ON Friday 28 April Almost 100 activists and veterans gathered at the Unite the Union London headquarters to remember the events 50 years ago when Greek democracy was again overturned by a ruthless military junta. The colonels brought tanks on to the streets of Athens to prevent elections which looked certain to produce a government […] Read more »
Stuart King reports on the recent Lambeth Library occupation In mid April, shortly after a 10-day occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth, the first cracks appeared in the monolithic Progress run council in Lambeth. Councillor Rachel Heywood issued an open letter entitled “Why I broke ranks” referring to the fact that she marched with […] Read more »
Stuart King gives us a first hand account of the on-going occupation of the Carnegie library in Lambeth. The local council want ot close the library and re-open it with a private gym. DAY 3 – SATURDAY The occupation gives an interview with London Live TV at 9.00am. We got a mention in the Bookseller. […] Read more »
Stuart King reports from the occupation of the Carnegie Library in Lambeth which faced imminent closure by the local council. Lambeth council had planned to lock the doors of Carnegie Library to the public at 6.00.pm on Thursday night. Instead library users refused to leave and vowed to keep the library in the hands of […] Read more »
Inbar Tamari reports from NUT conference In the last two days of conference the union debates and reached important decisions regarding funding education and implementing policies in and out of the union. Inclusion and funding Conference noted how changes in government led to inclusion from being the norm for educating learners with special educational needs […] Read more »
Nick Jones from Leeds NUT reports on conference decisions The NUT voted overwhelmingly to boycott the ill-conceived new literacy and numeracy tests. The standards of children in year 6 (10-11 years) has risen so high that many will fail. The new tests have been brought in with little of or no guidance to assist teachers […] Read more »
Nick Jones from Leeds NUT reports on the struggle against forced academy status for schools Teachers were cheered to hear the permanently bewildered Education Secretary Nicky Morgan heckled and ridiculed at the NASUWT teacher conference. This government is woefully out of touch and educationally illiterate. The National Union of teachers has voted for a mass […] Read more »
Alan Thornett reports on the London meeting called by those on the left who support of an exit vote in the EU referendum. The meeting generated a lively debate amongst the hundred plus people who attended. The platform speakers were Tariq Ali, Lindsey German from Counterfire Liz Payne, chair of the CPB, Harsev Bains from […] Read more »
Jon Duveen of Cambridge Left Unity reports. Read more »
Footage of Saturday’s march in solidarity with refugees. Read more »
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