Dated: 21 Nov 2017
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Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.
Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.
Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.
Workers fighting to save their jobs at Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) marched through Edinburgh on Thursday. Union members launched a “work-in” at the offshore offshore energy manufacturer.
A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.
Scottish Labour members have elected left wing candidate Richard Leonard as their party’s new leader.
A report by the Times newspaper last week claimed Roma people in Glasgow routinely sexually exploit children. The claims are completely unfounded, as Sadie Robinson reports
A new deal has given workers in Fife some breathing space, report Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Raymie Kiernan
The annual Unite Against Fascism (UAF) educational trip to Krakow and Auschwitz took place last week. For many involved it was the first opportunity to get a true sense of the scale of the atrocities carried out in the Holocaust.
The slave auctions of the 21st century take place in Libya—but the biggest culprits are in the British, US and French governments and European Union
Also: Timber workers, Charlton Park Academy, lorry drivers, Fujitsu and tank instructors.
Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf
A BBC documentary about Labour’s general election campaign that aired on Monday embarrassed Labour’s right wing MPs.
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters plan days of action this Saturday for the SUTR Calais Winter Appeal
Postal workers’ union leaders have hinted that talks with bosses at Royal Mail could end with a major strike—originally planned for October this year—going ahead.
Bus workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight after bosses made a “final offer” of just 1p an hour more than the previous offer.
The racist Football Lads Alliance (FLA) is set to march alongside a group called Veterans Against Terrorism in Edinburgh
Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was forced to cancel a planned speech in Grimsby last week after being refused a venue.
campaigners protested outside the Dungavel immigration detention centre in Scotland on Saturday
Cops say 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. They released the official figure last week.
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.
The Zimbabwean armed forces seized control of the capital Harare and detained president Robert Mugabe early on Wednesday morning. It is the result of a spiralling political crisis facing the regime, with rival factions of the ruling Zanu PF party jostling for power.
Australians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalising marriage equality, sparking off celebration rallies of thousands around the country.
Pressure is mounting on Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe after a coup by the army last Wednesday.
Robert Mugabe was a hero of the struggle against colonialism and first leader of independent Zimbabwe. He then became a compromiser with imperialism—and finally a dictator.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after a coup by generals and mobilisations on the streets
Ordinary people in Lebanon have begun stockpiling food and supplies, fearing that regional giant Saudi Arabia will push the country into civil war.
The sexual harassment scandal at the top of US society has moved further into the political establishment.
Egyptian human rights lawyer and socialist Mahienour el-Massry has been jailed again alongside co-defendant Moatasem Medhat.
Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.
Philip Hammond, the Tory chancellor, likes to present himself as a safe pair of hands. He’s nicknamed “spreadsheet Phil”. Boring maybe, but reliable. But he’s been responsible for two of the biggest media pratfalls of the present government, which is saying something.
Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans
The big cheeses in the Tory party are in a pickle over their EU Withdrawal Bill. But what’s the fuss about—and what would the bill mean for workers and migrants? Dave Sewell investigates
Some critics argue that the Russian Revolution was ‘premature’—but there was no time to lose
Hit series gets its dramatic power from looking at world events. It doesn’t sugar-coat politics and it takes its audience seriously, argues Hope Ryan
Network is about an ageing news anchor getting mad.
The “people’s laureate” Benjamin Zephaniah is taking his autobiography on tour this spring.
Until this week the Tories looked like the weakest government in the European Union. (EU). That’s impressive given the competition.
Within 70 minutes of coming into contact with the cops Rashan Charles was dead.
There have been reports that an explosive device was found inside HM Prison Risley last week.
Tory NHS and social care cuts are “economic murder” and could cause 100 unnecessary deaths a day without emergency funds, a report has warned.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.