Dated: 22 Oct 2013
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The Tories’ new deal for a consortium of giant companies to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is one we’ll pay for dearly—three times.
Tens of thousands of teachers struck on Thursday of last week. The action shut schools in London, the North East, South East and South West of England.
Teachers won support for their strike from across Britain and the world.
Bosses at Scotland’s biggest oil refinery are holding nearly 1,400 workers and the Scottish government to ransom.
Ineos has threatened to close Grangemouth if it doesn’t get its own way.
More than 500 activists from struggles across the workers’ movement came to the Unite the Resistance conference last Saturday to debate the way forward, reports?Sarah Ensor
The Unite the Resistance conference was also a chance to debate strategy in some of the key national disputes.
The Scottish Anti Bedroom Tax Federation lobbied the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Perth last Saturday.
Baggage handlers and check-in staff for Swissport have voted overwhelmingly for strikes over pay at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester airports.
Workers on Network Warrington buses were set to walk out on Wednesday of this week in a continuing dispute over pay.
The Unite union’s health sector committee voted last week for strikes to defend the NHS, and health workers’ pay and conditions.
The Unite union, along with John Lister, Polly Toynbee and health campaigners, has initiated a series of five “People’s inquiries for London’s NHS”.
The future of Bridlington Hospital in east Yorkshire is under threat.
A key witness to the police shooting of Mark Duggan told the inquest into his death that she saw an officer move a gun after Mark died.
Up to 70 people attended a Love Music Hate Racism gig in Harlow, Essex, on Saturday of last week.
Disability activists protested at London’s Royal Courts of Justice on Monday of this week.
The fifteenth annual United Friends and Family campaign procession and rally was set to take place in central London on Saturday of this week.
Firefighters are furious after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called off a planned five-hour strike to defend pensions last week.
Council workers in South Gloucestershire called off a planned strike last week after management made them an offer.
Young mothers facing eviction from a mother and baby unit have been told they will get no rehousing help from Newham council until bailiffs arrive to evict them.
Construction workers were set to protest at the Ferrybridge waste into fuel power plant in West Yorkshire on Wednesday of this week.
pcs union members in the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) department and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were set to strike for a day on Friday of this week.
Activists plan to protest at parliament over changes to young children’s education.
‘If a vehicle is unavailable then clearly that’s not ideal’
Workers in the UCU, Unison and Unite unions in universities are set to strike over pay on Thursday 31 October.
Probation officers in the Napo union have voted overwhelming to strike over Tory plans to privatise their service.
Postal workers have voted to strike by 78 percent on a 63 percent turnout in defence of their jobs, pay and conditions.
The Tories’ new Immigration Bill returned to Parliament for a second reading on Tuesday of this week.
Southwark council summonsed more than 5,000 poor households to Camberwell Magistrates Court on Friday of last week because of council tax arrears.
Unqualified head teachers at two free schools have resigned this month.
A man has been convicted of the racist murder of 82 year old grandfather Mohammed Saleem and a number of mosque bombings.
The attacks on workers at Scotland's Grangemouth oil refinery are a threat to all workers.
Socialist film maker Rehad Desai has uncovered previously unseen news footage of the beginning of the Marikana massacre in South Africa in August 2012.
Around 250 cleaners working for Mitie on First Great Western trains struck today, Friday, for the second time to win £8.55 an hour.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced today, Friday, two further strike dates for firefighters in England and Wales.
Teaching unions have retreated from plans to call a national one-day strike before Christmas. The news will be a bitter blow to teachers across Britain who want to see a serious fight that can beat Tory education secretary Michael Gove.
Protests over deportations have challenged the French government’s racist agenda, says Dave Sewell
The Nigerian military has killed over 950 people in custody this year as part of its “war on terror” against Islamist group Boko Haram.
Eight eastern European countries joined the EU in 2004—the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
A decade ago the then-chair of the Tory party Theresa May said the Tories needed to lose their image as the “nasty party”.
The deal between Ineos bosses and the Unite union at Grangemouth petrochemical plant is nothing to celebrate.
The British business delegation to China headed by George Osborne and Boris Johnson was more interesting than these things usually are. Chinese people still have bitter memories of imperial arrogance during the colonial era. So, if they noticed the visit at all, they must have been amused by Britain hustling for Chinese custom.
The government blames migrants for most of society’s ills, saying they come to use the health service or undercut wages. Raymie Kiernan spoke to four people who have come to Britain to find out the real reasons why they live and work here
Anandi Ramamurthy's new book Black Star rightly celebrates the hidden history of Asian Youth Movements that defied racism in the 1970s - but they faced real challenges too, argues Yuri Prasad
The Trinidadian Marxist CLR James broke new ground in the study of racism and revolutions, says Christian Hogsbjerg
Captain Phillips, a tale of kidnapping on the high seas, promotes its empathy for desperate Somalis—but Dave Sewell says it turns the real villains into heroes
Man of Hope is the conclusion of Andrzej Wajda’s trilogy about Poland under the rule of the Communist Party.
Aquatopia | Manchester Science Festival
The photo of a face of a young blonde girl with a Roma man and woman who are accused of abducting her has dominated the media.
Revelations about food waste in Britain have sparked new attacks on ordinary people.
Comrades will be sad to learn of the death of Frank O’Donnell from cancer. Frank joined the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in Edinburgh in the early 80s.
Surviving on benefits in Birmingham, remembering a great day against the fascists in Welling, and turning up the heat on estate agents
The forgetful Foreign Office has just admitted to the existence of a hitherto secret archive of 1.2 million files recording how Britain ran its empire.
A new report into mental health services shows that cuts, shortages and short-term thinking is only making them worse, writes Simon Basketter