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Mark Serwotka—How we can beat the Tories and defend workers’ rights

Mark Serwotka—How we can beat the Tories and defend workers’ rights On the eve of the union’s conference, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke to Socialist Worker’s Nick Clark

School climate strikers prepare for a global wave of action

climate strike, school students, protest, demonstration, environment, London A huge climate strike was set to sweep across the world this week as part of the latest Fridays for Future school student walkouts.

Anti-racists keep up action Nazi Tommy Robinson in North West

Anti-racists keep up action Nazi Tommy Robinson in North West Campaigners were out to stop Nazi Tommy Robinson in the European elections right up to the vote on Thursday.

Nigel Farage’s Olympia rally - racism just beneath the surface

Farage rally May 2019 At least 3,000 people packed into a Brexit Party rally in central London on Tuesday

Euro elections round up: Far right rally in Milan as polls predict high votes

Euro elections round up:  Far right rally in Milan as polls predict high votes Far right parties in many parts of Europe were hoping for major gains in this week’s elections.

Transport round-up—Stagecoach bus strike plan

Transport round-up—Stagecoach bus strike plan Stagecoach bus drivers in Preston and Chorley are preparing to strike again.

Fighting the racists at Soas & UCU round up


University workers and students protested against the far right Alternative fur Deutchland (AfD) party in central London on Friday of last week.

UCU conference - new battle for pensions & Winchester strike


UCU union members will meet for their annual congress in Harrogate this weekend. Members in higher education are demanding the union acts to defend their USS pension scheme.

Two days of strikes at colleges in Scotland


Thousands of college lecturers struck across Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Reports round-up


About 180 workers at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria began a ten-day strike over pay on Sunday.

PCS debates how to fight and win on pay


Debates over the next steps in a pay fight in the civil service ran through the PCS union’s conferences this week.

Senior cop speaks at Edson Da Costa inquest


A senior police officer has said he was hindered from giving first aid to Edson Da Costa because he was under “threat”, a court has heard.

Rise in hunger has Tory ‘fingerprints all over it’, says human rights report


Human Rights Watch said that austerity and benefit cuts mean tens of thousands of families across England don’t have enough to eat.

Anti-racists take to the streets against fascist Tommy Robinson


Campaigning took place across Greater Manchester, Oldham. Liverpool, Carlisle, Crewe and Preston

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute


Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Baby deaths in South Wales show NHS is at breaking point


How many babies have to die before authorities admit that maternity services in South Wales are at breaking point?

Bosses want to pull the plug on Labour plan to nationalise energy network


Prepare for a surge of lies from the power companies as Jeremy Corbyn outlines plans to nationalise substantial parts of Britain’s energy network on Thursday. 

Edson Da Costa was ‘choking’ as he was held by five cops


Witness told inquest into death of Edson Da Costa that police ‘acted like wrestlers’, reports?Sadie Robinson

Painting the Democrats as progressive


Knock Down The House tells the story of four women standing in the 2018 US mid-term elections.

A tale of love and last meals bridges the divide in the US


Campaigners on either side of the death row protest movement find love despite big political differences and in difficult circumstances, writes?Toni Bruce

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