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Newham: Closed and evicted

Disgracefully, Coolfin Road community centre Newham, east London was closed and allowed to fall into a state of disrepair. Now the 100% Labour-run council aims to evict squatters and demolish the building. There's a desperate housing need in Newham, one of the poorest and most overcrowded boroughs in the country.

How many genuinely affordable council homes is the council constructing? How many empty properties is the council turning into social housing? You can probably guess the ball-park figure.

Niall Mulholland, East London Socialist Party

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In The Socialist 30 September 2020:


News

Tory scheme won't halt mass unemployment: mobilise the unions!

Job Support Scheme - too little, too late

Under the microscope

News in brief


International news

Trump's failure over western US wildfires

US: Police escape justice over Breonna Taylor killing

South Africa: Working class unity to stop violence against women


What we think

Covid restrictions expose Tory splits


Students

Students trapped on Covid campuses speak out

Apprehension about Covid - anger at fees, costs and exploitation


Black History Month

Still crawling at 60: Capitalism has failed Nigeria


Workplace news

Trade unions must fight to put their stamp on events

Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate

PCS: No to DWP management's plans - Yes to action

NHS workers need 15% rise and full funding

Fight BT redundancies

Peterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action


Campaigns and party news

Why I joined the Socialist Party: Labour moved right and left me behind

71,522 raised: We've smashed our target again

Selling the Socialist

Newham: Closed and evicted

Campaign for new King George Hospital wing gets boost

Solidarity not charity


Readers' opinion

The Socialist Inbox


 

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Related links:

Newham:

triangleHundreds march to scrap Silvertown Tunnel project

triangleBeal academy strikers demand equal sick pay

triangleProtest against immigration enforcement centre in Newham

triangleSchools... no going back until it's safe

triangleEast London Socialist Party: Why are coronavirus deaths higher in working-class areas?

Council:

triangleBirmingham Clean Air Zone a tax on the poor

triangleEnfield byelection: We need councillors prepared to resist

triangleNorth London Socialist Party: How can a party for the working class be built?

triangleRight lose control in national executive council election

Housing:

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: Housing is a right - Stop the evictions!

triangle"Rights are won not given" - London refugee wins housing debt campaign

triangleCladding danger: Protest 5 June!

East London:

triangleGoodlord strike forces talks

triangleEast London cleaners fight outsourcing and redundancies

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