Dated: 13 May 2014
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The number of billionaires living in Britain has risen to more than 100 for the first time.
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates and their supporters have been out campaigning in over 500 council wards across Britain.
Gove grabs millions for free schools | Cleaners join a protest for jobs | Ukip tweet led to police ‘visit’ | More services face deep cuts
Care UK’s owners, private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital, received a visit to their London offices this morning by angry striking care workers from Doncaster.
The Picturehouse cinema chain has refused to host a benefit showing of award winning film director Ken Loach’s latest film because he supports strikers in the chain’s Ritzy cinema
Workers at Lambeth College in south London are preparing for an all-out strike against hated contracts imposed by bosses.
Up to 150 people joined an angry protest at Barnsley rail station on Monday of this week to demand free train travel for older people.
Around 250 anti-fascists stood up to a national mobilisation of the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Rotherham on Saturday of last week.
More than 300 workers at Wigan’s Labour-run council are set to walk out on Thursday of this week over a cut to their essential car users’ allowance.
Around 500 Unite union members at energy firm EDF struck over pay on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.
Parents with buggies were joined by campaigners of all ages for a noisy procession through the local area to highlight NHS cuts. Young people from the nearby skate park also joined in.
Hundreds of people marched through the centre of Exeter in Devon last Saturday to celebrate the city’s biggest ever pride event. Up to 2,000 people attended festivities through the day.
Public sector union leaders hint at coordinated action to take on the Tories, reports Sadie Robinson
Over 3,000 PCS union members at the 14 offices of the Land Registry (LR) were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Workers at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) call centre in Garston, south Liverpool, were set to strike on Friday of this week.
The PCS union’s national conference meets in Brighton next week at a vital time for the union.
Elections to the PCS union’s national executive ended on Thursday of last week.
More than 1,000 workers struck at Transport for London (TfL) on Friday of last week against attacks on their pay and pensions.
Workers in the RMT union have forced concessions from First Great Western train bosses. They are to end zero hours contracts and pay a living wage to agency and contract staff working in catering and cleaning.
Northern Rail workers were coerced into cutting corners to try and cover up the impact of maintenance drivers’ industrial action, the RMT union has said.
The campaign to defend London Underground RMT rep Mark Harding is calling for support for Mark as he faces court.
UCU union members took part in a day of action against casualisation and zero hours contracts on Wednesday of last week.
Unite union members leafletted the staff conference of One Housing Group in Hammersmith, west London, on Friday of last week.
Occupational therapists at Greenwich council in south east London have voted unanimously for strikes over an alleged “bullying culture”.
A national rank and file electricians’ meeting took place in Liverpool last Saturday.
Hundreds of people packed into a meeting in Aylesham, Kent, last Saturday to commemorate the 1984-85 miners’ strike.
Disabled people and supporters protested outside the Department for Work and Pensions in London on Monday of this week.
Campaigners protested outside the Fracking industry’s Shale Gas World Forum in Birmingham on Tuesday of this week.
Shareholders at Centrica—the firm that owns British Gas—were met by a barrage of protests on Monday of this week.
Einde O’Callaghan from the Marxists Internet Archive responds to demands they remove works by Marx and Engels from the website.
Doncaster Care UK workers are in their second week of a 14-day strike against savage attacks on their pay and conditions by bosses.
Angry crowds have rattled the right wing populist, report Judith Orr and Annette Mackin
Protests took place at at least four immigration detention centres last week.
Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was overthrown last week on a legal technicality. Yingluck is the sister of former populist Thai prime minister Taksin Shinawatra.
The number of miners still missing after the disaster in Turkey remains unknown. So far 283 miners have died and the number continues to rise. The government has said that 147 are still in the mine. But even these tragic figures do not add up. That leaves 288 miners unaccounted for, given that the total number of workers in the mine is said to have been 787.
With the ongoing miners’ strike and anger at the Marikana inquiry the ANC’s win is no return to ‘normality’, writes Charlie Kimber in South Africa
Two outrageous decisions threaten to make the official inquiry into the 2012 Marikana massacre into a whitewash.
Two Ukrainian provinces voted for independence in a referendum last weekend.
The biggest fast food workers’ strike so far is set to hit the US on Thursday of this week. Solidarity protests will take place in over 30 countries in a global day of action to demand union recognition, better pay and respect at work.
The surrender of Homs, the “capital of the revolution”, marks a moment of bitter defeat in Syria writes Simon Assaf
Thomas Piketty’s new economics book Capital in the 21st Century has become a bestseller. Alex Callinicos, author of the forthcoming Deciphering Capital, examines why
Activists across the north west of England have been campaigning to stop Nazi Nick Griffin being re-elected as an MEP in the European elections on 22 May. Annette Mackin travelled around the region speaking to people about the campaign and how to stop the fascists
The British Library exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy calls for Britain’s tradition of comics to be taken seriously, writes Annette Mackin
Kate Tempest’s new album Everybody Down is about real life.
Jimmy Ross and Finlay Allison are joined by fiddler Gillian Frame and singer songwriter Penny Stone in a new expanded version of their tribute to the left wing folk legend Pete Seeger.
This is the first retrospective of the influential French filmmaker Chris Marker in Britain. It features five installations of his films, including the philosophical travelogue Sans Soleil (Sunless).
The crowds at the British Museum were in for a surprise last month, as pillaging Vikings took over—adorned with BP logos.
The Tories are hated, so how have Labour managed to fall behind them in the polls?
New studies suggest the West Antarctic ice sheet is now doomed to collapse, which will raise sea levels by at least 4 metres
Including letters on why South Africa needs an alternative to the ANC, standing up to Ukip's racism, demands to build social housing, racist scares over Halal meat and racism in football.
Leading on the latest so-called Muslim plot to threaten the BRITISH way of life that is hiding in restaurants and supermarkets, according to racist news stories.
Baba Aye of the Socialist Workers League in Nigeria explains the roots of the Islamist group Boko Haram and says military action against it is bound to fail