Category Archives: Stuff that I think is pretty awesome

Rent strike wins in Parkdale, Canada!

Residents in the working-class Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto have been on rent strike since the start of May, as chronicled in this interview. Now, they’ve declared victory: “Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Direct action blocks eviction in Sheffield!

This week, members of the tenants’ union ACORN took to the streets in Sheffield to prevent a landlord from carrying out an eviction, as reported in Evolve Politics and the Sheffield Star. They have now entered into negotiations with the … Continue reading

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Rent strike wins £1.49 million at UCL!

Some great news from UCL – Cut the Rent: £££ UCL CUT THE RENT WINS MILLIONS £££ After 5 month long rent strike, UCL-CTR has won £1.49 MILLION from UCL Accommodation: ⚡️ £600k to go to a progressive accommodation bursary … 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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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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Jobstown trial – charges dropped against one defendant

The trial of the Jobstown protestors continues in Ireland, but one defendant, Ken Purcell, has walked free already after the prosecution’s case against him totally collapsed. The verdict for the other six defendants is expected soon. Meanwhile, a number of … Continue reading

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Wiping the floor with the bosses: Cleaners win at the LSE!

An important announcement from the United Voices of the World union: Breaking news: VICTORY TO LSE CLEANERS! UVW is proud to announce that the LSE cleaners will be BROUGHT IN-HOUSE and become employees of the LSE from Spring 2018! This … Continue reading

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