Category Archives: Occupations

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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Cleaners, couriers, casualisation, cereal and construction: news from grassroots workers’ struggles

A few stories you might have missed from recent days: The LSE has just announced a pay rise for cleaners that will take them up to the current London Living Wage of £9.75 an hour, which is one of the … Continue reading

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The autumn weather sets the leaves to flame: disability, workplace, and prison struggles for a flaming September

The next few weeks look to be quite busy for a number of different struggles. Disabled People Against Cuts are calling for a week of action to coincide with the Paralympic Games – there’ll be stuff happening from September 4th-10th, … Continue reading

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Politics from below: Sisters Uncut set up occupied breakfast club

This weekend was a strong one for occupations. The Focus E15 campaign took over the balconies of East Ham police station: While Sisters Uncut in the East End occupied one of Hackney’s many empty council flats. They’ll be using the space … Continue reading

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The disadvantage of not speaking a second language: English language texts on the movement in France

Recent events in France seem pretty exciting and worthy of attention and analysis. They’re also really hard to keep up with if you don’t speak French, and particularly if you have limited time and energy to try and follow the … 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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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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