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Building in our communities

As part of its efforts to dig itself out of irrelevance as a political force in British politics, the Left must re-examine the efficacy of its interactions with oppressed peoples. The various activities that have sprung up in reaction to […]


Bedroom tax protests dominate housing convention

Last week saw the social housing industry across the country gather at Manchester Central for three days of conferencing and a huge exhibition organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Despite hundreds of companies and policymakers spending thousands of […]


Lord of the Bedroom Tax to face a storm of protest at Manchester housing conference

Lord Freud, the Tory minister for welfare reform, will be greeted by angry tenants and their supporters when he speaks at the national Housing 2013 conference in Manchester on Thursday 27th June. The Bedroom Tax is causing distress and anxiety […]

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The People’s Assembly: what might ‘building from below’ really mean?

Luke Cooper discusses the potential and pitfalls of this Saturday’s People’s Assembly Against Austerity The People’s Assembly has resulted in a considerable bout of energetic debate on the British left, ranging from the super-supportive, to the cynically-critical, and those, on […]

Lawyers' legal aid protest

The attack on Legal Aid and why it matters to activists

Network for Police Monitoring Lawyers Group explain why the government’s cuts to Legal Aid represent a catastrophic attack on the justice system


Bedroom tax activists call for mass action at Housing 2013 conference

Bedroom tax activists in Manchester are calling for tenants, trade unionists and other campaigners from across the country to flock to the city at the end of June – to demonstrate and lobby at the biggest corporate event in the […]

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Tenants give the lead in Manchester bedroom tax demo

The beautiful weather certainly didn’t do any harm in helping around three hundred protesters turn out for Saturday’s demonstration against the bedroom tax in Manchester. A rapidly growing rally in the sun saw tenant after tenant summon the courage to […]


Forty attend first Moss Side bedroom tax meeting in Manchester

On Wednesday 10th April South Manchester Against the Bedroom Tax held its first public meeting in Whalley Range Methodist Church. The attendance of 40 people was promising, owing partly to some comprehensive leafleting of the Alexandria Park Estate over the […]

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