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Teacher Mohammed Soliman says Gaza’s spirit of resistance is unbroken
St Pancras station cleaners; East Coast rail cleaners; Petrit Mihaj and Sodexho; hotel workers; Deaths in custody and detention
Anti-racists rallied to stop the English Defence League last Saturday
Thousands of visitors were turned away from three Welsh museums last Saturday as staff stage a series of half day walkouts over pay and pensions.
Hundreds of activists from around Britain were expected to converge on Blackpool, Lancashire, this weekend, for discussions, protests and direct action against fracking.
The dispute at Lambeth College in south London is likely to resume in the new term. Staff start back at work on Monday 18 August.
Doctors and patients handed in a petition to Downing Street on Wednesday of last week to protest at threats to 22 surgeries across east London.
More than 30 striking care workers from Care UK in Doncaster visited the protest camp outside Stafford Hospital on Wednesday of last week.
More than 1,000 peace activists protested against the nuclear arms industry last Saturday in Berkshire.
A packed meeting of Save The Irreplaceable Torrington Community Hospital last Saturday voted to reject a six-month evaluation report.
Global solidarity as protests fill the streets for Gaza
The family of Habib “Paps” Ullah say they will continue fighting after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced it will not bring charges over his death.
Firefighters are at a crucial stage of their fight against Tory attacks on their pensions. Firefighters in the FBU union in England and Wales began a series of strikes on Saturday of last week.
David Cameron might want his “star players” to be “on the pitch”. But in the Scottish independence referendum, worried Tories desperately want him off it.
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a two-week strike on Monday of this week and overwhelmingly voted for more strikes at a mass meeting.
One Housing Group workers in London struck from Friday of last week to Monday of this week, with pickets at the organisation’s headquarters in Camden.
Lawyers for disgraced former Tory spin doctor and News of the World editor Andy Coulson were back in court on his behalf last week. Coulson is charged with three counts of perjury.
The Unite union has declared victory in a pay dispute at EDF Energy, which involved a series of strikes by 500 workers.
UNISON members working for Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire, have voted in an indicative ballot for branch wide industrial action.
Patriotic celebrities might be welcome to wade into the Scottish independence debate. But if you’re homeless in Glasgow it’s another matter.
About 80 Freedom Riders protested outside Barnsley station on Monday of this week demanding the right to free train travel.
Annette Francis was owed hundreds of pounds due to the backlog caused by the government's move from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payment. An inquest heard that the financial pressure led to her committing suicide. Now Work and Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith is calling for even harsher changes to the benefit system.
The outbreak could have been contained if people had access to basic hygeine
The rise of sectarianism and the Islamic State is a direct result of the US’s divide and rule strategy—more intervention will only make the problem it created worse, writes Judith Orr
A 72-hour ceasefire began at midnight on Monday of this week, but the death toll from Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza now exceeds 1,900 people. The majority were civilians, including nearly 500 children.
A Human Rights Watch report published this week states that the Egyptian military deliberately planned the deadly assault on unarmed protesters in August 2013.
With the savage attacks on Gaza by Israel it is not surprising many see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians to be eternal and unsolvable.
The British ruling class are trying to scare voters away from a yes vote by raising questions over a future Scottish currency.
On the back of Israel’s vicious assault on Gaza, there has been growing debate about whether we are witnessing a rise in antisemitism.
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende
There are alarming signs that global warming may have passed ‘tipping points’ of no return. This is a cause for urgent action, not despair, writes Dave Sewell
Rehad Desai, director of the Miners Shot Down film, talked to Socialist Worker about why it’s a must-see for trade unionists
Veteran comic strip writer Pat Mills talks to Ken Olende about First World War mutinies and war resisters as a new collection of graphic stories, To End All Wars, is published
Every socialist will have been nauseated by the Commonwealth commemoration of the centenary of the First World War held in Glasgow on 4 August.
This is the seventh studio album by US punk band Rise Against.
Fans of post-apocalyptic Australian road movies won’t have to wait for the Mad Max sequel next summer.
Everyone who has seen footage of the terrible plight of the Yazidi people trapped on a mountainside in northern Iraq will have been moved.
The row over drugs pricing this week may have wiped six months off the lives of 1,500 women.
Israel's bloody assault on Gaza reveals its true colours, plus letters on Hiroshima, Boris Johnson and more
The week in quotes
Scores of leading Tories are already campaigning frantically for the election which could decide the future of their careers next year. Not the general election in May—a mere trifle in comparison.
Well done to the group of young boys of Derby Road, Southampton, who chased away the makers of new documentary series Immigration Street with eggs and flour.
New Tory education secretary Nicky Morgan is on a mission. She wants to make sure there’s “no place for extremist views anywhere in the education system”.
A standoff over e-book prices took a turn for the surreal last week.
The helicopter hero can keep his wages... we want his pad
The anti-union lawyer tasked with writing an “independent” call for yet more anti-union laws has thrown in the towel.
Suicides behind bars are surging. Annette Mackin looks at the shocking conditions in a prison system that kills the people it’s meant to rehabilitate