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Public meeting in Lower Hutt: The Grenfell Tower disaster


"Public meeting in Lower Hutt: The Grenfell Tower disaster: A crime against the working class"

Socialist Equality Group (NZ)

Sunday, July 30, 4 p.m.
Meeting Room 1, Russell Keown House
Corner of Laings and Queens Drive
Lower Hutt

London’s June 14 Grenfell Tower fire was not an accident but a crime against the working class. It is the outcome of decades of cost-cutting and deregulation by successive governments, for the benefit of the corporate elite.

One hundred people—and perhaps many more—have burned to death solely because they are poor and working class in a society in which the only people deemed to matter are the super-rich.

The catastrophe was both predicted and avoidable. Yet those responsible have not been held to account for their neglect of basic safety, their cuts to fire services and their cover-up of the disaster itself. The true death toll has not even been released, despite authorities knowing that many families have members still missing.
The conditions that led to the Grenfell fire exist globally, including in New Zealand where flammable materials have also been widely used in residential and commercial building, and the majority of high-rise buildings have fire risks.

To defend its interests, the working class must take matters into its own hands. Homes, schools, hospitals and other public buildings must be made safe. The criminals in high places must be brought to justice. The Socialist Equality Group public meeting will outline a socialist and internationalist perspective against the domination over society by a capitalist oligarchy. We urge workers and young people to attend.
Tickets to this meeting are $2.

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Follow the World Socialist Web Site's coverage of the Grenfell disaster including: Council condemned for "disgusting" treatment of Grenfell fire survivors

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