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‘Tax the rich, cancel the cut’—protesters demand Tories keep Universal Credit uplift

Angry protesters blocked traffic outside Downing Street on Thursday evening to oppose Tory welfare cuts.

Tories house hundreds of asylum seekers in ‘unsafe’ south London building

The Tories have housed “between 400 and 500” asylum seekers in a building that was deemed “not safe for use to house rough sleepers” earlier in the pandemic.

Southeastern scandal shows it’s right to renationalise rail

One of Britain’s biggest rail operators has referred itself to the Serious Fraud Office after being kicked off the network for failing to repay £25 million of public funds.

Keir Starmer’s speech signals decisive break rightwards

Most symbolically of all, he praised the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. There was support for the cops, the military and British nationalism.

Food workers union’s break with Labour shows there’s alternative to ‘unity’ with Starmer

The Bfawu union of food workers voted on Tuesday break from the Labour Party after more than a century.

Starmer celebrates as left is sidelined at conference

For Keir Starmer, Labour ­­conference was his chance to prove to MPs and the press he had beaten the left and could make the party “electable.”

Strikers at ten colleges fight for pay and education

College workers have had their pay cut by over 30 percent in real terms over the past decade

Join pro-choice march on US embassy in London

Supporters of a woman’s right to choose on abortion will demonstrate this Saturday in solidarity with protesters in the US opposing vicious attacks on abortion rights in Texas and other states.

Uber strikers rage against low pay and unfair dismissals

Uber drivers across Britain refused to work for 24 hours on Tuesday in a strike for pay and against unfair dismissals.

Transport round-up: ‘We’re all aboard for more strikes’, says Ferry’s reinstated captain

Woolwich Ferry workers in east London continue their militant fight for pay—and against victimisations and the excessive use of agency staff.

Scottish Independence march defies council

Around 3,500 Scottish independence supporters marched in Edinburgh last Saturday on a demonstration called by All Under One Banner (AUOB).

Chaos as Tories panic over fuel crisis

Queues and goods shortages are the result of an unplanned unprepared economy writes, Charlie Kimber

Round-up: GKN + Uber + UAL cleaners + GOSH + Royal Mail Llanelli

Strikes at the GKN Automotive factory in Birmingham have been suspended. The workers were due to begin strikes on Monday against plans of parent company Melrose GKN to close the factory.

Labour delegates support Palestine—but leadership backs Israel and imperialist wars

Labour’s members and its party leadership are pulling in two different directions on questions of war, imperialism and rights for Palestinians.

Labour right crows as conference votes to give MPs more power

MPs will now be able to stop a left wing candidate ever standing for the party leadership again.

Labour faces two ways on climate action, but Starmer rejects radical measures

Starmer has already insisted Labour will not nationalise any of the “big six” energy companies.

School exclusions hit Traveller and black students

 Exclusions are a product of a broken education system obsessed with exams and directed towards a single model of 'success'

Labour left debates way forward as it faces losing battle at conference

In the first of our reports from Labour Party conference in Brighton, Nick Clark looks at where next for the left

Hundreds join vigils after murder of Sabina Nessa

Up to 1,000 people joined a vigil in south east London on Friday night after teacher Sabina Nessa was killed last week.

Climate strikers rage at world leaders’ inaction

Worldwide strikes took place in 99 countries from Finland to Bangladesh, Italy to Sierra Leone.

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