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The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down.
Around 600,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye. Protests have been rocking the country for 11 consecutive weeks—including the five weeks since parliament voted for Park’s impeachment.
Revolutionaries debated the political situation and how to shape it at the 2017 Socialist Workers Party conference
Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby struck for two days last week in their battle to reverse pay cuts.
Activists and residents have occupied the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, south London.
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target
Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.
Angry protesters blocked the M62 motorway on Monday evening to mark a week since police shot and killed Yassar Yaqub.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a dangerous and serious concession to anti-migrant racism on Tuesday.
The power of the working class was clearly on display this week. Strikes by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew workers showed their ability to bring the system to a standstill.
Refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos had their thin summer tents covered in snow this week, as a deadly cold spell swept across Europe.
Almost 3,000 workers kept in poverty by millionaire bosses kicked back at one of Britain’s biggest firms on Tuesday and Wednesday. British Airways’ (BA) “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew walked out after they were offered a raise of just 6p an hour.
IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs.
The Tories are trying to scapegoat GPs for the NHS emergency
The frontlines in the fight against fracking have moved to just outside the village of Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.
Over 50 MPs, trade unionists, anti-racism campaigners, faith leaders and others have signed a statement calling for support for the Stand Up To Racism demonstration this Friday on the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated.
The racist, sexist billionaire’s election as president has galvanised opposition, says?Sadie Robinson
Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem fought a “crackdown” by Israeli forces, Mexico’s ‘gasolinazo’ revolt grows I Support workers in Egypt
The power sharing government in Northern Ireland has collapsed. Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister on Monday, triggering an election.
US president elect Donald Trump screamed "fake news" at a press conference last week in response to some piss taking allegations.
Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.
The Russian working class was a minority in a backward society, but it wielded power disproportionate to its small size
As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another
The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Yet through Burns’ poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary legacy
Gee Vaucher’s extensive body of work spanning 50 years reveals one of the best and most political collage artists of the century, writes?Jeff Jackson
This sketch show is pitched as “satirising the state of the nation”.
In her latest attempt to appear in control, prime minister Theresa May has unveiled her vision of the “shared society”.
Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (Pic: International Maritime Organisation)
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes