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London mother and two children kept homeless by racist rules


A homeless London-born mother and her two children were denied help by Southwark Council, using racist immigration status rules, uncovered by Sadie Robinson

Tories' sinister clampdown will not stop terror attacks


Politicians and newspapers are whipping up Islamophobia—and continuing a process that was ramped up a decade ago after the 7/7 London bombings in 2005, argues Simon Basketter

Debate: Which side are EU on?


Socialist Worker has argued for a vote against staying in the European Union in the coming referendum, but not everyone agrees. Readers give their views on how the left should vote

Cruel firms tell benefit claimants to get therapy or lose cash


Workfare contractors’ proposals to bring ‘positive thinking’ into job centres is about blaming unemployed people for their own plight, writes Dave Sewell

SNP’s latest exploits should ring alarm bells for the left


Many have understandably looked to the Scottish National Party as an alternative to Tory austerity. But as Raymie Kiernan shows, its leaders are cosying up to bosses and making cuts

Tories declare plan to extend academies scam even further


The government’s new education bill will strip power from schools, hand over public funds to businesses and make bodies even less accountable for their actions, writes Sadie Robinson

New right to buy scheme will worsen homes crisis


The housing crisis in Britain is causing misery for millions—and it is about to get even worse as the Tories plan more sell offs, writes Annette Mackin

Back the Egypt Solidarity campaign against regime’s crackdown


As Egypt’s military regime condemns more than 100 political opponents to death and it ramps up repression, we need an international response, reports Judith Orr

‘The Bradford fire showed up Thatcher’s contempt for us’


On the 30th anniversary of the 1985 fire at the Valley Parade stadium a damning new book from one of the survivors has fuelled calls for a fresh investigation into the disaster, reports Annette Mackin

Don't let the National Gallery become a bosses' playground


The National Gallery provides free access to art for all. But its millionaire trustees want to privatise staff and cater to the rich—and workers are fighting back, writes Annette Mackin

How workers are fighting back against low pay and zero hours


Low paid workers are unable to make ends meet as bosses cut their hours and attack their conditions

Devolving the care cuts will not help to stop them


Plans to merge NHS and social care in Manchester won’t empower patients or carers but drive the market even deeper into health

Cops searched for evidence to blame fans for deadly crush, Hillsborough inquests hear


The Hillsborough inquests heard former top cop Peter Hayes agree that cops tried to gather evidence against fans—but he denies being involved in lying, reports Sadie Robinson

Barnet care workers strike back against Tory service cuts


A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan

Striking refuse lorry drivers say, 'We've just got to take a stand'


Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about their fight to defend a public service from the cuts and the local council’s plans to slash their wages

Oxfordshire child abuse was ‘living hell’ but cops just ignored victims


The right wing press say that the Oxfordshire abuse scandal is about race. But once again a report has slammed authorities’ attitudes, writes Sadie Robinson

How did nationalist despair hijack the hopes in Ukraine?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans talked to disillusioned demonstrators in Kiev a year after protests brought down a government. He analyses how the country can escape the brutal civil war

Resistance is mounting to attacks on our homes


Tenants and campaigners fighting social cleansing on London estates spoke to Dave Sewell about their battles against the bailiffs, cops and councils

The state creates vicious drama of benefits raids


Dave Sewell examines how the government aims at turning people against the most vulnerable

New anti-terror bill makes Muslims the enemy within


The Islamophobic Prevent Strategy, which demands that workers in the public sector spy on Muslims, is set to become law. Ken Olende explains what the counter-terrorism bill will mean

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