: Kicking ’em out! by The Stoats International tour to be launched soon in south London
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
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
“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
“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
“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
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…)
1pm, Tuesday, 14 June, Berkeley Square, Mayfair: Come and see where the Tory Government’s Housing and Planning Act shakes hands with London Labour Councils, as local authorities sell off the land our council estates stand on to the highest bidders in London’s booming real estate market.
This is a call-out for anyone who can make noise from 1pm on 14 June 2016 at Berkeley Square, London W1J. We really need some 12 volt sound systems to make some proper noise, just turn up, bring the noiz!
The London Real Estate Forum is open from 9-5 in the heart of Mayfair, home to the filthy rich tax-avoiding bastards that are turning London into an investment opportunity for offshore capital. Their security gimps may be able to lock us out, but they can’t shut us up. (more…)