Hackney Socialist Unity

Hackney Socialist Unity ...

Published on: Thu, 06/07/2006 - 13:55

... is a regular socialist newsletter for Hackney. It used to be called Hackney Solidarity, but we have relaunched it as Hackney Socialist Unity following Janine Booth and Charlie McDonald’s recent candidature for Hackney Council. Initially set up by Marxist group Workers’ Liberty, the newsletter also involves other socialists.

The mainstream media is owned and dominated by big corporations. Working-class people need our own voice: we need publications which report and explain issues from our point of view.

If you would like to get involved, please get in touch. You could deliver copies on

Hackney Solidarity

Published on: Mon, 06/06/2005 - 21:03

The latest issue of Hackney Solidarity is now available, and is being distributed in communities and workplaces across central Hackney.

The main articles are on housing, including reports from local estates. Other subjects include class sizes at the local primary school, news from local trade unions, a view from a Hackney teenager, and opinions on the recent General Election.

Click 'read more' to read the text, or email Janine Booth for printed copies.

HACKNEY'S HOUSING CRISIS

by Janine Booth

Hackney’s housing is in crisis. Estates are run down, and thousands can’t get a Council home

Defending Our Homes: People Before Profit

Published on: Tue, 19/04/2005 - 19:46

From 'Hackney Solidarity' April 2005 issue, for Aspland & Marcon estates

by Janine Booth

The future of our estates still hangs in the balance, as the Council continues to attack us, and we as a community – through the Tenants’ & Residents’ Association – do our best to stick up for ourselves and our rights.

One thing we can be sure of – the Council does not have residents’ interests at heart, and the ‘consultation’ process is a sham. We’ve had meeting after meeting, jargon upon jargon, one broken promise after another.

But it boils down to one thing – we want our estates to be a decent

Hackney Shorts

Published on: Tue, 19/04/2005 - 19:45

From 'Hackney Solidarity' April 2005 issue, for Aspland & Marcon estates

  • School gates closed?
  • Rents up again
  • Pensioners cheated
  • Recycling cash
  • Re-open our youth club

School Gates Closed?

It’s great to have a new secondary school on your doorstep, isn’t it? Especially as it is non-selective, mixed and non-religious, which many parents and kids prefer.

If you can get a place there, that is. Many of the estate’s 11-year-olds who applied for Mossbourne Academy have been turned away. We’ve not met one who got in.

It seems that academies are able to use their admissions procedures to get

How to Fight the Fascists

Published on: Tue, 13/04/2004 - 19:17

from Hackney Solidarity

For years, Britain's fascists were a marginal, street-fighting rump. Now suited and booted, they present themselves as 'respectable politicians', their racist and reactionary views feeding off the betrayals of Blair's Government. They now stand a serious chance of winning seats from the votes of disillusioned working-class people.
When the fascists traded in thuggery, the answer was to mobilise the labour movement and local communities against that thuggery. Now they are swimming with the tide of the Express, the Sun, the Mail and the rest of racist press, the answers

Hackney Solidarity: how to fight the fascists

Published on: Tue, 13/04/2004 - 18:33

We have produced this issue of our local Workers' Liberty newsletter for tonight's Hackney TUC anti-fascist meeting. There is also an article about the Council's betrayal of Marcon Court, and information about Workers' Liberty meetings and this website.

Download it as a PDF here.

Hackney Solidarity: latest issue

Published on: Sun, 14/03/2004 - 17:12

The new issue of our local Workers' Liberty newsletter covers the betrayal of Marcon Court residents, the Clissold Leisure Centre scandal, and East London Line privatisation. There is information about No Sweat's local campaigning, Workers' Liberty meetings, and this website.

Download it as a PDF here.

New issue of 'Hackney Solidarity'

Published on: Thu, 12/02/2004 - 11:34

The new issue of our local Workers' Liberty newsletter covers the Hackney refuse strike and East London Line privatisation. There is information about No Sweat's International Women's Day action, a forthcoming protest at the Israeli embassy, Workers' Liberty meetings, and this website.

Download it as a PDF here.

Latest issue of Hackney Solidarity

Published on: Wed, 21/01/2004 - 21:31

The new issue of our local Workers' Liberty newsletter mainly covers the Hackney refuse strike, and will be distributed at the strikers' demonstration tomorrow morning.

Download it as a PDF here.

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