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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.

Family calls for justice after schoolboy ‘slammed into doorway by police’

Police officers in London are under investigation after a 15 year old school boy was “slammed” off his bike and into a doorway.

Hammond’s budget—money for the bosses, more misery for the rest of us

Philip Hammond’s budget speech did even less than some expected to address the epidemic of poverty and low pay in Tory Britain

‘Mugabe’s gone, everyone is singing in the street,’ says Zimbabwean socialist

Celebrations broke out in the Zimbabwean capital Harare at the news of president Robert Mugabe’s resignation on Tuesday. But the process must go deeper.

Misery in Tory Britain as Universal Credit lands domestic violence survivor with eviction threat

Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.

Anger as jobcentre bosses hold sick Universal Credit ‘rollout parties’

As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.

Grenfell justice campaign rejects police’s official death toll

Cops say 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. They released the official figure last week.

Fascist Robinson routed in Grimsby

Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson was forced to cancel a planned speech in Grimsby last week after being refused a venue.

Immigration detention centres slammed

campaigners protested outside the Dungavel immigration detention centre in Scotland on Saturday

Bus drivers in North West shift pay fight up a gear

Bus workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight after bosses made a “final offer” of just 1p an hour more than the previous offer.

Fans say no to the Football Lads Alliance in Scotland

The racist Football Lads Alliance (FLA) is set to march alongside a group called Veterans Against Terrorism in Edinburgh

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