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Who really runs Britain?

ruling class establishment britain democracy We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

Police raids sow fear in Manchester

moss side manchester boscombe street police raids terrorism The cops’ heavy-handed response to the Manchester attack has chilling echoes of the state’s deadly clampdown that followed the 7/7 bombings in 2005, writes Dave Sewell

Scunthorpe: can Labour hold off the Tories in steel town?

Scunthorpe town centre May 2017 Socialist Worker visited the Lincolnshire seat as part of our tour of constituencies during the general election.

As election day draws closer, shrinking poll gap reveals a radical path to Labour victory

labour party activists young jeremy corbyn general election campaign Ten days left to election day, and the result is more uncertain than ever. There’s a chance to shape the result against the arrogant Tories.

Thousands join Birmingham Pride

LGBT+ against Islamophobia Birmingham Pride May 2017 Joy and politics at the LGBT+ Pride march

‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

school cuts protest cambridge fair funding Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come


Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).

Activists urge SNP to ban the frackers


Campaigners have been mobilising across Scotland as a government consultation of fracking nears end

'Swaggering' union officials 'interfered' in Unison leadership election, report finds


There should be no rerun of the Unison union’s 2015 general secretary election that saw Dave Prentis re-elected for a fourth term despite numerous flaws. That was the Assistant Certification Officer (ACO) Mary Stacey ruling this week.

Stop Britain’s wars to end terror, says Corbyn—while May offers only repression


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to make a bold move today, Friday, by linking Britain's involvement in military interventions overseas and terror attacks at home.

Take to the streets to kick out the Tories, trade unionists decide at PCS conference


The PCS union has committed to use the final weeks before the general election to campaign against austerity and racism.

Striking cleaners push on after their action wins concessions from LSE


Striking cleaners and their supporters rallied outside the LSE university in central London yesterday, Wendesday.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd


More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Tories’ plan to extend the Prevent strategy is a recipe for racism and an alibi for war


Tory home secretary Amber Rudd promised an “uplift” for the Islamophobic Prevent strategy today, Wednesday.

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’


Scottish TUC deputy general secretary Dave Moxham's call to “challenge the public sector pay freeze” comes as 70,000 council workers ballot for strikes over pay

Pro-choice protesters in Birmingham block demo by bigots


Pro-choice protesters stopped anti-abortionists from marching in Birmingham last Saturday

East Dulwich Picturehouse to strike Saturday as other sites reballot


Workers at the Picturehouse chain of cinemas held a demonstration outside the Cineworld cinema firm’s AGM on Thursday of last week. Cineworld is the parent company of Picturehouse.

Sparks take on bosses attacks at Crossrail


Hundreds of electricians across the Crossrail project in London “cabined up” on Monday morning at the Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End shafts.

LSE cleaners strike continues in defiance of management threats


Cleaners employed by outsourcing firm Noonan at the LSE university on Wednesday continued their strike for equal pay and conditions as workers employed directly by the LSE. Cleaners currently get the statutory minimum sick pay of just £83.95 a week for a maximum of 28 weeks.

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP


It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

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