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Grenfell Fire


Press racism versus solidarity from below after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Racism is a tried and tested way of deflecting people’s anger. So some newspapers focused on Ethiopian refugee Behailu Kebede, whose fridge they claim started the fire.

Bosses knew about worries over combustible cladding

20 June 2017
the prime suspect for why the Grenfell fire spread so quickly is the cladding used on the building after a refurbishment

Murderous contempt for poor people’s lives goes to the top

20 June 2017
A series of Tory housing ministers fought to stop developers and landlords taking responsibility for fire safety

Housing bosses ignored tenants' warnings

20 June 2017
Board members and officers are directly responsible for the deaths at Grenfell Tower.

Kensington and Chelsea, where the super-rich live in luxury and the poor live in death traps

20 June 2017
The borough where working class residents of Grenfell Tower were left to live in shoddy, unsafe housing is awash with wealth and empty homes.

Grenfell Tower survivors, relatives and relief workers abandoned by callous council

20 June 2017
Kensington and Chelsea council’s abject failure to help survivors of the Grenfell Tower inferno has seen them officially sidelined.

Outpourings of solidarity and anger after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Hundreds of people came from all over Britain to offer solidarity to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, and to demand answers.

Neoliberalism, the ideology that put profit before safety, could be on its way out

20 June 2017
It may be that health and safety is what kills off the neoliberal consensus

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

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