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Rashan Charles’ father says ‘I am heartbroken, this has to stop’

The father of Rashan Charles, who died on Saturday after being stopped by police, has spoken to Socialist Worker about his loss

Dunkirk and an empire in decline

The establishment claims the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at Dunkirk was an example of people pulling together in the national interest.

Protests erupt after IDF murders Palestinians

At least three Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces on Friday, as protests against the Israeli occupation erupted across East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Failings in care contributed to death of Sarah Reed in prison, inquest finds

The death of Sarah Reed in Holloway prison in January 2016 raises questions about the whole prison system

Mears housing workers in Manchester fight for better pay and want outsourcing to end

Some 180 workers who maintain homes for Manchester city council are two weeks into a four week continuous strike

Anti-racists organise after third fire attack on mosque in Manchester

A mosque used mainly by Nigerians in Manchester was set ablaze last Sunday after a four-year campaign of racist harassment.

Shouts of 'murderers' from Grenfell survivors as council leader elected

Survivors of the Grenfell Tower, treated with contempt by Kensington and Chelsea council for over a month, had a chance to speak last night, Wednesday. They did not hold back.

Contaminated blood campaigners fear new inquiry could be just another cover-up

Survivors of the contaminated blood scandal have rejected a meeting with the Department of Health (DoH) because it is “implicated” in the scandal.

Grenfell fire victims take their rage to top cops and council

A month on from the Grenfell Tower fire, angry survivors and residents were set to demonstrate outside a Kensington and Chelsea council meeting

Eastern Avenue jobcentre walkout in Sheffield shows how to beat DWP cuts

Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began their second week-long strike on Monday.

Reports round-up

Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

School strikes in Ealing show the way to beat back academies

Strikes at a primary school in Ealing, west London, have scored a significant victory in a battle against academies.

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

Four weeks after the Grenfell fire, vigil focuses grief and anger

Survivors and local residents gathered to remember the dead and demand justice last night, Wednesday.

John McDonnell vows support for BA strikers rallying outside parliament

Striking cabin crew took their fight against poverty pay to parliament today, Wednesday.

Probe into the Grenfell Tower fire will start by looking at possible manslaughter

A senior Met police officer has said the starting point of the criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire would be that “around 80” deaths resulted from manslaughter.

London mosques face threats

At least three mosques in London received death threats last week.

To beat British Airways, Unite needs to stop bosses’ strike-breaking operation

Striking cabin crew were set to descend on parliament on Wednesday as part of their ongoing fight against poverty pay at British Airways (BA).

Children’s services strike takes on bullying council bosses in Kirklees

Workers in Children’s Services social work teams at Kirklees council, west Yorkshire, struck for two days last week. They have multiple grievances with the Labour-run authority.

Movement continues in Morocco despite heavy repression

Demonstrations in solidarity with the mass movement for social justice in the Rif region of Morocco are continuing despite heavy repression.

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