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Housing campaigners support Grenfell march

Issue No. 2571

Part of the meeting

Part of the meeting (Pic: Glyn Robbins)


Some 50 housing activists and tenants met in central London last Saturday to discuss the fight for safe affordable homes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

They agreed to widen the scope of the Axe the Housing Act campaign.

Eileen Short from Defend Council Housing told Socialist Worker, “We agreed to support both the Silent March for Grenfell Tower and the protest outside the opening of the inquiry into the fire.”

They also discussed fighting the merger of the Genesis and Notting Hill housing associations.

A housing summit set to take place in the autumn has been postponed. A new date is yet to be announced.


No social cleansing

Housing activists in Haringey, north London, are gearing up for a protest against the redevelopment of seven estates in the borough.

Around 800 people joined a previous protest.

The council is also facing a legal challenge to the redevelopment. The protest assembles at 12 noon on Saturday 23 September at Tottenham Green, N15 4JA.


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