UK

Derailed: how the trains are in deep crisis

This article examines the current state of the railways, rail workers resistance and how we got there.

The London Coalition Against Poverty

This article originally appeared in Direct Action No. 42, Spring 2008, the magazine of the Solidarity Federation, the British section of the International Workers Association. It looks at the formation and practice of the London Coalition Against Poverty.

Ladbrokes staff strike against pay offer

Staff at a Ladbrokes betting call centre on Merseyside are staging a 24-hour walkout in a row over pay.

TV Times - 4 - 10 October 2008

This week's pick is a documentary expose of the appalling and impossible situation troops on active service are placed in.

Eleven London bus garages join strike action

Number 6 bus at Willesden Bus Garage.

Unite members at a further eleven bus garages in London are set to join the 3,500 bus workers who have been taking strike action on Friday 10 and Wednesday 22 October.

The medicalisation of everyday life

NHS doctor and science writer Ben Goldacre writes about bullshit medical research, bogus science reporting, the placebo effect, and everything else from postmodernism to evolutionary psychology.

Learning to live, teaching to fail

This article first appeared in Direct Action No12, Autumn, 1999, the quarterly magazine of the Solidarity Federation analysing the formation of the modern school and arguing for a libertarian alternative.

Titan prisons: "consultation" ends, construction set to begin

With the required political processes out of the way, the building of the 2,500 capacity jails is set to begin.

UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University

UCU Strike

University and College Union (UCU) members at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have voted in favour of strike action on Tuesday 21 October following attacks on campus unions.

Conciliation staff in one hour stoppage over pay

More than 700 members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) working for the conciliation service ACAS took part in a one hour strike on Friday (26 Sep) in a dispute over pay.