It’s 2013, a bustling Monday night and autumn has finally started eyeing up winter clothing. Inside my chosen venue, the walls are lined with baby-faced images of the alternative comedy elite: faces who make you laugh, but with a clear conscious. Up there, in their pre-pubescent glory, Baddiel, Skinner, Merton, I kid you not, are [...]Read more →
By Abahlali baseMjondolo / @abahlali_abm
Today on Friday 25th July, We march in Solidarity with the Oppressed People of Palestine.People in Palestinian are being murdered with impunity. Their homes are being destroyed with impunity. As they are being murdered and as their homes are being destroyed they are being shown to the world as if they are responsible for [...]
By Wolfgang Moneypenny/ @MoneypennyHomes
For the past year or so it has felt like housing politics has entered the Zeitgeist, perhaps another steroidal effect of George Osborne’s potentially reckless Help To Build stimulus. There has been a growth in dialogue and activism. And now the Labour Party enters the conversation by beginning to release details of planned [...]
On Wednesday 26th March, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, the black woman who coined the term “Intersectionality” and professor of law at University College of Los Angeles and Columbia, gave a lecture entitled “Justice Rising: moving intersectionally in the age of post-everything”
For those of you who missed it, you can listen to the recording of the event here.
By Abahlali baseMjondolo / @Abahlali_ABM
Just after three this morning the River View Flats in Cato Manor were occupied. Some of the occupiers had previously been evicted from this block of flats and others were from the Marikana Land Occupation, also in Cato Manor.
The security guards stationed at the block of flats tried to prevent the [...]
By Abanali baseMjondolo / @Abahlali_ABM
“If the ANC does to you what the Apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the Apartheid government.”
- Nelson Mandela, Cosatu Conference, 1993
Today Abahlali will hold a protest in Cato Crest in honour of the late Tata Nelson Mandela. On Saturday Abahlali baseMjondolo [...]
By Let Down 15 private tenants from 7 local tenant action groups across London held a ‘housewarming party’ at a development of newly built private rented flats in Stratford, east London, in protest at soaring private rents and the government’s failure to tackle the problem. London rents have been rising at around 7 per [...]Read more →
I just read this interview with Rizzle Kicks where they talk about hip-hop’s problem with misogyny and homophobia. Now, I’m a rapper. I’m a rapper who doesn’t even listen to rap anymore because I can’t deal with the constant buffoonery in the genre. I can listen to whatever I want. Because of that, I choose [...]Read more →
Video by @IWGBUnion
On Saturday 2nd November, members of the Industrial Workers of Great Britain and workers at John Lewis Store in Oxford Street, occupy the store to protest and demand the London Living Wage. The video below is in Spanish and also has segments in English:
D.W Kasper queried this morning if today’s Chinatown action was led by business owners or not, coupled with a big hint from @TheRubyKid, I decided to find out what was actually going on.
Suresh Grover’s anti-racist organisation, The Monitoring Group, issued a press release which described the Chinatown shut down as a “Strike and Closure of Restaurants“. [...]
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