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Councillor out on strike over pay

18 March 2008
Oliur Rahman, a Respect councillor in Tower Hamlets, east London, and a Left List candidate, was on strike this week with fellow civil service workers in the PCS union.

Standing up against health service privatisation

29 January 2008
Doctors and Keep Our NHS Public activists in Tower Hamlets, east London, are planning a protest against the privatisation of GP services in the borough.

Councillors defend Tower Hamlets council housing

04 December 2007
Respect councillors in Tower Hamlets, east London, are fighting an attempt by a local housing association to snap up some of the few remaining council houses in Poplar.

Tower Hamlets Respect councillors oppose Crossrail

27 November 2007
Respect councillors in east London are calling on Tower Hamlets council to oppose the building of the Crossrail rail link through the heart of the Brick Lane area.

Campaign priorities in months ahead

20 November 2007
Chairing the final session Tower Hamlets Respect councillor Oliur Rahman took an emergency motion from Preston Respect on the crisis in Pakistan which condemned General Musharraf’s regime.

Kumar Murshid: ‘I left Labour to get away from corrupting practices’

13 November 2007
The Tower Hamlets Respect meeting was chaired by Kumar Murshid, a former Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets and former adviser to London mayor Ken Livingsone. Kumar quit Labour to join Respect earlier this year.

Tower Hamlets Respect meeting looks to the future

13 November 2007
Around 80 Respect supporters in Tower Hamlets, east London met on Monday of this week to discuss the way forward for the organisation in the wake of George Galloway’s decision to split.

Four Respect councillors resign the group whip in Tower Hamlets

30 October 2007
Four Tower Hamlets councillors resigned the Respect group whip last week.

Press conference by Tower Hamlets Respect councillors who resigned group whip

30 October 2007
Four Tower Hamlets Respect councillors resigned the Respect group whip last week.

Respect council by-election campaign in Brent's Stonebridge ward

21 August 2007
Following its success in the recent council by-election in Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Respect is standing in a council by-election in Stonebridge ward, Brent, north west London.

Shadwell council by-election: Respect wins again in London’s East End

14 August 2007
Respect has won a crucial council by-election in Shadwell, east London, fending off an attempt by New Labour to return its deposed local leader Michael Keith to the Tower Hamlets council chamber.

Respect holds Shadwell seat

10 August 2007
Respect has beaten off a by-elction challenge from Labour's former council leader Michael Keith in Tower Hamlets, east London. The Shadwell ward by-election was held on Thursday 9 August 2007.

Get on campaign trail for Respect in Shadwell

31 July 2007
Respect activists in Tower Hamlets, east London, are hard at work campaigning in a crucial council by-election in Shadwell ward that is due to take place on Thursday 9 August.

Respect gearing up for key by-election fight in Shadwell

24 July 2007
Around 60 Respect supporters hit the streets of Shadwell in Tower Hamlets, east London, last Saturday to campaign in what is shaping up to be a closely fought council by-election on Thursday 9 August.

Tower Hamlets housing scandal

05 June 2007
Gordon Brown and the contenders for deputy leadership of the Labour Party might be making soothing noises about council housing – but the New Labour council in Tower Hamlets, east London, is determined to press ahead with privatisation.

Tower Hamlets Homeless Persons Unit workers protest during opening of new office

22 May 2007
The opening of a new Homeless Persons Unit on Roman Road in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Monday 21 May was delayed for hours as council staff protested outside.

Eileen Short proved right to fight sacking by Tower Hamlets council

01 May 2007
Tower Hamlets council in east London has been forced into a humiliating climbdown over the case of sacked journalist Eileen Short.

Protests grow in fight for Esol English language classes

24 April 2007
Over 100 people attended the Tower Hamlets College Save Esol (English for speakers of other languages) rally, organised by the UCU lecturers’ union on Wednesday of last week.

Respect group challenges cuts at emergency Tower Hamlets council meeting

17 March 2007
An emergency council meeting in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Thursday of last week showed why we need Respect councillors to oppose the neoliberal agenda of all three mainstream parties.

Tower Hamlets tenants win injunction against housing sell off

24 February 2007
Tenants on the Parkside estate in Tower Hamlets, east London, have won an injunction preventing the Labour council completing the sell-off of more than 2,000 council homes to a subsidiary of the housing association Circle Anglia.

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