A quick reminder: renters’ rights, like just about any other rights, were not handed to us on a plate. Campaigns for fair rents and against horrific conditions have been waging for over a century and some of them feel so familiar it’s uncanny. I wouldn’t be surprised, for example, if the Focus E15 mums turn out to be direct descendants of Mary Barbour, a firebrand Glaswegian who banded together hundreds of mothers to organise city-wide rent strikes leading to some of the first legislation on rental rates in the UK.
GEORGE OSBORNE came under increasing pressure yesterday to spell out where he plans to cut £12 billion from welfare after he dodged commitments to protect child benefit.Read more
Fifers called for an end to benefit sanctions during a national day of action, claiming people were losing their income for being minutes late for appointments.Read more
Live interview with Penny Hicks, convenor for the People's Assembly, and Sheila Coleman, UNITE's community membership officer, speaking about the welfare system, government cuts and events in Manchester on Saturday, the 28th of February, one of which will be "Music Beats Austerity" at Manchester Academy.
Support needed at the Guinness Trust Estate in Brixton where an occupation by residents and supporters is taking place against the eviction of many tenants.
Occupiers plan to keep the occupation running until Guinness agree to halt all evictions and rehouse all the tenants in local social housing.Read more
Hundreds gather in protest at library cuts in Cardiff
The Read In event staged at Cardiff Central Library had dozens of protesters out in force against the cuts to library services.
A 12-year-old girl from Llanelli was the star speaker as hundreds of campaigners gathered outside Cardiff Central Library in protest at proposed cuts to library services across the capital.Read more