We attended the London demonstration, and the Saturday evening rally at Socialism 2023 afterwards. As soon as we left Bond Street station, the first thing we spotted was a Socialist Party gazebo, run by party members.
Unite members at Barts NHS Trust ended two weeks of strike action over pay on 17 November with a rally at London Hospital. They will be out again 4-10 December.
Once again, the streets of London were filled with protesters against the war on Gaza on 11 November. Socialist placards and papers were snapped up and demonstrators thanked us for our continued support for the growing movement.
Following a very short election campaign, Annoesjka Valent, Socialist Party member and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for Hackney mayor, received a very creditable 1,265 votes, 3.42% of the vote.
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London has outrageously suspended a number of students who organised and attended a pro-Palestine solidarity rally outside the university building on 9 October.
Collective grief and anger brought one of the biggest Palestine solidarity marches in UK history. Fears that the demonstration would see fewer numbers than that of the previous Saturday were quelled by more attendees than a week prior.
On 18 October, 60 people attended a London Socialist Party public meeting to address the housing crisis. This coincided with a last-minute vigil for those affected by the air strike on a hospital in Gaza, which we attended before the meeting.
The working class in Hackney will have the option of voting for an anti-austerity fighter in the East London borough’s mayoral by-election on 9 November, Annoesjka Valent, standing for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
Our local campaign group ‘Save Our Square’ met under the shadow of the two newly constructed lift shafts for the two monster blocks being built in Walthamstow, East London. Our campaign has held these buildings at bay for eight years.
Philip Glanville, directly elected mayor of Hackney since 2016, has resigned in disgrace. Questions emerged about when he and the Labour Party became aware that former Labour councillor Tom Dewey was raided and arrested on child pornography charges, and when he broke off contact.