Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Leafletting the Tulse Hill Estate

Two of us leafletted the Tulse Hill Estate this morning. On our way there we passed Strathleven Rooad (off Acre Lane) and saw it was closed with police everywhere. Apparently, two people had been shot while trying to evict a tenant, an example of the violence generated by capitalist society.

On the Tulse Hill Estate itself we saw Irby House where Ken Livingston was brought up but we couldn't find any blue plaque marking this. We also found a TUSC leaflet which made the dubious claim that:
If even a handful of councils defied the Con-Dems and refused to implement the cuts the government could be made to back down and fund social services properly.
Could they really? Could the government be made to "fund social services properly"? It's not as if the government is imposing cuts because they're bastards (even if some of them could well be) who want to deprive pensioners of their outings or kids of their playgrounds or drive people out of their homes because they've got a spare bedroom. It's because they are in government when capitalism is in one of its slump periods and in slumps government spending has to be cut to help restore profits.

Profits nefore people that's how capitalism works and can only work. There is no alternative within capitalism and it's misleading and even dishonest to suggest that there could be. The only way out is socialism, the common ownership and democratic control of the means of production, with production directly for use not profit and the application of the principle "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I'm the politics editor of the Brixton Blog & Bugle, and I'm organising a hustings event at which all of the candidates for the Tulse Hill by-election can be questionned by local residents.

Could you email me on kaye.wiggins[at] and I'll send you the details. I'm hoping your candidate Adam Buick will be able to attend.


Kaye Wiggins