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Grenfell Fire

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

‘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

‘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.

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.

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