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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

Strikes back on the cards at Royal Mail?


Postal workers’ union leaders have hinted that talks with bosses at Royal Mail could end with a major strike—originally planned for October this year—going ahead.

Anti-racists take refugee solidarity onto the streets


Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters plan days of action this Saturday for the SUTR Calais Winter Appeal

Reports round-up: Parcel workers demand bosses sort it out


Also: Timber workers, Charlton Park Academy, lorry drivers, Fujitsu and tank instructors.

Labour MP - left wing party activists are ‘uncouth and sometimes very unsanitary’


A BBC documentary about Labour’s general election campaign that aired on Monday embarrassed Labour’s right wing MPs.

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls


Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf

West to blame for Libyan slave auctions


The slave auctions of the 21st century take place in Libya—but the biggest culprits are in the British, US and French governments and European Union

Lecturers should vote for a pensions strike


 

Remembering the Holocaust and witnessing the Nazi death camps


The annual Unite Against Fascism (UAF) educational trip to Krakow and Auschwitz took place last week. For many involved it was the first opportunity to get a true sense of the scale of the atrocities carried out in the Holocaust.

Work-in and march helps to keep the BiFab factory open


A new deal has given workers in Fife some breathing space, report Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Raymie Kiernan

No evidence for racist smears against Glasgow Roma people


A report by the Times newspaper last week claimed Roma people in Glasgow routinely sexually exploit children. The claims are completely unfounded, as Sadie Robinson reports

‘Corbynism finally comes to Scotland’—new leader and new mood in Scottish Labour


Scottish Labour members have elected left wing candidate Richard Leonard as their party’s new leader.

Report slams Yarl's Wood migrant prison as campaigners call for detention time limits


A damning official inspection into the Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has added to the case against the barbaric practice of immigration detention.

Workers hold march and work-in to save jobs at offshore wind turbine factory


Workers fighting to save their jobs at Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) marched through Edinburgh on Thursday. Union members launched a “work-in” at the offshore offshore energy manufacturer.

Student demonstration calls for free education and an end to cuts


Hundreds of students marched through central London on Wednesday on a demonstration for free education and against university cuts.

New fears over PFI profits show how bosses see the prospect of a Labour government


A row over Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) shows how bosses are preparing for the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn walking into Downing Street.

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council


Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

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