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NUS National Demonstration 2010

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130,000 Students on 24 November against education cuts

Trade Unionists Support the Student Occupations The mass movement against education cuts continued with a great show of wit, anger and initiative by students on 24 November. School, college and university students came together in actions against the Government plans. Occupations continue and are increasing as plans are underway...

50,000 march in London against attacks on Education

The mass movement begins. The war continues Students, lecturers and education workers mobilised throughout the country to support a national demonstration in London in protest against tuition fees and cuts to colleges and universities jointly organised by the student, university and colleges unions. The Tories and Liberal Democrats are proposing to...

The greatest challenge for over 60 years

The RMT (transport) union called a demonstration on 23rd October in London against the 'austerity' cuts and marched to the headquarters of the TUC demanding immediate action from the TUC (national union federation) against the cuts. The march was supported by the FBU (fire-fighters), the NUT (teachers) and...

On the 2010 British General Election and beyond

  The British General Election of 6th May 2010 has produced a Tory and Liberal Democratic coalition government, the first such coalition since the Tory led coalitions of 1931 to 1945. The media hype over the election campaign did not match the lack of enthusiasm felt by the majority of...

Bill Hunter, Trotskyst and workers’ leader, is 90 years old

The International Socialist League invites you to Celebrate Bill Hunter’s 90th birthday, veteran Trotskyist and workers’ leader. 2-5pm, Saturday 8th May, CASA Hope Street, Liverpool.   Bill was born in 1920 into a miner's family in Durham two years after the end of 1st World War and 6 years before the...

The crisis of the Gordon Brown Government

The Gordon Brown government poured many billions into the banks to head-off a banking run and collapse but is now making cuts against the public services to replace the billions they gave to the banks. Brown and his government are pushing for pay freezes in the private and...

Strikes and election defeats hammer the Labour Government

Workers begin the fight back   The most widespread strikes since Labour came to power in 1997 took place on 24th April 2008 by public sector workers, with more than 50 marches and rallies taking place across the country in opposition to the government's pay policy. This included the first national...

Labour Party’s Ten Years of betrayals

Blair was forced to stand down on 27 June because opposition to his policies has been building for years. Both Blairite and Brownite backbench MPs demanded he announce last autumn that he would go within a year- they feared he was becoming unelectable. They were correct! Labour lost 500...

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