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Tories are organised—we need to be too

15 March 2016
Thousands of people are furious at our rulers—from their treatment of refugees to the cuts that devastate lives while they bask in luxury.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Tories fight to slash disability benefits

23 February 2016
The Tories were trying to reimpose a benefit cut so harsh even the Lords rejected it as Socialist Worker went to press.

Disability—produced by profit

12 January 2016
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback

Unofficial action by post workers forces Royal Mail bosses back in Bridgwater

12 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, have won concessions from management after staging a wildcat strike.

Wildcat walkout in Somerset post to defend disabled worker

11 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, staged an unofficial walkout today, Wednesday, to demand the reinstatement of a disabled worker.

Thousands join Jeremy Corbyn rally in Manchester as anti-Tory protests continue

06 October 2015
A week of resistance to the Tories is continuing in Manchester.

Deaf and disabled people take on Tories

29 September 2015
Around 1,000 deaf and disabled people marched on Downing Street last Saturday. 

It's official - benefit cuts to blame for man’s suicide

22 September 2015
The decision to stop severely ill Michael O’Sullivan’s benefits led directly to his death, a coroner has ruled.

Rationing NHS hearing aids will punish people for being deaf

22 September 2015
At least 500 people could lose their right to free hearing aids in a sign of what the Tories’ future holds for the NHS, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Were claimants killed by benefit changes? DWP won't tell

21 July 2015
How did 49 people die after cuts or changes to their disability benefits? 

Campaigners stop evictions in Bromley and Glasgow

14 July 2015
Campaigners in both Bromley, south London, and Glasgow stopped two evictions in the past week.

'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.

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

Take on the Tories - disabled mother made homeless by the cuts speaks out

02 June 2015
Tory austerity is wrecking working class lives across Britain—and their latest assault will only make things worse.

After five years attacking the poor, the Tories are back for more

19 May 2015
The new Tory minister for disabled people is against protecting benefits for cancer patients and disabled children.

Disabled People Against Cuts hold day of action to minimise Maximus

03 March 2015
There were protests outside 31 Maximus offices and assessment centres across Britain on Monday of this week, as it began testing sick and disabled claimants of ESA benefit.

Reports round-up

24 February 2015
ITV workers move towards strike | Fast Food Rights campaign meeting |Justice Alliance | Barnsley Freedom Riders | protests against Work Capability Assessments

News round-up

24 February 2015
Privateer Maximus takes over Work Capability Assessments; Scottish prison plans; Cardiff Abortion Rights' March for Choice

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