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Lobby over Lambeth library cuts

17 November 2015
Around 200 library campaigners joined a lobby of a Lambeth council scrutiny committee meeting on Tuesday of last week.

Marchers say Lambeth Labour's library cuts are a ‘disgrace’

10 November 2015
Over 500 people marched against library closures by Labour-run Lambeth council in south London last Saturday.

Checking racism out of the library - an experiment in activism

14 April 2015
A new book, Celebrating CLR James in Hackney, recalls grassroots campaigns against racism in east London and reprints documents and interviews

Fury as councils push through further cuts

24 February 2015
As anti-cuts protests took place across Britain last week a nightmare vision of the future of local services came from Northamptonshire.

Protests as councils get set for deepest cuts yet

10 February 2015
Also: National Libraries Day protests and a "smart" rally in Manchester

Protesters defend Barnsley Library

04 February 2014
Up to 70 chanting protesters encircled the entrances to Barnsley Town Hall on Wednesday of last week.

Reports round-up

21 January 2014
Bus workers walk out in Weymouth | Vote for action on the DLR | Newsquest journalists start ballot | Shetland construction workers discuss offer | Tata Steel deal accepted in Scunthorpe | Sandwich workers could strike in Corby | National Gallery staff want living wage | Ballot for Romec workers | Resistance meeting in Donnington | Library protest called in Barnsley

Save Barnsley Central Library campaign

03 December 2013
Some 50 people demonstrated in Barnsley town centre on Monday of last week against plans to close the Central Library.

Campaigners form chain around Barnsley central library

19 November 2013
Up to 200 people formed a human chain round Barnsley central library last Saturday to protest against Barnsley’s  Labour council’s plans to demolish it.

South Gloucestershire council workers back on strike

12 November 2013
Strong pickets joined the fourth strike in two months in south Gloucester libraries on Saturday of last week. 

Don’t close Barnsley library

05 November 2013
Campaigners in Barnsley held a protest meeting last Saturday and launched a campaign to stop the demolition of Barnsley Central Library.

Occupation blocks closure of Southwick library

15 October 2013
Around 50 protesters occupied Southwick library last week as part of a campaign to get it reopened

Sunderland march says 'save our library'

03 September 2013
Around 100 people marched through Sunderland last Saturday against council plans to close nine libraries.

Manchester march defends library

23 April 2013
Angry chants rang through the streets of Levenshulme, south Manchester, on Sunday as a march against cuts wound its way to the threatened library and Arcadia sports facility.

A story of services threatened by the axe

05 April 2013
The campaigns to save libraries threatened with closure in Manchester teamed up on Saturday of last week, to build a“pop-up library” for storytelling in Piccadilly Gardens.

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