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A jury’s conclusion that Mark Duggan was “lawfully killed” when he was gunned down by cops shows that the police have a license to kill.
A loophole in the Tories’ bedroom tax legislation means the government owes hundreds of pounds to tenants who have paid the hated tax for the past nine months, writes Dave Sewell
David Cameron has announced a bribe worth up to £1.7 million a year in business rates to councils that allow fracking for shale gas.
A day of protests against racism is a chance to push back politicians’ lies about immigration, writes Ken Olende
Care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.
Two students have won a major victory against the police after officers were shown to have made false allegations against them.
An inquest into the death of Leon Briggs has opened.
CCTV footage of Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie allegedly hiding evidence relating to phone hacking has been shown to a jury.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in Northern Ireland children’s homes and juvenile justice.
The International Criminal Court has been asked to investigate former British politicians and troops over allegations of “systematic torture” in Iraq.
The family of Mark Duggan reacted with shock and fury to the decision of an inquest jury into his killing by police on Wednesday of last week.
Around 200 people marched through Edinburgh last Sunday in solidarity with protests against attacks on abortion rights in Spain.
The jury ruled by nine to one that it was more likely than not that Mark threw a gun to where one was found 7.34 metres away from where he was shot.
Some 90 post workers at Shirley delivery office in Southampton walked out of work on Wednesday of last week.
Some 100 people turned up in Bristol to oppose the English Defence League (EDL) at very short notice on Tuesday of last week.
Several hundred construction workers in the Unite and GMB unions on Total’s Shetland Gas Plant have voted to strike.
Workers at the Gaymer cider factory in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, are balloting for action over pay.
Yorkshire ambulance staff could strike against changes to their shift patterns.
Students at the University of London have called a protest for Wednesday of next week.
Some 600 workers in the GMB union at Bakkavor Pizza Harrow are balloting for strikes over pay.
Armed police officers have shot and killed 54 people in England and Wales in the last 23 years. The Metropolitan Police has been responsible for 21 of those killings.
After the jury returned its conclusion of “lawful killing” sections of the media immediately launched a poisonous assault on Mark Duggan and his family.
Tube workers on London Underground (LU) are set for two 48-hour strikes following a 77 percent vote to strike over jobs, services and safety.
Strike at Copland Community School, Wembley | Strike at Abbey School, Rotherham | Strike at Dukeries Academy, Nottingham | Strike at Gateway Sixth Form College, Leicester | Strike at Birchgrove Comprehensive School, Swansea | Protest against Michael Gove at Marling School, Stroud | Meeting of NUT union executive
Activists came together to launch the Fast Food Rights campaign at parliament on Wednesday of last week.
The Unison union has called a day of action for local government workers on Tuesday 4 February.
Striking care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes are set to continue their campaign.
Teachers at Gateway sixth form college in Leicester were on strike today, Thursday, for the second day this week. The workers are members of the teachers’ NUT union.
The lecturers’ UCU union has announced a series of two-hour strikes in an ongoing dispute over pay. The first is set to take place on Thursday of next week from 11am. Further two-hour strikes are set for Tuesday 28 January from 2pm and for Monday 10 February from 9am.
After the successful strikes against the government attacks on legal aid earlier this month, a new petition has been launched to save legal aid and access to justice.
The case against the Sussex Five has collapsed over claims of the chair's bias, but the fight goes on writes Lewis Nielsen, one of the students facing disciplinary measures
Government hopes of EU help are fading as Greece’s crisis continues, writes Dave Sewell
Headlines in France have focused for several weeks on home secretary Manuel Valls’s efforts at banning antisemitic comedian Dieudonné.
Foreign ministers from governments that back sections of the Syrian opposition have intervened to ensure their allies are part of plans for a post-Assad Syria.
Basque Country; South Africa; Central African Republic; Syria
Three more fascist MPs in Greece’s Golden Dawn party have been jailed to await trial.
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on a new constitution as Socialist Worker went to press.
John Rose looks at the career of the former Israeli prime minister who was even found responsible for a massacre by his own government
Alex Callinicos looks at former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill's latest neoliberal musings
Channel 4 promised participants that its new documentary would show the best of a working class community being hit hard by austerity. Instead Benefits Street has helped label the residents as “scum”. Dave Sewell went to Birmingham to investigate
The tide of hatred against migrants is based on a series of myths. One of the main ones is that they undermine conditions for workers here. Socialist Worker looks at the facts
Judith Orr looks at Jehane Noujaim’s inspiring new documentary The Square about the individuals caught up in Egypt’s turbulent revolution
Glasgow’s 21st annual Celtic Connections festival kicks off this week with more than 2,000 musicians—from little known folk performers to soul survivor Bobby Womack and indie five-piece Mogwai.
The latest collaboration between Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio turns real life crooked banker Jordan Belfort into a modern day Caligula.
This collection of re-imagined live favourites and outtakes was pieced together over the past year while touring the world.
This thought-provoking novel imagines a fanatical Victorian scientist commanding almost a million Egyptian workers to build a giant flaming triangle to attract the attention of hypothetical Martians.
The function of police forces under capitalism is to maintain order for the ruling class. They do this by instilling fear of repression into people.
You wouldn’t think the general election was still over a year away from the behaviour of the main parties.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of our comrade, Pete Whitwell, at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Roger Lloyd Pack, who has died of cancer aged 69, was a man of many roles and varied talents. As an actor and performer, he excelled in both popular comedy and classic drama.
Whistleblowing at Whipps Cross, taking on General Kitchener in Salford and struggling with service cuts in Birmingham
Troublemaker looks into Ukip's Euroexpenses, portraits of our leaders and the great academies scam
This week in quotes
After two prisons have had “disturbances” already this year, Sadie Robinson looks at how privatisation is driving prisoners’ conditions down even further