Tag Archives: bedroom tax

Late Jan round-up: news from the White (Power) Cliffs of Dover, and beyond…

When doing a round-up of recent events, one obvious starting point is yesterday’s dramatic events in Dover. There doesn’t seem to be a full report from any anti-fascist group yet, but these posts from London Antifascists and the Anti-Fascist Network … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Protests, Racism, Repression, The right, Unemployment/claimants and welfare, Unions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is the bedroom tax beaten in Scotland?

The Scottish government have voted to make £50 million available to tenants to cover the cost of the bedroom tax. So far, I’ve seen very little discussion of this, especially not from any kind of critical perspective. I know the … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Stuff that I think is pretty awesome | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Scots to scrap the Bedroom Tax?

I’ve not seen a lot of discussion yet about the latest bedroom tax news from Scotland. At first glance, it looks like a great victory, but I don’t want to rush to conclusions too quickly about how far this is … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Stuff that I think is pretty awesome, Unemployment/claimants and welfare | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Another year for the locust: an attempt at a review of 2013

Another year gone by. It’s hard to know what to make of this one. 2011 felt like a year when things were starting to change, and new possibilities opened up; cycles of struggles never proceed neatly, and some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Racism, The left, The right, Unemployment/claimants and welfare | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Beating bosses in Birmingham, bothering blacklisters: mid-May round-up

Another quick round-up of a few interesting stories and upcoming events: on the benefits front, the big news of late is the legal victory won by workfare campaigners over the DWP, in a case which the government had previously warned … Continue reading

Posted in Protests, Stuff that I think is pretty awesome, Unemployment/claimants and welfare | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment