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Join me on the picket lines, says kitchen assistant Wendy Harris
Pickets discuss how to win as support grows for Lambeth College strike, writes Sadie Robinson
Jimmy Savile was given “free run” in hospitals to turn up day or night, which allowed him to assault patients.
Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre near Bedford faces new allegations of sexual harassment and neglect.
Activists talk to Raymie Kiernan about how they’re getting organised for the 10 July mass strike
The cost of a minimum food shopping basket has increased by 28 percent since the recession hit in 2008. Domestic fuel has gone up by 45 percent and transport costs by 37 percent.
Bosses at Northampton General Hospital had locked out up to 78 biomedical scientists for five days as Socialist Worker went to press.
Patients who occupied a mental health drop-in centre in Cambridge for nearly four months have saved it from closure.
Health workers are organising two events ahead of the NHS’s birthday on 5 July, as part of a national campaign for better pay.
Workers at King’s College London have overwhelmingly voted for strikes to stop job cuts.
NUT general secretary Christine Blower was re-elected with 73 percent of votes. Her challenger Martin Powell Davies of the Socialist Party got 27 percent.
Bedroom tax, London Pride, BBC, Ritzy strike, Media bias and rail safety
Residents of council estates from several London boroughs met last Sunday to launch a new campaign to save homes facing demolition. It was agreed to campaign against the demolitions, to lobby the Housing Committee at City Hall, and to oppose the real estate property developers’ trade fair at Olympia, London, in October.
The inquest into the death of Cherry Groce began on Monday of this week.
Hillsborough inquests hear of previous crushes | Cops search over a million young people | Cops in Greater Manchester caught changing records | Energy fat cats to make even more cash
The militias fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) in Syria and Iraq have declared a new Islamic state, a “Caliphate”.
Revolutionary socialist organisations in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Syria and Morocco have issued a joint statement condemning the sectarianism ripping Iraq apart.
Members of the Unite union debated the Labour Party this week. This was a central theme of the union’s policy conference in Liverpool.
London Underground bosses are reneging on promises to protect workers’ salaries and their location of work—part of a deal struck to call off Tube strikes in May.
Workers who control the power to run trains on London Underground were set to strike for eight days from 8pm on Tuesday of this week.
The Unite union suspended a strike by meter readers working for EDF energy on Friday of last week after bosses offered a 2 percent rise.
Workers at Tyneside Safety Glass in Gateshead began a two-week strike on Monday of this week.
Up to 300 people gathered in Markfield Park, north London last Saturday to protest against a violent Nazi attack that had taken place there.
Unite Against Fascism (UAF) supporters joined 40 people for Operation Clean-Up at the Jewish cemetery in Blackley, north Manchester, last Sunday.
Strikes at Glasgow’s largest bus operator First Group over pay took a step closer after workers rejected paltry pay offers from bosses.
The FBU announced today, Wednesday that firefighters in England and Wales will join up to 1.4 million workers on strike on 10 July. The walkout, set to last from 10am to 7pm, will be the 15th time firefighters have struck in a dispute over Tory attacks on their pensions.
Talks began between bosses and the UCU union at Lambeth College today, Thursday. UCU members have been on indefinite strike since 3 June against hated new contracts.
Palestinians face an onslaught by Israeli forces in the wake of the killing of three Israeli settlers. Warplanes bomb Gaza and bulldozers demolish houses in the West Bank – yet growing numbers of Israelis demand still more revenge.
More than 1,000 people protested outside the Israeli embassy in West London today, Saturday, against Israel's deadly new attacks on the Gaza strip.
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies
The 23 defendants on trial in Cairo for marching against the protest law were defiant at their court hearings last weekend.
Abu Qatada was cleared of terror charges last week and then told he would never be allowed back into Britain.
At least six people, including construction company bosses, have been arrested following the deaths in a building collapse in Chennai, southern India, last Saturday.
The Italian navy discovered 30 bodies in a fishing boat on Monday of this week.
Israel launched air strikes against 34 targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday of this week.
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond recently drew on the rhetoric of Barack Obama’s 2008 US presidential election campaign to assert “Yes, we can”.
Some 75 people occupied Westminster Abbey grounds in central London last Saturday, in protest against Tory plans to scrap the Independent Living Fund (ILF) disability benefit.
The rotten ruling class hide behind a veneer of ideology—and the hacking scandal has torn it open, writes Simon Basketter
The phone hacking trial reveals the normally hidden relationship between newspaper barons, journalists and the cops. Simon Basketter lifts the lid on the corruption at the heart of the British establishment, the cosy relationships and the abuses of power
Dave Sherry tells Tomáš Tengely-Evans he wants his new book Empire and Revolution to take on the elite’s attempt to whitewash the First World War
Common on BBC One and Great Britain, a play by Richard Bean
The rows in the Labour Party keep coming. The latest criticism came from Labour’s policy chief Jon Cruddas this week.
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.
Chris Davison was a very important member in the early days of the International Socialists, the forerunner of the Socialist Workers Party.
Fascist violence is no excuse for attacking Polish migrants| Gerry Conlon was a fighter| Don’t defend Muslims by attacking Catholics| We’re marching against homophobes|
‘It will require tough decisions to cut public spending and social security spending’
A working class Tory is something to be, consultants rake in cash despite cuts, counting the cost of special advisors, comfy cushion for cash boss Cobbold, taxing question for prince Charles, Cameron lines up top job for Eton friend
The nightmare is not over for South Africa’s ruling class as more workers now plan to walk out after the success of the miners’ strike, reports Ken Olende