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Keep Breivik's EDL pals out of Luton

24 April 2012
Anti-fascists from across Britain are heading to Luton, Bedfordshire, on 5 May to help stop the racist English Defence League (EDL) from holding a march in the town.

The battle is on in Unison to reject the Tories’ attacks and join more action

17 April 2012
Health workers in the Unison union across England and Wales are balloting on the Tories’ pensions offer.

Hosepipe MP splashes out

10 April 2012
Environment minister Richard Benyon has said everyone should "play their part" in the hosepipe ban in southern and eastern England.

Anti-racists unite to take on EDL threat in Luton

10 April 2012
Anti-fascist activists, Muslim groups, trade unionists and local councillors in Luton are banding together to see off the threat from the racist English Defence League (EDL).

Stop the Nazi BNP—and their fascist pals

10 April 2012
Nazi organisations are gearing up to field candidates at the local elections in England and Wales on Thursday 3 May.

Anti-fascists meet in north west

20 March 2012
Anti-fascist campaigners in the north west of England met on Tuesday of last week.

Republican Ambition in Victorian England

28 February 2012
This lecture by history professor David Nash is part of the Monarchy and Republicanism series running this year at the Bishopsgate Institute in London.

Plans to bring Engels' 'Condition of the Working Class in England' to modern Manchester

28 February 2012
In the early 1840s a young German revolutionary called Frederick Engels spent three years in Manchester. He observed how rapid industrialisation had made working class lives a misery.

Legal challenge to stop tuition fee rises fails

21 February 2012
Two students last week lost a High Court case against increased tuition fees in England. Callum Hurley and Katy Moore argued the rise breached human rights and equality laws by discriminating against poor and ethnic minority students.

Video: Hossam el-Hamalawy on the workers' movement in Egypt

13 February 2012
Revolutionary Socialist Hossam el-Hamalawy talks (in English) at the American University in Cairo, 12 February 2012

Leicester anti-racists march against EDL

07 February 2012
Anti-fascists took to the streets of Leicester last Saturday to make a stand against the racists and Nazis of the English Defence League (EDL).

Racist EDL outnumbered in Leicester, but police protect their march

04 February 2012
Anti-fascists took to the streets of Leicester today (Saturday) to make a stand against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

Fascists behind the English Defence League and British Freedom Party

04 February 2012
EDL thugs like to pretend they are "peaceful protesters". But nothing could be further from the truth. The EDL is a group of violent racists led by Nazis.

University applications plummet over new fees

04 February 2012
University applications from students in England have fallen by 8.7 percent in the past year. The most notable is the plummet in over-21s applying.

Leicester stands up to racist EDL

04 February 2012
The racist English Defence League (EDL) has received police permission to march through Leicester on Saturday. But they will have to deal with the town’s anti-racist majority.

Exclusive: EDL’s Lake suspended from post at City bank

04 February 2012
A key strategist and funder behind the English Defence League (EDL) has been suspended from his management post at a major international development bank.

Unions join forces for Unilever strike

24 January 2012
Workers at factories and offices across England and Wales have been walking out this week against attacks on their pensions from consumer goods giant Unilever.

Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero

24 January 2012
Why does a mythical hero from 14th century England still inspire Hollywood movies, BBC dramas and even financial transaction taxes?

Leicester unites against racist EDL

24 January 2012
People from across Leicester joined a public meeting to organise opposition to the English Defence League (EDL) last Saturday.

HS2: a railway for the rich that will increase emissions

17 January 2012
The government last week approved the construction of a £33 billion high speed rail link between London and cities in the north of England.

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