Extinction Rebellion is taking two weeks of action targeting the City of London

Support us and go ad-free Environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion is gearing up for another two full weeks of climate protests, which are due to take place across London. The group says thousands of people are expected to take part in their “Impossible Rebellion”, which plans to “target the root cause of the climate and …
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Wondering who benefited from the war in Afghanistan? They’ll be meeting in London next month.

Support us and go ad-free As the Taliban take over Kabul’s presidential palace, you’d be forgiven for wondering who it is that two decades of war and foreign occupation has benefited. In 2001, the US, UK, and their allies invaded Afghanistan. The invasion certainly hasn’t benefited the people of Afghanistan; since 2001, an estimated 47,245 …
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Palestine Action celebrates its first birthday by occupying Israeli arms firm’s London HQ

Support us and go ad-free Activists from Palestine Action (PA) have occupied the London HQ of Israel arms firm Elbit Systems. Arriving on the morning of 6 August, the group quickly blocked the entrance to the firm’s offices. They also sprayed red paint around the site to symbolise the oppression of Palestinians by Israel. PA …
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Headache for Keir Starmer as trade union pulls funding from Labour in London

Support us and go ad-free The GMB Union has pulled its funding of Labour in London. It’s because a Labour council sacked an employee who is one of the union’s members. The GMB says it looks like potential “political victimisation”. But does the move show a wider disquiet in the trade union movement with Keir …
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Huge fire near Elephant and Castle railway station in south London

Support us and go ad-free A large fire has broken out under a major rail line. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the blaze is believed have started at some garages close to Elephant and Castle railway station. The incident was first reported at 1.43pm on Monday. Ten fire engines and 70 firefighters are at the scene. …
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Jeremy Corbyn demands freedom for Palestine as thousands march in London

Jeremy Corbyn was among the speakers at a protest attended by thousands in central London to demand freedom for Palestinians. A large crowd gathered in Hyde Park on the afternoon of Saturday 22 May for a rally in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Protesters held banners, let off fireworks and chanted despite the heavy …
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Thousands march through London in support of Palestine

Thousands of people have marched through central London in solidarity with Palestine. “Free Palestine” Those marching congregated at Victoria Embankment on the afternoon of 22 May before making their way to Hyde Park. Holding banners, placards and flags, the demonstrators let off green and red-coloured smoke and chanted. They blocked traffic as they marched along …
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Sadiq Khan re-elected as Mayor of London

Labour’s Sadiq Khan has been re-elected as Mayor of London in a closer contest for the capital than many had predicted. Opinion polls had suggested his Conservative rival Shaun Bailey would be a distant second in the race for City Hall. Khan took 1,206,034 votes after second preferences were taken into account, compared to Bailey …
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‘Enough is enough’: blaze engulfs ‘Grenfell-style’ London tower block

More than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze that ripped through a 19-storey London tower block. It’s believed to be covered in “Grenfell-style” flammable cladding. So, people are already asking how the government allowed this to happen. And a Grenfell survivors group has said “enough is enough”. New Providence Wharf As PA reported, on Friday 7 May …
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Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows of HSBC’s London headquarters

Climate change activists said they smashed the windows of HSBC’s London headquarters over its links to the fossil fuel industry. Nine women from Extinction Rebellion (XR) and the political party Burning Pink targeted the Canary Wharf building on Thursday morning, using hammers and chisels to break the glass. They then placed stickers on the windows …
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