Dated: 07 May 2013
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The local elections in England and Wales last week will have given confidence to racists across Britain.
Bin workers and street sweepers in Brighton are refusing to work and have occupied their canteen.
Brighton’s striking bin workers and street sweepers unanimously agreed to stay in occupation, at their mass meeting this morning, Thursday.
Around 250 CityClean workers who have been occupying their depot marched from Churchill Square to Brighton Town Hall this afternoon, Thursday, chanting "Kitcat out!"
The Tory Home Secretary Theresa May announced a new inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan today, Friday, writes Simon Basketter.
More than 350 people from 74 organisations came together in London on Saturday to coordinate resistance to the government's attacks on benefits.
Manjeet Kaur told the Benefit Justice Summit in London how she fought eviction
More than 12,000 civil service workers in the PCS union were set to take action this week.
Workers at Ford’s car factory in Dagenham, Essex, are expected to have voted for strikes in a ballot that ended last week.
Thousands of workers marched and met to celebrate International Workers’ Day last week.
Workers gathered outside the Scottish Parliament to protest against blacklisting last week. Stewart Hume, a blacklisted electrician said, “I was selected for redundancy because of my trade union activity. It was a stressful time but solidarity at Grangemouth got me my job back.
Some 100 Unite union members, who work for cleaning firm Mitie, struck at Manchester airport on Friday of last week.
The election results exposed the forced retreat of the British National Party (BNP).
Some 80 percent of the areas that saw local council elections on Thursday of last week have a Tory MP.
Ukip made gains partly by appealing to people who are angry at the mainstream parties.
The British government is in negotiation with lawyers about levels of compensation for veterans of the Mau Mau war in Kenya.
Two people who took part in the 2011 riots have successfully fought against deportation.
NHS bosses in south west London announced plans to close two A&Es and cut maternity and children’s services, on Friday of last week.
The plan to roll the new outsourced NHS 111 helpline out nationally has been delayed by the launch of an investigation last week.
BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls—one aged nine.
Tenants across Britain are straining under the weight of the Tories’ bedroom tax.
People who fall into rent arrears thanks to the Tories’ bedroom tax and benefit cap could face eviction.
Teachers in the NUT union at Hamstead Hall secondary school in Birmingham were set to strike for the second time on Thursday of this week.
The RMT transport union is set to ballot workers at Northern Rail for strikes over casualisation, pay and working conditions.
Around 60 people attended the Unite the Resistance regional conference in east London on Saturday.
Some 455 workers at Molton Coors Brewery in Burton are being balloted for strikes against attacks that will cost some workers £9,000 a year.
The University of London Union (ULU), which represents students at 28 London universities and research institutes, has been marked for closure by 2014.
Britain is worse for mothers, press rules won't work, Post Office sell-off plan, energy giant racks up profit
Around 250 trade unionists, socialists and activists rallied in Moortown, Leeds, last Saturday to protest against the racist English Defence League. The EDL has tried to stir up tensions on an estate by opposing a plan to convert a derelict pub into a community centre with Muslim prayer facilities.
Around 1,000 people protested in central London last Sunday in solidarity with anti-government protesters in Bangladesh. The protest marched from Hyde Park to the Bangladeshi Embassy.
Some 120 candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood in 117 wards in English and Welsh local elections on 2 May.
Management of Orkney Ferries refused to improve a 1 percent pay offer last week.
Unite union members at the University of Sussex have backed strikes against privatisation in an indicative ballot.
Teachers were set to rally in Birmingham and Leeds on Saturday of this week.
Workers at 373 Crown Post Offices across Britain struck on Tuesday of this week.
A man who was kicked unconscious in a racist attack and then charged with actual bodily harm is campaigning for justice.
Relatives of Boniface Umale, who died on remand in Durham prison, are unhappy with the official explanation.
As Israeli planes bomb Damascus and the Assad regime begins a bloody new offensive, rebels in Syria are fighting to defend their revolution and its independence, reports Simon Assaf
More than 30 people have been killed after police and Islamist protesters clashed in Bangladesh.
Greece came to a halt on Wednesday of last week as workers joined the second general strike of the year.
Thousands of supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) rallied in Dewsbury, in Yorkshire, last June yelling abuse and threatening local Asian people.
The Tories are panicking a bit after Ukip took a bite out of their support in local elections on 2 May.
After the rise of Ukip and the government’s continuing war on the poor, Alex Callinicos looks at how the left should organise in response
Sheds covered with plastic sheeting surround the farms around Manolada in western Greece. Twenty or more migrant workers have to live in each one.
Tens of thousands of migrants have been rounded up into detention camps across Greece since August last year. Conditions are horrific.
The skeletal ruins of the old Peiraiki-Patraiki textile factories dominate the landscape south of Patras, Greece’s third city.
Abdullah from Somalia spent six months in a detention camp in Greece. "You are hungry all the time in there," he told Socialist Worker. "At ten in the morning they give you milk that’s thin like water. Then there’s a really small meal at four and another at eight.
Walid from Homs, Syria, fled to Greece to escape war. "I wasn’t part of the uprising in Syria, I just stayed in my house," he told Socialist Worker.
If I’m So Excited, Pedro Almodovar’s new comedy of a grotesque ruling class, isn’t his best, that’s because the director sets the bar so high says Alan Kenny
If you want to be happy while venting about global inequality, get the new album by Femi Kuti.
Suli Breaks’ videos We Will Not Let Exam Results Decide Our Fate, and, Why I Hate School But Love Education, are definitely worth a listen for anyone nearing exams.
This is a sound installation responding to the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in south east London in 1993.
The revolutionary label Flying Dutchman Records was launched in 1969 by jazz producer Bob Thiele.
Veteran director Ken Loach’s documentary, released earlier this year, asks how we could build a welfare state after a war but supposedly can’t afford one now.
The Tories are promising a new onslaught against working class people. And politicians are using Ukip’s recent electoral success as an excuse to scapegoat immigrants.
The Irish government’s new legislation on abortion will leave many women with a “choice” of an unwanted pregnancy or an unsafe, illegal abortion.
Calls for Western intervention in Syria are getting louder.
Don't blame poor for Bangladesh tragedy; Why we didn't trust the state over MMR; divisive Tory tactics
Quotes from the week's news
Move over Dragon’s Den. Tory Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s quest to find investors for some of the civil service’s wackiest ventures could prove to be entertainment gold.
New statistics have been heralded as showing that crime is not linked to poverty. Annette Mackin looks beyond the hype to a bitterly divided society
Newspapers have claimed that Britain is at its most peaceful in years.
The fall in crime figures does not mean there’s an improved sense of wellbeing in Britain.
In the last year 87 Scotland Yard police officers accused of sexual assault, racism and theft were allowed to resign before their case was completed.
The connection between crime and immigration is “close to zero and insignificant” research has found.