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Grenfell Tower—four years, still no justice

Grenfell Tower—four years, still no justice The fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower Fire that killed 72 people on 14 June 2017 saw commemorations on Monday despite the Covid-19 restrictions.

Cover-up! How the state helped hide the truth about the murder of Daniel Morgan

Cover-up! How the state helped hide the truth about the murder of Daniel Morgan Daniel Morgan was ­murdered beside his car at the back of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south east London, in 1987. He had met his business partner Jonathan Rees for a drink.

Tube strikes can derail Tory plans for raft of attacks

Tube strikes can derail Tory plans for raft of attacks London Underground workers are preparing to fight Tory plans to push through millions of pounds worth of cuts.

Nazi cop jailed under terror law

Nazi cop jailed under terror law A British police officer has been jailed for four years and four months for being a neo‑Nazi.

Escalate bus fightbacks in Manchester and London

Escalate bus fightbacks in Manchester and London Bus drivers at Go North West in Manchester are battling on against a brutal employer assault.

The Brixton Uprising—when rage burned on the streets

The Brixton Uprising—when rage burned on the streets Riots in Brixton 40 years ago this month turned the tables on racist cops. Alex Wheatle and Cecil Gutzmore spoke to Socialist Worker about their experiences of the riots and why the anger that caused them still exists today

London United bus strikes hit back at RATP bosses’ assault

01 April 2021
Bus drivers in the west and south of London have stepped up their pay fight after talks with bosses failed

London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears

05 March 2021
Over 20,000 London bus drivers have been advised to refuse to drive overcrowded buses because of coronavirus safety fears.

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

09 February 2021
People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

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

Protest calls for sacking of cop after attack on black teenager

19 December 2020
Anti-racists rallied on the road outside Tottenham police station on Saturday after fresh footage emerged of a violent assault on a black teenager.

Homelessness hits a record high in London

15 December 2020
Homelessness in London now stands at a 15-year record high, councils have warned.

Surge of anger after cops attack a black teenager

14 December 2020
The cops are facing a backlash after a violent assault on a black teenager in north London last week. 

LDE strikers stay strong as they plan six more days of strikes to defend union rep

10 December 2020
NEU union members at the LDE free school in east London struck for a sixth day on Thursday. And they have voted for more strikes because they see the walkouts as their only chance to make the school better for staff and students.

Lights festival illuminates east London

04 December 2020
Colourful Nights is the latest annual festival illuminating large parts of Canary Wharf in east London.

LDE school staff strike to demand reinstatement of union rep Sharon Morgan

03 December 2020
Workers at the London Design and Engineering (LDE) free school are taking action to demand the reinstatement of NEU union rep Sharon Morgan.

Little Ilford school strikers speak out - ‘You’d think we wanted chandeliers!’

25 November 2020
Some 51 workers at Little Ilford School struck for their fifth day on Wednesday. It is the second day of a three-day strike over unacceptable working conditions and the expansion of the east London school.

Grenfell cladding firm was ‘dishonest’ inquiry is told

24 November 2020
Former employees at building cladding firm Celotex have admitted the company “manipulated” test results to compete with market rivals.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

16 November 2020
Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

14 November 2020
As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

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