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This militant movement shows we can fight back

This militant movement shows we can fight back An inspirational movement against police violence has taken on our rulers and terrified them. 

Keep up fight on schools return

Keep up fight on schools return The Tory plan to get many more children back into schools on 1 June has failed. It’s a significant setback for them—but the battle is far from over.

New ruling protects firms at Grenfell inquiry

New ruling protects firms at Grenfell inquiry Companies’ words to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry can’t be used as evidence against them, the government’s top lawyer has said. 

As car bosses want job cuts, we need unity to resist

Demonstratin against Maubeuge closure Auto bosses are setting workers against each other as they seek to restart profit-making.

Hong Kong’s National Security Law triggers new mass mobilisation

Protest in Mongkok on 27 May (Pic: Studio Incendo) A continuous week of demonstrations shows the bravery of the people, youth and students. But some of the demonstrators also had limitations.

Cops arrest climate protesters

Cops arrest climate protesters Around 2,000 climate rebels took to the streets on Saturday to demand “No going back” to environmental and ecological crisis. 

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Blackburn and Coventry college workers face a battle over job cuts

The UCU union has denounced a plan by bosses at Blackburn College to slash jobs while giving top managers more money.

Rail strike call over plan for ‘volunteers’

The government has revealed an outrageous plan to use volunteers on the rail network, and unions have responded with a threat of strikes.

Outrage at south London incident

Anti-racists in south east London were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after footage showed a woman shouting, “I can’t breathe” as she was restrained by police in Lewisham.

US cops use racist violence to protect racist, violent system

The police form a racist, violent institution that works to crush ordinary people and uphold the interests of the powerful.

Still no justice for Windrush scandal victims as compensation goes unpaid

Only 60 people who applied for the Windrush Compensation Scheme have received any money, according to official figures

Riots are an act of rage against an unequal and oppressive society

Those in power denounce riots and looting, and the media is quick to seek out and blame a fringe minority of “extremists”.

Lockdown relaxation puts profit before lives

The Tories want to dump the lockdown—and blame ordinary people for undermining it if there’s a devastating second wave of the virus

‘We can’t wait—we need to fight now’ say Black Lives Matter protesters in London

The movement against police brutality burst onto the streets of Britain on Sunday, as at least 5,000 people marched through central London declaring that Black Lives Matter.

‘People want justice, it feels like a revolution is coming’

Tanner Herndon was one of a group of people who blocked a freeway in Houston on Saturday during a protest after the killing of George Floyd. He told Socialist Worker what happened.

Black and Asian nurses struggle to get vital protective kit

A shocking new report says that black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses find it harder to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than their white colleagues.

Defy Johnson’s reckless wider school reopening that will mean more deaths

The NEU union’s joint general secretary Mary Bousted said the strategy meant “risks” to health and was a “disaster”. She added that government guidance on social distancing is “impossible” in schools.

Workers rush into trade unions to fight profit-hungry bosses

There’s good news—the number of British workers in trade union members rose last year by 91,000 to 6.44 million.

New Labour general secretary could wage ‘factional warfare‘ against left

Labour Party members fear a purge of left wing activists after the party’s ruling body appointed a right wing general secretary.

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