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Trade union protests in Britain in solidarity with European strikers

14 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London this evening in solidarity with the strikes across Europe.

Child abuse scandal lays bare guilty elite

13 November 2012
The British establishment is being rocked by crisis after crisis. The revelations of the latest horrific child abuse scandals threaten to engulf it.

How do we get European style strikes in Britain?

13 November 2012
‘TUC strike motion opens up a space’ Sean Vernell, UCU

Post workers' union briefs on threats to service

13 November 2012
The CWU union is holding briefings of workplace reps across Britain this week as the start of a fresh campaign against privatisation and liberalisation.

Britain's secret history of torture

13 November 2012
According to the prime minister, there is "no evidence" of torture by Britain.

Ministers bark up wrong tree after ash cash was slashed

13 November 2012
Ash trees across Britain are now infected with the Chalara fraxinea fungus that causes a deadly "dieback" disease.

Secret State: political thriller that is neither thrilling nor political

13 November 2012
The promotion for Channel 4’s Secret State makes much of it being "inspired by Chris Mullin’s novel A Very British Coup".

British Museum workers walk out again over outsourcing

06 November 2012
British Museum workers in London struck on Monday of this week against plans to outsource them to a private company. All unions at the museum, PCS, Unite, Prospect and FDA, took part.

British arms sales to Gulf dictatorships could kill thousands

06 November 2012
David Cameron is touring the Gulf to sell fighter jets and arms to his dictator friends.

Students set to march against cuts in London on 21 November

06 November 2012
Students across Britain are gearing up to take to the streets of London on Wednesday 21 November against the coalition’s attack on education.

Media still peddle lies

06 November 2012
The crisis of the top of British society is seeing sections of the establishment turn on each other.

Students get set to march

30 October 2012
Students across Britain are gearing up for the National Union of Students protest against government attacks on education.

Don't be young, or old, say robbing austerity hypocrites

30 October 2012
If you want to get along in Tory Britain, don’t be young. Or old. That’s the helpful advice coming from the top this week.

Cameron can't spin his way to economic recovery

30 October 2012
David Cameron boasted last week of ending Britain’s double dip recession. But behind the fanfare, the facts are as grim as ever.

Workers in four unions strike together at the British Museum

29 October 2012
Workers at the British Museum in central London held a three hour strike this morning, Monday.

Travellers need sites and basic services, not eviction notices

23 October 2012
Last Friday marked a year to the day since the police assault on Dale Farm in Essex, previously Britain’s largest Traveller site.

Fascist groups squabble among themselves after setbacks

23 October 2012
The British National Party (BNP) has hit the rocks again as European Parliament member Andrew Brons quit last week.

The sham of 'British justice'

23 October 2012
David Cameron announced a new "tough but intelligent" approach to criminal justice this week. It was a desperate attempt to bolster the public view of justice in Britain following a series of revelations of corruption and cover-ups.

Thousands take to the streets to protest against cuts

23 October 2012
The biggest protests of the year took place in Britain last Saturday. You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media, much of which failed to report the action. But around 200,000 people marched through London while up to 15,000 demonstrated in Glasgow. Another 10,000 protested in Belfast.

Class anger against cuts on streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast

20 October 2012
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