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An owl of rage at high speed rail line

Rebels took to Colne Valley, west London last Saturday in a day of direct action against the development of the high-speed HS2 train line.

Rising heat should raise alarm for catastrophe

Temperatures are smashing records, but climate rebels in Scotland are taking on those responsible, reports Sarah Bates

International round up: Stronger strikes can end France stalemate

The revolt in France against attacks on pensions has reached a critical moment.

Outrage after lesbian attacked in Sunderland

A lesbian woman was targeted in a vicious homophobic attack in Sunderland last week.

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

Planned post walkout called off, but battle over bullying isn’t over in Bootle

Postal workers in Merseyside have called off a planned strike after bosses backed down in a dispute over victimisations.

Striking to secure end to outsourcing

Around 25 security staff at St George’s medical school in south London have unleashed a programme of 15 days of strikes as part of their battle to be brought inhouse.

Labour council ready to use anti-union laws

Workers rallied at Tower Hamlets council in east London last week demanding the Labour-run local authority stop its attacks on workers.

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Politicians and billionaires strike dodgy deals at Davos

Billionaire bosses, politicians and celebrities descended on Davos in Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

5,000 disabled people get benefit payments—but only after their deaths

Some 5,000 ill and disabled benefit claimants have died before being repaid thousands of pounds owed to them due to a government error.

Royal Mail strikes could be in pipeline after union leader calls for fresh ballot

The fight for the future of Royal Mail is heating up again after a union leader announced plans for another national strike ballot.

Scottish climate activists protest against system rigged for oil companies

Climate rebels in Aberdeen positioned themselves on oil firm Shell’s doorstep on Thursday to “point the finger at people who are responsible” for climate catastrophe.

Otis Bolamu wins right to remain in Britain after determined campaign

Anti-racists in West Wales are celebrating after Otis Bolamu was granted the right to stay in Britain on Wednesday.

Labour leadership hopefuls battle it out at key hustings

Forty seconds to answer a question is perfect for a politician. It gives you just enough time to sound as if you’ve said something, without saying anything much.

Billionaires get richer

The world’s 500 wealthiest people added £1,000 billion to their wealth last year

France at a crossroads

Richard Greeman, a Marxist writer and activist best known for his work on Victor Serge, looks at why Macron is so determined, and asks how workers can win

Reports round-up: Australia bushfire protest, opposition to Stratford development and more


Police intimidation as workers fight for rights

Security staff at St George’s University Hospitals Trust (SGUL) in west London started 15 days of strikes on Monday—and immediately faced police action.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

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