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2 October 2013
Portsmouth: "Yes! Socialists! My people!" This was just one of many positive comments Socialist Students received at the Portsmouth University freshers fair, writes Andy Waterman.
2 October 2013
Set in Birmingham in 1919, new BBC drama Peaky Blinders gives a fictionalised account of the criminal outfit of that name in the early 20th century, giving an engaging snapshot of the political situation then, writes Nick Hart, Birmingham Socialist Party.
31 July 2013
The Greater Manchester Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation hit the ground running at an energetic rally
10 July 2013
On 3 July Erdington Anti-Bedroom Tax campaign held its second meeting. Labour councillors Penny Holbrook, Josh Jones and Mick Finnegan fielded questions from the 25-strong audience, writes Mark Caudery, Birmingham.
22 May 2013
Diary of a bedroom tax campaigner: Ian Pattison, Waltham Forest Socialist Party and Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union describes a week of campaigning against the bedroom tax
16 May 2013
Maintenance and support staff at University of Birmingham are celebrating near-total victory as university management has abandoned restructuring plans
25 April 2013
A lively picket of 30 teachers gathered at the gates of Hamstead Hall secondary school in Birmingham on Thursday 25th April as part of a one day strike against management bulldozing through plans to become an academy, writes Nick Hart, Birmingham Socialist Party.
27 March 2013
Building the fightback in Birmingham: South Birmingham's Communities Against the Cuts (CAC) group held a successful all-Birmingham anti-cuts conference on 16 March, writes Ted, Birmingham Socialist Party.
28 February 2013
Protestors linked arms to block entrances to Birmingham Council House, speaking to councillors as they entered for the budget setting meeting...
15 February 2013
Striking lecturers at Halesowen College marked Valentines day with a giant card, featuring the message "No Love Lost" and the names of 12,000 supporters who have so far signed the petition against the victimisation and sacking of four maths lecturers for trade union activity...
7 February 2013
About 200 people braved freezing temperatures to lobby Birmingham council Labour Group on Monday 4 February against the massive cuts they are proposing...
30 January 2013
Justice walkout: Members of the PCS civil service union working in the Ministry of Justice are walking out on 31 January...
9 January 2013
Birmingham city's ruling Labour Party has quickly raised the white flag to the Con-Dem government. The council organised public meetings to present its case for massive, highly damaging cuts, writes Ted, Birmingham Socialist Party.
20 December 2012
One of four cuts 'consultation' meetings across Birmingham took place in the in the Council House
14 December 2012
Chants could be heard in English, Urdu and Polish as over 200 workers braved the icy weather for a mass picket outside the depot of 2 Sisters Food Group in Smethwick, Birmingham...
13 December 2012
Birmingham council's ruling Labour party has quickly raised the white flag to the Con-Dem government, resolving to cut the city's remaining threadbare public services on its behalf
30 October 2012
The Labour council is cooperating with the government to punish the poorest
24 October 2012
The Labour council in Birmingham is considering cuts of up to £120 million next year, according to a press release issued by the union Unison
24 October 2012
Birmingham's social services are in the spotlight once again. Ofsted has slammed Birmingham City Council, rating the quality of their care of vulnerable children as 'inadequate'
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