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Birmingham council strikes loom

Birmingham City Council has announced that £300 million will be cut from the budget over the next four years. This will involve the loss of 7,116 full time jobs, that…

Council crisis: jobs and services in firing line

Council crisis: jobs and services in firing line

Across the country, local councillors are voting on job cuts and the destruction of much needed services. At the same time, hundreds, sometimes thousands demonstrate outside, trying to block or…

Tories plan to wreck NHS

The Conservative whitepaper, “Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS”, is designed to transfer control for £80 billion pounds of the NHS budget to the private health sector. It means the…

“Who’s afraid of the general strike” | Jeremy Drinkall’s industrial overview

“No one was talking about a general strike.” This is how Brendan Barber opened his account of the 28 January TUC summit to a BBC radio interviewer. How odd, I…

We can break this government too – and we must | editorial

The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have inspired millions of people around the world. In Tunisia mass demonstrations routed the police of dictator Ben Ali – then a general strike…

A general strike is the way to beat this government

The November-December demonstrations by school and university students blew away the stifling atmosphere that had built up within the Labour movement like a cold but bracing wind. So when young…

National Shop Stewards Network splits

The crisis inside the national Shop Stewards Network has come to a head and resulted in the inevitable parting of the ways between the Socialist Party on the one hand…

Tories drive ahead with austerity plan despite faltering economy

David Cameron announced it was full steam ahead with the government spending cuts after it was announced that the economy had worsened. Why? Because the government aims to slash wages…

Coalition of Resistance: National Council agrees to fight ALL the cuts

Coalition of Resistance: National Council agrees to fight all the cuts Andrew Burgin of Stop the War opened the first meeting of the National Council with a statement of solidarity…

Anger at Labour council boils over at launch meeting of Camden United Against the Cuts

The council room of Camden Town Hall was packed out on the evening of Monday 10 January for the launch meeting of Camden United Against the Cuts. Camden’s financial crisis…