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Ordinary people in Egypt have shown their power—but the army wants to stifle it, writes Judith Orr
The police officer who shot Azelle Rodney could face prosecution after a damning report from the official inquiry into the killing was released last week.
The NUT teaching union was set to meet on Thursday of this week and confirm dates for a series of strikes to defend pay, pensions and conditions.
The government’s new primary school curriculum can only put children off learning.
Lecturers in the UCU union were set to strike at Lambeth College, south London, on Thursday of this week.
Around 40 workers at Crown Speciality Packaging in Bootle, Merseyside, struck on Friday of last week after the company dropped an agreed pay rise.
Residents of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, held a protest last Saturday, against a demonstration by the far right North West Infidels and Casuals United.
Remploy Workers and supporters occupied the firm’s London headquarters last week.
Around 50 refuse collection workers struck in West Wiltshire on Monday of this week.
Manufacturing workers at Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire and Scotland are to be balloted for strikes against a below inflation 2 percent pay offer.
Thousands of workers could be set to strike at Jaguar Land Rover.
An inquest jury’s verdict is a major breakthrough in getting justice for Jimmy Mubenga, who died during a forced deportation, reports Ken Olende
The inquest jury into the death of Smiley Culture, real name David Emmanuel, found that the singer died from a “self inflicted stab wound to the chest”.
A report has described life for many children in care homes in Wales across three decades as “little short of a living nightmare”.
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, struck for the second time in a week last Saturday.
One housing worker and one bailiff were shot on Wednesday of last week, by a tenant they were trying to evict in Brixton, south London.
Viewpark Against the Bedroom Tax held a 4 July barbecue in the front garden of North Lanarkshire Council offices.
Camden Council in central London has agreed to a public inquiry into Harmoni’s GP Out of Hours (OOH) service and how they were awarded their contract.
The Defend Whittington Hospital Campaign (DWHC) scored a major victory as NHS bosses were forced to tear up plans to make cuts.
Tory business secretary Michael Fallon will this week announce the most devastating Royal Mail privatisation plans in decades.
Protesters celebrated the 65th birthday of the NHS last Friday. Some 700 hundred protested in York. Caroline Ridgway reports that over 300 marched to celebrate the 65th birthday of Trafford General Hospital—the birthplace of the NHS.
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A bruising week of confrontations, accusations, attacks and withdrawals has exposed the Labour Party’s love-hate relationship with the big trade unions, writes Simon Basketter
We should defend the right of unions to fund political parties. But if Labour wants to get workers’ money it should do something to deserve it, writes Simon Basketter
The unions formed the Labour Party and they should own it, says Jerry Hicks
The Marxism 2013 festival opened with a rally of more than 900 people today, Thursday. The Logan Hall in central London was full to capacity. The festival will continue with hundreds of meetings and debates until Monday.
European rulers continue to target the poor as they try to escape the eurozone crisis, writes Dave Sewell
The US is refusing to stop the force-feeding of 45 Guantanamo detainees through the annual Muslim fast of Ramadan. The men are among 106 detainees who are on hunger strike in protest at being held in the prison for years without trial.
I speak in a personal capacity, not on behalf of the unions, because whenever there is a split in society, there’s one within the unions says Fatma Ramadan
Revolutionary Socialist Sameh Naguib reported from Cairo the day after protests forced out president Mohamed Mursi
Huge protests have forced the unions into action—creating new opportunities and challenges, says Sean Purdy
Statement from the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists, 9 July 2013
Revolutionary socialist Gigi Ibrahim writes how activists are fighting back against attacks on women
As the Tories push more of the health service into the private sector Sarah Ensor spoke to people who remember the grim reality of privatised healthcare before the NHS was set up 65 years ago this month
The nhs is about to be hit by a new wave of privatisation.
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government in the 1980s took away hospital management from consultant doctors. They were replaced by chief executives, who were often accountants.
The Revolutionary Socialists sprung from underground to play a leading role in Egypt’s revolt. Sameh Naguib explains how they built a party to shape the struggle
Revolutionaries try to organise the vanguard—the most advanced sections of the movement who can take a lead in the struggle writes revolutionary socialist Sameh Naguib
The Mexican Revolution in 1910 sparked an explosion of artistic creativity, writes Alex Smith
Fighting Fit tells an engaging tale of the lives socialists lead as they're busy making history, says Saoirse Mcdermott-Cox
This radio documentary presented by actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, is about the life and career of 19th century black actor Ira Aldridge
This documentary is about the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot
A 17 million-strong revolt from below brought down a second president in Egypt last week. It shows what is possible at the height of mass struggles.
There was no lawful reason for a police officer to gun down Azelle Rodney in north London in 2005, an inquiry has concluded.
Syria, capitalism and crime, Workfare barons
It’s the 21st century and women are still oppressed. For all the talk of equality, we still haven’t achieved it. Women in Britain are still paid, on average, less than men. Women still do more housework and childcare. And women are far more likely to suffer domestic abuse and violence.
The week's news in their own words
MPs were set to trouser an extra £10,000 of a pay rise on Thursday of this week.
The killing of soldier Lee Rigby sparked a wave of anti-Muslim attacks. But politicians and pundits created the climate for them, writes Annette Mackin
Fascists have launched a series of attacks on trade unionists in Leeds over the last 20 or so years.
Tell Mama, The Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks group, has recorded 540 Islamophobic incidents since March this year.