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Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell

Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the high-rise in east London were ablaze on Friday

The cops murdered anti-fascist Blair Peach—then spied on his partner

Celia Stubbs gave evidence to the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) on Thursday.

Labour’s turn to the right fails in Hartlepool by-election

The result should be proof that working class people are not easily won over by flag-waving and pledges of support for the army and the cops.

Solicitor advised police officer to ‘review’ criticism of top cops after Hillsborough disaster

A solicitor advised a police officer to review his criticism of senior officers on duty during the Hillsborough football disaster, a court heard on Wednesday.

Vote left in Unison national executive elections

Voting has begun in the elections for the Unison union’s leading body, the national executive committee (NEC).

Over 2,000 refugees die after EU state pushbacks

More than 2,000 refugees have died during the pandemic as a result of illegal pushbacks by countries in the European Union (EU).

Madrid elections see left punished for record in government

The conservatives and the far right surged to new heights and will govern the capital

Big pharma giant Pfizer rakes in bumper profits after cashing in on public money

Pfizer, one of the richest drug companies in the world, is making hundreds of millions of pounds in profits from its Covid-19 vaccine.

Education workers strike in Stockport and Redbridge

Workers at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form in Stockport, and Beal High School in Redbridge, struck last week

Britain remains in danger despite lockdown lifting

The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Fight brews at coffee giant Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Workers at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) in Banbury, Oxfordshire, were set to strike for 24 hours this Saturday.

Woolwich ferry + Go North West + Goodlord + Devonport + Bromley + ENCIRC

Ferry workers in Woolwich, east London, have voted overwhelmingly to strike in solidarity with a victimised union representative.

XR activists acquitted over printing plant protests

The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.

Activists hold day of action for Scottish independence

Activists across Scotland staged a day of action for independence on Saturday.

Police officer beat black woman 34 times—but he isn’t facing assault charges

'Rather than helping her as he should have done, he violently assaulted her,' says the victim's cousin

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Back Sharon Graham for Unite union general secretary

The Unite union general secretary election race is about to begin following Len McCluskey’s announcement earlier this month that he will step down from the role.

Plea to open Leppings Lane gate was ‘deleted’ from Hillsborough police statement, court hears

A jury has been shown the first amended statements from officers on duty during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

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