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At least 400 refugees died last week because governments refuse to let them into Europe.
Some 200 Doncaster council workers, including street cleaners and gravediggers, were set to walk out for ten days from Friday of this week.
The introduction of Night Tube on London Underground will not go ahead on 12 September as planned.
Workers at First Great Western (FGW) rail struck for 72 hours over the bank holiday weekend.
Protesters arrested outside an Israeli arms factory in July appeared in court on Friday of last week.
Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.
A new permanent fund has been set up to help people affected by deaths in police custody.
Scotland’s chief cop announced last week he is to resign by the end of the year, almost a year earlier than planned. His resignation was prompted by a huge backlash over repeated scandals.
The momentum behind Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign is growing despite right wing attacks.
There is no evidence that abortions are taking place in Britain on grounds of sex, according to a new government report.
Hillsborough inquests resume | Osborne splashes out on Trident base | Tories could snatch food from infants | Bonfire of local authorities
Strikers at the National Gallery in central London have defied bosses’ attempts to bully them back to work.
Hated Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith is struggling to bury the truth about how many people have died after he cut their benefits.
Not content with demonising refugees, Tory home secretary Theresa May has gone on the offensive against all migrants.
Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is set to visit London on Wednesday of next week to meet David Cameron.
Activists have called a protest in London on Saturday 12 September in defence of refugees.
National Gallery strikers and supporters protested in central London today, Thursday, as they handed in a petition to gallery bosses and Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey.
1. Europe is facing what has been called its “greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War”. Global levels of displacement due to war and persecution have reached horrific proportions. Some 13.9 million were displaced in 2014 alone. The numbers entering Europe in July were three times higher than a year earlier.
Some 400 anti-racists gathered in Rotherham today, Saturday, to oppose the Nazis and remember a murdered man.
Chilean political refugees in Britain have reacted with outrage at the decision to allow the Chilean navy ship Esmeralda to dock in London.
Meter readers call strike at EDF | Stansted security scanners strike for better pay | LGSM leads lively bloc in Manchester pride | Protest against Chile ‘torture ship’ | Stoke housing workers’ pay strike | Essex fire staff keep fighting cuts | Protest called against Ukip in Doncaster | Solidarity with Max Watson
Also: Oxford porters accept pay deal | Construction workers protest at Royal Liverpool Hospital
Police are treating an attack on Mushin Ahmed in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, as a hate crime.
Over 200 drivers, drivers’ mates and warehouse workers employed at 12 Indesit depots struck for two days last week. Indesit manufactures and distributes domestic appliances.
Members of the PCS union at museums in Scotland and Wales are fighting separate attacks on weekend pay.
A three-day strike by 650 workers at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) contact centre in Swansea, South Wales, caused disruption both sides of the bank holiday weekend.
The nomination period for the general secretary election in public sector union Unison opened on Wednesday of this week.
Official politics in Northern Ireland has been thrown into crisis.
Infrastructure firm Veolia has sold its shares in the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) network—meaning it has completely ended all business in Israel.
A court in Egypt has sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists to three-year jail terms after they were convicted of “spreading false news”.
Tens of thousands of people protested in Malaysia last weekend demanding the resignation of prime minister Najib Razak, who is embroiled in a corruption scandal.
Police and nationalists clashed outside the Ukrainian parliament this week as MPs debated granting autonomy to the southeastern Donetsk and Luhank regions
In support of the popular movement in Lebanon, against state repression:
Days after Greece’s caretaker government was sworn in and set a date for new elections last week, the first of a new wave of cuts started to bite.
Fast food workers from 20 countries met in Brazil recently in a 90-strong delegation of global allies of the “Fight for 15” US-wide strike movement.
Greece’s election looks set to produce a confrontation between a new coalition government trying to implement austerity and workers’ resistance against it.
After Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for nationalisation, Ken Olende looks at what this would mean for workers—and how to make it a reality
The launch of Rise, a new left project in Scotland, is positive—but it’s not the end of the debate, writes Raymie Kiernan
Socialist Worker editor Judith Orr spoke about her new book Marxism and Women’s Liberation
As part of the BBC’s pop art season, art historian Richard Clay looks at how humans have always needed to make a mark.
Help the War Resisters International launch their new book on conscientious objection. Also: Resistance on Channel 4
BBC series The Ascent of Woman acknowledges that women’s oppression hasn’t always existed—but can’t explain why
Many politicians would have us believe that working class people are racist. They say they talk about immigration so much to address people’s “real concerns”.
Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for the Labour leadership has captured ordinary people’s deep-seated anger with the austerity consensus.
Readers write in about Scottish cops, Jeremy Corbyn, Tory crimes and Israeli injustice
‘We should be looking at HS2 as motorways for trains and the HS2 stations should be hubs and we want spokes going into them’
David Cameron has dished out peerages to 26 Conservative cronies.
China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings