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12 September 2012
On 1 September the far-right, racist and hooligan English Defence League's (EDL) attempt to march though the streets of Waltham Forest, north east London, was blocked by a counter-demonstration of over 3,000 people
8 August 2012
For an analytical article on the recent 'We are Waltham Forest' public meeting, organised to counter the EDL, go to:
7 August 2012
Conflicting approaches in anti-racism campaigning: Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union, local branches of the Socialist Party and YFJ campaigners argue that the fight against racism and the far right must be linked to fighting austerity
11 July 2012
"We Are Waltham Forest" campaigning group has been meeting regularly since it was discovered that the English Defence League is planning a march in Walthamstow on Saturday 18 August
27 June 2012
After the 1950s, a network of child and adolescent services, staffed by highly trained, skilful social workers, specialist teachers, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychologists, was gradually established in specialist centres, writes Jane Ellwood.
23 May 2012
Tory MP Elizabeth Truss has lamented the lack of quality, affordable childcare. She should know - her Con-Dem government have all but wiped out children's services in some parts of the country.
27 April 2012
100 people attended the Waltham Forest (NE London) TUSC meeting to hear RMT general secretary Bob Crow and TUSC candidates Nancy Taaffe and Jenny Sutton
25 April 2012
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is a new electoral coalition that was set up by leading trade unionists including RMT general secretary Bob Crow, and socialists, including the Socialist Party, to provide a political voice to the millions who oppose the cuts.
11 January 2012
Waltham Forest workers and campaigners will lobby the north east London borough's first 2012 council cabinet meeting on 12 January in support of sacked library and Waltham Forest Direct workers, writes Bob Severn.
4 January 2012
In its latest round of cuts, Waltham Forest's Labour council has cut another 26 jobs and merged its library service with the Waltham Forest Direct benefits, council tax and advice service...
15 December 2011
Waltham Forest council, which has made 17 rounds of cuts to jobs and services, has now told around 20 library and Waltham Forest Direct staff that they have lost their jobs
3 November 2011
On Friday 4 November six Jarrow marchers (who are part of the recreation of the Jarrow March of 75 years ago) will meet work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith in his Chingford constituency...
26 October 2011
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION: Assemble 12 noon at Embankment - march to Trafalgar Square
5 October 2011
Campaigners face bullying and harassment: Waltham Forest council in east London has recently spent £18 million on private consultants and agency staff
31 August 2011
The trickle of cuts and sackings in the public sector has turned into a flood and the mood in my workplace has become one of frustration, worry and anger, a Waltham Forest Unison member writes.
3 August 2011
Waltham Forest, a north east London borough, saw a victory for working class unity against division on Saturday 30 July, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge, Walthamstow Socialist Party.
22 June 2011
Over 200 council workers staged a noisy and colourful protest outside Waltham Forest town hall in north east London, calling on the Labour council to step back from forcing new contracts on the workforce.
2 June 2011
Over 300 Unison members in Waltham Forest council in north east London voted unanimously to support a motion which included a call for a consultative ballot on strike action to fight the cuts
25 May 2011
Newport Passport Office: On 23 May Tory immigration minister Damian Green announced the closure of Newport Passport Office as a processing centre, writes Dave Reid.
25 May 2011
Local government workers across Britain are facing attacks on their jobs, pay and terms and conditions as part of the Con-Demolition of public services...
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