Category Local Campaigns

Hello again!

Firstly apologies to all our followers for the rather long hiatus we’ve taken from the blog. We’ve been somewhat busy this year: some of our activists have found new jobs, some have focussed on other urgent local campaigns while others were sadly socially cleansed from the borough due to the on-going regeneration projects making truly […]

Engaging with Brent Community Housing?

Braving the erratic weather conditions, ten of the residents currently faced with eventual eviction from the Barham Park Estate were joined by twenty housing activists and anti-poverty campaigners to protest against the premature Notice To Quit orders issued by BCH. Armed only with flyers, banners and a megaphone the protestors assembled on the roundabout at […]

“We will not be moved!” Barham Park demo, Monday 11th August 2014, 5pm.

Tomorrow, Monday 11th August, marks the due date for the first tranche of households to leave the Barham Park Estate under the premature Notice to Quit orders issued by Brent Community Housing (BCH). It also marks the two week anniversary of the initial meeting between Senior Council Officers and BCH to negotiate an extension of […]

Brent Activists head off to Hammer Smith! The UK’s first anti-Universal Credit demo?

Yesterday the DWP revealed just how far in denial they have become over Clown Prince of Cock-Ups  Iain Duncan Smith’s failing Universal Credit scheme. Despite IDS and his Centre for Social Justice cronies having first announced this project in 2009, it is becoming increasingly obvious that they have no clue of of how to administer […]

Brent residents take to the street! Anger at racist local lettings agencies overflows into Willesden High Road.

As Shadow Communities Secretary Hilary Benn called for an “urgent” investigation into the illegal and discriminatory rental policies of certain London letting agencies by writing to the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission yesterday[1], the residents of Brent took more immediate direct action against the racists in their community. They paraded their anger […]

Demonstration against racist practices in Willesden Lettings Agencies: Tuesday 15th October 2013

Racist letting agents and landlords STILL exist in Brent: the BBC’s “Inside Out” programme has uncovered ten lettings agencies in North-West London who are prepared to illegally discriminate against prospective African-Caribbean tenants at the request of the property owner. Two of these e agents, National Estate Agents and A-Z Property Services are located in the […]

Homebase faces protests over unpaid workers in Haringey and Willesden after attempting to mislead activists again

Boycott Workfare has decided to renew their protests at Homebase stores. To mark the start of this new campaign Boycott Workfare are announcing  simultaneous parallel protests on 22nd September 2013 at 1pm outside both the Willesden and Haringey stores. We are pleased to be joined once again in these protests by activists from Haringey Solidarity […]

Day of Action – Sat 27th July

So, with loads going on across the country as part of the Day of Action against benefit cuts, we decided to hit Wembley Central again and spread word of the benefit caps coming to Brent. Despite some valiant competition from some very musical religious folk, we spent a few hours getting the message across – […]

National Day of Action Against the Bedroom Tax and Austerity

All across the country, people will be protesting in their towns and cities on the 1st of June, calling for local councils, housing providers and the Government to axe the bedroom tax. As part of the day of action, Brent Housing Action invite you to a street meeting – our chance to speak out against the […]

Caps and Taxes – One Month On…

The Bedroom Tax (and those areas piloting it, the overall Benefit Cap) has now been in place for almost a month. So, is it a resounding success? Unsurprisingly, the answer is a resounding NO. We’ve been following developments in Harringey over the past month, and they are (at best) appalling. As Joe Goldberg wrote in Progress […]