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They fled poverty, tyranny and war. But so far 24 refugees have died at Britain’s border this year because David Cameron won’t let them in, writes Dave Sewell
Students at the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in east London occupied a university gallery space on Wednesday of last week.
Royal Mail bosses in Bridgwater, Somerset, have moved towards reinstating a disabled worker kept on sick leave.
The mass steel job losses announced by Tata Steel in October are beginning.
NUT union members at Alfreton Grange academy in North Derbyshire have won over working conditions.
College lecturers in Scotland have voted by 92 percent in favour of national industrial action in an indicative ballot. The turnout was 55 percent.
The last British resident to be freed from Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, has described his torture in the camp, writes Judith Orr
The government is set to end lifetime tenancies for council tenants, in an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill.
Postal Workers Day | NSL traffic wardens walk out in Brighton | Arriva Trains Wales workers strike in Chester | Lambeth library workers to ballot over cuts | Yorkshire Nazis met with protest | Medway bus bosses get a Christmas gift | L&G insurance workers’ strike on the cards | Waiters tipped for ME Hotel protest
The result of the Unison union’s general secretary election was set to be announced on Thursday of this week.
Call for Inquiry into Orgreave | Rise in reported domestic abuse | Jobs threat for 5,000 from Iain Duncan Smith
Some 1,700 people joined a Scottish TUC (STUC)rally against austerity and the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Glasgow on Thursday of last week.
Fresh inquests into the deaths of victims crushed during the Hillsborough football disaster have heard evidence of signs of life following the crush.
Activists are organising to take on union-bashing Sports Direct bosses in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
As politicians cut a dirty deal on climate change, some 20,000 people protested on the streets of Paris last Saturday.
The Stop the War Coalition faced an unprecedented onslaught from politicians and parts of the press over the past week.
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is facing a fresh NHS revolt as healthcare students organise to defend their bursaries.
David Cameron has said the Tories will take “failing” children’s services out of the control of local authorities. They could be handed to “teams of experts”.
A witness giving evidence to a major sexual abuse trial has told a court that she was abused when aged 15.
Labour left group Momentum came under sustained attack by “moderates” and right wingers in the party last week.
Campaigners slammed the mainstream parties’ Islamophobia at a rally near Paris on Friday of last week.
The Unison union announced that incumbent general secretary Dave Prentis has been re-elected to serve a fourth term as the union’s head, today, Thursday.
Heavy rain on Boxing Day led to flooding across large parts of northern England. Everywhere Tory cuts and privatisation have increased the devastation–and its impact on the poorest.
Junior doctors’ strikes against new contracts are back on, the British Medical Association (BMA) announced today, Monday.
The fascist Front National failed to win control of any regional councils in last week’s elections—but it won a record vote, says Dave Sewell
Anti-fascists marched through the port town of Piraeus, Greece, to stop an event by the fascist Golden Dawn party last Sunday.
The regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad gained control of the last rebel-held area of the city of Homs on Wednesday of last week
Elections last Sunday brought political instability--with big gains for left party Podemos, no prospect of a stable government, and a potentially decisive role for Catalan nationalists. The real test will be deepening resistance, argues Andy Durgan
Donald Trump’s racist words targeting Muslims have had a cancerous effect.
Andy Durgan looks at the roots of the political crisis gripping Spain—and says this month’s election won’t resolve the turmoil
Socialist Worker argues that fascism is about more than racism or authoritarianism—it’s a movement that aims to smash the working class and all democratic rights
Simon Basketter looks behind the spin of the giant online retailer to examine how it expands by exploiting workers—and what really drives it
The BBC’s Christmas special series Dickensian unites some of Charles Dickens’ best-known characters for a murder mystery, writes Mary Brodbin
Channel 4’s Tripped is a drugs comedy gone science fiction drama.
So you have Dr Who (Christmas Day, BBC1) and Sherlock (New Year’s Day, 9pm, BBC1).
Italian composers Pietro Mascagni and Ruggero Leoncavello, together with Giacomo Puccini, were the last representatives of the Italian realist tradition known as “verismo” (realism).
London Recruits tells story of the young workers and students whoundertook clandestine missions for the African National Congress (ANC) during the apartheid regime.
The plight of refugees exposes all that is rotten about capitalism.
Could a police officer face prosecution for murder? Perhaps.
Anna, my partner, was one in a million. Her school friends recall a strong character who stood up to bullies and looked out for the vulnerable. These characteristics remained constants of Anna’s joyous personality.
Our house in Lancaster was one of 55,000 homes without electricity for two days after Storm Desmond.
‘It’s a disaster’
Evidence at the trials of Sun journalists showed that Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group prompted the police investigation into payments by its own papers. It did so because it wanted to escape a corporate prosecution for corruption. It has got its way.
Firefighters and their FBU union are sounding the alarm about the impact of successive cuts to fire stations, engines and jobs. Cuts are already increasing the dangers, writes Nick Clark