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2,500 racists march through London in a display of far right unity


Around 2,500 racists marched through central London on Saturday in another sign of the growing confidence of the British far right on the streets.

Beat Positive


In 1987, while British pop music was dominated by the coma-inducing sounds of Rick Astley and Shakin’ Stevens, hip hop was getting busy planning global domination.

After protests, Trump retreats, but bitter attacks on migrants continue


Trump says he has ended the policy of separating children and parents at the US-Mexico border, but children may still be detained indefinitely with their parents

Unison union conference sees revolt against leadership


The Unison union national conference erupted in chanting and cries of “democracy” on Wednesday after union leaders attempted to quash revolt over a controversial motion.

Anger after Rashan Charles inquest verdict


An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles has delivered a verdict of “accidental death” in an inquest that Rashan’s family have branded a farce.

Labour and union leaders say, ‘Protest against the Nazis’


Labour shadow ministers Diane Abbott and John McDonnell are calling on people to take to the streets against supporters of jailed Nazi Tommy Robinson.

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided


The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Biggest strike of year could be on the cards in the civil service


PCS union members are fighting hard to secure a big Yes vote in the run up to the ballot closing on 23 July

University workers push for struggle at special union conference


UCU union members were set to attend a special higher education sector conference in Manchester on Thursday.

Rashan Charles struggled to breathe after being restrained, inquest hears


An inquest into the death of Rashan Charles last week heard from witnesses to his restraint by a police officer.

Education round up: Parents join picket lines in Springfield


Workers at Springfield School in Birmingham are continuing to hold three?day strikes every week in a dispute over the threat of redundancies.

Bakers union vows to fight Donald Trump and the far right


The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (Bfawu) held its annual conference last week.

Pensioners’ Parliament backs rail strikes


The annual Pensioners Parliament, held in Blackpool from 12 to 14 June, gave strong support to workers who are fighting back.

Hundreds of Wigan health workers plan to escalate strikes against outsourcing


Hundreds of health workers resisting the threat of outsourcing in Wigan borough plan to launch a five-day strike from Thursday of next week.

Reports round up: 200 march to demand Orgreave inquiry


Baggage handlers and ground crew at London Gatwick Airport have scored a pay victory following their strike in March.

SNP walkout reflects mood for Scottish independence


By walking out of parliament during the Brexit debates at Westminster last week Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs forced themselves to the top of news bulletins in Scotland.

Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back


Over 800 delegates attended the Unison union’s local government conference in Brighton on Sunday and Monday.

Tory rebels push May toward a Brexit crisis


Theresa May was due to face a crucial test over Brexit in parliament this week, and possibly to suffer a damaging defeat.

War novel set in alternate reality is a bewitching read


Part fantasy, part war novel, Witchmark is set in an alternative early 20th century and makes for interesting reading.

May’s ‘Brexit dividend’ NHS funding plan backfires and creates chaos in the Tories


Theresa May’s pledge to boost NHS funding through a £20 billion “Brexit dividend” backfired spectacularly on Monday.

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