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Issue: 2626

Dated: 16 Oct 2018

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Support the Glasgow strike for equal pay

A key battle in the fight for women’s equality is about to take place in Glasgow. Workers across council services and schools are getting ready for a two-day walkout, reports Sarah Bates

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Tories risk a man’s life to push through deportation

The Tories are trying to deport a man so ill he needs medics on board the deportation flight.

Crunch time for Brexit deepens the Tory crisis

A crucial week for the Brexit process will further expose the deep divisions that lie at the heart of the Tory party

Push for more action on pay and pensions in universities

UCU union members were set to meet for a special one-day congress in Manchester on Thursday of this week. The aim is to discuss business that was not heard at the union’s annual congress earlier this year.

Grenfell Tower soil is ‘toxic’ and could put health at risk, says report

The soil in the area up to a mile from Grenfell Tower is toxic. That’s according to the preliminary findings of a report due to be released early next year.

New rounds of rail strikes in battle for passenger safety

Train guards have announced a new programme of strikes over safety and jobs.

Bolton strikers demand same pay as other NHS workers in fight against privatisers

More than 200 outsourced health workers took to the picket lines on Thursday morning

Don’t let fascists disguise as ‘authentic’ working class

The far right pretends its racism reflects the concerns of ordinary people, but the reality is more complex, argues Nick Clark

Don’t let fascists disguise as ‘authentic’ working class

For a set of commentators and politicians, Nazi groups such as the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) are the authentic voice of the working class.

2,000 anti-fascists deal a blow to the far right DFLA

Around 2,000 anti-racists joined a march and rally against the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) in central London today. 

Benefit sanctions leave people "suicidal", scared and homeless, finds study

Benefit sanctions are “life threatening” for some disabled claimants, according to a new study. And the constant threat of sanctions leaves many “living in a state of constant anxiety”.

Bolton strikers take on the outsourcing health bosses

A walkout by hundreds of outsourced workers in Greater Manchester could help to push back the influence of private companies across the health service, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years

Fracking has once again started in Britain, another sign of how the government and big business are endangering the environment.

Organising against the far right menace

Stand Up To Racism supporters have been organising across Britain to take on racism and the far right.

Cable workers’ march electrifies fight for pay

Workers at Prysmian Cables in Eastleigh, Southampton, were set to strike on Wednesday of this week.

Modern Couples’ relationships influence artistic work

Over 80 artists’ work from the early 20th century are collected here. They were each in relationships with at least one other featured artist.

Reports round up: Support grows for all out walkout by dinner ladies

Dinner ladies at Ladywood School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are keeping up their indefinite strike against redundancies.

Tommy Robinson’s racists turn on Rotherham survivor

Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse has come under attack from racists and supporters of Tommy Robinson.


Some 250,000 join Unteilbar anti-racist demonstration in Berlin

But it comes alongside another election breakthrough for the far right, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

International round-up - arrests in Zimbabwe and Palestinian death toll rises

Trade unionists in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, faced repression last week.


Clash between Turkey and Saudi Arabia gives Donald Trump a headache

We’ve seen again how hard it has become to manage the Middle East in the interests of Western imperialism. The players this time are the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.


‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Rise of the far right in Brazil

Brazilian socialist Valerio Arcary spoke to Socialist Worker about the dangerous advance of Jair Bolsonaro


History of making things skips over some inconvenient truths

A new six-part series on the BBC looks at the history of manufacturing in Britain. It glosses over the crucial dynamic—class, argues?Blythe Taylor

What We Think

Build a mass movement to beat the far right

the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) international conference this Saturday takes place against the background of the growing threat of the far right.

Be wise to the spies’ lies

New revelations this week have underlined the extent of the British state’s spying operation in socialist organisations.

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LETTERS—We organised to stop the far right at Warwick University

The threat of a large anti-fascist demonstration forced Warwick University to postpone a talk by Islamophobe Anne Marie Waters last Tuesday.

The Troublemaker—Fishing ‘codfathers’ make an offer that can’t be refused

Five of Britain’s wealthiest families control more than a quarter of the country’s fishing quotas.

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