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Financial Chaos Coming on London Tube

The RMT's Rick Grogan on the disastrous financial management of London's part-privatised transport system.... [read more]

Is there an alternative to the Labour Party?

Trade unionist Karl Davis looks at comments made by RMT General Secretary Bob Crow who called for the formation of a new political party for workers... [read more]

Racism By Any Other Name Smells

Thomas Riggins reveals the results of a poll conducted by ScienceDaily examining attitudes to the new voter identification laws in the US... [read more]

Mervyn King Comes to Town

Rob Sewell considers the significance of Mervyn King's address to the TUC in Manchester.... [read more]

Keep Tyne and Wear Metro Public, says RMT

Rick Grogan of the Rail Maritime and Transport union on the battle to keep the Tyne and Wear Metro in public hands. ... [read more]

London Tube Violence: Workers Get it in the Neck, Boris to Blame

Rick Grogan on how Boris Johnson's poorly-implemented Tube drink ban meant Underground workers faced abuse, vandalism and violence. ... [read more]

Natural England Loses Credibility

How often will Natural England (NE) be told by judges to release information about the ongoing badger culls?... [read more]

UK – How a Book on Art and Culture Draws Suspicion of Terrorism

The UK it seems has joined the US in its government developing a collective form of acute paranoia... [read more]

U.S. cops kill at 100 times rate of other capitalist countries

How many people are killed every year by the police in the U.S?... [read more]

Labour's chance. Will they take it?

Jim Murphy may speak truer than he knows. Labour is on course for a majority of over 80, with UKIP quite capable of handing scores of Conservative seats to the Lib Dems, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Anti-Palestinism Is Hate Speech

Ahmed Amr examines the acceptable bigotry that pervades the mainstream debate on Israel-Palestine.... [read more]

Support the Tube Cleaners!

After a successful strike last month was followed by a similar action at the start of July, Rick Grogan urges the public to get behind the Tube cleaners.... [read more]