Dated: 04 Feb 2014
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A year of protests has forced the Scottish government to banish the bedroom tax
Habib “Paps” Ullah; Tories attack pensioners; Heart attack during work capability test; Train disaster
Protesters filled the streets of Ukraine’s capital Kiev on Monday of this week demanding the resignation of president Viktor Yanukovych.
Teachers at Stem 6 academy in Islington, north London, struck today, Wednesday, after bosses reneged on an agreement to recognise their union.
Central London transport ground to a halt as workers on London Underground struck for 48 hours from Tuesday evening of this week.
Workers in universities across Britain struck today, Thursday, to demand decent pay. The walkout brought together four unions – the UCU, Unison, Unite and the EIS in Scotland.
The National Union of Teachers announced today, Friday, plans for a national strike across schools in England and Wales for Wednesday 26 March.
This hotly-tipped Oscar contender shows the transition of cowboy Ron Woodroof from bigot to activist after he is diagnosed with HIV.
Action to stop the Tories’ attacks on teachers can boost a fight to defend education, writes Sadie Robinson
A plan to put aside millions to help those affected by the bedroom tax in Scotland is a major victory for campaigners, reports Dave Sewell
Workers in higher education across Britain were set to walk out on Thursday of this week. The strike is the latest action in a long?running campaign to win decent pay.
Ambulance workers in Yorkshire struck for four hours on Monday of this week over derecognition of their union, downgrading of jobs and attacks on conditions.
Up to 350 students joined a demonstration at the University of Birmingham under the banner of free education on Wednesday of last week.
Up to 70 chanting protesters encircled the entrances to Barnsley Town Hall on Wednesday of last week.
Some 200 supporters of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) met last Saturday to discuss the council elections in England on 22 May.
Over 30 exam regulators working for Ofqual in Coventry struck for half a day in support of a sacked workmate on Wednesday of last week.
Traffic wardens in the Unite union in Portsmouth were set to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday of this week.
Journalists on Newsquest titles in Darlington have voted to strike against job losses.
The Unite union has called two 24-hour strikes over pay for bus drivers at First Hampshire and Dorset “if negotiations break down”.
Students at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun school held a protest in Merthyr, South Wales, last Saturday against cuts that could stop them learning in Welsh.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called a rally against cuts planned by Cleveland Fire Brigade.
Teachers at a north London free school were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The racist thugs of the English Defence League (EDL) failed to bring division to Slough on Saturday of last week.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) supporters were out campaigning in the North West on Saturday of last week as part of the Nick Griffin Must Go campaign.
The membership ballot over whether to accept the agreement the CWU union has reached with Royal Mail was due to end on Wednesday of this week.
Up to 200 people attended a public meeting calling for justice for Mark Duggan in Tottenham, north London on Thursday of last week.
Teachers at four schools run by the National Autistic Society (NAS) struck for three days last week.
Henley College in Oxfordshire are set to strike on Thursday of next week. Parents, teachers and others have organised an education Question Time in south London, EIS union members at Edinburgh College have voted by 92 percent for strikes over pay
MPs passed the third reading of the government’s draconian Immigration Bill in parliament last week. The media has focused on a number of Tory amendments that tried to drag it even further to the right.
London Underground workers were set to strike for 48 hours from Tuesday evening of this week.
Tory London mayor Boris Johnson blames the Tube strike on political manipulation by RMT leader Bob Crow.
More than 120 people attended a planning meeting at the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London for the Stand Up to Racism and Fascism protest.
Afghan refugee Manjeet Kaur has had her asylum case refused by the Home Office. Her appeal against the decision is likely to be held in early March.
Local government workers across Britain joined protests for a decent pay rise on Tuesday of this week.
More survivors of the Hillsborough football disaster have said police versions of their evidence are inaccurate.
Tens of thousands of protesters from all over the Spanish state marched in Madrid last Saturday against government attacks on the right to abortion.
The people who worked to prepare for the Winter Olympics in Sochi were subjected to beatings, intimidation and little pay.
Strikes have forced oil and gas company Total to stop oil production, in South Yemen’ s biggest oil and gas district of Hadramout.
The Russian government has provoked and legitimised a wave of homophobia in the run-up to the Winter Olympics.
Around 2,000 people—including many Syrian, Afghan and Pakistani immigrants—marched on European Union (EU) offices in Athens on Thursday of last week.
The Winter Olympics in Sochi start this week amid a welter of controversies. Radical lawyer Bill Bowring summed them up—corruption and cronyism surrounding the construction of Olympic facilities, the war between Moscow and Central Asian jihadis, Russia’s anti-LGBT law, and so on.
As part of LGBT History Month, Sue Caldwell looks at how ideas of what is an acceptable expression of desire have changed as class society developed
Boris Johnson and the Tube bosses say that new technology allows them to sack hundreds of workers and close all ticket offices. But disabled people and Tube workers told Raymie Kiernan that getting rid of workers will make a system that’s already hard to navigate even harder. And it will force some of the capital’s most vulnerable people into isolation
Josh Hollands looks back on a US strike that brought trade unionists and LGBT activists together—and strengthened both
A police officer guns down an unarmed civilian in the streets but is restored to duty after completing a basic questionnaire.
This award-winning documentary about homeless people who live underground in New York follows the everyday lives of people who live in a crack in society.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are in competition. They think David Cameron looks weak and they each have their eye on the top job in the Tory party.
Ed Miliband is pushing ahead with his plan to weaken the union link to Labour. The proposals need agreement at a special conference but it’s pretty much a done deal.
Socialists in Newport, South Wales, were very saddened to learn of the death of our comrade Arthur shortly before Christmas.
Former miner says Labour has a lot to answer for, a 13 year old explains how a shopping centre banned her for something she didn't do, a Polish writer says there are bad conditions at Sports Direct and a letter writer celebrates annoying Ukip
This weeks Troublemaker with stories on fracking, a former spy fallen on hard times, Philip Hammond's war weariness and much more
Tory environment secretary Owen Paterson has slashed grants to poor farmers while increasing grants for clearing land, writes Dave Sewell