The Great Pension Dispute of 2018: How the Bosses and the Union Officials Hoodwinked the Rank and File
April 22nd: In any trade union dispute but particularly in high profile large trade union disputes, the rank and file have two enemies to defeat, one external and one internal.
April 19th: A new housing co-op for low-income activists in Oxford (one of the least affordable cities in the UK) is facing huge difficulties after being asked for an additional £50,000 in stamp duty by the tax authorities, under rules brought in in 2012 and 2014.
April 16th: This text was written by Leila Al Shami: a British Syrian whose been involved in human rights and social justice struggles in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East since 2000.
April 10th: Elio Di Muccio writes on the encouraging strength of recent strike action and the potential for a more radical attack against the long programme of marketisation which has afflicted higher education.
April 8th: Cuddly Jeremy’s fight to turn the Labour Party into a red blooded socialist party has some way to go, if Manchester is anything to go by.
April 4th: A Plan C member writes about their experiences as a domestic violence worker, and the alienation a culture of “professionalism” and State provision engenders.
March 28th: Holly-Rae Smith writes on the barriers, structural and social, which she had to get past to get professional third-sector work, stressing the importance of working-class mentors — and a paid internship from Campaign Against The Arms Trade.
March 25th: Freedom’s recently uncovered links to the scandal of Metropolitan Police officers infiltrating and manipulating peaceful radical groups are just part of a series of major revelations and events swirling around the Undercover Policing Inquiry over the last week.
March 24th: Yesterday saw one of the largest protests in Polish contemporary history.