The new owners of No 1 Commercial Street in Aldgate East, London have agreed to hold talks over ending the use of segregated entrances at its tower block of flats.
It comes after 19 weeks of noisy and good humoured protests by the working class action group Class War.
The move by the under-pressure owners could herald the end of separate rich and poor doors in housing developments across the capital and UK.
It follows an historic first meeting between Class War and Taylor McWilliams, the executive director of Hondo Enterprises.
Previous owners Redrow quit the development after Class War’s weekly campaign against this class apartheid in East London. (more…)
Remember, remember the 5th of November.
Boris alight, smoke bombs and cops.
We see no reason, why segregation (and false arrests!),
should ever be forgot.
Here’s a great short film of the events of 5th November
Poors Doors keeps growing, join the resistance next on 12th November.
More photos from the 5th here and here
Ian Bone arrested by the goons in the TSG
Poor Doors occupied, Ian nicked by TSG, plod berated, cop car stickered, locals outraged at Poor Doors, toffs scolded!
Every Wednesday 6-7pm!
One Commercial Street
Class War’s 50% Mansion Tax!
Womens Death Brigade going fucking nowhere.
Local giving a great speech against the Poor Doors.
Having none of the old bill’s shit!
More Tory Funerals!
Marina Pepper, Class War’s candidate for Chingford, putting a 12 year old copper in his place.
London is facing gentrification forcing working people out of their home boroughs as prices rise. Added to the problems of the bedroom tax, inflation, rent rises and pay cuts, working class communities are being dismantled. Social segregation is seeing people being priced out of their own areas. Nowhere is this more stark than in developments using Poor Doors. These developments provide social housing within developments with luxury flats but whilst the rich get a concierge, gyms and other services social housing tenants have no services, separate lifts and an entrance down an ally or round the back.
Class War have been protesting such a development on Wednesday evenings at 1 Commercial Street, which is just next to Aldgate East tube station. We now call on all trade unionists to join us on Wednesday with banners and placards to show solidarity with working people on the fringes of The City. Together we can highlight the injustice of social segregation and widening inequality. Please come down and spread the word.