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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-fascists meet in north west

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flour and yoghurt for EDL in Barking

17 January 2012
Attempts by the English Defence League (EDL) to whip up racism in Barking, east London, on Saturday of last week were a humiliating flop.

Children go homeless as Tories plot benefit cuts

03 January 2012
Some 70,000 children in England woke up in temporary accommodation on New Year’s Day, according to the charity Shelter.

Exposed: racist EDL’s secret wealthy backers

13 December 2011
The shadowy network of strategists behind the English Defence League (EDL) ran out of hiding places this week.

EDL members sent to prison for attack on socialist meeting

06 December 2011
Alan Spence, the north east organiser for the English Defence League (EDL), was jailed last week after attacking a Socialist Workers Party meeting in Newcastle.

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