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Tim cartoon points to hypocrisy of leaders (Pic: Tim Sanders)
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Firefighters and control staff in Essex were set to begin a series of walkouts on Wednesday of this week over job cuts and conditions.
Details of an agreement between Post Office bosses and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) following a dispute over job cuts have been released.
Left activists in the Unison union will be meeting this Saturday at a very important time.
Voting has begun in the election for deputy general secretary of the NUT teachers’ union. Socialist Worker is supporting current deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney in the election.
NASUWT union members at Merrill Academy in Derby struck on Tuesday of this week to defend their conditions.
As politicians and the press whip up racism in the wake of the Paris killings, here are three key events for anti-racists in Britain:
UCU union members at Sheffield College have overwhelmingly voted to strike to save jobs.
Cabin crew for Japan Airlines at London Heathrow are to ballot for strikes after rejecting a pay offer by 82 percent.
A strike ballot of ship crew, electricians and road traffic teams who run the Woolwich ferry service in London ends of Friday of this week.
The ballot for the Unite union executive council seat for construction closes on 30 January. Socialist Worker is calling for a vote for rank and file electrician Frank Morris.
Lambeth College workers began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week in a battle to defend their contracts.
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates will be putting forward an alternative to the racism and austerity of the main parties in May’s general election.
London’s housing crisis is fuelling demand for bringing back rent controls.
The government is pushing ahead with the sale of Defence Support Group (DSG) land division to private firm Babcock Marine on 31 March.
Also: Jeremy Hunt not welcome at the Whittington
Luton police station shut down last Sunday as hundreds of people marched through the town calling for justice against police brutality.
Private company CIS will be brought in to take over a third of services at the National Gallery on Monday of next week.
Workers at Barbour Jackets in Gateshead have entered their second week of a four-week strike over changes to shift patterns.
A consultant has described how some victims of the Hillsborough disaster were taken to a temporary mortuary because there weren’t enough resources to treat them.
There are limits to freedom of expression in France. Sociologist Said Bouamama explains why he and rapper Saidou are up in court next week for their book and song "Fuck France: the duty to be insolent"
Defiant picket lines during London’s bus walkout showed that workers have the power and confidence to win their pay dispute, reports Raymie Kiernan
The Tories have upped the stakes in the run-up to health strikes across England on 29 January and 25 February.
Repressive politicians rushed to grandstand on freedom of expression in Paris, writes Charlie Kimber
A week of political turmoil has gripped France in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 17 people in Paris last week. Troops have been deployed on to the streets.
Saturday 7 February 2015, 3pm,
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex began a three day strike today, Wednesday, against job cuts and attacks on conditions.
Workers at Barbour Jackets in Gateshead have voted to end their strike after winning significant concessions from management.
Striking firefighters and control staff in Essex have been locked out by fire bosses.
Workers at Lambeth College in south London are preparing to begin an indefinite strike on Monday of next week. They have called a solidarity rally for 12 noon on the day–and are appealing for everyone who can to get there.
Workers at Lambeth College have forced a new offer from bosses in a bitter row over new contracts. They began an indefinite strike against the contracts, which slash sick pay, cut holidays and impose longer working hours, today, Monday.
Radical left Syriza MP Dimitris Tsoukalas spoke to Dave Sewell about what a left government would do to break with austerity—and how it would stand up to Europe’s bosses and bankers
Anti-racist activist Jules El-Khatib talks about organising against Germany’s new Islamophobic protest group Pegida
Charlie Hebdo is a strange combination—a left wing paper that’s become notorious for its racist attacks on Muslims.
What happened in Paris last week has happened in Europe before—in Madrid in March 2004 and in London in July 2005. The infernal cycle of imperialist intervention in the Muslim world and Islamist terrorism continues.
In the aftermath of the horrific Paris killings, Ken Olende looks at the Marxist attitude to satire, free expression and the role of religion
Health workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the crisis that’s gripping hospitals across Britain—and why their strike is the best chance to save the health service
Season five of the French TV crime drama retains the quality of earlier series even if it does leave you feeling a bit dirty for watching, writes Ken Olende
Modern soul genius D’Angelo hadn’t released an album for 14 years until the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The London Short Film Festival returns for its 12th year.
Many liberals reacted to the demonisation of Muslims following the Paris attacks by rightly pointing out that we are all individuals with different characteristics.
Our rulers are using last week’s Paris shootings to ramp up Islamophobia and racist attacks on migrant workers. This comes against a backdrop of ongoing Islamophobia and racism in Britain. But ordinary people can play a role in challenging their racist lies.
The people who carried out the murders in Paris will have seen themselves as striking a blow against Western imperialism.
Comrades in South Wales are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely and sudden loss of Mark Davies on 9 January.
Including letters on Labour and NHS crisis
‘I’m not particularly interested in this civil liberties stuff’
The Troublemaker looks at Tory plans to make it harder to strike, Cameron's green credentials and slurs on the football fans who died at Hillsborough
Labour denies they would reverse cuts or increase spending