Tag: cities

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The Great British wildlife wipe-out

Wildlife habitat and green spaces are essential in allowing us to lead fulfilling lives, but both are under threat from constant profit-led development.

On the march for working people’s housing

The growing campaign against privatising council homes in Haringey shows an alternative to privatisation and gentrification, writes Colin Wilson. Over 350 people joined a lively march through north London on Saturday against the privatisation and...

Join this march – stop social cleansing in London

This Saturday will see an important protest over housing and gentrification in London, writes Colin Wilson. If you can, come and join the march. It won’t be news to people reading this report that council...

Haringey, North London – the Front Line Against Gentrification.

Haringey council, a Labour stronghold in north London is planning to sell off huge swathes of council land and property to private developers.

Local campaigns join forces to protest against the government’s Housing Bill

Ruth Lorimer reports from Saturday's housing demo in central London. (pictures copyright Jim Aindow Photography – used with permission) Around 1,000 people marched to Downing Street on Saturday to protest against the Housing and...
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New Faces, New Voices – left politics after the election

Eleven young people address the question, "after the election, what do you hope will be the response and what to you intend to do going forward?"

Housing and the right to the city

The right to the city is just as important as the right to housing, argues Ruth Lorimer This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of the rs21 magazine. Housing is one of those everyday...

Taking control of the future of the city

What are cities? How do they work? Ruth Lorimer asks basic questions that outline a fresh Marxist approach to grasping what neoliberal capitalism is doing to our urban spaces. Strands running through urban space Cities are inspiring and exciting...