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As Cameron's Tories launch another assault on benefit claimants we need more protests like last Sunday in Manchester and national strikes to get rid of them.
Pictures from Sheffield, Norwich, Wakefield and Birmingham
Over 400 lawyers came together this week in London to organise action against the government’s latest attack on legal aid.
More than 20 people joined the picket line outside George Monoux College in Walthamstow, east London, on Thursday morning. Teachers in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) came out on a one day strike against the sacking of a health and safety rep.
Postal workers walked out over the last week to save post offices and defend workers in Burnley, Stanmore and Oxford
Workers at Grangemouth oil refinery have voted by more than 80 percent in favour of strikes against the victimisation of union rep Stephen Deans.
The PCS union’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) executive is recommending strikes to stop privatisation plans.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is calling on its supporters to mobilise on Saturday 12 October in both Liverpool and Bradford.
Council workers in South Gloucestershire took part in a solid and defiant strike last Saturday.
The RMT union held protests last Saturday over City Link’s attempt to slash wages with new contracts.
A planned strike by London Underground Victoria Line drivers on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week over compulsory overtime was suspended for negotiations.
Network Rail last week announced plans to cut payroll cost for all management grades by 15 percent.
Up to 15,000 health workers and campaigners marched against Tory cuts at Stafford Hospital last Saturday (pictured, right).
Care workers at Future Directions in Rochdale are continuing a ten-day strike until Saturday of this week to defend their pay, terms and conditions.
NUT union members at George Monoux college in east London were set to strike on Thursday of this week.
Workers in universities across Britain are balloting for strikes over pay.
An occupation at Wallsend Memorial Hall and People’s Centre (The Mem) in North Tyneside by workers, volunteers and users is continuing.
Metal workers at King & Fowler in Liverpool have won their first pay rise in five years after a series of one-day strikes.
The UK Uncut group plans roadblock protests across Britain on Saturday of this week.
Workers at Network Warrington buses struck on Sunday of last week in a continuing dispute over wages.
A national strike by firefighters last week won huge support—and showed that workers want to take on the Tories, writes Sadie Robinson
Inquest hears from Mark’s mother and officer who ran gun unit that shot him, reports Simon Basketter
New international report from top climate scientists weakens climate sceptics' arguments
This month long series of lectures brings together activists, academics and historians to talk about anti-racism and black history.
The Sudanese dictatorship has been shaken by the biggest protests since it took power 24 years ago.
Revolutionaries in Egypt have set up a new organisation in response to the imposition of a government controlled by the military.
The US state had to shut down non-essential services on Tuesday as Congress failed to agree the new budget at the start of the financial year.
Tens of thousands of teachers struck on Tuesday of this week. The walkouts by NUT and NASUWT union members shut schools across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Eastern regions of England.
Nine former employees of A4e have been charged with 60 offences including fraud.
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay, is to sue British intelligence.
South African platinum miners at Amplats mines around Rustenburg came out on strike on Friday of last week against 3,300 planned redundancies.
More than 200,000 textile workers across Bangladesh protested for higher wages last week, forcing hundreds of factories to close.
Plans trailed at the Tories’ annual get together show we have to step up the fight
The arrest of Nazi leaders is an opportunity the left can use to its advantage, says Panos Garganas
Andy Zebrowski says workers’ opposition to austerity is growing in strength as the economic crisis puts rulers in trouble
A few weeks ago the US looked poised to launch a military attack on Syria. Now a deal on Syrian chemical weapons appears to be sealed—and a historic thaw in relations with Iran has been thrown in for good measure.
A conspiracy could be as subtle as a “nod or a wink”. So said the judge in the 1973 trial that saw six workers jailed for their part in the builders’ strike of the year before. There was indeed a conspiracy going on—but in the corridors of Whitehall.
The Black Panthers didn’t stop at fighting racism. Ken Olende looks at their evolving line on sexism, homophobia and class
A Royal Academy exhibition is a rare opportunity to see leading Australian artists, but it wastes the chance to explore Aboriginal art, says John Baker
The Pride contrasts the lives of middle class gay men in 1958 to today.
When Edinburgh detective Bruce Robertson is chosen to help solve a brutal murder, he has other things on his mind.
This gig aims to raise awareness and funds for ex-miners and others campaigning against the cover-up of police violence against pickets at Orgreave in 1984. The line up includes Thee Faction, Quiet Loner and local socialist band The Hurriers.
This alternative history tells the story of resistance fighters in Nazi-ruled Britain against a puppet regime led by Lord Beaverbrook, Oswald Mosley and Enoch Powell.
Labour may be making some good noises as the party conference season ends but we can't wait until the next general election to fight austerity
Workers at the sharp end of the Tory attacks need the union leaders to lead a fight that can offer the real chance of winning.
Ed Miliband announced that he will secure affordable energy for Britain’s households. This has caused an uproar from the rich companies who currently sell it to us at rip-off prices.
‘Essentially the argument Karl Marx made in Das Kapital’
Margaret Thatcher is as helpful to business in death as she was in life.
As students return to universities and colleges, Raymie Kiernan looks at how the Tories’ austerity is affecting them—and the continuing battles against it