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Kensington


The system risks lives

The system risks lives The number of street homeless people has risen for the seventh year in a row—as temperatures dropped below freezing.

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps The borough where working class residents of Grenfell Tower were left to live in shoddy, unsafe housing is awash with wealth and empty homes.

Solidarity protests for Palestine in London, Manchester, Nottingham

Solidarity protests for Palestine in London, Manchester, Nottingham London Up to 2,000 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Thursday night to demonstrate their fury and disgust at the attacks on Gaza.

Crossrail climbs down on landmark

Campaigners in North Kensington are celebrating after victory in an eight-month campaign to save a local landmark from demolition.

Protesters tell earthquake firm to ‘frack off’

Protesters tell earthquake firm to ‘frack off’ Around 50 people demonstrated against shale gas drilling, also known as fracking, outside an industry summit in Kensington, west London, on Wednesday of last week (see picture).

Cleaners in Kensington and Chelsea fight for better pay

Migrant workers in one of London’s wealthiest boroughs are organising to fight for better pay.

Thousands protest at Israeli embassy after slaughter

31 May 2010
Thousands of people are protesting outside the Israeli embassy on Kensington High Street in London against the murder of peace activists on the humanitarian Freedom Flotilla. People are chanting, "Free Palestine" and "Shut down the embassy."

London protest recalls Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza

27 December 2009
About 500 people attended an angry protest outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington, West London on Sunday 27 December, marking the first anniversary of the invasion of Gaza that resulted in around 1,500 deaths.

New demonstrations called as Israel moves tanks into Gaza

04 January 2009
Emergency Demonstration Sunday 4 January, 2pm,Israeli Embassy, High Street, Kensington, London(Nearest tube High Street Kensington.)

Firefighters election result helps the union

29 January 2008
An attempt to rejuvenate the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in London has led to a restructuring and an election for the post of borough secretary in Kensington and Chelsea.

Claudia Jones: the black Communist who founded the carnival

13 October 2004
It was just a few months after the Notting Hill "race riot" of 1958. The small Caribbean immigrant population living in the London borough of Kensington was still reeling after being attacked by violent racist and fascist mobs during the summer.

In brief

21 September 2002
Tuesday 22 October will be a global day of solidarity with the Kensington 87, the protesters who were arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa, for demonstrating against water and electricity cutoffs. The defendants include Trevor Ngwane. They will go before a court on 23 October to face serious charges. Globalise Resistance has called a demonstration outside the South African embassy in London at 5pm on 22 October.

Justice for Palestinians finds echo on the streets

16 March 2002
Socialist Worker sellers were out last week campaigning against Sharon's onslaught on the Palestinians. In just three days over 500 copies of Socialist Worker were sold on the streets in central London. In Kensington on a new sale nine sellers (including five new members) received a brilliant reception-160 copies of Socialist Worker were sold and four people joined the SWP.

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