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Mass protests in Egypt last Sunday were the beginning of a second revolution, writes Sameh Naguib of the Revolutionary Socialists, Cairo
The jury in the inquest into the death of reggae singer Smiley Culture, real name David Emmanuel, has retired to consider its verdict.
Striking care workers in the Unison union in Rochdale held a march and rally last Saturday to protest against pay cuts and slashed terms and conditions.
Support workers at One Housing in London have postponed a planned three-day strike for three weeks.
Workers at the Molson Coors brewery in Burton-on-Trent have voted to reject a new offer from bosses.
Workers in the Unite union at Portsmouth International Port have voted unanimously for action short of a strike.
The National Union of Journalists is set to consult members at the BBC over a revised offer on pay, redundancy, consultation and anti-social hours payments.
Workers who maintain social housing in Leeds are being balloted for industrial action.
Refuse workers in Bromley and Croydon, south east London, have put their strike “on hold” for talks at the Acas conciliation service.
Thousands of people attended London Pride last Saturday.
More than 250 delegates from 29 unions gathered for the TUC’s annual LGBT conference.
Tory chancellor's latest round of benefit cuts attacks the poorest in society, writes Simon Basketter
The Tories are trying to split up the health service and privatise it.
Jobcentre workers have spoken out against the Tories’ new attacks on claimants.
Osborne says we need cuts to deal with Britain’s budget deficit.
The officers who shot Azelle Rodney could now face prosecution after a damning report from the official inquiry into the killing was released today, Friday. Azelle died after he was shot six times in under two seconds by a police officer in 2005. The report says that there was no “lawful” justification for shooting to kill.
Some 170 postal workers in Peterborough have walked out unofficially after a union rep was suspended.
Statement from the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, 6 July 2013
Teachers from two unions struck across the north west of England last week as part of a campaign against government attacks on education. Sadie Robinson reports from Liverpool
Sue Bannister, an NUT member, said workers needed to up the ante against the Tories.
Racists have carried out a wave of attacks on Muslims since the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, reports Annette Mackin
Tory bedroom tax minister Lord Freud was far from welcome in Manchester last week.
The Tories have taken control of a north London school and handed it to a trust made up of profit-making firms—for free.
The judge’s summing up at the inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga was due to start on Tuesday of this week.
The government is ratcheting up pressure on GPs to check the immigration status of patients using the NHS.
A fire engulfing over 50,000 tonnes of recycling material sent a plume of smoke 6,000 feet into the air on Monday of this week.
The cops’ dirty tricks operation against Stephen Lawrence’s family and its supporters was coordinated nationally.
Over 300 people came to the People’s Commission of Inquiry into planned cuts at Lewisham Hospital in south east London last Saturday.
Thousands of workers in 371 Crown Post Offices struck on Saturday of last week. They are members of the CWU union.
Lecturers in the UCU union at Lambeth College in south London were set to strike on Thursday of this week to defend jobs. Up to 97 lecturers and support staff are at risk.
Train Crew workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro were set to begin an indefinite overtime ban and work to rule to defend a sacked colleague.
The cuts announced in the spending review are a serious escalation of the Tories’ war on workers and the welfare state, writes Simon Basketter
Workers at the Adventure International activity centre in Bude, Cornwall, struck on Friday of last week.
Local government workers across Scotland could strike over pay.
Teachers at Copland Community School in Brent, north west London, were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.
Over 300 trade union activists attended the National Shop Stewards Network annual conference in London last Saturday.
Trade unionists in Sussex were set to hold a conference on building the fightback on Saturday of this week.
Tens of thousands of civil service workers in the PCS union staged protests around Britain on Thursday of last week.
Around 200 people turned out for a multicultural event in Harlow, Essex, last Sunday.
We witnessed in Alexandria the largest protests we have seen since Mubarak fell in 11 February 2011—perhaps even bigger than that.
Across Egypt protesters targeted the local headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party.
Sameh Naguib of the Revolutionary Socialists reports from Cairo, where mass celebrations greeted the removal of president Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday evening
Sameh Naguib of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt looks at the historic events of the past few days
Brazil’s rulers hoped that economic growth would increase their political power—yet furious protest has erupted at continuing inequality, writes Dave Sewell
While the “war on terror” drew US attention elsewhere, South American states reinvented the continent’s traditional role as suppliers of natural resources.
Around 100,000 student protesters disrupted the polls at Chile’s primary elections last week.
Medea Benjamin of the anti-war campaign Codepink says the tide is starting to turn for social justice activists
Alex Callinicos says Labour's failure to commit to stopping Tory cuts will only benefit the right
The return of millions to the streets of Egypt on 30 June follows months of rising social protest. Anne Alexander reports on the continuing revolution that is growing in strength well beyond Cairo’s Tahrir Square
Britain’s secret police have a long history of trying to undermine ‘subversives’, writes Simon Basketter
The East shows undercover agents spying on environmental activists but fails to develop anyone’s motives much beyond caricature, says Camilla Royle
Ellen Gallagher’s art references African-American culture over the last hundred years, from minstrels to hip-hop.
Lenny Henry is a revelation as Troy Maxson, a former star of the segregated baseball leagues whose life is blighted by racism.
More than a million Communists and trade unionists were tortured and killed by right wing paramilitaries in Indonesia during the 1960s.
Algerian singer songwriter Souad Massi’s songs of love and loss are mixed with stories of exile and political engagement.
In Egypt, Brazil and Turkey people have taken to the streets in their thousands and their millions to demand social justice.
The Egyptian masses have shown, once again, that they have the power to shake the rich and powerful.
On the filth, the fascists and the fight against austerity
The week's news in their own words
David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.
On the anniversary of the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster, Socialist Worker looks at the union-busting and callous lack of safety that condemned oil workers to death
Workers formed the Oilc union in 1988 in the aftermath of Piper Alpha. The battle to build effective offshore union organisation can be a matter of life and death.