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Property bosses and Labour right are scared of the revolt against redevelopments

Property bosses and Labour right are scared of the revolt against redevelopments A shiver of fear is running through the boardrooms of property developers—and the cabals of right wing Labour councillors.

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark

Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark Around 150 people marched against the proposed redevelopment of vast swathes of Southwark, south London, last Saturday.

Questions raised over Haringey council's housing deal

Questions raised over Haringey councils housing deal The plan to redevelop vast swathes of Haringey, north London, had a spanner thrown in the works last month.

Jury at Sean Rigg inquest considers its verdict

Jury at Sean Rigg inquest considers its verdict The jury at the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg at Southwark Coroner’s Court was considering its verdict as Socialist Worker went to press.

PC Simon Harwood trial

PC Simon Harwood has said in court that he was "wrong" to use physical force against Ian Tomlinson at the G20 protests in London in 2009. He was continuing his evidence at Southwark Crown Court.

Southwark meeting to defend NHS

19 June 2012
Around 60 health workers and activists met at London South Bank University on Saturday to organise against NHS cuts and privatisation.

Sean Rigg inquest is a battle for justice for those who die in custody

19 June 2012
Family, friends and supporters packed into the public gallery at Southwark Coroner’s Court last week for the inquest into the death of Sean Rigg.

South London meeting against housing crisis

22 May 2012
Tenants and workers in Southwark, south London, attended a public meeting last Saturday about the housing crisis.

Southwark protests against cuts

06 March 2012
Around 70 campaigners demonstrated outside Southwark town hall in south London last week as the Labour-led council passed a budget with £18 million of cuts.

Union branches back lobby of TUC tomorrow

18 December 2011
The emergency lobby of the TUC tomorrow over pensions at 2pm is now backed by the London region of the UCU, East London NUT and NUT branches in Camden, Lewisham. Hackney, Lambeth, Ealing, Southwark, Merton and Greenwich.

Activists in Southwark organise to back 30 June strikes

21 June 2011
Some 40 Southwark trade unionists from eight unions met on Thursday of last week to discuss the 30 June strikes.

TUSC stands in Southwark

22 February 2011
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing a candidate in a by‑election in Southwark, south London.

Speech therapists to strike against NHS cuts

01 February 2011
The Tory pledge to keep the NHS safe from cuts is revealed as a lie this week as speech therapists in Southwark, south London, prepare to strike.

Video shows second firefighter run down on picket line

02 November 2010
Just a few hours after a firefighter was run over and seriously injured on a picket line in Croydon, London FBU executive member Ian Leahair is seen being knocked down on the picket line by an AssetCo scab fire engine at the LFB Training Centre, Southwark, London, Monday 1 November 2010

Video of firefighters' mass picket

25 October 2010
The mass picket outside London fire brigade's Southwark Training Centre,

Southwark pensioners ask who really makes council decisions?

21 September 2010
The Southwark Pensioners Group in south London held a Question Time on Friday of last week with Southwark councillors.

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

Face of Labour in Southwark refuses to be seen with Gordon Brown

03 May 2010
Gordon Brown took Labour’s campaign to the streets of south London on Sunday – but prominent local Labour supporters refused to be seen with him.

‘They treat us like slaves’

15 September 2009
Yasmin, from Southwark, south London, is an unemployed worker. She spoke to Socialist Worker about why she is planning to protest against Labour.

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