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Residents' rage forces Grenfell council to back off from ending secure tenancies

Residents have forced Kensington and Chelsea council to retreat from plans that would threaten their secure council tenancies. 

Arise festival debates way forward for the Labour Party

Hundreds of left wing Labour Party activists spent Saturday debating about their party’s relationship to social movements and what campaigns it should be part of.

Rise in custody deaths an indictment of police racism

23 people died in or following police custody in 2017. Even this figure doesn’t tell the full story, says Simon Basketter

Putin Trump in his place—but he just won’t stay there

Donald Trump spent last week testing the limits of presidential power—and the contradictions that keep him in place.

Care workers set to start escalating strikes against slasher bosses in Birmingham

Carers in Birmingham are getting ready to strike back at council bosses who want to force through redundancies and huge cuts.

Eurostar workers vote for strikes

Eurostar workers were set to walk out for 24 hours this Saturday over working conditions.

Union staff stage a walkout

GMB and Unite union members working for the ATL section of the NEU union struck on Thursday of last week.

Dangers in Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Build it in Britain’ speech

Jeremy Corbyn launched Labour’s “Build it in Britain” strategy on Tuesday.

Civil service pay ballot shows how Tory law can threaten collective action

A public sector union’s fight over pay came up against Tory restrictions on the right to strike

Kirklees bins workers win their battle over bullying

Bin workers in the Unison union at Kirklees council in West Yorkshire have won an important fight.

Deal on ‘driver only’ trains

Greater Anglia workers are celebrating after pushing back bosses’ plans to make train travel unsafe and inaccessible.

Reject shoddy Tory pay deals

The Tories announced pay deals for a million public sector workers in England this week. They are below inflation for most, and will mean more cuts.

Supertram workers say no to paltry deal

Workers on the Supertram in Sheffield struck for 72 hours from Thursday of last week. It was the latest action in their fight for decent pay.

Islamophobic incidents on the increase, charity finds

Islamophobic street incidents rose in 2017, a report from a leading anti-racist charity has indicated

Oxford walk unites against racism after violent attack

Over 120 people attended a Stand Up To Racism community walk against racism in Bury Knowle Park, Headington, Oxford on Sunday.

Far right and fascists back Tommy Robinson as appeal judgement looms

Jailed Nazi Tommy Robinson appealed against his conviction on Wednesday of last week.

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more

Chagossians—people exiled from their homes on the island of Chagos in 1966—held a two-day protest in Trafalgar Square last weekend (see above).

Khan’s housing plan soft on developers

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited best practice guide for London housing estate redevelopment has been released.

Universal Credit is harmful, admit call centre workers

Former benefits workers have spoken out against Universal Credit (UC).

Richter’s techniques show seamless transition between artistic mediums

If you are in Southampton before 18 August, make your way to the John Hansard Gallery to see this free Gerhard Richter exhibition.

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