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Massive surge in virus cases shows Tory failures

Britain recorded an ­enormous rise in coronavirus cases on Sunday. Some 2,988 people tested positive, compared to 1,813 on Saturday—a rise of over 50 percent.

Julian Assange hearing begins

Julian Assange began his latest fight against extradition to the US in the Old Bailey on Monday.

Extinction Rebellion takes on the right wing media barons

Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests—which began in London, Manchester and Cardiff last Tuesday—have drawn thousands of people worried about the climate crisis onto the streets.

Socialist on ballot paper for Unison general secretary + Soas strike vote + Trans rights march

Socialist candidate Paul Holmes has won enough nominations to guarantee a place on the ballot paper for the Unison union general secretary election.

Poverty, poor housing and racism has made Covid-19 ‘endemic’ in parts of Britain

Covid-19 could now be endemic in some of the poorest areas of Britain.

Defend Richie Venton, sacked by Ikea

Protesters from several trade unions picketed a Glasgow Ikea store last Friday to demand the reinstatement of a union rep sacked for fighting cuts to workers’ conditions.

Universal Credit claimant has payments snatched

The government is snatching money from Universal Credit (UC) claimants with no explanation or warning. And claimants are finding it almost impossible to challenge the robbery.

Doctors reveal systematic failure to deal with Covid-19 in workplaces

A group of doctors is arguing that workplaces are now the frontline in the battle against Covid-19—and hazardous working conditions are responsible for mass outbreaks.

Extinction Rebellion continue to fight for the climate

Climate rebels have turned their fire on the billionaire-owned press, racist Home Office and cash-guzzling HS2 developers in their latest protests.

LGBT+ protests cancelled after police threats

LGBT+ campaigners have warned that the “right to protest is being curtailed” after police threats forced the cancellation of two protests in London.

Students return to schools despite safety fears

Children across England have begun returning to schools this week. The Tories claim they want everyone back so that students don’t miss out on education and vulnerable children have more support.

Heathrow prepares mass ‘fire and rehire’ to force through pay cuts

Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAL) has told workers they must take pay cuts of up to 20 percent or face mass job losses.

Climate activists stage second day of rebellion

Climate crisis activists across Britain took to the streets on Wednesday, as part of the second day of protests of the latest Rebellion.

Extinction Rebellion back on the streets

Extinction Rebellion kicked off ten days of protests with defiant action in London, Cardiff and Manchester

Tens of thousands face death says leaked report

Some 85,000 people could die from Covid-19 in Britain this winter, according to a leaked government report.

Labour campaign director accused of undermining the leader of his own party

A former senior Labour Party official has admitted to undermining left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn during the 2017 general election campaign.

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

Under remote signing on, drivers would not report to a depot but would meet their bus and begin work at a location such as a bus stop

Journalists strike against attacks on jobs and pay

Local newspaper journalists in Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands launched a second round of strikes on Tuesday of this week.

Protests and strikes against arts job cull

Art workers protested outside the National Theatre in London last Saturday against more than 1,000 “callous” job cuts.

No cash for virus health and safety as schools open doors

Schools don’t have enough money to protect children and staff against coronavirus. Yet the Tories want schools across England to begin fully reopening from this week.

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