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MPs’ hypocrisy over wage cuts while earning treble the average should be a spur to action, says Judith Orr
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced two further strikes in the row over pensions.
A coalition of activists plans to organise a Stand Up to Racism demonstration next spring.
A former Tory cabinet minister is to be questioned by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of child abuse.
The hated schools inspectorate Ofsted was set to publish its annual report as Socialist Worker went to press.
Victory for Trenton Oldfield, Iain Duncan-Smith in a debacle and the economic recovery
Family continue their fight for justice after IPCC announced it will reopen the investigation to Sean Rigg's death in custody
The coroner in the inquest into the police shooting of Mark Duggan began his summing up this week.
A small demonstration took place in Manchester’s Gay Village last Saturday to reclaim Pride, the annual LGBT festival.
About 120 people demonstrated outside Elton Community Primary School in Bury on 2 December against it being forced into becoming an academy.
The CWU union has announced it has reached an agreement with Royal Mail after weeks of talks.
The lecturers’ UCU union held a special higher education committee on Friday of last week. It followed a successful walkout by UCU, Unison, EIS and Unite union members on Tuesday of last week.
The People’s Assembly held its first national meeting for representatives of local groups last Saturday.
Over 80 health workers and NHS activists protested outside Royal London Hospital, east London, on Wednesday of last week against the sacking of Charlotte Monro.
Ricky Tomlinson at anti bedroom tax social | Ashfield debates bedroom tax evictions
Nearly 200 people—including children, parents and grandparents—marched around the brilliant Hengrove Play Park in Bristol.
More than 400 council workers attended a mass meeting on Monday of this week to discuss a proposed pay cut by Sheffield council.
University bosses are using the courts, police and disciplinary measures to clamp down on student protest at the University of Sussex and the University of London.
Afolashade Lamidi is being held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford.
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Around 250 protesters turned out to support those camping at Barton Moss in Salford against exploratory drilling for shale gas.
Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, two British men extradited to the US in October last year after long court cases, appeared in court in New Haven yesterday, Tuesday, and changed their pleas to guilty.
Over 2,000 students joined a "cops off campus" demo today, Wednesday, at the University of London's central London campuses.
Over 1,600 French troops are now deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The confrontation in Kiev is coming to a head and the opposition is divided, writes Simon Basketter
Support has poured in from across Greece for the newspaper Workers Solidarity, Socialist Worker’s sister publication.
Over 300 iron and steel workers demonstrated in central Cairo, Egypt’s capital city, on Monday of this week.
Fast food workers in cities across the US struck on Thursday of last week against poverty pay and for the right to be in a union.
The government in Thailand has called a general election for 2 February following mass protests.
Michael Gove thinks an international survey shows a need for exams—but that’s not what it says at all, writes Ralph Tebbutt
The death of Nelson Mandela has made the South African political establishment look at its own aims and record. Compared to the ideals of 1994 and the sacrifice of Mandela, their aspirations fall very short of what the mass of South Africa’s people want.
Martin Empson, author of a new book on ecology and human history, argues that human action is key to the possibility of a sustainable solution to ecological crises
A new film looks at Allen Ginsberg’s relationship with Lucien Carr, which inspired some of the last century’s most radical poetry, writes Emma Davis
The beginning of the modern country of Colombia was the end of a much longer history.
Victorian London is replaced by modern Cardiff in this darkly comic interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic redemption tale A Christmas Carol by the Leftfield Theatre Company.
Thanks to all who entered our competition to win a copy of The Happy Lands on DVD. We asked when the 1926 general strike began, and many of you correctly answered 3 May.
Nelson Mandela was born into a country where he was deemed a second class citizen simply because of the colour of his skin.
Ministers from 159 countries have signed up to the World Trade Organisation’s first global trade deal. It followed 12 years of negotiations.
It is with sadness that we report the suicide of Chris Maguire.
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Following the deaths of six cyclists in London, Raymie Kiernan looks at why roads are now less safe and the reality of Boris Johnson’s ‘cycling revolution’