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‘I will not be silent after racist attack’

‘I will not be silent after racist attack’ Nahella Ashraf, an activist from Manchester Stand Up To Racism (SUTR), speaks out after being subjected to a racist attack on a trip to Hammersmith, west London, earlier this month

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories Three big local demonstrations to defend local hospitals will take place across London on 15 September. Protests are organised for Ealing, Brent and Greenwich. A fourth demonstration will hit the streets of Hammersmith on 22 September.

Vigil held for Alfie Meadows, student injured by police on fees demo

Some 40 Middlesex students and lecturers, present and past, gathered outside Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, west London, today to hold a vigil for their friend and fellow student Alfie Meadows.

Who voted Tories as best council?

West London’s Hammersmith & Fulham has been named Council of the Year by the Local Government Chronicle.

Hammersmith & Fulham council back down on sackings

Hammersmith & Fulham council has been forced to withdraw a threat to sack workers if they failed to sign new contracts that include a raft of attacks on terms and conditions.

Council says ‘Reapply for your own job’

Hammersmith & Fulham council in west London has effectively sacked its entire workforce and demanded that 4,283 employees reapply for their own jobs on worse conditions.

Affordable homes attacked

19 August 2008
In a landmark decision, Tory-run Hammersmith & Fulham council in west London has given the go ahead for a major private housing development to be built in the White City area – scrapping plans to provide new homes for working people at "affordable" rents.

Tube drivers take action over unsafe trains

02 October 2007
Tube drivers on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and District lines on the London Underground last week showed how workers have the power to put safety over managers' wishes.

Campaign saves Hurlingham and Chelsea School in Hammersmith

24 April 2007
Campaigners in Hammersmith, west London, are claiming a victory after Hammersmith and Fulham council withdrew their proposal to close Hurlingham and Chelsea School with no conditions.

Hurlingham and Chelsea School demonstration

11 November 2006
Five hundred students, staff and parents marched through local streets near Hurlingham and Chelsea School to protest against plans by Tory Hammersmith and Fulham council to shut the school.

Nigel Mattocks

21 February 2004
NIGEL, WHO was known to many socialists in London, died after a long and dignified fight against cancer last Thursday. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his dedication to the struggles he was involved with. Nigel was an active trade unionist in Natfhe at Hammersmith College. He hated racism and all forms of class privilege.

Ealing NUT Unity Conference

19 October 2002
AROUND 60 people attended the Unity Conference called by Ealing National Union of Teachers (NUT) last Saturday and heard an inspiring set of speakers. The conference was introduced by Christine Blower, secretary of Hammersmith and Fulham NUT, and ex-president of the NUT.

Against capitalism and against the war

01 October 2001
OVER 1,000 people gathered in London last Saturday for an anti-capitalist conference organised by Globalise Resistance. Throughout the day the main venue, the former Hammersmith Palais, was a throng of people, debate and discussion.

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