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The arrival of Russian troops on the streets of Crimea is producing an ever?escalating war of words from global political leaders.
Tory plans to close ticket offices and cut nearly 1,000 Tube workers’ jobs on London Underground (LU) has suffered a blow.
Local government workers in Unison, GMB and Unite unions are furious at bosses’ failure to make a pay offer for this year.
Teachers in the NUT union are preparing to strike on Wednesday 26 March to defend their pay, pensions and conditions.
Around 150 people came to an Education Question Time in south London on Wednesday of last week.
UCU MEMBERS at the University of Central Lancashire were set to strike for 48 hours, starting on Thursday of this week to save jobs.
Courts across England and Wales shut down today, Friday, as barristers and solicitors walked out in an historic strike.
Glasgow residential care workers were set to meet on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to consider an improved offer from bosses.
Vital services are to be stripped at Stafford Hospital after Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced the troubled Mid Staffs NHS trust will be dissolved.
Campaigners publicising a Stop Mental Health Cuts launch meeting set to take place on Thursday of this week at 7pm at Stockport Town Hall
The Campaign to save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk held a protest against bed closures at Hellesdon Psychiatric Hospital last Saturday. The support from passing public was vociferous.
Health workers and activists held a lively public meeting in Whitechapel on Wednesday of last week to discuss changes to local specialist cancer services.
Mark Duggan’s mother Pamela has launched a legal challenge against the judge who presided over the inquest into Mark’s death.
The police marksman who shot and killed Azelle Rodney has lost his appeal against a public inquiry’s finding that the shooting was unlawful.
Geoff Dexter and Ken Olende report on the anger at news of the detention of Moazzam Begg
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) began a 48-hour strike on Tuesday of this week after a 100 percent vote for action.
The trial of Nicky Jacobs, the seventh person charged with the killing of PC Blakelock during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riot began at the Old Bailey on Monday of this week.
Fresh flood warnings were issued for the whole South West coast of England this week. Most of the Somerset Levels have remained underwater for yet another month. Many homes are still flooded.
Gender pay gap higher in Britain | London fire station closure "caused death" | Childcare costs rocket | Redefinition of child poverty postponed
As politicians stir up scapegoating, anti-racists tell Ken Olende about plans to rally on Saturday 22 March
Intervention in Crimea has escalated a deadly game between Russia and the West, writes Simon Basketter
Europe depends heavily on commerce with Russia, especially on energy.
The Ukrainian parliament ratified an agreement on Tuesday to receive £500 million in loans from the EU.
Crimea is best known in Britain for the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.
Scottish independence | McVitie’s | Socialist Workers Party’s Rough Guide to Marxism dayschool | Manjeet Kaur | Focus E15 | Hellesden Psychiatric Hospital protest
Over 150 care workers in Doncaster are taking on private firm Care UK after the firm announced pay cuts of up to 50 percent. Julie Sherry, Trev Jones and Jim Board report from the strike
Socialist Workers Party member and author Martin Empson was set to debate officials from fracking firm Cuadrilla on Monday of this week
A disabled man starved to death in David Cameron’s constituency last year, four months after his benefits were cut, a coroners court heard last week. Atos Healthcare declared Mark Wood “fit for work” despite the fact that he had serious health problems.
Solicitors and barristers were set to bring the court system to a halt on Friday of this week in a strike against attacks on legal aid.
Tory benefit cuts and low wages have driven up food poverty across Britain.
Workers’ strikes continued after the shock resignation of Egypt’s government on Tuesday of last week.
Supporters of the Venezuelan government rallied in Caracas last week to mark 25 years since the “Caracazo” uprising of 1989.
Calls to drop prosecutions against British soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland have been met with anger by family campaigners.
Thousands of striking platinum miners were set to march on South Africa’s parliament on Thursday of this week.
Protesters surrounded the Greek finance ministry building in Athens on Thursday of last week, as officials met with Greece’s “Troika” of international creditors.
Is Socialist Worker right to argue for a Yes vote? Two Labour Party members in Scotland, Vince Mills and Bob Thomson, debate how the left should vote in September’s poll
New gene editing technology offers humanity new ways to better treat disease, explains John Parrington
Mike Simons, who was Socialist Worker's journalist covering the dispute, takes issue with those who say the fight was doomed—and explains how Thatcher could have been beaten
How women got a taste of their power during the First World War by Judith Orr
This short and sweet play is about two First World War soldiers who have a gay relationship.
Old Tories feign affection for their Spitting Image puppet selves. The show’s 30th anniversary exhibition reminds us they are lying, says Annette Mackin
Dragon’s Den presenter Evan Davis goes from the manager’s entrance at Battersea Power Station to the first class check-in of Liverpool’s dilapidated docks. He looks at the question of a north-south divide from the comfortable position of the boardroom.
German dramatist Bertolt Brecht wrote this musical in 1928 during a capitalist crisis. This production updates it with modern references, even including Jimmy Savile.
Labour party leader Ed Miliband tried to pitch last week’s special conference as a great historic moment in Labour’s history.
The smear campaign in the right wing media against Labour over associations with paedophiles in the 1970s appears in a new light this week.
The sad news of Bob Crow’s death is a deep shock to trade unionists and socialists everywhere.
Justice for the victims of Atos, be clear about fascism, fight for migrant rights
The news in their own words
Troublemaker feels sorry for people sharing a train with Ukip's Nigel Farage, says 'let them pick strawberries and worries about the management structure of Mexican drug gangs