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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.

More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

Fiasco of ‘AirBnB’ NHS plan reveals a deep crisis in social care

Tory health minister Philip Dunne waded in behind a dangerous plan to deal with the shortage of hospital beds on Monday.

Tories caught in torrent of new harassment claims

At the start of this week 15 current ministers and over 20 more Tory MPs faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Third Energy ready to frack in North Yorkshire at any moment

The battle over fracking in Britain has shifted a gear. Third Energy is poised to frack at Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Billionaires are getting even richer

“It has been a good week for billionaires,” wrote the editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek in the Financial Times on Saturday.

Families march for justice after deaths in police custody

 The annual United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) held its annual march in central London on Saturday. 

Behind Trump's contempt for Myeshia Johnson lies a story of US imperialism

The death of US Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger has exposed the callousness of Donald Trump towards those he orders into battle.

Health workers slam new move to deny care to migrants

New up-front identity checks in the NHS that came into force on Monday are discriminatory and dangerous

School cuts campaigners descend on parliament

Parents, children, teachers and campaigners gathered in central London for a mass lobby of parliament

Healthcare ‘AirBnB’ is no substitute for hospital beds

Patients recovering from surgery in Essex could be removed from hospital and put up in ordinary people’s spare bedrooms.

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