Housing Justice in the new Newham!

Focus E15 Campaign

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Over the last four years Focus E15 campaign has constantly raised the issue of intentional homelessness and highlighted the vicious policies of Newham Labour Council under Robin Wales, the previous Mayor, who presided over policies whereby if a homeless family refused to be sent out of London and refused what they called a suitable offer, then they had made themselves ‘intentionally homeless’ and the council could discharge their duty to house them.

This frightening process is what happened to Sara and her two young children, one in school in Newham and one preschool age.  Sara has been working with Focus E15 campaign since December 2017 and has been determined to get housing justice. Sara has family, friends and support networks in Newham and has employment in Newham as well. Read the latest on this story by journalist Kate Belgrave who rightly asks, ‘when will Labour Councils get stuck in’?

Since December…

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Stop Trump on July 13th – Stop Tommy on the 14th!

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The far-right are coming back to London on Saturday July 14th. Last time they brought 10,000 racists on to the streets united by their hatred of Muslims. They are bringing together all the disparate factions of far-right under the ‘Free Tommy’ banner, campaigning for release of EDL founder and ex-BNP member Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who got himself imprisoned for being a serial disrupter of important criminal trials.

They are also going to form a large ‘pro-Trump’ rally just one day after the massive anti-Trump protests on the 13th.

All the same figureheads of the alt-right who backed Trump and brought him to power are now backing Tommy Robinson – Steve Bannon, Breitbart, Milo Yiannopoulos, the Proud Boys, Info Wars. Trump’s Republicans have even raised the bogus ‘Free Tommy’ issue in the Senate. They are trying to build a Trumpian alt-right in the UK. It is essential that all anti-racists and anti-fascists…

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Repression news and general upcoming events for late June and July

Freedom of speech at the University of Bristol

The life, writings, photography, and journey of Dithreabhach

As feminist scholars, we are writing to express our concern at the news that disciplinary procedures have been initiated against a PhD student who petitioned against a discriminatory event associated with the University of Bristol.

The student, Nic Shall,wrote a petitionopposing an event organised by the anti-trans campaign group “A Woman’s Place”. Shall has been accused by the Vice Chancellor’s office of writing a letter containing false information, attempting to suppress the free speech of fellow students, and bringing the university into disrepute. They have been threatened with expulsion.

We believe that the disciplinary action against Shall represents an attack on the democratic right to free expression, and that it is this action that brings the University of Bristol into disrepute. The student in question is, in effect, being threatened with expulsion for writing a petition. If the University of Bristol is to uphold the principle of free…

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Anti-fascist events diary for late June/early July

7/8 July: 50 Years of Resistance events in London

Join hundreds of people in London on the 7th and 8th of July to celebrate 50 years of campaigns, struggles, resilience and success.

On 7th of July we will be gathering from 12.30 pm at Grosvenor Square, London W1, for a roll call of groups spied on. If you were involved in a group and would like to speak contact: 50yrsevents@gmail.com

On 8th of July there will be a conference exploring five decades of movements for change, exhibitions, food, videos and talks at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, from 10.00 to 4.00 pm.

Organised by Campaign opposing Police Surveillance.

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Basildon, Mid Essex and Southend postcode lottery

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From Save Southend NHS Facebook page

Last year we fought and achieved success preventing #Southend A&E being downgraded. This is a stark reminder of the scale of service transfers which are being imposed by the Government led Mid and South Essex STP in order to save £££ by 2021. Any time now we are expecting confirmation that these service transfers have been ‘signed off’ following a token public consultation which received only 4000 responses out of a catchment of 1.5 million people. Most people in our community don’t even know that these specialities are due to be shipped out from Southend Hospital. Our huge town needs a full, district general hospital but instead we are set to lose the most out of the three in the new amalgamated super trust (Basildon, Mid Essex and Southend) which will see critically unwell patients travelling all over Essex. #OurNHS remains under constant attack…

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