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Under five years of Tory austerity, the richest have got even richer. For the rest of us it’s a different picture. A new TUC report revealed that our living standards have suffered the longest drop since records began.
An inquest has heard of “clear evidence” that police tried to denigrate Liverpool football fans in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.
Workers at the National Gallery in central London completed their 23rd strike day yesterday, Friday, and warned bosses they could face more walkouts.
The long Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman continued last week with his removal as mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London.
Homelessness caseworkers in Glasgow are into their fifth week of an all-out strike as council bosses desperately claim that it’s “business as usual”.
Hospital porters at Dundee’s Ninewells and Victoria hospitals are now in the fourth week of an indefinite strike and the ninth week of industrial action.
Workers at Bromley Council in south London began a week of strikes on Monday of this week. This follows a previous 48-hour strike after an 87 percent strike vote to strike against planned cuts.
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) parliamentary candidates are making a final push before next week’s general election.
IT and army pensions staff at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) finished a five-day walkout on Friday of last week.
Over 150 students living in two halls of residence at Soas university in central London have called a rent strike over their living conditions.
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has said it will come to Walthamstow, north east London, next Saturday.
Two rallies in Glasgow reveal the radical mood behind the rise of the Scottish National Party—and a swing to the left that a socialist alternative could build on, reports Raymie Kiernan
Over 1,000 joined a Reclaim Brixton rally near Umunna’s south London Streatham constituency the previous day.
Man loses toes due to bed tax | Protest halts an eviction | Back door for developers | Fat cats’ fuel poverty bank
Bus drivers began a 48-hour strike at First Bradford on Monday of this week.
Workers at Greenwich College in south London were set to strike on Friday of this week over new contracts that slash holidays, impose longer hours and bring in unannounced teaching observations.
Teachers and parents lobbied the annual general meeting of private education firm Pearson on Friday of last week.
the backdrop to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) last week was the demise of Labour in Scotland and rise of the Scottish National Party.
Workers at Dundee university walked out on Tuesday of this week against management plans to impose compulsory redundancies.
Left does well at NUS elections
European leaders pledged more money to patrol the Mediterranean Sea after the deaths of 1,300 refugees in just one week last month.
Protesters gathered across Europe in solidarity with migrants last week. In London hundreds protested outside European Union (EU) commission near parliament in central London last Saturday.
NHS bosses are spending funds earmarked to deal with the next winter crisis in a desperate bid to keep accident and emergency (A&E) departments running.
The inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell heard how he was strapped on a trolley, handcuffed and in leg restraints for two hours.
Nigel Farage has said he will step down as Ukip leader “within ten minutes” if he is not elected MP in the general election.
Workers in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) debated anti-racism and the union’s relationship to the Labour Party at their general conference in Bournemouth last Sunday and Monday of this week.
The US city of Baltimore has erupted in riots following the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray
Tens of thousands of Nepalis who survived last week’s earthquake but lost their homes are now in desperate peril.
Some 270,000 workers in South Korea took part in a one-day general strike on Friday of last week.
Britain’s political terrain is shifting. Neither of the two main parties can be sure of gaining enough support to win the general election outright.
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.
Dave Sewell looks at how racist scapegoating and migrant deaths are bound up with the bosses’ European Union—and argues the alternative lies in workers’ solidarity
A new film We Are Monster explores the build up to a notorious racist murder in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution in 2000. The filmmakers and the uncle of the murder victim talk to Simon Basketter
Music journalist Stuart Cosgrove talks about his book Detroit ’67, the first of a trilogy exploring US soul music’s links to radical struggles against racism
If one thing is proving predictable about the general election, it’s the tedium.
Hurry to the National Theatre’s production of Caryl Churchill’s classic play about the English Revolution.
This year’s Whitstable Literary Festival is putting on a number of events that will give an insight into Kent’s radical history.
Even the politicians have noticed how boring the general election campaign is. So last week David Cameron stressed how “bloody lively” he felt about it.
Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition enraged at the sexism of an advert that has been plastered around London Tube stations.
Firefighters take on Tories, Australia's response to migrants, no to Green music video, mistaken attack, work for nothing, realise our potential, tainted donation, Aboriginal children stolen, betraying working class
Workers have no interest in maintaining controls on migration—they exist to protect the powerful and should be scrapped
‘Effectively getting rid of trade unions’
Benefit scams of the rich and how the ruling class want the Orgreave inquiry kept a secret
The National Gallery provides free access to art for all. But its millionaire trustees want to privatise staff and cater to the rich—and workers are fighting back, writes Annette Mackin
Socialist Worker Party candidates explain why you should vote for a socialist MP