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Activists 'brick up' Shell HQ as the Arctic melts

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Early morning on the 11th September 12 a group of 20 climate change activists calling themselves ‘Ice Bloc’ unloaded nearly two tonnes of ice into the main entrance of Shell HQ. The protest was timed to coincide with this week's impending announcement of the lowest sea-ice coverage ever recorded, a loss of about 50% more ice coverage than the summer ice minimum 30 years ago.  See vi…

Nuclear power set to kill off renewable energy

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The government's proposed Energy Bill is set to offer a blank cheque to the nuclear sector to build more power stations - a move which renewable energy firms fear will kill off future investment in green energy

Save Lambeth Women's Project

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Lambeth Women's Project is an umbrella organisation that provides space and other resources to a variety of other women's groups. We currently house 11 groups that will be affected by a looming eviction. LWP had sole use of the building at 166a Stockwell Road from 1979- 2010. When Stockwell Primary School were made managers of the building a 5 year lease was given to LWP in order for the two organ…

Strike! N30

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Public sector workers meeting up at Windrush Square this morning before heading off to the main N30 strike at Victoria Embankment.

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EDL Switch To Anti-Black Racism

The English Defence League have reverted to type, with torrents of sickening anti-black racism on their divisional Facebook walls, peppered with the N-word, and description of black people being "monkeys" and "apes".  Since their existance, the moderators have tried to brush all of their non-Muslim racism under the carpet, pretending that the EDL have only one enemy, Muslims, but since the rioting…

Brixton Road Pics - Foot Locker + H&M

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Police were very few, very tense and very ineffective. Foot Locker was up in flames, while H&M was being looted. Marks and Spencers, Bodyshop, McDonalds and most other shops on Brixton Road had glass damage, while other places like the games shop at the corner to Ferndale Road and William Hill on Stockwell Road have big gaping holes and look like some things might have gone missing.

Kids fight to save their lollipop ladies/men

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This morning, in the pouring rain, a demonstration of 50 kids and their parents took over the streets around Fircroft school in Tooting Bec, in solidarity with their local lollipop lady and man. The kids worked hard over a few days to make banners and placards and understood clearly the implication on their own safety of losing these essential local workers. Read report and pics ...

The Age of Evictions ... and Resistance!

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Two different communities. One living in Clifton Mansions, an inner city block of long term squatted flats in Brixton, south London. The other made of 90 families part of the UK's largest Traveller community in Dale Farm, a former scrap-yard purchased by the Travellers ten years ago near Basildon, Essex.

They both now face one common problem: the threat of eviction. Dale Farm's long battle has no…

#J30 Critical Mass, from Brixton to Deptford

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We joined the J30 Critical Mass at the Brixton Oval. Prior to that we had been for a while visiting the different pickets in the Brixton area, and we quickly realised that this strike wasn't going to be confined to a ritual Unions march in central London. We stood for a while in the Lambeth College picket in Brixton Hill where we noticed the constant shows of support by the honking cars passing by…

Critical Mass 30th June 11

Thursday 30th June saw the first attempt to a General Strike in Britain for more than 80 years, although it was primarily a Public Sector workers' strike.



As part of the support for the strike from people who are not necessarily public sector workers, a Critical Mass happened in South London,  visiting the picket lines that had been announced and showing support.

Police Attempt to Disrupt Benefit Gigs

On Saturday 23rd of April and Sunday 24th of April, the Metropolitan Police attempted to harass and intimidate the management of two established and fully licensed venues with intelligence gathering - or 'fishing' - exercises. The two venues, both in the Borough of Lambeth in South London, were set to host benefit parties for FITwatch and London Student Solidarity Campaign respectively.

The ‘Golden Years” cry of defiance

It was Wednesday 13th April at a pre-arranged hour. The sound of song and short speeches filled South London, hundreds of people gathering to say ‘NO' to the closure of the Golden Years Day Centre.

Anti-Cuts Demo - Kennington Feeder March

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We marched from Kennington Park and made our way up to Waterlo, joined the main march at Westminster Bridge and then moved slowly, past Downing Street and on to and Trafalgar Square. From there we broke off from the main march and on to Oxford Street where a number of shops were in the process of being targeted for unpaid taxes...

Pics: Brixton Natwest UK Uncut occupation

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Brixton Natwest was today turned into a housing project to highlight the cuts being made to Housing Benefits. 

This is how 'Big Society' looks like ...

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This is how 'Big Society' looks like, Lambeth Town Hall Occupation.

We arrived to last night's second demonstration against the Lambeth Council cuts budget meeting slightly late, and as we were approaching the Town Hall the first thing that surprised us was the loud noise coming out from the demo, a cacophony of car horns responding to the 'Honk Against The Cuts' placards, mixed with the chants o…

Storming Lambeth Town Hall

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It began just like one of the many townhall protests in south London recently: Several hundreds of people had gathered outside Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton Square to protest, while the council inside was supposed to make a decision about implementing governments cuts. To the suprise of many, it became a great spontanous protest.

Lambeth Town Hall Occupation 23.02.11

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Lambeth Save Our Services <http://lambethsaveourservices.org> anti-cuts protesters occupy Lambeth Town Hall's Council Chamber during final Council budget vote.

Lambeth Town Hall Occupied by People's Assembly

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Lambeth town hall in Brixton was taken over and occupied by protestors as the council met to vote through budget cuts of tens of millions of pounds. Hundreds of people gathered outside the town hall (as they'd done previously two weeks ago) and at around 7pm took over the chamber chanting "This is what democracy looks like" and "No ifs, no buts, no public services cuts!", before holding a people's…

Stop! Thief! ...

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UK Uncut protest outside Barclays Bank, Brixton. Here there are some photos:

Lambeth Town Hall anticuts protest in Brixton

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Up to 200 people gathered on Monday evening outside Lambeth Town Hall following a call by Lambeth Save Our Services, to protest against the cuts that Lambeth Council is planning to impose to the local community as part of their 'austerity budget' consisting of a package of £37 million of cuts. The protest started at 6pm right at the doorsteps of the council's building. Several people representing …

Brixton 'Kettled Generation' Protest

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Council leaders reacted hysterically to the protest outside Brixton Police station on Tuesday 14th Dec. Management emailed all council staff to warn of the protest and potential riots that could result. They even included a request that people leave work early to avoid the area. Nothing can better illustrate the council’s disconnection and fear of the local community.



The meeting and p…

Brixton Anti-Cuts March & Vodafone Protest

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The march and rally that took place in Brixton to protest about the imminent cuts in social spending attracted around 200 local people. At midday the rally started at the Brixton Oval, where representatives from Lambeth Save Our Services, Lambeth Pensioners Group, the local branches of UNISON, GMB, NUT and UCU unions, and workers from the Lambeth One O'clock Clubs gave speeches about how the impos…

Protest Public Service Cuts

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Unison is protesting outside the YMCA on Stockwell Road that currently hosts the Annual General Meeting of Lambeth Living (who also are responsible for the recent Mayall Road eviction) against proposed cuts in public services. In spite of the rain 20 people have gathered, with banners, signs handing out leaflets and brandishing some sort of blow up batons.

Mayall Road eviction, the story

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On Monday, 27 September, Lambeth Council's out-sourced housing management

"Lambeth Living", brutally evicted the house in Mayall Road, Brixton, which

was squatted for the last 1 1/2 years.

Mayall Road is gone, long live Mayall Road!

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This morning the squatters of 144 Mayall road had their second eviction notice. The first eviction date saw friends and neighbours turn out en masse to a lovely street breakfast with no bailiffs even trying to show their faces. This time they did show up, supported by the cops. While the first attempt at repossessing the council property was again unsuccessful, they did make a couple of arrests. A…

need a place to live?

In Lambeth there are many unoccupied councill houses.

 

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Racist and criminal policy of the Berlusconi government is not an only Italian problem!

G20 Summit Hits London ...

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... “We Won’t Pay For Their Crisis!”

On Thursday 2nd of April the G20 (or G22) are descending on the city in a Summit to address the current global Crisis, and to discuss how to “re-stabilise” the world economy and how to re-write the rules of global Capitalism, whilst thousands of people are losing their jobs and homes on a daily basis.

Amid the biggest police operation to be launched…

Violence at RMT picket

A man was arrested by plain clothes Police following an incident early on Monday morning during a strike by station attendants at Elephant and Castle Underground station. RMT members were staging a strike at the station over the sacking of Jerome Bowes a member who had been involved in a scuffle with a drunk traveller on News Years Eve. At around 6.30am a man who was described as well dressed appr…