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A great battle is taking place in Greece between the forces of capital and those who want to hurl off the chains of austerity.
The true horrors of the European Union’s “Fortress Europe” have been revealed again over the new year.
Ukip’s fear of being called racist shows that there’s a solid base to build a fightback against the hard right party, writes Sadie Robinson
The Tories hope they can lie their way back into Downing Street.
A poll released just after Christmas put the SNP on 43 percent and Labour on 26 percent.
Tenants were celebrating at the New Era estate in Hackney, east London last month, after beating the corporation that had planned to kick them out and treble the rent.
A man died after police tasered him last month. Adrian McDonald collapsed and later died after police were called to an address in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
A Downing Street report into the aftermath of the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike showed how close Margaret Thatcher’s government “came to disaster”. The National Archives released the document under the 30-year rule.
Prince Andrew scuttled from his £22,000 a week Swiss chalet this week to make sure his spin doctors briefed the media that he’s teetotal and doesn’t like parties.
Disabled people Against Cuts (Dpac) and the Save ILF campaign held a protest outside Parliament on Tuesday of this week. It was against the closure of the Independent Living Fund, which was upheld by the Appeal Court last month
The farce around the Child Abuse panel inquiry continues.
Short news stories of the week, including: Ebola, Bank Fashion, and Rolls Royce
Over 27,000 London bus drivers are set to strike across the capital’s 18 bus companies on Tuesday of next week.
Lambeth College workers began a two-day strike today, Wednesday, in a battle to defend their contracts.
Down with the corrupt judges … Down with military rule
Racists and right wingers are trying to use yesterday’s horrific killings in Paris to divide working people, justify imperialist intervention and whip up Islamophobia.
Workers at Barbour Jackets marched on the company’s head office in South Shields today, Friday, as part of a fight over working hours.
Around 27,000 London bus drivers in the Unite union are set to walk out on Tuesday of next week. It’s part of a pay dispute with 18 bus companies and Transport for London (TfL).
Dnata airport strike threat wins small pay rise | Unity statement against racist EDL in Dudley | Hundreds at vigil for Leelah Alcorn | Post Office strikes are off after talks | Love Activists cook up housing protest | Freedom Riders protest over cuts
Allegations that British soldiers murdered Iraqis and mutilated their bodies after a battle in Iraq were rejected by an inquiry at the end of last year.
Also: strike at Garston DWP, legal challenge at National Gallery
Workers at Barbour’s clothing warehouse in Gateshead in north east England began a four-week strike on Monday of this week.
Around 100 journalists and human rights campaigners protested outside the Egyptian Embassy in central London on Monday of last week.
Activists on the left in the Unison union are set to hold an important national meeting in Manchester.
As cuts and privatisation leave hospitals struggling to cope with winter, new strikes over NHS pay are a chance to fight back, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Tower Transit workers strike
Rail workers’ union RMT held a series of campaigning events on Monday of this week against the threat to jobs, fares and services from new franchises on the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express routes.
Workers at Lambeth College in south London were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of this week.
Thousands have marched in cities across Germany throughout December and again on Monday to counter the rise of new anti-Muslim street movement Pegida.
The forced deportation of asylum seeker Wei Lin was halted by passengers on a commercial airline in Sydney, Australia, on 19 December.
The Egyptian state has launched new attacks in the approach to the Egyptian Revolution’s fourth anniversary on 25 January.
A UN Security Council motion calling for an end to Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem was rejected last month.
US cops have launched an offensive against calls for an end to police brutality, writes Annette Mackin
The US government has finally agreed to re-establish full diplomatic ties with Cuba. The two countries are set to exchange ambassadors for the first time since 1961.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg has been tortured and hounded by the state, and vilified by the media. He never let it stop him speaking out.
Real economic recovery remains as elusive as ever, writes Alex Callinicos
A government promising a break with austerity could be elected in Greece’s 25 January general election, in the form of radical left party Syriza. Panos Garganas argues it’s a big step forward—but the struggle will continue whoever wins
Laura Miles argues that we won’t win LGBT liberation until we get rid of capitalism—and to do that we have to look towards workers’ solidarity and struggle
There’s a number of great performances to look out for in this year’s Celtic Connections, an annual music festival held in Glasgow.
A new exhibition on Pop Art has polarised art critics. The liberals cried that it’s “without taste” while conservatives branded it “bonkers”.
Films due out in 2015
For the next four months politicians and the media will seek to persuade us of the gulf between the Tories and Labour on every key issue we face.
Convicted rapist Ched Evans sees himself as a “role model”. He cannot be welcomed back into professional football.
Taking on toxic Ukip, counting the real cost of academies, Tory torture in Ireland... and the Engels beard debate continues
Not all workers are exploited in the same way—but capitalism still needs their work, and that gives them power to hit back
Leading on how City Link boss Jim Moulton wants even more cuts and including stories on more bonuses for bankers
Residents on a south London estate are taking on the housing crisis in London