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Defiant mood on the streets of Manchester as marchers pledge to drive the Tories out

Defiant mood on the streets of Manchester as marchers pledge to drive the Tories out Chants of, “Tories out—Corbyn in” rang out in Manchester today, Sunday. Tens of thousands of protesters joined the People’s Assembly demonstration and festival outside the Tory party conference.

Thousands gather in Manchester to protest against the Tories and austerity

Thousands gather in Manchester to protest against the Tories and austerity Thousands of demonstrators are gathering in Manchester today, Sunday, to protest against Tory austerity. The Tories are beginning their annual conference in the city.

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech will inspire millions - but compromise could lose Labour support

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech will inspire millions - but compromise could lose Labour support Jeremy Corbyn has said the Labour Party is a “government in waiting”—and that under his leadership it will replace a “failed and broken system”.

Tories axe million public sector jobs

Tories axe million public sector jobs After seven years of brutal attacks on public services there are almost one million fewer public sector jobs.

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action Anger at the Tories’ public sector pay cap dominated debate at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton today, Monday.

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest Thousands of protesters were out in Bristol today demanding an end to Tory austerity

Thousands set to join Bristol Labour mayor Rees in a protest to say ‘fund our city!’

05 September 2017
Thousands of people were set to march against austerity in Bristol this Saturday

Jeremy Hunt’s spin over NHS staffing levels will make crisis worse

29 August 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to mask the spiralling staffing crisis in the NHS through spin about hiring more workers.

Resistance at jobcentres grows in two-week walkout

15 August 2017
Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began a two-week strike on Monday in their ongoing fight to save their office from closure.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

15 August 2017
The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates

11 August 2017
Refuse workers in Birmingham are stepping up their action today, Friday, with a new strike timetable that even bosses say will bring bin collections to a halt.

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

25 July 2017
Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

25 July 2017
Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

Eastern Avenue jobcentre walkout in Sheffield shows how to beat DWP cuts

18 July 2017
Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began their second week-long strike on Monday.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

Optimism over Corbyn and a mood to fight the Tories at the Durham Miners’ Gala

08 July 2017
Thousands cheered Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon, Saturday, as he encouraged the crowds at the Durham Miners' Gala to campaign to force the Tories out.

Councils need to fight the Tories' demands for cuts - including those run by Labour

04 July 2017
Even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces it wouldn’t be enough to satisfy the Tories’ demand for cuts.

The Tories are down but not out - we need to start kicking to bring them down

04 July 2017
It’s less than a month since the general election and the Tories have dropped almost their entire manifesto.

Huge demo in London shows the mood to get the Tories out - and for an alternative

04 July 2017
Last week’s protest showed ordinary people’s determination to fight—and optimism about winning real change

Not one day more - Tories out demonstration

02 July 2017
Footage and voices from the demonstration

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