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The millionaires in the cabinet are laughing as they slash services
A wave of regional teachers’ strikes can help restart the fight against the Tories, says Sadie Robinson
Some 16,500 civil service workers in courts and prisons walked out on Monday of this week, as part of the PCS union’s rolling programme of action.
Manchester campaigners have shown it is possible to stop evictions over new benefit cuts, writes Dave Sewell
More than 300 people marched through Birmingham last Saturday, in memory of Stephanie Bottrill.
The Scottish National Party promised to scrap the bedroom tax if Scotland becomes independent last week.
The north west of England is hardest hit by cuts to wages, according to the TUC.
Some 300 bin workers in Brighton have joined a seven-day strike to stop an assault on their pay.
Leaders of the world’s richest countries met in Northern Ireland this week for a G8 summit.
The US Supreme Court banned companies from patenting human DNA last week.
Delegates at Unison's Local Government sector conference are critical of their leadership failure to lead the fight for better pay
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) held meetings in London and Cambridge last week after recent successful mobilisations against the English Defence League (EDL).
Anti-fascist activists forced the British National Party (BNP) to cancel their meetings in Salford last week—twice.
Racist EDL leader Tommy Robinson was given the oxygen of publicity three times last week when the BBC broadcast interviews with him.
Workers at Chesterfield College struck on Tuesday of this week against compulsory redundancies. They were set to strike again on Thursday.
The UCU union has thrown out a proposal to cut the size of its national executive committee (NEC) by almost half. Delegates to the union’s annual congress were voting on seven options on the size of the NEC.
Around 200 people defied the downpour to demonstrate against planned cuts and job losses of jobs at Lambeth College, south London, on Saturday of last week.
Mid-Yorkshire medical secretaries and admin workers have won a partial victory in their fight against wage cuts and job losses
NUT and NASUWT union members at John Gulson school in Coventry began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.
Around 100 teachers, parents and education campaigners came to the launch conference of a Charter for Primary Education last Saturday.
Elections are coming up in the NUT teaching union including a vice presidential election in November.
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Some 150 workers at One Housing Group were set to strike from Wednesday to Friday this week. They are members of the Unite union.
Over 1,000 people attended Edinburgh’s LGBT Pride march and rally last Saturday
Kirklees council workers are set to ballot this week
Royal mail workers in Somerset have voted to strike for better pay and conditions
A police officer giving evidence at the inquest into the death of Smiley Culture said the singer used a kitchen knife to stab himself.
Some 200 firefighters halted mayor Boris Johnson’s question time at City Hall in central London on Wednesday of this week.
Vile abuse aimed at prime minister Julia Gillard reflects a deeper sexism in society that politicians are not challenging, writes Amy Thomas
A mass meeting of workers at Greek state broadcaster ERT voted to continue working in occupation on Tuesday of this week.
The ERT workers have been bombarded with messages of support from media organisations around the world.
The occupation of Gezi Park has, for the moment, come to an end.
Millions of Iranians who yearn for justice and peace celebrated the spectacular victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential election.
Western intervention is a danger to the struggle against dictatorship, says Judith Orr
The US government wants to score a win in its regional cold war against Iran. The revolutionary struggle for emancipation in Syria would become the collateral damage.
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil on Monday of this week, in protest at bus and subway fare hikes.
Thousands of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Argenteuil near Paris on Friday of last week. They were enraged and upset after a series of racist attacks against Muslim women.
Greece’s government was on the verge of collapse as Socialist Worker went to press, writes Panos Garganas
Capitalism means misery for billions - but if we organise we have the power to overthrow it, says Sadie Robinson
A protest that originally set out to save an Istanbul park spread into a movement against the Turkish government. Carol Williams spoke to activists in Taksim Square, in the days before the police destroyed their occupation while Ken Olende looks at the issues raised by the protest
Joss Whedon’s new film Much Ado About Nothing shows that Shakespeare could be not only subtle and dramatic but funny too, says Sally Campbell
The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, east London, has won this year’s £100,000 Art Fund prize Museum of the Year.
These photographs reflect many different experiences of migration in and out of Britain.
Sister Margaret, played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, is pastor of a Harlem church. She confidently leads her family and congregation.
This Italian film is a fictionalised account of the midnight police attack on activists sleeping in Diaz school in Genoa during the 2001 anti-G8 protests.
The government is bringing constant pain to working class people. The number of people in absolute poverty in Britain rose by nearly a million in just one year. Some 300,000 of these were children.
There will be no return to a properly funded, comprehensive education system under a Labour government.
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Hearty congratulations are in order this week to Sir Brendan Barber, whose lifetime of “services to employment relations” has finally been recognised by the queen.
The Tories say falling unemployment shows that the crisis isn’t so bad. But unprecedented attacks on pay tell a different story, writes Annette Mackin
Bosses have pushed workers to accept pay cuts by claiming this will keep them in work—and union officials have sometimes accepted this blackmail.
Unemployment in Britain fell by 5,000 in the three months to April this year according to official figures.
The number of women out of work rose by 7,000 to 1.09 million in the three months to April.
As wages are being slashed and austerity forced upon the poorest, the rich are getting richer.