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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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'Why we're joining the TUC demonstration tomorrow'

19 October 2012
Hundreds of thousands of workers from across Britain are making the final preparations for the TUC’s mass march in London tomorrow, Saturday.

Don't blame the weather for the bankers' hunger games

16 October 2012
Millions of people in Britain are cutting back on the essentials as food prices continue to surge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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