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List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Flat taken over to protest at home sell-offs

07 April 2009
Defend Council Housing (DCH) activists occupied a flat in Streatham, south London, last week in protest at Lambeth council’s policy of selling off its housing stock despite the chronic shortage of accommodation in the borough.

Occupation to stop council selling empty homes

04 April 2009
Defend Council Housing (DCH) activists have occupied a flat in Streatham, south London, in protest at Lambeth council’s policy of selling off its housing stock despite the chronic shortage of accommodation in the borough.

London Underground workers strike for colleague’s reinstatement

29 July 2008
Around 100 London Underground staff at Elephant & Castle, Charing Cross and Lambeth North struck for 24 hours from Sunday evening to demand the reinstatement of a colleague.

Lambeth meeting for council housing

17 June 2008
Over 150 tenants, leaseholders and local trade unionists met in Lambeth, south London, on Wednesday of last week to organise opposition to the council’s attempt to privatise the remaining council housing stock.

Left List brings an alternative political vision to Peckham

08 April 2008
Katt Young, the Left List candidate for Lambeth & Southwark, held a walkabout in Peckham market, south London, on Saturday of last week.

Fighting the closure of Offley Works community centre in Lambeth

26 February 2008
There should be a centre like this in every community – a reclaimed factory that has been turned into a community centre, with workshops and music studios.

Reports round-up

13 November 2007
Stop the cuts in adult education Around 100 students and teachers from Lambeth and Morley Colleges in south London lobbied Lambeth council on Wednesday of last week.

Defend Council Housing anger at Lambeth decision

24 July 2007
Defend Council Housing (DCH) campaigners are angry that Lambeth council in south London has declared that a ballot on the future of the borough’s housing stock was in favour of transfer to an arms length management organisation (Almo).

Battles against council budget cuts across London

10 March 2007
Pensioners storm Lambeth town hall Startled councillors cowered in fear when a group of furious pensioners and disabled people stormed Lambeth town hall in south London on Wednesday of last week.

Lambeth tenants’ meeting

24 February 2007
Some 150 people attended a tenants’ meeting in Lambeth in south London on Saturday of last week to organise against the local Almo.

Lambeth conference defends education

25 November 2006
Over 100 people attended a Further Education conference in Lambeth on Saturday of last week, with lecturers, students and community campaigners coming together.

Tell it like it is meeting

18 February 2006
About 240 people packed into Lambeth town hall on Thursday of last week for the local launch of the book Tell It Like It Is: How Our Schools Fail Black Children. Among the speakers was Doreen Lawrence, mother of Stephen, who was murdered in a racist attack 13 years ago. She called for action to address the scandal of black children’s experience of education. She said she would back various initiatives that parents and campaigners are discussing.

Academy school plan defeated in Lambeth

30 July 2005
ON FRIDAY 15 July the news broke that Lambeth council in south London had reversed its decision to put an academy on the site of a primary school in Clarence Avenue.

Row over Lambeth racism inquiry

26 March 2005
Instead of acting to implement the findings of a public inquiry into institutional racism, a south London council is trying to use inquiry evidence given by a victimised black worker against him.

Privateers barrack residents

19 February 2005
COUNCIL TENANTS are standing up to bullying and blackmail in Lambeth, south London, and fighting back against proposals to privatise their housing.


20 November 2004
RESPECT IN Lambeth and Southwark, south London, hosted a meeting on civil liberties last week. Around 70 people attended, including young Muslims from Stockwell mosque.

Calls for strike ballot over school privatisation plan

20 November 2004
MEMBERS OF all the unions at Glenbrook Primary School in Lambeth, south London, have voted unanimously for a ballot for strike action against plans to turn it into a city academy for five to 19 year olds.

Defend council housing

24 May 2003
COUNCIL TENANTS and trade unionists face major battles in the coming months as the government presses ahead with its plans to privatise council homes. Some 125,000 council homes are targeted in the coming year in 17 major councils for straightforward transfer to housing associations, dubbed Large Scale Voluntary Transfers, from Manchester and Hartlepool to Lambeth and Islington.


16 February 2002
Some 40 Lambeth council workers in special housing services held a second day of strike action on Tuesday of last week in protest at the sacking of Unison steward Alex Owalade.

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