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Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right

Stand Up To Racism conference is a key event to help take on the racist right Participants range from shadow ministers to trade unionists, campaigners, students and grassroots anti-racist activists. Dave Sewell looks at some of the reasons people will be there

EU migrants slam the racist right wing Tories’ new plan to divide us

EU migrants slam the racist right wing Tories’ new plan to divide us Government documents leaked last week revealed the scale of the Tories’ planned clampdown on European Union migrants living in Britain. Migrants spoke to Dave Sewell about what the changes would mean—and how to take on the Tories’ racist scapegoating

Bosses, not migrants, push down wages—unions must defend freedom of movement

Bosses, not migrants, push down wages—unions must defend freedom of movement Delegates at the TUC union federation conference considered trade unions’ response to Brexit yesterday, Sunday—and came up with a confused position.

Low paid university workers provide a lesson for the whole labour movement

Low paid university workers provide a lesson for the whole labour movement If anyone is unsure what low paid, largely migrant workers can achieve when their union supports them, look no further than our inspirational fight at Soas—the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable The free movement of people between Britain and the European Union (EU) is set to end with Brexit in March 2019, the Tories have decided.

Corbyn can’t afford a muddle on Brexit

Corbyn can’t afford a muddle on Brexit Politicians who tied themselves in knots over whether to leave the European Union (EU) are finding the question of how to leave just as uncomfortable.

Hundreds of striking Barts health workers join march in London

15 July 2017
Hundreds of NHS workers start a new strike on 25 July. Recently they held a powerful march

Buoyant mood on the Barts health picket lines as strikers win support

13 July 2017
Striking east London health workers have spoken about the big support they’ve received in their fight against low pay.

Low-paid hospital workers strike to raise wages

04 July 2017
1,000 mainly migrant health workers in east London launched a three-day walkout

Migrant workers say—‘Don't blame us for low pay’

06 June 2017
Politicians across the spectrum, from the Tories to Labour, accept the myth that migrants are to blame for lower wages. But striking migrant workers are pushing wages up

Theresa May shows Tory desperation with attack on migrant workers

31 May 2017
Theresa May responded to her crumbling lead in the polls by returning to what she knows best. This morning, Wednesday, she lashed out at immigrant workers.

US Republicans lead the assault on healthcare with new repeal bill

09 May 2017
Donald Trump’s US government is pushing through healthcare attacks, but mobilising on the streets can beat them back, reports Alistair Farrow

Thousands strike and march in the US for migrants’ rights on May Day

02 May 2017
The movement against Donald Trump’s crackdown on migrants leapt forward on Monday.

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

11 April 2017
Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Donald Trump gets beaten on Obamacare as activists get set for new struggles

28 March 2017
Donald Trump has been defeated on one of his core election pledges to repeal Obamacare, and now activists are getting ready for further resistance

Go all out to build for the 18 March anti-racist demonstrations

14 March 2017
Stand up to Racism campaigners had a coordinated push last night, Thursday, to build the turnout for the 18 March demonstrations

Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

The intensive scare around ‘health tourism’ is helping the Tories kill the NHS

14 February 2017
It’s not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives

NHS workers oppose Tory clampdown on migrants

31 January 2017
Trade unionists in the NHS are building the anti-racist movement in response to new attacks on migrants who receive health care.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

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