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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

Don't cut Ealing Hospital, say campaigners

07 April 2010
More than 50 people met in west London tonight (Wednesday) to oppose cuts at Ealing Hospital.

Ealing give sell-off plan a ticket

02 February 2010
More than 40 traffic wardens and their supporters protested outside the Ealing council meeting that decided to privatise them, on Tuesday of last week.

Bristol: the ‘riots’ that helped us speak out - and party

12 January 2010
Britain’s multi-racial music and street style is the subject of two new exhibitions – timely and revealing reminders of the ways society changed during the 1980s.

Gangster construction boss jailed

15 December 2009
Bosses are stealing millions of pounds from construction workers’ national insurance contributions and taxes.

Construction subcontracting scam

15 September 2009
Bosses are stealing millions of pounds from thousands of construction workers’ national insurance contributions and taxes.

Open letter responses: facing the Nazis

14 July 2009
Dealing with the Nazis in the BNP It’s time for the left to "get its act together" and stop the petty bickering which has bedevilled us for far too long.

Blair Peach: killed by police

21 April 2009
Monday 23 April 1979 was a stormy day in west London. Schools were still on Easter holiday. Ealing’s arterial Uxbridge Road was strangely quiet because the buses were on strike, as were many food and textile factories.

Belfast: United in the jobs struggle

07 April 2009
Within an hour of being told by Visteon that they were sacked, workers at the company’s Belfast plant were holding protests and appealing for solidarity.

Health activist appeals against dismissal

28 October 2008
Leading Unison activist Yunus Bakhsh is appealing against his sacking by Northumbia Tyne & Wear Health Trust. The appeal is now set for Wednesday 3 December—some six months after his dismissal.

Why no outcry from black leaders as police target black males round Notting Hill?

02 September 2008
Picture this scene – hundreds of young black men, some appearing to be as young as 13, rounded up, surrounded and held for hours without charge by a cordon of police in body armour; parents standing outside the cordon demanding to be told what is happening to their children; dozens of officers with machine guns sealing off the area; simmering anger from those released from the cordon after being searched and finger printed.

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