South London activists target BAE Systems

A demo is planned for Saturday 20 January outside Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  17 January 2024

UK erupts in protest against Israel’s war

Reports from protests across the country.

Workers Power  ·  10 November 2023

‘Touch one, touch all’: The murder of Chris Kaba

By Jeremy Dewar TWO TO three thousand people turned out in central London on Saturday 10 September to protest the killing of Chris Kaba by the police the previous Monday. The large response clearly surprised the police and organisers, just as it lifted the spirits of the grieving family. Another police murder Chris was the […]

KD Tait  ·  13 September 2022

London Underground strikes solid

Cuts to London transport funding are a political attack on Labour and the unions

Bernie McAdam  ·  06 March 2022

Tower Hamlets Labour declares war on council workers

The Unison branch at Tower Hamlets Council organised a solid three day strike against the unilateral mass sacking of the entire work force.

Simon Hannah  ·  09 July 2020

Newham: Labour party members finally oust Robin Wales

ROBIN WALES, the long-standing, perhaps long-reigning would be more accurate, directly elected Mayor of Newham, has finally been deselected as the Labour Party’s candidate in the forthcoming mayoral election. In an Open Selection ballot of the membership, held after Wales was not adopted as the candidate in a second Trigger Ballot, he was roundly defeated, […]

Workers Power  ·  09 April 2018

Organise the Left for London council campaigns

WITH COUNCIL elections looming in London, the Tory press is full of increasingly worried articles about a Labour landslide. Pollsters are predicting a big increase in Labour votes, Labour councillors and even the possible capture of Tory strongholds like Wandsworth (Thatcher’s favourite council in the 1980s) and Barnet. As Sadiq Khan recently said at the […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Sadiq Khan revives racist Stop & Search

ACCORDING TO police records, knife crime has risen by 21 per cent in the past year, and gun-related offences by 20 per cent. There were over 37,000 arrests for knife offences and over 6,000 for gun crimes. All recorded crimes were up 14 per cent. For the communities, families and individuals caught up in these […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Eight months hard Labour: a new recruit writes

A party member in the Progress council bastion of Lambeth argues that victory is possible – and worth fighting for By Joe Clegg Summer 2015 was a time of great political excitement for me. Born under Maggie the Milk Snatcher, grown up under Tony the Warmonger, for the first time in my life, there was […]

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2016

Lambeth resistance grows 

By Simon Hardy The movement emerging in Lambeth could act as a model for everyone fighting council cuts across the country Strikes, occupations, thousands of people marching against cuts – Lambeth is currently the site of some very energetic resistance to austerity Britain. Housing, libraries, local jobs, government accountability, anti-gentrification and now the new multi […]

Workers Power  ·  25 May 2016

The Labour defeat that never was

By Dave Stockton The press reported David Cameron as jubilant – can he do anything else beyond jubilating? On the morning after the 5 May elections, it became clear that their results were a disappointment to a wide spectrum of politicians, journalists and assorted “think tanks”; indeed to all of those who had already written […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2016

Save Lambeth Libraries protest is a reality check for Labour councils

By KD Tait The campaign to defend Lambeth’s 10 public libraries from the Labour council’s closure and outsourcing plans saw more than 2,000 people march through Brixton in one of the biggest local demonstrations in years. Residents, librarians and Friends of Lambeth libraries assembled at the Carnegie library to congratulate the occupiers who walked out […]

Workers Power  ·  17 April 2016

London Mayor campaign is chance to build fighting local Labour

By KD Tait Labour MP Sadiq Khan has secured a six point lead over Tory rival Zac Goldsmith in the battle to seize control of City Hall after eight years of Tory misrule. The campaign is a chance to build on the 2015 General Election gains and mobilise the enthusiasm generated by Jeremy Corbyn’s new […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Tube strikes are aimed at Tories, not Londoners

LONDON Underground workers are set to open up a second front in defence of workers’ right to a family life, demanding guarantees against night shifts and weekend working destroying their work-life balance. Like the junior doctors, Tube drivers, maintenance and station staff fear that the introduction of a 24-hour transport service will mean increased hours, […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

Reclaim Brixton: reclaim the future

By KD Tait 27 April 2015 Saturday 25 April saw the first demonstration by Reclaim:Brixton, a movement formed to defend the interests of residents against government policies which privilege property speculators and undermines the social fabric of our community. 2000 people from a cross section of Brixton assembled in Windrush Square under the banner ‘Reclaim […]

Workers Power  ·  27 April 2015

London buses: 80 different rates – one solid strike

By Bernie McAdam On 13 January over 20,000 London striking bus drivers in Unite paralysed services. Pickets were held outside every bus garage in the capital. Boris Johnson’s claim that a third of the service was running is rubbish. Only one in 10 routes were active, if you can call one bus every 20 minutes […]

Workers Power  ·  14 January 2015

Going all out to win at Lambeth College

By Jeremy Dewar Like many further education establishments, Lambeth College is facing devastating cuts. Unlike most, however, its workforce has come out fighting – in an all-out indefinite strike. Teachers in the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) have been on strike since 3 June, demanding the withdrawal of new contracts which will, with no extra […]

Workers Power  ·  10 June 2014

Metropolitan Police roadshow crashes in Brixton

By Jeremy Dewar On a windswept, rainy Thursday night on 11 February, around 40-50 people gathered in front of Lambeth Town Hall to voice their opposition to the police. The occasion was the “consultation” exercise run jointly by the London Mayor’s Office and the Met, which is touring all 32 London boroughs: MOPAC. Left Unity’s […]

Workers Power  ·  20 February 2014

Solidarity with Syria: let’s seize the moment

By KD Tait  We are now approaching the third anniversary of the Syrian people’s revolution for dignity and democratic rights, rights that every people in the world deserves. Syria In The Context of the Arab Spring, a conference held in London on 15 February, was therefore an event that was long overdue. This conference drew […]

Workers Power  ·  18 February 2014

RMT: strike forces management climb-down

The prospect of a second two-day strike was enough to force London Underground (LU) to back down. Previously, they had intended to impose their “Fit for the Future” plan to close all ticket offices and cut nearly 1,000 jobs, without even the pretence of negotiation with the unions. All the same, this is only a […]

Workers Power  ·  13 February 2014

Tube workers to strike to defend jobs and safety

By Jeremy Dewar RMT members on the London Underground have voted by 77 per cent to strike against nearly 1,000 job cuts and the proposed closure of all 268 ticket offices by 2015.   This is a serious attack on all tube workers and users. Not only could it leave travellers stranded and unable to […]

Workers Power  ·  13 January 2014

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