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India-China battles warn of rising tension

High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.

Labour report misses what led the party to lose election

A report into the Labour Party’s 2019 general election defeat says the party has a “mountain to climb” to beat the Tories. But it reinforces both left and right wing explanations for the defeat—meaning it will be used to justify the party’s shift to the right.

Thousands more join fresh round of Black Lives Matter protests

Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Government abandons Covid-19 tracing app after months of delays

In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Protests across Britain show the breadth of Black Lives Matter movement

 Thousands of people “took the knee” at Black Lives Matter protests in towns and cities across Britain on Wednesday.

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics

Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders

Debt, cutting back on food, endless stress—the reality of life on Universal Credit

Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive

Not every cloud has a silver lining

The scale of the climate catastrophe could be far worse than predicted, according to new research. 

Action needed on university funding

The UCU union has launched a campaign demanding the government puts forward a plan to protect universities and colleges.

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

Chaotic and unsafe school reopening plan could burst the Tories’ bubble

Secondary schools across England began opening to wider numbers of children on Monday of this week.

Tories push for lockdown end

The Tories were patting themselves on the back this week—despite the official coronavirus death toll in Britain climbing to over 40,000 and millions of workers facing unemployment. 

Pressure on over holidays and respect at Royal Parks

Around 20 of London’s Royal Park attendants who are outsourced to multinational company Vinci appeared in court this week.

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Protest says black lives matter at work

Over 50 people protested against institutional racism outside St George’s hospital and medical school in Tooting, south London, on Monday.

Atlanta rises up to fight the killer police

Rage at the police killing of another black man has exploded onto the streets of Atlanta, Georgia, in the US. 

Anti-racist rebellion grows in Britain

Thousands of people across Britain joined another wave of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests over the weekend. Socialist Worker reports

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