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Court backs up the Tories and locks refugee children out of Britain


The high court delivered a blow to refugees and migrants last week. It rejected a challenge to the Home Office’s closure of a scheme for unaccompanied young refugees.

Reports round-up: Capita, Sellafield, Mears, Croydon trams, Plymouth DWP and more


Also: Ministry of Defence cleaners protest | Opposing Fujitsu victimisation | Manchester Airport strike off | Shetland Gas Plant pay row | Brighton University jobs fight | Moshe Machover reinstated

Eritreans in London protest over state crackdown


Over 300 Eritreans protested outside Downing Street in London calling for an end to repression in Eritrea, religious freedom and an end to the regime of the current president, Isaias Afwerki.

Jeremy Corbyn tells bosses at the CBI conference that Labour isn’t their enemy


Jeremy Corbyn made an effort to reassure bosses at their CBI conference on Monday that a Labour government would not threaten their profits.

Post workers’ mass gate meetings show the fight is still on at Royal Mail


 

Coordinated transport strike set to bring cities to a standstill


Bus and rail workers in the north west of England were set for a coordinated strike this Wednesday.

Celebrating the 1917 Russian Revolution - and debating the lessons for today


Hundreds of people marked the centenary of the Russian Revolution at the Celebrating 1917 conference in central London last Saturday.

Academy school workers strike against sick pay assault


Workers at Charlton Park Academy special needs school in south east London struck on Tuesday.

Tax havens show the hypocrisy of the rich


The Paradise Papers have exposed the secret tax scams of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple and Nike. Plus the queen and Tory Lord Ashcroft.

Thousands march for justice for Palestine


Supporters of Palestine marched through central London on Saturday, to call for justice 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was signed. The declaration gave Britain’s official support to the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine and signalled the beginning of a century of Palestinian oppression.

New documentary shows cover-up behind Ulster Volunteer Force killings


Six Catholic men were murdered in a rural Northern Ireland pub in 1994. Who was responsible?

Government announces contaminated blood inquiry - but there’s still no chair


The government announced plans for a full statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. But it failed to announce a chair for the inquiry.

Bank of England’s interest rate hike will hit workers’ living standards


The Bank of England has raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point from 0.25 to 5 percent.

Climate change displaces millions and is set to get worse, says new report


Climate change is already driving millions of people from their homes in poorer countries around the world.

Home Office review sees Hillsborough families slam their treatment


A report into the experiences of families of people who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is a damning indictment of key institutions.

BA strike deal shows it was right to fight


The long running dispute of cabin crew at British Airways (BA) came to an end this week as workers voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay deal.

Activists build opposition to social cleaning plans in Haringey


Housing campaigners took to the high court last week to challenge Labour-run Haringey council over its plan to demolish seven estates in the north London borough.

Activists vow to keep up the fight as they mark Abortion Act’s 50th anniversary


Over 230 people attended the Beyond the Backstreets conference in London last Saturday. It was organised by the Abortion Rights campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.

Postal workers plan new day of mass gate meetings


The CWU postal workers’ union has warned it could end negotiations early if Royal Mail bosses use talks simply to delay strikes.

Revolution is how we can change the world


Revolution is difficult and involves intense confrontation with the ruling class.

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