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Thousands cheer Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide election as Labour Party leader, reports Nick Clark
There were jubilant scenes last Saturday as Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader was announced.
RMT union members at Blackpool North struck last Saturday and Sunday in defence of dismissed colleague Chad Vickers.
Activists ended a week of protests against arms sales to Israel last Saturday.
Visits were suspended and roads closed to traffic at HMP Manchester after prisoner Stuart Horner began a rooftop protest last Sunday.
It is increasingly likely that there will be a left wing challenge to the leadership of Britain’s biggest public sector union, Unison.
Teachers at Winterbourne International Academy (WIA) held a massive picket on Thursday of last week during a one-day walkout.
‘I do worry that there are some people who want to bring protest on to the street’
The Tories chose to debate their new trade union bill as the TUC met in Brighton, writes Raymie Kiernan
Just two weeks remain to make the TUC’s march a real show of anger, says Nick Clark
Trade union leaders ratcheted up their rhetoric against the Tories’ new anti-union bill on Tuesday of this week at the annual TUC conference in Brighton.
National Gallery strikers visited the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday of this week to raise support for their all-out strike.
Construction workers turned a three-hour stoppage on Wednesday of last week into a three-day unofficial strike at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria.
Thousands take to streets to demand Britain accepts more than the 20,000 refugees planned by David Cameron
Union delegates at the TUC conference in Brighton debated how to oppose the Tory government on Monday of this week. One motion supported the aims of the Fast Foods Rights campaign.
Labour-led Haringey council backed off last week from proposals to privatise an estate of around 1,000 council homes in the Noel Park ward of Tottenham.
Environmentalists and trade unionists were set to gather in Sheffield this Saturday for a conference called by the trade union group of Campaign Against Climate Change (CCC) with Sheffield Climate Alliance.
Over 40 branches of Sports Direct across Britain saw protests on Wednesday of last week. They were organised by Unite union members, against zero hours, agency contracts and draconian workplace practices.
At least 30,000 people protested in support of refugees in Copenhagen, Denmark.
At least a further 34 people, including 11 children, drowned in the Aegean Sea off Greece this week.
Some 75 trade union activists joined the Unite the Resistance conference in Glasgow last Saturday.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s pledge to fight Tory austerity was greeted with rapturous applause by TUC conference delegates in Brighton today, Tuesday.
Ron Margulies from the DSIP socialist group in Istanbul explains Turkey’s latest assault on the Kurds
The left party’s crisis is unlikely to be solved by an election as more radical groups gain support—especially among workers, says Dave Sewell
Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was among those who rebelled against Syriza’s support for austerity in parliament. He spoke to Socialist Worker:
Expect to hear a lot about military action in Syria in the next few weeks, writes Alex Callinicos. This is all about David Cameron playing party politics. It doesn’t mean that Britain is about to weigh seriously into the war in Syria.
Vauxhall in south London is changing. Skyscrapers full of luxury flats that may never be lived in are being built along the banks of the Thames. Meanwhile ordinary Londoners struggle to find affordable housing. A drive for profit lies behind the madness, writes Simon Basketter
David Cameron stands in a long tradition of British politicians turning away refugees. Sadie Robinson takes on their myths
The latest instalment of Channel 4’s This is England is a fitting return for characters shaped by the dark days of the 1980s, says Robbie Shaw
Despite being funded as one of Boris Johnson’s corporate schemes, artist Jason de Caires Taylor’s latest work The Rising Tide packs a punch.
Something has changed in British politics and it was captured in a single day last week.
Reformism in Greece, murder by drone, solar cuts, scrap the queen, Cuba, communism, IDS and the TUC
One year on from the Scottish independence referendum, Yes campaign supporters spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how politics have shifted and debate where next for the movement