The Socialist

The Socialist 22 October 2014

Priced out? Strike Back!

The Socialist issue 830

Priced out? Strike back!

100,000 march against cuts and for a wage rise

The unions' pay battle must continue


50 years of socialist ideas and workers' struggle

Where's our recovery?

Socialist change to halt climate change

A Freudian slip?

Undercover cops report - a whitewash

Them & Us


Ebola outbreak: one face of austerity

International day of action for abortion rights in Ireland


PCS members again show anti-austerity determination

"No Raise - No Rays!" - say radiographers

POA hospital workers join public sector strike wave

St Mungo's Broadway strikers stage 19 pickets

Care UK strikers lobby Miliband for public support

Sheffield green workers' unofficial walkout

WEA tutors' victory


Leicester council hits homeless hostel

Reckless Ukip circus

Anti-eviction success!

Save Bitterne walk-in centre!

Socialist Party "part of political landscape"


Local services suffer under Welsh Labour

Hedge fund owners will never blush

Private companies hold NHS to ransom

 
 
 
 
 

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Anti-eviction success!

A successful anti-eviction protest in Leytonstone, east London

A successful anti-eviction protest in Leytonstone, east London   (Click to enlarge)

At less than a day's notice, around 20 activists turned out in Leytonstone, east London, to stop an eviction on 17 October. The family, with three children, including a two-week old baby, had been left facing the streets after bad advice and delays by Waltham Forest council and its 'arms-length management company' Ascham Homes.

Facing homelessness

Their private landlord had decided to sell and they had been unable to find another private landlord who would accept them because they are unemployed. Despite having applied for council housing and given a month's warning to the council of what was happening, no action was taken.

They were eventually advised to get their stuff out and then go to the housing office and declare themselves homeless. On this basis there would be no guarantee of not being put into bed and breakfast accommodation or of more than one room for the five of them. We didn't accept this.

Socialist Party members joined Unite Community activists and others blockading the door of the flat when the bailiff arrived and then occupying Ascham Homes until keys were handed over for a new, suitable home.

Sarah Wrack, Waltham Forest Socialist Party

In this issue


Britain needs a pay rise

Priced out? Strike back!

100,000 march against cuts and for a wage rise

The unions' pay battle must continue


Socialist Party news and analysis

50 years of socialist ideas and workers' struggle

Where's our recovery?

Socialist change to halt climate change

A Freudian slip?

Undercover cops report - a whitewash

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

Ebola outbreak: one face of austerity

International day of action for abortion rights in Ireland


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS members again show anti-austerity determination

"No Raise - No Rays!" - say radiographers

POA hospital workers join public sector strike wave

St Mungo's Broadway strikers stage 19 pickets

Care UK strikers lobby Miliband for public support

Sheffield green workers' unofficial walkout

WEA tutors' victory


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Leicester council hits homeless hostel

Reckless Ukip circus

Anti-eviction success!

Save Bitterne walk-in centre!

Socialist Party "part of political landscape"


Readers' comments

Local services suffer under Welsh Labour

Hedge fund owners will never blush

Private companies hold NHS to ransom


 

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