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The election result is a disaster. It’s a disaster for the NHS, for workers’ rights, for people on benefits, for disabled people and for the battle against climate change.
There are less than two weeks to go until elections to the Unison union’s national executive close.
Some 200 anti-eviction activists rallied in solidarity with Nottingham couple Sue and Tom Crawford on Friday of last week. Also: housing protests in London
A former chief inspector was part of an internal police group tasked with blaming football fans for the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.
A mental health nurse told the inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell that he found the police’s method for removing restraints “alarming and shocking”.
Anti-racists in Waltham Forest, east London, are organising to oppose a protest by the racist English Defence League (EDL) this Saturday.
Barnet Council workers struck for two days last week against another wave of outsourcing at the Tory-run north London authority.
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) parliamentary candidates have stood in seats across the country for Thursday’s general election.
The all-out strike by Glasgow City Council workers entered its sixth week on Tuesday of this week.
Around 100 Saudi-led ground troops have arrived in the Yemeni port of Aden.
US police shot dead two people in Garland, Texas, after they had opened fire at an exhibition of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad last week.
UCU union members at Dundee university struck on Tuesday of this week against compulsory redundancies.
College workers in London are preparing for strikes in the wake of the Tory-led government’s cut of 24 percent to adult education funding.
The UCU union called off a planned strike at Greenwich College in south east London on Friday of last week.
Around 100 protesters gathered at the Camberwell site of Lewisham and Southwark College (Lesoco), south London, last week.
The FBU union’s bi-annual conference takes place in Blackpool from Tuesday to Friday of next week. It comes as firefighters’ pensions, jobs and the fire service are under sustained attack.
Protest held over detainee death | Tour guides pay dispute at Globe | Birmingham protest for abortion rights | ITV pay strike ballot set to close | Baltimore solidarity in south London | Royal Opera staff to ballot for pay strike
Whichever party leader ends up in 10 Downing St, the NHS crisis will only get sharper.
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, were continuing an eight-day strike as Socialist Worker went to press.
Over 1,000 people came to a Defend Democracy in Tower Hamlets meeting in east London on Thursday of last week.
Stand Up to Ukip (Sutu) activists gave a final push on Saturday of last week to oppose the racist party in the run-up to this week’s election.
British ships did not take part in the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea last week.
South London council workers have launched a wave of strikes against privatisation.
Short news stories from the past week including deaths due to cuts to be investigated, Britain 24th in State of the World's Mothers report, and two deaths in custody.
Senior South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers failed to stop child sexual exploitation (CSE) despite being given a list of the main suspected perpetrators in 2003.
Workers at the National Gallery in central London completed their 23rd strike day on Friday of last week and warned bosses they could face more walkouts.
The Labour Party in Scotland has been wiped out. The Scottish National Party (SNP) took 56 out of 59 seats with Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems sharing the remaining three.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood parliamentary candidates in seats across the country. In some areas TUSC candidates received small but encouraging votes. The results were uneven.
Leader of the racist Ukip party Nigel Farage failed in his attempt to be elected MP in South Thanet. Farage resigned as leader and the party is in crisis.
Some 50 National Gallery strikers and supporters held a rally in solidarity with victimised union rep Candy Udwin today, Tuesday. The rally was held to support Candy on the first day of her disciplinary hearing.
Thousands of Jewish Africans protested against racism and police brutality in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Thursday and Sunday of last week.
Nepal is gripped by growing anger more than a week after the earthquake that has so far claimed more than 6,600 lives.
Protesters cheered when they heard that the six police officers who arrested Freddie Gray in Baltimore are being charged over his death.
This is an edited version of an open letter from activists asking why the results of the inquiry into the massacre have not yet been made public
Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.
When cops in Baltimore arrested Freddie Gray and threw him screaming in pain into the back of their van, they thought no one would question their actions. When Freddie died in that same truck, they thought they’d get away with it. Not this time, writes Ken Olende
We’re told that market forces run the world, and can’t be beaten even when they fail us. But Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that a better way is both necessary and possible
Samba combines the powerful tale of a worker’s struggle against deportation with a romantic comedy that doesn’t quite gel, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
If you hate the British tabloids, then you’ll love writer Mark Jagasia’s new play Clarion.
Leon Golub’s work took aim at the US imperialist interventions in Latin America during the 1980s.
The fight against austerity and racism doesn’t end with the new government
Hypocrisy of championing people joining the British army while condemning those fighting for Isis, Ed Miliband and Russell Brand and reclaiming football from the money men
Fat cat bosses saw their pay and perks surge by an average of £350,000 last year. The average chief executive of a FTSE 100 company earned more than £4.46 million in salary, bonuses, pension and other benefits in 2014.
On the 30th anniversary of the 1985 fire at the Valley Parade stadium a damning new book from one of the survivors has fuelled calls for a fresh investigation into the disaster, reports Annette Mackin