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Excitement grows for Cuts Cafe


Monday Update: Building is at 1 Stamford St, SE1 9NT, see first impressions and pics. People needed to help sort space out!

The Cuts Cafe held it first public meeting on October the 1st to to "give everyone – groups and individuals – the chance to find out more about the project and how to get involved."  The location will be a squatted space opened for the two weeks leading up to the T…

'payup' protest at holborn sainsbury's store today


sainsbury's is one of the worst supermaket chains for low pay. it actually pays its poorest staff 75p less than tesco according to 'pay up' activists. so this afternoon, the second of a series of noise protests briefly closed down the store at holborn (near their head office). unidentified security guards assaulted protestors and smashed their loud hailer.

Palestine Place resists Eviction & Opens to public


Despite attempts by London’s security forces to illegally evict Palestine Place from 24 Grays Inn Road, a large turnout by local activists and the strength of occupiers within Palestine Place has resulted in the resistance of our first eviction attempt and a strong resolve to remain. The space will be used to raise the profile with workshops, discussion, and action from a variety of gro…

A few pics of #nov9 student demonstration


The main news coming out of yesterday's day of protest and action called by students, workers and cabbies seem to be that it was a highly policed event, almost reaching paranoic levels of state control and clamping down on dissent ... and controlled it was! But nevertheless thousands upon thousands of people marched - and at times pushed their way - towards the City, with clear messages against th…

Students Electricians and Cabbies take the streets


An early morning start, at 7am. Rank-and-file electricians involved in a pay dispute ("sparks"), students, and their supporters took the streets outside the Pinnacle building site in the City before marching to the Cannon St construction site. They refused to be stopped by police and pushed through police lines to reach their destination [video] then leaving there just after 9am onto their stated…

Construction Workers hold 'fight back' meeting


Over 400 construction workers met at Conway Hall last Saturday to hold a mass assembly to decide how to fight back against the 8 major construction companies who are tearing up the national agreement for electrical construction workers. They propose to slash rates, de-skill the industry and pave the way to smash the organised workforce. The rest of the national and smaller regional employers are s…

#j30strike in pictures


It was a nice day out, sun was shining on the strikers for most of the time. Except for the moment when the police decided to clear that sit in protest on Whitehall outside McDonald's (which had its own line of coppers). Section 60 was used as carte blanche to stop everyone who fulfilled a certain set of criteria: young, (mostly) male, dressed in black, (and apparently in a group with at least one…

Pics of Today's UCU strike Demo to Downing St


Several hundred university workers, lecturers and students marched today following a call for a national strike by the Universities and Colleges Union against the cuts and to defend education. The demonstration assembled at the LSE campus at the Strand and marched to Downing Street, where a rally with several speakers took place. The march followed a day of picket lines held in many colleges and u…

University Solidarity Occupations with UCU Strike


Students from Goldsmiths and UCL universities have occupied buildings in their campuses in solidarity with the UCU strike action called for today and for Thursday 26th. The Deptford town hall university building in Goldsmiths college, and the UCL REGISTRY admin building are currently under occupation.

This is the first national strike in higher education for five years and will be taking place …

They say cut back we say fight back!


On the day the cuts were announced, about 5000 people took to the street to protest against paying for the capitalist crisis, but is this enough? A few days after the Haringey Anti Cuts March people were proposing Downing Street to make the people pay who caused the crisis, and students went ahead to set up an education camp. Check our Cuts Wire to keep informed...

There is more to come: Michael …

Migrants Solidarity Protests in London


Last week started with a picket outside the French Consulate on Tuesday 9th, called by London and Brighton NoBorders groups to protest against the repression of the Kronstadt Hangar Project in Calais by the French authorities the previous Sunday. A series of protests were held outside SERCO offices in Holborn in solidarity with the hunger strike taking place at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Ce…

London Protest at SERCO over Yarl's Wood assaults


Around 50 people demonstratedon Friday 12 Feb, 2010 outside the Holborn offices of SERCO in Hand Court in support of the women detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, run by SERCO, who are protesting at the inhumane treatment they receive there and whose hunger strike was broken up in a violent assault by SERCO officers on Tuesday.

Yarl's Wood Hunger Strike Solidarity Picket


A mass hunger strike by families detained at Yarl's Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire has been met with violent assaults on men, women and children by Serco security guards who mange the prison on behalf on the UK Border Agency.A solidarity protest outside Serco's offices in London (22 Hand Court, Holborn, WC1V 6JF) has been called by No Borders London in support of the Yarl's Wood hunger stri…

University Occupations In Solidarity With Gaza


The wave of solidarity with the people of Gaza has spread from the streets of London into several universities that have been occupied by the students. The first one being occupied was SOAS on Tuesday 13th [more] when students took the Bruney Gallery and set a series of demands to end their action, thus creating a "practical example of student self-organisation" whilst posing a "direct challenge t…

Demonstration for Sacked Colombian Cleaners

More than forty people demonstrated outside the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place on Wednesday 22nd,? in support of Colombian cleaners unfairly dismissed by the cleaning company Amey. There was a simultaneous demonstration in Bristol outside Ameys offices there [Photo]

One of the sacked cleaners and a former trade unionist in Colombia, Julio Mayor, said:

We were sacked for …