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Cladding protests target developers + No to Silvertown tunnel

Cladding protests target developers  + No to Silvertown tunnel Thousands of flat owners and housing activists protested last Saturday across Britain over the cladding and fire safety scandal.

How profit-hungry developers broke the housing system

How profit-hungry developers broke the housing system Housing exposes obscene wealth and hard poverty in Britain today. Behind it all is a system where houses are built for profit, not homes

Resistance gives hope of break from Tory ‘normal’

Resistance gives hope of break from Tory ‘normal’ Everyone wants to get back to normal. But what does that mean? For most people it means being able to go about daily life without restrictions and without fear of picking up and passing on the virus.

End to the eviction ban will mean more misery

End to the eviction ban will mean more misery The ban on home evictions was set to be lifted in England on Tuesday, with hundreds of thousands of people facing the threat of homelessness.

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report

One in six working households below poverty line, says new report Poverty is accelerating and workers are increasingly hit as well as people on benefits.

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response

LETTERS—Halting deportations means keeping up militant response We won a massive victory over immigration deportations last week on the streets of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Fire sweeps 19-storey building with cladding similar to Grenfell

07 May 2021
Parts of the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the high-rise in east London were ablaze on Friday

Grenfell survivors’ anger as they say authorities have tried to shift blame

29 April 2021
Grenfell Community Campaigners protested on Wednesday outside the inquiry into the fire that killed 72 people in 2017.

Grenfell inquiry hears from residents who raised the alarm

20 April 2021
People living in Grenfell Tower were labelled “rebel residents” for raising safety concerns before the 2017 fire that killed 72 people.

Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing

20 April 2021
Housing campaigners took part in a day of action over empty homes last Saturday.

Housing campaigners demand action on empty homes

16 April 2021
Housing campaigners are gearing up for a day of action over empty homes on Saturday.

Goodlord strikers take on bosses’ fire and rehire plan

10 April 2021
Goodlord strikers in London are upbeat after over a month of strikes against bosses’ fire and rehire plans

Homes For All campaign organises

22 February 2021
Housing campaign group Homes For All held a summit last Saturday to discuss the crises around housing and to plan action.

Ceiling caves-in at scandal-hit Prospect House

15 February 2021
Residents of Prospect House—an emblem of horrific housing across Britain—have reported new, worsening conditions

Tories show contempt for tenants as Grenfell inquiry reopens

11 February 2021
In the same week that the Grenfell Tower inquiry restarted, the Tories have promised an extra £3.5 billion to remove unsafe cladding from England’s high rise buildings.

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

01 February 2021
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

Action over Grenfell materials is too little, too late

21 January 2021
The government has announced a new regulator for construction products following evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry—but campaigners say it’s not nearly enough.

Tories give green light to evictions

12 January 2021
Landlords now have the power to evict tenants for not paying rent during lockdown

Overcrowded homes have sent virus cases soaring among the poorest in Britain

30 December 2020
Overcrowded housing has increased the spread of Covid-19 among poorer people and black people in England according to research by the Health Foundation.

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

15 December 2020
Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

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