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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Newham council walks out of public meeting to avoid Focus E15 Mums protest

That's the latest blog from Kate Belgrave. Much the same has happened in Brent, when Robin of Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, Brent Housing Action and Unite Community got manhandled out of the uncivil Civic Centre that cost a mint to be built.

And this is my latest placard design in response to London's housing shortage.
Now it's not just burning crops that keeps prices high

So many of the ills that our society faces are actually caused by the policies of this Con-Dem central government. It is a great tragedy that Naomi Klein's book 'The Shock Doctrine: the Rise of Disaster Capitalism' was so little known at the time of the 2010 General Election in the UK. While local councillors probably feel powerless to act against the gluttony of global capitalism, but they should at least show some solidarity with poor people.

Maybe Newham Council felt that it would be 'bad for their image' to rough handle the Focus E15 Mum out of the building in the same sort of way that Brent Council saw our Robin 'escorted out' of the Brent Civic Centre when he gave them a piece of his mind. But what Newham Council members on higher allowances than the social security benefits that the Focus E15 Mums receive are surely a greater 'drain on democracy' and the local women are.

Swheatie of the KUWG

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