Extinction/Rebellion Meeting, London 9 January 2019

8 January 2019 — Extinction/Rebellion

[ Not sure where this thing is going. Is it another Occupy? What’s the programme? WB]

Dear London Rebels,

The XR London meeting will be this Wednesday 9 January at 7pm, SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.

It will be in the Brunei Gallery, opposite the main University building, Room B103.

Hope to see you there.
Regards,
Roman

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Labour’s London mayor Sadiq Khan plans to demolish 8,000 council homes By Charles Hixson

27 December 2018 — WSWS

Residents in working class housing estates are organising in opposition to the Labour Party mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s proposed social cleansing “regeneration” schemes.

In February, Khan proposed “mandatory balloting schemes where any demolition is planned as a strict condition of his funding.” Residents “would be at the heart” of decision-making, and there “must be no loss of social housing,” claimed the mayor.

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City of London Corporation reneges on its social housing pledge By Charles Hixson

21 November 2018 — WSWS

The City of London Corporation announced in 2015 that they would build 3,700 new council homes by 2025. So far just 62 have been built!

The London Evening Standard reported that only 900 structures, less than a fourth of the goal, would be completed by 2025. This projection, quietly released in Corporation documents over the summer, has been blamed on red tape.

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