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Tory election gains are a serious warning to Labour and the left


The local election results are an urgent warning of what could happen at the general election. They mean the left has to redouble its campaigns against the Tories and for a win for Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Don’t be fooled by the Green Party liberals


For many years the Greens—or at least some of them—seemed to be to the left of Labour.

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts


The Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged as the largest party in the four major cities in Scotland following today's council elections. The Tories also made considerable gains, mainly at Labour's expense.

Birmingham activists say keep racism out of the general election campaign


Over 130 people joined Stand Up To Racism's West Midlands regional summit in Birmingham today, Saturday.

Sunday Times Rich List shows the money’s there for jobs and services


The Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday, shows the immense wealth that could be used for public services and workers’ wages in a decent society. It also shows how capitalism sucks wealth to a tiny elite.

Cops come under fire after alleged assault during High Wycombe stop and search


A police stop and search of a vehicle in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire has led to several officers facing allegations of assault and threatening behaviour.

Activists say, we’re going to teach the Tories a lesson over school funding cuts


The Tories are in crisis over their planned education cuts. The first copy of the Evening Standard newspaper edited by former chancellor George Osborne last week ran a front page on the crisis.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP


The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Lecturers win after unofficial action


A group of teaching staff at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) have scored a significant victory after taking unofficial action.

Brighton - why escalating action works


UCU union members at the University of Brighton have fought off an attempt by their management to effectively derecognise their union.

Build the Unite union's left base after election


The Unite union’s recent general secretary election—in which incumbent Len McCluskey only narrowly beat a right wing challenge—revealed problems in the union.

Lincolnshire bikers take to the roads to protest against A&E closure


Dozens of bikers took to the roads of Lincolnshire to highlight the danger of closing local hospitals last Sunday. It was organised by the Fighting 4 Life Lincolnshire NHS campaign.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube


Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

Regional summits aim to kick racism out of the general election campaign


The Tories and right wing press want their racist, nationalist vision for Brexit to dominate the general election campaign.

Health workers in east London get organised at work to take on the racists


Health workers in east London are organising to take the fight against racism into their workplaces.

Rolls-Royce workers rev up as strikes against BMW’s pension robbery spread


Workers making Rolls-Royce cars in Goodwood, West Sussex, struck for the first time in almost 40 years last Friday.

Corbyn can turn his campaign into a revolt against the rich


Large rallies for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have shown what a strong and insurgent Labour election campaign could look like.

Fujitsu under fire as strikers hit trade fair


Unite union members walked out for 24 hours across IT giant Fujitsu’s sites on Monday.

Tenants beat rent hike at One Housing


Housing association tenants in West Ham, east London, scored a victory against their greedy landlords last week.

Ukip ‘crashed car’ as voters return to Tories


The racist Ukip party lost 144 of the 145 seats it contested in last Thursday’s local elections.

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