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As workers walk out against Tory austerity Sadie Robinson says there is a mood to keep up the fight
Cancer care could be privatised for the first time in the NHS’s biggest ever outsourcing of services.
Local GP surgeries are chronically underfunded, with the crisis forcing many doctors to resign because of work pressure.
The political consensus to merge social care and the health service would be a disaster, unless the cuts are stopped and more funding is provided, writes Raymie Kiernan
The Unite union put the fight for the NHS centre stage at its policy conference in Liverpool last week.
Well over 250 people gathered outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Monday of this week.
Up to 78 biomedical scientists were still locked out at Northampton general hospital as Socialist Worker went to press.
Care UK workers in Doncaster were set to begin a two-week strike ballot over a new pay claim on Wednesday of this week. They could strike from 25 July.
Workers have raised severe safety concerns as Tube bosses waste millions of pounds of public money in an effort to beat a strike.
Around 800 people attended the Festival of the Common Weal in Glasgow on Sunday of last week.
Primary Charter meeting to defend childhood | King’s lecturers to join 10 July strike | Croydon teachers are fighting back
Workers at Lambeth College were meeting to decide the next moves in their indefinite strike as Socialist Worker went to press.
Israeli airstrikes killed nine people in Gaza on Monday of this week—and the bombardment is continuing. Fawzi al-Massri, a Gaza resident, spoke to Socialist Worker.
More than 1,000 workers struck at Argos distribution centres around Britain on Thursday of last week.
Workers at Sainsbury’s distribution centres were voting on strikes to defend pensions this week.
Protesters turned a planned national roadshow by Britain First into a disaster for the fascists last weekend.
Activists are celebrating news that the EcoStream shop in Brighton has ceased trading.
The sister of Kingsley Burrell vowed to continue fighting for justice after last week’s announcement that no cops will face charges over his death.
Blacklisted construction workers have denounced the launch by eight building firms of a scheme claiming to compensate workers.
The inquest into the death of Dorothy “Cherry” Groce last week heard a statement written by her after she was shot by police.
Workers at Tilbury docks began an all out strike on Monday of last week.
The judicial review into the death of Mark Duggan is set to begin on Wednesday of this week.
Workers at Tyneside Safety Glass in Gateshead have entered the second week of their three week long strike against low pay.
Social housing; NHS; Adapted housing; Disability protest; Refugees; Stand up to Ukip
Bectu union members at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in south London struck for the eighth time on Sunday of last week to demand the London Living Wage.
The Tories hope that the announcement of a panel of inquiry into how allegations of child abuse were handled will get them past the election.
Daniel Morgan murder panel head appointed | Hillsborough inquests hear police tactics | Met told to co-operate over 'undercover' relationships | Andy Coulson jailed over hacking
Workers at Lambeth College have unanimously rejected a new offer from management and voted to return to work.
As up to 1.5 million public sector workers strike across England and Wales Socialist Worker will be running coverage of picket lines, protests and rallies throughout the day
Photos of strikers from across England and Wales
Rallies by public sector strikers striking for pay and conditions
The annual Marxism festival began on Thursday of this week with a packed opening rally.
Some 10,000 people joined a demonstration in London today (Friday) to show solidarity with Palestinians facing an Israeli military onslaught.
Public sector workers were set to strike in Greece on Wednesday of this week. They plan rallies across the country and a protest at the ministry of finance in Athens.
The Egyptian government removed fuel subsidies and put tax up on cigarettes, wine and beer last weekend.
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested
New evidence that our environment shapes our genes should spur us on to change the world, argues John Parrington
Firms aren’t investing because they don’t expect a big enough profit to make it worthwhile. So they’re relying on lower wages and a property boom instead, writes Alex Callinicos.
Alex Callinicos’s new book Deciphering Capital argues that Karl Marx’s main work is still vital to understand how to change the world, writes Mark L Thomas
Workers are furious with the Tories, but Ed Miliband’s Labour Party seems determined not to offer anything better. Tomáš Tengely Evans looks at why Labour isn’t working—and how we can build a real alternative
The influence of music from the west African state of Mali is disproportionate to its population.
American playright Tony Kushner’s new play tells the story of a group of Communists and artists living in 1930s Berlin.
Making colour begins with a quote from the impressionist painter Renoir. He said, “Without paints in tubes there would have been no Cezanne, no Monet, no Sisley or Pissarro, nothing of what journalists call impressionism.”
Amal Azzudin, one of the original 'Glasgow Girls' who stopped their friend’s deportation, spoke to Socialist Worker about the BBC's new musical adaptation of their story
The Tories are threatening to bring in new laws to try and stop public sector workers going on strike.
With new security at airports and the scare over people who train to fight in Syria the Tories are ramping up fear of Muslim terrorists.
Letters about an anti-fascist Tour de France champion, the struggle of the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders, cuts to radical theatre, drug company profits and shorts.
Quotes from the great and the good this week
Tory ministers declined to say who they were dining with at a fancy nosh-up last week. The party refused to release the guest list for the event at the private Hurlingham members’ club in Fulham, west London.
After shocking new figures highlight the use of stop and search in London, young people spoke to Annette Mackin about how they see the police