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21 October 2015
Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Limehouse and Poplar, refused to back striking cleaners. His reason? In 1968, some dockers walked out against the sacking of racist Tory minister Enoch Powell.
23 September 2015
Residents from the Isle of Dogs lobbied Tower Hamlets Council on 16 September asking for support for their campaign against redevelopment plans by One Housing Group.
16 September 2015
Housing Association One Housing Group (OHG) is feeling the pressure of the organised residents' Save Our Island Homes Campaign on four estates in the Isle of Dogs, east London, writes Amalia.
2 September 2015
On 4-5 August, protests were held in Whitechapel, east London, where a Jack the Ripper 'museum' is being opened. Dozens of activists and local residents protested with placards commemorating Jack the Ripper's victims and also the women that made history in the area.
21 August 2015
Residents on four former council estates on the Isle of Dogs, east London, face losing their homes to redevelopment.
5 August 2015
For many young people buying a house, or even leaving their parents' home, is an impossible dream. Insufficient council housing and inflated house prices force people looking for somewhere to live into private rented accommodation.
5 August 2015
TUSC supporters protested against Jim Fitzpatrick, Labour Party MP for Poplar and Limehouse. Fitzpatrick abstained on the Tories' welfare bill, condemning poor working families and young people to further welfare cuts.
17 June 2015
John Biggs, long standing Labour right-winger and veteran of the witch-hunt against supporters of the Militant newspaper (forerunner of the Socialist), has been elected mayor of Tower Hamlets with executive powers. This comes after the undemocratic removal of the previously elected mayor by central government.
30 April 2015
In a blatantly undemocratic political act, an Election Court judge has barred Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman from office
10 December 2014
Tower Hamlets: Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London, proposed closing four local nurseries in September
3 December 2014
Tower Hamlets hit the news when Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles threatened to send in government commissioners. How can councils fight the cuts and is the use of commissioners a threat to councils who do fight?
29 September 2014
A packed meeting heard professor Anu Mohammad, from the Committee to Protect Oil Gas and Natural Resources in Bangladesh.
9 July 2014
Since 2010 spending on social care has fallen by 12% while the number of people in need of support has risen by 14%
24 June 2014
The contrast between the dilapidated ex-council blocks and the beacon of privilege that towers behind in Canary Wharf is extreme
28 May 2014
The vote tally for the 560 local election and mayoral Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition no-cuts candidates in the 22 May elections is 68,031
10 September 2013
Several thousand anti-racists turned out on Saturday afternoon to prevent the EDL from marching to the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets
4 September 2013
Twenty years ago, on Sunday 19 September 1993, 1,000 people gathered on Brick Lane in Tower Hamlets, east London, to stop the racist, far-right British National Party (BNP) from having its regular paper sale.
19 June 2013
Response times for fire engines in Bow East and Bow West wards in Tower Hamlets, east London, will nearly double if Bow Fire Station is closed
20 March 2013
Around 1,000 young people patiently queued to watch a new documentary film, Riots Reframed, in Tower Hamlets, east London on Saturday 16 March, writes Emma Smith.
11 April 2012
2012 is the year that London hosts the Olympics, the greatest sporting event in the world. The event has been promoted as bringing great opportunity and hope to those working and living in the surrounding boroughs...
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