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The state of racism in Britain

16 October 2012
The experience of being black in Britain has changed beyond recognition after 50 years of fighting racism and being part of working class struggle. It has changed Britain for both black and white people.

Solidarity is our best defence against the state's violence

16 October 2012
"The Metropolitan police is the most dangerous institution on Britain," anti-racist campaigner Darcus Howe told some 300 people last Saturday.

News round-up

16 October 2012
Gas firms cash in on the cold Energy firms are hiking up their prices just as the weather gets colder—again. Companies including British Gas, Npower, and Scottish Power are raising prices by up to 9 percent.

How the Tories aim to shift the terms of the abortion debate

16 October 2012
One in three women in Britain will have an abortion in their lifetime. When the Abortion Act made abortion legal in 1967 it was a milestone moment in the fight for women’s liberation.

Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan sent to face injustice in the US

09 October 2012
The British government extradited Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan and three others to the US as terror suspects last week.

Barbara Wilson (1927-2012)

09 October 2012
Barbara Wilson who was for four decades a member of the Socialist Workers Party in Ireland and in Britain, died recently, just a few days short of her 85th birthday.

Mau Mau war veterans win right to sue Britain over torture

05 October 2012
Three veterans of the Mau Mau war in Kenya have won the right to take the British government to court for torture in the 1950s.

Transport workers join South African strike wave

02 October 2012
The Marikana miners at the British-owned Lonmin platinum mine won a pay rise of up to 22  percent. Now others are taking up this demand.

Workers' meetings all over Britain plan for 20 October

25 September 2012
Trade unionists and activists are holding mobilising rallies and events across Britain to prepare for the mass demonstrations on 20 October.

US extradition appeals refused for Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan

25 September 2012
The European Court of Human Rights refused an appeal on Monday into its earlier judgement on the extradition of five people from Britain to the US.

Reviews round-up

25 September 2012
Everything Was Moving This exhibition at the Barbican in London covers a period of immense political upheaval. It offers inspiring images captured by a range of renowned photographers from across the globe. It brings together over 400 works, many rarely seen and a number of them never seen before in Britain.

Marikana miners to return to work after accepting 22 percent

19 September 2012
Striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa say they will return to work on Thursday morning after accepting a new offer from British-owned mining company Lonmin.

Argos workers strike to defend their final salary pensions

19 September 2012
Over 1,000 workers struck today, Wednesday, at five Argos distribution centres around Britain.

Waterline: A tragic novel with an authentic working class voice

18 September 2012
Contemporary British novelists have a problem with today’s working class.

Sexuality and struggle

18 September 2012
A trashy tale of a twisted relationship has become one of Britain’s best selling books. The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy tells the story of a wide eyed virgin who falls for a controlling man and changes him.

So who would live in a house like this? Only the super-rich

18 September 2012
A mansion in London’s posh Knightsbridge has gone on sale for £300 million—making it the most expensive house sale in British history.

In pictures: Protests in solidarity with London Met students

15 September 2012
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Ugandan Asians in Britain 40 years on: here to stay and fight

11 September 2012
Some 27,000 expelled Ugandan Asians came in Britain in 1972, prompting a frenzy of racism from the press and politicians.

Dredd's bleak vision stays true to its dystopian comic book roots

10 September 2012
The new Judge Dredd film brings to life one of Britain’s most infamous anti-heroes—while remaining true to the character’s roots in the science fiction comic 2000AD.

Why Inequality Matters demands a narrowing of the wealth gap

07 September 2012
Inequality in Britain is on the rise, bringing a host of social problems in its wake. Yet there are simple measures politicians could take that would tackle the issue and narrow the wealth gap.

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