Days of fury

From Liverpool, Cecília Toledo discusses the rebellions that have struck the most important cities in England in the last few days. By all indications, it was an execution, pure and simple; the English police was conducting one of its constant raids in neighborhoods in predominately black areas of London,...

We will not pay for their crisis

The 30 June strike of four public sector unions (PCS, NUT, UCU, ATL) against the attack on pensions gave a glimpse of the strength of the working class. Many young workers, students and local campaign groups joined the lively demonstrations across the country. There was widespread public support...

Full support to the strikers! Prepare for a general strike!

The co-ordinated strike action on 30 June by civil servants over pensions, jobs and pay and teachers and lecturers over pensions is an important step in the fight against the coalition government's onslaught on all public services. The government's attack portraying the public sector as 'bloated and privileged" is...

Liberal Democrats punished in local elections

The local elections that were held on 5 May showed a dramatic reversal of the fortunes of the Liberal Democrats as they were punished, losing 11 per cent of their vote, for helping the onslaught on student fees, jobs and public services in order to go into the...

Half a Million in London

It was clear in the build up to 26th March that the demonstration was going to be huge. Trade unions across the country had mobilised and chartered trains and coaches for their members and families. The atmosphere on the day was carnival like but it was also powerful and...

Unite communities, students and unions against cuts

When the Labour administration took control in Liverpool last May people voted against the previous Lib Dem policies. Now we have a Labour led council savagely slashing services and jobs. In order to carry out the cuts the Labour group have cobbled together a coalition of Lib Dems, Liberals...

NUS National Demonstration 2010

NUS National Demonstration 2010 click here to watch the video

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...

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