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Working class people filled the streets of London last Saturday in a mass show of opposition to Tory austerity.
UCU union members reballot at Lambeth College in south London and nationally across FE, plus a strike vote to defend university pensions and a strike against redundancies in Wales. NUT national consultation to end this week and defending NUT rep Julie Davies.
Short reports on Yorkshire Freedom Rides campaign, protesting against deaths in custody, Bolton health anti-privatisation campaign and strikes by prison officers, refuse collectors and train conductors
Children’s admin workers at Sandwell Council have defeated bosses’ plans to downgrade their posts and cut their pay by up to £4,000 a year.
Asylum seeker Manjeet Kaur won an important victory on Thursday of last week after plans to evict her were stopped at appeal.
Union activists are planning a series of demonstrations over blacklisting.
Up to 100 protesters set up camp in Parliament Square, central London, on Friday of last week.
Hundreds of protesters forced a property development fair in London to close down on Wednesday of last week.
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a three-week strike last Sunday. The care workers have now struck for 90 days in eight months.
A ballot by Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) ends on Thursday of this week.
Call centre workers at a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) office in Garston, Merseyside, completed a five-day walkout on Friday of last week.
The Cabinet Office issued orders to ban the London borough of Tower Hamlets deputy mayor Oliur Rahman from his workplace on Tuesday of last week.
Inquests are continuing into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
Around 600 housing workers began a seven-day strike in London and Bristol on Friday of last week.
The fight for better pay at Defence Support Group (DSG) has begun in earnest. Pickets gathered at Ministry of Defence (MoD) bases in Donnington near Telford and Sealand in north Wales on Thursday of last week.
Strikes showed workers’ power—now unions must escalate the action, says?Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Some 500 people died of Ebola during the last week, taking the total of this outbreak past 4,500.
David Cameron has said he wants to limit free movement within the European Union (EU).
A revolt is growing among local government workers after unions suspended strikes over pay.
Ofsted targets Birmingham, Cardiff win for abortion rights, child poverty is still on the rise, vigil for victim of racist attack
Five men appeared in court in London last week after being arrested in a series of police raids at their homes over the last two weeks.
Ukip has done a deal with a Polish Nazi to save its grouping in the European Parliament.
Firefighters in England have announced a four day strike in the battle against Tory pension theft. The walk out will begin at 6pm on Friday 31 October.
Nigeria; Catalonia; Russia
Televised talks were taking place between the leaders of Hong Kong’s government and the ongoing Occupy protest movement as Socialist Worker went to press.
Turkey lifted a ban on Kurdish fighters crossing the border into north eastern Syria to defend the town of Kobane from Islamic State forces last Tuesday.
Dave Sewell welcomes Brian Cox’s new TV programme on evolution, but argues that we cannot ignore human agency
Moyra Samuels was active in the campaign to defend the Mangrove restaurant in west London in the 1980s. Here she discusses the lessons it holds for today
The upheaval in the global financial markets last week raised the spectre of a new crisis. It was also proof that the old one is still sending shudders through the system.
More and more people are demanding a better world, and it’s the working class who have the power to fundamentally change the system, writes Sadie Robinson
After a series of strikes and up to 100,000 marching in London, trade unionists talk to Socialist Worker about the way ahead in the battle against the Tories
The new musical is both funnier and politically sharper than the film with a powerful message of working class struggle and solidarity, writes?Paul McGarr
This exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of Horace Walpole’s 1764 The Castle of Otranto, regarded as the first gothic novel.
These two books bring to life the fiery days of the US revolutionary black movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
What exactly the Tory party strategy is for the next election was laid out rather succinctly in the conservative Spectator magazine this week.
We are often told that Asian men get away with abusing children because police fear being called racist if they arrest them. But the head of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, revealed the real reason for police inaction last week.
Leading on how strikes can transform the mood in work and including letters on why the SNP are not radical and why Labour should offer working class people something to work for
‘He didn’t really answer my question’
This week's Troublemaker leads on Osborne's sale of the century and includes stories on warmonger Tony Blair and cops moaning about being judged by "unrealistic standards"
Annette Mackin argues the Tories’ Carr Review of anti-trade union laws shows bosses will only go further on the offensive if we don’t put up a fight