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Virgin rail smash and grab

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will have trousered £306 million in dividends from Virgin Trains by the time the franchise finishes operations within the next year.

Fighting against the toxic legacy of Grenfell Tower fire

School students studying in the shadow of Grenfell Tower in west London are angry about being exposed to toxins caused by the 2017 fire.

Protests repressed in Algeria

Strikes and protests in Algeria have continued despite the regime’s attempts to undercut the movement.

Ukip’s candidates aren’t just a joke they’re dangerous too

The European elections will see far right groups using the rows over Brexit to gain support. Whether for Leave or Remain, anti-racists need to take a stand, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Extinction Rebellion, day one of the climate revolt

A spirit of rebellion swept through London on Monday. It was a moment when, like the school students’ climate strikes, the talk about climate change stopped and action began.

Hundreds mark 30th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster

Hundreds of people gathered in Liverpool on Monday to mark 30 years since the Hillsborough football disaster.

Extinction Rebellion lockdown of London begins

Thousands of activists have taken to the streets of central London to fight for climate justice. It saw people block roads at five different sites across the city.

School students on the streets against climate chaos

Thousands of students in Britain staged their third day of action against climate change on Friday

Don’t send Julian Assange to the US – and don’t trivialise rape allegation

Julian Assange, who helped to expose Western war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, faces extradition from Britain to face the wrath of the US state.

PCS union members strike together over pay and jobs in London

It was a day of struggle for members of the PCS union in London on Wednesday, as workers in two government departments struck together.

Fight for every vote in PCS national pay ballot

Activists still have plenty of work to do to deliver a strong yes vote.

Labour is wrong to agree to Tories’ racist plan over Brexit and free movement

Anti-racists will have to fight major battles to push back the racist and far right challenge in elections and to defend workers’ freedom of movement

Italy’s war on the Roma escalates as racists and fascists force families out

Racist protests started in the Italian capital of Rome on Tuesday of last week after the council announced a bus would transfer 70 Roma to a reception centre in Torre Maura, an eastern suburb of the city.

Reports round-up—Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Bin the Anglesey outsource pay gap

Inaugural NEU union conference set to tackle education under attack

The first NEU union conference takes place in Liverpool next week. The NEU school workers’ union was formed by a merger of the NUT and ATL unions.

Workers at three West Midlands colleges fight back for better pay

Workers at three West Midlands colleges are striking this week over pay. UCU union members at City of Wolverhampton College began a three-day strike on Monday.

Refugees rescued but left stranded on ship by EU

A rescue ship carrying 64 refugees is stuck at sea after the Italian and Maltese governments refused to let it dock last week.

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Climate rebellion set to spread across the world

Thousands of climate activists are set to take to the streets this week in latest phase of the battle for the planet

NHS privatisation rocks hospitals, yet Tories hand out millions more in contracts

Tory health secretary Matt Hancock is stepping up the privatisation of the NHS just as a fresh scandal rocked hospitals.

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