Dated: 25 Aug 2015
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Global financial markets were in turmoil this week after China’s stock market suffered its biggest one-day plunge since 2007. The crisis has been dubbed “Black Monday”.
Labour right smear and attack frontrunner Left candidate Jeremy Corbyn as 620,000 people take part in the leadership election
Over 100 people attended a vigil in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, to remember Mushin Ahmed last Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police has begun targeting black people in the run-up to the Notting Hill Carnival on Monday of next week.
Police shot and critically injured a man in Clapham, south London, last weekend as they assisted bailiffs to evict him.
Abuse survivors and relatives from Rotherham tell Sadie Robinson that police and authorities are still failing children. But they’re now organising to make sure future generations get real support
An appeal hearing into the dismissal of PCS union rep Candy Udwin on Wednesday of last week upheld National Gallery bosses’ decision to dismiss her.
Thousands of refugees forced open the border between Greece and Macedonia last Saturday.
Unions have suspended London Tube strikes planned for Tuesday and Thursday of this week. The three unions—RMT, TSSA and Unite—said progress had been made in talks with bosses.
Refugees are arriving every night on the Greek island Samos. Most are from Syria, others are from Iraq and Afghanistan. And for the first time last week I met Yemeni refugees.
Blacklister gets contract, sackings at Department for Work and Pensions, rents soar faster than living costs, new assault on benefits
The attempted murder case against South African trade unionist Makhanya Siphamandla was thrown out on the first day of his trial on Wednesday of last week.
Campaigners were set to take part in a national day of action against further education cuts on Wednesday of this week.
Union rep Max Watson will appeal against his compulsory redundancy on Thursday of this week.
Organising to stand up to Ukip racists | Protesters to target Sotheby’s auction | Demo called to stop threat of eviction | Workers prepare for a nuclear strike | Luggage scanners walk off the job | More walkouts at Indesit UK Ltd
Some 200 anti-fascists saw off around 40 Nazis from the National Front, North West Infidels and Combat 18 in Manchester last Saturday.
Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) at Swansea contact centre have announced plans to strike on the August bank holiday weekend.
An indicative ballot of offshore helicopter pilots has shown “strong support” for strikes over the terms of redundancy deals, said the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa).
Construction unions GMB, Unite and Ucatt are demanding construction consortium Sita Semcorp pay migrant workers nationally agreed rates.
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex struck together as part of a rolling programme of strikes on Monday of this week.
Health workers at Calderstones Hospital in Lancashire plan to strike from 6am to 9.30am on Thursday of next week.
A four-day strike by traffic wardens in Camden, north London was suspended after bosses at private contractor NSL made a new offer.
Up to 5,000 marched through Glasgow for Pride last Saturday. This marked 20 years of Pride events in Scotland and the central theme was trans rights.
Workers at City Cruises on London’s Thames River were set to strike on Thursday of this week.
Rail Gourmet workers on Eurostar were set begin a 48-hour strike from 7pm on Thursday of this week.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, under increasing pressure over her party’s record in education, now made an announcement to reintroduce national testing into primary schools in Scotland.
Greece’s coalition government, led by the radical left party Syriza, has collapsed because it capitulated to bosses’ pressure to sign a new bailout agreement. This forced Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to call a new election.
Up to 10,000 people demonstrated on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon last Saturday.
An explosion and fire at a chemical warehouse in Shandong province in eastern China last Saturday killed one person and injured nine.
A general election has been called in Turkey for 1 November. This follows close on an earlier poll in June.
Protests broke out in St Louis, in the US state of Missouri, after police shot dead black teenager Mansur Ball-Bey on Wednesday of last week.
Israel’s football team is mired in the country’s racist politics. People are right to call a boycott of matches in Wales, writes Nick Clark
It is ‘common sense’ that black people should organise separately to fight racism. But a socialist strategy of unity is more effective at winning change
New film Straight Outta Compton captures a US city about to explode—but shies away from exploring Gangsta Rap’s contradictions
This exhibition brings together a range of artist Carsten Holler’s work.
The full programme has now been announced for the Rio + Film Festival.
The panic that spread through financial markets at the start of this week exposed the volatility of the system (see page 3). For all the talk of “recovery” capitalism is fragile.
It was wonderful to see thousands of migrants burst through the outer defences of Fortress Europe last Saturday.
Sexist media and politicians suggest women candidates in the Labour leadership election don’t look like leadership material but its the politics that needs to be challenged not their sex | Peterloo Massacre memorial | Labour Right attack Corbyn the man for the masses | 'Female Viagra' drug was approved for profit not to serve women | South African miners cleared of attempted murder after first day of trial| Rulers use racism to divide us | Buffy Sainte-Marie should blame the warmongers |
Iain Duncan Smith launched yet another initiative to attack people on benefits this week.
John Burgess, standing for leader of the public sector union Unison, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how the vote could galvanise resistance to the Tories