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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


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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.

Angry protests hit West Yorkshire after police killing of Yassar Yaqub


People across West Yorkshire and beyond have reacted with fury to the police shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub.

The Brexit that we want


There are specific demands around Brexit that the whole working class movement needs to unite around. Alistair Farrow sets out Socialist Worker’s contribution to an urgent debate

Activists resist Tories' Islamophobic Prevent strategy and racism


Some 60 children a week were referred under the Tories’ Islamophobic “Prevent” strategy between March 2015 and March 2016.

Did 'Team Dave' break the rules to get Prentis re-elected Unison general secretary?


Raymie Kiernan writes on an investigation into alleged malpractice in the Unison union leader’s election

Support the strikers taking on 'Southern Fail' and London Underground


the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year.

Fight to open the borders as refugee dies in France


A 17 year old Congolese refugee died at the French port of Dunkirk on Christmas Eve in the 17th known death at Britain’s border in 2016.

Protesters set to greet Trump's presidency


US security services are nervously preparing for massive protests in the capital Washington DC when Donald Trump is inaugurated president on Friday 20 January.

Health cuts that leave you howling with rage


Tory health plans leave the NHS struggling to keep the health service afloat, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Anti-fracking protection campers resist Third Energy in Kirby Misperton


Protesters have set up a protection camp in a field in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, and have vowed to stay until gas company Third Energy agrees not to frack the nearby site.

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