Listen to an Interview with Monowar Badrudduza the Cooridnator for UNITE the Unions first ever community centre in East London. I speak with Monowar on the work of UNITE Community in East London, the organizing against cuts to council housing, welfare reform, and broader impacts of austerity in the community of Tower Hamlets.
Listen to an interview with Clarence Jackman from the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group(KUWG) in London, England. The KUWG is a self organized group of unemployed people in the area Kilburn, that organize on the basis of solidarity and self-help to fight the “ravages of the UK welfare system and the job centres”.
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A live round-table discussion on gentrification in Canadian cities with guests Fred Burrill from P.O.P.I.R. & Liisa Schofield from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP). Hosted by CKUT’s Mostafa Henaway. Our guests will discuss the current housing crisis in the midst of widespread gentrification and rapid rise of condos in working class neighborhoods and current struggles for social housing, democracy on the urban level and the fight back against gentrification and speculation.