Tag: privatisation

Train

Soggy trains

Workers have begun a month of strike action to #KeepTheGuardOnTheTrain on South Western Railway. Mike Haynes explains the absurdities of our privatised rail network.

Academies suck… money and life out of our schools

A key dispute in the battle against education privatisation has been unfolding at John Roan school in Greenwich. Support staff will be on strike again next week.

What chance of justice from an online court?

The government is developing plans to move many court hearings online. Dave Renton argues that that the proposals mean privatisation, job losses and exclusion...

Derailing neoliberalism

As Southern Rail workers once again go on strike, we republish this interview with Tom Haines-Doran, a researcher on rail privatisation at Manchester University.
Chicago teachers' rally 1 April 2016, banners read "Strike 4 Justice, Fight For Funding" and "Rock Beats Scissors, Solidarity Beats Cuts"

Academisation and the Chicago teachers’ strikes

It is really important and positive that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference was so determined to strike against the Tories' plans to...

Why I’m cycling to Paris

John Walker explains why he's setting off on his bike to the COP21 in Paris. Along with around 130 other people, I will be cycling to join...

The right to water: an interview with Mike Gonzalez

Mike Gonzalez and Marienella Yanes are the authors of The Last Drop: The Politics of Water (Pluto: 2015). Mike talked to Nick Evans about the...

Will the NHS survive another winter?

Mark Boothroyd, co-ordinator of the Four-to-One campaign which is calling for the introduction of nurse-to-patient ratios in the NHS, discusses the crisis in the NHS and...

The crisis in homecare

By civilised standards people living longer should be something to celebrate. But in the twisted logic of neoliberalism it is regarded instead as a...

Battles in Bromley

Four hundred people marched in Bromley this weekend over cuts to the council. Paul Summers reports: Four hundred people marched this Saturday (13 June) as part...

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Crowd with banners and 'Strike' lettering

University strikes escalate from Monday

UCU and EIS members are briefly returning to work before escalating their strike on Monday. rs21 reports from the higher education strike around Britain. Most of the striking universities plan to be out for four days next week and all of the following week. Building up the solidarity is vital to support this escalation.

Bolivia after the coup

The re-capture of power in Bolivia by traditional elites, backed by US imperialism, has legitimised racism and a wave of repression. But the MAS may be beginning a process of democratic renewal.

Solidarity needs rebuilding, urgently

The university strikes provide an opportunity to relearn traditions of collective solidarity which strengthen both the strikers and those giving solidarity.
Call centre

What a way to make a living | A former call centre worker

A former temporary employee with an educational charity reports on her time in the customer services call centre.

University strikes resume: day 1

The latest wave of strikes for pensions, pay, equality and against casualization and unsafe workloads began today (20 February 2020). We bring you some initial reports.
Crowd with banners, placards and flags

Video: Stop the deportations – end the Windrush scandal

Ian Allinson reports from a rally in Manchester against deportations, the hostile environment and the mistreatment of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Support the UK’s biggest ever HE strikes

From Thursday 20 February, workers across the higher education sector will be taking strike action over pensions, pay, equality, casualisation and workloads.

Report: The China Question conference

David Brophy reports on The China Question conference in Brooklyn.
Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.
Vernon Dalhart

Music of the people: Country & Western

Mitch Mitchell (‘the Fenland Kid’) is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of Country and Western.

Highlights

Chief Howihkat (Freda Huson) in ceremony while the RCMP raid the Unist'ot'en camp to enforce the Coastal GasLink injunction

Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en!

As Canada’s rail network is shut down by indigenous and allied land defenders, the struggle against a fracking pipeline project on Wet’suwet’en territory has received international attention.

Reject the Ten Pledges

Sai Englert argues that the ten pledges represent a continuation of an attack on the left and the Palestine solidarity movement, rather than a serious attempt to tackle antisemitism in Britain.
Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.