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1,400 University of Bristol students on rent strike

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OVER 1,400 students at the University of Bristol are participating in an ongoing rent strike to protest against the University’s Covid-19 response. This constitutes...

Youth from poor backgrounds hit hardest by coronavirus pandemic

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YOUNG people, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, have had their earnings and job prospects hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, adding to fears...

Tories responsible for deaths in care homes and amongst NHS workers...

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THIS week, the Tories’ criminal liability for the deaths of thousands of health care workers, the elderly and the disabled was revealed in two...

‘Police violence is not situational it is endemic’ – ACLU

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OVER the past few days new police shootings of black men confirmed a warning from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that ‘significant racial...

‘Do not resuscitate’ care homes scandal – Professor Leary demands investigation

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A STARTLING new report published by the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) states that during the peak of the pandemic people in care homes were...

Scrap Coronavirus Act – Liberty

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Liberty is calling for the Coronavirus Act 2020 to be scrapped, highlighting that it contains sweeping powers that continue to threaten basic civil rights...

Striking parallels between US police brutality and Israeli violence against Palestinians

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IN A world of depleting resources and contracting economies, states are preparing for future uprisings by a growing underclass. It is hard to ignore the...

Government Fails To Meet The NEU’s Five Tests

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OVER 1,200 members of the National Education Union (NEU) – all of whom are teachers who work in special school settings with children, many...

‘Shell’s presence in Nigeria has led to environmental degradation, corruption and...

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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell held a closed, online annual general meeting yesterday because of the coronavirus crisis. IndustriALL submitted questions to the company on...

LGA Warns ‘Extreme Cost-Cutting’ Is Destroying All Services!

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THE LOCAL Government Association’s (LGA) Richard Watts has written to Tory Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick (of the two houses) warning against ‘extreme cost-cutting’...

British surgeon training Palestinian doctors in complex limb reconstruction

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BY PETER OBORNE & JAN-PETER WESTAD From Middle East Eye TERENCE English is a celebrated British surgeon. In 1979 he performed the first successful heart...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

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THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...

Universal Credit can’t be fixed: Abolish it along with the Tories!

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THE TORY government suffered a defeat in the courts this week when the court of appeal dismissed a challenge by the Department for Work...

Ban Pay ‘Gagging Clauses’ Says TUC

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NEARLY a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new TUC/GQR polling published...

Doctors Pensions Victory – Presumption Of Guilt Proposal Is Outlawed By...

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THE BMA doctors’ union secured a high court victory on Friday over controversial changes made by the Tory secretary of state for health and...

‘The UK is deliberately preventing child refugees from being with their...

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The UK government is deliberately and destructively preventing child refugees from being with their families, Amnesty International UK, the Refugee Council and Save the...

2.7% Fare Hike – Amidst Rail Chaos

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COMMUTERS were up in arms yesterday as above inflation 2.7% increases in rail fares set in, while services across the country have been in...

Debt bondage, sub-poverty wages and appalling health and safety in Brazil’s...

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A NEW INVESTIGATION into the Brazilian coffee industry has uncovered debt bondage, sub-poverty wages, sub-standard housing, water and sanitation facilities and appalling health and...

Iranian Navy to hold joint war games with Russia and China...

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THE COMMANDER of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, announced on Tuesday that his country’s naval forces are due to hold joint war...

‘After years of fighting SA domestic workers are closer to being...

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‘ANYTHING can happen,’ says domestic worker Florence Sosiba. ‘I am sitting here in the house. A criminal can come. I am the victim. My...

Rail Guards Strike

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RAIL UNION RMT is taking strike action today in defence of Guards’ jobs on West Midlands Trains. The union has called on the government to...

McDonnell pledges £500bn investment – as deputy leader Watson quits

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‘WE STAND in the best tradition of British socialism,’ Shadow Chancellor Labour’s John McDonnell said to cheers, outlining yesterday Labour’s economic policy for the...

Universal Credit: ‘Cruel and flawed’ – says Unite

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A bombshell report and survey of nearly 1,200 claimants by the union Unite lays bare the misery caused by the roll-out of Universal Credit. The...

Keep a guard on every train! – RMT leader Mick Cash...

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RMT members at Waterloo Station were picketing South Western Railway yesterday morning as part of their ongoing fight to keep a guard on every...

RMT steps up the fight for workplace justice & insists every...

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FOLLOWING his re-election this week as general secretary of specialist rail and transport union RMT for a further five-year term, Mick Cash is insisting...

3,000+ refugees have been on hunger strike in detention centres since...

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THE HOME Office itself has produced figures showing that more than 3,000 refugees and asylum seekers have been on hunger strike in the last...

STATE SPYING: Police launch facial recognition app – UN slams state...

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SOUTH Wales Police have launched a facial recognition app which is to be installed on their officers’ phones, prompting human rights campaigners Liberty to...

PCS Calls For Universal Credit To Be Smashed!

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‘THROUGH our Universal Credit Fact Versus Fiction campaign, PCS is exposing the massive problems with a system that we say needs to be scrapped...

Tshwane bus workers strike gridlocks city centre

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SOUTH Africa’s administrative capital Tshwane (Pretoria) was gridlocked for a second day on Tuesday as bus drivers disabled their vehicles and the City insisted...

Another 10,000 to be driven onto UC – After Rudd drives...

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AS OF TODAY, ten thousand people on the old benefits system will be forced onto Universal Credit (UC) in a ‘pilot study’ in Harrogate,...

Chicago Nurses Demonstrate Against Unsafe Working Conditions!

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NURSES at the University of Chicago Medical Centre (UCMC) demonstrated against unsafe working conditions and inadequate staffing levels at a rally organised by the...

Parliament & Peterloo Exhibition

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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!’

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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!

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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!

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‘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!

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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

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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!

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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...