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The steel industry and the communities built on it are on the brink—and without a real fight we risk going under completely.
A mass union meeting of traffic wardens in Camden, central London, has accepted a new pay offer from bosses.
Nominations are in for the election of the next general secretary of the Unison union. Many union activists are clearly looking for a change of leadership.
London Underground bosses announced last week that their plans for Night Tube will be delayed until next year, after a reorganisation of stations has finished.
Tractor manufacturing workers at New Holland Agriculture were set to hold their fourth 24-hour strike on Wednesday of this week in a dispute over pay.
Members of the PCS union at the National Museum Wales were set to strike on Tuesday of this week.
The Tories’ intention to ram their Trade Union Bill through parliament was clear last week as the bill reached committee stage.
Claims by bosses that no offshore oil worker would spend longer than 21 days on a rig as a result of new shift patterns were exposed as a lie last week.
Anti-fascists outnumbered Nazis in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, last Saturday.
Campaigners are planning a mass protest against Yarl’s Wood detention centre on Saturday 7 November. The “Surround Yarl’s Wood—Shut it down!” protest was called by the Movement for Justice.
Northumbrian water workers; Unite call of EDF strike; Mimpin property fair; victory at Ministry of Justice; Lambeth libraries demo called
Around 600 students and lecturers lobbied MPs in parliament on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting against funding cuts to English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) provision.
Further education lecturers in England are set to strike on 10 November over pay. The UCU union members voted by nearly 74 percent for strikes after bosses announced a pay freeze.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters plan to build on the success of his election campaign. But they face challenges inside the party as well as outside.
UCU union members at the Open University are balloting for strikes over cuts and closures.
Abortion Law is to be devolved to the Scottish parliament, the secretary of state for Scotland and Tory MP David Mundell announced on Wednesday of last week.
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham struck on Tuesday of this week against plans to turn the school into an academy.
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, has finally been told he is to be released.
MPs debated George Osborne’s plan to slash £4 billion from tax credits on Tuesday of this week.
Proposed cuts by Tata Steel and news that Caparo Industries have gone into administration has put 2,900 steel jobs at risk.
Recorded child sex crimes rise, new probe into corrupt cops over Stephen Lawrence, student rent strike wins rebate
Refugees and anti-racist activists joined forces at Britain’s border in Calais last Saturday.
A police constable on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster has told a court his account was changed by someone else. He also said that two other statements in his name were not correct.
Charity accuses US of ‘premeditated massacre’ after it bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, writes Judith Orr
Tens of thousands are fleeing the area around the Syrian town of Aleppo as Iranian forces back an offensive by dictator Bashar al Assad.
The outbreak of Palestinian resistance has continued with protests and stabbing attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians.
Unions in Greece have called a general strike on Thursday 12 November against an attack on pensions.
More refugees died trying to enter Europe last week.
A pregnant Somali refugee was secretly flown back by the Australian government to the offshore detention centre where she was raped.
George Osborne and John McDonnell have different strategies for eliminating the deficit. But Nick Clark argues for a bolder approach
The Ankara bombings underlined that the troubled relationship between the Kurds and the Turkish state is close to the heart of the rapidly deteriorating crisis in the Middle East, argues Alex Callinicos
Activists have always fought over Clara Zetkin’s contribution to women’s liberation. Judith Orr argues that she was a revolutionary who saw workers as key to ending oppression
The botched demolition of the Red Road flats in Glasgow last week was more than just a TV news spectacle. The residential tower blocks had dominated part of the city’s skyline for decades.
The Black Panthers—Vanguard of the Revolution documentary captures the party’s sense of revolt but doesn’t duck its problems, writes Ken Olende
This new production is a powerful revival of Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People.
This album’s title is French for “roots”. In it reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly, from Cote D’Ivoire in west Africa, is celebrating both Roots Reggae and the roots of the music.
The tabloids marked the visit to Britain of Chinese president Xi Jinping with racist jokes. But David Cameron was declaring a new “golden age” as he rolled out the red carpet.
The new “Counter Extremism Strategy” from David Cameron and Theresa May breaks new ground in the drive to portray Muslims as the enemy.
Comrades in Sheffield are saddened to report the death of Les Leaver, a long-standing and loyal member of the Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP).
Letters: readers write in on the Israeli ambassador's visit to Birmingham; Labour's position on bombing Syria; the NUJ union's low pay conference, and more.
The week's news in their own words
A stark report highlighting the gross inequality between the world’s richest and poorest has revealed the top 1 percent of the global population now holds half its wealth.
Saudi Arabia is notorious for its human rights abuses, its treatment of women and migrant workers. Yet it enjoys a cosy relationship with Britain’s rulers. Dave Sewell explains why
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