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7 April 2021

1981 Brixton riots: Racism and poverty - the anger explodes

April 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the riots in Brixton, south London, against police racism, unemployment and poverty.

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12 December 2018

Workplace news in brief

Short reports of workers' struggles including victories for cinema reps and housing workers and a traffic wardens strike.

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26 September 2018

Hospitality workers coordinate historic strike

Workers in McDonald's, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoon are fighting low pay.

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2 May 2018

Windrush: Whitehall demo shames Tories and Blairites

Vote TUSC to fight racism, cuts and privatisation: Hundreds of people marched in Brixton when the Windrush scandal broke, and then an important protest took place in central London on 28 April, called not by any organisation but by individuals who see the need to fight

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24 May 2017

Gentrification, class and race in Brixton film

Film review: A Moving Image: A stirring look at gentrification in Brixton, south London

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27 February 2017

Picturehouse strikers blockade Leicester Square

Strikers gathered from four Picturehouse cinemas

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15 February 2017

Vibrant Picturehouse pickets in continued living wage strike

Bectu members at four sites took simultaneous strike action

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5 October 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.

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28 September 2016

The Ritzy strikes back

Buoyed by Jeremy Corbyn's crushing victory over the Blairites, striking Ritzy cinema workers walked out and created a loud, bustling picket lines that shut down the Brixton cinema at midday on 24 September mirroring their previous strike two years ago.

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21 September 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Junior doctors go to court, Ritzy Picturehouse strike announced.

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24 August 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Rizty cinema workers ballot for fresh round of pay strikes; unsuccessful Blairite strategist calls for crushing of rail unions.

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13 July 2016

Police racism still lethal in Britain

A storm of proud fury swept through Brixton, south London on 9 and 10 July as hundreds marched against police racism. 3,000 followed in Manchester on 11 July. Other cities plan to join them.

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23 September 2015

1985: police murder sparks Brixton riot

30 years ago, the police shot blameless mother Cherry Groce. We look back on the murder and ensuing riots.

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6 August 2015

Tube strike: pickets and public determined to beat bosses

From Edgware Road to Acton, the strike is solid. Not a train is moving.

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13 May 2015

Brixton marches against gentrification

Anger at impossibly high rents raised its voice in south London on 25 April, writes James Ivens, Lambeth Socialist Party.

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10 December 2014

Students join Lambeth walkout

Striking teachers at Lambeth College were backed up by some of their students walking out on 9 December, writes Please send messages of support to Mandy Brown, UCU branch secretary, at [email protected]

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17 September 2014

Ritzy cinema workers win 26% pay rise

Bectu union members at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton, London, have won a major victory in their fight against low pay and for the Living Wage with a 26% pay increase over three years, writes Laurence Maples, Lambeth Socialist Party.

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29 August 2014

Fast Food Rights: ‘Get the lady in the pink T-shirt out of here!’

Activists from the BFAWU union and YFJ took part in a day of action

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16 April 2014

Strikers shut cinema in battle for living wage

"The Dude minds, man! This just won't stand!" Workers at the Ritzy Picturehouse in London are fed up with poverty wages.

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23 January 2013

Building an anti-cuts voice in council elections

New Labour-led Lambeth council called the Brixton Hill byelection for 17 January, minimising scrutiny of their cuts programme with a short election campaign period.

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