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Haringey-wide coalition launched to defend health services

September 17, 2009

At a well-attended borough-wide meeting of health activists in early September, it was agreed by unanimous vote that the two previous health cuts campaigns – Better Local Healthcare and Stop Haringey Health Cuts Coalition – would work together as a coalition under the name ‘Defend Haringey’s Health Services’.  Effectively this means that the Stop Haringey […]

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Haringey joins the Climate Camp

Climate Camp 2009

August 26, 2009

On Wednesday afternoon over 1,000 people, including a sizeable Haringey contingent, took over common land and set up the London Camp For Climate Action. Thousands more are expected to join in a week of discussions, collective sustainable living, fun for all ages, protests and direct action for a sustainable society. If you are coming from […]

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HSG Natwest Bank Protest: Report

August 18, 2009

On Saturday 1st August, Haringey Solidarity Group organised a protest outside the Natwest Bank in Wood Green.  NatWest and Lloyds Banking Group have been bailed out with £70bn of our money, and it’s reckoned that the overall cost of propping up the banking system will be £130bn –that’s almost £5,000 for every household in Britain. […]

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Support the tube workers’ 48-hour strike

June 9, 2009

Since March this year, RMT (tube workers’ union) has been initiating an industrial action campaign for decent pay, against job cuts, and to stop management persecuting staff and breaking their own policies. They will be holding a 48-hour strike from 7pm on Tues 9 June to 7pm on Thurs 11 June.

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Action against repossessions

NatWest bank protest in Wood Green

June 5, 2009

According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, an estimated 75,000 homes will be repossessed this year, three times more than 2007, and nearly twice as many as last year. The current financial crisis has led to people being laid off work, making them vulnerable to repossession orders due to them struggling to keep up with […]

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Enfield Car Parts Factory (Ford Visteon) occupied

Ford Visteon

April 3, 2009

Workers at car parts manufacturer Visteon have occupied the Enfield plant. On Tuesday 31st March, the management of the Ford Visteon plant called a general assembly and told people that they would have to leave their workplace immediately. The workers were told to fetch their personal belongings the next day at 10am, but when they […]

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HSG protests against the G20

April 3, 2009

In a huge departure from our usual activities, members of Haringey Solidarity Group travelled to central London twice in one week to make a point of some kind. On Saturday 28th March, members of the group marched with the HSG banner as part of the Direct Action – Militant Workers Block.  The aim of the […]

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Week of action against Welfare Reform Bill (7-15 March)

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March 7, 2009

While the government has bailed out the banks with our money, they have been stealthily rushing through a bill that will virtually abolish welfare for single parents and disabled people. The Bill proposes a number of changes:• phasing out income support for single parents, and cutting incapacity benefit and carers’ allowance. • introducing a US-style […]

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Wildcat strikes in energy sector

February 15, 2009

The recent wildcat strikes, which began at the Lindsey oil refinery, were based on legitimate demands. Just a small amount of research would reveal this.  However, rather than addressing real issues, politicians and the media have chosen to systematically accuse the strikers of being racist. Deconstructing the myth and re-establishing a few truths This will […]

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