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A review into police corruption in the original Stephen Lawrence murder investigation has put the establishment into crisis management mode.
Key witnesses in the trial of Nicky Jacobs for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock received perks from police including payments, a court has heard.
The government last week announced plans to push ahead with the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF).
An anti-fracking camp faces eviction despite a big demonstration in its support, reports Katrina Lawrie
Hundreds of people attended events in London and Sheffield to mark the 30th anniversary of the Great Miners’ strike.
Cleaners at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) ended a solid 48-hour strike on Wednesday of last week.
Some 180 people including workers, carers and service users packed into the council chamber at Stockport Town Hall on Thursday of last week.
A sit-in protest was staged at an NHS clinic in Cambridge by campaigners trying to stop a mental health service being cut.
Yorkshire Ambulance workers struck for five hours on Monday of this week in a row over shift patterns.
Around 90 trade union activists gathered on Monday of this week at a London Unite the Resistance forum.
Care UK workers in Doncaster have unanimously for more strikes against pay cuts
An interim employment tribunal has ruled against Ineos’s oil refinery bosses and in favour of Unite union convenor Mark Lyon. It ruled Mark is “likely” to win his case for unfair dismissal and ordered Ineos to pay him full wages until then.
Around 700 workers walked out at two Scottish naval bases on Tuesday of this week. More walkouts are expected as well as action short of a strike. The workers at Faslane and Coulport are members of the Unite union employed by Babcock Marine.
A construction worker on the Crossrail project died after a piece of concrete fell on his head.
The Unite union’s Executive Council (EC) cut its affiliation fee to the Labour Party in half last week, following Ed Miliband’s changes to the unions’ role in the party.
Environment Agency (EA) boss Paul Leinster pulled out of a meeting last week to discuss job cuts with EA staff unions. These include Unison, GMB, Unite and PCS.
TUC women’s conference was set to begin on Wednesday of this week in central London. Delegates will discuss the Tory assault on working class women and resistance to it.
In collaboration with the Justice for Christopher Alder campaign, the Northern Police Monitoring Project is hosting a free film screening of Death on Camera. A Q&A with Christopher’s sister, Janet Alder will follow.
A few days after detective sergeant John Davidson was questioned in the Macpherson inquiry in 1998, Doreen Lawrence made a statement.
The Unison union has suspended the first two of three 72-hour strikes by residential care workers in Glasgow. The first walkout was set to start on Friday of last week.
Teachers took to the streets across Britain last weekend to publicise an upcoming strike.
Politicians are scrambling to claim migrants take away jobs or drive down wages, reports Ken Olende
UCU union members at the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) struck on Thursday and Friday of last week over 52 job cuts.
Left wing candidates got big votes in recent UCU union elections.
About 70 Kingston University students and workers joined a protest on Wednesday of last week outside the board of governors meeting. They were protesting against the decision to close the University’s School of Surveying and Planning.
Around 250 people came to the launch meeting of Lancashire People’s Assembly on Tuesday of last week. Activists plan to launch local People’s Assembly groups across the region.
Over 100 pro choice activists marched through Cardiff on International Women’s Day to protest against anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks in court last week
The family of Mark Duggan are to challenge police procedure used after his shooting in August 2011.
Over 90 people attended a meeting on Friday of last week held by Defend the Right to Protest and Soas Students’ Union on policing, the killing of Mark Duggan and deaths in custody.
Some 150 workers at Ealing hospital began a seven day strike today, Friday, to demand better pay.
Makhanya Siphamandla, an important leader in South Africa’s national strike of platinum miners, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Two British citizens who were extradited to the US on terrorism charges are challenging a witness.
The International Socialist Tendency—which the Socialist Workers Party is part of—has issued a statement on the Ukraine crisis.
International Women's Day protests defend abortion rights in Spain | Anger after Nazi knifings in Sweden | Freed ex-Black Panther criticises trial | Clashes continue in Venezuela
The war of words from world leaders continued this week as Russia tightened its grip on Crimea.
Anti-fascist demonstrations took place across Sweden last Sunday in protest at a violent knife attack on four people returning from an International Women’s Day march in Malmo.
Mass demonstrations took place around the Spanish state last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day.
Former Black Panther Eddie Conway has been released after almost 44 years in prison.
Protests and violent clashes continue in Venezuela.
Apocalypse seems to have been postponed in Ukraine. In his press conference on Tuesday of last week Vladimir Putin seemed to rule out extending Russia’s occupation of Crimea to eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine has been a pawn in the imperial games of more powerful nations for centuries—but the 1917 Russian revolution offered a glimpse of hope, writes Ken Olende
Undercover cops, corrupt links to informants, shredded evidence and a murdered detective add up to a toxic scandal for London’s Met police. Simon Basketter investigates
Long-running hospital TV dramas are flatlining. But the new crop of documentary rivals are misdiagnosing part of the story, says Yuri Prasad
Raymond Williams, who died in 1988, was a leading left-wing cultural critic whose work explored the connections between art, politics and society.
A Hard Rain is an intimate and moving depiction of the experience of LGBT people in the run up to the Stonewall riots.
John Steinbeck’s powerful drama of the Great Depression, gets a wonderful staging in this production.
There had already been a series of racist murders in south east London when Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in Well Hall Road over two decades ago.
The Tories’ latest plans for cancer and terminal care in Staffordshire exposes their vision for the future of the NHS.
Phil Evans, who drew cartoons for Socialist Worker, died last week. Roger Huddle takes a look at his work and politics
Tony Benn, who died today Friday, was one of the most important figures on the socialist left in Britain throughout the last four decades.
Parents beat school discrimination, don't parrot Russia, we've shown workers can fight and win, remember miners' solidarity, thanks for a great miners' special, war women worked hard, Eton toffs out of touch, an antidote to Farage, Scots should stay
Bankers' bonuses; School dinners; Pope makes woman cry; Racist Tories aped by Labour; Lib Dem losers; On safari in Deptford; Teather loves cuts but hates hunger
Proposals to prosecute men who buy sex will not help women, says Sadie Robinson. In Sweden it seems to have driven prostitution underground