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Grenfell Fire


Grenfell residents debate demands to make sure tragedy never happens again

04 July 2017
Residents are in turmoil in the wake of the fire at Grenfell Tower—but from that turmoil they’re fighting to make sure such an event never happens again. 

Council chiefs resign as pressure builds for Grenfell justice campaign

04 July 2017
The campaign for justice for the people murdered at Grenfell Tower has scored some successes in the past week—and it can push on for more.

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 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).

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.

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

'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

'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 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.

Shameless Tory Kensington and Chelsea council won’t take any blame

20 June 2017
Kensington and Chelsea council’s response to the murder in Grenfell Tower has been to avoid questions and evade responsibility.

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.

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.

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