Tag Archives: ACORN

Organising around housing: some resources

A collection of a few recent resources that might be of interest to anyone looking at collective action around housing issues: ACORN were on the BBC recently, in a short (15 mins or so) film: Long-running group Housing Action Southwark … Continue reading

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Early September round-up of repression, workplace, housing and other news

A round-up of a few ongoing struggles and upcoming events: The Smash IPP campaign to free the prisoners condemned to endless sentences by a particularly cruel and ill-thought-out Blair government policy is keeping busy. They’re currently asking people to email … 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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Mid-July round-up: workplace struggles and other movement news

A round-up of news from workplace disputes and social struggles: Cleaners at the London School of Economics are celebrating after Alba, a worker who was sacked, has had her dismissal overturned. This was the last outstanding issue in the dispute … 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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