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18 August 2016
Rank and file members gave Jeremy Corbyn resounding backing
16 August 2016
Families on the small Butterfields estate in Walthamstow received notices to quit back in January. From the start they have fought tooth and nail to stay in their homes.
6 July 2016
In these times of big profits for landlords in the rental sector, it's not uncommon for landlords to harass tenants. A letter demanding increased rent is usually enough to send the tenants packing. But not Butterfields tenants!
1 June 2016
Property asset-strippers Butterfields E17 Ltd have declared war on the tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, east London, again
25 May 2016
"These plans are an onslaught. We all agree that we need housing - but what kind of housing? We also want an expansion in amenities, schools, health, parking, in a planned, sensible coordinated fashion. We want the cuts to stop."
27 April 2016
A happy ending may be in sight for tenants of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow who have been campaigning since February to keep their homes. The Socialist Party has been campaigning with them, exploring all avenues that may keep them in their homes.
4 April 2016
"We have been treated like garbage. We are not garbage," said Daniel, one of the tenants from the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow, east London. He was speaking at a 'walk-the-walk' event on 2 April organised by the campaign against evictions on the estate.
2 March 2016
On 24 February, lecturers' union UCU and public sector union Unison took joint strike action across England in the further education sector for the first time.
24 February 2016
Tenants facing sell-off and eviction in east London demanded action from their Labour council at a nauseating Labour-organised estate agent awards ceremony on 20 February.
27 January 2016
School and college Socialist Party members in Walthamstow, east London, raised more than £70 selling muffins, cookies and brownies to fund their delegation to this year's Socialist Students conference in Coventry.
6 January 2016
Featured letter: Last month, a television crew barged into a meeting in an east London cafe. Walthamstow Socialist Party had organised a discussion with a group of school students interested in campaigning against bombing Syria. Nancy Douglas, 15, responds.
9 December 2015
Following the decision by Parliament to join the US led bombing of Syria, thousands demonstrated on consecutive days in Parliament Square to oppose it. On the night of the vote on 1 December and then again on 2 December the Socialist Party joined the young, angry protesters.
9 December 2015
The drama that has played out in the community of Walthamstow, east London, in the last week is a sign of the fault lines which could affect Labour MPs everywhere. In the absence of Corbyn whipping his MPs, the struggle to compel them to vote against bombing Syria instead took to the streets and working class communities.
25 November 2015
Upwards of 150 gathered to express outrage at the terrible housing crisis
12 May 2015
The EDL were massively outnumbered by protesters
8 April 2015
The far-right English Defence League (EDL) has announced that it is intending to hold a demonstration in Walthamstow on 9 May 2015, having received objections from the family of soldier Lee Rigby to a provocative march in Woolwich around the anniversary of his death
3 April 2013
Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe
24 October 2012
Over 50 'supporters' of the far-right EDL, including many of their leaders, were arrested while on their way to a 'surprise' demonstration at a mosque in east London
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