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The jury decisions in the Hillsborough inquests have utterly vindicated survivors of the disaster and families of the dead.
The government was disgracefully fighting to stop unaccompanied child refugees from being allowed into Britain on Monday of this week.
Vigils for those who drowned in the Mediterranean brought out around 100 people in London, 30 in York and up to 70 in Nottingham last week.
Postal and telecom workers debated the EU referendum, fighting the Trade Union Bill and their relationship to the Labour Party this week. They were meeting in Bournemouth for their CWU union’s annual conference.
Union bosses try to prevent junior doctor from speaking but delegates vote them down
South Ayrshire council plans to cut working conditions, radically change working hours and cut overtime rates for refuse workers. This has been met by determined action from the workers.
Striking janitors in Glasgow, who held a solid three-day walkout last week, have raised major questions over safety as bosses try to undermine their strike.
Essex firefighters protest over cuts | Strike as mustard action hots up | Scaffolders build a wage parity fight | Drivers could stop sites | Buyout could save Butterfields homes
Scottish posties vote for strike to defend victimised worker Royal Mail managers vote for strike over pay
Up to 800 shipyard jobs on Glasgow’s River Clyde could be axed by BAE Systems.
Southern train guards walked out on Tuesday, causing massive disruption on the new Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise covering London and the south east.
Junior doctors walked out across England today, Tuesday, against the imposition of a dangerous new contract.
Housing campaigners protested outside the landlords’ Property Awards on Tuesday of last week.
Ninety six Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough football disaster were unlawfully killed.
Also: teachers' disputes in West Dunbartonshire, Hackney and Small Heath
Several hundred people gathered to oppose a fracking conference in Scarborough on Monday.
Anger has spread among workers employed by Wood Group which is contracted to provide workers for energy giant Shell in the North Sea.
World leaders lined up last Friday to sign the toothless climate treaty they agreed to in Paris last December.
An anonymous letter from managers at French energy firm EDF brought the Tories’ plans for a new nuclear plant even further into question last week.
The government is on the rocks as resistance to academies and Tory tests grows. With big union meetings and angry parents there’s real potential to beat them
The Tories are whipping up an Islamophobic witch-hunt to try and revive Zac Goldsmith’s ailing campaign in the London mayoral election.
Short news stories from the week including Lexit campaign gathers support, care homes crisis deepens, sanctions for those in work
Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury ruled this week.
Thousands of junior doctors, teachers and their supporters marched from the picket line at St Thomas’ Hospital opposite parliament to Downing Street, today, Tuesday.
Junior doctors walked out across England today, Wednesday, in their second ten-hour “full walkout” determined to resist the imposition of a dangerous new contract.
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South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers did a "good job" in the 1980s, according to an organisation for retired officers.
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt was rocked by two solid junior doctors’ walkouts last week—now is the time to press home the advantage.
Museum workers across Wales are in urgent need of solidarity after beginning an all-out strike today, Thursday.
Workers' Memorial Day was marked with a number of vigils and rallies on Thursday 28 April. The same day saw a 60 year old worker killed on the new Forth Bridge construction site.
Brazil awoke on Thursday to extensive blockades of 30 highways in 10 states by activists of the combative homeless workers’ movement MTST.
Tomáš Tengely-Evans and John Rose look at the response to accusations of antisemitism in the Labour Party
Two leading trade union activists at London Metropolitan University were last week told that they will be made redundant. The move against UCU union branch chair Mark Campbell and branch secretary David Hardman is a serious attack on the union.
Demonstrations were pushed back on Monday but the regime is still in trouble
Presidential election results has shaken Austrian politics to the core. In the first round the fascist candidate Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party came first with over 35 percent of the vote.
Protests by thousands of workers in Bangalore have forced the Indian government to reverse changes to savings schemes.
Strikes and protests intensified in France this week in the run-up to a coordinated day of action against the government’s proposed Work Law on Thursday.
As French MPs prepare to debate a new law attacking workers’ rights, the centre left government is digging in its heels against workers, students and the new “Nuit Debout” movement.
Dozens of civilians have been killed and hundreds more injured by regime airstrikes on Aleppo in the past ten days. Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s exploding barrels signalled the end of the partial, and fragile, ceasefire that came into effect in March.
It's been pleasant to watch the awkwardness of the right wing Leave campaigners over Barack Obama’s intervention in the Brexit debate.
European migrants in Britain told Tomáš Tengely-Evans why the European Union (EU) is not a friend of migrants and refugees—and why they say vote Leave
In 1916 socialists arguing against war were a minority, but change was coming. Alistair Farrow looks at how it started
The ruling class is desperate to undermine Jeremy Corbyn and the broader left. Nick Clark looks at the real agenda of right wingers who have accused anti-racists of antisemitism
Establishment and police contempt for supporters had deep roots
The cover-up over the cops’ role in the Hillsborough disaster began the same day—and it went straight to the top of South Yorkshire Police
Forget the smears about fans—police caused the Hillsborough disaster, says Sadie Robinson
The Science Musuem’s exhibition about photographer Fox Talbot’s life is an exciting insight into how art and science developed
The Mirror newspaper heralded a “stunning victory for our campaign” to save steel jobs last week. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady enthusiastically joined in.
Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in favour of staying in the European Union (EU) gave the Remain campaign badly needed credibility.
"Direct and serious threat"
Some 120 billionaires have stashed a total of £343.9 billion in Britain.