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Abu Baker Deghayes and his family have faced persecution for the last 12 years.
Some 50,000 tax workers at HMRC offices around Britain began a week of rolling strikes on Monday of this week.
Unite union members at Tyneside Safety Glass in Gateshead struck for better pay for a week from Monday of last week.
Hospitals are struggling to pay their bills as a deepening crisis spreads throughout the health service—but all the Tories care about is how it might damage their vote
inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans at Sheffield’s Hillsborough football stadium have heard evidence of safety concerns about the ground.
New notices over Sean Rigg death, payout for man assaulted by cop, more police investigated over treatment of Bijan Ebrahimi
Cinema workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse in south London staged their seventh strike in two months over pay last Saturday.
Some 200 lorry drivers based at Haydock, St Helens, struck for two hours on Friday of last week over pension changes.
Workers at London’s City Lit college have called a rally against job cuts.
Teachers at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn, south Tyneside, struck on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.
Pensioners call for basic pension rise | Scientists to strike over contracts | Exiles protest over army rule in Sudan | Bradford Hovis workers balloting | Hackney carers set to battle pay cut | Organising against the crisis in care
The government is under fire over the growing number of sick and disabled people going without benefits due to the backlog created by its tests.
An Asian man who died after being stopped by police in Camden, north London, had injuries “consistent” with being restrained according to his family.
Vindictive bosses have gone on the offensive to try and smash an all-out strike at Lambeth College.
Northern Rail Transport Police turned to violence to try and break protests by pensioners and disabled people in South Yorkshire this week.
Student killed in Colchester, Swansea mine bosses cleared, Governors quit in Birmingham, Mental health cuts slammed
Doncaster Care UK workers have voted by 85 percent for more strikes in a consultative ballot. The Unison union members will now ballot for strikes over pay.
One of the biggest strikes for decades is set for Thursday 10 July.
Over 2,000 delegates left the Unison union’s national delegate conference in Brighton last week with a plan to wage a national campaign over pay, starting on 10 July.
Journalists on Newsquest titles in the North West and London were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.
Some 200 people attended a protest in Tottenham, north London, on Monday night after Nazis attacked a free music festival at the weekend.
Workers in the RMT union at Heathrow Express struck for two days last week against bosses’ multi-million pound package of cuts. It led to the closure of the prestigious Terminal Five transport hub.
A group of workers at British Airways (BA) has voted by 95 percent for strikes over pay in a consultative ballot. The Unite union members work in the “mixed fleet”.
Bosses at One Housing Group in London sacked Unite union rep Bryan Kennedy (right) on Wednesday of last week.
A jury at Manchester Crown Court found Michael Collins not guilty of dangerous driving last week.
David Cameron and the Tories saw their cover-up of the hacking scandal come back to haunt them this week.
Tory prime minister David Cameron has declared that members of Isis, the Islamist group that is advancing through Iraq, are doing more than just “taking territory”.
On Saturday of this week it will be ten years since my son Gordon was killed in Iraq. I get really upset when I look at Iraq now, as my boy was killed for lies.
Thousands of tax workers in the PCS union are walking out this week in a series of 24 hour regional strikes. Workers in the London, South East and South West regions walked out this morning, Wednesday.
Support has flooded in for freedom ride protesters in Barnsley after police arrested two protesters on Monday of this week.
Workers across Britain held stunts and protests in solidarity with Lambeth College strikers yesterday, Wednesday.
Meter readers began picketing at energy giant EDF’s building in Bexley Heath, south east London, this morning, Thursday, as the Unite union stepped up selective action.
Up to 1,000 people jammed into the launch rally of Putting Birmingham Schoolkids First last night, Thursday, at the Bordesley Centre in Camp Hill. So many people came that organisers had to set up an overflow hall. The meeting was a response to the attacks on Birmingham schools by Ofsted and Tory minister Michael Gove triggered by the discredited “Trojan Horse” letter.
More than 100 people joined a freedom ride protest in Barnsley today, Monday. Disabled people, pensioners and their supporters gathered to lobby a meeting of the South Yorkshire Transport Executive.
South African platinum miners force bosses to pay up after five-month battle, writes Ken Olende
US secretary of state John Kerry met Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Sunday of last week to promise the unblocking of US military aid.
Thousands of striking workers marched together in Paris on Thursday of last week, bringing together two major disputes.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has continued its spectacular advances in Western Iraq. It seized more Sunni Muslim majority towns near the capital Baghdad, as well as all the country’s western border crossings.
Thousands of workers across France protested today, Thursday, against Labour-type Socialist president Francois Hollande’s pact of austerity. The day of protests and strikes was called by the CGT union federation at the centre of the current wave of strikes in France.
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution.
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin
Independent thriller Keeping Rosy has no truck with managers that tell us we’re one big family—but can’t quite grasp why we are alienated, says Camille Tsang
This is a slightly strange, but welcome exhibition.
The Golden Dream | Roman Empire | Power and People
The Tories like nothing more than an opportunity to drive down living standards for working class people. Some 800,000 public sector jobs have been slashed since they took office.
It wasn’t only David Cameron and George Osborne who went to patronise voters in the north of England this week. They also dusted off Margaret Thatcher’s old “minister for Merseyside” Michael Heseltine for the trip.
Comrades in the west of Scotland were saddened to hear of the death of our friend and comrade John Maclachlan on 15 June after a long illness.
Our schools have problems - but this won't solve them, defend rep to defend the union, can workers stop attacks on our homes?, vile Pickles is not welcome in our city, what about Palestinians?, Tories left us in darkness, we don't want British values, online spooks get personal
‘I’m really sorry about it all. Call me if you need to. Tx’
Tory MEPs research beaches and wines | How to relieve the stress of moving house | Blair makes killing with duty expenses | We bought the royals a new helicopter
Latest British Social Attitudes Survey reveals diverse opinions on immigration and benefits—despite constant Tory scapegoating, reports Sadie Robinson