Kids strike over national SATs tests

Amy Hall reports on the stay-away over excessive testing

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Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial
The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong

Swimming with Sharks
Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Hope Without Optimism
Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

'How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’
Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

If I had a hammer...
In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book

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Lean Out
Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Lighting the way
Archie Davies writes about new campaign Switched On London and the growing movement for energy democracy

Jeremy Hardy thinks... about the language around Corbyn
'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Refugee crisis: the EU cracks down on volunteers
As Frontex moves in, volunteers in Greece are being prevented from helping refugees. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports

Highlights

Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

As the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike approaches, Sujata Aurora looks at its legacy and lessons for today

Lambeth library occupiers are renewing the anti-cuts struggle

Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example

Seven reflections on Liberating Tate

As BP's sponsorship of the Tate ends, Kevin Smith of Liberate Tate looks back at the successful campaign to get the oil firm's dirty money out of the art gallery

Corbynomics can work – once you know that economics is never 'neutral'

Neil Faulkner argues that the biggest barrier to Jeremy Corbyn's rational economic policy is the huge profits the super-rich are making from an irrational one

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What’s the future of public ownership? It’s up to you
Cat Hobbs introduces an event on 7 May looking at public ownership in the 21st century

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund
There are just days left to reach the £2,500 target

Portsmouth’s smeargate: dirty politics in the age of austerity
Democracy takes a hit as local politicians play dirty against anti-cuts campaigners, write Sarah Cheverton and Tom Sykes

Summat 2016: event in Leeds
Get connected, share skills, and join in action for change! You are invited to a day of guest speakers, workshops, children's activities and lots more in between. By Laura McFarlane-Shopes and Alex Webster

A higher minimum wage is a solution to the crisis in care, not its cause
Improving quality of care requires higher wages for workers and an end to the socially irresponsible practices of large care home chains, writes Andrew Dolan






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