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Boris Johnson announces racist visa plan

Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has ramped up racist scapegoating in the final week of the general election campaign. He unveiled a draconian plan on Sunday that would deny tens of thousands of migrants the right to live in Britain after Brexit. 

Will striking French trade unions and the Yellow Vests converge?

Richard Greeman writes from Montpelier saying that strikes that began on Thursday offer the focus for a powerful movement against neoliberalism

University workers strike powerfully together—and prepare the next wave of action

IWGB and UCU union members marched chanting, “Two strikes, one fight!” and, “UCL you’re out of time – outsourcing is a crime”

University strikers ready for round two

Lecturers and other higher education staff are back to work but the fight over pensions and conditions goes on, writes Sadie Robinson

‘Anything seemed possible’ as Corbyn fires up the crowd in Wales

Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to South Wales last Saturday introduced excitement into a campaign that had seemed only to consist of canvassing.

Tories use London Bridge killings to reinforce right wing policy

Right wingers are using the horrific killing of two people near London Bridge last week to bolster a reactionary agenda

Union holds Black Friday protests against Amazon

The GMB union held Black Friday and Cyber Monday protests at several Amazon sites in anger at the “appalling” treatment of workers.

Protesters tell racist bigot Donald Trump he’s not welcome in Britain

Some 2,000 protesters took to the streets on Tuesday in London to demonstrate against Donald Trump's visit and the Nato warmongers' summit

Workers at central London universities call united action for equality

University workers in central London have called the “first ever combined strike of directly employed and outsourced workers in the history of higher education” on Wednesday.

Reports round-up: Hackney drivers walk out, gritters vote for action and more

Workers who grit roads in west Wales have voted to strike.

Strikers say no to school bullies at St Catherine’s School for Girls

NEU union members at St Catherine’s School for Girls struck on Tuesday of last week in a row over bullying.

HMRC workers’ fightback begins

Workers at an HMRC tax office in west London were set to strike for two half days on Thursday of this week and Thursday of next week.

Strike at East London college over low pay

Workers at the Tower Hamlets branch of New City College began a two-day strike over pay and conditions on Tuesday.

Bradford’s angry library workers won’t be silent

Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a five-day walkout on Monday of this week.

Support prisoners during the holiday season by sending a letter

As the holiday season approaches, Socialist Worker asks readers to write to political prisoners and those who have suffered at the hands of the system.

After CWU loses court appeal over Royal Mail strikes - now start the reballot

Postal workers were waiting to find out the next steps in the battle to defend their jobs and working conditions, as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Big Labour rallies show enthusiasm for Corbyn

As the Labour Party announced on Monday it would slash rail fares in government, Jeremy Corbyn supporters celebrated big turnouts at his rallies.

Rail strike on track to paralyse network

Hundreds of train guards began a huge programme of strikes against unsafe and unfair cost-cutting measures that jeopardise safety and their jobs.

UCU strikes see an ‘inspiring’ sixth day

UCU members staged big picket lines and rallies on Monday, on the sixth day of an eight-day strike. Many workers feel emboldened after a week of hugely successful action.

London Bridge killings are linked to imperialist war

The horrific killing of two people in a knife attack on Friday in London is being used to bolster right wing ideas. The crackdown has to be opposed.

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