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'Nationality: Wog' - the police hounding of David Oluwale

29 May 2007
Kester Aspden's new book Nationality: Wog – The Hounding Of David Oluwale is an extraordinary piece of social history that investigates the persecution and lonely death of David Oluwale in 1960s Leeds.

Metroline | Yorkshire Coastliner | FirstBus Leeds

10 March 2007
Metroline Bus workers at Metroline in north London were shocked to learn last week that their final salary pension scheme was being closed. Alternatives to the final salary scheme are cheaper for the company but less secure for workers.

Bauhaus photography in Leeds | Reds | The Good, the Bad and the Queen | Babel

27 January 2007
Bauhaus photography in Leeds Joost Schmidt's "Still life with prism and seahorse" (courtesy of the Bauhaus Archive, Berlin) is an example of the pioneering experimental photography produced by the Bauhaus sculpture workshop in the 1920s and 1930s.

Leeds First Bus strike brings bosses to their knees

16 December 2006
Over 1,000 bus drivers at First Bus in Leeds struck on Monday against attacks on their final salary pension scheme. The company is trying to cap pensions contributions and link them to inflation.

Bus drivers’ strikes shake bosses

16 December 2006
Some 1,000 striking drivers brought bus services to a standstill in Leeds on Monday of this week. The T&G union members are planning two more days of action before Christmas over attacks on their pensions.

Anti-fascists protest at BNP leader Nick Griffin's court hearing

04 November 2006
Fascist BNP leader Nick Griffin and his sidekick Mark Collett appeared in Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday morning for re-trial on charges of race-hatred. The trial was adjourned until Friday when the prosecution will open their case.

Protest outside court case of BNP leader Nick Griffin on Wednesday 1 November

28 October 2006
Join the anti fascist rally outside Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday 1 November.

Refugees from Zimbabwe protest against deportations

23 September 2006
Over 300 Zimbabweans from across Britain led a vibrant and lively demonstration in Leeds last Saturday against the government’s resumption of deportations of refused asylum seekers back to Zimbabwe, writes Stuart Hodkinson

Leeds caretakers win substantial pay rise

16 September 2006
Caretakers working for Leeds North West Homes told Socialist Worker that they were "jubilant" after winning substantial pay rises - over 10 percent on their basic hourly rate.

Caretakers’ battle with Leeds North West Homes

26 August 2006
A group of caretakers in Leeds are taking industrial action over pay.

PCS civil service workers' meeting recommends deal

19 August 2006
An important meeting of PSC civil service workers’ union branch representatives took place in Leeds on Friday of last week.

Department for Work and Pensions

24 June 2006
The group executive committee which runs the civil service workers’ PCS union in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) met last week in Leeds to discuss the fight against job cuts.

Allied Glass

06 May 2006
For a second successive Friday, over 200 workers at Allied Glass containers in Leeds struck last week over an imposed two-year pay freeze.

Racist lecturer suspended in Leeds

01 April 2006
The campaign by staff and students at Leeds University to sack the racist lecturer Frank Ellis has scored a success. The university has suspended Ellis after racist and homophobic comments he made.

Leeds students campaign to kick out the racist lecturer Frank Ellis

25 March 2006
The campaign against Dr Frank Ellis, lecturer in Russian and Slavonic studies at Leeds University, is growing. He has a history of racism, homophobia and sexism.

Dr Frank Ellis at Leeds university

18 March 2006
"Immigrants should be hunted down, rounded up and deported." "Homosexuality should be weeded out." These are just two of the foul comments made by Dr Frank Ellis, lecturer in Russian and Slavonic Studies at Leeds University in an interview with Leeds Student journalist Matt Kennard.

More strikes planned against DWP job cuts

18 February 2006
Representatives from most PCS civil service workers’ union branches in the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) met in Leeds last Saturday.

Anger as BNP Nazis walk free

11 February 2006
Anti-racist campaigners reacted with anger last week as Nick Griffin, leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP), and his sidekick Mark Collett walked free from a Leeds court.

Nazi BNP leader Griffin humiliated in Leeds again

21 January 2006
Over 600 people from across the north of England rallied in Leeds on Monday of this week as Nick Griffin, leader of the fascist BNP, and his sidekick Mark Collett went on trial on charges of incitement to racial hatred.

UAF activists plan to humiliate Nazi leader in Leeds again

07 January 2006
Anti-fascist campaigners and trade union activists across the Yorkshire and Humberside region are planning a protest outside Leeds Crown Court later this month to coincide with the trial of Nick Griffin, leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP).

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