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Police officer beat black woman 34 times—but he isn’t facing assault charges

'Rather than helping her as he should have done, he violently assaulted her,' says the victim's cousin

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Back Sharon Graham for Unite union general secretary

The Unite union general secretary election race is about to begin following Len McCluskey’s announcement earlier this month that he will step down from the role.

Plea to open Leppings Lane gate was ‘deleted’ from Hillsborough police statement, court hears

A jury has been shown the first amended statements from officers on duty during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

School strikes fight victimisations of union reps

A series of strikes are hitting schools across England this week—many of them sparked by the victimisation of union reps.

Scottish college lecturers show strikes are way to beat fire and rehire threats

Scottish college lecturers have won a major victory against the threat of nation-wide fire and rehire.

The European Union paid and trained the military thugs in Myanmar

The EU provided more than £35 million to the Myanmar police between 2016 and 2021

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Hillsborough cops’ statements critical of police actions were ‘deleted in blue ink’

One deleted comment from a constable had said he and other cops had been running around “like headless chickens”

Major report says Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest major organisation to provide damning evidence of Israel's apartheid policies

Join the Kill The Bill protests on 1 May

Here are details of protests that have been advertised for Saturday 1 May and Monday 3 May against the police bill. Socialist Worker urges all its readers to take part.

Corruption and sleaze hard-wired into Johnson and Tories

Behind the rows between the Tories, there’s very real ­evidence that being friends with the ­government is good for business.

Education round up: ‘We are being penalised’

NEU union members at Marple and Cheadle Sixth Form College in Stockport were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Unite and fight to Kill the Bill

It’s time to take to the streets in greater numbers to kill the Tories’ police bill.

Wronged post workers’ convictions overturned

Post Office bosses should be prosecuted for overseeing an outrageous miscarriage of justice, its victims have said.

Scottish independence fight is back on the streets

Protests for Scottish independence are set for Saturday as the battle continues to keep the movement on the streets.

Essex cops target opposition to school’s military programme

Does challenging a school’s policies warrant a visit from the cops? Essex police seem to think so.

Manchester and London bus strikes +Sage care + Chivas + Devonport + Brush electrical

Around 400 bus workers at Go North West in Manchester are in the ninth week of an indefinite strike against fire and rehire.

Johnson said ‘let bodies pile high’ to save bosses’ profits

“Let the bodies pile high in their thousands.” That was what Tory prime minister Boris Johnson said in response to the idea that there could be further lockdowns.

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