Dated: 04 Jun 2013
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The Labour leadership is getting its U-turns in early.
An e-petition calling for full disclosure of government documents relating to the 1972 building workers’ strikes and trials of workers in Shrewsbury is due to end.
RMT suspends strikes for talks
Refugee wins right to stay in Britain
Isle of Man buses strike against wage cuts
Summit to tackle climate crisis
97 percent proof of strike support at Coors brewery
Cityclean staff at Brighton and Hove City Council have been taking unofficial industrial action for the last month
Housing workers at Equinox Care sites in London struck on Wednesday of last week.
Coroner slams press in Lucy Meadows inquest
Post workers ballot begins in the fight against Royal Mail privatisation
GMB sues the Blacklisters and more new from its annual conference
Marian Price freed
Unite Against Fascism public meeting this week
Unite Against Fascism have called a for tomorrow, Thursday, at 6pm over the attack on the north London Islamic centre
Foreign secretary William Hague was today, Thursday, forced to apologise to Kenyan victims of the Mau Mau war of the 1950s. But he made it clear that his government does not accept responsibility for the crimes of colonialism
Civil service workers formed noisy pickets across London and the south east yesterday, Wednesday, as they struck against job cuts, and attacks on pay and conditions.
More than 250 people attended a vigil last night, Thursday, by the Bravanese Community Centre which was destroyed in an apparent racist arson attack.
Lecturers at Chesterfield College struck yesterday, Thursday, against management plans to impose 70 compulsory redundancies.
There were demonstrations across France yesterday, Thursday, in memory of young anti-fascist Clément Méric. Clément died in hospital earlier that day following a violent attack on Wednesday night that left him braindead.
Brighton and Hove refuse workers have announced a week long strike over pay and conditions.
Over 2,000 people gathered in Sheffield city centre yesterday, Saturday, for a demonstration organised by Unite against Fascism (UAF) against the racist English Defence League (EDL).
More than 500 firefighters and their supporters marched from Hackney and Islington, north London yesterday, Saturday, against threatened closure of Clerkenwell and Kingsland fire stations. Banners from the firefighters’ FBU union were joined by Camden and Hackney Unison, Islington TUC, the local Labour and Green parties, and the UCU, NUT and GMB unions.
Civil service workers in benefit offices are about to strike against cuts - and cultural staff were out last week, writes Annette Mackin
A chain of “for profit” schools, responsible for 10,000 children, has collapsed in Sweden.
Tenants and workers are organising resistance to the bedroom tax across Britain, reports Dave Sewell
Around 150 people marched against the bedroom tax in Bristol last week.
Some 80,000 new homes could be built in Britain - if half the money spent on housing benefit was spent on social housing, according to the GMB union. It found that £23 billion was spent on housing benefit in 2011/12. Much of this goes to the pockets of private landlords who have hiked up rents.
Tory chancellor George Osborne forced seven government departments to announce further cuts last week.
Resistance to austerity was the key theme of this year’s UCU union congress in Brighton. Delegates in further and higher education voted for strike ballots to defend their pay, and for a national strategy to defend education.
For once David Cameron was right when he previously claimed lobbying was “the next big scandal waiting to happen”.
Primary schools conference, strikes over observations, Chesterfield College strike, Kirklees College ballot
David Cameron sank into the gutter this week telling parliament that he was going to deal with “violent extremists” and “drain the swamp which they inhabit”. He chose the period after Woolwich to use language that would give confidence to racists everywhere.
Cops refuse to be interviewed
Care workers in Rochdale met on Wednesday of last week and agreed to “prepare for action as soon as practicable”.
Yorkshire ambulance workers in Unite union set to strike this friday
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust workers vote to strike
Up to 700 anti-racists marched against the fascists in Sheffield last Saturday.
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated in towns and cities across Britain last Saturday.
Amy Jowett joined the Unite Against Fascism protest in central London against the British National Party.
Arguments for action at People's Assemblies around the country
Police in southern Brazil killed one Terena indigenous protester and wounded several others while evicting them from their land on Thursday of last week.
Two men walked into the National Union of Mineworkers office at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana, South Africa, and shot two officials on Monday of this week.
Around 10,000 people protested in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last Sunday.
Police were withdrawn from Istanbul’s main Taksim Square on Saturday of last week, following five days of protests.
The opposition which found an echo with millions of people across Turkey is not in any way against the government’s alleged “Islamism”.
More than 500 Turkish Londoners and supporters, including many families, gathered opposite Downing Street in central London on Sunday afternoon of last week.
At least 22 people, including several Islamist militants, escaped from prison in Niger’s capital Niamey last weekend.
We’ve pushed back the racist thugs in the past couple of years, but now they’re mobilising in numbers not seen since 2011.
A judge has ordered the release of former US army intelligence analyst turned whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was jailed for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Here is an article from 2013 about the case.
The great powers seem to be squaring off over bleeding, war-torn Syria, writes Alex Callinicos. Britain and France have bludgeoned the European Union (EU) into ending its embargo on arms supplies to the rebels.
Attacks on Muslims are on the rise in the wake of the murder of a soldier in Woolwich last month. Politicians may be quick to urge calm but it’s their policies that are the main drivers of racism, says Yuri Prasad
Mass workers’ resistance and rent strikes in the 1970s showed how to beat attacks on tenants—despite betrayals by Labour and union leaders, writes Dave Sewell
The new novel Altai, the sequel to Q, is a thrilling tale of intrigue and revolt that questions how the powerful justify their actions says?Simon Basketter
This is the end of an eight year study of Earth in award winning photographer Sebastião Salgado’s trademark monochrome large format. This allows for maximum detail and an incredible range of tones.
In October 1962 the world came very close to nuclear war as the US and Russian superpowers threatened each other over Russian missiles in Cuba.
This festival includes films, plays, concerts, talks, dance, art and photographs from North Africa and the Middle East.
More workers were members of trade unions in Britain last year than in 2011, according to new government figures.
Attacks on Britain do relate to foreign policy, defending abortion rights and building solidarity
In their own words
Hosting the G8 summit is a double-edged sword for George Osborne.
The government claims that the military is in Afghanistan to uphold the law. But Ken Olende shows the brutal reality behind Britain’s ‘war on terror’
Camp Bastion is the main British base in Afghanistan. It is four miles long and accommodates 28,000 people. It was built in 2006 and is the largest British base built abroad since the Second World War.