Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
18 April 2018
In 2016 Socialist Party members helped Butterfields tenants fight eviction - they achieved a famous victory
17 May 2017
One in three people have borrowed money just to pay the rent - some from family and friends; others with interest and fee-charging overdrafts, credit cards and payday loans.
26 April 2017
Tenants faced with a massive 40% rent hike by their housing association, One Housing, met on 24 April to pledge to fight it. The majority of the tenants, who live in West Ham, east London, are still paying the old rent via standing order and are campaigning for all tenants to do the same.
5 April 2017
'Keyworker' tenants of the housing association One Housing in Newham, east London, have been hit by a 40% price hike.
15 March 2017
The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests
11 January 2017
Socialist Party members and branches raised a record-breaking £140,535 in 2016. This is £17,000 more than we raised in 2015 (which was itself a record year) and the most we have raised in a year since the early 1990s.
30 November 2016
The Tories' 2016 Autumn Statement announced plans to ban letting agent fees - a move which young people and workers everywhere will surely welcome. But no date has been set.
30 November 2016
Almost everyone acknowledges there is a major housing crisis in the UK. As Paul Kershaw (Unite housing branch LE1111) explains, a chronic lack of affordable housing has been made worse by the government's
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
9 November 2016
Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.
26 October 2016
The new housing act will destroy social housing and smash up working class communities while doing nothing to help the desperate housing crisis if fully implemented. Over two hundred people attended the Axe the Housing Act 'summit' on 22 October to discuss how to fight back.
19 October 2016
We had worked on an absolutely fantastic and ferocious campaign. Now we have won far more than we could have imagined.
12 October 2016
When we organise and fight back, we can win. That's the lesson of the Butterfields Won't Budge campaign.
8 October 2016
Tenants on the Butterfields estate have secured a victory
28 September 2016
ITV London announced that estate agents are turning down business! - The result of pressure from tenants campaigning against eviction
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
13 September 2016
Butterfields tenants have been fighting eviction since January 2016. They have put up spirited resistance. But now the new landlords are bringing possession summonses. The courts are stacked against tenants
7 September 2016
Reports from Stoke, east London, Ramsgate and Burston.
6 September 2016
Butterfields tenants joined a packed Momentum rally on Friday 3rd September at St Barnabas church in support of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election
24 August 2016
Estate agents are not generally known to turn down business. And with the property market in Walthamstow, east London booming, tenants and supporters of under-threat Butterfields did wonder what kind of response they might get on their "estate agent crawl".
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