Dated: 27 Oct 2015
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Tory chancellor George Osborne was left red-faced after the Lords threw back his cuts to tax credits on Monday of this week.
Monday 2 November will be a day of trade union mobilisations against the Tory assault on the right to strike.
Unite the Resistance will hold a national conference on Saturday 14 November in central London.
Workers at the National Museum Wales struck on Tuesday of last week as part of a battle over pay.
The North Sea oil offshore industry could soon be hit by its first strike since the 1990s.
Train manufacturer Hitachi is set to trouser £400,000 of public money a day even if its new trains aren’t used.
British Airways (BA) cabin crew in the Unite union have voted by 95 percent to ballot for strikes against attacks on pay, terms and conditions. The turnout was 86 percent.
The GMB union is balloting warehouse workers in Banbury, Oxfordshire, against attacks on their pay.
North Lanarkshire’s Labour-run council is proposing to axe up to 1,500 jobs and slash over £45 million over the next two years.
The campaign to elect John Burgess as the next Unison union general secretary was set to hold a national launch meeting this Saturday.
Tractor manufacturing workers in Basildon, Essex, have won a better pay deal by calling to escalate strikes.
Financial Times strike threat, activists oppose developers, lobby over libraries, Muslims condemn cops, defend the right to protest
A lecturers’ strike is set to hit further education colleges across England on Tuesday 10 November. The bosses’ Association of Colleges has recommended a pay freeze for 2015/16.
NUT union members at Listerdale Primary School in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, were set to begin industrial action over workload this week.
Rowley Owls Nursery bosses in the West Midlands suspended a nursery manager on Friday of last week.
The final meetings in the Students not Suspects tour were held at Manchester and Strathclyde universities last week.
Feminism in London brought together up to 1,000 people for a weekend conference last Saturday and Sunday.
Pro-choice activists demonstrated in solidarity with women attending a Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Ealing in west London last Saturday.
French cops cracked down on refugees in Calais last week. They arrested at least 150 people and flew them to detention centres hundreds of miles away.
The House of Lords vote to delay tax credit cuts shows the Tories are far from unstoppable, says Judith Orr
Momentum, the new organisation launched by Jeremy Corbyn supporters, held its first meetings last week.
The junior doctors’ revolt is growing. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that it would ballot its 56,000 members for industrial action.
Angry protesters gathered at Downing Street last Saturday over continuing delays to the release of Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo prison.
Staff at a care home in Solihull, Birmingham, have accused police of ignoring child sexual exploitation (CSE).
An academy chain paid over £800,000 in two years to “consulting” companies that its founders or trustees had major financial interests in.
Postal workers in Plymouth staged an unofficial walkout on Monday of this week.
Fresh inquests into the deaths of fans who were crushed during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have heard of serious problems with the original inquests.
Furious steel workers are calling for support in their fight against closures and job losses.
Protesters will demonstrate against Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi when he arrives on an official visit to Britain next week.
Police Scotland may face criminal charges over the killing of Sheku Bayoh in May.
Dozens of steel workers from across Britain came to parliament today, Wednesday, to lobby MPs for government intervention to stop job losses.
Students and staff force security to shut the Soas main building
Over 500 workers and students rallied this afternoon, Thursday, to defend suspended Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll outside the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas).
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in US prison camp Guantanamo Bay, has been released after over 14 years. He is finally being flown back to London.
The campaign to defend victimised Unison union rep Sandy Nicholl escalated today, Friday. Workers from two unions at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) walked out unofficially in protest.
Shaker Aamer has thanked all those who have campaigned for his release when he arrived home after his release from the US prison camp Guantanamo Bay.
Some 200 people joined the United Family and Friends Campaign procession in central London today, Saturday.
Hundreds of Barnet council workers in north London walked out for the seventh time this year today, Monday, against another wave of privatisation by the Tory council.
Walkouts by dockers last week were the beginning of a new wave of strikes in Greece.
Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco Silva appointed right wing incumbent Pedro Passos Coelho as prime minister of a new minority government on Friday of last week.
Bigots top in Poland election, close run in Argentina, deal blames Palestinians
Jesse McLaren and Pam Frache argue the Tories’ defeat will strengthen the movement for the battles ahead
After ten days of unprecedented protests, students in South Africa have won an interim demand that there be no increases in university fees next year.
Some 20,000 anti-racists marched through Paris yesterday, Saturday.
In 1980 steel bosses announced a series of closures and job cuts to gut the industry. It was the newly elected Tory government’s first major confrontation with organised workers.
The system pushes workers to fight back and struggles can unexpectedly break out—but as Sadie Robinson argues, that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and wait
As thousands of steel workers face the sack, Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that we should blame the real culprits and fight back
The BBC’s answer to Game of Thrones plays to English nationalism in a time before there was an England. The result is unimpressive, says Robbie Shaw
This exhibition of Syd Shelton’s photographs of Rock Against Racism (RAR) is a wonderful glimpse into the young faces and places of that time.
US folk musician Natalie Merchant’s tour will come after the much anticipated release of her new album Paradise Is There: the New Tigerlily Recordings.
Thousands of people are determined to defend Jeremy Corbyn and his anti-austerity policies from the Labour right’s attacks and backroom plotting.
You may be worried that your next bacon sarnie could give you cancer.
How to help refugees, beat the monstrous Iain Duncan Smith and learn from struggles past
‘He clearly loathes them’
The publicity shy war criminal Tony Blair has opened a public relations offensive before the publication of the Chilcot report.
A spate of stabbings by Palestinians in Israel has led to howls of anger in the mainstream media—but this ignores the real violence, reports Nick Clark