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Standing in the way of privatised education - the battle against academies in Newham

01 May 2018
An inspiring battle in east London has breathed new life into the fight to stop academies. Two socialist activists, Carolyn McGrath and Miriam Scharf, spoke to Socialist Worker about how the campaign was built – and how others can take up the struggle elsewhere

Victory at Avenue school as academy plan is pushed back - but the fight continues

01 May 2018
Workers and parents at Avenue school in east London scored a victory this week after school bosses retreated on an academy plan.

Hundreds gather in solidarity with the Windrush Generation

20 April 2018
 Around 800 people joined an angry rally in Windrush Square in Brixton, south London,  on Friday night. 

Leaked report shows how council ‘savings’ led to Grenfell Tower fire disaster

17 April 2018
A shocking report into the immediate causes of the Grenfell Tower fire was leaked on Monday.

What’s behind gun and knife crime?

06 April 2018
After several recent killings of young people in London, media and politicians have blamed “gangs” and to call for more resources for police. But, as Sarah Bates finds, the roots of the violence lie in deep social problems

Picturehouse workers call a week-long strike in London

13 February 2018
Workers at the Picturehouse cinema chain were set to strike continuously for one week from 5am on Saturday 17 February.

Education workers out on strike in battle against academy plans

08 February 2018
Workers at Cumberland School in Newham struck today against a plan to turn their school into an academy. Upbeat strikers chanted, “Our school is not for sale,” and, “Whose school? Our school,” on the picket line.

After Darren Osborne is jailed - Theresa May has blood on her hands

06 February 2018
Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) supporters across Britain are building for national demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Cardiff on 17 March.

Property bosses and Labour right are scared of the revolt against redevelopments

01 February 2018
A shiver of fear is running through the boardrooms of property developers—and the cabals of right wing Labour councillors.

After Claire Kober quits in Haringey - turn the tables on pro-cuts Labour councils

30 January 2018
Defeat for the Labour right in Haringey could spur wider resistance, writes Alistair Farrow

Picturehouse bosses resort to legal threats in response to strikes

23 January 2018
Picturehouse cinema workers struck at five sites in London last Saturday and Sunday.

Report reveals fresh safety failings over Grenfell as 2,000 attend silent march

16 January 2018
Seven months after the Grenfell Tower fire, the level of contempt for working class people felt by those responsible is still being revealed.

Councillor changes view on the hated Haringey Development Vehicle

09 January 2018
The campaign against the social-cleansing Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has claimed its latest scalp.

Estates campaign caused the Labour right’s woe in Haringey council

05 December 2017
The battle between left and right in the Labour Party has come starkly into the open in Haringey, north London.

Cleaners march to sweep away outsourcing bosses

28 November 2017
A demonstration on Tuesday of last week drew attention to a new legal challenge against outsourcing firms.

Vicious housing attack is on the rocks in Haringey

28 November 2017
Plans for a regeneration project by a Labour-run council has split the local party—and campaigning has pushed back the right, says Alistair Farrow

London bus workers are being driven around the bend

14 November 2017
Bus drivers in London are being encouraged to work in unsafe conditions and are putting passengers at risk, says the Unite union.

Activists build opposition to social cleansing plans in Haringey

31 October 2017
Housing campaigners took to the high court last week to challenge Labour-run Haringey council over its plan to demolish seven estates in the north London borough.

Warmly-written words shroud a bleak sketch of London

16 October 2017
In his final book documenting London, the writer and walker Iain Sinclair chronicles the city he feels he is losing.

Mobilise against dangerous new racist movement after FLA protest in London

10 October 2017
Several thousand people joined a march in central London on Saturday of last week called by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA).

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