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Muslim woman who disrupted Ukip’s election launch says, ‘Take on the racists’

A Muslim woman who disrupted the racist Ukip party’s general election launch today has called on people to “protest against the racists wherever they go”.

Corbyn tells London meeting - support the many, not the super-rich

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told a meeting in east London today, Saturday, that, “The papers say one thing, but the mood on the street tells me something very different.”

Student nurse slams Theresa May’s ‘disgraceful’ food bank comments

Prime minister Theresa May is running away from questions and callously indifferent to the malign effects of her policies.

Labour’s new policy on workers’ rights tinkers but doesn’t transform

The difference between what’s on offer at the general election from the Tories and Labour was underlined last week over workers’ rights.

Mark Serwotka - let’s support Jeremy Corbyn, and build struggle too

PCS union general secretary Mark Serwotka says resistance must be increased in the run-up to 8 June - not put on hold.

Activists call protests, ‘big assemblies’ and ‘question times’ in fight to stop school cuts

The battle to stop Tory education cuts is growing.

Disgraceful Labour rebels gun for left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, not the Tories

Never mind kicking out the Tories and ending their hated austerity policies. For some in the Labour Party, the bigger prize is ousting leader Jeremy Corbyn.

May Day marchers take to the streets across Britain to fight Tory austerity and cuts

Trade unionists took to the streets last bank holiday weekend to mark international workers’ day. Around 1,000 marched in Glasgow and over 2,000 in London.

Reports round-up - Fujitsu workers walk out over cost-cutting

Also - cleaners plan strikes, One Housing protest planned, Lambeth libraries protest and BMW strikes

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewisham's Forest Hill School

NUT union members at Forest Hill School were set to strike on Wednesday this week. The workers are fighting a planned £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council is trying to impose.

Fury as bosses ban a UCU union meeting at Manchester Metropolitan University

Workers at Manchester Metropolitan University were furious after bosses banned the UCU union from holding a meeting on campus last week.

Ahead of Thursday’s elections - councils in Scotland have earned voters’ disdain

Viewing the results of Thursday’s Scottish council elections as purely a barometer of attitudes to independence, or of Brexit, would be a mistake.

Labour’s pledge on housing is ‘the wrong way around’

Politicians lined up last week to criticise each others’ record over housebuilding.

Solid picket lines on Northern rail strike

Over 1,000 Northern rail train guards and drivers union struck last Friday.

Iraqi family speaks out: ‘The way government treats refugees fuels racism’

A family of Iraqi refugees has compared their intimidation by racists on the streets to that by the Home Office.

Soas university students plan protest against Israeli ambassador Mark Regev

Students at the School of African and Oriental Studies (Soas) in central London are set to protest next week against a planned visit by Israeli ambassador Mark Regev.

Workers back Jeremy Corbyn’s bid to oust Theresa May's Tories

The snap general election on 8 June is an opportunity to kick the Tories out in favour of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. And trade unionists are urging a fight to back Corbyn’s campaign.

Teachers coordinate strikes in London over school cuts - and protests are planned

Workers at three schools in south east London began a coordinated two-day strike against cuts on Tuesday of this week.

Threat of strikes in Royal Mail after CWU conference votes for possible ballot

CWU union members could ballot in August for strikes following a debate at their annual postal conference in Bournemouth on Tuesday.

As walkouts hit schools, BMW, colleges and the railways - strikes are an election issue

Several groups of workers are refusing to put their struggles to one side in the run-up to the general election and are holding successful strikes.

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