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Trump’s missiles pour more fuel on the fire

uss-porter-tomahawk-cruise-missile US president Donald Trump took advantage of the Syrian regime’s latest atrocity last week to launch a major cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airfield.

Movement against school cuts spreads across England

Movement against school cuts spreads across England Around 300 people met in South Gloucestershire to oppose the Tories’ cuts to school funding. Another 50 met in Leamington Spa.

Fascist Marine Le Pen makes it into second round of presidential election

Fascist Marine Le Pen makes it into second round of presidential election For the first time neither of France’s main parties will be represented in the second round of its presidential elections, after an historic upset in Sunday’s first round.

Unite union leader Len McCluskey is re-elected—but vote shows up big problems in union

Unite union leader Len McCluskey is re-elected—but vote shows up big problems in union Len McCluskey has been re-elected general secretary of the Unite union, it was announced on Friday.

Five reasons to squeeze the rich until the pips squeak

Five reasons to squeeze the rich until the pips squeak Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s speech has led to howls of rage and amazement from the media and the Tories.

Soas university students plan protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev

Soas university students plan protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev Students at the School of African and Oriental Studies (Soas) in central London are set to protest next week against a planned visit by Israeli ambassador Mark Regev.

'Labour will overturn rigged system'—Jeremy Corbyn launches election campaign


The Labour Party’s general election campaign got off to a fighting start this morning, Thursday. Launching it in Westminster, central London, Jeremy Corbyn attacked the rich—and pledged that Labour would “overturn this rigged system”.

Workers at three south east London schools strike against education cuts


Workers at three south east London schools are on strike against cuts today, Thursday. As the Tories plan to impose drastic cuts on schools across England, the workers are at the forefront of the battle to defend education.

Scottish college lecturers plan escalating strikes ahead of local elections


Scottish college lecturers have announced a series of escalating strikes to force bosses at 20 colleges to honour an equal pay deal struck over a year ago.

BMW workers rev up for round of strikes with solid first walkout


Workers mounted a solid picket line outside the Mini car factory in Cowley, Oxfordshire, on Thursday. It was the first in a round of coordinated walkouts by Unite union members against BMW bosses’ plans to rob up to 6,000 workers of their pensions. 

Cop who shot Anthony Grainger is contradicted at inquiry


The Greater Manchester Police officer who shot Anthony Grainger in March 2012, known only as Q9, had their account contradicted at an inquiry last week.

Will postal workers’ union deliver a fight over Royal Mail’s pension robbery?


Postal workers’ union, the CWU, threatened on Thursday of last week to ballot for strikes to defend pensions.

NUT union backs ballots for a boycott of the hated Sats tests in primary schools


NUT members voted overwhelmingly for ballots aimed at boycotting the hated Sats tests next year.

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference


Teachers in some English schools could strike in the summer term in response to Tory funding cuts. Delegates at the NUT union’s annual conference in Cardiff unanimously voted for the plan last weekend (see below).

Teachers discuss the fight against racism and resisting Donald Trump's bigotry


Anti-racism was a big theme of the NUT teachers' union conference. Many delegates had visited Calais and Dunkirk in France to support refugees under attack, while others have suffered racism in Britain.

LETTERS - The 45-year wait for justice for Derry’s Manus Deery


Manus Deery was only 15 when he was shot dead by a British solider in Derry in May 1972. The coroner’s finding that he was “a totally innocent victim” is a welcome and long overdue victory for his family.

Social care will collapse unless our unions fight back against the Tories' cuts


As cuts create a massice social care crisis, care workers told Raymie Kiernan the Unison union election is chance to build resistance

The female adventurer who loved Iraq helped the empires carve it up


Letters from Baghdad examines Gertrude Bell known as the female Lawrence of Arabia—but it glosses over Britain’s bloody conquests, writes Eleanor Claxton-Mayer

Theresa May calls for snap general election—our chance to get the Tories out


Theresa May’s has called for a general election on 8 June—it means we have a chance to get her rotten Tory government out.

Refugees clash with police after Grande-Synthe fire leaves hundreds homeless


Clashes with police erupted after the Grande-Synthe refugee camp was burnt down, and the EU has been blasted for turning a blind eye to refugees

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