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Shaker Aamer’s lawyer, Gareth Peirce, demands the closure of Guantanamo Bay
As immigration controls lead to deaths at both ends of Europe, the Tories are tightening them further.
An ill 84 year old man travelling through Britain spent his last weeks being jailed, shackled and humiliated because of “Home Office procedure”, an inquest heard last week.
Teachers at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School in Featherstone, west Yorkshire, struck today, Tuesday, in a dispute over “leadership and management issues”.
Metals company Caparo Industries announced 452 job cuts on Friday of last week, after going into administration last month.
The British Medical Association (BMA) was to set to ballot its 56,000 junior doctor members for industrial action from Thursday of this week.
Delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference last weekend voted to campaign to scrap Trident nuclear weapons.
Voting in the Unison union general secretary election opens on Monday of next week—and activists are launching a left wing challenge to incumbent Dave Prentis.
The deadline for returning ballot papers in the GMB union’s general secretary election has been extended until Wednesday of next week.
Industrial action on oil rigs came a step closer last week after Caterers Offshore Trade Association (Cota) bosses reneged on a pay deal.
London Underground bosses could face a London-wide Tube strike by RMT union members if they proceed with disciplinary action against union activist Glen Hart.
Around 250 delegates from the Unite and PCS unions, Unemployed Centres, Occupy, Dpac, Black Triangle and others met in Birmingham last Saturday.
Hundreds of workers on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) walked out for 48 hours on Tuesday of this week.
Protest at Jack the Ripper museum; Fast Food Rights campaign; anti-racists in Kent; Palestine solidarity; High Court ruling
UCU union members in colleges across England were set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
Thousands of trade unionists protested at Westminster on Monday of this week against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill.
Iraq war report due in summer | Baseline tests face review | It’s a bad time to be young | Care homes in new danger
Over 100 supply teachers blocked Tottenham Court Road in central London on Wednesday of last week.
Ballot papers are out for the election of senior and junior vice presidents in the NUT teachers’ union. Socialist Worker is supporting left candidates Kiri Tunks from east London and Louise Regan from Nottinghamshire.
More than 200 people attended the Marxism in Scotland conference in Glasgow on Saturday of last week.
Anti-racists are preparing to march against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Bradford, west Yorkshire, on Saturday 14 November.
Around 30 people joined a protest outside the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in central London on Friday of last week. They were demanding that transgender woman Tara Hudson be moved to a women’s prison.
A special one-day conference of the EIS Fela further education (FE) union to debate how to win equal pay across Scotland’s colleges will be held on Friday of next week in Glasgow.
Workers at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London walked out unofficially on Tuesday of this week. It was their third unofficial strike in a week to defend Soas Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll.
Shaker Aamer was finally released from the US prison camp Guantanamo after almost 14 years of imprisonment without trial and no charges on Friday of last week.
A conveniently leaked 15-page US military intelligence report described Shaker Aamer as a “close associate of” Osama bin Laden with a history of “jihadist combat”.
Bosses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have withdrawn the suspension of Unison union branch secretary Sandy Nicoll.
Thousands of students marched through central London yesterday, Wednesday. They were protesting against Tory plans to scrap the Maintenance Grant, given to students from lower income households, and racist scapegoating.
Up to 700 people joined a refugee solidarity rally organised by Stand Up to Racism in central London last night, Wednesday.
Hundreds protested outside Downing Street on Wednesday evening and again this morning, Thursday, against Egypt’s military-backed president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Shipping workers began a two-day strike at ports across Greece at 6am on Monday of this week. At the port of Piraeus near Athens it was 100 percent successful—not a single ferry went in or out.
Anger is growing at the Austria’s “razor wire minister” as winter deepens the plight of refugees, reports David Albrich
We need to build a mass party in Turkey that stands clearly for democracy and peace with the Kurds, and against militarism, nationalism and Islamophobia.
Egypt’s dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is trying to hide his bloody record with a major diplomatic tour—and David Cameron is rolling out the red carpet to help him. But el-Sisi is a killer who must be exposed, writes Judith Orr
What triggered the revolts, and what was the court’s verdict on these events?
A new play staged in a derelict building offers a powerful take on alienation and racism—and is eerily reminiscent of today, writes Antony Hamilton
Hip hop’s most dexterous MC Imani and his producer—and their band Blackalicious—are back after a ten-year break.
This exhibition looks at how photography has been used during criminal investigations.
Hated Tory millionaire Iain Duncan Smith insists his attacks on benefit claimants are about helping them find jobs.
The “war on terror” was always a lie. The West had to find an enemy to help it win support for its imperialist project.
Last week the Guardian newspaper published a statement signed by 343 British academics pledging not to cooperate with Israeli academic institutions. By Friday this list had risen to over 500.
David Cameron insisted he does know poor people on daytime televison this week. Presumbly he meets them on the way to his new club.
We’re often told child sexual abuse is mainly carried out by ‘grooming gangs’. But, as Sadie Robinson found out, the real problem lies elsewhere in society