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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

'I feel much better after leaving the Labour Party'


Sadie Robinson spoke to former Labour Party members who left the party in disgust at its refusal to take on Tory cuts, and found a new home to fight for an alternative to austerity

Lambeth College win shows that bosses can be beaten


Lambeth College workers in south London have scored an important victory in a dispute which saw them strike for 42 days. They spoke to Sadie Robinson about their experience

Bus worker speaks out—all the controllers say is, 'Why are you late?'


Mostafa, a bus driver, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the pressures of work

What will Labour really do about the Tories’ austerity?


Labour denies they would reverse cuts or increase spending

How the tenants of Cressingham Gardens are fighting back to save their homes


Residents on a south London estate are taking on the housing crisis in London

Techniques of terror—the truth about state torture


Simon Basketter looks at how the US uses torture to punish those who challenge its power—and how the British state has backed it all the way

Gaza feels deadly fallout of Israel’s bombs as floods hit


Gaza residents reveal reality of ‘reconstruction’ and floods

Tory 'anti terror' bill is a licence for Islamophobia


Simon Basketter looks at the Home Office’s new ‘counter-terrorism’ bill

It’s official—services face collapse from council cuts


The government’s own auditor admits cuts have pushed council services to breaking point

How the right has twisted migration figures to whip up racism


A new report has exposed how ‘facts’ about immigration have been twisted to paint migrants as a burden

How the cops fail victims of child sexual exploitation


Report gives voice to young people at risk of abuse - and blows apart a racist myth

Fortress Europe—leaving refugees to drown at sea


European government ministers’ calls to end patrols in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants stranded at sea is just business as usual, argues Annette Mackin

Anger in Rotherham over council's abuse priorities


Two months after a report into horrific child sexual abuse was published, Sadie Robinson spoke to residents about the lack of support for young people

As anti-union Carr Review reports - unions’ ‘extreme’ action is not nearly hard enough


Annette Mackin argues the Tories’ Carr Review of anti-trade union laws shows bosses will only go further on the offensive if we don’t put up a fight

Rail privatisation is the express route for profits


Rail bosses are rubbing their hands at lucrative new deals as spineless politicians let them tighten their grip

Property vultures are set for a killing on council homes


The rich plan to snap up even more public land at the Mipim UK 2014 property fair - with the help of councillors

Corporate inversions are a whopper of a tax wheeze that's totally bananas


Why has Burger King turned Canadian and Ireland become the world's biggest banana producer?

The fire service is in crisis and only a fight will save it


As the FBU firefighters’ union launches its new Sounding the Alarm report, Annette Mackin looks at how cuts and job losses are putting lives at risk.

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