Dated: 08 Apr 2014
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Protests took place across Britain last Saturday to mark the first birthday of the bedroom tax, and to make sure it doesn’t see a second.
Up to 40 people rallied to save the Lifeworks centre in Cambridge on Saturday of last week.
Northern Rail maintenance drivers in the RMT union working in Traincare depots are set to escalate strikes over a company re-grading exercise.
Workers at Ealing Hospital have won a victory over pay after strikes.
Campaigners met to celebrate beating planned privatisation at George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton on Wednesday of last week.
Workers at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, south London, were set to strike on Friday of this week.
The annual conference of the National Union of Students (NUS) takes place from Tuesday to Thursday of this week.
Opponents of fracking and other forms of gas extraction being planned for South Wales met in Swansea last week.
Some 30 people attended the Birmingham PCS public meeting on Benefits St or Scapegoat St—what is the government doing to our benefit system?
Former Ford-Visteon workers were set to discuss a new pensions deal on Thursday of this week.
Elections in the NUT teachers’ union were set to end on Wednesday of this week.
Eighty people attended a meeting about Tony Benn at Leeds Metropolitan University on Friday of last week.
Janet Alder told a vigil in Hull last Saturday, “I am not working alone and this crowd of people is proof of that.”
A judge has given Mark Duggan’s mother Pamela permission to challenge the inquest into his killing on the grounds that it was legally flawed.
New pathologists to give evidence into the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster reports Sadie Robinson
The left was preparing to protest against austerity in Paris on Saturday of this week in the wake of gains for the right in local elections.
The jury in the trial of Nicky Jacobs for the murder of PC Blakelock has retired to consider it's verdict has Socialist Worker went to press.
Carers for adults with learning disabilities in Doncaster struck for 48 hours from last Sunday. The Unison union members are fighting Care UK bosses’ attempts to slash their pay and conditions by forcing them to sign new contracts.
Setback for immigration bill | Nazi Brons won’t stand in May | Prison staff let young man die | Tories float wind turbine ban
A memorial service was held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Milton Keynes last Sunday for Christine Case. She died the previous week and is believed to have suffered a heart attack.
A leaked file reveals a shocking statement from the first inquiry into Daniel Morgan’s murder, reports Simon Basketter
Construction workers are resisting new attacks on the way they are employed. Changes to the rules governing self-employment should have made it harder for construction bosses to use bogus self-employment as a tax scam.
Around 300 people marched in Glasgow last Sunday for Scotland’s first ever International Roma Day event. A Roma band set the festive spirit as the march made its way through the heart of the city’s Govanhill neighbourhood.
A Croydon Radio presenter resigned after the web-based station gave a platform to National Front (NF) Nazi Tony Martin last week. Guests had threatened to pull out and Kingston Unite Against Fascism lobbied and threatened to picket. They were told that the invitation had been withdrawn.
Toxic tests | Stop global warming, don’t just adapt | Back independence—and fight for socialism | Tory insult to unemployed | Zero hours need to go | We stood up for Yashika
Up to 150 protesters joined the second South Yorkshire Freedom Ride to fight for the right for free travel for disabled people and pensioners.
Production workers on strike at Bombardier’s Central Rivers Depot in Burton upon Trent have given notice to extend their strike for a third week.
Supporters gathered outside Manjeet Kaur’s appeal against deportation in Manchester on Wednesday of last week. Around 35 people joined the lobby.
More than 200 students at Cowes Enterprise college, Isle of Wight, walked out of classes on Friday morning of last week.
The Unison union has threatened a year of unrest in the NHS after senior reps agreed to call a strike ballot over pay.
Ukrainian authorities sent security forces to clear government buildings in Kharkiv, the country’s second biggest city, of pro-Russian demonstrators on Tuesday of this week.
As Nato’s occupation comes to an end, Guy Smallman speaks to Afghans about its legacy of deep poverty and corruption
The month-long Indian elections began this week with speculation that the hard right BJP party would replace the Congress party-led government.
European unions take action; Fascists gain in Hungary election; Shot fired in Brazilian Olympic strike
Workers across Greece were set to strike on Wednesday of this week in the first combined public and private sector general strike since November last year.
There have been few demands in the independence debate for far-reaching wealth redistribution. Class divisions are being overlooked in competing claims to “Scottishness” and other supposedly national characteristics.
Ukip is polling 28 percent for next month’s European elections—only two points behind Labour—according to the latest YouGov survey. This five point rise is a big boost for Nigel Farage’s party. All the main parties have slipped back, with the Tories at 22 percent and the Lib Dems at 9 percent.
An exhibition at the Natural History Museum traces humans in Britain over a million years, and shows how recently class society emerged, writes Judith Orr
There was a spike in hospital admissions last week as towns and cities across Britain were covered in toxic smog. And as Dave Sewell writes, if action isn’t taken against pollution, things could get worse
Noah is an epic fable of despair in the face of environmental disaster that takes liberties with more than just its Biblical sources, says Camilla Royle
The latest offering from the Kaiser Chiefs is an unexpected but refreshingly welcome poke in the eye—or the ear—of the British establishment.
Coal Not Dole: Women Against Pit Closures exhibition in Barnsley | Brick Lane photography book and exhibition by Phil Maxwell
When the police are in trouble, the establishment is in trouble.
Warmonger and former prime minister Tony Blair showed his contempt for ordinary people this week.
Quotes from week's news
Troublemaker regular culture secretary Maria Miller was ordered to repay £5,800 for mortgage-payment claims for her “second” home.
Supporting Scottish independence doesn’t mean falling for nationalist myths. Raymie Kiernan looks at a new book that busts Salmond’s claims about class