Universal Credit is outright class warfare: an attack on all exploited and excluded people of society by the capitalist class and their lackeys in government. Below I aim to summarise the causes and consequences of this new system, and then outline a perspective through which resistance may be viable. CAUSES The British ‘welfare state’ has … Continue reading Universal Credit
Universal credit is a direct attack by the government on us, ordinary working class people.The new benefit system makes it harder to apply and hides a cut on the rates. UC will affect not just unemployed but employed! Universal credit hurts kids, the disabled, part timers, child carers the sick and elderly. The ammount of … Continue reading UC Off: Dump Universal Credit
For the third year, Liverpool-SolFed will be at Liverpool Anarchist Bookfair on Saturday, 13th of April. We will be having our stall for anarcho-syndicalist literature, information about our campaigns and activity and materials for collective resistance and struggle. We will also be running a workshop presented by a comrade from Manchester-SolFed: 3pm SolFed: The Truth … Continue reading SolFed at the 3rd Anarchist Bookfair
The new rates for the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage from April 2019 are set out below: £8.21 per hour for ages 25 and over £7.70 per hour for ages 21 to 24 £6.15 per hour for ages 18 to 20 £4.35 per hour for those under 18 £3.90 per hour for … Continue reading April 2019: New rates for Minimum Wage
Liverpool SolFed joined the protest called for by Liverpool Migrant Solidarity Network. On International Migrants Day, we joined our voices for the closing down of Detention Centers and an end to deportations. Probably the most extreme aspect of the “hostile environment” that the UK is using to demonize and target vulnerable people. We also expressed our … Continue reading Stop detentions! Stop deportations!
Renting a room with Fortis is not as fabulous as you might expect after reading their publicity. Problems such as water leaks, overcharges, deposit theft and lack of hot water for weeks are quite common in most of their accommodations throughout the UK. Management's policy is to ignore maintenance issues for many weeks to reduce costs. Over … Continue reading Renting with Fortis?
Liverpool Solidarity Federation concluded its dispute with Secure Lettings. The dispute ended positively with the three tenants involved receiving the whole deposit back and a compensation due to the damp and mold issues during the tenancy. Landlords and letting agencies continue to exploit the vulnerable and transient nature the current housing sector forces tenants to live … Continue reading Unsecure Lettings
This year, we made our voices heard at Liverpool Pride, because Pride is a day of struggle and celebration. Celebration of our sexualities, our bodies, our identities and our affections. Struggle against an oppressive society which represses and humiliates those who don't fit their moulds. We said loud and clear that, despite the appearance of tolerance, homophobia and … Continue reading Louder than proud
In the coming days lecturers from 65 universities across the country are going on strike. In Liverpool, the UoL and the School of Tropical Medicine will be affected. The strike action, called out by UCU, is in response to the newest attack to their working conditions. This time it is about the pensions. Lecturers are faced with … Continue reading Solidarity across the Campus!
Venmore mistreated two tenants in Wavertree. The agency ignored repairs for six months, stole part of the deposit without any evidence and tried to unlawfully increase the rent. Renting with Venmore is a nightmare. You have problems from the very beginning and this is the case with these two tenants. Before moving into the house, the tenants … Continue reading Nightmare with Venmore