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NUS leadership has no strategy to win

When the NUS NEC passed a strategy document, supported by NUS president Aaron Porter for the student movement on 10 January, they showed once again that they want to plead…

Vote for NUS left slate

National Union of Students President Aaron Porter will be facing an election challenge at this years NUS conference, as left-wing student activists announced they would group together to form an…

Teachers need national strike now!

Teachers, civil servants and lecturers are set to lose tens of thousands of pounds from their pensions over a lifetime because the government wants to peg them to the retail…

Royal Mail up for sale

The Communication Workers Union has taken to the streets to protest against plans to privatise Royal Mail. The Coalition has broken yet another promise: that private capital would only take…

“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…