Tower Hamlets on Fire at Defend Democracy

Tapas means ‘to burn or create heat’ and there was certainly that at an emergency rally in Mile End to defend democracy in Tower Hamlets last night, following Eric Pickles announcement to send in commissioners to oversee the running of Tower Hamlets Council (THC). A diverse community attended including the media, residents and supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman – there was no end to the number of people entering the hall throughout the evening.  All seats were taken and 100’s were happy to stand at the perimeter.  This was a coming together of community. Neither was there a shortage of…

My Message to the Government

A series of 5 short films were made at the People’s Assembly National Demonstration which took place in London over the weekend.  People attending were asked to contribute a one sentence message to the government.  The films capture some of the messages shared and runs with the hashtag #mymsgtothegov  – and asks viewers to use the hashtag to share their own personal message to the government. Film 1 – “Stop Cuts Against Vulnerable Disabled People” Includes messages from Judith, NHA Party; Owen Jones, Columnist; Matthew Talbot, Equal Lives in Norwich; Kiki, Women Against Rape and Sai, Syria Solidarity Movement. Film 2…

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Fascist Group EDL Diminished by Tower Hamlets in Solidarity

Far-right group the English Defense League were unable to enter Tower Hamlets in London on Saturday 7th September 2013, as thousands stood in solidarity to protect the East London Mosque, which had been threatened by the EDL.  Trade Unions, local mosques and organisations helped to mobilise people onto Whitechapel Road.  All were in unison in a stand against the EDL.