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Ten votes in a lifetime – Call that democracy?

MP expenses cheats

April 11, 2010

The coming election is supposed to be our big opportunity to “exercise our democratic freedom” by voting for the next government.  But general elections only happen about every five years. So if we live until we’re 70 years old, we’ll only get to “exercise our democratic freedom” about ten times in a lifetime. When we […]

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Resident-led Tottenham Elections Debate

March 7, 2010

Haringey Solidarity Group’s views on local and parliamentary elections are pretty clear – elections give the impression of democracy, but when it comes down to decision-making, the elected representative, whether it’s an MP or a councillor, is more interested in listening to their party than the voices of local people.  However, giving local residents the […]

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Defend Whittington hospital: taking control of our health services

February 28, 2010

The threat to the Whittington A&E and five other hospitals in north London has outraged tens of thousands of people in all the boroughs affected. It is part of a bigger government plan to enforce cuts in all public services. Across the country, people are taking up the fight, resistance is growing against closures, privatisations […]

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Support London Gaza protestors facing heavy sentences

February 19, 2010

93 ARRESTED, 72 CHARGED, 10 JAILED SO FAR The Israeli bombardment of Gaza of 27th December to 18th January, provoked passionate protests across the UK, including central London protests which were attended by many outraged Haringey residents. The familiar mass demos of the anti-war movement were supplemented by large spontaneous break-away demos and a wave […]

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Eviction action success

outside Apex House

January 24, 2010

Last week, Haringey Solidarity Group took action with M, a Haringey mother, facing eviction from a private tenancy. The council had finally agreed to house her, but would not do so until she had been physically evicted. M just wanted a few days’ notice to make arrangements, and to put her mind at rest.

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Sustainable Haringey: Countdown to Copenhagen

November 27, 2009

Residents call for effective global action at the coming Copenhagen summit in response to the threat of climate change Campaigners in North London are mobilising for the national demonstration on December 5th, followed by a Low Carbon/Sustainability Fortnight of local events here during the summit Public meeting calls for a transition to a fair and sustainable […]

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Reflections of the Ford Visteon support group

November 17, 2009

Ford Visteon Workers occupation and picket April/May 2009 – the role and activities of the Enfield Support Group The Ford Visteon Workers (Enfield) Support Group (SG) was formed to give solidarity and support to the Enfield Ford Visteon workers who first occupied, then picketed their factory for six weeks in April/May 2009. A few members of […]

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Haringey Claimants Action Group

October 20, 2009

A claimants’ support group was set up in Haringey in October 2009. Anyone who is claiming benefits (not just the unemployed) is welcome to join us. We can be contacted at claimants@nullharingey.org.uk Benefits are a right  – not a privilege! 

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Haringey postal workers support group launched

October 20, 2009

Postal workers, including all those in Haringey, are defending their wages and conditions, defending the Post Office as a public service against privatisation, and defending the right of workers to organise in the face of management bullying and efforts to break the Union. Royal Mail, the Government and most of the media were on the […]

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Tottenham sheltered housing tenants fight eviction

September 29, 2009

“We don’t want to move!”, say sheltered housing tenants Elderly tenants met in Tottenham on Wednesday, 26th August, to launch a campaign to save their homes at four sheltered housing schemes: Campbell Court, N17 – 49 flatsLarkspur Close, N17 – 36 flatsProtheroe House, N17 – 47 flatsStokley Court, Hornsey – 47 flats The four schemes […]

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