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UK: Labour leader Corbyn kowtows yet again to the party’s right wing
27 March 2017
Corbyn has acquiesced to the latest right-wing smear campaign against Momentum, an organization founded largely to support his leadership.

A socialist response to Brexit
25 March 2017
Brexit, Trump and the ongoing fracturing of the EU along national lines are all rooted in the irreconcilable contradiction of capitalism that twice in the 20th century plunged Europe and the world int

Fujitsu strikers at UK sites speak about their dispute
25 March 2017
WSWS reporters told pickets about the case of the 13 framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India, who have been sentenced to life in prison.

Westminster attacker was known to British intelligence
24 March 2017
Much remains unclear about the terror attack on Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament in London that left five people dead and at least 40 others injured.

Fujitsu UK workers strike to protest job losses, attacks on pay and pensions
24 March 2017
The job losses in the UK and Ireland—to be staggered over the next 12 to 18 months—are part of 3,300 redundancies planned throughout Europe in a restructuring operation.

The real legacy of Martin McGuiness: Sectarianism and austerity
24 March 2017
McGuinness’s evolution from gunman to bourgeois politician was not a break from his republican principles, but the outcome of the petty-bourgeois nationalist perspective of republicanism.

UK judges overturn murder conviction of war criminal Alexander Blackman
23 March 2017
The ruling comes after campaigns by the media and sections of the army to exonerate Blackman in order to cultivate a climate justifying further imperialist wars.

Five confirmed dead, 40 injured in terror attack in London
23 March 2017
The ruling elite in Britain and internationally were quick to make political capital from the appalling event.

UK: Bournemouth Intermediate Care Services axes staff
22 March 2017
The discharging of staff in Bournemouth is a sign that further decimation of services are on the horizon in 44 areas throughout England.

Rising food and fuel prices driving millions more Britons into poverty
22 March 2017
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that between 2008 and 2015, those classed as living below the Minimum Income Standard had risen by 4 million.

Vote “no” to the ASLEF sell-out deal at UK’s Southern GTR rail!
22 March 2017
Another “no” vote in opposition to the ASLEF/Southern deal would represent a powerful blow against the plans by the train companies and government to impose DOO.

UK budget steps up attacks on education
21 March 2017
On budget day, Conservative Education Secretary Justine Greening was heckled by head teachers as she spoke at an Association of School and College Leaders meeting.