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SWP conference debates where next for the left?

Revolutionaries debated how to shape the political situation at the Socialist Workers Party conference

The Tories stoke racism with a fake crisis in the English Channel

The Tories have manufactured a sham migrant crisis to justify their racism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Reports round-up - workers at Royal Palaces fight over pension cuts

Workers at three Historic Royal Palaces—the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace—struck for three hours last month

Hillsborough trials set to begin at last

The trials of two men charged in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster are set to start on 14 January.

The 12th Man - a tale of defiance with a touch too much nationalism

The 12th Man is a tale of violence and pain against a picturesque backdrop.

Threat of walkout delivers win for victimised postal worker

Postal workers in Bristol have won justice for a sacked colleague

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by

Hundreds of people have been forced to beg for money online because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Ten more colleges could join walkouts over pay

Workers across 26 colleges in England last month voted by 89 percent for strikes over pay. The overall turnout was 48 percent.

School workers walk out at The Barclay School over academy plan

NEU union members at The Barclay School in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, struck on Wednesday 12 December.

Supporters demand suspended health worker Karen Reissmann is reinstated

The Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign is gearing up for a public meeting in Manchester on Saturday, 19 January.

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services

A fire station in Scotland was so short-staffed in December that it was forced to close.

National Archives release protects state secrets - and shows up the ruling class

National Archives records released this week saw most state secrets remain secret. Fewer important documents are released every year.

Scottish further education lecturers plan strikes in January

In a ballot EIS union members voted 90 percent yes to strikes, and are set for escalating action

Tim’s view

Socialist Worker's cartoonist's take on events

Update: deportation of Otis Bolamu halted after determined campaign

Swansea asylum-seeker fears for his life if the British authorities send him back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mass resistance and police repression in Catalonia

Thousands protested as the Spanish state held a cabinet meeting in Barcelona

Palestine activist Paul Jonson reinstated after antisemitism claim is rejected

A council worker suspended from his job for criticising Israel has been reinstated.

Police officer guilty of gross misconduct in Kingsley Burrell case

Kingsley died on 31 March 2011. He was restrained by police at a mental health unit and beaten severely while he had a towel placed over his face.

Newsquest journalists in Cumbria strike against cuts and for better pay

'Knowing that I’m being used is leaving me feeling crushed at the end of each day,' said a striker.

Migration white paper - the Tories plan new racist laws

It includes a plan for a section of workers to be regarded as second-class 'foreigners' who are grudgingly allowed into Britain to be exploited

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