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Don’t let Theresa May off the hook

Theresa May found no respite on her Easter ­walking holiday in North Wales.

Extinction Rebellion protests take place across the world

Extinction Rebellion said on Tuesday, “In 25 countries around the world, rebels of all kinds and backgrounds have begun taking non-violent direct action in a bid to save our planet from catastrophe.”

Workers protest over hospital outsourcing

The GMB union held protests against outsourcer ISS at hospitals last week—including at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, Princess Royal Hospital in Orpington and Kingston hospital.

Climate protesters debate a way forwards

After the initial excitement of Monday’s Extinction Rebellion protest, activists reflected on how the day of protests had gone—and what might happen next.

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties

Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts.

The bosses go nuclear over strikes at Sellafield

Outsourcer Mitie has turned to bullying measures in an effort to weaken a strike at Sellafield nuclear processing plant which was set to start on Friday this week.

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

Cops face discipline charges after ignoring Shana Grice

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.

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