Monthly Archives: June 2017

Picturehouse strike action on Saturday

Saturday July 1st will see a big walk around Central London, featuring an autonomous bloc organised by Plan C, but it’ll also see strike action in the ongoing campaign for a living wage and against victimisation of union members at … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial: all defendants acquitted!

The jury in the Jobstown trial has just found that the defendants, who were accused of “false imprisonment” for a sit-down protest against water charges that blocked a politician’s car, are all not guilty. But, while the six defendants in … Continue reading

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Upcoming Picturehouse Living Wage events, and radical bloc for July 1st

At the start of this month, Picturehouse Cinemas suspended several workers involved in union organising efforts. This has provoked a strong response, with daily community pickets being mounted outside the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. As part of that ongoing response, … Continue reading

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Late June round-up of workplace, legal and other news

A quick roundup of ongoing struggles and upcoming events: At SOAS, an occupation’s just ended after occupiers received confirmation that: The refectory will remain open, and staff redundancies have been reversed. All catering staff will be moved onto the better … Continue reading

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Justice for Edson: Forest Gate police station, 2pm, Sunday 25 June

According to BLM UK: “Clarification: The protest for Edson tommorow is NOT cancelled. Conflicting messages floating around. A lot of pressure seems to have been exerted by the police to make sure it doesnt go ahead. Family have formally withdrawn … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial: verdict expected on Monday 26th, pack the court!

The long-running Jobstown trial of people accused of “false imprisonment” for sitting down in the road in front of a politician’s car and then walking slowly down the street is finally coming to a close. The verdict is expected on … Continue reading

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London latest: police killing in Newham, dangerous flats in Barnet

New developments in London: the police have killed a man, Edir Frederico Da Costa, known as Edson, in Beckton, Newham. I don’t know what the response will look like yet, but see the JusticeforEdson hashtag to keep up with that … Continue reading

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