The Squash Campaign – a housing justice group – say that the goverment’s anti-squatting law:
- pushes more people onto the streets,
- criminalises the recycling of unused buildings
- encourages landlords to keep empty buildings, pushing the price of rents up for everyone else
- increases the cost to the taxpayer of keeping empty[...]
An estimated 25,000 people marched in Lewisham today, in rejection against the planned closure of their hospital’s A&E.
This action sent a clear signal, the people want to keep the NHS despite the government’s planned cuts and selling off chunks to private healthcare providers such as Circle and Spire Healthcare. Already, since coming to power[...]Read more →
Members of the International Organisation for a Participatory Society (London and Southampton chapter), Anti-capitalist Initiative, Peoples Assemblies Network, Occupy London activists and The Friern Barnet Library occupation called for an assembly to discuss social movement strategy in 2013. The assembly took place yesterday at SOAS. Roughly 60 to 70 people attended and participated in[...]
4pm Friday 25 January – Video of demolition of Battersea Park Adventure Playground – ‘Death of Adventure’
3.11pm Friday 25 January – Update on pictures of tree damage at Battersea Adventure Park Playground
Following the reports that trees were being damaged during the demolition of Battersea Adventure Park Playground, Wandsworth Council has said[...]Read more →
by Yayra Colque
This weekend provides the very rare opportunity to sit with not only one of the founder women of Idle No More but also to sit and learn from a number of Indigenous thinkers currently in London. Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum is coming to London all the way from Saskatchewan, Turtle Island (Canada),[...]
The masses may seem silent but don’t be fooled. They talk, they complain, they have ideas and in this case THEY ACT.
A non-violent UK wide demonstration is being organised by citizens across the country and continues to grow. The message is clear.
WE SAY NO TO AUSTERITY
WE SAY NO TO THE BEDROOM TAX[...]
Update as at 13.14 11 January – Legal papers have just been served for a Possession Order of the protest site at Battersea Park Adventure Playground – courtdate is Thursday 17 January. The event detailed below will still be happening as planned, lots of great folks confirming attendance – announcing details shortly!
Almost 9 out[...]
UPDATE, evening of Monday 7 January:
The defenders of Battersea adventure playground have been told that demolition will begin Monday 14 January. Occupiers remain in situ; a small camp (up to 15 residents) has been set up inside the playground, with supporters visiting during the day.
This evening (Monday 7), police were reported to be[...]
Occupy Edinburgh have announced that on Saturday the 12th of January they will take to the streets with tents, banners and re-occupy the streets once more.
The group’s call to action reads “People of Edinburgh, the time is upon us once again to remind our governments and banks that they work for us and not[...]