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4 April 2018

London tenants and workers protest against social housing auction

Outside the upmarket Marriott hotel, tenants and workers protested against an auction of their social housing

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28 March 2018

Grenfell: survivors not rehoused, inquiry not independent, blocks not safe

The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.

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28 March 2018

Walthamstow Save Our Square protesters thrown out of city hall for demanding a say

London Mayor Sadiq Khan's decision to grant permission to redevelop Walthamstow town square in east London was met with anger and feelings of gross betrayal, writes Linda Taaffe, Waltham Forest Socialist Party.

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Homes for All - Not billionaire profit!  GLA Square protest, photo Sarah Wrack

22 March 2018

Homes for All - Not billionaire profit!

Save Our Square protesters were physically evicted from the London City Hall

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14 March 2018

Zero new homes 'affordable' in Blairite Manchester

A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.

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28 February 2018

Save Our Square occupation: "This land is our land!"

Hundreds signed up to join the Save Our Square campaign in Waltham Forest, east London, on the day

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26 February 2018

Groundswell of opposition to high-rise development

Walthamstow Saturday market square was buzzing, as around 600 angry demonstrators came together

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14 February 2018

Rent doubles in a decade: cap rents, build council homes!

A stunning new report reveals the total rent paid in the UK has doubled to 51 billion since 2007

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24 January 2018

2m to remove Grenfell-type cladding: residents to get bill

No charges to residents! Cladding off now!: Residents in the 'Citiscape' housing complex in Croydon, south London, have learnt that tests revealed the cladding on their block poses the same fire hazard as Grenfell Tower.

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24 January 2018

The Socialist inbox

Letters to the editors of the Socialist including one NHS worker forced out of the health service and tower block health and safety concerns in Belfast

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24 January 2018

Gentrification scourge hits Kent

So-called 'gentrification' is on its way to parts of north Kent that are being packaged as the 'Thames Gateway'.

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17 January 2018

No to the Woolwich monster block

If Greenwich council and property developers get their way Woolwich's skyline will soon be unrecognisable

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10 January 2018

Debate: should tower blocks form part of socialist housing policy?

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower atrocity, Salford Socialist Party began discussing whether there is a role for tower blocks in a socialist housing policy. There were differing views so we organised a debate.

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3 January 2018

Thousands live in tents and sheds - seize empty homes

Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.

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14 December 2017

Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

What was the point? That's what the hundreds who attended the council's planning committee will have been thinking

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13 December 2017

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

Dozens of families that survived the fire at Grenfell Tower face Christmas in hotels

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13 December 2017

Two in five 'right to buy' homes now for let

Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.

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13 December 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including live reindeer and lumps of coal.

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6 December 2017

Royal wedding exposes them-and-us visa system

If you're very wealthy you can buy your way in - but for ordinary people, visa applications don't have many fairy-tale endings

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6 December 2017

Rough sleeping crisis: make homes, not arrests

The shocking death of a 32-year-old rough sleeper in Cardiff should have spurred emergency housing action - instead authorities are cracking down on homeless people themselves

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