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The furore over Roma in Sheffield is based on myths that recall previous race scares, writes Sadie Robinson
Terry Smith died in police custody in Staines last week. Police had arrested Terry under the Mental Health Act.
The idea that migrants coming to Britain disrupt “our way of life” isn’t new. It was put across most famously by Tory MP Enoch Powell in 1968.
Scapegoating immigrants unites the mainstream political parties.
I visited a few picket lines and they all showed the same solidarity and unity in this fight against our pension thefts.
Barristers threaten to strike over cuts | Bus rep waiting for disciplinary results | Strike planned at Heathrow airport | Protests win better redundancy terms | Lloyd's bosses attack pensions
The Unite union held a series of sector conferences in Brighton last week.
Up to 150 student and trade union activists marched in protest at plans to close University of London Union (ULU), on Wednesday of last week.
More than 200 people came to the Marxism in Scotland event in Glasgow last Saturday, organised by the Socialist Workers Party.
Lobby over Labour council’s cuts plan | Wandsworth set for march to save jobs | Cleaners fight for London Living Wage | Defend abortion rights on campuses | Home Office rep ‘unfairly sacked’
A campaign has been launched to support a film uncovering the hidden story of miners and their families during the Great Miners Strike of 1984–85.
Migration Yorkshire, a local authority-led organisation that supports migrants in accessing services, produced a report last year into the health of Roma in Yorkshire.
Pupil Support Assistants (PSAs) struck in the south of Glasgow on Thursday of last week. In the west of the city PSAs walked out on Tuesday of this week.
It isn’t only the most rabid right wing newspapers that have gone on the offensive against Roma and migrants in general. It’s the liberal ones too.
Up to 200 people formed a human chain round Barnsley central library last Saturday to protest against Barnsley’s Labour council’s plans to demolish it.
South Gloucestershire Unison members at Vinney Green children’s secure unit in Bristol held a three-day strike last week.
The NUT and NASUWT teaching unions issued a press release last week complaining of “game-playing” by education secretary Michael Gove.
Nomination meetings are taking place in local branches of the NUT union for candidates in elections for the union’s national executive.
Workers in the Post Office were set to walk out for the 13th time on Wednesday of this week.
Campaigners in Glasgow swiftly reversed the eviction of a tenant hit by the bedroom tax last week.
More than 1,000 anti-racists turned out in force to oppose a planned march by the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Exeter last Saturday.
The winter is barely underway but the NHS is already stretched—and the Tories fear they could soon have a disaster on their hands.
When Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed sliced off the electronic tag, donned a burqa and slipped away from a London mosque it created headlines.
London's cyclists angry after six die in ten days | College lecturers vote to strike | Cameron’s pals grilled in court | Daniel Morgan murder panel chair resigns
A new inquiry into trade unions threatens to limit their power, writes Dave Sewell
The TUC Day of Action on Blacklisting was set to take place on Wednesday of this week. Construction workers planned to target high profile sites.
The first redundancy notices went out to shipyard workers employed by BAE this week.
Construction workers and supporters have protested across Britain against blacklist on a TUC backed day of action.
Cardiff | Leeds | London | Wolverhampton | Edinburgh
Thousands of workers in Crown Post Offices walked out of work yesterday, Wednesday, against office closures, job cuts and a pay freeze.
Annette Mackin reports that expert witnesses contradict evidence of cop who shot Mark Duggan
Many of the Roma living in Page Hall are Slovakian. They say they came to Britain to look for a better life —and it isn’t hard to see why.
People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive a week after typhoon Haiyan hit.
The government in Saudi Arabia has launched a brutal crackdown on migrant workers it sees as illegal. The Middle Eastern kingdom has a population of almost 30 million, with nine million migrants making up more than half of the workforce.
Thousands marched in Athens last week to mark 40 years since the uprising at the National Polytechnic university that was the beginning of the end for Greece's dictatorship.
Kshama Sawant became the first socialist in decades to win a seat on a US city council last week. She beat the Democratic candidate in Seattle who had been in the seat for 16 years.
Centre Left former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet looks set to return to office after topping the first round of the election last week.
Thousands of students protested in Rome and other Italian cities last week against massive cuts in the 2014 budget
Hundreds of protesters surrounded David Cameron’s car on a visit to the mostly Tamil north of Sri Lanka last week. They held photos of relatives killed or abducted in the massacres that ended the civil war of 2009 or the clampdowns that followed.
Thousands rallied yesterday, Tuesday, in downtown Cairo, marking the second anniversary of the “Mohamed Mahmoud Uprising”, when Egyptian protesters battled the military-backed police force for days. The uprising left dozens of martyrs and was the first real challenge to the military junta which assumed control after the overthrow of former dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Hossam el-Hamalawy on Tuesday's protests, which were the largest since the military removed president Mohamed Mursi in July.
Reducing academic achievement to a number won’t help us develop ideas, argues John Parrington
As the referendum on Scottish independence looms next year the ferocity of the pro-union campaign is picking up. Tory cabinet ministers are nakedly using blackmailing scare tactics to bully workers to vote to remain in Britain.
As the latest United Nations climate conference takes place Martin Empson examines why governments are so feeble in their efforts to challenge global warming
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Mafia conspired to carry out an assassination 50 years ago this week. They plotted to take out a president—Fidel Castro of Cuba, and they did it under the orders of US president John F Kennedy.
Actor Colman Domingo from the hit show Scottsboro Boys speaks to Dave Sewell about how the musical provokes the audience to look at racism in the here and now
Star-studded Oscar contender The Butler looks at thrilling struggles against racism but lets a sentimental script get in the way, says Michelle Adhemar
Robert Rae’s film The Happy Lands is about families in a Fife village during the 1926 miners’ lockout and General Strike. He spoke to Fife residents Lici Kopiej and Ian Waddell.
Inside the Circle of Fire: A Sheffield Sound Map | Suitcase
Recent claims that the behaviour of Roma people is different to that of others in Sheffield would be comic if they weren’t so serious.
Tuition fees and the scrapping of grants have generated £40 billion of student debt—and it is growing.
John Parrington pays tribute to the visionary geneticist who transformed our understanding of the human body and took a principled stand against fascism
We have letters on bedroom tax, fighting racism Atos and workers' rights
‘We literally want to own Christmas’
Bosses of the top 100 companies in Britain have enjoyed a 14 percent boost in total pay. For the rest of us pay rises are lagging behind.
Sarah Ensor and Dave Sewell speak to workers from around the world about how they are organising the fightback in their workplaces and building trade unions in Britain