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Lively picket lines of Ealing traffic wardens

20 March 2012
Traffic wardens in Ealing, west London, struck on Thursday and Friday of last week to demand the reinstatement of sacked rep Parveen Bhardwaj. The Unite union members picketed offices on Uxbridge Road, waving union flags and blowing horns. They were set to walk out again this Thursday and Friday.

Rank and file holds the key to this fight

20 March 2012
This hasn’t been a good week for the working class. The Tories are set to pass their healthcare bill and have started on the road to privatising the NHS. They are stealing people’s pensions and cutting jobs and services.

Ealing traffic wardens walk out

06 March 2012
Ealing Traffic wardens struck on Thursday and Friday of last week to demand the reinstatement of their union rep Parveen Bhardwaj.

Police concealed evidence that could have cleared Eddie Gilfoyle

10 January 2012
Merseyside police have been concealing evidence that could expose a significant miscarriage of justice. Eddie Gilfoyle was jailed for life in 1993 but has maintained his innocence.

Union branches back lobby of TUC tomorrow

18 December 2011
The emergency lobby of the TUC tomorrow over pensions at 2pm is now backed by the London region of the UCU, East London NUT and NUT branches in Camden, Lewisham. Hackney, Lambeth, Ealing, Southwark, Merton and Greenwich.

Life’s Too Short: New Ricky Gervais comedy seriously lacks laughs

08 November 2011
Ricky Gervais says his new "mockumentary" sitcom, Life’s Too Short, is a "naturalist observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas… but with a dwarf."


01 November 2011
Dealing with divisions in the Greek movement Greece’s 48-hour strike on 19-20 October was the biggest success for the workers’ movement here in decades (Socialist Worker, 29 October).

Crooked Cops: a century of bribes, beatings and bungs from the British police

26 July 2011
The phrase "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman" is informative. It has nothing to do with the police being helpful. It came from their reputation for stealing the watches of Victorian drunks.

Campaign stops library closures in Ealing

15 June 2011
Ealing Council has stepped back from consideration of any library closures.

Goldman Sachs' dealings with Colonel Gaddafi

14 June 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs’ murky dealings with Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi are gradually emerging.

Attack the Block: Close encounters of the south London kind

10 May 2011
Aliens have invaded a south London council estate. But instead of the army or police dealing with the threat, a local gang of teenagers take it upon themselves.

How did Birmingham man die?

05 April 2011
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating West Midlands police after the death of a man who had "dealings" with the police.

Tommy Sheridan trial: Andy Coulson on the stand

14 December 2010
The trial of socialists Tommy and Gail Sheridan for perjury took a revealing twist last week when Andy Coulson, now David Cameron’s media chief, took the stand.

Cuts meetings in Exeter and Ealing

16 November 2010
Anti-cuts meetings are taking place across the country. Ninety activists in west London agreed to establish the Ealing Alliance for Public Services on Thursday of last week.

Lip Service: A realistic and positive portrayal of lesbian life

19 October 2010
The new BBC Three drama series Lip Service, billed as dealing with the "real lives of lesbians", grabbed my attention immediately.

Slaughter in Iraq is no US victory

24 August 2010
A very revealing exchange took place on Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday of last week.

Campaign to elect Jerry Hicks gaining wide support

10 August 2010
The general secretary election in the Unite union is revealing members’ anger at the leadership’s failure to lead a fightback against the attacks workers face.

Ealing holds cuts meeting

06 July 2010
More than 60 people attended a public meeting on Thursday of last week in Ealing, west London, to express their vehement opposition to the government’s cuts to public services.

Resistance takes off with 20 BA strike days

11 May 2010
Cabin crew at British Airways (BA) will strike for 20 days during May and June, dealing a fantastic blow to bullying boss Willie Walsh.

Meet the fat cats stealing all our wealth

27 April 2010
Usmanov, Kim & Agarwal

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