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Anti-fascism round-up: English Defence League is shamed in Peterborough


Also: Protests planned at Tommy Robinson’s ‘book launches’ | FLA leader backs Nazi demo

Reject this unsafe and divisive Southern rail deal


Train drivers’ union Aslef has recommended a deal to its members to end their long-running dispute with Southern rail.

Arriva drivers pull the brake on rotten pay offer


Over 2,000 bus workers in north west England have struck for two days over pay. Unite and GMB union members at Arriva buses struck on Thursday last week and Monday this week.

Reports round-up: Durham teaching assistants stand against deal


Mears workers vote for further strikes | Choke up the chokers | Exeter porters stand firm | Defend activist from jail term | Cleaners want to sweep away low pay | Don’t let laws leave strike grounded | Film workers to vote on major deal | Firefighters walk out at Sellafield

Unions need to organise anger against Tory pay cap


Anger against the Tories’ 1 percent public sector pay cap was clear on the streets of central London

Haringey council faces formal complaint over plans to push out tenants


Housing campaigners have lodged a formal complaint against Haringey council

Brave Sheffield jobcentre struggle shows need for national fight


Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre began a four-week strike on Monday—a final stand against the closure of their office

Children’s centres face the Tory axe in Cambridgeshire


Young mothers with babies and toddlers, grandparents and trade unionists demanded entry into the council chamber in Cambridge

Strike against cuts that harm education


Workers at the University of Manchester began a two-day strike on Monday.

Rochdale tower blocks under threat


A giant redevelopment project in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, threatens to wreck hundreds of lives

Housing is a ‘safe place’ for money, say rich property developers


Property developers, politicians and investors descended on Kensington Olympia in west London to carve up the housing market

Most Grenfell survivors still wait for new homes


Only ten out of 203 Grenfell Tower households have found permanent housing. Most are still waiting to be rehoused four months after the fire.

Labour’s Starmer says he will work with Tory ‘rebels’ over Brexit


Labour will collaborate with Tory MPs in parliament over legislation about leaving the European Union (EU), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has said.

Humiliated May faces deepening Tory crisis


Rows rumble on in the Tory party, but it will take struggle to get them out, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Stop the pensions robbery—keep up pressure in the post


Workers are defiant despite Royal Mail bosses’ legal challenges to strikes, reports Nick Clark

Croydon defendants deny Reker attack


The trial of six people charged with violent disorder in relation to events that left Kurdish teenager Reker Ahmed fighting for his life is underway at Croydon crown court.

Half a million demonstrate in Barcelona against Spanish state’s crackdown


Around half a million people demonstrated in Barcelona on Saturday.

Stand Up To Racism conference calls for a mass movement to stop the right


A call to build a mass movement against racism went out from the Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) conference in central London on Saturday.

VIDEO - Postal workers show Royal Mail they won't back down


 Postal workers marched in central London on Thursday, a week after their bosses in Royal Mail went to the courts to stop them from striking

Defeat on Universal Credit vote exposes Tory weakness


The government knew it would lose, so it ordered Tory MPs not to take part in a parliamentary vote on the introduction of the harsh new Universal Credit benefit regime.

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