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Grenfell Fire


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

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

A poem on the Grenfell Tower fire by Alan Gibbons

20 June 2017
Do you know the first time I knew I was not safe because of my class

Housing bosses ignored tenants' warnings

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

Grenfell Tower fire shows up everything wrong with our system—it's time to end it

20 June 2017
On the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, we republish an article we wrote immediately after it happened

Boris’s cuts put us all at risk, exhausted firefighters warn

20 June 2017
Tory minister and former London mayor cut millions from capital’s fire budget, while telling those who questioned his plans to ‘get stuffed’. Now austerity’s effects are there for all to see.

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

Grenfell Tower is a ‘crime scene,’ says Unison union

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

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.

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