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The Unite union needs a fighting leadership - vote Ian Allinson for general secretary

As Unite union members vote in a leadership election dominated by debate about the Labour Party, the Tories are using the military to break strikes.

Rape victims denied benefits

The Tories want to deny benefits to some rape victims. Their nasty attack snatches money from vulnerable women and children.

Banks lied over rates swindle

Top bankers lied about their lending rates before the 2008 crash—and the plot went right up to the Bank of England.

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

Anti-fascists are all smiles in Birmingham

The English Defence League failed in its attempt to incite Islamophobia and hatred of Muslims last Saturday.

Association landlords get more power over tenants

Housing associations were deregulated by the Tories on Thursday of last week

Solidarity with refugees after Dunkirk fire

A refugee camp near Dunkirk in northern France burned down on Monday. Some 1,500 people are now in desperate conditions and fearing deportation.

Snoopers demand more monitoring powers

Tory home secretary Amber Rudd is on the warpath following Khalid Masood’s attack on parliament last week which left five people dead.

Labour council pays £80,000 a year for consultants to push Haringey demolitions

Haringey council’s plans to demolish seven estates in the north London borough took another step forward this week. The £2 billion redevelopment project is the biggest of its kind in London and will set a dangerous precedent if it’s allowed to go ahead.

Striking teachers battling cuts tell Lewisham councillors to ‘start listening’

Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are causing ructions in the local Labour Party in a deepening row over a £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council wants to push through.

As Theresa May triggers Article 50 activists say 'defend migrant workers'

As Theresa May sent her letter to the European Union (EU) yesterday, Wednesday, campaigners sent her a clear message that they will stand with migrants from EU countries.

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

GALLERY - Forest Hill school strike battles cuts that threaten children's education

Strikers at Forest Hill School in south east London are battling a £1.3 million cuts package and a PFI scheme that drains off £1 million a year from education

Protesters condemn cruel regime of benefit sanctions

Benefit sanctions rob money from people who are already in poverty, leaving them with nothing. But there is resistance.

Workers 'living hand to mouth' hold national protests over public sector pay cap

Civil service workers in the PCS union took part in a national day of action against low public sector pay today, Friday.

Up to 5,000 march in Leeds against Tory health attacks

Up to 5,000 people marched through Leeds today, Saturday, to say “save our NHS” and oppose the Tories' cuts and privatisation of the health service.

Protest called after attack in Croydon leaves asylum seeker fighting for life

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) has called a protest for tomorrow, Sunday, after a young asylum seeker was the victim of a "frenzied attack" by a group of people

Anti-fascists face down Nazi attempts to whip up hatred in central London

Anti-fascists outnumbered two so-called national mobilisations of Nazis in central London today, Saturday.

Shock in Croydon as asylum seeker fights for his life after vicious attack

Anti racists held a vigil in south London this afternoon, Sunday, in the wake of a vicious attack on Friday night which left a 17 year old Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker from Croydon fighting for his life. Doctors say he is in a critical condition.

Activists take a surprise delivery to racist landlord Fergus Wilson - curry

Anti-racist activists travelled to Kent this week to deliver curries to racist landlord Fergus Wilson. He provoked outrage last week when an email he sent to a letting agent was leaked to the press.

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