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The Yes campaign in Scotland, which concludes this week, has had David Cameron on the run.
A struggling A&E in London will have to deal will some 8,000 more patients a year after two neighbouring emergency departments were closed last week.
This autumn’s mass demonstrations against austerity on 18 October are now just four weeks away. They will come just days after huge public sector strikes.
Over 150 bus workers marched in central London on Thursday of last week in protest at unequal pay and conditions.
UCU members in further education colleges in England are set to join other public sector workers on strike over pay on 14 October.
The NUT union has begun a consultation on whether teachers should take up to two days of strikes before next year’s general election.
Over 400 school students demonstrated outside Carlton Bolling College, Bradford, on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting against the suspension of support worker Asif Khan.
Workers at Lambeth College have overwhelmingly voted to re-ballot for further industrial action to fend off bosses’ attacks.
Elections have begun in the UCU union for two casual vacancies on the national executive committee.
Bosses at the City of Westminster College have announced the potential redundancy of UCU union lead negotiator Keith McKenna.
Brighton and Hove refuse and recycling drivers struck for 24 hours last Monday as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and allowances.
Train bosses are refusing to make any concessions to South Yorkshire Freedom Riders’ demand for the reinstatement of free train travel for older people.
Kirklees Council has suspended the threat to sack and re-engage its staff on new terms and conditions. This comes after Unison members voted by 73 percent to strike in an indicative ballot.
Workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema have voted to accept an improved offer from bosses.
Worldwide protests against climate change were set to take place this Sunday two days before a summit in the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York.
Campaigning for independence has awakened new working class hopes for change, writes Raymie Kiernan
Care workers in north London have announced four more days of strikes in their dispute over pay with bosses at Your Choice Barnet (YCB).
You might think that meeting Brian May of Queen would be the highlight of a trip to London. But it wasn’t for Care UK strikers from Doncaster who visited the capital on Tuesday of last week. Joining Barnet council strikers at a rally and social was the best part of their day.
Baggage handlers in the Unite union struck at London Heathrow airport on Friday of last week.
More than 400 people joined a rally in support of Scottish independence outside the Welsh assembly in Cardiff last Saturday.
The US started a new bombing campaign in Iraq this week. It no longer claims to be carrying out a humanitarian mission.
Protesters held a fourth Surround Harmondsworth demonstration at the immigration detention centre near Heathrow airport last Saturday.
Former South Yorkshire Police sergeant Stephen Payne has said that the “primary blame” for the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster lies with the police.
Up to 300 people attended a meeting of Podemos—the new left party that is shaking up politics in the Spanish state—in central London last Saturday.
In a speech to a Tory audience in Aberdeen prime minister David Cameron said the Yes campaign’s vision of a different Scotland “was too good to be true”.
Campaigners get set to take on Farage with a demonstration at Ukip’s conference in Doncaster, reports Sadie Robinson
More than 5,500 people in 550 workplaces across Britain could lose their jobs after sales company Phones4U went into administration.
A mosque in Rotherham had a glass door smashed last Saturday after hundreds of racists descended on the town to try and whip up division.
Homeless prisoners | Benefit justice | Cops let off by bosses
Campaign group Cage, formerly known as Cage Prisoners, is holding a series of meetings against the criminalisation of Muslims who research or fundraise for events abroad.
A planned traffic wardens’ strike in Ealing, west London, was called off last week.
Some 70 demonstrators gathered in front of Carlton Court in Carlton Colville near Lowestoft on Monday of this week.
Socialists in Manchester are organising solidarity with Jewish people who faced attacks after speaking out against Israel’s assault on Gaza.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing a candidate in a council by-election in Woodside ward in Haringey, north London.
Ten questions answered
Michael Hilton, a East Lancashire housing association tenant jailed on remand because of the bedroom tax, is set to appear in court on Monday of next week.
Our special Scotland edition is full of reasons to support independence, news from the campaign and analysis of what's at stake.
Around 40 people took part in a lively protest against Sainsburys stocking Israeli products in Angel, Islington, last Saturday.
Up to 10,000 people filled Glasgow's George Square tonight, Wednesday, to rally support for independence ahead of Thursday's referendum. An hour after the rally was due to end thousands remained in the square.
Health workers in the Unison union have voted to strike against attacks on their pay.
Scottish voters have rejected independence by 55 percent to 45 percent. But they gave the British ruling class the fright of its life—and Scotland will never be the same again.
Britain’s biggest health union today named Monday 13 October as the day for England’s first NHS strike over pay in 32 years.
Tens of thousands of people marched across Britain today, Sunday, as part of a global day of protests against climate change.
leading egyptian political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and his co-defendents Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, known as Noubi, and Wael Metwally were released on bail, following a court ruling on Monday of this week.
Nato airstrikes killed 11 people, including children, in the eastern province of Kunar in Afghanistan on Wednesday of last week.
Sweden’s Social Democrats came top in the general election last Sunday, but did not get an absolute majority
Up to 2 million people protested in Barcelona for the right to vote on Catalan independence on Thursday of last week.
More than 200 African migrants are believed to have drowned after their boat sank off the Libyan coast last Sunday night.
Heavy fighting raged between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist forces last weekend, despite a ceasefire being in place since 5 September.
Panos Garganas argues that fighting the fascist Golden Dawn in Greece must go hand in hand with fighting against austerity
Sections of our ruling class are being driven wild by the opinion polls on the Scottish referendum. Apparently if a small country on the edge of Europe votes for independence, civilisation as we know it is over.
Historian Marcus Rediker spoke to Ken Olende about the struggles that took place aboard the ships of early capitalism
In 2007 and 2009 Socialist Worker reported from makeshift camps in northern France where migrants survived in squalor. Now, as calls for another crackdown grow, Dave Sewell and Guy Smallman return to meet the new victims of racist border controls
The modest documentary Tony Benn Will and Testament, made shortly before his death, is a reminder of his socialist politics, argues Sarah Ensor
Animated comedy Bojack Horseman is based around the life of an anthropomorphic horse, who was the lead star of a 1990s sitcom called Horsin’ Around.
Robert Young 1965-2014 | Narrating Objects:unlocking the stories of sculpture
Nick Robinson, the BBC’s political editor, is upset. He doesn’t like the fact that people have rightly picked him up for being biased against the Scottish Yes campaign.
David Cameron has said that a Yes vote in Scotland’s referendum would break his heart. That would seem reason enough to campaign for a Yes vote.
Including letters on busting Cameron's myths on Britain, reversal of ozone depletion and many more
Featuring MPs expenses, Prince Harry's windfall and cufflinks made out of gun shells
As the FBU firefighters’ union launches its new Sounding the Alarm report, Annette Mackin looks at how cuts and job losses are putting lives at risk.