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The Socialist 19 January 2022

Toxic Tories must go

The Socialist issue 1163

Tories on the ropes


Want to fight austerity?

No trust in Tories to keep us safe

Tories hand cash to private health profiteers

Tory vaccine sacking threat set to deepen NHS staffing crisis

Employers use vaccine excuse to attack sick pay

News in brief


Murder of Ashling Murphy sends shocks waves across Ireland and beyond

Northern Ireland: Workers fight threatened closure of women's hostel

US: Independent Socialist Group launches new paper

Eyewitness account of workers' uprising in Almaty, Kazakhstan


Mutual aid, the welfare state and the fight for a new mass workers' party


Why are things the way they are?


Rob Windsor - remembering a tireless fighter for socialism


Theatre: Yes Yes UCS


Sheffield Just Eat couriers speak about strike

S Yorks Stagecoach strike results in "huge pay win"

Scunthorpe scaffs resume indefinite strike action

Coventry bin strike continues

Bus driver Tracey Scholes reinstated at Go North West

Royal Mail: Unofficial walkouts precede bigger battle to come on pay and workload

Newham college strike solid against bully privatisers

Somers Forge workers continue pay strike

Workplace news in brief


NUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March

Demonstrating against the Tory anti-protest bill

Waltham Forest: Campaign unites families facing eviction

Newham council rejects using 0.03% of reserves to fund arts

Birmingham: Cuts consultations replaced by computer game

Southampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce

Oliver Campbell - 31 years fighting for justice

Bournemouth - angry people not represented by capitalist parties

Pauline Wall memorial meeting

 
 
 
 
 

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Waltham Forest: Campaign unites families facing eviction

Waltham Forest Socialist Party members, along with local trade unionists and others, in a bailiff-defying vigil outside Nadia's home, photo Martin Reynolds

Waltham Forest Socialist Party members, along with local trade unionists and others, in a bailiff-defying vigil outside Nadia's home, photo Martin Reynolds   (Click to enlarge)

Kevin Parslow, Waltham Forest Socialist Party

Following threats and evictions of women and their families in Waltham Forest, east London, the trades council's Housing Action Network met on 5 January to discuss the defence of residents who may be forced out of their homes.

The campaign is now working with four families. All have been taking legal advice, and, of course, we will assist them and others in legal battles. An advocacy group will be established to assist tenants having problems.

We have to take on unscrupulous private landlords, and the complicit Labour council, if we are to prevent further evictions. Everyone should have the right to stay in the borough where they work or have networks of friends and family.

The meeting agreed to set up a register of empty homes, and urge families not to move if threatened with eviction. We are producing a leaflet outlining residents' legal rights.

We will also regularly lobby council meetings. Councillors should act in their constituents' interests and not those of private landlords.

The council must requisition empty properties for the homeless. Our next 'eviction resistance' action will be on Saturday 22 January - meet 2pm, Wood Street Square, Walthamstow.

See also 'Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council' and 'Nadia: Resisting evictions in east London' at socialistparty.org.uk.


In this issue


What we think

Tories on the ropes


News

Want to fight austerity?

No trust in Tories to keep us safe

Tories hand cash to private health profiteers

Tory vaccine sacking threat set to deepen NHS staffing crisis

Employers use vaccine excuse to attack sick pay

News in brief


International news

Murder of Ashling Murphy sends shocks waves across Ireland and beyond

Northern Ireland: Workers fight threatened closure of women's hostel

US: Independent Socialist Group launches new paper

Eyewitness account of workers' uprising in Almaty, Kazakhstan


Public services

Mutual aid, the welfare state and the fight for a new mass workers' party


Marxist classics

Why are things the way they are?


Rob Windsor

Rob Windsor - remembering a tireless fighter for socialism


Theatre

Theatre: Yes Yes UCS


Workplace news

Sheffield Just Eat couriers speak about strike

S Yorks Stagecoach strike results in "huge pay win"

Scunthorpe scaffs resume indefinite strike action

Coventry bin strike continues

Bus driver Tracey Scholes reinstated at Go North West

Royal Mail: Unofficial walkouts precede bigger battle to come on pay and workload

Newham college strike solid against bully privatisers

Somers Forge workers continue pay strike

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns

NUS walkout: Organise to fight for free education on 2 March

Demonstrating against the Tory anti-protest bill

Waltham Forest: Campaign unites families facing eviction

Newham council rejects using 0.03% of reserves to fund arts

Birmingham: Cuts consultations replaced by computer game

Southampton uni ignores staff and students in exam farce

Oliver Campbell - 31 years fighting for justice

Bournemouth - angry people not represented by capitalist parties

Pauline Wall memorial meeting


 

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