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The Tories’ attempts to scapegoat refugees reached a new low this week when millionaire foreign secretary Philip Hammond complained about African migrants “marauding” around Calais.
Young people and families supported by children’s charity Kids Company protested in the street at the news that it had been shut down.
A new report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire shows that more than two thirds of offenders and suspects in the last two years were white.
Cherry Groce's family, who her shooting led to the Brixton riots 1985, to sue the Metropolitan Police for the damage caused to them after she was paralysed
Justice for Mark Duggan campaign gathered outside Tottenham Police Station to the launch of the National Injustice Day.
Calls for the chief of Police Scotland Stephen House to resign after it was found he had met officers being probed over Shaku Bayoh's death in custody weeks before they gave statements to independent investigators.
Unison NEC member (personal capacity) Karen Reissmann calls to vote for a trade union leadership that will fight against the Tory austerity plans.
Max Watson, Unison union branch secretary at London Metropolitan University, will be making his appeal against compulsory redundancy on 27 August and supporters call a protest in solidarity on the day.
PCS union members at Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales are set to begin a series of strikes next week.
The RMT union has announced two further 24-hour Tube strikes for 25 and 27 August. The other three unions were yet to confirm if they’d join the walkouts as Socialist Worker went to press.
Up to 200 hundred protesters demonstrated outside the new Jack the Ripper museum when it opened in Cable Street, east London last week.
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Jeremy Corbyn spoke to Judith Orr at one of the many rallies in his bid to become Labour Party leader
Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign showed no signs of losing momentum as thousands turned out to his election rallies across Britain last week.
Pizza Express tips protest | Protest called to target Sotheby’s | Essex firefighters strike against job cuts | Port Talbot vigil for executed miner | Easyjet staff accept deal in close vote | Could Sports Direct be facing strikes? | Strike at Devonport docks | Walkout planned at EDF
First Great Western (FGW) rail workers in the RMT union are set to launch another wave of industrial action from next weekend.
A protest has been called in support of 19 people arrested on a Palestine solidarity demonstration last month.
Some 200 cyclists took part in a nine-day cycle tour for Palestine from Edinburgh to London this month.
Weyman Bennett, joint national secretary of the Stand Up to Racism campaign, joined migrants on a solidarity protest in Calais last Saturday. He spoke to Socialist Worker
Sweets Way resists bailiffs | Six month reprieve in Bromley
Strikers at Gunstones bakery in Dronfield, Sheffield, have won their battle against an imposed pay freeze.
Workers at the National Gallery in central London began an all-out strike on Tuesday of this week.
Trade unionists from a number of London universities visited picket lines at the National Gallery today, Thursday—the third day of an all-out strike.
Rose Gentle's son Gordon died in Iraq more than 11 years ago. She spoke to Socialist Worker about the fight to get the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war finally published.
A state of emergency has been declared in Ferguson, Missouri, after cops shot a young black man during a protest to mark the anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown.
Greece’s government and its international creditors were in talks over a third bailout agreement as Socialist Worker went to press.
Saad Dawabshe died in hospital last Saturday. He was the father of 18-month-old Ali who was killed in an arson attack by two Israeli settlers on his home in the West Bank last month.
Loan sharks who lent to Puerto Rico’s government are demanding massive austerity after it defaulted on a payment for the first time last week.
Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi presided over the opening of an expansion to the Suez Canal in full military regalia.
More than 1,000 people took part in a demonstration in the regime-held city of Lattakia in Syria last Saturday.
Greek MPs voted to accept a “bailout” from Greece’s international creditors last night, Thursday—with eye-watering conditions. The following is a statement from the Greek Socialist Workers Party (SEK).
The ideas of nationalism and borders have only developed with the growth of capitalism in the past 400 years, writes Dave Sherry
The uncomprehending rage of the Labour right as it sinks in that Jeremy Corbyn may well win the leadership is a delight to behold, writes Alex Callinicos
Apparent changes to the way we work can make it seem as if the working class no longer exists. But Joseph Choonara argues that we still have the potential to change the world
A series of bloody conflicts right across the world lie at the roots of the current refugee crisis.
New band Algiers from the US deep south are about to tour Europe. Bassist Ryan Mahan spoke to Kevin McCaighy about their music and their politics
Gaza on Gaza is an exhibition by Palestinian artists put together in response to Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip last summer.
The Red Women’s Workshop was a women’s silkscreen printing collective producing work for the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s and 1980s. A new exhibition in Huddersfield brings together prints, posters and illustrations it produced including Bite the Hand (pictured),
When the Tories say they want to charge people not born in Britain for NHS care we know this can be the first step towards bringing in charging everyone.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) watchdog is receiving more than 150 allegations of abuse in adult care services every day, a new report has found.
Readers respond to the Calais migrant crisis
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Troublemaker watches videos from Labour leadership hopefuls, worries about real heroes, keeps quiet about homelessness and considers some myths
Tories announced plans on Thursday of last week to scrap the automatic union subscription deduction “check-off” for 3.8 million public sector workers | New research shows how the Tory anti-union laws in the Trade Union Bill could stop workers’ exercising their right to strike.