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Doctors protest at Downing Street to demand a strategy to wipe out Covid-19

Doctors protested outside Downing Street on Tuesday to “highlight the risks of indoor spread”.

Renewed call for demos over Scottish independence

The Scottish independence organisation All Under One Banner (AUOB) held a press conference at the Scottish parliament recently to announce a series of demonstrations which will be “static and socially distanced”, starting in Stirling on 20 July.

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council

Thousands of council workers in Tower Hamlets are preparing to strike against vicious attacks on their pay, terms and ­conditions this week. 

A ‘nasty rebound’ of virus is on horizon as Tories ease lockdown

The Tory plan to reopen businesses across England comes as Covid-19 continues to kill hundreds every week, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘Dehumanised’ by racist system

A mother of two women who were murdered says revelations of cops’ misconduct “speaks volumes of the ethos” that runs through the Metropolitan police force.

Tories protect their own amid allegations of corruption

It’s not only Dominic Cummings that Boris Johnson has refused to sack. He is also protecting housing secretary Robert Jenrick, despite repeated allegations of what looks like corruption.

Fight back against right wing lies—refugees are welcome here

Right wingers want to use the stabbings in Glasgow to stoke a backlash against migrants and refugees

Push back by Tories results in more Covid-19 outbreaks in schools

The number of suspected coronavirus outbreaks in schools nearly doubled last week, according to figures from Public Health England (PHE). The news is a stark warning about how the Tory easing of the lockdown is putting health at risk.

Starmer sacks Long-Bailey to show clean break with Corbyn, and to dump Palestine

Labour leader Keir Starmer has sent his clearest signal yet that he will attack left wing party members—and use criticism of Israel as an excuse

Tories ignore warnings to take action to stop climate chaos

The government is being urged to use a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to stop catastrophic climate change, says a new report

Divides between rich and poor have grown due to pandemic says report

Hardly noticed by most of the media, a new official report has revealed some of the deep inequalities in British society.

‘The anti-racist momentum should not be lost, we cannot be silenced’—protests across Britain

Anti-racists “took the knee” for Black Lives Matter in towns and cities on Wednesday.

Postal workers leave work in Barnsley over Covid-19 safety fears

Royal Mail postal workers in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, left their workplace on Monday over coronavirus safety fears.

Schools: a revolt is going on against Tory reopening plans

New figures show the Tories’ drive to push big numbers of children back to school this month is failing.

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’

Environmental ­campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway. 

Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs

The Unison union says it has seen a surge in membership with more than 90,000 people signing up ​this year.

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity

Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.

Fightback can ground major attacks at Heathrow airport

Important disputes are on at Heathrow Airport Limited, Menzies, and Heathrow Express

Tory Covid-19 moves will mean more death

The Tories pushed ahead with lifting the lockdown just as the official British death toll rose to over 42,000 and other countries showed signs of another spike.

Structural racism is behind high coronavirus death rate for black and asian people

A new report has provided further proof of how racism is behind the disproportionate deaths of black and Asian people from coronavirus

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