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4 October 2017
29 March 2017
"Save our Nurseries!" This was the chant of local campaigners, mostly women and mothers, who lobbied a full council meeting in Tower Hamlets town hall, east London
1 March 2017
Just before Women's Day, Tower Hamlets council voted for cuts in children's and youth services
22 February 2017
Tower Hamlets council plans to vote through cuts in its budget of £58 million on 22 February. Labour Party mayor John Biggs essentially thinks there's no other option but to implement the Tory government cuts.
1 April 2016
The project could lead to the total destruction of the world's largest mangrove forest.
1 March 2016
Local residents, trade unionists and campaigners turned out to oppose cuts at Tower Hamlets council's budget setting meeting on 24 February
27 January 2016
A right-wing Labour councillor in Tower Hamlets, east London, has accused anti-austerity activists of emulating the far-right, racist British National Party.
18 January 2016
A buzzing meeting voted to oppose cuts to council services
6 January 2016
TUSC and the Independent Group of councillors are holding a meeting against cuts
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.
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
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
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.
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
8 February 2012
It's almost unheard of to see Labour Party members campaigning in Tower Hamlets, east London, more than two months before an election, writes Naomi Byron, Tower Hamlets Socialist Party.
21 September 2011
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the struggle of councillors in Poplar, east London, against government cuts, writes Pete Dickenson.
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