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The Tory bedroom tax and rocketing energy prices have made it impossible for thousands of poor council tenants to make ends meet. But heartless council bosses are hounding them with threats of eviction.
‘Please buy 20 on Amazon, 10 at Waterstones’
Workers at a homeless people's hostel in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, have walked out for a 12 day strike over Christmas. They are members of the Unite union employed by charity St Mungo's.
Firefighters in England and Wales walked out on strike on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, over government attacks on their pensions.
Firefighters in England and Wales in the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) went on strike last night, New Years Eve, over government attacks on their pensions.
Workers at a homeless hostel in Hertfordshire were set to strike for 12 days over Christmas to win terms and conditions they say they were promised.
Some 200 workers from the GMB, Unite and Prospect unions in Portsmouth dockyard held a march and rally on Saturday of last week to save shipbuilding in Portsmouth.
Protesters blocking the entrance to a fracking test site near Eccles, Greater Manchester, added a giant wind turbine blade to their camp on Monday of this week.
Cleaners at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (Conel) have won a dramatic victory over wages.
Over 100 fans of Middlesbrough football club staged an anti-racist protest before a match after other supporters ripped up a copy of the Quran during a game.
Station workers in the RMT union on Greater Anglia’s West Anglia are balloting for strikes and action short of a strike.
Around 300 workers were set to strike at Mettis Aerospace in Redditch.
The family and supporters of the Justice for Habib “Paps” Ullah campaign were set to hold a vigil outside High Wycombe police station on Friday of this week.
The Unite union has called off a planned strike at UPS Parcels in central London.
Activists in the Unite and Ucatt unions protested with Steve Acheson outside Fiddlers Ferry power station.
Firefighters in England and Wales have called strikes during two of the busiest periods of the Christmas holidays.
Teachers at schools run by the National Autistic Society (NAS) went on strike on Thursday of last week.
MPs called on Ford to honour its responsibilities to former Visteon workers in a debate in parliament last week.
The jury in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan was still deliberating its conclusion as Socialist Worker went to press.
Around 70 doctors and consultants launched a campaign in east London last week against NHS England’s new plans to move cancer services out of the area.
Key police footage of the Hillsborough football disaster is “missing”.
Ucatt workers maintain strike - A new threat to Isa Muazu - Lords in briefly for hundreds - Anti-Zionism is not racist says EU
Communication Workers Union (CWU) reps were set to meet at a national briefing as Socialist Worker went to press to discuss a proposed agreement reached with Royal Mail.
Hundreds of delegates gathered at the Socialist Workers Party’s conference last weekend. The party’s national secretary Charlie Kimber writes on the way forward for revolutionaries
Some 30 disabled activists, parents and teachers stormed the Department for Education last week to protest against government attacks on inclusive education.
A panicking David Cameron has been forced to deny plans to scrap child benefits and tax credits for families with more than two children.
The SWP conference debated the fightback against the Tories and the bosses and the SWP’s role within it—from the mood in the workplaces to the spectacular new movement against the bedroom tax.
Mahienour El-Massry, a lawyer and a member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, on current struggles and a warrant for her arrest
The trial of Greek socialist newspaper Workers’ Solidarity is set to be rescheduled for the spring.
In the fourth week of protests 200,000 people took to the streets of Kiev on Sunday of last week.
Striking workers in Egypt’s state-owned iron and steel company have won their promised profit shares and the sacking of the company’s boss.
Physicist Lise Meitner made major breakthroughs while contending with racism and sexism, explains John Parrington
Restrictions on the ability of Romanians and Bulgarians to work and settle in other European Union (EU) countries are lifted on 1 January 2014. Anti-migrant campaigns are being used by the government and the press to convince people that immigrants are to blame for social problems but this does nothing to help working people.
David Cameron has declared that British troops can leave Afghanistan next year with “heads held high” after 12 years of war and occupation. After the 9/11 attacks in the US we were told the invasion of Afghanistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, was to halt the growth of Al Qaida.
Fifty years after Kenyan independence Ken Olende looks at the crimes of British colonialism, the Mau Mau rebels who fought back, and their betrayal by Kenya’s new rulers
Travellers living in Dale Farm face a bleak winter. It is just over two years since Basildon council evicted them from their land and demolished their homes, reports Sadie Robinson
Protest Song is an account of the Occupy movement as seen through the eyes of one of the long-term homeless residents of St. Paul's cathedral in London.
A new biopic is forthright about Nelson Mandela’s role in armed struggle but reduces the movement’s radical hopes to a caricature, says Ayodele Jabbaar
Two years after the Occupy camp at St Paul’s cathedral, playwright Tim Price is taking it to the stage in Protest Song.
Hora Chilena, (Chilean Time), is a very personal documentary film. Two second generation Chileans take a journey to explore their roots as political refugees in Cambridge in the aftermath of the US-backed 1973 Pinochet coup.
Beth Stone, a lifelong and unwavering fighter against injustice, oppression, racism and all the miseries of capitalism, has sadly died of cancer.
With letters on miners' solidarity and the fightback today, MPs pay rise, Amazon's tax and more
This week's Troublemaker featuring a bout of "affluenza", trawling for yachts, the Met's adventures in Romania and much more.
A change in the law means more people are being pushed into temporary housing while councils cash in on property prices, reports Sarah Ensor