Monthly Archives: April 2016

A working-class response to the EU referendum

I don’t think there’s much point in picking a side in the EU debate. It’s a referendum called by the Tories, and one that takes place entirely on their terms: there is no lesser evil to choose between Cameron and … Continue reading

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Early April round-up: work, prison, and other struggles

While the headlines have all been about the Panama papers and Cameron’s latest difficulties, there’s also been a whole load of other stuff going on. Here’s a quick round-up of news from a few different fronts: In workplace news, SolFed … Continue reading

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London couriers win pay rise through the threat of direct action

Couriers organising through the IWGB Couriers and Logistics Branch, who’ve recently won an increase at CitySprint, were planning a protest for Wednesday morning highlighting the low wages paid by E-Courier. That’s now been called off, as they report that a … Continue reading

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Monday morning mischief: give Lambeth council some well-deserved HASsLe

Housing Action Southwark & Lambeth seem like a really sound local group, consistently doing the kind of unglamourous grassroots organising that can make a real difference to people’s lives. They’re currently in the middle of a dispute with Lambeth council … Continue reading

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Dover and Dover again: the results of the rematch

So, following on from demonstrations in September and January that saw increasingly intense levels of violence, yesterday’s far-right and anti-fascist mobilisations in Dover seemed to pass without much incident. I think that in many ways what this illustrates is that these kinds … Continue reading

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Know your rights in the immigration and asylum system with the Right to Remain toolkit

Like so many other aspects of the state, the immigration and asylum system makes a huge difference to people lives, and it’s also confusing and difficult to navigate, especially for people who often won’t have English as their first language. … Continue reading

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Carnegie library in Lambeth occupied against closures

As of last night, Lambeth’s Carnegie library has been occupied to prevent its intended closure. You can read their demands here, follow what’s going on at the Save Our Libraries  – Lambeth page, or contact them at lambethlibrariescampaign@gmail.com.

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