Some 100 Peugeot Ryton workers protested on Friday of last week over the closure of their plant. The demonstration took place outside the Peugeot dealership in Coventry. Workers are balloting for strikes despite threats from Peugeot to accelerate the closure if workers vote for action.
The Afghan capital Kabul was the one place US and Nato occupation forces and the government of president Hamid Karzai could claim control. But an uprising this week, after a US military truck crashed into rush hour traffic killing at least five people, was a major show of opposition to an occupation in which British forces are taking a leading role.
My new book, Body Count: How they Turned Aids into a Catastrophe, marks the 25th anniversary of the Aids epidemic, dated from 5 June 1981. That was the first medical report in the US of mysterious clusters of rare pneumonias among gay men.
Following the success of the Tell It Like It Is book highlighting how the education system fails black children, a campaign of the same name is set to be launched on Saturday 17 June at 11am outside 10 Downing Street.