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The Greek election result is an inspiring boost to everyone fighting the warped priorities of the bosses and the Tories.
Election candidates and campaigners gathered in London for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference last Saturday.
Angela McCormick is standing in Glasgow North for TUSC. She told Socialist Worker that the argument to vote Labour to keep the Tories out doesn’t cut in Scotland, especially since both parties united to campaign against independence.
Tory prime minister David Cameron announced new powers for Scotland last week.
Up to 2,000 people marched through London last Saturday against the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.
Anti-fascists are organising to take to the streets. Europe’s leading Nazi and leader of the French Front National, Marine Le Pen, is set to speak at the Oxford Union on Thursday 5 February.
The Unite union’s campaign for equal pay for drivers across London’s 18 bus companies is expected to take a step forward.
Some 30 South Yorkshire Freedom Riders protested at the Barnsley offices of Stagecoach bus managers on Monday of this week.
The Justice for Cleaners campaign at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in central London was to launch a week of action on Thursday of this week.
Including student protests, strike ballot at ITV and anti-Nazi protest in Wales
The PCS is under attack. We are being subjected to a vicious assault from the Tories aimed at breaking our union.
More than 400 workers at the Bridgwater based juice giant Refresco Gerber, in south west England, struck for 36 hours from Tuesday of this week.
Defence support Group (DSG) bosses made workers a new offer on Monday of this week in the hope of ending a dispute that saw 16 days of strikes at the end of last year.
Calls for a moratorium on fracking were defeated in parliament this week by 308 votes to 52. Most Labour MPs abstained in the vote.
Workers at Barnsley College were set to begin a three-day strike on Thursday of this week.
Lecturers vote to accept offer | Kevin Courtney re-elected as NUT deputy general secretary
When anti-racists march in Britain on Saturday 21 March, they will be joining an international movement—particularly important in Greece.
It’s been a bad week for the racist Ukip party. Senior MEP Amjad Bashir defected to the Tories—prompting claims from Ukip that it had suspended him.
More than 200, mostly black, people came to hear US civil rights activist Al Sharpton address Operation Black Vote’s general election campaign launch meeting last Saturday.
Some 150 people attended the launch of the Ferguson Solidarity tour in Brixton, south London, last Saturday.
More than 200 people joined a candlelit vigil on Thursday of last week in Mold, north Wales, following a “vicious racist” attack.
There were no congratulations for Syriza from Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Activists from the West Hendon estate plan to join thousands of other campaigners surrounding London’s City Hall in protest at the capital’s housing crisis this Saturday.
Half a million health workers were set to strike this Thursday, 29 January, but union leaders were set to call it off writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Many health workers in England are frustrated that unions have called off strikes planned for this Thursday and next month.
Workers at Barnsley College began a three-day strike today, Thursday, to defend their jobs and conditions.
The Unite union has announced a series of 24-hour walkouts on London buses starting on Thursday of next week, 5 February, by over 20,000 bus drivers. This will be followed by strikes on 13 and 16 February.
Over 4,000 Londoners defied freezing rain today, Saturday, to march on City Hall in protest at the deepening housing crisis.
Government forces opened fire on people commemorating the 2011 revolution, writes Charlie Kimber
Palestinians in Israel held a three-day general strike last week following the killing of a protester by Israeli police.
Houthi fighters forced Yemen’s president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and government to resign last week.
Dave Sewell reports from Athens on people’s hopes for change after the election of the anti-austerity party Syriza
Voters in Greece delivered a resounding rejection of austerity in last Sunday’s general election.
Giorgos Pittas, a candidate for the anti?capitalist coalition Antarsya, spoke to Socialist Worker about the key priorities after Sunday’s election.
Syriza’s new coalition partner, the Independent Greeks or Anel, is a split from the Tory New Democracy.
Many were nauseated by the sight of the British government flying flags at half mast in honour of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, writes Alex Callinicos
As Winston Churchill is fawned over by politicians fifty years after his death, Annette Mackin looks at the legacy of the man who was beaten by Mr Bean in a poll of great Britons
The new adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall lives up to the hype and gives us an insight into the ferment of 16th century Britain, writes Sasha Simic
This tense science fiction thriller looks at artificial intelligence (AI) using just four characters –one with no lines – set in one location.
PJ Harvey | Stanley Spencer | Sleater-Kinney
The stench of a cover-up surrounding the Iraq war inquiry is growing ever stronger. Inquiry chairman Sir John Chilcot confirmed to David Cameron last week that his report would not be ready until after the general election.
When former Tory home secretary Lord Brittan died last week, the cops were investigating him over multiple allegations of sexually abusing children.
Leading on better LGBT integration in schools and including letters on Nigeria and religion
Socialist Worker believes that Nazis should never be allowed to speak publicly or organise openly.
‘In normal times, and in a normal country, Syriza would be a joke party on the furthest fringes of the ultra-Left’
Lambeth College workers in south London have scored an important victory in a dispute which saw them strike for 42 days. They spoke to Sadie Robinson about their experience