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Camden teachers strike over plan to scrap payments

06 February 2008
Teachers took strike action at two schools in Camden, north London, today over plans to scrap recruitment and retention (R&R) payments to new teachers. The payments are designed to ease the financial burden teachers face when entering the profession on low starting salaries with student debts to pay off.

Somers Town residents campaign for public land

04 December 2007
Local residents in the Somers Town area of Camden, London are campaigning against the selling off of public land.

Rageh Omaar breaks down Iran stereotypes

20 June 2007
Well over 300 people crowded into the Camden Irish Centre in north London last week to hear journalist Rageh Omaar discuss his recent documentary, Inside Iran.

Open letter demands direct investment in public housing

10 March 2007
Open letter to government Ministers and Camden councillors

Camden cuts protest

06 January 2007

Cuts in Camden council

16 December 2006
Camden council in north London, led jointly by the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, is proposing cuts of £23 million from the budget in 2007-8 with nearly 350 job losses.

Reports round-up

02 December 2006
Solidarity with Palestine A successful Palestine solidarity festival organised by the Camden Palestine Campaign was held last Sunday in Somers Town, London.

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.

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