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John Hindmarch 1932–2011

22 November 2011
Born in Jarrow, South Shields, in the middle of the Great Depression, John Hindmarch was an extraordinary individual. He left South Shields to look for work at the end of the Second World War, and eventually landed up in Birmingham.

Student occupations round-up

08 November 2011
Birmingham Student activists occupied Birmingham university’s Corporate Conference Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Birmingham bin workers vote to strike

01 November 2011
Birmingham bin workers in the Unite and GMB unions have voted for industrial action against pay cuts and job losses. Stewards were set to meet this week to decide their next steps—up to and including strikes.

Anti-racists stand up to EDL in Birmingham

30 October 2011
The racist English Defence League (EDL) suffered a disastrous day this weekend, on Saturday.

Birmingham council strikers rain on Clegg’s parade

21 September 2011
Striking Birmingham council workers took their fight to the Liberal Democrats today (Wednesday)—on the day of Nick Clegg’s keynote speech defending cuts.

Battle to keep Remploy factories open

20 September 2011
Remploy workers joined the march against the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday (see page 4). They were protesting against plans to close 54 Remploy factories.

Thousands march on Lib Dem conference

20 September 2011
Thousands of workers protested at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham last Sunday. The march reflected a general mood that it’s time to ratchet up resistance to the government.

Chief exec isn't feeling the pinch

13 September 2011
Birmingham council chief executive Stephen Hughes is driving the campaign to force through what he has called "painful" cuts.

Get ready to rage at Clegg's coalition of cutters

13 September 2011
Trade unionists, anti-cuts activists and campaigners are preparing to protest in their thousands outside the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on Sunday.

Birmingham council workers to strike during Lib Dem conference

13 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham will strike next Wednesday, embarrassing the Lib Dems as they hold their national party conference in the city.

Birmingham prepares to battle the Lib Dems

09 September 2011
Trade unionists who are set to strike during the Lib Dems’ conference came together with activists organising a march on it at a rally on Thursday.

Brum strike to hit Lib Dems

06 September 2011
Council workers across Birmingham are to strike during the Lib Dems’ party conference in the city later this month.

Birmingham comes together

16 August 2011
In Birmingham, where three young Muslim men died after being hit by a car during the riots, there were fears that it might stir up animosity between Asian and African‑Caribbean people.

Protests at Tory and Lib Dem conference will show our strength

26 July 2011
Several months ago Right to Work initiated marches on the Tory party conference in Manchester on 2 October and the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham on 18 September.

More than 1,000 on Birmingham march for justice

05 July 2011
Over 1,000 people marched in Birmingham last Saturday calling for justice for those who have died in police custody.

Councils - from Birmingham to Doncaster, we can win

05 July 2011
One picket line in Birmingham summed up the 30 June spirit of unity and solidarity—even though there were only two people on it.

From Birmingham to Glasgow: we’re ready to resist

29 June 2011
Birmingham kicked off the battle for the 30 June strikes last night with a Unite the Resistance rally for unions striking across the city.

Deaths in police custody: How did Demetre Fraser die?

28 June 2011
The family of a 21-year old black man want answers from police after he fell to his death from a Birmingham tower block.

Council strike shows unity that can win

28 June 2011
More than 10,000 Birmingham council workers were set to strike on Thursday of this week—joining the 30 June revolt across the public sector.

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