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Thousands of activists at Marxism Festival 2019 debate how best to resist

The four-day festival of socialist ideas heard from people fighting back from around the world in meetings, workshops and cultural events, Socialist Worker journalists report

Pride marchers celebrate - and demand more rights

Around 1.5 million people came out for the Pride in London festival on Saturday.

Exclusive - Chris Williamson MP calls for a ‘socialist government’ at Marxism 2019

Suspended Labour MP Chris Williamson has called for a struggle to democratise the Labour Party “in order to democratise society”.

Nazi Tommy Robinson found guilty of contempt of court

Nazi Tommy Robinson has been found in contempt of court for “aggressively confronting and filming defendants” outside a court in Leeds.

Protesters demand an investigation into death of Greater Manchester schoolgirl

The family and friends of a Muslim school student who drowned last week are set to hold a protest in Bury, Greater Manchester, on Friday.

Rallying call to fight for system change at opening rally of Marxism Festival 2019

Over 800 people joined the opening rally of Marxism Festival at Queen Mary University, east London, on Thursday night. It marked the beginning of a four-day political festival hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Questions raised about safety of rail system after two workers die on tracks

Two rail workers died on Wednesday after being struck by a Great Western Railway train on tracks near Port Talbot in south Wales.

Left Labour joins in with right over Brexit and antisemitism smears

Frail, weak and unprepared for the pressures of being in government. Not Jeremy Corbyn—the Labour left.

Anti-racist round-up—pressure builds on Trump’s reign of terror

Anti-racists in the US are organising against Donald Trump’s plan to deport “millions” of undocumented migrants.

Tax cuts for the rich and EU promises from Tory leadership hopefuls

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt want us to know that they are really, really serious about leaving the European Union (EU).

Reports round-up—Jobs fight at IT firm DXC

Over 200 people joined a protest against US president Donald Trump’s threats to Iran last week.

Transport round-up—New strikes in airport fight

Disputes are continuing to hit Aberdeen and Glasgow airports, both owned by AGS Airports Limited.

Outsourced workers plan an indefinite strike for the London Living Wage

Cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) in central London are set to begin an indefinite strike this month.

We need workers’ strikes - not just solidarity - to fight climate change

How far are we willing to go to prevent climate catastrophe?

‘Pride is a chance to show anger at the attacks on us’

Pride marches should see outpourings of anger against the rise of attacks on LGBT+ people that we’ve seen in recent weeks.

Hundreds join protest to save Stourbridge College

Around 400 people joined a protest last Saturday to defend Stourbridge College in the West Midlands, which faces closure.

Workers walk out to stop Yorkshire school closure

Workers at The Grove Academy in Harrogate, north Yorkshire, walked out on Thursday of last week. It was the fourth strike in a fight to stop cuts that unions say will force the school to close.

School workers in Scotland reject blather from bosses

Teachers at two schools in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, have struck over health concerns.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

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