Dated: 31 Oct 2017
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At the start of this week 15 current ministers and over 20 more Tory MPs faced allegations of sexual misconduct.
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.
A horrifying attack on a Muslim woman in Leicester underlines the importance of taking on Islamophobia.
Transport workers in the North West of England were set to stage a 24 hour coordinated strike on Wednesday of next week.
Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap
Civil service workers in the PCS union protested outside offices across the country on Tuesday—pay day—against poverty pay.
Around 150 people came to Marxism in Scotland, hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), in Glasgow last Saturday.
Protesters are gearing up for Trump's visit on 7-8 November.
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford
A long-awaited investigation into incidents in police custody highlights problems in the police force, but it doesn’t go far enough in looking for solutions, writes Alistair Farrow
The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) is trying to spread its organisation to Scotland.
Revolution is difficult and involves intense confrontation with the ruling class.
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) activists went to volunteer with refugees in northern France last week.
The CWU postal workers’ union has warned it could end negotiations early if Royal Mail bosses use talks simply to delay strikes.
Over 230 people attended the Beyond the Backstreets conference in London last Saturday. It was organised by the Abortion Rights campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Housing campaigners took to the high court last week to challenge Labour-run Haringey council over its plan to demolish seven estates in the north London borough.
The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday.
“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.
The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.
Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.
The pressure on racist, sexist US president Donald Trump was growing as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.
Brutal repression by Togolese dictator Faure Gnassingbe’s regime has forced more than 500 people to flee the West African country for Ghana.
A tumultuous week in the struggle over Catalonia saw a declaration of independence
The lies peddled by the United States political and military elite about the deaths of soldiers in West Africa are falling apart - as Socialist Worker predicted
Catalan president Carles Puigdemont seems ready to bow to pressure from the Spanish state by dissolving parliament for new elections.
The Spanish state is on the attack. Only radical measures can repulse the assault.
People all over Catalonia are celebrating the long-awaited declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament.
As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson
Was the Heaton-Harris affair just a storm in a teacup? Christopher Heaton-Harris is the pro-Leave Tory whip who wrote to university vice-chancellors asking for information about “professors involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit”.
The Russian Revolution of October 1917 is the most important event in human history. For centuries ordinary people had dreamed of a world without the rule of emperors, kings, generals and the rich. Some gave their lives fighting for such change.
What caused the Russian Revolution—and what did it achieve?
Lenin called the state “an organ for the oppression of one class by another”. The insurrection in October 1917 in Russia showed that one class can beat another.
The Provisional Government assembled in the Winter Palace at 9pm on 25 October to “work out methods for the resolute and final liquidation of the Bolsheviks”.
Within a decade of the revolution a regime was taking shape in Russia that pushed back everything revolutionaries had fought for.
The October insurrection in Russia would not have succeeded had it not been for the Bolshevik party. The Bolsheviks are still the best model for how revolutionaries should organise.
One hundred years ago Tory foreign secretary Arthur Balfour's declaration laid the basis for Palestinian oppression. Nick Clark looks at its legacy today
Lovers of toilet humour and references to the philosopher Hegel will adore Young Marx. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is little that’s either edifying or funny about this odd choice of a maiden production for the new Bridge Theatre.
Dave’s new song Question Time voices the harsh reality many face under a Tory government.
Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.
Recovery for Labour in Scotland is a real possibility. The race for the leadership of Scottish Labour reflects why.
John, who died last week, was a founding member of the Socialist Society at Dundee University in the 1960s.
The minister for universities, Jo Johnson, is on the warpath for freedom of speech, he claims.
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government had a deliberate policy of refusing to accept any responsibility for allowing contaminated blood to be given to haemophiliacs.