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They did not pass - anti-fascists keep EDL out of Tower Hamlets

07 September 2013
Anti-racist protesters kept the English Defence League (EDL) out of Tower Hamlets in east London today, Saturday.

Londoners prepare to turn out against racist EDL in Tower Hamlets

06 August 2013
Anti-fascists in east London are mobilising to stop the English Defence League (EDL) marching in Tower Hamlets—again.

First school to strike as part of national campaign

09 October 2012
Teachers at an east London secondary school are set to strike for three days from Monday of next week. The NUT union members at Bishop Challoner school in Tower Hamlets would be the first to strike as part of their union’s workload campaign.

Marching against Olympic missiles

03 July 2012
More than 200 people protested last Saturday against the stationing of surface-to-air missiles in residential areas for the Olympics in Tower Hamlets, east London.

United strike at east London girls' school

01 May 2012
Teachers in the NUT union struck alongside Unison union members at Central Foundation Girls School in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Wednesday of last week.

Olympic legacy is a bit fishy

10 April 2012
Rich visitors to the Olympics will be welcome at the 30 luxury suites of the "Fish Island Riviera" in Tower Hamlets, just 100 metres from the games venue.

Reports of school and college strikes across London on 28 March

28 March 2012
Schools The strike has had a big impact on many schools in Tower Hamlets.

Tower Hamlets - life is grim for young people

17 January 2012
The example of one London borough shows how poverty, police racism and a lack of opportunities affect young people.

Stopping the EDL: two steps forward, one small kick back

04 October 2011
In the aftermath of their Tower Hamlets debacle, one of the more thoughtful supporters of the racist English Defence League (EDL) wrote about how they "got it so wrong".

EDL ‘big one’ is a big flop

06 September 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) was humiliated last Saturday. Thousands of anti-fascist protesters kept some 600 racist thugs out of Tower Hamlets.

We stopped racist EDL ...and we’ll do it again!

06 September 2011
There are days when our side wins an outright victory. Tower Hamlets on 3 September 2011 was one such day.

United against the racists

06 September 2011
An anti-racist protester was taken by surprise as she got off one of the coaches in Tower Hamlets.

Pictures of Tower Hamlets anti-EDL demo on 3 September 2011

06 September 2011

Video: Victory march through Tower Hamlets after EDL humiliated

03 September 2011
Anti-racist protesters defy the Tories' ban on marches in the streets of Whitechapel after stopping the EDL getting into Tower Hamlets. Taken 4.20pm, Saturday 3 September 2011

More speeches from the Tower Hamlets protest

03 September 2011
Weyman Bennett of Unite Against Fascism told the crowd that the EDL said they'd come to Tower Hamlets—but the movement stopped them meeting at Sainsbury's and the RMT union stopped them gathering at a station. "And if they ever manage to get here, there are thousands here to stop them," he said.

Support for anti-EDL protest from people attending prayers at East London Mosque

02 September 2011
Anti-fascist campaigners are today making a final push to build tomorrow’s protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Why we must protest against EDL in Tower Hamlets on 3 September

30 August 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on its planned march.

Make a stand against the EDL racists

30 August 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) plans to parade in the streets of Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday. This is despite a ban on all marches by home secretary Theresa May.

Why you should protest in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3 September

29 August 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) has declared that it will still demonstrate in east London this Saturday 3 September—despite a ban on their planned march.

Trade unionists in east London win great support for march against EDL thugs

24 August 2011
Council workers in Tower Hamlets were going all out on Tuesday to build for the 3 September demonstration against the racist English Defence League (EDL).

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