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Militant mass action can change the system

Militant mass action can change the system The Extinction Rebellion (XR) revolt this week is inspiring. Crucially, like the school students’ climate strikes, it has seen a move from words to action.

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay College lecturers across Scotland and in nine colleges in England were set to strike over pay and conditions this week.

School strikes—a climate of hope

School strikes—a climate of hope After a reported 1.5 million people join school strikes over climate change, Sarah Bates reports from the walkout in London—and looks at where the movement could go next

As politicians refuse to act - activists stay on the streets and demand climate justice

As politicians refuse to act - activists stay on the streets and demand climate justice With just days to go until global strikes on 15 March, climate change activists show no sign of slowing down their protests.

Saving the planet means dumping the rich

Saving the planet means dumping the rich The last few months has seen an explosion of inspiring struggle to fight climate change.

Debates on fighting racism on campus at student Stand Up To Racism conference

Debates on fighting racism on campus at student Stand Up To Racism conference A call to confront racism and the far right on campuses went out from the student Stand Up To Racism conference

Thousands of students strike across Britain to demand action on climate change

15 February 2019
From Glasgow to Exeter thousands of students walked out of school for climate justice. 

Students organise to kick the racists off campuses

15 January 2019
Students and lecturers at three universities are organising to drive racism and bigotry off their campuses.

French Yellow Vests fight on, and new forces join the movement

15 December 2018
Yellow Vest protests took place across France on Saturday as the revolt against President Emmanuel Macron’s neoliberalism continued.

Defend Paul Jonson and speak out for Palestine

04 December 2018
Palestine solidarity activists were set to lobby Labour MP Ian Austin’s surgery in Dudley on Friday of this week.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

12 June 2018
Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

UCU congress to reflect a transformed union after an historic year

29 May 2018
The University and College Union (UCU) will hold its annual congress in Manchester this week.

Fights to stop job cuts and to win union recognition in universities

15 May 2018
Workers at London South Bank University in south London held a protest against planned job cuts on Tuesday.

Young need real change, not a one-off payment

08 May 2018
A think-tank called this week for a one-off payment of £10,000 to be paid to UK citizens when they turn 25 years old.

Paris in spring 1968 - fifty years on from a working class revolt that shook the state

01 May 2018
The story of what happened in France in May 1968 is a reminder to never despair about the potential of workers to resist. Fifty years ago this month workers in France waged a struggle that shook the government and the state.

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker

24 April 2018
Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

UCU moves to a ballot on new offer. Vote No and build strikes

28 March 2018
The campaign to reject has already begun. #RejectUUKdeal

Student conference calls for action to beat back the racists

03 March 2018
Students from across Britain joined a conference against racism in central London on Saturday.

Strikers feel strong on second day of universities walkout

23 February 2018
Pickets were out in force today for the second day of a two-day university strike

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