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MPs line their pockets with more cash than ever before

MPs line their pockets with more cash than ever before MPs’ expenses claims have soared by more than 40 percent in just five years.

Protest at Toma's extradition hearing

An extradition hearing for Roma activist Toma Nikolaev was held at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday of this week.

'Lost generation' protest in Edinburgh

Lost generation protest in Edinburgh Over 250 students and their supporters marched in Edinburgh on Wednesday. The demonstration was called by Scottish Students Against Cuts (SSAC) in defence of a generation of young people under attack from the austerity measures being enforced by governments in Westminster and Holyrood.

Photos: Stopping the health bill

Photos: Stopping the health bill Photos: Stopping the health bill

Thousands block Westminster Bridge to defend the NHS

Some 2,500 demonstrators gathered on Westminster Bridge in central London today, Sunday, in protest at the government’s planned NHS reforms.

Esol protest in central London

UCU and Unison union members protested against job cuts and attacks on English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) provision at Westminster Kingsway in central London on Monday of this week.

Cleaners not guilty of terror

17 May 2011
Six Westminster street cleaners arrested on terrorism charges during the visit of Pope Benedict to Britain last September have been cleared.

Wikileaks: Defend Julian Assange against the US government

14 December 2010
The Stop the War Coalition protested outside Westminster Magistrates Court against attacks on Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange, on Tuesday.

Rolling coverage of student protests on Day X3, Thursday 9 December

09 December 2010
10.10pm Up to 1,000 people are being held on Westminster Bridge in a police kettle. The protesters includes school students, some as young as 15. They are singing songs and chanting, but are being held surrounded by riot police on the middle of the bridge with no indication when they will be allowed to leave.

Demonstrations against the Tory cuts

12 October 2010
19 October London: rally and lobby against the cuts, Westminster Central Hall, doors open 12 noon.Go to <a href="http://www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether">www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether</a>

Colleges strike back

15 June 2010
Lecturers at Westminster College were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in protest at compulsory redundancies.

Lecturers at University of Westminster and UCL vote for strikes

21 April 2010
Members of the UCU lecturers' union at the University of Westminster and University College London (UCL), have today voted in favour of both strike action and action short of a strike in their fights to save jobs.

Westminster students occupy against the cuts

02 March 2010
Students at Westminster University went into occupation on Monday this week to protest against the huge cuts proposed by management.

Westminster students occupy over cuts

01 March 2010
Students at Westminster University in central London have occupied part of a university building in protest at proposed cuts.

Workers and students pack into anti-cuts meeting at the University of Westminster

18 February 2010
Almost 200 staff and students from the University of Westminster in central London attended the first No Cuts at Westminster rally on Wednesday 17 February.

Activists’ diary

19 January 2010
Wednesday 27 JanuaryAfghanistan – why we should get out, Stop the War/CND public meeting, 7pm, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9DB.Thursday 28 JanuaryBlockade Gordon Brown’s Afghanistan war conference. Called by Stop the War and CND. Assemble 8.30am, Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James’s, London SW1A 1BB. Friday 29 January Tony Blair’s Judgement Day at the Iraq inquiry from 8am. Stop the War protest, QE2 Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3EE.Saturday 30 JanuaryRight to Work conference of resistance and

London meeting plans fight to defend higher education

05 January 2010
Over 90 workers and students from universities across London and beyond met at King’s College on Tuesday 15 December to discuss ways of giving a united focus to the fight to defend jobs and education. Activists came a variety of institutions including UCL, Westminster University, Westminster College, London College of Communication, Tower Hamlets College, Queen Mary University, Goldsmiths, London Metropolitan University and Sussex University.

Lecturers to strike at University of Westminster

10 November 2009
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at the University of Westminster are set to strike on Friday of this week in a dispute over back pay.

Western interests sit in the way of truth over Lockerbie bombing

25 August 2009
The decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last week has produced much fury and bluster from politicians in Westminster, Edinburgh and Washington.

Is expenses row a 'very British revolution'?

26 May 2009
Around Westminster and along Whitehall stand the statues of political and military figures that the British ruling class have thought it worth commemorating.

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