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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…

The fight for a general strike today

Dave Stockton looks in depth at the call for a general strike in Britain today…

Defence of legal aid is a battle for us all

The Government’s Green Paper on legal aid proposes a set of changes that will destroy this vital public service. The paper proposes that advice and representation will no longer be…

Unions set for strike over pensions

Unions are gearing up to defend public sector pensions in what could be a key battle with the Con-Dems in 2011. The government has condemned the “gold plated” final salary…

Education about discipline and values, not learning, says Gove

Teachers need on-the-job training, not proper education, according to the latest government white paper, The Importance of Teaching. Put forward by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, the document…

Coalition of Resistance sets stage for fightback

The sheer breadth and depth of the cuts has angered hundreds of thousands. Activists across the country have responded with local anti-cuts alliances, organising demos, lobbies and sit-ins, targeting universities,…

Who is Len McCluskey – and will he fight?

Well! In Unite’s leadership election, left-wing candidate Len McCluskey won with over 100,000 votes. Over 50,000 members voted for second-placed Jerry Hicks, who campaigned on a rank and file ticket.…

Stop police brutality

On 9 December thousands of students defied the law, passed by the last Labour government, to march into Parliament Square. The police responded by “kettling” protesters for hours in the…

Introducing REVOLUTION – socialist youth group

The youth movement REVOLUTION has played a leading role in the student protests by organising young people across the country to fight the Tory-Lib Dem cuts. Members have helped to…

Fees fight not over

Now that parliament has voted to increase tuition fees and abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA), the student movement needs to force universities and councils to refuse to implement the…