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The disgusting bigotry at the heart of the Tory party was laid bare this week as right wing MPs lined up to oppose gay marriage.
As the FBU prepares for battle, firefighter Yusuf Timms says mobilising the rank and file is the way to beat the Tories
Around 200 fire service workers, activists and trade unionists marched against fire service cuts in Brixton, south London, on Thursday of last week.
An asylum seeker has defied harassment to score a major housing victory over G4S and its local subcontractor, writes John Grayson
A court decision in Glasgow allows refused asylum seekers to be left homeless and destitute in a legal limbo.
Jimmy Mubenga cried for help around 50 times in the struggle that led to his death, his inquest has heard.
A protester against the blacklist was still in hospital with two broken legs as Socialist Worker went to press.
Protesters turned out to support blacklisted electrician Frank Morris at his employment tribunal in London on Tuesday of this week.
Around 40 workers came to a national meeting of rank and file construction workers in Liverpool last Saturday.
Rail workers in the RMT union protested in central London on Monday of this week over a lockout of a group of safety workers.
Dave Ward, CWU union assistant general secretary, last week threatened unofficial action against the government’s plans to privatise Royal Mail.
Some 200 people turned out to protest against the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) in Dumfries last Saturday.
Over 350 people came to the Nottingham People’s Assembly last Saturday. It was one of the biggest political events in the city for years.
Unite union members from across Britain were set to meet in London on Saturday of this week following the union’s recent general secretary election.
The PCS union conference began this week in Brighton—where a bin workers’ strike and occupation left rubbish uncollected for two days earlier this month.
Teachers rallied in Newcastle and Cardiff last Saturday as part of a campaign to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.
Teachers at Copland Community School in Wembley, north west London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove had a rough time last week.
Some 40 teachers from a couple of dozen NUT union branches met for the steering committee of Lanac in Birmingham last Saturday.
Hundreds of disabled trade unionists were set to meet for the TUC disabled workers’ conference in London on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Some 200 demonstrators took to the streets in Portsmouth last Saturday, banging cooking pots to protest against austerity.
Workers in the Unison, Unite and GMB unions were set to protest at South Gloucestershire council on Wednesday of this week.
Over 300 people came to hear former Nasa climate scientist James Hansen talk in London on Thursday of last week.
Students were set to demonstrate in central London on Wednesday of this week as the University of London trustee board meets to discuss the future of the ULU student union.
People seeking work are being made to search for jobs for 35 hours a week—on pain of losing their benefits.
A poll carried out by the TUC shows people think 27 percent commit benefit fraud.
The Tories claim that Universal Credit will make 3 million households better off.
Under the new welfare scheme all claims for universal credit will have to be made online. Benefit claimants will also manage their account on the internet.
As the crisis leads to civil war for the Tories, Sadie Robinson looks at David Cameron’s prospects
Some 150 MPs, mainly Tories, defied David Cameron in a key vote on equal marriage on Monday of this week.
Labour has increased its lead over the Tories to 11 percent in the past week, according to a YouGov poll.
Moral panics about non-white men targeting white women have a long history. The late 19th century saw scares about a “white slave trade” in Western women.
The British National Party and the English Defence League have exploited grooming.
Two Labour-run Scottish councils have begun sending eviction letters to tenants affected by the bedroom tax.
Around 200 people protested against the bedroom tax in Sheffield on Saturday of last week.
Ten claimants began a legal challenge against the bedroom tax on Wednesday of last week.
Samantha Rigg-David talked to Judith Orr about how a new report has vindicated her family’s long campaign for justice over her brother Sean’s death
In 2012 director Ken Fero and Migrant Media made a film about the fight for justice for Sean Rigg.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has criticised Essex police for failing to protect a woman who was killed by an ex-partner.
Ambulance bosses in London are preparing a new attack on workers.
A ballot of 3,000 health workers for strikes over pay and job cuts in Mid-Yorkshire NHS Foundation trust is due to end next week.
Angry protesters visited Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) meetings in south London last week.
Chesterfield college and Sussex university
Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch racist populist Party for Freedom is seeking an alliance with France's Front National.
Around 1,000 lawyers, legal workers and supporters rallied opposite parliament today, Wednesday, against government plans to slash legal aid in criminal cases.
Racists and right wingers are trying to use yesterday’s horrific killing in south London to divide working people and whip up hatred of Muslims.
Racists have attacked two mosques in Bolton, north west England, since a soldier was killed in Woolwich, south east London, last Wednesday.
Over 1,000 trade unionists, socialists and anti-racists marched through Newcastle yesterday, Saturday, against the racist English Defence League (EDL).
Teachers’ strikes could have beaten Greece’s government but their trade union leaders threw the opportunity away, writes Panos Garganas
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela
Ten striking chrome miners were hospitalised after rubber bullets were fired on Tuesday of this week at the Lanxess mine near Rustenberg in South Africa.
Hundreds of fast food and retail workers in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, went on strike last week.
The tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma on Tuesday of this week left at least 50 people dead.
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela
The “chaos” of the Syrian revolution marks a shift in the balance of power in the Middle East. It is not certain which competing imperial and regional powers will win.But it is clear that the Syrian revolution could end up being the loser.
The government has spectacularly failed in its mission to reduce the deficit. Dave Sewell shows that even if it achieved its aim it would do nothing for ordinary people
The horrific child sexual abuse exposed in recent court cases has been labelled an Asian 'grooming' scandal. Judith Orr spoke to Ella Cockbain about how the issue is being exploited to further demonise Muslims
An Enemy of the People is Henrik Ibsen’s classic play about corruption. Anyone who hates capitalism should go and see this new production based on it by David Harrower, Public Enemy.
This exhibition is a mix of films, graphics, etchings and installations. It tries to answer the question, “What do you do with your revolution once you’ve got it?”
Willy Römer, photojournalist in Berlin documented the German revolutionary soldiers and sailors who ended the First World War.
A brash new film version of the classic American novel, The Great Gatsby, struggles to be more than the sum of its spectacle, writes Josh Hollands
Why are the unions not leading mass resistance to the Tories and their brutal assault on the working class and the poor?
A success for Sanika, gearing up to the G8 and telling the truth about tenants
Some of this week's choice quotes
The most infuriating thing about Ukip’s recent success hasn’t been Nigel Farage himself, odious far right banker that he is.
The government claims that its benefits changes will help those out of work. But Annette Mackin looks at how the cuts hurt both workers and claimants