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New insult to Stephen Lawrence's family
Global stock markets plummeted on Thursday of last week, as the US Federal Reserve revealed plans to scale back its programme of printing money.
Heads of state from eight of the world’s biggest economies met at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland last week.
The Tory chancellor is set to slash more jobs and services to make the rich richer, writes Simon Basketter
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has shamefully declared that he won’t reverse any of the cuts George Osborne was due to announce this week.
Councils face going bust across Britain following government funding cuts, MPs have warned.
Teachers were set to strike across the north west of England on Thursday of this week against an assault on their pay, pensions and conditions.
Michael Gove went for teachers over conditions of work last week.
Workers at Menzies World Cargo in Heathrow airport have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a two year pay freeze. They are members of the Unite union working in cargo and airside trucking.
The Unite union called off a planned strike of Yorkshire Ambulance workers on Saturday of last week for talks with bosses at the Acas conciliation service.
Thirteen kiln workers in the Unite and GMB unions returned to work at Hanson Brick in Whittlesea, near Peterborough, this week.
Around 240 workers struck for better wages at eight RAF bases on Thursday of last week. They are members of the Unite and GMB unions employed by ISS to provide food and cleaning services.
Around 50 workers at VIP Polymers in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire were set to strike on Wednesday of this week. They are members of the GMB union who make rubber seals.
Rail union RMT was holding its annual general meeting in Brighton as Socialist Worker went to press
Lecturers in the UCU union struck at Kirklees College in Huddersfield and in Dewsbury on Thursday of this week.
UCU union members at the University of Liverpool have voted unanimously to ballot for strikes.
Tory education secretary Michael Gove seems to have made a major retreat in his attempts to rewrite the school history curriculum.
Deep anger at austerity and the need for an alternative dominated the annual conference of the Unison union last week.
Ballot papers for strikes went out to 7,000 Unison union members in Kirklees Council last week.
The GMB union could call strikes in several Sheffield schools over threats to sack support workers. The council issued 58 redundancy notices at 19 schools, and wants to downgrade staff at seven more.
Crown Post Office workers are feeling confident after striking for a sixth time last week.
Refuse workers in two south east London councils are set to walk out from Tuesday to Thursday of next week for better pay.
Cityclean Refuse workers in the GMB union have suspended strikes for 28 days to ballot on a new offer.
Around 150 support workers struck for three days at One Housing Group sites across London last week against severe cuts to their wages.
Around 670 construction workers downed tools unofficially at Runcorn Thermal Power Station on Friday of last week.
Pay, pensions and privatisation could form the basis for a national strike in Royal Mail, according to CWU union activists.
The CWU union has withdrawn a strike ballot after reaching a deal over plans to outsource Telefonica O2 to Capita.
Some 200 people turned up at Barnsley Magistrates Court last week after being summonsed for not paying council tax.
Civil service workers in the PCS union are set to protest in workplaces around Britain on Thursday of this week. This will take the form of lunchtime rallies and tours of different workplaces.
Tory benefit cuts minister Lord Freud threw down a gauntlet to council leaders last week.
Tenants in Manchester are demanding the right to speak at the Chartered Institute of Housing in the city this week.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden was on the run as Socialist Worker went to press.
Nuclear waste costs explode | £3,000 deposit to enter Britain | No review for Duggan family | Protester faces deportation
A homemade bomb went off outside the Aisha Mosque and Islamic Centre in Walsall in the West Midlands on Friday of last week.
A new report accuses Care Quality Commission (CQC) bosses of covering up a critical report into patient care at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria.
Chants of “Get Gove out!” rang through central London as more than 1,000 teachers marched yesterday, Wednesday.
Racists broke in and vandalised a mosque in Redditch, Worcestershire, in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday.
Teachers across the north west of England are on strike to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.
Tens of thousands of civil service workers in the PCS union have been protesting against austerity around the country today, Thursday.
Anti-fascists preparing to march in London against the racist English Defence League (EDL) have announced a new route.
The planned march of the racist English Defence League (EDL) in London yesterday, (Saturday) failed spectacularly when they were vastly outnumbered by anti-fascists.
Mass protests forced major concessions from Brazil’s government last week.
The coalition government in Greece split last week in the face of workers’ resistance.
Thousands of protesters gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square last Saturday, carrying carnations to commemorate people who died during recent protests.
Nelson Mandela was critically ill in hospital as Socialist Worker went to press.
Some 15 million Egyptians have signed a petition calling on Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Mursi to stand down and call elections.
Syria’s bloody conflict is destabilising the region as Bashar al-Assad’s regime fights to hold onto power against what began as a popular revolution.
Over 10,000 people marched against fascism in Paris last Sunday.
A general strike against austerity looked set to shut down Portugal on Thursday of this week.
A day of mass protests in Egypt could be the third wave of a revolution that has already brought down a dictator and a military junta and is now taking on the Muslim Brotherhood government, argues the Revolutionary Socialist organisation
The West has finally admitted it lost the war in Afghanistan. A coalition led by the world’s greatest superpower is scuttling out of the country. To do so it agreed to talks with the Taliban—the enemy the warmongers said they went in to defeat.
Laura Miles argues that LGBT people fighting bigotry must stand with all those facing Islamophobia
Dave Sewell argues that global warming is behind extreme weather trends, but it can be stopped
Socialist Worker looks at how fascism developed as a separate political current—and the strategies and tactics that the left has used to challenge and defeat it in the past
The rise of fascism in Italy and Germany could have been averted—but only if the left understood the nature of its enemy.
Socialist Worker spoke to people about how they want to fight austerity
These poems are personal and beautiful. Some are painful to read—including Atta’s experience of racism and homophobia.
The new Superman film has already made millions, but it took his creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster decades to get paid
Chagall’s paintings powerfully combine new and traditional artistic techniques, as Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition shows
Ten more years of austerity, cuts and mass poverty is all the Tories and Labour can promise. Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce his latest assault this week.
Revelations that the police spied on the family of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence to try and smear them will appal most people.
The hateful bedroom tax, The Greens, nature nurture and a sexist number one
In their own words
Notorious security firm G4S could soon be brought into every home in Britain, thanks to a new government mega-contract.
Thousands of firefighters’ jobs have gone since the Tories took office and the latest round of cuts is the most dangerous yet, says Simon Basketter
Some 200 firefighters halted London mayor Boris Johnson’s question time event last week.