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Anger as Bristol activists who tore down slaver Colston’s statue are charged

Four protesters have been charged with criminal damage for their part in toppling a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol in June. 

Climate crisis to blame for wildfires destroying ‘paradise’ in Australia

Devastating wildfires are ripping through one of the most precious and irreplaceable parts of the natural world.

Support for solid strike at Brighton university

UCU union members at Brighton university held a solid second day of strikes on Monday of this week. 

Reports round-up: Fresh walkout at Little Ilford school

Victory after school tries  to cut £100,000 by slashing education workers’ salaries

Fighting against victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges group

Members of Shrewsbury Colleges Group NEU union are fighting the victimisation of John Boken, one of the union reps at the college.

Pay fight at Alstom sites + Glasgow guards + Doncaster bins victory + Driving examiners ballot + Heartless at Heartlands

Over 20 strikers gathered outside the rail maintenance depot in Longsight, Manchester last Thursday evening.

Rolls-Royce battle for jobs now has to escalate

Trade unionists and campaigners took part in an “overwhelming display of support” for striking Rolls-Royce workers in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, last Saturday.

Protesters demand One Housing Group improves safety

A 20-kilogram piece of lead fell from a window into communal gardens

EU border agency accused of brutality against migrants seeking safety

A body that patrols the EU’s external borders has been accused of unlawfully turning migrants away and sending them back to Turkey. 

Brexit could have meant more than this

The Tories and Boris Johnson desperately continued their faltering attempts to broker a Brexit trade deal this week.

Christmas shoppers blamed for following the new rules

The attempt to blame ordinary people for the spread of coronavirus shows no sign of slowing down.

Defend those who back Black Lives Matter

Tory minister George Eustice has given “shelter to racists” after he failed to condemn Millwall football fans who booed players “taking the knee” for Black Lives Matter.

Makers of insulation used on Grenfell knew it was unsafe

Flammable insulation was used in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower under an outdated safety test

School students slam the plan for exams next year

The Tories plan more misery for over 700,000 students due to sit GCSEs, A-Levels and other exams despite missing months of education due to coronavirus

Labour leadership attempts to crush Palestine solidarity

 The Labour Party escalated its war on solidarity with Palestinians last week—banning members in east London from discussing a charity bike ride for Palestine.

Priti Patel stokes racism against desperate migrants

Tory home secretary Priti Patel is trying to stir up another “culture war” in the wake of a deportation flight to Jamaica. 

Students revolt against being treated without dignity

Rent strikes and other actions are spreading

Tories push to keep schools open has been disastrous as more shut everyday

Coronavirus chaos is causing soaring numbers of schools across England to close.

Leading activists suspended from Labour as assault on the left continues

Two leading left wing Jewish activists have been suspended from the Labour Party for speaking out on Palestine and antisemitism.

Labour leadership ramps up attacks on left

Labour’s leaders have threatened to purge “thousands and thousands” of their own members from the party in a campaign to smash the left.

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