Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fundraising appeals: housing co-op in Manchester and women’s aid in Doncaster

Two really worthwhile projects are appealing for funds at the moment: in Manchester, the housing co-op Rockdove Rising is £1,500 short of the money they need to buy two flats and keep them in the co-operative, and in Doncaster, South … Continue reading

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Hassle at Harrods as police clamp down on union demo

Various sources are reporting that either six or eight people were arrested at yesterday’s United Voices of the World demo against Harrods keeping staff tips, and then slapped with harsh bail conditions banning them from going near the place. Petros … Continue reading

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Upcoming events: Remembering Yassar, action against deportations, social strike planning and Orgreave

A few dates for your diary over the next few months: There will be a gathering at Junction 24 on the M62 at 5:00 on Monday 9th to commemorate the one week anniversary of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub’s killing by the … Continue reading

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Low-paid staff take on Harrods, Saturday 7th January

The grassroots union UVW‘s campaign for Harrods staff to keep their tips has already attracted a fair bit of media attention, ranging from Skint London and Buzzfeed to the Daily Mail and the Singaporean press. This weekend will see the … Continue reading

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Calls and emails needed to protect prison rebel Kevin “Rashid” Johson from victimisation

“PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY WHEN: Anytime, but esp. on January 5th WHAT: Protect imprisoned activist-journalist Kevin “Rashid” Johnson FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794902884117144/ On December 21, 2016, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was the victim of an assault by guards at the Clements Unit where … Continue reading

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Police killing of Yassar Yaqub in West Yorkshire brings angry response

I’ve not been able to find any first-hand accounts or anything like that of the situation, but the Bradford Telegraph & Argus has a write-up, and there’s a bit more from the BBC. I won’t link to it, but I … Continue reading

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