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Grenfell Fire


Warnings ignored in a Tory bonfire of regulations

04 July 2017
The Tories and their friends in the right wing press have been working overtime to spread the blame for the Grenfell Tower murders around. They also want to deflect attention from a culture at the top of the Tory party.

Tory councillors ban Grenfell survivors from their first meeting since blaze

29 June 2017
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower are banned from the first meeting of senior councillors since the disaster because the Tory council fears protest.

'The Daily Mail won’t stop me protesting over Grenfell blaze'

27 June 2017
I was attacked in the Daily Mail newspaper last week, along with others on the left, for protesting over the Grenfell Tower fire.

West of both worlds - inside the segregated borough of Kensington and Chelsea

27 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire has exposed the deep inequality at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea.

'We will support Grenfell fire victims,' says Hillsborough justice campaigner

27 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire has had a huge impact on some of the people around the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC). The HJC has pledged support to the families and survivors of Grenfell Tower and will offer any assistance we can.

The vile Tory murderers must pay—protests can get them out

27 June 2017
The Tories have stitched up a deal with the sectarian murderers and sexist bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

'It’s a wall of indifference', Grenfell survivor slams council

27 June 2017
Joe Delaney, a Grenfell Tower fire survivor, told Alistair Farrow about the incompetence and indifference of the council

Anger over Grenfell murder needs to focus on the very top

27 June 2017
If the inferno victims are to see any kind of justice the buck can’t stop at the local council, argues Alistair Farrow

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.

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.

The Tories are in crisis, now finish them off

20 June 2017
Pressure was piling on Theresa May this week as her government tottered from crisis to crisis.

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

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

Grenfell—anguish turned to fury and protest

20 June 2017
There was anger on the streets of London as people marched to demand justice for the dead of Grenfell Tower.

‘The poor live here, the rich don’t give a crap about us,’ say local residents after Grenfell Tower fire

20 June 2017
Local residents spoke to Socialist Worker

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 is a ‘crime scene,’ says Unison union

20 June 2017
Grenfell is an issue that affects the whole working class

‘As an ex-firefighter, I know the deaths at Grenfell were avoidable. Those responsible must answer for it’

20 June 2017
I have never seen anything like what happened at Grenfell.

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.

Protest piles the pressure on Theresa May

20 June 2017
Around 1,500 people rallied outside Downing Street demanding that Theresa May resigns.

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