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20 October 2021
The deaths from the Grenfell Tower fire, and the fire safety issues it exposed, have shown the real face of the Conservative government – but also that of the Labour Party - tied to big business and the building industry
6 October 2021
On 29 September, East London Socialist Party member Pete Mason proposed a motion, based on the following, to Barking Reach Residents Association, which he chairs. It was passed unanimously.
26 May 2021
Three-quarters of cladding systems on new medium-rise buildings use combustible materials. Now residents trapped in fire-risk buildings are taking to the streets to protest outside the salerooms of builders
5 May 2021
On 1 May more than 60 residents of the Caspian Quarter gathered outside Bellway's Barking showrooms to protest about the property developer's failure to replace flammable balconies
17 February 2021
Despite the horrific scenes at Grenfell almost four years ago, around 700,000 people in the UK are still living in buildings fitted with combustible cladding
23 July 2020
On Saturday 18 July, residents of Barking Riverside estate in east London saw a young man lying prostrate at the back of Playhill park, on the estate, attended by ambulance paramedics.
20 March 2020
A residents-led inquiry into the Samuel Garside house fire on the Barking Riverside estate in east London met for an interim review of its findings
13 November 2019
Following our protest last month, covered by BBC London news, estate residents have received a letter addressing the most prominent fire safety issue.
30 October 2019
There's a huge explosion on a building site. Children playing on the poorly guarded site are caught in the blast - dead, injured or trapped in an unsafe building that's collapsing.
23 October 2019
Our protest outside the builder Bellway's sales event, at the Hilton Tower Bridge hotel next to City Hall in central London, was a huge success.
11 September 2019
I woke up on 9 September to learn about the fire that happened at Worcester Park, south west London, exactly three months after the fire that took place in Samuel Garside House in Barking, the building where I live.
31 July 2019
Following a shocking, preventable fire on its housing estate a few weeks ago, Barking Reach Residents' Association met to discuss the next steps of its campaign
3 July 2019
Socialist Party members play an important role - in some cases leading them - in local and national fightbacks against Tory austerity and in trade union strikes.
3 July 2019
On Saturday 29 June property sales offices at Barking Riverside, London - the site of the recent horrendous fire that consumed 20 flats in just a few minutes - were closed due to a well-attended residents' and supporters' protest.
26 June 2019
Around 30 flats were destroyed - only now are the combustible balconies at other flats being stripped away by the builders
19 June 2019
The fury poured out, demanding answers and action
12 June 2019
Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.
10 June 2019
This blaze should never have happened. Grenfell was a stark warning that the drive for profit in the housing sector is putting people's lives at risk.
22 May 2019
Barking Reach Residents Association was out conducting a survey of heating and hot water issues. As we walked into the pleasant grounds of Robert Lewis House on the Barking Riverside estate, east London,
3 April 2019
Campaigners and trade unionists came together to march through Leeds city centre and say that, despite the government's chronic paralysis over Brexit, the Tory plans to destroy our health service are still ongoing.
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