contributed to his death.
This award-winning one-man show of the life of Paul Robeson, the great actor, singer and civil rights campaigner, Written and performed by Tayo Aluko, will tour through the spring and summer.
Fresh inquests into the deaths of Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will be held early next year.
The high Court has ruled that 17 year olds must be treated as children when arrested and held by police.
A leaked document from HM Revenue & Customs has revealed secret deals that let firms keep billions in tax.
Socialist Worker backed the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) in the elections this week.
Some 500 teachers and parents packed into a joint NUT/NASUWT union rally for education in Liverpool on Saturday of last week. Another 700 rallied in Manchester.
UCU union members at Sussex university have voted by 75 percent for strikes against privatisation in an indicative ballot. The turnout was 60 percent.
Teachers and lecturers in the UCAC union in Wales voted unanimously to consider strikes over pay at their annual conference last week.
Five unions representing workers in higher education have rejected a below-inflation pay offer of 0.5 percent.
Teachers at a Birmingham secondary school struck against plans to turn the school into an academy on Thursday of last week.
Workers in hundreds of post offices struck for the third time on Monday of this week.
Delgates to the CWU union conference at Bournemouth last week unanimously supported the union’s campaign to defeat the threat of privatisation.
People flocked from all over Scotland to join the first conference of the All Scotland Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation in Glasgow last Saturday.
New campaigns against the bedroom tax and benefit cuts are springing up across Britain.
Around 350 people protested against cuts and the bedroom tax in Middlesbrough last Saturday.
A legal battle between disability activists and the government has revealed plans to slash up to £320 million of support to severely disabled people.
Some 2,600 workers at the charity Turning Point struck on Friday of last week. Around 40 workers in the Unison union picketed its headquarters in Manchester.
The PCS union’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) group executive last week discussed the next steps in its campaign of industrial action over pay, pensions and attacks on working conditions.
The campaign to stop the closure of 12 London fire stations continued this week.
Hundreds of anti-war protesters marched from Lincoln to RAF Waddington last Saturday.
RMT Train managers at First Great Western in Swansea struck over a victimisation on Friday of last week.
Workers at Heathrow airport employed by Menzies World Cargo are set to ballot for strikes over pay.
Some 300 people attended a performance of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists put on by Notts TUC at the City’s Arts Theatre last Saturday.
The Unison union is holding elections to its national executive committee.
Some 1,500 PCS union members at Hewlett Packard struck for 24 hours on Monday.
The Tories lost 335 councillors in last Thursday's local elections. It was a dismal showing.
The Labour-led governing coalition in Denmark last week used legal powers to end a four-week all out strike by the country’s teachers.
A battle is underway over the leadership of South Africa’s two million-strong union federation Cosatu.
Thousands of doctors and pharmacists in the west African state of Ghana last week withdrew emergency cover as part of a pay dispute.
Italy’s newly elected prime minister Enrico Letta has formed a coalition government. It brings together his own centre-left Democratic party with Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom camp.
Hong Kong’s government was trying to end a four-week dockworkers’ strike as Socialist Worker went to press. It invited workers to talks with employers to try and resolve the pay dispute.
Cheering and chants in Bengali rang out across the western Greek countryside last Sunday.
Workers called a general strike for Wednesday of this week, 1 May, after the Greek government announced it was postponing May Day.
Riots and strikes are sweeping Bangladesh as workers demand justice for the hundreds killed making clothes for big name brands
The allegation that Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad used Sarin nerve gas against opposition forces has led some Western politicians to renew calls for military intervention.
The row last week between Labour leader Ed Miliband and Unite general secretary Len McCluskey raises issues far beyond the internal politics of the Labour Party. It matters to everyone who wants to beat the Tories.
Denis Godard looks at how making concessions to right wing arguments in France has only helped to boost them
The disaster at Rana Plaza was no accident and nor will the next building collapse or fire be, writes Mushtuq Husain, president of the Centre for Social Praxis, Bangladesh
We are often told socialism can’t work because people will not shift the way they think. John Molyneux shows how dramatic shifts are possible and have occured in the past
The Tories are ripping up the lives of working class women, according to a new report by the Fawcett Society, writes Judith Orr
John Le Carré’s new novel, A Delicate Truth, portrays a state where any crime can be committed if it can be concealed, writes Simon Basketter
In this radio show Eva Hoffman explores the poetry and life of Wladyslaw Szlengel—poet of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Al Byrne has won two tickets to see Mies Julie at the Riverside Theatre in London (Socialist Worker, 13 April).
Britain has narrowly missed entering into a triple dip recession—for now. But George Osborne and the Tories have nothing to gloat about.
Leaders of the three main parties think they have to shift to the right to win public support.
Carbon, caring and compulsory redundancies
In their own words
Ukip chiefs are terrified that its candidates in this week’s local elections are exposing the revolving door between it and the Nazi far right.
Some 118,000 children in London could be without a school place by 2016 according to the London Councils group.
The NUT teachers’ union has exposed the illogical result of the government’s commitment to academies and free schools.
The number of people moving to London from elsewhere in Britain has gone up since the recession began. The number leaving London has fallen.
The “leap” in the number of children estimated to need school places has been exaggerated because previous estimates were wrong.
Just last week Gove refused to rule out a school closure in the north east of England if a free school opens.