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Parliament & Peterloo Exhibition

‘Parliament & Peterloo’ Exhibition in Westminster Hall between 4th July and 26th September 2019 THE Parliamentary Archives invites people to visit the ‘Parliament & Peterloo’ exhibition...

Lack Of Support Letting Down Vulnerable Children

VULNERABLE children are being let down says Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, criticising the use of restraint and seclusion. On Monday she published...

Malnutrition doubles in UK – BMJ

THE PROPORTION of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger has almost doubled since 2004, with the unemployed and disabled particularly vulnerable, says...

BMA & RCGP deny supporting Tory ‘fit notes’ and ESA cuts

THE BRITISH Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have sought to repudiate the claims by the Department of Work...

3 Years Of Guards Strikes

HUNDREDS of train workers rallied in Euston yesterday to mark three years of the guards strike, the longest in modern history, which has begun...

‘We saved the A&E – Now reopen the Maternity’ says Ealing...

THE FIFTY-strong mass picket of Ealing Hospital in west London last Friday shouted: ‘Victory for the A&E! We saved the A&E now re-open maternity!’ The...

Massive Gaza funeral march

JERUSALEM –  Thousands marched in the funeral procession on Sunday afternoon of 24-year-old Palestinian, Habib al-Masri, who was killed during night protests in the...

Chronically ill thrown off benefits – because GPs ‘misled’ by...

PATIENTS suffering from serious and chronic illnesses have been driven to the brink of homlessness after being declared ‘fit-for-work’ and thrown off their benefits....

Schools & colleges are facing ‘national emergency!’

THE SCHOOL Cuts Coalition, including many education unions, on the eve of the Tory Spring Budget demanded the government address the ‘national emergency’ faced...

Only Half Of GP Practice Buildings Are Fit For Purpose!

Only half of GP practice buildings in England are fit for purpose, with surgeries too small to meet the demands of growing populations, a...

RCN demanding £1bn investment in student funding!

‘LARGE-SCALE action’ is required, leading NHS trade unions are warning this week, as official NHS figures have exposed the fact that workers today face...

South Korean unions angry at the death of a young worker!

THE KPTU (Korean Federation of Public Services and Transportation Workers’ Unions) has issued the following statement on the measures announced by the South Korean...

Disarm French Riot Police – Cgt

YELLOW Vests and trade unionists are seeking to deliver a crushing blow to France’s president Emmanuel Macron. The CGT union federation has called a...

17,070 Disabled People Have Died Before Receiving One Penny In Benefits!

IT NOW takes so long for claims to be processed that 17,070 disabled people have died before receiving a penny because they were still...

3.1 MILLION NEW HOMES NEEDED – Shelter’s vision for social housing

A LANDMARK report by Shelter’s social housing commission published today calls for an ambitious 3.1 million new homes, extending the offer of social housing...

Nationwide protests against rail fare hikes today

A WAVE of protests are taking place outside train stations across the country this morning as millions of commuters see their ticket fare...

Asma Al-Assad Participates In Disabled Celebrations!

ON the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Asma al-Assad, wife of President Assad, participated last Monday in a celebration held...

After 10 years of austerity, and a boom in billionaires and...

A REPORT this week from the Equality and Human Rights Commission into the effects of Tory austerity cuts has brought home the fact that...

ISRAEL OKs NEW HEBRON SETTLEMENT UNITS – while Israeli unions plan...

PALESTINIAN Arabic dailies on Friday highlighted the Israeli government’s approval of the construction of new settlement units in the heart of Hebron’s old city....

Grenfell survivors forced onto UC by Xmas!

SURVIVORS of the horrific Grenfell fire are to be forced onto Universal Credit just days before Christmas. Documents released ‘quietly on Budget Day’ show...

Children with special needs: savage cuts to SEND funding!

PARENTS, councillors and education unions descended on the Department of Education yesterday to demand that children with special needs are not left high and...

Smash Universal Credit by smashing the Tories

ON WEDNESDAY this week, the Tory government whipped its MPs to vote down a motion from the Labour Party calling for the release of...

Universal Credit– Claimants Suffering

THE PUBLIC and Commercial Services Union (PCS) yesterday accused the government of being ‘complicit in the suffering’ of Universal Credit claimants, labelling the system...

Grenfell survivors pressured to take sub-standard homes – alleges North Kensington...

KENSINGTON and Chelsea Council, rather than spend money doing up the 133 empty council-owned houses in the borough, has spent almost £30m on hotels...

‘Call general strike!’ WRP & YS TUC lobby demands • Break...

LARGE numbers of delegates stopped at the WRP and Young Socialists lobby of the opening day of the TUC Congress in Manchester on Sunday....

‘WE WANT GENERAL ELECTION NOT A SECOND REFERENDUM’ – TUC delegates...

TUC DELEGATES on the opening day of their Congress in Manchester yesterday, were lobbied by a large delegation of WRP and YS members...

US DAIRY WORKERS FATALITIES United Farm Workers union fighting Darigold

AMERICA’s United Farm Workers union (UFW) is fighting an attack by Darigold, the largest dairy processor and cooperative in the Pacific Northwest. UFW says: ‘While...

Specialist nurse numbers drop by 40%!

‘The nursing shortage in England is harming some of the most vulnerable members of society,’ a senior nurse and Royal College of Nursing (RCN)...

UK doctors in Palestine treating expanding bullet wounds

New types of complex injuries in the occupied Palestinian territory are leading to lifelong disabilities as prompt comprehensive care is beyond the scope of...

Locked-out US steel workers lobby UK AGM

REPRESENTATIVES of United Steel Workers (USW) trade union members who are locked out in Massachusetts, USA, by National Grid, lobbied the parent company’s AGM...

Defend The NHS–Get The Tories Out!

‘WE CHANGE things in the NHS and make them better. But shortages of staff means patient care suffers. A&Es are closing, Hunt doesn’t care,...

The Fire Brigade Is Not To Blame For The Grenfell Inferno!

‘THE whole thing was hell, it was like a war zone,’ fire crew manager Charlie Batterbee, part of the first crew who entered Grenfell...

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up Victoria&Albert Museum, Cromwell Road,London SW7 2RL 16 June – 4 November 2018 Admission £15 (concessions available). SOLD out to the end of...

Tories stripping MS sufferers of mobility

THE TORIES have been stripping sufferers of multiple sclerosis of the vital funds they need to buy mobility scooters and vehicles if they can...

Refurbishment to blame for fire deaths – Fire expert tells Inquiry

FIREFIGHTERS were not to blame for the stay-put strategy in the Grenfell Tower, fire expert Dr Barbara Lane told the Inquiry, it is...

Joint Justice4Grenfell-FBU demonstration

‘THERESA May we don’t trust you, We trust the FBU,’ shouted over 3,000 marchers from Downing Street in London on Saturday. The joint...

Workers must take action to put an end to rail privatisation!

TORY MP Sir Nicholas Soames, grandson of Winston Churchill, told the House of Commons and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling yesterday, that the Rail Industry...

UK arming Israel and supplying it with drones, sniper rifles and...

DURING almost a month of Friday demonstrations in Gaza, called the ‘Great March of Return’, the Israeli army has used snipers to shoot dead...

Safety Before Profits!

SOME 200 railworkers and supporters demonstrated opposite Parliament yesterday morning to mark two years of strikes by the RMT union to Keep the Guard...

Capitalist debt transferred to the poor – McDonnell indicts Spring Statement

‘I AM pleased to report to the House on a UK economy that has grown in every year since 2010,’ Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond...

No end to austerity under the Tories – workers must act...

TORY Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered not so much a Spring Statement to parliament yesterday as a half hour of self-congratulation and boasting about how...

Smash Universal Credit by kicking out the Tories

SINCE Universal Credit was devised over seven years ago, the Tories have gone to great lengths to keep from the public exactly how it...

Kick Tories Out–To Defend NHS! Demand 20,000 Marchers!

MORE than 20,000 nurses, health workers, trade unionists, workers, students and youth marched on Downing Street on Saturday afternoon to demand TUC action to...

220,000 disabled to win back payments

DISABLED people were thrown off benefits in their hundreds of thousands by private assessors Atos and then Capita, and left penniless to face eviction...

Permanent roles not agency! says Unison Renfrewshire

SOCIAL WORK managers in Renfrewshire in Scotland have spent almost £4 million on agency care staff in just five years, figures reveal. Renfrewshire Health and...

Hunt announces EU coalition to patrol Gulf

‘COBRA emergency meetings were held this morning and throughout the weekend. We must now take appropriate action to support the safe passage of vessels...