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It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Britain's political elite. Less than year ago the unionist Better Together campaign in Scotland felt assured of victory. Now it is hanging by a thread
Activists across Britain are organising to take on the anti-immigrant, pro-rich Ukip party later this month.
Trade unionists from across Britain gathered in Liverpool this week for the conference of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Attacks on pay and conditions have created enormous anger among health workers—but union leaders need to do more to build action that can stop them, writes Annette Mackin
The English Defence League (EDL) is trying to whip up racism in Rotherham following the horrific child abuse detailed in a recent report.
At least 30 detainees rose up at Morton Hall immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire last Saturday, after the death of an inmate.
Striking care workers in Doncaster and London brought their struggles together on Tuesday of this week in their fight against low pay and privatisation.
The national executive committee of the NUT union last week voted by 26 to 12 against striking over pay on 14 October. That’s the day Unison union members in schools and local councils are set to walk out.
Yes campaigners in Glasgow were boosted by socialists from England and Wales last weekend to push the case for independence.
A strike ballot of 70,000 local government workers in Scotland began on Tuesday. The Unison union is recommending a yes vote.
The No campaign is in trouble with the Scottish independence vote too close to call, writes Raymie Kiernan
The referendum campaign has unleashed an unprecedented level of debate in Scotland.
Police tasers; Barnsley Freedom Riders; West London traffic wardens; North London Palestine festival; Azelle Rodney
David Cameron, backed by Labour Party leaders and the Lib Dems, is preparing to bomb Iraq again. It will only make matters worse if he does order a return to British attacks.
Campaigners were set to target major job centres and government buildings in a day of action against benefit sanctions on Thursday of this week.
The PCS union executive met last week and agreed to look to coordinate action with other unions in October. But no date has yet been agreed.
Firefighters launched a nationwide tour to highlight the devastating effect Tory cuts are having on the fire service at the TUC conference this week.
The government was humiliated as it lost a vote on the bedroom tax last week. A private members’ bill from a Lib Dem backbencher got support from 304 MPs to 267.
Jewish man flees home, train fare rises, from care to B&Bs
The Tube workers’ RMT union called off an overtime ban due to begin on Wednesday of last week. It was set to be the first action by Tube workers since a 72-hour strike was suspended in May for talks.
Hundreds of activists were expected to join the first international debate hosted by the London branch of new Spanish radical left party Podemos this Saturday.
Five reasons why we need to push for a Yes vote in Scotland
The leaders of the main Westminster parties, panicked this week, cancelled their plans and rushed to Scotland.
In one of the most coordinated and brazen campaigns in recent times, business, politicians, the media, multinational corporations and international bankers have united in order to bully Scottish voters into voting No in the independence referendum.
Workers from across Greece marched in the northern city of Thessalonica last Saturday against the government’s austerity programme.
Nurses at the JFK hospital in Liberia’s capital Monrovia have gone on strike demanding better protection against Ebola.
Fast food workers across the US struck on Thursday of last week. The action was part of an escalating campaign for $15 (£9.30) an hour wages and the right to join a trade union.
Geoff Brown argues the protests represent real anger, but the movement has to look to its own strength, not the leadership
The right wing mayor of Calais, northern France, has been demanding the British government show it isn’t “soft” on immigration.
Amid the hubbub of media and official commentary on and denunciation of the jihadi Islamic State (Isis), only one thing is clear—no one has a clue what to do.
The Scottish National Party is making headway as the independence referendum nears, but, says Iain Ferguson, the party is trapped by its attempt to please both the rich and the poor at the same time
Tory MP Douglas Carswell defected to Ukip and is standing for re-election in the seaside constituency of Clacton. Dave Sewell visited the town and spoke to people hit by the crisis
Labour is not providing an alternative to the misery and anger that the Tories’ cuts are creating, say two former Labour Party councillors.
Voices from people in Hackney make Little Revolution, about the 2011 riots, an antidote to those who dismissed them as ‘criminality’, argues Brian Richardson
Just about anyone who has experienced workplace life will relate to the Dardenne brothers’ brilliant new film.
This exhibition looks at the impact of the First World War and its aftermath on the Welsh wool industry.
These new tracks are a celebration of “Walthamstow One” when 4,000 anti-fascists humiliated the English Defence League in east London in 2012.
Black & Blue is a radical writing publication that aims to publish previously unpublished writers.
Pride, a new film about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, is on general release from this week.
One of the vilest bigots these islands have produced is dead.
Politicians' abuse hypocrisy, back strikes to beat debt, Iraq lies, painting solidarity, best warmonger, how to fight, voting Yes is anti-racist, more irony than sense
Quotes from the week
How can any Scot want to leave Britain after news that another royal scrounger is on the way?
Campaigners explain why they're fighting against joint enterprise convictions