Category Archives: Occupations

Workplace, antifascist and other struggles: late June-early July round-up

Another round-up of upcoming events across a few different fronts: Two ongoing disputes, where things are happening very quickly, are at SOAS and Picturehouse Cinemas. At SOAS, the Justice for Workers group occupied the directorate in response to job cuts, … Continue reading

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Workplace and social struggles – late May/early June round-up

As ever, there’s a fair bit of stuff going on. In workplace news, the Equality and Human Rights Commission dispute over redundancies and the surprise sacking of nine staff continues – last week workers in London were out, now it’s … 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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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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