Dated: 21 Jul 2015
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The Tories rammed through a welfare bill stuffed with attacks on the poor this week—just in time to disappear off on their long summer holidays.
Strikers at the National Gallery in London celebrated 50 days of strikes against privatisation on Monday—and could be headed for all-out action in August.
A mood of resistance is building in Manchester ahead of the Tory Party conference, which will be held there in October.
One of the Tories’ most vicious attacks on the poor and the working class passed its second reading in parliament on Monday of this week.
The terms of reference of a public inquiry into spy cops were published last week.
Multinational corporation Toshiba has been plunged into a huge scandal after it overstated operating profits by about £780 million.
Theresa May broke the law over asylum | LGBT prejudice is widespread in Scotland | South Yorkshire Police are still failing children | Health workers bombard Hunt
Glasgow City Council workers have shown that if workers fight, they can win. And they have shown how we can resist and beat austerity.
Workers at the National Gallery have voted overwhelmingly for an all-out strike in their battle against privatisation and victimisation
Health services in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are failing to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, according to a new review.
Second union votes for CalMac walkouts | Solidarity actions for Elbit arrestees | Terry Pullinger is elected in CWU | Aspire Housing workers strike to defend conditions | Manchester council targets homelessness camp | Barnsley ballot at Ardagh Glass
Workers at the Gunstones bakery in Sheffield have voted overwhelmingly to reject a pay offer.
A ragtag bunch of various fascist groupings came to Rotherham yet again last Saturday.
Barristers in the Criminal Bar Association will support a work-to-rule by solicitors against new cuts to Legal Aid.
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week.
How did 49 people die after cuts or changes to their disability benefits?
IT worker beaten up, extradited and put in solitary—but judge found he wasn’t a terrorist, says Ken Olende
Hundreds of PCS union members struck on Monday and Tuesday of this week at Bolton and Glasgow’s Universal Credit Centres.
Victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster may have been put with dead bodies in a temporary mortuary while they were still alive, inquests have heard.
All four Tube workers’ unions plan to strike for 24 hours on 5 August in a dispute over the introduction of Night Tube and pay.
Protesters gathered outside Sotheby’s auction house in central London on Thursday of last week demanding the reinstatement of four workers.
Journalists at Newsquest newspapers in south London have accepted a deal after striking against low pay and job cuts.
The Tories launched an attack on the BBC last week with a review into how the public broadcaster operates.
in Walsall and Coventry
Workers in Calderstones Hospital in Lancashire are fighting bosses’ attacks on pay, jobs and health services.
A small group of activists occupied against the closure of the Camberwell site of Lewisham and Southwark College (Lesoco) last Sunday.
Workers in the Unison union at London Metropolitan University were set to hold a 24-hour strike on Friday of this week against compulsory redundancies and victimisations.
Christine Buchholz, an MP in German left party Die Linke, says opposition to austerity is growing on Angela Merkel’s own turf
Latest Isis atrocity sees Kurdish groups look to old enemies for support—with deadly consequences, warns Ken Olende
MPs were set to vote on the second round of austerity measures in Greece’s new bailout package on Wednesday of this week.
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked the three ministers of Syriza’s Left Platform who had voted against the first round of austerity measures last week.
More than 500 people outnumbered two racist protests in Prague, the Czech Republic, last Saturday.
David Cameron is on a war footing at home and abroad. He wants parliament to send British planes to bomb Isis forces in Syria and he has launched a new offensive against Muslims in Britain.
The Tories are clamping down on trade unionists to eliminate opposition to their austerity agenda. Raymie Kiernan looks at a bill that could make it almost impossible for some workers to strike legally
The current battle against unelected institutions in Greece isn’t the first. Dave Sewell looks at the July Days in 1965—and how that movement could have won
Fifty years after anti-racist classic To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s characters reappear in the unsettling Go Set A Watchman, writes Sarah Ensor
Nina Simone walked slowly onto the stage, glared at the audience, then berated her musicians for playing too fast.
This exhibition gives a glimpse of London during a period of its most rapid expansion in the 19th century.
The music label Soul Jazz is running next month’s programme at the Regent Street Cinema in London.
How could the night that the Tories drove through a bill with devastating effects on millions of the poorest in Britain become a story about Labour’s political cowardice?
The New Statesman magazine ran a particularly unenlightened front page last week, even by its standards.
We are being far too apologetic about calling for a no vote over the European Union (EU).
‘To understand Christianity is to understand that we are all sinners’
The nation rallied behind the queen as she was rocked by cruel Nazi smears. Newly released footage from 1933 shows her and other royals doing Nazi salutes.
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers