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Turkey: free Emin Sakir

Emin Sakir, a member of the Revolutionary Socialist Workers Party (Dsip) in Turkey has been arrested.

The royal wedding shows a divided Britain

As royal parasite Prince Harry prepares for a lavish wedding, just down the road from Kensington Palace a community lies in pieces.

Reports round-up: Walkout at a delivery office

Also: lobby of Scottish parliament, nuclear strike and Universal Credit protest

Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council

Birmingham bin workers have defeated the Labour-run council’s attack on their jobs—but at a cost.

Could Unison ballot on pay?

Unison’s Local Government Service Group Executive met on Thursday of last week.

Call for cops to be suspended over deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles

Campaigners have launched a petition demanding that cops under investigation over the deaths of Edson Da Costa and Rashan Charles be suspended.

Strikers want better pay—and ‘an end to Mears’

Housing maintenance workers in Manchester are stepping up their fight for pay parity.

Let Calais migrants into Britain, say anti-racists

Campaigners taking aid to refugees say the only solution is to open the border, reports Dave Sewell

Reports round-up

Driving Examiners in the PCS union are set to stage a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday next week in a dispute over working hours.

Bus workers strike across north west England - and get Arriva bosses worried

Walkouts have got bosses worried at Arriva North West—and they’re lashing out, reports?Sarah Bates

Cleaners march to sweep away outsourcing bosses

A demonstration on Tuesday of last week drew attention to a new legal challenge against outsourcing firms.

Lecturers in Brighton strike over jobs threat

Workers at the University of Brighton struck last week against compulsory redundancies.

Thousands of bus drivers strike across north west

Thousands of bus workers in the north west of England took their pay strikes up a gear with a strike on Monday

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

‘Austerity is killing’ as funding for women’s refuges is cut

A change to benefit rules slashing funding for women’s refuges will put women and children at risk.

Nazis humiliated by counter protest in Durham

Hundreds of anti-fascists turned out to oppose a group called Bishop Auckland Against Islam (BAAI) in County Durham last Saturday.

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

Housing summit vows to fight against gentrification, and for safer homes

Some 200 housing campaigners, tenants and residents came together to discuss the way forward for the housing movement.

Football Lads Alliance fails to break through in Scotland

The racist Football Lads Alliance (FLA) held a rally in Edinburgh on Saturday in conjunction with Veterans against Terrorism (VAT)

Anti-fracking activists promise to keep fighting as high court upholds injunction

The high court has decided to continue banning protests against the fracking plans of petrochemical baron Jim Ratcliffe’s company Ineos.

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