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'Howls of protest' as Osborne's Tory budget targets the poor

07 July 2015
Millions of working class people began this week in fear as Tory chancellor George Osborne prepared for his budget.

Up yours bankers—Greek workers say ‘OXI’

07 July 2015
Celebrations took place in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament and around the surrounding streets long into the night last Sunday.

Coordinated walkouts show how to challenge the Tories

07 July 2015
Workers leading resistance to austerity and privatisation will show union leaders what needs to be done.

Building on OXI vote can win real change

07 July 2015
There are historical moments when the normal rush of events comes to a standstill. These are often occasions when the usual relations of power are reversed, the mighty humbled, and the poor and needy uplifted.

Eyewitness in Athens: 'People have said no to austerity – and it's only the start'

05 July 2015
Celebrations are breaking out all over Greece tonight, Sunday, as the results of today's referendum come in – with a resounding No to the EU and IMF’s proposed austerity package.

'We want control of our lives and workplaces', Greek health workers speak out

02 July 2015
With just three days until Greece's austerity referendum, Europe’s rulers are ramping up their “project fear” about rejecting their latest deal.

Oppose Tory budget cuts

30 June 2015
As the Tories prepare to unleash obscene levels of cuts to welfare spending Dave Sewell talks to a disabled activist about resisting the impact of their assault on disability benefits

TUC calls protest at Tory party conference in October

30 June 2015
The TUC has called a national demonstration outside the Tory Party conference in Manchester on 4 October.

Turn the Tories' fears into real resistance

30 June 2015
The Tories have set up a “hit squad” to combat strikes.

No to blackmail and compromise with austerity in Greece

28 June 2015
A statement from the Greek SWP on the coming referendum. Vote no to the agreement - and don't stop there

People's Assembly demonstrations show something is changing

23 June 2015
Up to a quarter of a million people came out on the streets last Saturday to show the new Tory government they are not prepared to put up with austerity. Socialist Worker journalists were with them on the protests

United we can bring down the Tories

23 June 2015
Rage against Tory austerity ran through the streets of London and Glasgow last Saturday. 

One year on after police attack - South Yorkshire Freedom Riders 'as strong as ever'

23 June 2015
Up to 80 Freedom Riders joined a protest at Sheffield train station on Tuesday of this week.

Cruel firms tell benefit claimants to get therapy or lose cash

23 June 2015
Workfare contractors’ proposals to bring ‘positive thinking’ into job centres is about blaming unemployed people for their own plight, writes Dave Sewell

Wave of rage against Tory austerity fills the streets of London

20 June 2015
The streets of central London were alive with resistance as tens of thousands joined the End Austerity Now demonstration today, Saturday. The People’s Assembly organisers said that up to 250,000 had taken part. 

Osborne toasts bankers with more austerity for us

16 June 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne showered bankers and fat cats with giveaways last week, announcing big selloffs at low prices.

‘We’ll be part of a movement rising against the government’

16 June 2015
Resistance to austerity is growing. Tens of thousands who want to take the fight to the Tories were set to march through central London this Saturday. 

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

Patience is running out on both sides of Greek crisis

16 June 2015
Greece’s creditors and the institutions that represent them keep sending one message, “Patience is running out”.

Demand more than this Labour leadership contest

02 June 2015
Millions of workers look for relief from the Tories’ latest onslaught. But activists looking at the Labour Party’s leadership election will despair.

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