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Tower Hamlets


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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

Hundreds meet to oppose the EDL in Tower Hamlets

30 July 2011
Some 600 people crammed into the London Muslim Centre in east London last night for a rally against the English Defence League's (EDL) plans to march in the area on 3 September. 

Stop the racists on 3 September in Tower Hamlets

26 July 2011
The English Defence League (EDL) is calling every racist thug in Britain to Tower Hamlets, east London, on Saturday 3 September.

Activists prepare to stop racist EDL in east London

19 July 2011
Activists across Britain are building for the national protest against the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3 September.

3 September: all out to stop racist EDL

28 June 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) will try to march through Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3 September.

National protest planned in Tower Hamlets against racist EDL

07 June 2011
Anti-fascists are planning a national demonstration as the racist English Defence League (EDL) threatens to march in east London.

School by school, the organising is going on

24 May 2011
Conversations are happening across Tower Hamlets to organise 30 June strikes. "I’ll phone these two schools and visit this one."

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