homelessness

Rock bottom or GTFO

On Big Issues and Big Society.

Is life worth living or should I blast myself?

An account of being a juvenile delinquent and having to live with a family who had a multitude of issues.

Exhibit A

Introduction to Poe Man's Dreams, a blog about experiencing 'the struggle' in the American midwest.

Ancona’s centre-left city council evicts housing occupation

On 5 February 2014 Ancona’s centre-left city council evicted refugees and homeless people from the Casa de Nialtri housing occupation. The Casa was a former infant school (disused for three years) which had been occupied on 22 December by people from a large network of grassroots groups and associations, together with a number of Italian and migrant homeless people.

Abahlali: We were promised homes for all, not just for ANC party members

South African shack dwellers' direct action movement Abahlali baseMjondolo on the death and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Solidarity for workers' power #3.12

Issue of Solidarity from 8 December 1965 with articles about the King Hill homeless struggle, a struggle of apprentices, Maoism, Malatesta and more.

KCC versus the homeless: the King Hill campaign

1966 pamphlet about the struggle of a group of homeless families in Kent against the local county council. Jointly published by Solidarity and Socialist Action, it contains four extra pages added in 1967 with an update about the families being successful.

Low cost pragmatic storage solutions for the surplus population

Low cost pragmatic storage solutions for the surplus population

A follow-up to my blog on the 'housing shortage', originally posted as an overly-long facebook status and reposted here now that the scheme to house people in shipping containers has been approved.

Housing resistance and transformation: From direct action to direct democracy

A look at why direct action can be the foundation of transforming housing in eviction defense, foreclosure resistance, and housing liberation.

There is no housing shortage

There is no housing shortage

The Guardian today reports a rise in homelessness. This is a predictable (and predicted) consequence of benefits cuts, but it has nothing to do with a shortage of homes.