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East London rent strikes, 1938-9

240 families on rent strike in Quinn Square, Bethnal Green, circa 1938

On 13 February, 1938, a rent strike began in Stepney, east London. This is an account of tenants' struggles in the area at the time, by Past Tense.

St Mary's Hospital (Harrow Road) work-in and occupation 1981

St Mary's Hospital occupation

Contemporary information about workers at a London hospital taking over their workplace in protest at bed cuts and closure.

Our struggle must goes beyond what our lifestyle demands

This article points out a couple of issues that are slowing down our movement. They are single issue and individualism & lifestyle. Many of our comrades in UK an Europe work only on a single issue, in addition some of us do not try hard enough beyond our lifestyle . Of course, our weaknesses are not only these two , in fact there are many more but in this article I just concentrate on these two.

From Solidarity Networks to Class Organisation in Times of Labour Hallucinations

Reflections on the relation between solidarity networks, workplace groups and class organisation, based on our modest experiences in west London. We see this effort in opposition to the current electoral surge and try to explain why.

The hidden history of housing

A grassroots history of housing, by Colin Ward.

William Morris and Incomplete Communism: A Critique of Paul Meier's thesis (1976) Adam Buick

William Morris and Incomplete Communism: A Critique of Paul Meier's thesis (1976) Adam Buick

William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer (1978) Paul Meier

William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer (1978) Paul Meier

Part of the series of biographies of William Morris.
First published in 1972 in French as La Pensee utopique de William Morris. Translated into English by Frank Gubb. Preface by Robin Page Arnot.

Grenfell Tower: A Tragedy Foretold

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The truth is, to the authorities, Grenfell Tower tenants didn’t really matter ...It has been left to the survivors themselves and the wider community to organise relief ... they organised in their hundreds and held mass meetings, electing delegates, organising demonstrations. The community has shown itself to be well organised, efficient, extremely compassionate and truly democratic. Everything the capitalist state isn’t.

Death in custody in Beckton - #justiceforedson

Edson, Edir Frederico Da Costa with his son

Twenty five year old Edir Frederico Da Costa, known as Edson, died yesterday having sustained multiple injuries during a police stop in Beckton, East London.

Living The Dream after the UK General Election

Latest episode of the Living The Dream podcast from The Word From Struggle Street - an anticapitalist blog from Brisbane.