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Reports round-up: Angry protest as Ritzy cinema sacks trade union reps

20 June 2017
Also: Women's march to take on DUP, fascists face opposition in three cities, Mears housing workers fight for pay parity, strikes called at Atomic Weapons Establishment and Kirklees social work, Birmingham bin workers vote for action

Murderous contempt for poor people’s lives goes to the top

20 June 2017
A series of Tory housing ministers fought to stop developers and landlords taking responsibility for fire safety

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps

20 June 2017
The borough where working class residents of Grenfell Tower were left to live in shoddy, unsafe housing is awash with wealth and empty homes.

Outpourings of solidarity and anger after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Hundreds of people came from all over Britain to offer solidarity to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and to demand answers.

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

Reports round up: Union officials block strike by Kirklees social workers

30 May 2017
Unison officials block social workers' strikes in Kirklees | Rail strike suspended |Glass workers fight over pay | plus more

Reports round-up

23 May 2017
Around 50 anti-fascists turned out in Brighton to see off French Front National candidate Tony Thommes.

Property sharks won't solve the housing crisis with their 'redevelopment' plans

23 May 2017
Landlords and property speculators are not looking to help with the housing crisis, they're only looking for profit and will kick working class people out of their areas to get it

Manchester housing workers walk out for equal pay

16 May 2017
Around 200 social housing maintenance workers rallied outside Manchester Town Hall on Monday.

Tories deserve to be evicted for empty housing pledge

16 May 2017
Don't believe the Tories are going to solve the housing crisis. They are only building developers' profits.

Tenants beat rent hike at One Housing

09 May 2017
Housing association tenants in West Ham, east London, scored a victory against their greedy landlords last week.

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.

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

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