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Labour’s pledge on housing is ‘the wrong way around’

02 May 2017
Politicians lined up last week to criticise each others’ record over housebuilding.

Wealthy investors snap up the bulk of demolished council estates in London

25 April 2017
The movement against the demolition of London estates took important steps forward last week.

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

21 April 2017
Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Association landlords get more power over tenants

11 April 2017
Housing associations were deregulated by the Tories on Thursday of last week

Activists take a surprise delivery to racist landlord Fergus Wilson - curry

04 April 2017
Anti-racist activists travelled to Kent this week to deliver curries to racist landlord Fergus Wilson. He provoked outrage last week when an email he sent to a letting agent was leaked to the press.

Protesters condemn cruel regime of benefit sanctions

04 April 2017
Benefit sanctions rob money from people who are already in poverty, leaving them with nothing. But there is resistance.

Labour council pays £80,000 a year for consultants to push Haringey demolitions

04 April 2017
Haringey council’s plans to demolish seven estates in the north London borough took another step forward this week. The £2 billion redevelopment project is the biggest of its kind in London and will set a dangerous precedent if it’s allowed to go ahead.

Protesters take on a rotten housing redevelopment in Southwark

28 March 2017
Around 150 people marched against the proposed redevelopment of vast swathes of Southwark, south London, last Saturday.

Tory and New Labour sell offs created the housing fat cats

28 March 2017
The crisis in housing is growing with working class people threatened with rent hikes or even eviction. But it was the Tories and New Labour who created this crisis

One Housing's rent hikes are met with tenants resistance

28 March 2017
Housing associations wants to raise rents by nearly 40 percent for some east London tenants. Alistair Farrow argues that the way to defend homes and win the fight is to get political

March for homes planned to take on Tories attack on social housing

14 March 2017
National demonstration in defense of social housing has been called for the 24 June

Reports round up—Unite workers fight for pensions

14 March 2017
Unite strikes are growing along with Ian Allinson's campaign, cleaners take on the bosses and Picturehouse workers go from strength to strength

Stockwell community centre campaign resists the space invaders

21 February 2017
Protesters gathered outside the Lambeth offices of the Hyde housing association on Thursday of last week.

Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing

15 February 2017
A Labour council in north London took a step closer to launching a massive attack on council housing tenants last night, Tuesday.

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

Tory housing policy papers over the cracks and won't solve the crisis

07 February 2017
The Tories’ Housing White Paper released this week marks a shift away from the pretence that everyone can buy their own home.

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways

31 January 2017
Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Tenants outraged as Labour council drives through Tory demolition

31 January 2017
Haringey residents are taking on the council over “redevelopment” that would destroy seven estates in north London writes Alistair Farrow

'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates

19 January 2017
Tenants and residents in Haringey, north London, are fighting plans that could bulldoze seven council estates.

Aylesbury occupation holds off eviction

17 January 2017
Campaigners occupying the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the south London Aylesbury estate are the latest stumbling block to Southwark Labour council’s redevelopment plan.

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