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Fight Theresa May’s vision of a racist, nationalist Brexit

Tory prime minister Theresa May came out for a right wing, racist “Brexit” on Tuesday. May scapegoated migrants for the problems that people face.

Retired cops will not be disciplined over Hillsborough

Every former police officer under investigation over allegations of misconduct relating to the Hillsborough disaster will escape disciplinary proceedings.

Broad support for Stand Up To Racism protest against Donald Trump

Over 50 MPs, trade unionists, anti-racism campaigners, faith leaders and others have signed a statement calling for support for the Stand Up To Racism demonstration this Friday on the day that Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Frontlines shift in the fight to stop fracking

The frontlines in the fight against fracking have moved to just outside the village of Little Plumpton, near Blackpool.

GP slams May's comments on the NHS crisis

The Tories are trying to scapegoat GPs for the NHS emergency 

Fujitsu IT workers launch new wave of strikes against bosses' attacks

IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs.

How can the movement win in South Korea?

Around 600,000 people took to the streets of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, last Saturday to demand the immediate resignation of President Park Geun-hye. Protests have been rocking the country for 11 consecutive weeks—including the five weeks since parliament voted for Park’s impeachment.

SWP annual conference - anti-racism frames the wider issues in politics

Revolutionaries debated the political situation and how to shape it at the 2017 Socialist Workers Party conference

Activists take the fight to fracking bosses

Fracking company Cuadrilla began building its new drilling site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, Lancashire, last week—and local activists are already resisting.

Teaching assistants walk out in Derby

Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby struck for two days last week in their battle to reverse pay cuts.

Can charity sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from the wreckers?

Activists and residents have occupied the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, south London.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

Defeat for government over higher education bill should encourage resistance

Lords voted against the government yesterday, Monday, to support an amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill.

Transport shutdown shows the power of workers

The power of the working class was clearly on display this week. Strikes by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew workers showed their ability to bring the system to a standstill.

EU abandons refugees to freeze to death

Refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos had their thin summer tents covered in snow this week, as a deadly cold spell swept across Europe.

British Airways walkout off to a flying start

Almost 3,000 workers kept in poverty by millionaire bosses kicked back at one of Britain’s biggest firms on Tuesday and Wednesday. British Airways’ (BA) “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew walked out after they were offered a raise of just 6p an hour.

London Tube workers strike as bosses threaten safety

Many London roads were gridlocked on Monday as a Tube station workers’ strike over staffing and safety hit hard. It closed dozens of stations, mostly in central London, and led to severe disruption on virtually every line.

Support socialist and workplace activist Ian Allinson for Unite general secretary

The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has decided to support grassroots socialist challenger Ian Allinson in the Unite union’s upcoming general secretary election.

After Yassar Yaqub’s funeral, protest called in Bradford over police ‘assassination’

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Huddersfield today, Friday, for the funeral of Yassar Yaqub. Police shot Yassar dead on Monday evening as he sat in a car on the M62 near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Labour-dominated parliamentary group calls for crackdown on migrants

A group of MPs and Lords largely run by Remain-campaigning Labour big beasts has called for a vicious new regime of internal immigration controls.

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