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Next week’s health strike can be an outlet for wider anger at the Tories’ attacks, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Health bosses are cooking up a frantic plan to use doctors, nurses and other medics to run ambulances during tomorrow’s NHS strike, Socialist Worker can reveal.
Up to 500,000 NHS workers in England struck out four hours today, Monday, in the first national health strike over pay for 32 years.
Picket lines and protests from the four hour strike for health service pay
Fiona Woolf, the chair of the inquiry into historic child abuse has stepped back from issuing a statement about her links to Leon Brittan.
The family of Mark Duggan has raised serious questions over police conduct surrounding his shooting in August 2011 and the investigation into his death.
The fascist British National Party (BNP) has expelled former leader Nick Griffin.
Care workers at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London have announced two strike days.
Workers at two household waste recycling centres in Sheffield shut down their offices as they struck over bosses’ bullying, pay cuts and conditions.
Train conductors at Arriva Wales were set to strike for 24 hours from 12 noon on Friday of this week. It follows a 67 percent vote to strike by the RMT union members.
It is one year since Royal Mail shares began being snapped up by city fat cats.
Health workers in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich, south London, were set to strike over terms and conditions on Wednesday of this week.
Members of the RMT rail union marched alongside other trade unionists through central Southampton last Saturday against the McNulty report.
Islamophobic pastor James McConnell was forced to cancel a lecture in Pontypridd, South Wales, after anti-racists threatened to protest.
Campaigners against bosses’ transatlantic trade deal TTIP were set to take part in a day of action around the country this Saturday.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) vote in the by-election in the Woodside ward in Tottenham, north London, was disappointing—TUSC received 1.5 percent. However, local activists will continue to build for a serious challenge in the Tottenham seat at the general election next May.
A group of women ended their occupation of empty council homes in Newham, east London, on Tuesday of this week.
Two north London secondary schools—Fortis Green and Highgate Wood—have held indicative votes to ballot for action to defend Haringey divisional secretary Julie Davies.
UCU union members at Lambeth College are balloting for fresh strikes.
Protesters carried a bed, a coffin, and a skeleton in a wheelchair around Bolton last Saturday chanting, “Axe! Axe! The Bedroom Tax!”.
More than 30 Freedom Ride campaigners demonstrated at Barnsley Interchange on Tuesday of last week.
Workers at Defence Support Group (DSG), the Ministry of Defence equipment repair agency, unanimously voted to strike for three days at a mass meeting at Donnington on Monday of this week.
A third of councils in Scotland say they want to use the expanded voters’ register after the referendum to chase people for outstanding debts. Some are even set to pursue 25 year old poll tax debts.
Politicians are using Islamic State murders to ramp up their war rhetoric, writes Judith Orr
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg was released without charge by the British state last week.
Disabled human rights campaigner Manjeet Kaur is resisting Home Office attempts to evict her and make her destitute.
London Underground workers are set to hold a 48-hour strike next week in a row over job cuts.
Including stories on justice delayed for Sean Rigg, prison riot in Kent, Cops Off Campus pair cleared and free schools undermining teaching jobs
A damning Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into a Suffolk residential care home reveals the standards of care deemed acceptable by owners Care UK.
Doncaster Care UK strikers are set to become the longest ever health strikers in Britain on their 81st strike day on Friday of this week.
Hundreds of thousands of local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
Civil service workers in the PCS union plan to walk out on Wednesday of next week to demand a pay rise.
Ukip won a council seat in South Tyneside last week. Norman Dennis was elected in Westoe ward with a majority of 51 over Labour.
The planned joint strike of hundreds of thousands of local government workers in the Unison, GMB and Unite unions on Tuesday of next week has been suspended.
Islamic State is trying to take the town of Kobane in northern Syria.
Protesters continued to occupy Hong Kong’s central district in defiance of an ultimatum, but with much smaller numbers as Socialist Worker went to press.
The first round of Brazil’s presidential, parliamentary and state elections took place last Sunday.
The first case of Ebola was recorded in the US last week.
Roma people demonstrated outside their camp in Athens on Tuesday of last week against a planned eviction.
Student protesters are calling for action across Mexico on Wednesday of this week after the discovery of mass graves suspected to be of murdered student activists.
Jim Main argues the left must seize the moment and carry the spirit of the radical Yes vote into the fight against austerity
The movement in Hong Kong has the potential to light the tinder box in China. Sally Kincaid looks at its relationship to mainland China and what this crisis could mean for its rulers
Black workers didn’t just build the health service—they have also played a crucial role in the struggles that have defended it from the very beginning
Arthur Miller’s play about persecution is still relevant today—but stripped of its politics it falls short of his original intention, argues Dave Gibson
Events are taking place around Britain for Black History Month. Here are some highlights from Glasgow. For a full list go to crer.org.uk
Featuring Withnail and I, V for Vaselines and Cassetteboy
Poverty pay has put some public sector workers who provide essential services to millions of people on the minimum wage.
Ukip was set to win its first MP on Thursday of this week, when a by-election will take place in Clacton, Essex.
Alex Callinicos pays tribute to Lebanese revolutionary socialist Bassem Chit who died last week aged 34
Leading on what is the alternative if bombing Iraq and Syria is not the answer? And including letters on Ian Paisley, the DWP and workers and climate change.
This week's Troublemaker leads on the Tories' attacks on human rights and features stories on new head of MI6 Alex Younger, Thatcher must worse than previously thought and pay-day loan sharks