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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 July 2021

East London resident fighting eviction again

Eviction resistance in Walthamstow, London, 29.6.21. Nadia addressing the crowd after bailiffs say they're not entering her home today!, photo Waltham Forest SP

Eviction resistance in Walthamstow, London, 29.6.21. Nadia addressing the crowd after bailiffs say they're not entering her home today!, photo Waltham Forest SP   (Click to enlarge)

Linda Taaffe, Waltham Forest Socialist Party

Nadia Zaman has to fight once again (see 'Protesters halt Nadia's eviction') - this time to stop her and her three children being relocated to Stoke-on-Trent. Nadia has lived all her life in Walthamstow, east London.

She resisted eviction, and then accepted the council offer of a single room in nearby Leyton for her whole family. Her supporters are submitting a realistic plan on how she can be housed locally - given willingness to listen and with sensible flexibility on both sides.

But these plans could go down the drain now that Mears are involved - the private contractors have a 80 million deal to cleanse the borough of its poorest families, and ship them off to Stoke.

The prospect of being isolated away from family and community fills Nadia with dread - as it would anybody. It is grossly unjust - even cruel and inhuman.

Councillors must stop this crisis for Nadia right now. They should pull into line the council officers pressing ahead with the 'offer' of Stoke or 'out on the streets'. They should respond to Nadia's supporters' proposal.

We are sick of the torrent of sad stories in the media about people in housing difficulties. We need action.

Take the profit motive out of housing provision. Instead, housing should be considered a social service. Build masses of council homes at council rents, not unaffordable tower blocks.

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In The Socialist 28 July 2021:


News

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'Pingdemic' exemptions

Tories and Labour fail on child poverty

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London floods: Privatisation and heavy rain are a dangerous mix

Jobs and homes for all


International

Cuban protests - what do they represent?

Flood devastation in Europe

Israel: Hospital ancillary workers' strike suspended

In brief: News, reports & analysis from the CWI


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New left NEC meets - Organise the fight back now

Government departments move to impose pay cuts

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Bexley bin workers strike for better pay

Fight Freeports to stop bonfire of workers' rights


Campaigns

Thousands march to Reclaim Pride

Tower Hamlets Labour backs Tory cuts

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Barnsley 'Big Green Space' protest

Youth Fight for Jobs is officially relaunched

Selling the Socialist

Scottish socialist breaks running record


Readers' Opinion

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