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Respect round-up

08 April 2006
Galloway: ‘Respect will save Queens Market’ Dozens of Respect members joined MP George Galloway during a walkabout in Newham, east London, last Saturday.

Newham Respect campaign launched

01 April 2006
The east London borough of Newham has for generations been a stronghold of the Labour Party.

Politics features on picket lines across London

01 April 2006
In the east London borough of Newham, "over 400 people picketed, mainly people who were involved in the strike but also firefighters and people from the university who came to support us," reports council worker Elane Heffernan. "The day before the strike 40 people joined the union to be part of the action.

Sarah Ruiz: 'They'll drive the poor out of Newham'

28 January 2006
The planned redevelopment of east London will carve out local people. The plans, and the lack of consultation, show how little democracy and representation lies at the heart of the New Labour councils which run the area. Sarah Ruiz, a Respect councillor in Newham, spoke to Socialist Worker about the impact on local communities.

Newham defections boost Respect

10 December 2005
The left challenge to New Labour received a boost in Newham, east London, last week when a Labour councillor and the secretary of the Liberal Democrats in the area joined Respect.

Respect smeared for having too many supporters

10 December 2005
New Labour is worried that Respect could take control of Tower Hamlets and Newham councils.

Respect round-up

17 September 2005
Labour councillor joins Respect Newham, east London, has its first Respect councillor. Sarah Ruiz became a Labour councillor in 1993.

Newham’s no to Nazis

25 June 2005
Unite Against Fascism responded to the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in east London last week by calling a 70-strong vigil on Sunday.

‘Unity forged by Respect was the key’

14 May 2005
The unity we forged between communities in Newham was crucial. Different people had to join hands and work together. I could feel the discrimination breaking down during the campaign.

Landmark vote in Labour’s heartlands boosts Respect

07 May 2005
Two breakthrough results for Respect in Newham, an east London borough, shocked New Labour early on Friday morning.

Respect’s campaign outside schools reaches those who usually get ignored

05 May 2005
Newham Respect has tried to connect with the many groups that the Westminster political classes don’t reach.

Lifelong Labour voters are turning to Respect

05 May 2005
Leading trade union and labour movement figures in Newham, east London, released a letter last week calling on people to vote for Respect at the general election.

A warm response to Respect on Newham doorsteps

05 May 2005
Respect canvassers in Newham are reporting a political shift on the doorsteps of the east London borough. New Labour’s stranglehold on the borough is being loosened as people turn to Respect.

‘We drove out the NF’

05 May 2005
Newham, the borough which encompasses West Ham, is now one of the most ethnically mixed areas of Britain. Black and Asian people who arrived from the 1950s onwards have added to the area’s battling tradition by facing down racists and Nazis.

The anti-war generation at Newham Sixth Form hustings

30 April 2005
Lindsey German, Respect’s candidate for West Ham, won loud applause when she told a student hustings that we have to fight in the coming election to "make poverty history, make war history".

Newham Respect campaign

23 April 2005
Rally packs out town hall The biggest political meeting in Newham for two decades gave a huge boost to Respect’s challenge to New Labour in the east London borough on Monday of this week.

Respect is the opposition to Labour in East London

16 April 2005
New Labour is facing a strong challenge from Respect in Newham, east London. Lindsey German is contesting West Ham for Respect and Abdul Khaliq Mian is standing in East Ham.

Respect campaign launched in Newham

12 February 2005
Respect kicked off its election campaign in Newham, east London, last weekend with street stalls and a walkabout by Lindsey German and Abdul Khaliq, prospective parliamentary candidates for the borough.Lindsey and Abdul pledged support for the campaign to save Queens Market, which Newham’s New Labour council wants to sell to private developers.

Our campaign for unity

05 February 2005
RESPECT KICKED off a programme of activities in east London last weekend that will run all the way up to polling day. Over 100 supporters gathered to finish off a leaflet distribution in Tower Hamlets. Next weekend will see similar activity across parts of neighbouring Newham, where Respect is challenging for both seats.

Nazis had to scuttle from pillar to post

22 January 2005
ABOUT 100 local people came together in Woolwich, south east London, last Saturday to oppose a march through the area by the National Front (NF). Later that day the Nazi NF attempted to march near Green Street in Newham, east London.

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