Demo at the Placemaking Croydon conference – Croydon Boxpark (near East Croydon station), meet midday East Croydon Station, Tuesday 22 November 2016.
An opportunity too good to miss, with all the villains in one place: housing minister Gavin Barwell, London’s deputy mayor for housing and former Hackney social cleanser Jules Pipe, Croydon Council’s CEO and former Newham social cleanser Jo Negrini – plus a bunch of architects and architecture commentators helping to exile the working class from London. And of course – who else? – SAVILLS! (more…)
“A caustic piece of street art has appeared on the front of the boarded up Ashok’s store on Brixton Station Road. The artwork features the faces of David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Theresa May next to the caption, “Do One CancerVatives.” In smaller writing can be seen the words, ‘Together, we can beat this disease’…”
8 OCTOBER 2016: Class War Women’s Death Brigade SHUT DOWN Foxtons’ main office on Upper Street after three of their agents attacked Jane Nicholl during a peaceful protest (not against them!) a couple of months ago. Foxtons directly condone male violence in this case but it’s also important to remember that the housing crisis, which they are involved in propelling out of control, is a gendered crisis. #parasites
Members of the Class War, a hard-left anarchists group, were seen protesting outside the offices of upmarket estate agents Foxtons in Islington today, 8 October 2016.
Anarchists hold demo outside branch of Foxtons which employed estate agents who brawled with protestors outside Boris Johnson’s house
Class War group hold protest outside Foxtons estate agents in Islington
The Women’s Death Brigade showed anger after assault charges dropped
One woman claims she was left battered and bruised after three estate agents confronted the Class War protesters outside Boris Johnson’s home
Brixton, 4 October: “The once bustling Brixton Station Road feels a very different place these days, with most of its popular cafes closed down in advance of Network Rail’s hugely unpopular refurbishment plans, which will take up to a year to complete.”
Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road
8 OCTOBER: 12pm- 2pm Foxtons Islington Estate Agents, 355 Upper Street, Islington N1 0PD: This is a call to all women who despise police collusion, corruption and male violence to come and support this protest.
We are not victims! Fuck Foxtons! Fuck the Police!
Meet at Saturday 8th October 12pm @ Foxtons Islington Estate Agents, 355 Upper Street, Islington N1 0PD
Three estate agents got sacked after they attacked a woman without warning, but now ALL CHARGES have been dropped against them! This is a women-only demo, bring banners and music! (more…)
“A row has erupted after a hipster bar banned West Ham fans in club colours from entering after matches.
Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick, near the club’s new home in the Olympic Park, announced new rules after rowdy fans apparently jumped into the canal outside the bar.
Hammers fans on match days have descended on the area, filled with hipster bars and arts venues, after the club moved from Upton Park three miles away this season. But new rules handed to supporters said that those in team colours would be banned from entering the bar after games. The notice added that chanting in the brewery was also forbidden…” [full article here if you like]
Brixton, 19 September “Locals, traders and former customers assembled in Atlantic Road today to pay respect to those who are being evicted from the Brixton Arches, as well as showing solidarity with the one-third of traders who will not be leaving…”
In Photos: Brixton Arches solidarity action in central Brixton, Mon 19th Sept
“We here at Brixton Buzz have grown rather fond of our local persistent squatters, who have proved ready and willing to take over empty/derelict buildings and then decorate them with versions of their much travelled political banner… Their latest – and most comprehensive – effort can be seen in Acre Lane, with the multi coloured banner referencing some of the issues affecting communities in the area…”
Brixton squatters strike again! New activist message goes up on Acre Lane
“With most of the businesses now evicted from Brixton’s railway arches, local street artists have sent out a message to Network Rail, decrying their unpopular redevelopment plans. The work by @Morganico and @MariaInPaint conveys powerful images about the impact of Network Rail’s plans, which has resulted in many much-loved businesses booted being out of their premises…”
Brixton Arches: anti-eviction street art sends out a message to Network Rail