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Palestine twinning campaign

06 May 2006
‘When the twinning conference in Palestine was planned in 2005, there was not yet a date for the Palestinian election. Following a conference in Camden last September, Palestinian delegates wanted to take the twinning movement forward by hosting a conference in the West Bank. The Hamas government had not been elected.

Education round-up

25 March 2006
Nine year wait for pay The five schoolkeepers at South Camden Community School in Camden, north London, were set to take strike action on Wednesday of this week in support of their pay dispute with the council and the school.

Palestine solidarity in Camden

18 March 2006
A women’s delegation from the Palestinian town of Abu Dis visited Camden, north London, last week as part of the twinning project launched two years ago by the Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association.

Fiona Millar: ‘Are children just cogs in a great economic wheel?’

04 March 2006
Fiona Millar, a local parent and journalist who has co-written A Comprehensive Future with Melissa Benn, spoke at a meeting opposing the White Paper on Thursday of last week in Camden, north London.

Kerry James Marshall | Tickets | Moolaadé

10 December 2005
Kerry James MarshallCamden Arts Centre, north Londonuntil 29 January

Solidarity with Gate Gourmet workers

27 August 2005
I did a collection round the housing office where I work in Camden council. Before I went round I e-mailed all the union members with information about the dispute and said I would be doing a collection. 

Jim Benson

16 July 2005
Jim Benson has died peacefully at the age of 77. Jim was an active socialist all his life, working in the rail industry and living in Camden. He had a wealth of anecdotes, often told while rolling the thinnest cigarettes imaginable.

Pensions confrontation has reinvigorated unions

26 March 2005
"NUT delegates are to discuss pensions at our conference this weekend," says Kevin Courtney from the NUT in Camden, north London.

News in brief

13 October 2004
Wall won’t stop us from twinning ALMOST 70 supporters of the Camden Palestine Campaign packed into Daphne Restaurant in central London last Wednesday to attend the launch of the Camden-Abu Dis Friendship Association.

Why we should say no to the ASBOs

28 August 2004
CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has a new magazine—Camden Living. The front page lead is "Cracking Down On Crime". The editorial and another whole page are devoted to Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs).

Victory! I was right to stick up the posters

31 July 2004
I’M DELIGHTED to report that Camden council has withdrawn the summons against me for "placing posters on a bus shelter by means of sticky brown tape" (Socialist Worker, 24 July).

An assault on our democratic rights

24 July 2004
CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has summonsed me to court for "placing posters on a bus shelter by means of sticky brown tape".

We want to know why Kebba died

27 May 2004
THE STENCH of institutional racism across the police was obvious last week after two incidents in Manchester and north London. Local people in Camden are furious at the death of Kebba Jobe, originally from Gambia, on Saturday 12 May. He died after officers stopped him at Camden Lock. Around 300 people joined an angry march through Camden last Saturday demanding a full investigation of how he died.

A model day of campaigning for Respect in Camden

24 April 2004
11am Housing protest

Defend council housing

21 February 2004
A PACKED town hall meeting in Camden on Tuesday of last week gave a major boost to the campaign to win direct government investment in the borough's council homes. The meeting followed the no vote by Camden tenants to the government's plan to set up an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) to take over the borough's council housing.

Camden victory rocks government privateers

17 January 2004
COUNCIL TENANTS in Camden, London, have dealt a major blow to the government's strategy to privatise council housing.

Defend council housing

30 August 2003
CAMDEN COUNCIL is trying to set up an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) to take over its housing. ALMOs are a two-stage strategy to privatise council housing and Camden's Defend Council Housing is waging a campaign to stop the plan.


09 August 2003
CAMDEN TENANTS are in the midst of a battle against the council, who are trying to bring in an ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) to run council housing. ALMOs are the government's strategy for privatising council housing where they can't get tenants to accept stock transfer.

Campbell in hot soup over war

19 July 2003
PROTESTERS from Camden Stop the War Coalition staged a picket outside Alastair Campbell's Camden house last week. It was in response to the publication of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee report, which cleared Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell of any involvement in "sexing up" the evidence to justify war in Iraq.

Anger in Camden

12 July 2003
"THE TESTS have got to go. I would be personally willing for my children not to do them." That's what headteacher Angie Tate told a packed meeting in Camden, north London, last week.

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