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Issue No. 1802

TRADE UNIONISTS, tenant activists and socialists are joining forces to campaign to defend council housing in Lewisham. The campaign is aimed at fighting off proposals to set up any 'arms length' companies.

Leading tenants' activists Jean Kysow said, 'Tenants in Lewisham have led the fight against the selling off of our homes by the Labour Party.'

OVER 100 people attended the Hands Off Palestine meeting sponsored by Brent Trades Council and the local Stop the War Coalition on Tuesday of last week. Adah Kay gave an eyewitness report from the West Bank. 'The victims were innocent civilians, women and children, not military targets,' she said.

Brian Butterworth, chair of Brent Unison union, made the case for supporting the intifada.

SOME 50 people joined an anti-Nazi protest in Leicester last Saturday in response to the National Front's sale the previous week. People flocked to the stalls offering their support and help.

AROUND 30 Palestinian rights supporters held a hasty protest in Liverpool last week after hearing that a senior Israeli embassy official was in Toxteth. One demonstrator said, 'He would have left Liverpool in no doubt about our feelings on Israel's barbaric behaviour.'

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Sat 1 Jun 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1802
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