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Record turnout for Leeds May Day

On 30 April over 300 trade unionists, workers, students and unemployed joined the Leeds ‘March for the Alternative’ May Day demonstration called by the Local Trades council. The sun shone…

Thousands march for Smiley Culture

“DIRTY BABYLON!” snarled the crowd in time to the reggae beat. It was a line from a 1980s Smiley Culture hit: “Cockney say Ol’ Bill, we say Dirty Babylon”. How…

Leeds anti-cuts convention challenges leaders to fight

Over 100 Leeds activists gathered on 9th April for the Anti-Cuts Convention, an event aimed at building and uniting the anti-cuts movement and decide our next steps after 26th March,…

Justice for Smiley – Justice for all who have died in police custody!

The death of Smiley Culture while in police custody has struck a chord that has resonated deeply across south London and Britain’s black community. Even the Evening Standard says thousands…

Brixton riots 1981: the fight against racism

From the Workers Power archive – April 1981. Mark Hoskisson explains the causes of the Brixton riots, poverty, alienation and systematic racist abuse from the police…

Tower Hamlets workers throw their weight behind call for general strike

Teachers and council workers from Tower Hamlets called on their leaders to organise general strike action today in a mass rally after 2,000 trade unionists, joined by the local community…

After the Town Hall occupation, anti-cuts group grows

Report from Lambeth Save Our Services Fresh from our spirited occupation of Brixton Town Hall, Lambeth Save Our Services met last night full of new activists, brimful of confidence and…

Lambeth town hall occupied

Lambeth town hall occupied

Local trade unionists and community campaigners occupy Lambeth town hall 23/02/2011 400 protesters demonstrated in Lambeth town hall tonight. The Labour councillors, supported by the Lib dems and Tories, wanted…

Leeds anticuts protesters occupy town hall

Leeds anticuts protesters occupy town hall

Today, at around 1pm, half an hour before Leeds Council were due to meet to pass a budget of swingeing cuts, hundreds braved the rain to lobby the meeting to…

Birmingham council strikes loom

Birmingham City Council has announced that £300 million will be cut from the budget over the next four years. This will involve the loss of 7,116 full time jobs, that…