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Benefit attacks have violated disabled people’s rights, says United Nations

08 November 2016
Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

Social care cuts feed back into NHS crisis

18 October 2016
Adult social care services in England are at “tipping point”, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.

General strike in Greece can beat the European Union's austerity programme

18 October 2016
Public sector unions in Greece are gearing up for a new general strike against Syriza’s austerity drive, writes Panos Garganas in Athens

Don’t pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity

27 September 2016
When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed.

Labour Conference—Left draws crowds as right plots and sulks in pub back alleyway

27 September 2016
Huge crowds flocked to The World Transformed event in Liverpool last weekend. It was organised by Labour left group Momentum.

Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham

27 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too.

Labour councils should be fighting cuts—not implementing them

30 August 2016
Bristol City Council plans to axe one sixth of its workforce in a bid to plug gaps in its budget. Unions should mobilise in the streets against the plans. Meanwhile in Durham teaching assistants facing a Labour attack say they feel like they even have to fight their own union, which is not doing enough to resist the pay cut

Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn shows we should act now to beat the right

23 August 2016
Voting started this week in the Labour leadership election.

Rallies for Corbyn set the tone for a tense vote in Labour leadership

23 August 2016
Support for Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign continued to grow as ballot papers for the Labour Party leadership election went out on Monday.

The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

Corbyn—we’ll win by offering an alternative

09 August 2016
An obsession with ‘credibility’ goes to the heart of the divisions in the Labour Party, writes Nick Clark

Turn the radical mood into a mass movement against Tory austerity

09 August 2016
One thing the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn shows is that working class people are seething with anger against politicians and the bosses.

Labour right has no clue on beating the Tories

02 August 2016
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour Party have perfected missing the point.

Owen Smith puts on left face to launch his Labour leadership challenge

27 July 2016
Owen Smith, who is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, officially launched his campaign today, Wednesday. He made a concerted effort to present himself as a left winger.

Voices of the marchers in London against the Tories, racism and austerity

16 July 2016
Thousands of people are marching in central London today, Saturday, against austerity and racism

George Osborne’s reign of austerity is over—at least for fat cat bosses

05 July 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne revealed on Monday his response to Brexit—a tax giveaway for the bosses.

Tory thieves fall out in chaotic leadership campaign

05 July 2016
Divisions in the Tories have made their race to select a new leader chaotic.

Teachers' walkout over Tory education cuts has a big impact across England

05 July 2016
Teachers across England are out on strike today, Tuesday, in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts.

Social change never comes without turmoil—we have to seize the time

28 June 2016
Britain’s rulers face seismic political questions after the Leave vote—and none have any answer.

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