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LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’

26 February 2018
Plus, cuts to mental health services, South Africa after Zuma and more

Corbyn must not give in to the right over Brexit

25 February 2018
Jeremy Corbyn has come under massive pressure from right wing Labour politicians to back staying in the European single market, which enforces austerity and privatisation.

Cuts, closures and outsourcing show councils in chaos

08 February 2018
More than half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres, reducing support for disabled children and cutting child protection teams.

Protesters gather in London to say no to Tory attacks on the NHS

03 February 2018
Protesters are gathering on Gower Street in central London today to protest against the Tory assault on the NHS.

After Claire Kober quits in Haringey - turn the tables on pro-cuts Labour councils

30 January 2018
Defeat for the Labour right in Haringey could spur wider resistance, writes Alistair Farrow

Transport strike in Greece cancels flights and brings trains and buses to a standstill

15 January 2018
Thousands of transport workers in Greece struck on Monday of this week against the left wing Syriza government’s plans to bring in harsh new anti-union laws.

Mother of Becky Romero leads protest over her death - and backs 3 Feb NHS demo

13 January 2018
The mother of Becky Romero, a 15 year old who died because of metal health cuts, has slammed underfunding of services as “utterly shameful”. And she called on people to join the demonstration for the NHS on 3 February in London.

Protest to demand justice for Becky Romero

09 January 2018
The family and supporters of Becky Romero planned to protest in Bristol this Saturday.

As campaigners call a national protest for the NHS on 3 February - let’s make it big

05 January 2018
Health campaigners are planning a national demonstration against the Tories’ assault on the NHS. Called by Health Campaigns Together and the People’s Assembly for Saturday 3 February, it could bring tens of thousands onto the streets of London.

Tory benefit ‘reforms’ mean people can’t access the support they’re entitled to

02 January 2018
Hundreds of thousands of unemployed people are not receiving financial support that they are entitled to.

Tory policies mean a Universal Credit nightmare over Christmas

29 December 2017
Christmas has been bitterly hard for people on the new Universal Credit (UC) regime. It means delays in payments, yet more brutal sanctions, and spiralling rent arrears for many.

Greece brought to a standstill as workers go on general strike

14 December 2017
A general strike across both the public and private sectors brought Greece to a standstill on Thursday. It was called by the ADEDY and GSEE union federations against austerity and the Syriza government’s attack on the right to strike.

Build resistance now to vicious Tory offensive

12 December 2017
The year ends in avoidable cold and misery for the victims of Tory Britain.

Keep this vital domestic violence service open, John McDonnell tells Labour council

12 December 2017
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has intervened to support a key service for women that is under threat in South Yorkshire.

Fight to bring an end to the Universal Credit nightmare

12 December 2017
Tory benefit reforms mean thousands of people face a Christmas of uncertainty and the threat of eviction. Mary, a young lone parent in London, is one of them.

Poverty report finds millions suffer hardship

05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

26 November 2017
Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

Hammond’s budget—money for the bosses, more misery for the rest of us

22 November 2017
Philip Hammond’s budget speech did even less than some expected to address the epidemic of poverty and low pay in Tory Britain

Misery in Tory Britain as Universal Credit lands domestic violence survivor with eviction threat

21 November 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.

Anger as jobcentre bosses hold sick Universal Credit ‘rollout parties’

21 November 2017
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.

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