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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.

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

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

'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.

Can charity sit-in rescue Aylesbury estate from the wreckers?

10 January 2017
Activists and residents have occupied the Thurlow Lodge community hall on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, south London.

Questions raised over Haringey council's housing deal

03 January 2017
The plan to redevelop vast swathes of Haringey, north London, had a spanner thrown in the works last month.

Garden villages are no Eden

03 January 2017
Fourteen “garden villages” are set to be built as part of the Tories’ plan to tackle the housing crisis. And three more “garden towns” are supposed to bring the total of new homes created by the scheme to 200,000.

‘Pay to stay’ plan for council tenants is dropped, in a blow to Tories’ Housing Act

22 November 2016
The Tories’ assault on council housing hit a setback this week when housing minister Gavin Barwell announced that planned mandatory “Pay to Stay” rent hikes were being scrapped.

Thousands face eviction due to lower benefit cap

08 November 2016
A tightening of the benefit cap from this week will make up to 150,000 more households unable to pay their rent. It would also affect over 300,000 children.

Meeting demands Futurist theatre is saved from demolition in Scarborough

08 November 2016
Also: Holloway prison protest says no to more luxury flats | Tent dwellers vow to stop redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall

London councils re-house families in ‘prison’ homes

01 November 2016
Residents from the Boundary House temporary accommodation facility in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, held a protest last Friday.

Campaigners debate way forward for resistance to Tory assault on housing

23 October 2016
The campaign against the Tories’ hated Housing and Planning Act took a big step forward yesterday, Saturday, with a 300-strong summit of activists, tenants, residents and councillors.

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