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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).

Tory-led Kensington and Chelsea council in fresh bid to sideline Grenfell survivors

10 October 2017
The Tory-led council that ignored safety warnings ahead of the Grenfell Tower fire is still trying to sideline residents’ voices.

Picturehouse strikes kick off in London to demand the Living Wage - and more

05 October 2017
Workers at five sites of the Picturehouse cinema chain walked out on Wednesday to begin their latest round of strikes. They protested outside the opening of the London Film Festival.

Campaigners take to the streets of west London to defend key health services

03 October 2017
Around 200 health campaigners marched to defend health services at Ealing Hospital last Saturday.

London march for workers’ rights brings traffic to a standstill

27 September 2017
Traffic came to a standstill in central London today, Wednesday, as up to 300 people marched through the city at rush hour.

Grenfell survivors excluded from public inquiry

14 September 2017
The inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire began today, Thursday, at the Connaught Rooms in central London. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, its chair, read out a prepared statement then rushed out of the room.

Bus drivers rally for their rights outside London City Hall

14 September 2017
Around 100 London bus drivers and supporters rallied at City Hall this morning, Thursday, to present mayor Sadiq Khan with a ten point drivers’ bill of rights.

Edson Da Costa’s family continue to fight for truth and justice as funeral approaches

29 August 2017
The funeral of Edson Da Costa was set to take place in London on Friday of this week. Edson died in June after being stopped by police in Newham, east London.

Racist cops try to ruin Notting Hill Carnival

29 August 2017
With a tribute to Grenfell, an anti-racist float and 1,000 arrests, this year’s Notting Hill Carnival was deeply political, Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports

More stop and search can’t cut knife crime

21 August 2017
London police are exploiting recent horrific knife crimes to demand more powers. At the same time, the annual crackdown in the run up to Notting Hill Carnival looks set to involve sinister new surveillance techniques. Alistair Farrow spoke to people in London who bear the brunt of police racism

Lewisham 1977 - forty years on from when we smashed the Nazi National Front

08 August 2017
Forty years ago this week thousands of protesters blocked a Nazi march in south east London—and made history.

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