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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

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls

Student activists have vowed to keep fighting until the front of Oriel College, Oxford, no longer features a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes

India-China battles warn of rising tension

High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.

Labour report misses what led the party to lose election

A report into the Labour Party’s 2019 general election defeat says the party has a “mountain to climb” to beat the Tories. But it reinforces both left and right wing explanations for the defeat—meaning it will be used to justify the party’s shift to the right.

Thousands more join fresh round of Black Lives Matter protests

Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London

This movement must try to fight all forms of racism

Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad  

Three years after Grenfell and people's homes are still not safe

Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.

Government abandons Covid-19 tracing app after months of delays

In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Protests across Britain show the breadth of Black Lives Matter movement

 Thousands of people “took the knee” at Black Lives Matter protests in towns and cities across Britain on Wednesday.

Climate groups warn that environmental destruction will lead to more pandemics

Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders

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