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Cuts Cafe - first impressions and pics


On the same day that George Osbourne announced an even greater round of welfare cuts to add to those already previously announced... The Cuts Cafe opened in Southwark in central London yesterday evening. It is intended as a meeting place for people opposed to the government's austerity programme in the run-up to the TUC demonstration on the 20th October.

Heygate Pop-Up Cinema Celebrates Opening Night


Around 50 people attended the opening night of the Heygate cinema on Saturday 22nd. The event was hosted by the (provisional) Heygate Residents Association which screened the film ‘Doreen’ made by film-makers David Reeve & Patrick Steel. In the film, Doreen Gee - former Chair of the Tenants & Residents Association - reminisces about the culture of the estate and what went wrong with the re…

Southwark Council Vandalise Community Gardens


Yesterday the Council in its infinite and omnipotent wisdom decided to carry out another* aggressive attack on the popular Heygate Community Gardens, near Elephant and Castle, by spitefully destroying the colourful and thought-provoking artworks that have been brightening up the dull spaces within the now empty estate that the council plans to demolish.

'liberate tate' donation to BP-sponsored tate


more than a hundred people took part in a beautifully co-ordinated action today, to deliver a 'gift to the nation' to tate modern gallery. the giant wind turbine blade was delivered in three parts and lovingly assembled in front of security and the public in the heart of the famous tate modern turbine hall. BP, the controversial sponsor of the museum, has recently announced the closure of its wind…

grim protest at shell-sponsored southbank festival


activists from london rising tide (helped by 'rhythms of resistance' samba players), staged a noisy and theatrical protest at the royal festival hall yesterday evening, highlighting the greenwashing of shell's image through cultural sponsorship in their 'shell classic international' festival at the southbank centre.

Wishing you a Better Elephant in 2012!


Audio from the walk around "regeneration" cites in Elephant & Castle, organised by the Southwark Notes Archives Group. More info and fleshed out article to come.

Solidarity Federation: Wage theft victory in South


A pub worker and South London Solidarity Federation have together won 6 weeks - over £700 - in stolen wages after a campaign of direct action and threatening pickets of a London pub.Laura was employed by ‘The Hartley' pub in South London. She was let go after she refused to work because she hadn't been paid for 6 weeks - owed over £700 dating back to mid-September.

Blackfriar's flashride

London Cycling Campaign (LCC) is finally showing some spirit and organised it's second Flashride to highlight tfl's and the mayor of London's failure to accomodate pedestrians and cyclists in the redesign of Blackfriars bridge. 

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Kids fight to save their lollipop ladies/men


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 ...

Protest at Southwark Town Hall


About 150 people gathered outside Southwark Town Hall to protest against the cuts on Tuesday 22nd. Several people gave speeches highlighting the different areas where the cuts will have devastating effects on the borough. Many others used the demo to mobilise for the 26 of March demonstration, calling for that demo to be the beginning of the biggest protest movement in the UK for more than a …

Protest at Southwark Council against Cuts


About 100 people gathered outside the Southwark Council Meeting this afternoon to protest the planned Cuts. Speakers demanded from the Council to defend them against the plans of the government to cut social services and education. They also demanded to stop privatisation and stressed that outsourcing and improving "efficiency" is not an answer to the problems. See video.

UAL: Camberwell College of Arts Occupied


University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Art is now OCCUPIED!We now have an Amazing space at Wilson Road (SE5 8LU) which is occupied…!! The Lecture Theatre will become a space for students to plan action, make work and perform. It will act as a student union and catalyst to create ideas for action and organisation. We call for more support and involvement! The space is open and ev…

LSE students Occupy Simon Hugues office


Recent Student Protests news:

20 LSE students are currently occupying the offices of Simon Hughes, LieDem Deputy Leader at the Blue in Southwark.See pic below ...

Second successful night of strike action by FBU


Last night was the second 8 hour strike by firefighters to defend their jobs. Strong picket lines have managed to disrupt the attempts to break the strike by Assetco, a company hired in to break the strike. In Old Street firefighters barricaded their fire stations and chained station doors to prevent them being taken over by Assetco. In Southwark a firefighter was run down by a scab fire truck…

blair party at tate modern


the real tony blair seemed not to have partied at the tate modern this evening amidst rumours and disinformation. but a few dozen protestors still turned up and some theatrics and speeches were watched by onlookers and about a dozen media cameras.

Pics From Ian Tomlinson Protest


around 200 people listened to an open mic outside the offices of the director of public prosecutions yesterday afternoon, before taking to the streets and marching to the spot where ian tomlinson was attacked by policeman simon harwood.

... still no peace


Although most people had already left at ten minutes past two, the last 25 people left for another march through the city, ending up back at Rose Court. With a few more people the energy would have been even more awesome. Sadly everyone seemed to have urgent appointments (at the pub?). Again the street was taken, and besides similar slogans as before "No Justice, No Peace..." Wwhose street? Our St…

No Justice No Peace...


About 200 people rallied today at Rose Court after it was announced that there will be no prosecution for Ian Tomlinson's murder during the G20 demonstrations in London in April 2009. Quite a few people took the opportunity to express their anger and grief, about Ian Tomlinson and everyone who has died at the hands of the police. Then the crowd took to the streets and after a short halt at Bank we…

Oil Industry Under Siege


As oil executives gathered at a London hotel for their annual strategising conference on Monday, up to 200 climate activists crossed the river from BP-sponsored Tate Modern to converge on the front entrance with a samba band and a giant paper-mache oil-covered seabird.

Titled "Drum It Out", the protest also put the industry on trial before a People's Court which loudly found it guilty of crimes o…

People's Court – Pix-&-Vidz – Tue 30 Mar 10


Dateline: Southwark Crown Court, London, UK, 09:40-10:30, Tue 30 Mar 10 – On a grey and wet morning, a mere handful of protesters gathered for what we took to be the first substantive court appearance of the MP's Expenses Scandal Scapegoats. But we learned that the Press Association had already announced that the crooked "New" Labour porkers Elliot Morley, David Chaytor, Jim Devine weren't even …

Livesey Occupiers Re-Open Community Museum


Families flock to the Livesey Museum for the re-opening of the former children's museum to mark two years since Southwark Council shut the building down. It was a wet Sunday morning in South London as community activists scurried round the beautiful Livesey museum on the Old Kent Rd, putting the final touches to the space for a free family funday.

Police had called the occupiers the day before sta…

LCC Under Occupation


UPDATE: 'Oppose' have occupied the UAL rector; Nigel Carrington's office today for 6 hours, resulting in a meeting with the deputy rector for an hour to air their views. See their blog at the bottom of this article for latest updates.

Students from London College of Communication last night (09/11/09) occupied the Main Lecture Theatre over changes implemented by senior management. The group, 'Opp…

Campaigners hold protest against Arora Hotels


Campaigners hold second protest against plans to turn Gatwick hotel into a

detention centre

5th November 2009, 7pm

* Arora Management Services Ltd plans to turn its four-star Mercure

Gatwick hotel into an immigration detention centre.

* Campaigners vow to target Arora and Mercure until the plans are dropped.

Anti-detention campaigners are currently holding a peaceful protest at the

Mercure London City Ba…

No Borders protest at Becket House


No Borders protest at Becket House immigration reporting centre

A handful of No Borders activists held a protest on Friday, 9th October, outside (and inside) Becket House immigration reporting centre in south London, demanding the immediate closure of this horrible place. After 'intimidating' staff and security guards with their 'scary' banner and leafleting passers-by, protesters had a tour insi…

Nuclear bomb-makers Jacobs paid a visit


Trident Ploughshares Press Release - Thursday 30 April, 2009

Six anti-nuclear campaigners from Trident Ploughshares affinity group the Muriel Lesters visited nuclear weapons profiteers Jacobs Engineering outside their Tower Bridge office in London earlier today [see note 1]. The campaigners displayed a banner reading "Nuclear Bomb Makers" and various placards to the busy passing traffic and pedes…

St George’s Day at Cross Bones Graveyard



More than a hundred people gathered for the St George’s Day celebration at the Cross Bones Graveyard shrine in Redcross Way SE1.  


UAL occupation ends in victory


The occupation of the London College for Communication has ended tonight, after the students reaseived a letter by the University, accepting most of the demands. During the day the students had dropped a banner from a tree in front of the main entrance opposite the shopping centre.

Come and celebrate Friday, Feb 25th, 2:15pm outside LCC.

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…