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The Ebola crisis which has already killed 5,000 people in west Africa could be halted with £600 million - and the world's top 85 billionaires are getting £50,000 a second
Nearly 50 pensioners held an angry protest outside the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive meeting in Barnlsey on Monday of this week.
Library workers in Greenwich, south east London, have beaten private bosses’ attacks on bosses and pay.
Students are set to march through central London on Wednesday 19 November.
Workers at Lambeth College are balloting for strikes to defend their terms and conditions.
Lecturers in 69 universities across Britain were set to begin a marking boycott on Thursday of this week.
Some 2,000 Post Office workers are set to receive their strike ballot papers on Saturday of this week after pay talks broke down with bosses.
Bosses at Picturehouse cinemas announced last week “there will be no redundancies at this time” at the Ritzy. The U-turn came less than a week after it said it planned to sack 34 workers at the south London cinema.
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers struck on Thursday of last week at the Ministry of Defence bases at Colchester, Warminster and Bovington.
Recycling workers in the GMB union in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, began an indefinite strike last Saturday.
Some argue that discrimination against eastern Europeans is not racist because they are white. But, as Ken Olende explains, racism goes beyond colour prejudices
A detective inspector on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster has agreed that South Yorkshire Police solicitors directed police to “sanitise” evidence.
The government said last week that there would be no independent public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.
Ukip lost an election for South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) last week.
York remembers the slaughter of war | Leon Briggs death anniversary vigil | Defend the Right to Protest conference | Protest over Orgreave delays | Huddersfield health demonstration
Around 500 people attended the Class think tank’s 2014 conference What Britain Needs last Saturday at the TUC in London.
Barrister Michael Mansfield QC has backed a People’s Inquiry into the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
As many as 200 people lined the streets in Rochester last Saturday to stop around 50 fascists from Britain First marching through the town.
Crane drivers working for HTC Plant were set to strike on Friday of this week and shut major construction sites.
Unite union members at homelessness charity St Mungo’s Broadway were set to begin a ten-day strike from 8am on Wednesday of this week.
The party faces a general election disaster as well as a bitter leadership race, reports Raymie Kiernan
Health workers across nine unions in England are set to strike for four hours on Monday 24 November.
Firefighters have reacted with fury after bosses sacked a leading union activist for striking against attacks on workers’ pensions.
A United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report last Sunday warned of “severe, pervasive and irreversible” effects of global warming.
The police in Rochdale put a “cap” on the number of child abusers they would arrest, according to a social worker.
Abu Bakr Deghayes has lost two sons to the war in Syria. Jaffer was killed in Syria last weekend, aged 17, and Abdullah died there in April. Their eldest brother Amer is still fighting.
The prospect of an inquiry uncovering the truth about child abusers at the heart of the British establishment grew even weaker this week.
Millions around the world will remember the war dead on Sunday of this week, with special focus on the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
Hundreds of union militants will gather at the Unite the Resistance conference later this month to debate how we get united action against the Tories.
Holiday pay ruling; Sacked? Now work for free!; Cop charged for student arrest; Masked march on parliament
The Unison, GMB and Unite unions are holding a consultative ballot of local government members in England and Wales over pay.
Local government workers in Scotland have voted by more than two-thirds to accept a revised pay proposal from council bosses.
Housing workers at St Mungo’s Broadway (SMB) held a victory rally this morning, Wednesday, after bosses agreed to meet virtually all their demands.
Beijing set for Hong Kong demo | Putin calls talks after election | Podemos tops poll in Spain
Mexican students have called a three-day walkout to shut down the education sector from Wednesday of this week to demand the return of 43 “disappeared” students.
An extraordinary wave of protest swept across every town in Ireland last Saturday.
Blaise Compaore ruled over Burkina Faso in West Africa as a dictator for 27 years. But mass demonstrations in the country’s capital Ouagadougou last week forced him to resign and flee the country.
Mahienour el-Massry spoke to Socialist Worker about her time in jail and the Egyptian military’s ongoing clampdown
Faced with disaster on almost every front, David Cameron and George Osborne are desperately talking up the British economy.
Revolt swept across Eastern Europe 25 years ago, toppling the Berlin Wall and the Stalinists who built it. The real socialists were cheering, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Socialist Worker spoke to Jane Hardy, a socialist activist and writer specialising in global political economy. Her book, Poland’s New Capitalism (2009) was translated into Polish and has been read by the new left there.
Playwright David Edgar spoke to Judith Orr about the trilogy of plays he wrote after the 1989 revolutions—which are currently being revived in London
This exhibition depicts the horrific and brutal history of warfare during the last 100 years.
Retreating German troops lock nine Russian soldiers into a monastery basement in Poland in 1944.
There are more than twice as many billionaires in the world today as there were five years ago.
Leaked photos have revealed a decaying nuclear waste dump at Sellafield in Cumbria.
After referendum - unite against austerity, social reasons for drugs, the market and Ebola, stop racist clampdown, don't sow confusion, lax care rules, endless war, giving up on Labour, miners still inspire a fight
MPs expenses have been shredded (Pic: Wikimedia Commons)
European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin