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Right want to use south London stabbings for more repression


Boris Johnson unveiled a wish list of repressive measures after the shooting of Sudesh Amman in Streatham, south London, on Sunday.

York students say they won’t be divided by coronavirus fears


 Students fear a rise in racism after the first British cases of coronavirus infection were revealed to be from their university.

Dial-a-strike: Transport for London workers fight for living wage


Chants of “Shame” rang out against Transport for London (TfL) bosses at the headquarters in Southwark, south London, as hundreds of workers struck on Thursday.

Victims of contaminated blood were treated with contempt—and are still denied justice


New evidence shows people who contracted serious diseases were kept in the dark, ostracised and blamed

The scandal of soaring self-harm in prisons


'Prioritising prison building and punitive policies will only do more harm and exacerbate this already failing system,' says charity

Strikes win victory over outsourcing at St Mary’s hospital


Over 200 porters, cleaners and caterers have won their fight over pay, conditions and to be brought in-house.

Workers could strike at 74 universities after overwhelming vote


UCU union members have delivered overwhelming votes for strikes to defend their pensions, pay, contracts and conditions.

Grenfell cladding witnesses threaten to withhold evidence


Important witnesses at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry may refuse to give evidence, unless they receive and assurance that they are free the threat of criminal prosecution.

‘Protest against racism’—victim of vicious attack in Edinburgh speaks out


An Asian man who was viciously beaten up in Edinburgh has called on people to “please come and protest” against racism.

Don’t let the bosses stop postal workers’ walkouts


Workers at several Royal Mail workplaces are set to start ballots for local strikes after bosses pushed ahead with major attacks on jobs and working conditions.

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan


NEU union members at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Newham, east London, struck for three days last week to stop the school being turned into an academy.

Round-up: cops called to St George’s pickets, cleaners strike, ferry walkout and more


Security guards at St George’s medical school in south London struck for a further three days from Monday.

Protesters at fascist reading


People protested outside the public reading of a fascist book in Vauxhall, south London

‘Lives were ruined and we want justice says’ Grenfell resident


“Lives were ruined and we want justice,” a former Grenfell resident told Socialist Worker on Monday. He was speaking as the second phase of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry got underway.

‘Campaign in every way we know how’ for safety of child refugees, says Alf Dubs


Labour peer Alf Dubs has urged campaigners to “use every means possible to keep up pressure” after Tory MPs voted to dump protections for child refugees

University staff could stage further strikes as reballot results due


More strikes could be called in universities across Britain this week, as reballots for action close in 37 UCU union branches.

Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona


In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right


Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

Radical action needed for Scottish independence fight


Charlie McKinnon argues that activists should push for a new phase of a resistance to force the break up of the British state

Big vote for more strikes on South Western Railway


Further strikes are planned on South Western Railway (SWR) after workers voted overwhelmingly for more action.

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