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Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry

Syria is a battlefield of imperialist rivalry Russia’s military intervention in Syria has confirmed the most basic reality of the war—outside powers increasingly dominate Syria’s fate. 

Activists take to the shops against tax dodging Starbucks

Anti-cuts group UK Uncut targeted more than 40 branches of tax-dodging coffee chain Starbucks on Saturday of last week.

Two sets of Amnesty workers to strike together on Tuesday

Workers at both Amnesty International’s UK branch and its International Secretariat (IS) are set to strike together on Tuesday of next week.

Refugee family taken in dawn raid

There is outrage over the way the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has deported an Egyptian family from Cardiff.

Activists demand an end to Tory attacks on women's rights

Over 400 joined the UK Feminsta lobby of parliament yesterday (Wednesday) to demand that their MPs stop attacking women’s rights.

Striking Amnesty UK workers hit out at their bosses' hypocrisy

Striking Amnesty UK workers hit out at their bosses hypocrisy Workers at human rights organisation Amnesty International UK struck for the second time in east London on Wednesday against management plans for redundancies. The cuts have come as a shock for the workers, who are members of the Unite union.

Reports round-up

02 October 2012
Strike at Amnesty for workers’ rights Workers at Amnesty International UK are set to strike on Wednesday of next week. This will be their second walkout against management’s continued

Workers fight for their rights at Amnesty UK

18 September 2012
The London office of Amnesty International UK was almost empty on Wednesday of last week as workers struck to defend their jobs. There were at least 30 workers on the picket line by mid-morning.

Amnesty International UK workers strike to defend jobs

12 September 2012
The London office of Amnesty International UK was almost empty today (Wednesday) as workers struck to defend their jobs.

Tim: United Kingdom

11 September 2012

Protesters rail against Atos

04 September 2012
Over 500 people rallied outside the offices of Paralympic sponsor Atos in central London last Friday. This was part of a day of action by Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) and UK Uncut.

Reports round-up

04 September 2012
Amnesty workers strike against cuts Unite union members at Amnesty International UK have voted to strike on Wednesday of next week.

Hundreds protest outside Atos headquarters then blockade DWP

31 August 2012
More than 500 people rallied outside the offices of Paralympic sponsor Atos in central London this afternoon as part of a day of action called by Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) and UK Uncut.

Protest against UKBA next week to defend London Met students

31 August 2012
Lecturers at London Metropolitan University have called a protest against the UK Border Agency (UKBA) after it revoked the university’s licence to teach non-EU students.

Shock UKBA decision hits London Met's international students

30 August 2012
Up to 3,000 international students at London Metropolitan University face possible deportation after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) revoked the university’s licence to teach them.

News round-up

14 August 2012
UK faces court over kill list Britain’s role in supplying information to the US for their "kill list" is going to be challenged in court. An Afghan man who lost five of his relatives in a targeted missile strike has started proceedings against the Ministry of Defence and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Recycling bosses make millions dumping waste

10 July 2012
There’s one industry that’s booming despite the recession—recycling. Waste management firm Veolia reported a 6.7 percent rise in the revenue from its UK waste business to £1.38 billion in 2011.

Crime and punishment - why prisons don't work

05 June 2012
More than 1,100 people in UK prisons committed suicide between 1996 and 2009. By 2010 there were around 35 incidents of prisoners self-harming every day—and this rate has continued to rise.

UK Uncut street party targets Nick Clegg

26 May 2012
Anti-cuts protesters brought their message home to Nick Clegg today (Saturday)—by holding a "street party" outside his posh house.

Scandal hits health firm Care UK

24 April 2012
Some 6,000 patient X-ray records were left unprocessed at an "urgent care centre" run by private firm Care UK in London.

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