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Labour councillors wanted bribes for planning permission, tape suggests

12 December 2017
Labour politicians in Tower Hamlets, east London, have been accused of arranging to accept bribes from property developers.

The battle that beat the Blackshirts—80 years since Cable Street

27 September 2016
The march of Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists was halted on 4 October 1936 by a working class revolt in east London.

Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud

16 August 2016
Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday.

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

Anger after Labour win key Tower Hamlets mayoral campaign

16 June 2015
The election in Tower Hamlets reflected a witch hunt against Muslims

Last push to get Rabina Khan elected as mayor of Tower Hamlets

09 June 2015
Activists in east London defied a racist smear to back Rabina Khan for mayor, reports Dave Sewell

The battle for Tower Hamlets - help Rabina Khan hit back at austerity and Islamophobia

02 June 2015
Tower Hamlets is set to elect a new mayor on 11 June after a racist witch hunt saw Lutfur Rahman removed. Now Rabina Khan is running to defend democracy and take on the establishment, her supporters told Dave Sewell

Activists back Rabina Khan for Tower Hamlets mayor

12 May 2015
Dozens of activists were on the streets of Tower Hamlets last Saturday to launch the campaign to elect Rabina Khan as Tower Hamlets mayor.

Mass rally in Tower Hamlets backs Lutfur Rahman

05 May 2015
Over 1,000 people came to a Defend Democracy in Tower Hamlets meeting in east London on Thursday of last week.

Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman forced out by a campaign of racism

28 April 2015
The long Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman continued last week with his removal as mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London. 

Solidarity delegation from London council says, 'Don’t leave Greece to fight alone'

07 April 2015
A joint solidarity delegation of councillors and trade unionists from the London borough of Tower Hamlets visited Greece last month.

Wildcat strike threat wins at Tower Hamlets school

09 December 2014
Staff at Langdon Park secondary school in Tower Hamlets were celebrating an important victory this week after making a stand against IT corporation Capita.

Ofsted's 'extremism' clampdown on Tower Hamlets schools is an Islamophobic attack

25 November 2014
Ofsted inspectors ‘unfairly humiliated’ Tower Hamlets schools, reports Sadie Robinson

Oppose Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets

11 November 2014
The Tories have launched an assault on Tower Hamlets council in east London. They plan to send in a “takeover squad” to run parts of the authority.

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.

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