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Rishi Sunak’s ‘kickstart’ scheme is an attack on workers that must be fought

Rishi Sunak’s ‘kickstart’ scheme is an attack on workers that must be fought Sunak’s Summer Statement was a mix of ineffectual half-measures and attacks on the working class

Women’s lives damaged by dangerous medical procedures—and the systemic sexism that enabled them

Women’s lives damaged by dangerous medical procedures—and the systemic sexism that enabled them “Systemic failings” by the health service have ruined the lives of untold numbers of women and their children

Tories will restart arms sales to murderous regime in Saudi Arabia

Protest in London in 2018 during the visit of Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman The Tory government is to resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia—now in its fifth year of a devastating war on Yemen—despite a court ruling that such sales were unlawful.

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces 

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces  Workers are being forced to keep quiet about dangerous conditions, writes Charlie Kimber

Stop and search shows reality of cops’ racism

Stop and search shows reality of cops’ racism Accounts from those unfairly targeted by police reveal widespread racism

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse

Millions in Britain in poverty—and virus will make it worse Over a million and a half more people in Britain live in deep poverty today compared to 20 years ago

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action


More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Grenfell survivors shut out of inquiry as cladding bosses testify


Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire are furious at being kept out of the public inquiry as those responsible for installing flammable cladding testify this week.

XR rebels plan for a hot autumn of blockades and resistance


Environmental campaign Extinction Rebellion (XR), has announced plans for the next major phase of direct action beginning on 1 September. 

Ethiopian Oromo protest after killing of Hachalu Hundessa


Up to 1,000 Ethiopians and their supporters protested against the killing of a musician outside the country’s embassy in London.

UCU union levy row + firefighters’ pay + Drax strike vote


Activists in the UCU union are resisting a planned levy on members announced by general secretary Jo Grady.

Reduced cancer care could kill tens of thousands during the pandemic


Some 35,000 more people could die of cancer because of delays to diagnosis and treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

Protests on the NHS’s birthday


Health campaigners marked the 72nd birthday of the NHS last weekend with a series of protests against Tory cuts and privatisation.

Angry demonstrations for trans rights


Over 1,000 people demonstrated in Parliament Square, London, in support of trans rights last Saturday.

Post bosses retreat, but don’t trust them


A major deal is in the offing. Workers shouldn’t accept any deal that asks them to make sacrifices for bosses’ profits.

‘Diversity’ firm used virus to sack staff before lockdown


As the reality of mass job cuts hits ever more people, a consultancy that trains companies and institutions about ­equality, diversity and inclusion is treating some of its staff like dirt.

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts


Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Protests against Israel’s annexation plans


Palestine Solidarity Campaign activists protested in towns and cities across Britain on Saturday

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts


Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Workplaces the centre of coronavirus spread—they must be shut down


Suspected outbreaks of Covid-19 in workplaces in England almost doubled in the past week

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