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Calais refugees attacked by French police, blocked by British state racism

Calais refugees December 2018 French police have launched a renewed wave of repression against refugees trapped at Britain's border in Calais.

Anti-fascists outnumber Nazi Tommy Robinson’s crew and Ukip

Protest against Robinson 9 December 2018 Ten thousand opposed 5,000 fascists and their friends. But the union of Nazis and a racist electoral party is still a threat.

May’s Brexit deal has her government on the ropes

May’s Brexit deal has her government on the ropes The Tories are on the ropes. Determined resistance could finish them off.

French Yellow Vests fight on, and new forces join the movement

Bordeauc Yellow Vests 15 December 2018 Yellow Vest protests took place across France on Saturday as the revolt against President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberalism continued.

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Tens of thousands forced into temporary accommodation by Tory austerity

Tens of thousands forced into temporary accommodation by Tory austerity The number of households living in temporary accommodation has rocketed by 71 percent under Tory austerity.  

Theresa May survives to lose another day

Over a third of Tory MPs voted against May, emphasising that she cannot pass her Brexit deal through parliament.

Striking traffic wardens in Camden determined to win more pay

Traffic wardens in Camden, north London, are staging a magnificent two-week strike to win better pay.

Supporters of Karen Reissmann lobby Unison union leadership

Supporters of leading health worker Karen Reissmann lobbied the Unison union’s national executive committee last week.

Interserve—a privatisation nightmare

School meals, home care, window cleaning, road works and hospital security—these are just some of the services that stand on the brink of further chaos.

Batley protest shows unity against racism in West Yorkshire

Labour shadow home secretary Diane Abbott gave a big boost to a rally against racism in Batley, West Yorkshire, last Saturday.

Don’t trust shipyard bosses to save jobs at Cammell Laird

The Unite and GMB unions suspended a programme of rolling walkouts at Cammell Laird shipyard after bosses agreed to delay job cuts.

Reports round-up - Birmingham care workers overwhelmingly back more action

Home care workers in Birmingham have overwhelmingly backed more strikes in their fight against job cuts and privatisation.

Grenfell Tower site could be highly toxic

The full scale of water and soil poisoning in the area surrounding Grenfell Tower could be revealed by an investigation in the New Year.

Von Trier gives gore-filled middle finger to his haters

Be prepared for an utterly nightmarish descent with director Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built.

Santa hats, solidarity and strike against academy at John Roan school

Striking GMB union members were joined by NEU union members who refused to cross their picket line.

‘Stansted 15’ activists vow to keep up fight against deportations after conviction

A group of 15 protesters found guilty under terror legislation have vowed to keep up the fight against deportations.

Campaigners at housing summit vow to fight the Tories

Up to 200 people joined the Homes for All annual housing summit in London on Saturday.

Bothering the bosses with magical realism and strikes

Sorry to Bother You is heralded as a left wing cult classic full of laughs and sharp obervations. It deserves at least some of that reputation, says Shay Carroll

French president Macron fails to hold back Yellow Vest revolt

French president Emmanuel Macron has made more concession to the “Yellow Vest” protesters, but it has not stopped the revolt.

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