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Anti-racists march on police station after Moyied Bashir’s death in South Wales


Around 200 anti-racists took to the streets of Newport, South Wales, on Thursday to demand to know who’s responsible for Moyied Bashir’s death.

Climate chaos leaves millions of people in Texas without water or power


Millions of people in Texas, US, face water shortages after a deadly Arctic storm damaged water pipes and treatment plants.

Home Office risked refugees’ lives in Napier barracks by ignoring health advice


The Home Office ignored advice to not house asylum seekers in the ex-army barracks at Napier in Kent, the High Court has heard.

Keir Starmer speech shows he has not broken with the bosses


Labour leader Keir Starmer seemed to offer a change from “business as usual” in a speech on Thursday billed as a significant break from Tory politics.

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools


A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

Hackney school strike + Somerset victory after strike move on Covid-19 safety


Unite union members at two east London schools held three-day strikes last week in a row over jobs.

Anti-HS2 tunnelers hole-ding against evictions


Bailiffs have begun removing protesters occupying tunnels in central London to oppose the construction of the HS2 high speed rail line

US private firm buys NHS GP services


Around 370,000 patients, and 900 staff, have suddenly found themselves in the grip of a US vulture firm

Universities fight to protect solidarity with Palestine


The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’


The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Tories refuse to ‘follow science’ as they push for lockdown end


Boris Johnson has made a show of pretending to ‘face down’ Tory MPs demanding an end to all restrictions by April. But he is pushing for his own timetable—regardless of virus levels

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision


A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

DVLA moves to a ballot over coronavirus safety


Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government office in Swansea were set to ballot for strikes from Thursday of this week.

United fight is needed to beat DHL bullying bosses + Scunthorpe scaffolders + Eddie Stobart action


DHL workers in Dartford, Kent, have voted for strikes over “union busting”.

NHS battles in Birmingham, Cumberland and Blackburn 


Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House


Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise


How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

University workers battles as job cuts bite


UCU union members at the University of East London (UEL) plan a two‑day strike from Monday.

Cold, hunger and racism—refugees trapped in Penally camp speak out over conditions


Refugees trapped at a camp in west Wales are cold, hungry and live constant fear of catching coronavirus.

British Gas workers fear new talks are bosses’ ‘stalling tactic’ after strikes called off


Some British Gas workers are worried after the GMB union called off strikes for talks on Friday.

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