Whether ballot results are in, or unions still await them, it is becoming clear that Thursday 30 June will be a nationally co-ordinated day of strikes opposing public sector cuts. It is shaping up to be a decisive test for the movement argues Alex Snowdon.
Graphic showing the vast scale of the Bank bailouts compared to estimates of benefit fraud for the last ten years
As public sector unions prepare for a day of coordinated strike action in defence of pensions on June 30th Alex Snowdon looks the state of the union movement.
The Children’s Heart Unit at Leeds faces closure as part of a rationalisation exercise - with services being transferred to Newcastle or Leicester. John Westmoreland argues that no child should be forced to travel miles to receive treatment.
A first hand account of last night's dramatic riots and police aggression in Stokes Croft, Bristol.
The government's drive to wreck education continues. In Doncaster, the council has a hit list of seven schools that it wants to close, but the local community has other ideas.
Nothing blows a hole in the well spun Tory propaganda like their decision to close libraries. The hollow promise to defend frontline services is shown to be an utter lie.
Ed Miliband has rightly called the Con-Dems’ decision to close up to 350 libraries ‘cultural vandalism’. He got the phrase from children’s author Alan Gibbons who has achieved widespread support for his work in building a national campaign to oppose library closures, The Campaign for the Book.
Lindsey German interviewed on international TV station Russia Today about the Britain's student rebellion and the wave of resistance to austerity sweeping Europe.
Cartoonist Chris Bird's take on the actions of a violent minority guilty of wrecking property and endangering human life in the pursuit of a political agenda rejected by the majority of voters.
At school our history lessons teach us that single individuals can change the world. The lesser told story is how mass action fells governments, prevents wars and wins democratic rights.
University of London Union president Clare Solomon debates with Tory MP Roger Gale on the Jeremy Vine show on: How do we view the student demonstrations? Were they a reawakening of political activism or just mindless violence?