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The anti-cuts movement

As we approach the second anniversary of the Coalition government coming to office, the Workers Power 2012 conference reviewed the movement against austerity – not from the viewpoint of passively…

Youth: at the sharp end of Tory Britain

Two years of Tory Britain has taken its toll on young people. Unemployment stands at 20 per cent and rising; for Black youth the figure is pushing 50 per cent.…

Alfie Meadows: drop the charges, put the police in the dock

Sally Turner Monday 26 March was the first day of Alfie Meadows’ trial for ‘violent disorder’ after police beat him into a near-fatal coma – a crime for which no…

Grass Roots Left meets

On Saturday 31 March the elected leaders of Grass Roots Left, a national rank and file grouping in Unite, met in London, writes Paul Silson The first point up for…

Pensions dispute and the left: a tale of backsliding and cover-up

The 28 March strike by London schools and colleges showed just how impressive a nation-wide strike could have been. Around 1,500 schools were shut down or severely disrupted, while almost…

Sparks’ campaign moves on

The electricians’ – or sparks’ – struggle against new contracts on the building sites that would have resulted in a 35 per cent pay cut has led to a stunning…

Vote TUSC against the cuts in May elections

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing a range of candidates from across the unions and campaigns in capital for the Greater London Authority (GLA) elections on 3 May.…

Tanker drivers: the Tories’ new ‘enemy within’

Tanker drivers have a legitimate dispute. If they win, it would destabilise the Tories further. Rebecca Anderson explains that this is why Tory ministers have launched a war against them…

Countdown to Royal Mail privatisation begins

                      On 21 March the European Commission, in charge of regulating competition, approved the Coalition government’s plan to take on…

‘Come dine with Cameron’ scandal

David Cameron must have hoped that the commotion over a threatened tanker drivers’ strike would take the heat off the latest Tory sleaze scandal. Well, he was wrong. In fact,…

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