The education system in this country is failing our kids – the increasing privatisation which starves schools of resources and teachers is widening the gulf between the most privileged in society and the poorest. These cuts most severely affect the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, namely the 4 million children living in poverty, but … Continue reading School exclusion creates prisoners, not reformed pupils
Kent property tycoon Fergus Wilson, who owns hundreds of houses and flats, has increased the rent of some 400 tenants by £50 within an hour of the Bank of England’s 0.25% interest rate rise. The rent rise is equivalent to a hike of 10% for tenants who were paying rents of £500 a month. Earlier … Continue reading Property tycoon hikes rent 10%
The Greek government announced last month the official end of the “support” program of the European Stability Mechanism (EMS). The 10-year-long memorandum has successfully turned Greece into a debt colony, dismantling the state welfare system to the benefit of the EU/IMF bosses and the local dependent bourgeoisie and condemning the Greek working class to misery … Continue reading Barbaric Greek austerity: a model for Britain?
The receptionists, porters, postroom workers and security guards whose workplace is the University of London have but one simple request. They want to have the same rights at work as those enjoyed by other UoL workers, including the right to bargain collectively with their de facto employer, the UoL. Yet this modest demand has set … Continue reading University of London workers strike a blow against the outsourcing racket
Staff and patients at the Whittington Hospital, as well as the broader working-class community in the North London boroughs of Islington and Haringey, are celebrating a third win in their ongoing war of attrition with the hospital board over closures, cuts and privatisation. The Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition, launched some eight years ago, has … Continue reading Score now 3-nil to Whittington Hospital campaigners
It is said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Or maybe three. That at some point you and your family will need medical help. That's why British workers still overwhelmingly support our NHS, which lends a helping hand to all, and a lifeline to those of us who need it - … Continue reading The conspiracy to abolish the NHS – and how to stop it
Well done to everyone who joined us to demonstrate against war in Syria on Friday. Comrades also held demonstrations across the country on Sunday in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, and Manchester, and are joining many others. Although touted as a "one-off" strike to chide Assad for the fictional chemical attack in Douma, we know it is … Continue reading Nato war criminals: hands off Syria!
Join us outside Downing Street, 6pm, Friday 13 April, to show that there is public opposition to the growing bellicose threats of war. Register on Facebook. No war with Syria! No war with Russia! Stand up against war, before it's too late! Britain is playing a dangerous game that could see us plunged into WWIII. … Continue reading No war with Syria! No war with Russia! Anti-war demo 6pm Friday 13 April, Downing St
SUPPORT THE DOCKLANDS STRIKERS! SHAREHOLDERS GET RICHER, BUT WORKERS & PUBLIC SUFFER OUTSOURCING TO BLAME YET AGAIN IN THE CHAOS OF PRIVATISATION The cleaners and security staff working on the Docklands Light Railway are back out on strike again in their continuing battle for fair pay, negotiated rostered hours and an end to numerous workplace … Continue reading End privatisation of the DLR!
Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia and defense minister in charge of the war in Yemen, arrived in Britain on Wednesday for a three-day state visit, heralded by 300 billboards in the capital proclaiming that he is "bringing change to Saudi Arabia". Salman is obviously keen to discuss the … Continue reading Saudi warmonger warmly received by British masters