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The Tories are seeking new powers to make life harder for immigrants, writes Ken Olende
People across Britain have already started to resist the Tories before they launched their latest attacks in this week’s queen’s speech.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog has slammed Barts Health NHS Trust in east London as “inadequate”.
Fresh inquests into the Hillsborough football disaster have heard more evidence relating to the movements of victims.
Journalists ballot for jobs, hospital walkout threat, factory sit-in starts, cuts threaten decommissioning, 24-hour pay strike, steel workers ballot
More than 5,000 people attended the Unity Festival in Newcastle last Saturday.
Striking Dundee NHS porters have called a protest at the Scottish parliament on Thursday of this week to demand the Scottish National Party (SNP) supports their pay dispute.
Around 300 engineering service workers were set to strike for two weeks from Wednesday of this week.
Waiters and their supporters protested outside a Pizza Express and the Marriott hotel in central London on Thursday of last week.
The RMT and TSSA unions suspended industrial action set for Monday and Tuesday of this week at Network Rail after bosses made a new offer.
Tube workers’ unions have declared an official dispute with London Underground.
Workers at the Scottish state-owned ferry operator CalMac began balloting for industrial action on Wednesday of last week.
Fast food giant McDonald’s was forced to close part of its headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday of last week.
An all-out walkout by homelessness workers in Glasgow has entered its ninth week—and has got council leaders running scared, reports Raymie Kiernan
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, completed a 13-day strike on Monday of this week.
Barnet Council workers in north London were set to strike for 48 hours from Monday of next week against privatisation of services.
Trade unionists with the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) banner led a vibrant parade at a 70,000-strong Birmingham Pride festival last Saturday.
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson knew that voicemails on murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s phone had been intercepted, a court heard last week.
In the latest crackdown on Muslims, Britain’s most senior Muslim cop has declared that there was a need to move into the “private space” of young Muslims.
Workers at London Metropolitan University struck on Thursday of last week against plans to axe 165 jobs.
A major victory against compulsory redundancies could be on the cards this week for UCU union members at Dundee University.
UCU union members at Salford University began a four-day strike on Tuesday of this week against victimisations.
Royal Parks workers in central London struck on Tuesday of this week against bosses’ plans to change the way they are paid.
Workers at three schools in Lewisham, south east London, were set to begin a two-day strike on Wednesday of next week.
The growing mood to resist the new Tory government infected the University and College Union (UCU) national conference in Glasgow last weekend.
Hundreds of Filipino nurses have reported a rise in discrimination and racist attacks in the week after articles in the Daily Mail newspaper attacked Filipino workers.
A mayoral election in the east London borough of Tower Hamlets is fast becoming a key battleground against austerity and racism.
Bedroom tax reversal after court ruling | Kingsley Burrell's family calls for inquiry | Daily Mirror did hack phones | Case of spying on Christopher Alder family
Up to 3,000 people marched through central London last night, Wednesday, against the new Tory government as it announced more attacks in the queen’s speech.
RMT union members at Network Rail are preparing for a rolling programme of industrial action to begin next week after rejecting bosses’ latest offer on pay and job security.
A leading activist in the journalists’ NUJ union has been targeted at the Rotherham Advertiser.
National Gallery strikers and 2,000 of their supporters delivered a message to bosses yesterday, Saturday. “We are not going away.”
NUT union members at Rokeby school in east London struck today, Tuesday, against plans to turn their school into an academy
Hospital workers walked out across Greece on Wednesday of last week, in the biggest strike since the election of radical left party Syriza in January.
Women from the radical left were expected to become mayors of the Spanish state’s two biggest cities after last weekend’s local and regional elections.
Tens of thousands of people have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Isis forces captured it last weekend.
A US judge has acquitted a white cop of killing an unarmed black couple in Cleveland in 2012.
Last Friday’s Yes vote in Ireland’s referendum on marriage equality is an historic moment in Irish society and internationally. Ireland is the first country ever to introduce marriage equality by popular vote.
Raymie Kiernan argues there’s a big potential for a new united left. But it has to focus on more than just the elections
National Gallery bosses want union rep Candy Udwin out of the picture... That’s why every trade unionist should join the fight for her job
Campaigners and trade union leaders explain why the fight to defend Candy Udwin matters for every trade unionist in Britain.
Leading Labour Party figures and political commentators claim that working class people have all become Tories. Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues the truth is more complex
Artist Peter Kennard spoke to Socialist Worker about the latest exhibition of his works—and how we can make sure the arts aren’t only for a rich elite
This is part of a series of performances in north west England of late historian Howard Zinn’s play Marx in Soho.
The Tory right and the racist Ukip want to use the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) to ramp up racism. They argue that if Britain leaves the EU then tougher immigration controls can be imposed.
It was great to see PC Andrew Ott, the copper who knocked a protester’s tooth out, get sent to prison for eight months last week. It was even better to hear that he sobbed in the dock as he got sent down.
Tory hypocrisy on human rights, rescues give hope and Labour gives no Scottish alternative
The week's news in their own words
Shares rise after banks get 'record' fine for rate rigging, real victims of austerity, capitalism fails, snog-gate, Ukip candidate goes to BNP, SNP loves business, MPs' pay rise, leeching Lord is back
As Egypt’s military regime condemns more than 100 political opponents to death and it ramps up repression, we need an international response, reports Judith Orr