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The Tories have threatened a £12 billion new assault on welfare. Benefits campaigner and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for Leeds Central Liz Kitching argues why we need an alternative to austerity and racism.
A committee of MPs slammed a compensation scheme set up by building bosses as “misleading, callous and manipulative”.
Parliamentary candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) have hit the ground running as the official general election campaign gets under way.
Up to 1,000 mostly young people met in central London last Saturday to discuss radical social change in response to climate change.
Unite union members covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement have voted by 93.5 percent to hold a ballot for industrial action.
Edinburgh Waverley | First Great Western | Network Rail | London transport
Some 70 people attended a public meeting on Palestine on Wednesday of last week, organised by Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC).
Student occupations at the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Arts London (UAL) have continued into the Easter break.
Hundreds of Unison union delegates voted to restart their local government pay campaign on Tuesday of last week. They overturned the position of the union’s leadership.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating over 100 allegations against 42 named South Yorkshire police officers.
Workers at London Metropolitan University in north London are considering strikes in response to bosses’ plan to cut 165 jobs.
Greenwich College strike | Greece Solidarity Campaign meeting | protest at cuts to adult education funding
A packed meeting called at half a days notice on Friday of last week vowed to fight for the reinstatement of sacked trade unionists Damien and Jenny Markey.
Campaigners against academies in Lewisham, south east London, were buoyed by the news that Frankie Sulke, council director for children and young people, will resign her post in the summer.
Delegates will gather in Harrogate this weekend for the annual conference of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
Windsor Castle staff ballot | Abortion rights | Critical Muslim conference | Oppose Pegida in London | Milk strike goes sour
National Gallery workers are organising to pile pressure on their bosses, reports Annette Mackin
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon made her biggest pitch yet for the Labour vote in Scotland at the SNP’s spring conference last weekend.
Detainees in Dungavel Detention Centre in Lanarkshire took to its grounds last week to join a solidarity demonstration taking place outside.
Homelessness caseworkers in Glasgow walked out on indefinite strike on Tuesday of this week in a row over pay grading with city council bosses.
A team of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers reviewed police statements in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster in liaison with lawyers, inquests have heard.
Campaigners branded a public inquiry into the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS a “whitewash” last week.
Israeli boycott vote in Sussex, Sweets Way housing fight, 60 B&Q stores to close, Tory failure on insulation
The general election campaign is officially underway—and many people are bored of it already.
David Cameron last week pledged to bring in a “truly seven-day NHS”, if the Tories get back in—by smashing health workers’ pay structure.
Several party leaders marked the start of the official general election campaign by droning on about immigration.
Sacked Unison union rep and Whipps Cross Hospital worker Charlotte Monro has been reinstated in Barts Health NHS Trust in east London.
The indefinite strike of homeless caseworkers in Glasgow is going strong – and growing solidarity is making them more determined to win.
Up to 8,000 people joined a Scrap Trident march in Glasgow today, Saturday, against nuclear weapons in Scotland.
Teachers in the NUT union have backed a boycott of "baseline tests" that the Tories want to force onto four year olds.
Corruption has fuelled a reactionary street movement. But there is also resistance from the left, reports Sean Purdy
The attacks on Yemen highlight the problems US imperialism faces as it tries to reassert its control over the region, writes Ken Olende
The French local election results last weekend signalled a major rightward shift in the country.
Ten thousand marched in Tunis last Saturday in protest at an attack that killed 23 people—mainly tourists—at the Bardo museum on 18 March.
The votes in Nigeria’s presidential election were still being counted as Socialist Worker went to press.
Students in the Canadian province of Quebec have gone on “strike” over the regional government’s austerity plans.
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas
The police shot and killed Mark Duggan in 2011. Now their supporters are rewriting history after a new IPCC report let the cops off the hook. But the facts don’t fit their tidy narrative, as Annette Mackin discovers
The anti poll tax riot in 1990 helped oust Margaret Thatcher. The movement also struck a blow against everyone who said it was impossible to fight back, argues Sadie Robinson
The Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy exhibition is the perfect antidote to the Tories’ hypocritical attempts to claim it for their cause, writes Matt Foot
I’d half decided I wasn’t going to like Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly.
Eastern Exchanges— East Asian Craft and Design | One Day, Something Happens—Paintings of People
Every day for the next five weeks we will be bombarded by claims and counter claims by politicians and their spin machines.
Maureen was involved in the women’s liberation movement in Portsmouth when she came across the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). Finding our politics clear she joined the SWP there in the late 1970s.
Leading on organising pub workers and including a letter from a detained migrant and on the stand up to racism protest in London
The week in quotes
Erol Incedal did not plot to carry out terror attacks in Britain.
A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan