Radical Housing Network Conference Direct Action in a time of crisis

Where now for the grassroots housing movement? Come and join grass roots campaigns and housing activists to discuss where we are now, where we want to go and how to get there. When: on Nov 14th  10 am to 6 pm Where: All Saints Community Centre, 105 New Cross Rd. London, SE14 5DJ The sessions are:... Continue Reading →

2015 Mayday Report

Some commented numbers were slightly down on the year previous when the RMT threw their weight behind the Mayday march after Bob Crows death. On the way to the rallying point people would have come across an SWP banner emblazoned with “Hands off Tower Hamlets”. They’re consistent, if nothing else, we should give them that.... Continue Reading →

March for the Homeless Report

“The housing crisis is a lie, there is no housing crisis, there are 74,000 empty homes.” Never had a truer word been said than this loud-hailed to the assembled crowd at Whitehall for the ‘March for the Homeless’. The internationally co-ordinated march on Wednesday (15 April 2015) was to highlight the increasing number of homeless... Continue Reading →

Housing March on January 31st

London AF members were on both the South London and East London feeder marches last Saturday 31st January. Despite the foul weather at least 4,000 turned out. This time, whilst the usual Trot suspects turned out in force, they didn't manage to swamp and trotify the march. Nevertheless it was excruciating to hear them wetting... Continue Reading →

Community activists target local letting agents

Haringey Housing Action Group, Haringey Solidarity Group and Haringey Private Tenants Action Group held an inspection of local letting agents to draw attention to high rents, short-term tenancies, discrimination against housing benefit claimants and high administration fees. See video of the event:www.haringeyhousingaction.org.uk A team of Community Housing Inspectors took a tour of local letting agents... Continue Reading →

Carpenters Solidarity

Carpenters Solidarity UCL has chosen the Carpenters Estate in Newham, a council housing estate adjacent to the Olympic park, home to 318 households who are now set to lose their homes and community, as the site for its proposed Stratford campus. Many have already been forced out by Newham Council over the last decade. UCL’s... Continue Reading →

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