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Fresh walkout in Glasgow adds to Labour council’s woes

22 November 2016
Council workers in Glasgow opened a new front last week in the battle against Labour council chiefs’ privatising

Durham teaching assistants fight pay cut - and split the local Labour Party

22 November 2016
A revolt by County Durham teaching assistants (TAs) is dividing the Labour Party. The TAs were set to walk out for their second 48-hour strike on Wednesday.

Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers

22 November 2016
So much of what’s said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence

As the Labour right holds its ground, the left has to look beyond the bureaucracy

22 November 2016
The Labour right has defeated the left in recent battles inside the Labour Party—ensuring it holds its grip on party structures.

Snooper’s charter passed to give the spooks more power

22 November 2016
Parliament passed the Investigatory Powers Bill last week

School workers wage a class war in Durham

15 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses’ attacks.

Don't lose Momentum

08 November 2016
Labour can fight—to defend migrants and the NHS, for affordable housing and a £10 an hour living wage.

Ruling class in open warfare after court ruling on Brexit

08 November 2016
Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US?

Courts cause confusion and chaos for Tories and Labour

08 November 2016
Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who is in temporary charge again, has pledged to lead a 100,000-strong demonstration in London.

Why is Labour in such a muddle over migration?

08 November 2016
Labour needs to choose between defending migrants and pandering to racist ‘concerns’, writes Nick Clark

Labour activists furious after MPs’ vote on Yemen

01 November 2016
Labour Party members and activists were outraged last week as more than 100 Labour MPs refused to vote for their party’s motion on the war in Yemen.

‘Red Ellen’ Wilkinson - How a radical campaigner was limited by Labour

01 November 2016
A new biography of MP and campaigner Ellen Wilkinson documents her fight for radical change—and how a commitment to parliament scuppered it, writes Nick Clark

Labour MPs refuse to oppose civilian bombings in Yemen

27 October 2016
More than 100 Labour MPs refused to back their party’s own motion against bombing civilians in Yemen at a vote in parliament last night, Wednesday.

Corbyn must reach out to the movement

25 October 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s trouncing of the Labour right in the leadership contest showed the potential to build a movement against austerity and racism.

'Peril and opportunity' at Labour Assembly Against Austerity

25 October 2016
Around 300 people joined the Labour Assembly Against Austerity in London last Saturday.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

Campaigners debate way forward for resistance to Tory assault on housing

23 October 2016
The campaign against the Tories’ hated Housing and Planning Act took a big step forward yesterday, Saturday, with a 300-strong summit of activists, tenants, residents and councillors.

Angry at society? Let’s fight for a better one

11 October 2016
There is a deep bitterness in British society. Every serious analysis of the vote for Britain to exit the European Union (EU) concedes that the Leave vote was fuelled, at least partially, by anger.

New tests for Jeremy Corbyn after purge of the right

11 October 2016
Right wing members of the Labour Party were raging last week after left wing party Jeremy Corbyn moved against them with a shadow cabinet reshuffle.

What’s behind Labour’s migrant panic?

04 October 2016
Too many Labour politicians are going along with the Tories’ racist arguments that migrants are taking jobs, houses and driving down wages. Dave Sewell looks at the facts

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