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Coalition's in crisis: now's the time to strike

26 April 2011
The Tories are calling the Liberal Democrats "whingers" and "yapping dogs". The Liberals are calling the Tories liars.

NUT conference: boost for 30 June fight as teachers back ballot

26 April 2011
Teachers in the NUT union will hold a national strike ballot over the Tory assault on their pensions—and aim to ­coordinate action with other public sector unions.

Benefit cuts are blow to welfare state

19 April 2011
The Tory and media smear campaign against benefit "fraudsters" deliberately confuses fitness to work with disability. They want us to believe that only the "genuinely disabled" are unable to work.

NHS protests can force Tories back

19 April 2011
The Tories are in crisis over the NHS. There is significant opposition to health secretary Andrew Lansley’s plans to hand over services to his fat cat friends.

Quotes from the week's news

19 April 2011
‘Increasingly Goebbels-like’Energy secretary Chris Huhne attacks Tory Baroness Warsi’s campaigning against the AV voting system

'Disabled people won't be victims any more'

19 April 2011
The Tories have launched an all-out attack on disabled people in Britain. As the economic crisis continues to bite, they have turned on people they consider are not making their contribution to society.

Right to work round-up

12 April 2011
Activists gathered in Conway Hall, London, on Tuesday of last week to discuss the next steps in the fightback against the Tory cuts.

Minimum wage ‘rise’ is pennies

12 April 2011
The Tories added a miserly 15p to the minimum wage this week—and it’s even worse for young people.

Tories health 'reform' would sack one in eight nurses

12 April 2011
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has exposed Tory and Lib Dem lies about the NHS.

Cameron lies about NHS: Tories axe cancer nurses

05 April 2011
Desperate Tories will try to persuade us this week that their plans for NHS "reform" will not rip the service apart.

Should we support a prison officers’ strike?

05 April 2011
Prison officers across Britain have held meetings over the Tory government’s controversial plans to privatise jails.

Strikes grow against academies

05 April 2011
Teachers are fighting a key battle against one of the Tory government’s flagship policies in schools across Britain.

Exclusive: ‘Sick firm told us to catch out disabled people'

05 April 2011
The ruthless Tory drive to remove thousands of seriously ill and disabled people from benefits was exposed this week as a nurse employed to assess them spoke out to Socialist Worker.

NHS jitters show that the Tories fear a battle

05 April 2011
The Tories are in crisis over the NHS. They are running scared of mass opposition to their plans to hand over health service funding to GPs.

Joint east London strike is an ‘absolute inspiration’

05 April 2011
East London saw Britain’s first big, united strike against Tory cuts last week.

Handing over more power to nuclear firms increases hazards

05 April 2011
The nuclear industry is dangerous, expensive and corrupt—and the Tories are hellbent on making it even worse.

Camden teachers’ battle shows how to fight the Tory cuts

05 April 2011
Fury at the Tories burst onto the streets of Camden, north London, last week as teachers struck against £20 million cuts to key children’s services.

Budget packed with perks for bosses

29 March 2011
The Tories are relaxing planning regulations. Their claims of being the "greenest government ever" are an excuse to throw extra money at the nuclear industry.

Tory candidates ‘golliwog’ pose

29 March 2011
Two Tory council candidates were caught posing with "golliwog" toys on Facebook.

UB40 speaks out against injustice of Tory cuts

24 March 2011
UB40 band members Brian Travers and Jimmy Brown spoke out against unemployment at a Birmingham Against the Cuts press conference on Wednesday.

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