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Labour’s mixed up message on migration


Andy Burnham’s speech welcomed refugees but said migrants cause low wages, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

It will take more than words to stop the Tories' trade union attacks


The Tories’ Trade Union Bill is a massive assault on our right to organise and strike. But Raymie Kiernan argues that union leaders haven’t yet risen to the scale of the challenge

Scotland's radical mood is still alive - but where can it go now?


One year on from the Scottish independence referendum, Yes campaign supporters spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how politics have shifted and debate where next for the movement

Western bombs and civil war lie behind Syria refugee crisis


Dave Sewell looks at how Western imperialism and the crushing of the Syrian revolution are now forcing thousands to flee—and what the real alternative is

Made in China—how a debt crisis spread


China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings

Unison candidate John Burgess says, 'The Tories aim to smash us - let's take them on'


John Burgess, standing for leader of the public sector union Unison, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how the vote could galvanise resistance to the Tories

Tensions are rising on the Underground


Tube workers have fought back against the Tories’ agenda. The two 24-hour shutdowns in July and August showed the power unions have to resist.

Tories announce more attacks on trade unions


Tories announced plans on Thursday of last week to scrap the automatic union subscription deduction “check-off” for 3.8 million public sector workers | New research shows how the Tory anti-union laws in the Trade Union Bill could stop workers’ exercising their right to strike.

Migrants and minorities aren’t ‘milking’ benefits


People from ethnic minorities are actually disproportionately affected by the attacks in George Osborne’s July budget, according to a new report from the Runnymede Trust.

Tory council nightmare to boost robbery by the rich


Selling off services means misery for ordinary people and more wealth for the rich—now the privateers are using cuts to grab more, writes Raymie Kiernan

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows


Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers

London mother and two children kept homeless by racist rules


A homeless London-born mother and her two children were denied help by Southwark Council, using racist immigration status rules, uncovered by Sadie Robinson

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks


Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter

Debate: Which side are EU on?


Socialist Worker has argued for a vote against staying in the European Union in the coming referendum, but not everyone agrees. Readers give their views on how the left should vote

Cruel firms tell benefit claimants to get therapy or lose cash


Workfare contractors’ proposals to bring ‘positive thinking’ into job centres is about blaming unemployed people for their own plight, writes Dave Sewell

SNP’s latest exploits should ring alarm bells for the left


Many have understandably looked to the Scottish National Party as an alternative to Tory austerity. But as Raymie Kiernan shows, its leaders are cosying up to bosses and making cuts

Tories declare plan to extend academies scam even further


The government’s new education bill will strip power from schools, hand over public funds to businesses and make bodies even less accountable for their actions, writes Sadie Robinson

New right to buy scheme will worsen homes crisis


The housing crisis in Britain is causing misery for millions—and it is about to get even worse as the Tories plan more sell offs, writes Annette Mackin

Back the Egypt Solidarity campaign against regime’s crackdown


As Egypt’s military regime condemns more than 100 political opponents to death and it ramps up repression, we need an international response, reports Judith Orr

‘The Bradford fire showed up Thatcher’s contempt for us’


On the 30th anniversary of the 1985 fire at the Valley Parade stadium a damning new book from one of the survivors has fuelled calls for a fresh investigation into the disaster, reports Annette Mackin

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