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David Cameron wants Britain to join Western bombing raids but that will only bring more bloodshed.
Guards on London Overground trains struck for two days over the bank holiday weekend, against plans to sack them all.
Hospital workers and NHS campaigners are gearing up to defend jobs and services at east London’s massive Barts Health Trust.
Some 4,000 Crown Post Office (CPO) workers struck for two days over the bank holiday weekend last week against office closures, job cuts and pay freezes.
Some 500 postal workers could be on strike in Plymouth, south Devon next month. Across the six offices in the city average turnout in an industrial action ballot was 70 percent, with 85 percent voting to strike.
Over 100 care workers at Future Directions in Rochdale are set to begin a five day strike on Thursday of this week.
Post workers struck for one day at Coventry North delivery office on Tuesday of this week.
A mass meeting of postal workers and union officials was set to be held outside the Weston-Super-Mare mail centre on Thursday 29 August.
A campaign to save Wigmore Library in Luton, has collected an astonishing 10,000 signatures.
Sixty nine GMB union members employed by cleaning contractor OCS are set to strike on Tuesday 27 August as Socialist Worker goes to press.
Activists in the Unite union protested at the Uniserve depot outside the port of Tilbury, Essex, on Thursday of last week.
Former Gurkha soldiers who are employed to train army recruits are set to strike for four days over job losses and zero-hour contracts.
Hundreds of people continue to protest against Cuadrilla Resources’ drilling operation in Balcombe, West Sussex.
Western powers are using the horrific gas attack on Damascus suburb of East Ghouta as an excuse for military intervention in Syria
Firefighters could strike across Britain against Tory attacks on their pensions.
Workers at Stirling council in central Scotland struck against a 4.5 percent pay cut on Monday of this week.
The Revolutionary Left Current in Syria issued a statement after the East Ghouta massacre. This is an edited extract.
Marcia Rigg, family, and supporters at a vigil for her brother, Sean Rigg, on Wednesday of last week outside Brixton police station in south London, he died in custody here in 2008
Special police officers who call themselves “super recognisers” were deployed to trawl the crowds at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival.
The mother of Jordan Begley, who died after he was tasered by police in Manchester, said last week that she believes the officers thought they were dealing with someone else.
The mainstream press focus around recent exam results doesn't consider the impact of government cuts to education funding and the deregulation of schools through Academies and Free schools argues Sara Tomlinson
Arsonists tried to burn down Harlow Mosque, and their plans don’t end there. That’s why we must march against the racists in London, says Annette Mackin
Racists from the English Defence League (EDL) failed to disrupt the Goals for Gaza charity events held in Bolton and Luton last Monday.
Charities slam benefit tests | LGBT people face bigotry at work | Child poverty worse than 1960s
People are being hauled into court over the bedroom tax—but there’s resistance.
Tenants affected by the bedroom tax and their supporters slept out in more than 50 towns and cities on Saturday of last week. They were highlighting the threat of people losing their homes.
The amount of housing benefit paid to private landlords is set to go up £1.5 billion in the next year, thanks to rising rents and the bedroom tax.
Councils are now policing tenant's lifestyles to see if their "worthy" of help when in bedroom tax arrears
The US army whistleblower who leaked over 250,000 documents to Wikileaks has been sentenced to 35 years in jail.
Up to 100,000 people joined the March on Washington on Saturday of last week to mark 50 years since Martin Luther King gave his “I have a dream” speech
The growing crisis at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan is at its most dangerous point since the reactor cores melted down in 2011.
Oil bosses ground Super Puma helicopters after latest crash kills four workers, reports Sarah Ensor
Workers at the Hovis bakery in Wigan are on strike against the imposition of zero hour contracts. The Bfawu bakers’ union members walked out today, Wednesday, on the first of three planned week-long strikes.
Up to 1,000 people blocked Whitehall and stopped traffic in central London yesterday evening, Wednesday, against David Cameron’s threat to bomb Syria.
Firefighters have voted resoundingly to strike over Tory attacks on their pensions.
David Cameron's humiliating defeat in yesterday's parliamentary vote on bombing Syria was the result of a decade of anti-war struggle
Campaigners in Viewpark, Uddingston, scored a massive victory against the bedroom tax yesterday, forcing North Lanarkshire council to back off from threats to evict tenants.
Up to 5,000 people marched through central London today, Saturday, on a demonstration to oppose military intervention in Syria. Another 300 joined a demonstration in Glasgow
The hated former dictator Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, though he will remain under house arrest and faces charges of corruption and killing protesters. The Revolutionary Socialists held a demonstration.
The crisis in Greece was back at the centre of European politics last week—just as workers began a new round of mass strikes.
Anti-Nazis resist attacks on Roma in Czech Republic | Car workers hit production in South Africa | Nigerian health workers strike | Farmers fight back in Colombia
Protests in Tunis confront the government over its inability to challenge neoliberalism, writes Jaouhar Bani
Statement by Revolutionary Socialists (Egypt), Revolutionary Left Current (Syria), Union of Communists (Iraq), Al-Mounadil-a (Morocco), Socialist Forum (Lebanon), League of the Workers' Left (Tunisia)
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos
Fifty years ago this week hundreds of thousands of Civil Rights activists marched through Washington in a demonstration that climaxed with Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Socialist Worker looks at the protest and its impact
Striking workers and the French Resistance rose up to free Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944—before allied troops arrived, author Matthew Cobb tells Sarah Ensor
Acclaimed novelist David Peace tells Pete Dwyer why he has brought the story of football manager Bill Shankly to life in his new book, Red or Dead
Recent debates about the effects of pornography say little about the experience of performers. This harrowing film could change that.
Jazz and hip hop fans in Birmingham are in for a treat. Mercury Music Prize nominee and two-time Mobo award winner Soweto Kinch is taking to the stage with The Legend of Mike Smith.
A small town finds itself completely isolated by the appearance of a mysterious dome in this new series, adapted from a recent Stephen King novel.
Ever since the first day of this revolutionary upsurge the Western imperialists have been regrouping so they can get back in control of the region. Declaring plans to attack Syria is the latest and most dangerous threat.
The richest people in Britain represented by Cameron’s cabinet of millionaires are attacking the very poorest and vulnerable.
Palestine, power in the workplace, stop-and-search and revolting postal workers
The week's news in their own words
Tony Blair's efforts to become even richer, and set up a political dynasty. Jack Straw's son and his dodgy support. Dodgy royal goings on.
Criminalising those who reveal state secrets comes naturally to the security services—because the state sees us all as enemies, says Raymie Kiernan