- Administrators demand additional fee hikes in British universities November 7, 2013
The Universities UK organisation, representing vice-chancellors, is calling for a hike in tuition fees beyond the current £9,000 level.
- UK teaching unions call off strike action November 5, 2013
The calling off of a national teachers’ strike exposes the role of Britain’s pseudo-left groups, who have provided a crucial cover for the trade union bureaucracy.
- UK lecturers and academic staff stage one-day national strike November 2, 2013
Rallies were held in major cities throughout England and Scotland.
- Top British educational advisor insists achievement is genetically determined October 31, 2013
Pseudo-science is being promoted by the government to assert that working class children are genetically incapable of learning at a high level.
- Third regional teachers’ strike in UK October 19, 2013
The end game of the coalition government’s assault on education is forcing schools to become self-governing academies as a step towards the privatisation of education.
- UK teachers: “Something needs to change in the way we oppose the government” October 19, 2013
One teacher told the WSWS, “The government wants to impose longer hours for less pay.”
- UK teachers in regional strikes as unions seek accommodation with government October 4, 2013
Teachers across several English regions struck this week in the latest action to protest government attacks on their pay, conditions and pension rights.
- UK regional teachers strike provides no answers October 4, 2013
The teachers unions’ rally in Cambridge during Tuesday’s regional strike demonstrated the role of the unions and their pseudo-left supporters in preventing a united mobilisation of teachers against th …
- UK teaching unions announce limited strike action September 23, 2013
Concerned that opposition will develop outside of their control, the UK’s teaching unions are organizing a token show of resistance as the coalition government presses ahead with yet another round of …
- New testing regime to be imposed on British schoolchildren July 30, 2013
The plan outlined by the British government is aimed at imposing a selective class-based education system.
- Osborne’s Autumn statement: Recovery for UK business means poverty for the working class December 7, 2013Labour made immediate moves to go further than the Tories in pledging its commitment to austerity measures.
- Union-organized fast food worker action promotes Democratic Party December 7, 2013On Thursday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and affiliated groups organized over 100 protests and demonstrations in cities across the United States.
- Why imperialism mourns Mandela December 7, 2013Governments that once denounced Nelson Mandela as a “terrorist” and supported the Apartheid regime that sentenced him to life imprisonment now hail him as a global icon of peace and reconciliation.
- Israel’s Netanyahu weakened by US shift on Iran/Syria December 7, 2013It is the fear that Tehran could become a crucial US ally whose usefulness would outweigh its own that lies behind Netanyahu’s rage over the Geneva deal.
- Biden in South Korea reaffirms “absolute” US commitment to “pivot to Asia” December 7, 2013“America is a Pacific power, a resident Pacific power, and we are going nowhere—nowhere,” Biden declared.
- Millionaire offers $5 million in support of plan to spin off the Detroit Institute of Arts December 7, 2013Ultra-wealthy individuals and foundations are seeking to privatize the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
- New Zealand calls for “constructive dialogue” on Chinese air defence zone December 7, 2013The government’s response reflects the dilemma facing the ruling class as it seeks to balance between its chief trading partner, China, and its longstanding ally, the US.
- Former Guantánamo prisoner David Hicks speaks with the World Socialist Web Site December 7, 2013Hicks talks about the legal campaign to overturn his bogus terrorism conviction and his concerns about the escalating attacks on democratic rights.
- More whistleblowers emerge in Australia’s Timor spying scandal December 7, 2013The Abbott government is intensifying the drive to shut down East Timor’s legal case and prevent further public exposure of the surveillance network.
- Alberta mounts sweeping attack on workers’ rights December 7, 2013Alberta’s Conservative government rammed two draconian anti-worker laws through the provincial legislature this past week, as part of its drive to cut public sector workers’ wages and pensions.
- Osborne’s Autumn statement: Recovery for UK business means poverty for the working class December 7, 2013