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What are the lessons from the Miners’ Strike 30 years on?

Archived government papers from 1984, many personally annotated by Margaret Thatcher, have been released recently under the ‘thirty-year rule’, which allows some state secrets to be made public when the authorities deem it safe to do so. Unsurprisingly, they prove […]

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Southwark Fire Station shut down by Boris

As the Southwark Fire Station started its last day, locals and supporters assembled this morning in solidarity with the firefighter’s struggle, Joana Ramiro reports.

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Looking back in anger – The Miners’ Strike 30 years on

With new papers released by the National Archives about the Miners’ Strike the Anticapitalist Initiative’s Chris Strafford caught up with Harry Paterson, author of the upcoming book Look Back in Anger: The Miners’ Strike in Nottinghamshire 30 years on, to discuss […]

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Beyond the Fragments: the book’s relevance today

In the second of our series of transcribed talks from the recent Beyond the Fragments eventSara Boyce looks at the lessons of the book today, asking how the left can move beyond its all-too-often white, male and middle class demographic and […]

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In Between Priests and Units: A Manifesto for Education as Labour

Originally posted on 22 October 2013 by Re.framing Activism Maïa Pal explores the lessons that we can learn from Occupy Sussex for the 3 union-led strike day in HE on 31 October 2013. Have educators sold out? Why should we […]

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Challenging Police Harrassment and Racism: The Northern Police Monitoring Project

This piece from The Northern Police Monitoring Project talks about why they were set up and what they’re doing. Stephen Lawrence, Surveillance of Communities, Deaths in Custody, Sean Rigg, Harassment and brutality, Agent Provocateurs, Christopher Alder, Delegitimising and Slandering Community […]

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Teachers on strike to beat Gove’s attacks

On October 17th thousands of teachers will strike in the third of the NUT/NASUWT’s regional days of action. The strikes are in opposition to government attacks on pay, pensions and working conditions, attacks that are dizzying in their scale and […]

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Capitalist Realism and Education

Education has been at the heart of what I have called capitalist realism. What the function of education is, how it is to be funded, how students understand themselves, the way that teachers and lecturers are trained and inspected: all […]

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