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Brixton Arches: Traders vs Goliath, a Christmas update

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BY MIKE URBAN – DECEMBER 12, 2016: “Twenty-two months into our campaign to save Brixton Arches, we find ourselves again at the doorstep of Christmas. A time for giving thanks, a time for giving gifts and a time for telling stories of legends. But this year, our Brixton has it’s very own legend to tell. The legend of the Brixton Arches. The story of four traders who continue to risk everything to stand against Network Rail – a modern day Goliath – to protect their businesses and defend their community….”

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Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road

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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

BY MIKE URBAN – OCTOBER 4, 2016

Death of a community: The cafes are cleared out of Brixton Station Road

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Brixton Arches solidarity action against evictions, Brixton, 19 September

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

BY MIKE URBAN – SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

In Photos: Brixton Arches solidarity action in central Brixton, Mon 19th Sept

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Brixton squatters strike again! New activist message goes up on Acre Lane

“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

BY MIKE URBAN – SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Brixton squatters strike again! New activist message goes up on Acre Lane

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Brixton Arches: anti-eviction street art sends out a message to Network Rail

“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

BY MIKE URBAN – SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

Brixton Arches: anti-eviction street art sends out a message to Network Rail

 
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Brixton Arches: Stop the evictions!

“With nearly thirty thousand people signing a petition in opposition to the plans to evict the traders from the arches, we feel there is enough public interest to reprint the statement from the Save Brixton Arches campaign group in full below…”

Brixton Arches campaigners react angrily to Lambeth’s “smear campaign”

BY MIKE URBAN – AUGUST 9, 2016

Brixton Arches campaigners react angrily to Lambeth’s “smear campaign”

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Get SaVILLAINS out of Lambeth! Savills closed down 3 offices! July 30

UPDATED 31 JULY 2016: VIDEO FROM THE DEMOS TODAY

report from facebook: original here on Facebook with pix

“So, today we went to protest at Savills in Northcote Road about their all-too-cosy relationship with Lambeth Council. When we got there, we found it closed, with just a security guard inside. He told us that they weren’t opening today because apparently they were going to be the target of protesters!

We found that they’d not just closed this branch but also the ones in Nightingale Lane and Battersea Park Road – 3 branches closed on a normally busy Saturday! (more…)