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Junior doctors struck across England on Tuesday of this week to defend their contracts—and the NHS.
A government watchdog has warned the Tories’ Trade Union Bill could breach human rights.
A court hearing evidence of alleged child sexual exploitation offences has heard that a corrupt police officer helped an abuser avoid arrest.
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.
A French court jailed eight trade unionists for taking action to stop bosses closing their factory, yesterday, Tuesday.
McDonald’s workers from the US brought the spirit of their fight for $15 an hour to Britain yesterday, Wednesday, with a noisy protest in central London.
A police officer and a councillor were involved in a deal to help an alleged child abuser escape arrest, a court has heard.
Across the world stock markets and commodity prices are tumbling. Those in the ruling class who gloated about “recovery” last year now warn that the global economy could crash again. Some blame it on oil prices, others on China’s slump – Socialist Worker sorts the fact from the fantasy
The government plans to put the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine programme to the vote later this year. It wants to spend more than £160 billion on four Scottish-based submarines whose only purpose is to threaten the whole of humanity.
Steel firm Tata announced 1,000 new job cuts this week, including 750 at the Port Talbot steel works in South Wales.
Teachers at Birmingham’s Small Heath school began a three-day strike today, Tuesday, to stop their school becoming an academy.
The Daily Mail newspaper is spearheading a racist witch hunt against the Muslims and students standing up to the government’s Prevent agenda.
The Tories have sent 1,000 British troops to Libya to defend oil fields threatened by the advance of Isis-supporting forces.
Junior doctors held picket lines at hospitals across England today, Tuesday, on strike against attacks on their contracts and in defence of the NHS.
Revolutionaries debated the political situation and how to shape it at the 2016 Socialist Workers Party conference
Housing workers in Sheffield struck against bosses’ attacks on their terms and conditions on Wednesday of last week.
Up to 50 pickets turned away cars from EDF Energy’s head office on Monday of this week, as around 70 Unite union members began a five-day strike.
Recycling refuse collectors in Somerset voted for five more weeks of discontinuous strikes for pay on Thursday of last week.
Unite union members working under the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) agreement voted to accept bosses’ latest offer in a consultative ballot last week.
Post Office supply chain workers in Leeds have forced bosses onto the back foot after two 24-hour walkouts.
The Justice Alliance’s “Voices for Justice” rally held in Conway Hall in central London last week was a statement of intent.
Tube unions have called fresh walkouts on London Underground in their long-running dispute over Night Tube and pay.
Secondary school teachers at Labour-run West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week.
Over 4,000 lecturers across Scotland’s further education (FE) colleges are set to begin a national strike ballot over pay on 20 January.
A strike at John Cabot academy in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, planned for Tuesday of this week, was called off after workers won all of their demands.
Teachers at Small Heath school in Birmingham have voted to escalate their anti-academy strikes following the victimisation of NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.
French police shot a man dead in Paris on Thursday of last week. Their version of events rapidly went around the world’s media.
Over 250 refugees were deported from Beirut airport in Lebanon to Syria on Friday of last week.
French authorities were set to bulldoze huge swathes of the refugees’ “jungle” shantytown in Calais by the end of this week at just days’ notice.
Lawyers across Greece began an indefinite strike yesterday, Thursday, against pension cuts the Syriza government is pushing through to appease its creditors. Up to 15,000 lawyers and supporters marched through the streets of the capital Athens.
A doctor and socialist activist in Egypt was arrested by Egyptian security forces last week.
Racist politicians are trying to use horrific New Year’s Eve attacks on women in German cities to push back against solidarity with refugees. Their attempts are also boosting racist groups.
Nick Clark takes issue with Labour right wingers’ simplistic and patronising view of what it means to be working class
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback
Simon Hall spoke to Socialist Worker about his new book on 1956 and the events of a momentuous year
ITV’s new series tries a bit too hard to make sure you know it’s set in t’ North—but the true story behind it means there’s still hope, says?Simon Basketter
There’s a fascinating line-up to look forward to at this year’s Celtic Connections, an annual music festival held in Glasgow.
As millions died in the trenches of the Western Front, thousands of women were pushed into the workforce in Britain.
Does the Labour Party support spending tens of billions of pounds on new nuclear weapons that threaten the future of the earth?
David Cameron launched a fresh attack on poor people this week, in the name of helping them.
I’m a disabled pensioner at risk of pneumonia, and I’ve been living in the upstairs of a damp house since the floods on Boxing Day.
Bungling Baron George Osborne warned against complacency over the economy last week.
Social housing tenants could be forced out of their homes as a new bill is set to become law. Dave Sewell examines its effects—and meets some of the campaigners who are fighting back