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At Britain’s border in Calais and Greece’s border with Macedonia, Europe’s police are using pepper spray, tear gas, batons and riot shields to terrorise desperate refugees.
Police chief David Duckenfield accepted it was a “serious mistake” to accept the role of match commander in the run-up to the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.
Tens of thousands of people marched against Trident in London last Saturday in the biggest demonstration against nuclear weapons in a generation.
Around 500 anti-fascists protested against a small group of fascists in Liverpool last Saturday.
Some 150 construction workers on two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers in Rosyth on the Firth of Forth struck unofficially—and won.
Mushin Ahmed’s killers found guilty | Stormy weather ahead for Met Office bosses | Firefighters turn the heat up on bosses | Co-op truck drivers balloted for strikes | GMB union sounds the alarm in Sussex | Reinstate RMT union rep Glen Hart
Activists across Britain are building for monster demonstrations on Saturday 19 March to say refugees are welcome.
Around 60 Butterfields Estate tenants and supporters packed a meeting in Walthamstow, north east London, on Wednesday of last week.
Junior doctors are set to walk out next Wednesday in the first of three planned 48-hour strikes against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.
European Union (EU) states turned on each other last week in a bid to keep out refugees.
The PCS union held a rally outside parliament on Tuesday against Tory plans to close tax offices and slash thousands of jobs.
Singers at the English National Opera (ENO) in central London have voted to strike against redundancies and pay cuts.
Glasgow CCTV workers were set to strike for 48 hours this weekend in a battle over unsocial hours pay.
The Unison union has announced that it will consult its members working for Lambeth Council over a council-wide strike against library cuts.
NUT union members in sixth form colleges across England are set to strike on Tuesday 15 March. They are fighting the impact of Tory funding cuts on teachers’ conditions—and want to stop the assault on education.
Teachers at Small Heath School in Birmingham have overwhelmingly voted to escalate strikes to defend their victimised NUT union rep Simon O’Hara.
The European Union (EU) president Donald Tusk has issued a threat to desperate refugees trying to get into Europe. “Do not come to Europe—it is all for nothing,” he said in an attack aimed at “potential economic migrants”.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has proposed minimal changes to the deeply regressive council tax system which could have been implemented under existing powers years ago.
Doncaster Women's Aid faces closure after losing its funding after 40 years in the South Yorkshire town. Emma, a survivor of domestic violence, will be joining a protest in the town tomorrow, Saturday, against the closure. She told Socialist Worker that the service saved her life - and that women will be in greater danger if it goes.
CND demonstration against Trident 27 February 2016
Thousands of lecturers in Scotland have delivered a thumping 93 percent vote in favour of the first national further education college strikes in over 20 years. The turnout in the EIS-Fela union ballot was 64 percent.
Hundreds of people attended eight rallies around Britain yesterday, Thursday, as support for the anti-racist demonstrations on Saturday 19 March reached new levels.
Over 1,000 Labour Party members and supporters came to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak in Aberdare in South Wales today, Saturday. It was the biggest political meeting in the Valleys for a generation.
A 500-strong march against library cuts brought library workers, users and local residents together to oppose Labour's cuts yesterday, Saturday
Thousands of people joined a powerful demonstration In London today, Sunday, to say “Stop Turkey’s war on the Kurds”.
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.
Kurdish people in southern Turkish cities are facing brutal repression by the state, reports Charlie Kimber
The results of the voting yesterday, Tuesday, in the United States are almost universally portrayed as a crushing victory for Hilary Clinton on the Democratic party side and Donald Trump for the Republicans. It’s not that simple.
A wave of protests has gripped India since the arrest of students’ union leaders in the capital, New Delhi, last month. With a march to the parliament planned for today, Wednesday, Kavita Krishnan explains what is at stake
Thousands of Syrians took to the streets across the country in lively demonstrations of Friday of last week. The protests were reminiscent of the popular movement that started the revolution five years ago.
Dave Sewell looks at alternatives to the policy of cuts, and asks whether Labour’s plans go far enough
It’s not really that surprising that in the Brexit debate the European Union (EU) is portrayed as somehow embodying internationalism. After all, xenophobic Little Englanders such as Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith and Ukip leader Nigel Farage dominate the Leave campaign.
Firefighters’ union leader Matt Wrack told Nick Clark the left needs to build fighting organisation in the workplace—and get stuck into the struggle to reshape the Labour Party
The crisis was supposed to be over for Ireland’s elites. But last week’s election saw a disaster for them—and a surge for the radical left. New socialist TDs told Simon Basketter the rebellion against austerity is just getting started
An exhibition of Sergei Eisenstein’s drawings reveals some of the Soviet film maker’s power and little known aspects of his work, says?Roger Huddle
BBC Two’s dark crime drama Murder breaks new ground in an increasingly crowded field.
Labour has a problem with bullies—but not the ones you might have heard about.
Tory chancellor George Osborne’s lies about the economy are falling apart.
I’m delighted that Socialist Worker has come out boldly in favour of a “Leave” vote in the forthcoming referendum on European Union (EU) membership.
‘Captains of industry’ love the European Union because it helps them profit. And a new deal has them licking their lips. Socialist Worker investigates