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Olympic gold medal for gentrification

The Conservative rent cap is being blamed for forcing people out of Newham, but is is all just part of our great Olympic legacy

I want to eat

Chongqing protest

It kicked off in the Wansheng district of Chongqing this week, with many of its residents getting out on the streets to oppose the merger with Qijiang county, afraid that their living standards and economic conditions will deteriorate after the merge.

'The struggle for the streets': Unemployed hawkers, protest culture and repression in the Barcelona area, c1918-1936

An article by Chris Ealham on the CNT's mobilisation of street traders, whom the Spanish Republic considered 'undesirables' and repressed, and the militancy of the vendors themselves.

Kirkby rent strike, 1972

The Kirkby Rent Strike was a 14-month long rent strike initiated by 3,000 tenants on October 9, 1972 in the town of Kirkby, outside Liverpool, against the Housing Finances Act

Rest in peace Dimitris Christoulas

A pensioner kills himself outside the Greek parliament due to austerity measures that has left him in poverty.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool (31/3/2012)

A brief report on an anti-workfare event in Liverpool

Abolish workfare - a guide to the government's unpaid work schemes

Abolish workfare

A 16-page guide to the government's unpaid labour schemes, the logic behind them, and resources for organising against them.

Report: Combating workfare in Liverpool

A brief report on the Liverpool workfare action on Saturday 3rd March

The greatest trick the DWP ever pulled was convincing the poor benefits don't exist

From precarious work to precarious benefits to precarious unpaid work...

A personal perspective on workfare and the benefits lottery - something which has caused me no end of stress of late.

Tesco's secret workfare

Furious shoppers are threatening to boycott Tesco after their use of forced labour schemes came to light yesterday.