Category Archives: Housing

Call for action against overcrowding in Southwark, and reports from pickets, bike rides, and antifascist success stories

Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth are calling for people to help them pressure the council into rehousing 5 families living in seriously overcrowded accommodation:   “5 HASL families who are statutorily overcrowded have faced huge delays and refusals by Southwark … Continue reading

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Solidarity wildcat on Merseyrail, Deliveroo update, and upcoming events

In case you missed it, the huge railway strike yesterday saw a great bit of solidarity on Merseyrail, as drivers affiliated to ASLEF – who weren’t officially striking – refused to cross the picket lines of their coworkers who were. … Continue reading

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Events diary for March

March looks to be a pretty busy month, with various events happening across the country. A quick round-up of a few things to look out for: On the first Saturday, the 4th, Bristol antifascists will be out opposing a far-right … Continue reading

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Victory for tenants as Santander backs down on rent rise clause

In the face of co-ordinated action from renters’ groups across eight cities, Santander bank have confirmed that they’re backing down and removing a clause from their mortgage contracts that required buy-to-let landlords to “take all steps to ensure… the maximum … Continue reading

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Day of tenants’ action against Santander and rent rises, Saturday 18th February

As part of the move to develop a national tenants’/renters’ union, people in eight cities will be taking action against Santander this Saturday, demanding that the bank drops a clause in its mortgage contracts that requires landlords to “take all … Continue reading

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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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The centre cannot hold: 2016 in review

So, this was a pretty brutal year in a lot of ways. It wasn’t all grim all the time, but there was certainly more than enough pain and misery to go around. This is an attempt to try and trace … Continue reading

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