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North Sea oil workers stage strikes to defend rotas

North Sea oil rig workers struck for 12 hours on Monday and a 24-hour strike is planned for Monday 20 August.

Northern Rail workers keep up their safety battle as ticket prices soar - again

Workers on Northern Rail have announced three new strikes as bosses “make a mockery” of negotiations.

The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism

Czechoslovakia had been one of Stalinist Russia’s most economically advanced and politically reliable satellite states. Then, in 1968, the monolith suddenly cracked open. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains what happened

Hundreds of home care strikers and supporters join march in Birmingham

Around 400 home care workers and their supporters staged a lively march through the centre of Birmingham last Saturday.

The importance of politics for the art of Orson Welles

Mark Cousins’ documentary The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics and power of the filmmaker. He spoke to Simon Basketter about his work and how Welles still resonates today

Housing bosses ignored fire warnings given before Grenfell blaze

Housing bosses knew that Grenfell Tower was unsafe and did nothing to fix it, according to damning new evidence.

Supporters pack into Bookmarks bookshop for day of solidarity after Nazi attack

Solidarity poured in from across the left and the labour movement to socialist bookshop Bookmarks

Anti-racists protest outside Boris Johnson’s office over Islamophobic article

Anti-racists held a lively picket outside Tory MP Boris Johnson’s office in west London

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan

Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) voted through swingeing cuts on Wednesday. Council services are set to be completely decimated.

Migrant workers wage fight against low pay in London

Two groups of mainly migrant workers are waging a fight against low pay in London.

Reports round up: Hundreds join Leeds Pride march

A survey of 657 secondary school teachers by the National Education Union (NEU) has found they are increasingly concerned young people are not getting enough food over the summer holidays.

Birmingham care strikers standing solid

Birmingham’s heroic home carers are gearing up for a fresh week of action that will see them strike, picket and protest.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

South Western Railway workers strike to keep safety on trains

Workers on South Western Railway (SWR) walked out for 24 hours on Saturday of last week in the latest action in the long?running dispute over guards on trains.

Squash the Britvic bosses

Workers at the Britvic drinks company site in Norwich struck from Wednesday to Friday last week, with more planned on the same days for the next five weeks. They are now holding mass meetings.

The real scandal behind building on green belt

The majority of houses built on the green belt last year were unaffordable.

Fight antisemitism smears—defend support for Palestine

The Labour Party dropped disciplinary proceedings against MP Margaret Hodge on Monday. This decision was made despite her having shouted in Jeremy Cobyn’s face that he is a “fucking antisemite and a racist.”

Supertram workers look for logical deal

Strikes on Sheffield’s Supertram have halted after bosses put forward a new pay offer. Some 200 conductors and drivers were due to strike for eight days from 18 August.

Solidarity pours in after attack on Bookmarks—now bring the Nazis to book

A Nazi attack on a socialist bookshop after the release of Tommy Robinson last week showed the renewed threat of the British far right

Unofficial strike against work plan and ‘bullying’

Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Plymouth staged an unofficial strike for a full day last Saturday. They didn’t return until they reached a deal on Monday.

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