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Housing charity workers strike for a week to defend their services

Housing charity workers strike for a week to defend their services

St Mungo's workers protest in defence of their services Photo: Unite

Unite members at the housing charity St Mungo’s Broadway will be taking seven full days of strike action beginning at 8am Friday morning. Unite Convenor Adam Lambert explains why.

St Mungo's workers protest in defence of their services Photo: Unite

St Mungo’s workers protest in defence of their services. Photo: Unite

We are taking action due to attacks on terms on conditions that have been imposed by new management. This is possibly set to be the biggest strike…

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Is Leninism dead?

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Phil Gasper member of the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and is editor of The Communist Manifesto: A Road Map to History’s Most Important Political Document continues a discussion on Leninism, responding to a recent article from Ian Birchall.

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What, if anything, do revolutionary socialists today have to learn from the experience and legacy of Vladimir Lenin and the…

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Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

Why a university finally stood up to misogyny

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Last week the men’s rugby club at LSE was closed down for a year after producing a sexist and homophobic leaflet. Lois JC considers why the university finally took action, after years doing nothing to oppose the club’s racism and bigotry.

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Photo: J^^J, flickr

As a former student of the London School of Economics (LSE) I was, unfortunately, not surprised to hear that members of the men’s rugby club…

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Why Labour should be worried about Clacton

Why Labour should be worried about Clacton

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Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses UKIP’s success in Thursday’s two by-elections.

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Photo: Steve Calcott, flickr

One of the peculiarities of mainstream political chatter is its tendency to seize on the unexpected and discount long-term predictable trends. The response to last night’s by-elections is a case in point: UKIP’s Douglas Carswell was expected to win in Clacton, so no surprises there, but the…

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Public sector strikes suspended: proposed council deal offers little

Public sector strikes suspended: proposed council deal offers little

Photo: Marcus Rose for Unison, flickr

The local government and tube strikes set for next Tuesday have been called off, though the new deal on offer to council workers is little better than the previous one.

Photo: Marcus Rose for Unison, flickr

Photo: Marcus Rose for Unison, flickr

Two key public sector strikes planned for Tuesday 14 October have been cancelled by the unions involved. The local government workers’ strike by over 1.5 million Unison, GMB and Unite members…

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America: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

America: Two Cheers for Marriage Equality

White woman and black man hold placard reading "Not long ago our marriage was illegal: be on the right side of history"

Colin Wilson is celebrating big gains for same-sex marriage in the US – but increased LGBT equality in the context of neo-liberal America is raising issues around race and class.

White woman and black man hold placard reading "Not long ago our marriage was illegal: be on the right side of history"

Photo: Elvert Barnes, flickr

This week has seen a striking victory for American campaigners for LGBT equality. On Monday the Supreme Court decided not to hear appeals from five states that sought to uphold bans on…

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Making the Palestinians the scapegoats for Nazi crimes

Making the Palestinians the scapegoats for Nazi crimes

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In part five of his series on Zionism, imperialism and the Palestinians Neil Rogall looks at the lead up to the Nakba and how the west used the establishment of the state of Israel to absolve themselves of Nazi crimes. 

The defeat of the 1936-39 uprising left the Palestinians exhausted and leaderless. Recovery would take decades. They were totally unprepared for the crisis that followed the war.…

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Public sector strikes: a guide to who’s on strike when and why

Public sector strikes: a guide to who’s on strike when and why

PCS workers reach Trafalgar Square on the 10th July strike day (Photo by Steve Eason)

Next week will see groups of workers from across the public sector taking industrial action in defence of pay and services. The week will culminate with trade union demonstrations in London and Glasgow on Saturday. Amy Gilligan rounds up who’s taking action when.

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Monday 13 October

Who’s on strike?

NHS workers – nurses, porters, midwives - across England will be taking part in a four hour strike…

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GMB members strike at TSSA

GMB members strike at TSSA

Photo: Kate Wasilewska

Adam DC reports

Photo: Kate Wasilewska

Photo: Kate Wasilewska

Management at the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) have written to of the union’s organisers indicating they do not have an assured role in their new organisation. 30 staff out of a total workforce of 50 in total are being told they will have to go through an assessment in order to reapply for their own jobs.

Staff at the union, organised by…

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Review: Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Review: Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

One of Iwan Baan's pictures of the Torre De David in Caracas.

Olivia Arigho Stiles reviews a new exhibition at the Barbican.

One of Iwan Baan's pictures of the Torre De David in Caracas.

One of Iwan Baan’s pictures of the Torre De David in Caracas.

The Barbican’s new exhibition explores the relationship between photography and architecture in the epoch of modernity.  The exhibition is testament to the enduring power of the city (for here it is urban architecture which predominates) in the artistic imagination,…

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Bassem Chit, 1979–2014
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