Campaigners in west London mark the closure of two A&E facilities – pictures

(photo report by Steve Eason) The A&E departments at Hammersmith hospital and Central Middlesex hospital were shut down on Wednesday as part of a programme of "improvements" recommended by the Clinical Commissioning Group. To mark the...

Kes: a tale for our times. Remembering Barry Hines.

Barry Hines, the author of such books as A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, has died aged 76. Colin Revolting offers an appreciation of his seminal work. Kes, or A Kestral...

A sunny success for the People’s Assembly

Anindya Bhattacharyya writes: Saturday's march through central London was a test for the People's Assembly Against Austerity's – the first time it had organised a national march primarily through its own resources, rather than putting...

Left lifted by surprise win for Free Education motion at NUS conference

Amy Gilligan from Cambridge University rs21 reports from NUS conference LEFT ACTIVISTS were happy after a surprise win after a tense NUS conference vote this morning. A motion supporting free education passed, committing the union to...

Review: Strike for America

Tomorrow over a million public sector workers will go on strike. Amy Gilligan reviews Micah Uetricht's recent book Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity which looks at how teachers in Chicago organised and...

How the rulers of Rotherham betrayed their children

The report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham documents appalling abuse. But even more shocking is the failure of councillors, council managers and police to do anything to address a problem they have known...

SOAS is shut down in protest at union rep’s suspension, cuts and marketisation

Nilüfer Erdem and Will Searby report from SOAS where students and workers have shut down the campus in central London in response to management suspending Unison rep Sandy Nicoll and £6.5million of cuts.  Valerie Amos,...

London FE colleges hit by six strikes

UCU members in Further Education report on strikes that took place across London yesterday Seven London Further Education colleges took coordinated strike action yesterday against course closures and massive job cuts. Members of the University...

Tories trouble families

Caliban asks how did the Tories' Troubled Families project aimed at addressing what they saw as the cause of the 2011 riots get on?  Five years since the riots this week. Interesting fact- you remember...

Report from the Free University of Lahore

The Free University of Lahore reports on the continued censorship about the thousands of Baloch who have gone missing or been brutally murdered in southwest Pakistan. Recently, the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan came...