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What's behind the row about George Soros and the EU?

 Right wingers were shocked to find out that a billionaire financier is using his money to influence politics in favour of the rich.

Cuts, closures and outsourcing show councils in chaos

More than half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres, reducing support for disabled children and cutting child protection teams.

Education workers out on strike in battle against academy plans

Workers at Cumberland School in Newham struck today against a plan to turn their school into an academy. Upbeat strikers chanted, “Our school is not for sale,” and, “Whose school? Our school,” on the picket line.

A chance missed to bury HDV scheme but battle continues

Labour councillors in Haringey, north London, squandered the chance to bury a high-profile redevelopment deal but it's still on the rocks

Bosses welcome Tories' report into employment rights

A review that was supposed to improve workers’ rights has instead given approval to insecurity. One union leader said “It’s no good. It won’t work and it isn’t a plan.

Young soul rebels fighting Israeli apartheid with music

Sumbul Ahmed talked to singer Z the People from Jordanian and Palestinian act 47Soul before their latest sell-out show on their European tour

Panic after big slump on stock markets

Fear gripped the ruling class as US stock markets haemorrhaged £1 trillion overnight on Monday.

Tories’ train crash - rail privateers fail, but are handed more lines

Rail privatisation was once more exposed as a scam this week. Billionaire Richard Branson quit the East Coast rail franchise—and left us to pick up the bill.

Birmingham care workers strike for jobs and services

Over 100 striking Birmingham home care workers held a defiant protest outside the city’s council chambers during their strike on Tuesday.

Victory for anti-fracking in Derbyshire

Tory controlled Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee voted nine to one to reject Ineos’s plans to build a test drill site at Bramley Moor

Reports round up: Students protest against Jacob Rees-Mogg

Drivers at First Bus in Manchester struck on

Royal Mail workers deserve more than the new deal

CWU postal workers’ union leaders and Royal Mail bosses have drawn up a deal to end a long-running dispute that almost led to national strikes.

Students give support to lecturers’ walkout

The National Union of Students (NUS) has sent its “full solidarity” to university lecturers preparing for strikes.

Councillors tell Corbyn to back off and let them make cuts

Right wing Labour Party councillors are trying to lead a fightback against Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s left wing leadership

Fujitsu fight for jobs continues

Workers at Fujitsu in Manchester were set to launch a week-long strike against compulsory redundancies and victimisation of reps from Wednesday of this week.

Mears workers halt their strike

Housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester returned to work on Monday after a long-running strike.

Vote for strikes to defend Virgin Trains East Coast union rep Alex Ajufo

Up to 100 outsourced workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are to begin balloting for strikes this week over the sacking of their RMT union rep.

Strikes can stop Tories’ academies funding scam

Firms that run dozens of academies are relying on emergency handouts from the government to stay in business.

After Darren Osborne is jailed - Theresa May has blood on her hands

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters across Britain are building for national demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Cardiff on 17 March.

Muslim parents furious after new attack on hijab by Ofsted’s Amanda Spielman

Muslim parents are angry and worried after Ofsted watchdog chief executive Amanda Spielman backed a head teacher who had banned the hijab.

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