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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 September 2020
Newham: Closed and evicted
Disgracefully, Coolfin Road community centre Newham, east London was closed and allowed to fall into a state of disrepair. Now the 100% Labour-run council aims to evict squatters and demolish the building. There's a desperate housing need in Newham, one of the poorest and most overcrowded boroughs in the country.
How many genuinely affordable council homes is the council constructing? How many empty properties is the council turning into social housing? You can probably guess the ball-park figure.
Niall Mulholland, East London Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 30 September 2020:
Tory scheme won't halt mass unemployment: mobilise the unions!
Job Support Scheme - too little, too late
Under the microscope
News in brief
Trump's failure over western US wildfires
US: Police escape justice over Breonna Taylor killing
South Africa: Working class unity to stop violence against women
What we think
Covid restrictions expose Tory splits
Students trapped on Covid campuses speak out
Apprehension about Covid - anger at fees, costs and exploitation
Black History Month
Still crawling at 60: Capitalism has failed Nigeria
Trade unions must fight to put their stamp on events
Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate
PCS: No to DWP management's plans - Yes to action
NHS workers need 15% rise and full funding
Fight BT redundancies
Peterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action
Campaigns and party news
Why I joined the Socialist Party: Labour moved right and left me behind
£71,522 raised: We've smashed our target again
Selling the Socialist
Newham: Closed and evicted
Campaign for new King George Hospital wing gets boost
Solidarity not charity
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