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‘Pick up a crowbar, and get to work’ – homelessness and squatting in Britain

Invisible, by Andrew Fraser (Freedom Press 2019), is a “diary of rough sleeping in Britain”. But it is so much more than that. It is a touching, heartfelt, genuine story and it is a scathing, seething, furious indictment of the

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Sheffield: Report from Making Space exhibition

Making Space: an exhibition of squatting, trespass, and direct housing action. Union St Cafe at part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Sheffield, 5-10th Nov 2018. Squatting, trespass, and occupation have a long and radical history in the UK

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Squatters Digest

Welcome to the second, and final edition of Squatters Digest (for 2018). You made it, faithful readers. In a shock headline, squatting in the UK continues. Evictions still take place every month, but due to the huge number of empty

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Grow Heathrow legal update

Our lawyers got in touch today (July10) to tell us our appeal had been filed in court. Which means we’ve got another stay of execution! So it’s business as usual with making and growing. Big summer events on the horizon,

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Squatting: the urban space as a common good

“Housing is a need, not a privilege”, “Housing for people, not for profit”. Banners with slogans like these hang from windows in any number of European cities. Across Europe, increasing social inequality is making some urban spaces inaccessible to those

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London protesters occupy former HQ of property management firm

From Guardian: A former headquarters of a property management company that rents empty buildings to tenants who act as guardians to prevent them from being squatted has itself been occupied by protesters. The upmarket building in Shoreditch, east London, was

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