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Tory MPs were set to push the Trade Union Bill through its third reading on Tuesday of this week. They are determined to axe more public services and undermine any trade union opposition.
The government will give up to £5 million to South Yorkshire Police to help pay officers’ legal costs at ongoing inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.
Theresa May, the home secretary, presented the draft Investigatory Powers Bill to the House of Commons last week.
Secret government files have been released about Operation Motorman. That was the large scale incursion by British troops against the “no-go” areas in Northern Ireland in July 1972.
People from the poorest areas can expect to die more than eight years earlier than those in the richest, according to new figures.
Over 500 people marched against library closures by Labour-run Lambeth council in south London last Saturday.
Voting in the Unison union general secretary election opened on Monday of this week.
Dozens of angry campaigners protested outside the meeting of the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (Health East) on Thursday of last week.
David Cameron is refusing to help refugees on British territory in Cyprus, writes Dave Sewell
A walkout by college lecturers could launch a fight to defend education, reports Sadie Robinson
Thousands of people took to the streets of central London on Thursday of last week to protest against attacks on civil liberties, austerity and inequality.
Up to 300 students held an angry and lively protest outside the Cass art school in Aldgate, east London, on Thursday of last week.
Scotland’s college workers are inching closer to the first national strike for 20 years. Anger at government cuts and a miserly national pay offer have fuelled a mood to fight.
Workers across Greece were set to walk out in a general strike on Thursday of this week against deep cuts to their pensions.
Open University (OU) workers have delivered an historic vote for strikes to stop job cuts and office closures.
Planned strikes this week at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School suspended, Derbyshire school support staff protest council cuts and teachers plan parliament lobby.
Over 2,000 steel workers and supporters marched through Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Tuesday of this week chanting, “Save our steel”.
RMT union members on London Underground have called on the union to step up the campaign to defend union activist Glen Hart.
Anti-racists were set to protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Saturday.
Firefighters in the West Midlands could ballot for action over plans to cut 300 jobs, the FBU union said. West Midlands Fire Service says the jobs will go through “natural wastage”. This means that when a worker leaves or retires they will not be replaced. It will leave the service understaffed.
Half cannot get enough care | Plenty of cash for prisons | Government taken to court
Warmongers are using the downing of a Russian jet killing 224 passengers and crew as justification for a new war in Syria.
The row inside the Labour Party over Trident nuclear weapons continued after the head of the army criticised Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-nuclear position.
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, staged an unofficial walkout today, Wednesday, to demand the reinstatement of a disabled worker.
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, have won concessions from management after staging a wildcat strike.
Burma is not moving away from military rule towards democracy despite the impressive victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in recent elections.
Selection of short international news stories
Up to 4,000 racists and Nazis demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday—the largest such demonstration in the German capital in memory.
Strike over cuts in Switzerland | Madrid march against violence
The general strike in Greece today, Thursday, was a bigger success than anyone expected. No boats, no trains and no planes moved. In Athens the Metro stopped all day, as did buses in the morning and evening.
A series of shootings and suicide bombings saw at least 128 people killed in six sites around the French capital Paris last night, Friday. Activists in the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) in Paris spoke to Socialist Worker on Saturday morning.
Unions are treating mass job losses like a done deal. Instead they should learn from last time, argues Simon Basketter
WHICH WAY is the world economy going? The view seems quite different depending on which side of the Atlantic you are.
Imperialism and international competition lies behind wars the world over. But if capitalism causes war, what ends it? Dave Sewell looks at the revolts that stopped the slaughter
Unison union rep Sandy Nicoll won reinstatement last week after an unofficial walkout by fellow workers at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how activists there have built the union
Based around a hacker who hates the corporations, TV series Mr Robot brings out a human story about coping with capitalism, says?Tomáš Tengely-Evans
Luis Bunuel: Aesthetics of the Irrational | Chicago: The Great teachers’ strike
George Osborne’s announcement of 30 percent cuts to the budgets of four government departments is just a taste of what is to come.
The world’s average surface temperature is set to reach one degree Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels, the Met Office predicted this week.
I read with interest your article on child abuse (Socialist Worker, 7 November).
Sun columnist Rod Liddle in a bizarre attack on refugees
General Sir Nicholas Houghton—chief of the defence staff—decided to use Remembrance Sunday to argue for the importance of killing lots of people.
As the Tories and their media mates go on the offensive against them, angry junior doctors spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about the reality of the job—and why they’re fighting back