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Real terms wage cuts and sackings have left millions struggling to put food on the table according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
A former Metropolitan Police commander told the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan that he was not told that Mark had pointed a gun at police before he was shot. Stuart Cundy, who was in charge of the Trident gang crime command, gave evidence at the inquest on Thursday of last week.
Firefighters walked out of work across England and Wales on Friday of last week and Monday of this week against Tory attacks on their pensions.
The last remaining resident on the Heygate estate in south London was ordered to leave his home on Tuesday of this week.
Over 800,000 children in Britain will be homeless at Christmas, according to homelessness charity Shelter.
Not content with flipping second homes and claiming £200,000 for energy bills, MPs are hustling for more.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has upheld an appeal by the family of Mikey Powell that a 2009 report into his death was misleading.
Bijan Ebrahimi was beaten, set on fire and murdered following rumours he was a paedophile.
Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt is hell bent on closing even more A&Es. Within days of losing his court battle to close Lewisham Hospital’s A&E in south east London, he confirmed bloody new cuts in north west London last week.
More than 500 people joined the protest
Bosses at Barts Health Trust announced plans to sack a further 160 nurses from its six already overstretched east London hospitals last week.
Higher education workers took part in one of their strongest strikes for decades on Thursday of last week.
Home secretary admits Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed "no threat". Gypsies fight eviction. Lawrence family denied justice. Benefits cap challenge lost
The national strike of post workers due to take place on Monday of this week was called off. The CWU union said it had won concessions from Royal Mail
Elections are underway in the NUT teachers’ union.
Campaigners in Barnsley held a protest meeting last Saturday and launched a campaign to stop the demolition of Barnsley Central Library.
The Nazi National Front’s (NF) plans to disrupt Unite Against Fascism’s (UAF) day of anti-fascist action in Swansea ended in failure last Saturday.
Park Academy school cleaners demand living wage | Conel protest against a 23 percent pay cut | London Met against zero hours deals | Lambeth lobby to stop college sell-off | Justice Alliance demands opposition to legal aid cuts
Protesters were taking action against austerity around Britain as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.
The trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson and six others at the Old Bailey continues.
Around 1,000 pupil support assistants (PSAs) struck in Glasgow on Thursday of last week.
Probation officers across England and Wales struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to privatise the service.
Unison union members at South Gloucestershire council have voted to reject the latest offer from council bosses.
Some 2,000 PCS union members working for IT firm Atos struck on Tuesday of this week.
More than 100 students joined the national Student Assembly Against Austerity on Saturday of last week.
Strike ballot looms on London Underground | Mitie cleaners set for a three-day walkout | Aslef suspends drivers’ action | Strike ballot result due at UPS Camden | Building workers reject poor pay deal
A last minute decision halted an attempt to deport the main witness to alleged sexual abuse at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre.
The racist billboard vans telling “illegal” immigrants to “go home” are being permanently withdrawn.
The Tories have scrapped their much heralded plan to force some immigrants to put up a bond of £3,000 before coming to Britain.
Planned strike on Monday of this week cancelled
Blacklisted workers have walked out of the first round of talks over construction bosses’ proposed blacklist compensation scheme.
Probation officers in the Napo union ended their 24-hour strike today, Wednesday. The workers walked out from 12 noon yesterday against government plans to privatise probation services.
Photos from the picket lines of the anti-privatisation strike
Thousands took to streets around the country to protest against austerity yesterday, Tuesday. The People’s Assembly coordinated the Burn Austerity day of action on bonfire night, with hacker group Anonymous also staging protests.
Striking First Great Western (FGW) train cleaners demonstrated outside Paddington Station this morning, Friday, in their third strike for a living wage from outsourcing giant Mitie.
More than two million workers struck across Indonesia last week demanding a 50 percent minimum wage rise as well as healthcare and an end to contract work and outsourcing.
Israeli jets bombed a base near Latakia in Syria on Thursday of last week.
Authorities in Greece plan to send a seven year old girl seized from a Roma family to Bulgaria.
Egypt. Kenya. Niger. France.
As workers prepare for a general strike, Nikos Loudos says their struggles have forced unions to call action
Greece’s international creditor organisations came to Athens to inspect the government’s progress in making cuts this week. But their visit was disrupted by a general strike against mass sackings yesterday, Wednesday.
Michael Gove has taken another chaotic step towards undermining state education. He is rushing through another change to GCSE exams. Yet again, teachers are breathlessly trying to catch up.
Mark Carney, the new governor of the Bank of England, has learned nothing from the financial crisis, says Alex Callinicos
US president Barack Obama tapped German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian president Vladimir Putin tapped the G20—and all of them bugged all of us, writes Simon Basketter
Does the Grangemouth defeat leave us at the mercy of unbeatable bosses? Raymie Kiernan says the working class is still a force to be reckoned with—when it fights
Katrina Lawrie is blown away by the Catalyst exhibition, which looks at war without the sanitising agenda of the media
Montreal rockers Arcade Fire are back with possibly their best album yet.
How to survive a plague | Queens of the coal age
The Tory-supporting press has declared open war on the Unite union.
Revolution made it into the mainstream media recently after comedian Russell Brand called for “total revolution” in the New Statesman.
How we're building against racism and fascism - and the Tories' latest attacks
Thing that they say
It’s been another bad week for work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Tenants in Glasgow met last week to discuss the devastating effects of the bedroom tax and how they can fight to scrap it now, reports Dave Sewell