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Labour Party: with us or against us?

IN THE MONTHS after the Con-Dem coalition was formed, 30,000 people – fearful for their future – signed up to join the Labour Party. Brown’s departure meant a party leadership contest and…

TUC: leaders without a strategy

The Trade Union Congress called the 26 March demo under the slogans: jobs, growth and justice. Countering the Con-Dems’ rhetoric that that there is no alternative to cuts, the TUC…

Strikes take anticuts fight to next stage

As we go to press, the Universities and Colleges Union is in the middle of a week of strikes. This will culminate on 24 March, when 120,000 further and higher…

“No one’s talking about a general strike”

There is a serious debate going on within the movement about how to beat the cuts, write Jeremy Drinkall and Richard Brenner. Different strategies are being proposed but there is…

Millionaires’ war on services

NEARLY 80 per cent of the Con Dem Coalition cabinet are millionaires, yet their attacks are hitting ordinary people hardest…

Serve the rich, screw the poor – the Tories’ vision for Britain

The Tories are pushing through some of the most dramatic cuts and reforms in living memory, John Bowman explains where they want to take Britain…

Editorial: All together now

Over the next four years the Tories and the Liberal Democrats want to destroy the welfare state as we know it, writes editor Simon Hardy…

Bring down the Tories? Yes we can!

Mandate? No WAY. Cameron and Clegg do not have the voters’ backing for their vicious cuts package – the deepest in British history. Their Coalition only has a majority in…

Post Office staff vote overwhelmingly to strike

Post Office workers have voted a thumping 93% in favour of striking over the lack of a pay rise. The high vote and good turnout (66%) by the 4,000 Communication…

All together for our pensions – UCU lecturers prepare to strike

University lecturers are preparing to strike against a massive attack on their pensions. Across the public sector, the Con-Dem government are tearing up existing pension agreements (see article on Hutton…