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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.

Activists go to France in winter appeal for refugees

Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) activists went to volunteer with refugees in northern France last week.

Racist FLA tries to build support in Scotland

The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) is trying to spread its organisation to Scotland.

Report into deaths in custody needs to go further for justice

A long-awaited investigation into incidents in police custody highlights problems in the police force, but it doesn’t go far enough in looking for solutions, writes Alistair Farrow

South Korea: movement grows against Donald Trump’s visit

Protesters are gearing up for Trump's visit on 7-8 November.

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Inspiration and debate at Marxism in Scotland

Around 150 people came to Marxism in Scotland, hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), in Glasgow last Saturday.

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs

Civil service workers in the PCS union protested outside offices across the country on Tuesday—pay day—against poverty pay.

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Rail and bus workers call coordinated strikes over pay and conditions

Transport workers in the North West of England were set to stage a 24 hour coordinated strike on Wednesday of next week.

Racist lies from the press and politicians fuel brutal attack in Leicester

A horrifying attack on a Muslim woman in Leicester underlines the importance of taking on Islamophobia.

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