Archive for ‘Housing’

Inside London’s Poshest Squat: Unedited Version

This is the unedited version of the Evening Standard article. We think this shows the issues faced with mainstream media propaganda. As you can see, the politics are there.
Autonomous Nation of Anarchist Libertarians.
Pop-up dining might not excite restaurant critics much any more, but my meal on Tuesday night comes as a pleasant surprise.[…]

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London Property Boom Corruption by Dan Ashman

London Property Boom Corruption by Dan Ashman
>>> Back in December the Love Activists took a building to shelter the homeless. This building was a former bank on 2A Charing Cross Road, opposite the National Gallery. A former RBS building, we found out that it was held in an offshore tax haven by a company[…]

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New week, new building by Norbert Lawrie

New week and a new building has been cracked open and occupied by Love Activists London, this is our fourth which we currently hold in and around Westminster.
Building number 15 is quite something else, three floors and a basement our initial plans are to use the space to outreach into the community and organise[…]

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GOODBYE GREENBELT? AN OCCUPIER’S RESPONSE.

This was an article in the guardian today.
Research for National Trust reveals more than half of councils with greenbelt land likely to allocate some for development.
Councils preparing to allocate greenbelt land for development, study shows
Response by David Dewhurst.
”Concreted over’ is a gross exaggeration. You can get about 30 decent semis or[…]

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A PROPERTY OWNING OLIGARCHY HAS LONDON IN IT’S GRIP

The article below has been contributed by Corinna of the Real Democracy Working Group and she also writes for A World to Win.
A property-owning oligarchy has London in its grip
London is being transformed into a glass skyscraper for the super-rich and global property speculators while many of the things which have made Europe’s[…]

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JULY 4th 2012 HOUSING PETITION TO NO. 10 DOWNING STREET

Housing Petition to No 10 Downing Street.
A Community Housing Policy Fit for Purpose
Housing is the third most fundamental of human needs after water and food and it is therefore a matter of grave concern in a supposedly civilised democracy that there has been nothing resembling a responsible policy on this front for more[…]

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HOMELESS HOUSES IN CHELSEA.

This is the question being asked by a few people. Kensington and Chelsea contains some of the most expensive real estate in London, yet there are a number of empty residential properties, some empty for years.
In this case, it has become more profitable to keep a property empty instead of having them occupied. Statistics[…]

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London Occupy Economics Working Group (EWG) budget response – “a missed opportunity”

The current financial crises (Eurozone, US and UK public and private sector debt, banks’ insolvency) were precipitated by the sub-prime mortgage crisis of 2008 which was the culmination of a housing fuelled, economic boom in the US, UK and Europe (particularly Spain and Ireland). Rising house prices fuelled an explosion in consumer credit and private[…]

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Rebalancing Austerity – a modest alternative budget 2013 – from Occupy Birmingham

We can’t do everything in one budget, but we can make a start. This is a start, by scrapping the austerity agenda, and starting a programme to reinvest in people and begin to reduce the criminal inequality that successive administrations have enabled. Some of these suggestions have been made by unions, campaigners, some by us.[…]

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