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British politics is in turmoil. But who will gain? Step up the strikes to win.
Workers at the Defence Support Group (DSG), the Ministry of Defence equipment repair agency, were set to begin strikes this week over pay.
Workers at housing charity St Mungo’s Broadway were set to walk out for seven days on Friday of this week.
Some 300 people joined a demo against the racist EDL in Birmingham called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF).
Bedroom tax prisoner Michael Hilton was sentenced to ten months in jail last week. There was anger and disbelief in court.
Hundreds rallied against the proposed TTIP trade deal in London and around Britain on Saturday of last week as part of a Europe-wide day of action.
A 48-hour strike by London Underground workers set for Tuesday of this week was suspended by RMT union leaders a little over 24 hours after it was announced.
Severfield Steel strike in Bolton | Freedom Riders hold consultation | Packed meeting for People’s Question Time | Library walkouts in Greenwich | ‘Global Frackdown’ targets HSBC | Welsh miners mark gala film screening | Occupy parliament for fairer society | Cardiff marchers say ‘no more war’
Also: UCU pulls Lambeth College ballot | solid strike at Barnsley College | Teachers vote on more strikes
The blame for last week’s by-election results doesn’t stop with Nigel Farage, says Sadie Robinson
Also: Your Choice Barnet strike called off
Racists across Britain will have cheered the news that Ukip has its first elected MP. The result will make a nasty, racist party appear more legitimate. It will make voting Ukip seem like more than simply a protest vote.
Some 80,000 public sector workers plan to strike across Scotland on Tuesday of next week.
THE LIE that British troops would not return to Iraq is falling apart.
BRITAIN AND the US are supposed to be backing Kurds fighting Islamic State in Kobane in northern Syria.
Mark Duggan verdict upheld | Records wrong on secret cops | More terror arrests made | Debates on a better system
Police lied about Liverpool football fans in the wake of the Hillsborough football disaster, an inquest has heard.
Linda is a 7/7 London bombing survivor, who was injured in the Aldgate Tube bomb on 7 July 2005.
Up to 15,000 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Sunday at an event called by the Hope Over Fear campaign initiated by Tommy Sheridan.
This week’s health strike was a big success—now many want more action, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
A strike over pay by hundreds of thousands of local government workers scheduled for Tuesday of this week was suspended last week.
The suspension of this week’s local government strike underlines the need for rank and file organisation to hold union leaders to account.
Anger at years of pay freezes and attacks on the union is driving the civil service walkout, set to take place on Wednesday of this week.
Thousands of civil service workers walked out of offices today, Wednesday, on a 24-hour strike over pay.
The fight for better pay at Defence Support Group (DSG) began in earnest this week.
Radiographers across the country walked out of hospitals for four hours today, Monday, in the latest pay strike in the NHS.
Protesters filled the streets of Dublin last Saturday against the introduction of water charges.
A weekend of action against police racism took place across the US city of St Louis, Missouri, last Saturday and Sunday.
Protesters in Hong Kong added cement to their barricades on Monday of this week to stop pro-government thugs from dispersing them.
Anti-fascist groups from across Europe met in Athens on Sunday of last week. They called for an international day of protests against racism and fascism on Saturday 21 March 2015.
Bolivians overwhelmingly re-elected Evo Morales as president for a third term last Sunday with over 60 percent of the vote.
Brian Richardson argues that the history of black workers’ struggles from the past can arm militants fighting today
The media cliche machine has been in overdrive since the by-elections on Thursday of last week. Tedious though this is, undoubtedly something big has happened.
Kurdish oppression has been made and perpetuated by imperialism, and liberation will not be brought by its arms or compromises with it, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has cost thousands of lives. Ken Olende looks at how inequality and the legacy of colonialism lie behind the crisis. Marcia, an aid worker in Sierra Leone, writes exclusively from the front line
The new film Bypass on youth poverty and crime avoids both blaming the poor and looking like a liberal reality show, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Mrs Barbour’s Daughters at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh | The Coup at the Camden Jazz Cafe | We’re not going back, Red Ladder Theatre
In 1963, with the Civil Rights Movement in full swing, Duke Ellington made an historic record that history went on to forget.
The British parliament has finally voted to recognise the Palestine as a state. The vote was overwhelming on Monday of this week—with 274 votes to 12.
The late 1970s were not the easiest of times for socialists and trade union activists.
Campaigning against injustice, welcoming migrants, and defending our history
Quotes from the week's news
Donors who have £22 billion have a dinner with ministers| Mind your manners with Her Majesty
Rail bosses are rubbing their hands at lucrative new deals as spineless politicians let them tighten their grip