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The general election result was a bitter blow. The rich cheered and the jubilant Tories are gearing up fast for a new class war. While being honest about our weaknesses, socialists have to see that our enemy is not all powerful. The next few years may not be plain sailing for the Tories. They want a class war—let’s give it to them.
Around 2,000 people marched on Downing Street last Saturday, two days after the election, to vent their anger at the Tories.
Up to 1,000 people rallied in Walthamstow, north east London, against the racist English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.
Private delivery company Whistl has issued redundancy notices to 2,000 workers after suspending its delivery service.
Inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster have begun hearing evidence relating to the last movements of those who died.
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood parliamentary candidates across Britain.
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, were set to strike for 13 days from Wednesday of this week.
The all-out strike at Labour-run Glasgow City Council by homelessness caseworkers entered its seventh week on Tuesday of this week.
Around 200 people rallied in central Manchester last Saturday in solidarity with homeless people and supporters camped out in the town square.
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London are resisting a vicious programme of cuts and privatisation that could cut the council workforce from 4,000 to 300.
Short reports from the week covering union strike ballots at Network Rail, Scottish Power, ITV, BBC, offshore workers and cleaners, plus opposing the Nazis in Dudley
The Tories wasted no time in gearing up for new attacks on the working class after their shock general election victory last week.
The firefighters’ FBU union biennial conference had just begun as Socialist Worker went to press.
Workers at Tata Steel plants around Britain are set to vote on strikes to defend their pensions. The biggest union, Community, began a two-week ballot on Wednesday of last week with the Unite and GMB unions following soon after.
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.
The coroner at the inquest into the death of Kingsley Burrell has questioned the recollection of an officer involved in his arrest and restraint.
Around 50 campaigners held a silent protest inside Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 on Sunday of last week.
Leader of the racist Ukip party Nigel Farage failed in his attempt to be elected MP in South Thanet.
Hundreds of thousands of voters in Scotland last week took their revenge on the Labour Party for years of betrayals and its alliance with the Tories in September’s independence referendum.
Newly revealed reports expose how police failed to protect children from abuse in South Yorkshire.
Police were guilty of a “serious failing” during the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, a former chief inspector has admitted.
Porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee have raised serious concerns about how bosses are dealing with their indefinite strike.
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began the second day of a 13 day walkout today, Thursday.
There was a carnival atmosphere as some 4,000 people joined a vibrant anti-austerity protest through Bristol city centre yesterday, Wednesday, finishing at Castle Park.
Bosses at the National Gallery in central London have sacked leading PCS union activist Candy Udwin.
Some 50 protesters demonstrated in support of sacked PCS union activist Candy Udwin at the Sainsbury's wing of the National Gallery in central London this evening, Friday.
The Greek government, led by the radical left Syriza party, is backsliding under pressure from the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But workers are not taking this lying down.
Teachers at Karachi University defied a ban and repression to go ahead with a meeting on Unsilencing Balochistan on Wednesday of last week.
A court in Alexandria, Egypt, has sent leading Revolutionary Socialist and human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry back to prison following an appeal hearing on Monday.
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Miliband would have understood the catastrophe that engulfed the Labour Party on Thursday of last week. Not the wretched Ed, but his Marxist theorist father Ralph.
There is a revolution taking place in molecular biology. Scientist John Parrington spoke to Dave Sewell about his new book that explores the issues for a mass audience
The election showed that Britain’s ‘free press’ is a farce, but do the papers really control their readers’ minds? Nick Clark looks at the influence and limits of the media
The famous strike by young women match factory workers in 1888 inspired Glasgow musical Striking a Light, writer Colin Poole told Socialist Worker
Sheffield Doc Fest announced its 2015 line-up; British artists and the Spanish Civil War
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