A rout for the parties of austerity – an opportunity for the left

The Greek elections have demonstrated a massive popular rejection of the governing parties who support the EU-IMF austerity memorandum that has caused so much suffering to ordinary Greek people over the last two years. New Democracy (ND), which won 33.5 per cent in 2009, is in first place with 18.9 per cent, a loss of […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2012

The battle of Downhills – no to Academies!

Staff and parents at Downhills Primary School have launched an impressive campaign to fight the Department of Educations attempt to force the community school into becoming an academy, writes Rachel Brooks

Workers Power  ·  23 January 2012

New report in ‘cuts cause poverty’ shock

Have you noticed that the Con-Dems’ have stopped insisting ‘we’re all this together’? A new report showing child poverty rates spiralling as cuts hit the poorest families hardest might help explain why. The report, published by the Campaign to End Child Poverty tells a tale of two cities in Leeds. Child poverty rates in the […]

Workers Power  ·  14 January 2012

15 October: Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

The global day of indignation against banks and pro-business politicians was an enormous success. A new movement has been born.

Dave Stockton  ·  19 October 2011

TUC day of action could see millions strike

Millions are going on strike against government cuts but to see success we need to keep the pressure on the union tops, writes John Bowman

Workers Power  ·  16 September 2011

Militant action can reverse Con-Dem education reforms

A year after students took to the streets, the fight for the future of education in Britain continues. As young people are confronted with few university places and even fewer job opportunities, the need to integrate the education and the anti-cuts movement becomes even more urgent, writes Joana Ramiro

Workers Power  ·  31 August 2011

Bombardier jobs massacre – unions must resist!

Over 1,400 jobs are being cut at train manufacturer Bombardier, but Unite is failing to organise resistance, writes M J Cook

Workers Power  ·  08 July 2011

The fight is on! Mass strikes planned for 30 June

Around 750,000 workers will be taking strike action on 30 June. Whilst the media and government go crazy with anger we need to prepare to make the strikes solid and massive – writes Simon Hardy

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2011

Profit fuels rural bus cuts

John Bowden reports for Oxford Save Our Services on the murky world of big transport, and how major bus companies are using the cuts to justify killing local services. Read it here…

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2011

Fact and fiction: politics behind the deficit debate

Are the cuts about ideology or necessity? Many on the left have argued they have more to do with Tory politics than raw economic necessity, a case put forcefully by journalist and blogger Johann Hari. Richard Brenner puts forward an alternative perspective

Workers Power  ·  26 April 2011

Millionaires’ war on services

NEARLY 80 per cent of the Con Dem Coalition cabinet are millionaires, yet their attacks are hitting ordinary people hardest

Workers Power  ·  25 March 2011

Serve the rich, screw the poor – the Tories’ vision for Britain

The Tories are pushing through some of the most dramatic cuts and reforms in living memory, John Bowman explains where they want to take Britain

Workers Power  ·  25 March 2011

The big Tory sell-off

“We are not the same old Conservative Party. We have changed. We are a party for the mainstream majority.” This is how David Cameron lied his way into Downing Street, writes Jeremy Drinkall

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2011

Benefits overhaul will punish unemployed and disabled people

The government has stepped up its war on the poor with planned restructuring of benefits, which will see many of the UK’s poorest worse off, writes Keith Spencer

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2011

50,000 NHS jobs to go

The TUC, has obtained figures from 185 hospitals, 126 primary care, 23 ambulance and 54 mental health trusts showing 53,150 NHS job cuts in the next four years, writes Mark Booth.

Workers Power  ·  01 March 2011

Council crisis: jobs and services in firing line

Across the country, local councillors are voting on job cuts and the destruction of much needed services. At the same time, hundreds, sometimes thousands demonstrate outside, trying to block or slow down proceedings in the council chambers. Both sides know this could mark the beginning of a mass movement against the cuts. The job losses […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

Tories plan to wreck NHS

The Conservative whitepaper, “Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS”, is designed to transfer control for £80 billion pounds of the NHS budget to the private health sector. It means the end of the NHS as a publicly owned and operated service, and its transformation into little more than a brand name, which health corporations will […]

Workers Power  ·  06 February 2011

Tories drive ahead with austerity plan despite faltering economy

David Cameron announced it was full steam ahead with the government spending cuts after it was announced that the economy had worsened. Why? Because the government aims to slash wages and services irrespective of the economics damage, writes Keith Spencer The UK economy contracted by 0.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2010, it […]

Workers Power  ·  20 January 2011

Defence of legal aid is a battle for us all

The Government’s Green Paper on legal aid proposes a set of changes that will destroy this vital public service. The paper proposes that advice and representation will no longer be available to all under civil legal aid. This includes most family and many housing cases, immigration, clinical negligence and education law. There are three main […]

Workers Power  ·  01 January 2011

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