UK

Taking refuge in struggle: protests and hunger strikes in four asylum seeker detention centres across the UK

Harmondsworth IRC

A wave of protests and repression has spread across the UK's expansive asylum seeker detention complex, with four centres reporting unrest thus far. Detainee support groups report hunger strikes, sitdown protests and a flurry of organising in Harmondsworth, Colnbrook, Brook House and Campsfield, against both their lack of legal recourse and the squalid conditions in the detention centres.

Never Mind the Bankers...Some thoughts on the UK Crisis

A working paper on some thoughts we've gathered about the current stage of crisis and current phase of struggle in the UK.

Public sector outsourcing and class warfare

An investigation into the ways in which outsourcing and the threat of outsourcing is used as a weapon of class warfare and labour discipline in the public sector, as well as possible tactics for fighting back.

Solidarity Federation wins unpaid wages in Newcastle

Just in time for May Day, another pay packet win for SolFed - this time it's Newcastle Local's turn.

A sideways look: Tony Benn

A brief look at the legacy of Tony Benn.

Dispatches for the New York Tribune: selected journalism of Karl Marx

Karl Marx is arguably the most famous political philosopher of all time, but he was also one of the great foreign correspondents of the nineteenth century. Drawing on his eleven-year tenure at the New York Tribune (which began in 1852), this completely new collection presents Marx's writings on an abundance of topics, from issues of class and state to world affairs. Particularly moving pieces highlight social inequality and starvation in Britain, while others explore his groundbreaking views on the slave and opium trades. Throughout, Marx's fresh perspective on nineteenth-century events reveals a social consciousness that remains inspiring to this day.

Community champions and other crack - Report after working as a caretaker on an East London housing estate

This report was written after a year working as a caretaker on a notorious housing estate in East London.

Brick Lane 1978: the events and their significance - Kenneth Leech

Scanned PDF booklet about the events in Brick Lane, in London's East End, in 1978, where Bengali youths and anti-racists clashed with the National Front, amid a surge in racist violence.

A sideways look: Bob Crow

Bob Crow

A look at the recently deceased union leader, Bob Crow.

The strange case of the Huddersfield Two

A belated report regarding the arrest and trial of two Huddersfield anarchists at a bedroom tax protest last year.