Dated: 29 Oct 2013
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Workers at Grangemouth petrochemical plant and oil refinery in Scotland have had their pensions wrecked, their pay frozen, and their union rights undermined by a rotten deal.
A police firearms officer told the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan that he did not see Mark throw a weapon police allege he was carrying.
The People’s Assembly is calling for a day of protest in every town and city in Britain on Tuesday of next week.
The scare about ‘child-snatching’ Roma people was based on nothing but racism, says Sadie Robinson
The Daily Mirror ran a disgraceful story claiming that gypsies see blonde children as a “prize catch”.
Council housing in Southwark, south London, “is not in as good a condition as everyone wants it to be”.
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks began their Old Bailey phone hacking trial this week.
Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt has lost his appeal against a High Court decision to halt closures at Lewisham Hospital in south London this week.
There were angry chants of “No justice, no peace” as the United Friends and Family campaign marched on Downing Street in London last Saturday.
Hundreds of members of the civil service workers’ PCS union struck on Friday of last week.
Around 700 people attended the Feminism in London conference last Saturday.
Some 1,000 Pupil Support Assistants (PSAs) in Glasgow were set to strike against imposed changes to their job remit on Thursday of this week.
A sacked health and safety rep at George Monoux College in north London has won an appeal against the sacking.
The first national postal strike in four years was set to take place on Monday of next week.
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out twice this week after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced further strike dates.
The need to fight injustice ran through the Defend the Right to Protest conference in London last Sunday.
Over 150 pickets converged on Ferrybridge power station in west Yorkshire last week to protest against an attack on national terms and conditions by local construction bosses.
Ealing traffic wardens called off a one day strike on Tuesday of this week after their employers NSL made an improved offer to settle.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently confirmed it holds documents relating to another blacklist in the construction industry.
The national walkout involves the UCU, Unite and Unison unions. It’s the first action in a campaign to win decent pay after bosses offered a below-inflation 1 percent deal.
Campaigners marched through Manchester banging pots and pans last Saturday to highlight the growth of food poverty in Britain.
Train drivers on the TransPennine Express in the Aslef union are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
Over 500 train drivers working for CrossCountry voted by 81 percent for strikes last month over rest days.
Bus workers at Network Warrington have called a three day strike against a pay freeze on 13-15 November.
The 120 UPS parcel delivery drivers and loaders at Camden depot in central London are balloting for strikes over forced overtime, unreasonable workloads and alleged bullying.
Hundreds of protesters marched through London’s Chinatown on Tuesday of last week against immigration raids.
Probation officers in the Napo union were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
The government is changing the rules to make it harder for disabled people to appeal when it takes away their benefits.
The Grangemouth ‘survival plan’ is a disaster for the workers and their Unite union, writes Dave Sewell
Sussex University students have gone into occupation this afternoon, Wednesday, in support of a national university staff strike tomorrow over pay.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) announced today, Wednesday, that it has called off Monday’s planned national strike of post workers.
Workers in UCU, Unite and Unison walked out today, Thursday, over paltry pay deal. Students and workers join picket lines and hold occupations in support.
Pictures from today's higher education strike around the country
Firefighters in England and Wales walked out of work on one of the busiest nights of the year in the run up to bonfire night last night, Friday, in a row over pensions.
More than 50 police came into our camp at 6am. They broke into homes and threw clothes and furniture outside.
Revolutionaries are fighting back against anti-protest laws to demand bread and freedom, writes Judith Orr
New evidence backs miners in the fight for justice over the Marikana massacre, reports Ken Olende
Car bombs in Baghdad killed dozens of people on Sunday of last week.
Education workers and students across the Spanish state took part in a second “general education strike” against education reforms last week.
A great deal of nonsense has been said about the dispute over the petrochemicals plant at Grangemouth in Scotland. BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last Saturday ran an item comparing the Unite union leaders’ climb-down at Grangemouth to the defeat of the 1984-5 miners’ strike. Both, presenter John Humphreys suggested, represented a historic weakening of union power.
The Amistad Rebellion tells the story of a group of slaves who rose up. Ken Olende looks at a revolt that caught the imagination of poor people everywhere—and showed slaves could win
We are told that Britain faces an energy crisis unless we build new nuclear power plants. Energy researcher Gerry Wolff told Socialist Worker that the crisis is fake—we don’t need nuclear
The latest superstar exhibition of the work of Paul Klee at Tate Modern in London is worth the queues and the hype, argues Jeff Jackson
"We interrupt this program of dance and music to bring news of a martian invasion"
Y Gwyll/Hinterland | Hatchet Job
The only way that the anger and bitterness that runs deep in austerity Britain can be turned into struggle that can beat the bosses and the Tories.
The government’s war on welfare is plunging more and more people into deeper poverty.
Including letters on the Focus E15 campaign, immigration raids, the teachers' strikes and nuclear power
Things that they say
Troublemaker takes a swipe at the new royal scrounger, and some other enemies
Stories claiming that Britain is swamped by migrant ‘health tourists’ who drain the health service are dishonest propaganda for the Tories, argues Sarah Ensor