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Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’

Homes under the hammer—tenants face homelessness but council ‘doesn’t care’ A group of mainly black single mothers at Prospect House face pollution, unsafe homes, rodent infestations—and now the risk of homelessness. Residents told Isabel Ringrose that racism worsens their appalling treatment. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Parents, children and teachers united against academies

Parents, children and teachers united against academies The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

We won't take these health cuts lying down, protesters say

We wont take these health cuts lying down, protesters say Demonstrations to defend the NHS hit streets across London on Saturday of last week. Some 5,000 marched through Ealing, west London. And hundreds protested in Brent, north west London and in Woolwich, south east London.

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories

Fury over NHS cuts fuels protests against Tories Three big local demonstrations to defend local hospitals will take place across London on 15 September. Protests are organised for Ealing, Brent and Greenwich. A fourth demonstration will hit the streets of Hammersmith on 22 September.

Alperton school strikes to stop an academy

Teachers at Alperton Community School in Brent, west London, struck on Thursday of last week against plans to turn the school into a privatised academy.

Court bid fails to save libraries

Campaigners have lost their High Court case to save six libraries in Brent, north west London.

Parents locked out of Brent academy vote

15 March 2011
A controversial proposal to turn Claremont High School in Brent, north London, into an academy was passed on Thursday of last week—in extraordinary circumstances.

The Fightback is on in Brent

01 February 2011
About 150 people braved the bitter cold for an evening protest organised by Brent Fightback last Friday.

Activists organise against a planned English Defence League rampage in Wembley

15 June 2010
Activists in Brent and Harrow in north west London have sprung into action after hearing that the English Defence League (EDL) is planning to come to their borough.

Is vegetarianism the way to save the planet?

17 November 2009
Environmental economist Lord Stern of Brentford has recently argued that in order to stop climate change we should all start eating less meat.

A day in the life of a post support group

05 November 2009
About 20 post strike supporters came together in Brent trades hall in West London last night to prepare for the week ahead.

Management think Royal Mail cuts are a ‘rollercoaster’

15 September 2009
Has David Brent from BBC comedy The Office got a job as a Royal Mail manager? Two leaked letters seen by Socialist Worker suggest this possibility.

Action to block Brent academies

10 February 2009
More than 40 teachers in Brent, north west London, met on Friday of last week to discuss how to resist plans to turn two of the borough’s schools into academies sponsored by Edutrust.

Environmental service workers in Brent vote for strike

04 November 2008
Workers at private contractor Veolia Environmental Services in Brent are balloting for strike action over a 3.3 percent pay offer.

Brent anti academies protest continues

16 July 2008
Brent council went to the courts on Tuesday of this week to win an eviction order against anti academies protestors occupying Wembley Park recreation ground. The protestors have mounted a long running campaign and occupation of the sight of a new City Academy.

Respect Stonebridge campaign gets results and roots

18 September 2007
A systematic campaign that sunk roots across a working class community paid dividends for Respect supporters in Brent, north west London, as they celebrated coming third in a council by-election on Thursday of last week.

Brent peace march

18 September 2007
Brent peace march

Respect comes third in Stonebridge by-election

14 September 2007
Respect supporters were celebrating a strong showing in a council by-election held in the Stonebridge ward of Brent, north west London, on Thursday of this week.

Respect keeps up the pressure in Stonebridge by-election campaign

09 September 2007
More than 30 Respect supporters were out canvassing in Stonebridge ward in Brent, north west London last Sunday for the council by-election taking place on Thursday of this week. By the end of the day the entire ward had been canvassed.

Join the Respect campaign in Brent

04 September 2007
Around 30 Respect supporters from across London joined local activists on the streets of the Stonebridge ward in Brent, north west London, last Sunday for the by-election campaign.

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