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Tory dreams of dismantling the NHS and replacing it with private healthcare are taking a massive leap forwards.
Locals gathered to stand up to shale gas giant Cuadrilla, reports Dave Sewell
Fracking firms will pay just 30 percent tax on future shale production.
News of the growing crisis in Britain’s A&E units finally found its way into parliament last week.
Health workers and campaigners in east London are angry that Barts Health Trust has launched an attack on Charlotte Monro.
The TUC has thrown its weight behind a demonstration to save the NHS at the Tory party conference on 29 September.
Leeds and Bradford Pathology laboratory staff were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of this week against changes to working patterns.
Bus drivers and other staff at LibertyBus in Jersey have voted overwhelmingly for strikes. They are members of the Unite union.
Bradley Manning, the whistleblower who exposed US war crimes, was due to hear the verdict in his case as Socialist Worker went to press.
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo prison, is being threatened with transfer to Saudi Arabia.
Baggage handlers at Stansted airport could walk out over the August bank holiday weekend.
Fast food workers in seven US cities struck for better pay and the right to join unions on Monday of this week.
Journalists in the NUJ union were being balloted for strikes against job cuts at the Independent as Socialist Worker went to press
More than 40 people attended a very successful Newport Unite Against Fascism meeting on Monday of last week.
The rift and regroupment between union leaders and the Labour Party leadership will rumble on over the summer.
East Midlands Trains is trying to use anti-union laws to stop industrial action by workers in the RMT union.
The Tories’ bedroom tax is pushing people to despair but resistance is growing too, reports Dave Sewell
Workers employed by IT contractors Capita struck against a real terms pay cut at six financial companies around Britain on Friday of last week.
The Guardian newspaper ran an article on the Labour leader of Leeds City Council Keith Wakefield last week. It told a story of how he has stood up for benefit claimants.
Two years after cops killed Mark Duggan, his family is still fighting for answers, reports Annette Mackin
Around 150 workers in the Unite union struck for three days at One Housing Group sites across London last week.
Government IT workers in the PCS union struck for two days last week over plans of employer Hewlett Packard to cut 1,500 jobs.
PCS members working for Equiniti on NHS Pensions administration struck on Monday of this week.
Judges and magistrates were directed to ignore sentencing guidelines for those accused of involvement in the riots of the summer of 2011.
Hundreds of anti-racists rallied and marched in central London last Saturday in protest against racism and injustice.
Some 50 PCS union members at the Department for Communities and Local Government held a lunchtime protest on Thursday of last week.
Some 200 anti-fascists easily outnumbered Nazi group the English Volunteer Force (EVF) in Croydon, south London, last Saturday.
Cleaners struck for 24 hours on East Coast trains on Friday of last week, demanding better pay and conditions.
What sort of action is needed to defend postal workers from management and government attacks?
Private investigators were able to delete information from police databases, according to the uncensored version of a police report into illegal trade in personal information.
Workers whose bosses sack them unfairly, discriminate against them or withhold their wages will now have to pay up to £1,200 to challenge them in court.
Tory education secretary Michael Gove has appointed a former economist for Goldman Sachs as an advisor to his department.
Right wing newspapers made much of a survey on attitudes to teachers’ pay last week.
Over 300 protesters with banners rallied against proposals to close inpatient beds in the Torrington Cottage Hospital last Saturday.
An elated crowd rallied outside Lewisham Hospital in south east London this evening, Wednesday, to celebrate a court victory against the Tories.
Some 500 postal reps in the CWU union voted unanimously today, Thursday, to hold a national strike ballot over privatisation and pensions.
Health workers in Leeds and Bradford began a two-day strike today, Thursday, over cost-cutting and changes to their work patterns. The walkout follows a one-day strike last month.
Jaouhar Bani and Anne Alexander look at what lies behind the new wave of revolt sweeping Tunisia
Supporters of the army are controlling the streets in Egypt. But if the military fails to meet people’s hopes the revolt could turn on them, writes Judith Orr
Sometimes the witlessness of the Guardian surpasses all understanding. Last Saturday it carried an article explaining why, after the Office for National Statistics announced that Britain’s economy grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter of 2013, “The future looks bright for Osborne”.
The government’s attack on legal aid is an attempt to tip the scales of justice further towards the rich and powerful. Annette Mackin spoke to campaigners and lawyers about the likely effects and what must be done
Campaigning lawyer Gareth Peirce spoke to Socialist Worker about the cuts to legal aid and the impact it will have on working class people challenging the state.
Arthur Critchlow, a striking miner arrested at Orgreave coking plant during the Miners' Strike, explained how crucial legal aid was for strikers:
As the Tories call for censorship, Amy Leather looks at a global porn industry that takes the humanity out of sex—and reflects and reinforces the oppression of women
The Tate Modern’s exhibition of Sudanese painter Ibrahim El-Salahi helps see past the eurocentric bias of the art establishment, says?Noel Halifax
Today Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire is a National Trust property open to visitors.
This revival of Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder is out and it’s in 3D.
The largest free festival in Europe is set to take place in north east England this weekend.
The Tories love nothing more than to stir up racism and scapegoat immigrants.
The government likes to tell us that nurses don’t care about their patients. This is how it tries and explain away every problem in the NHS.
Keith Fry was one of those comrades on which all revolutionary organisations utterly depend.
Royal hypocrisy, Labour cowardice and a victory against Atos
Our pick of the week's quotes
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, wanted to bring the debt merchants into the temple. But it turned out they were already there.
New figures reveal the year’s toll of deaths during and after police custody—painting a grisly picture of lives needlessly cut short, says Simon Basketter
Excited delirium is a diagnosis used by coroners to explain ten restraint-related deaths that occurred in police custody in England and Wales since the late 1990s.