A reminder of why we support housing struggles in London

As we’ve written before, what happens in London with social cleansing in the name of ‘regeneration’ has a direct impact on us out here on the estuary and beyond. Here is more proof of how homeless families are being moved out of London by local councils of all political persuasions: Homeless Families and Social Cleansing: How Local Councils Are Forcing Vulnerable Households Out of Londonhttp://novaramedia.com/2017/04/12/homeless-families-and-social-cleansing-how-local-councils-are-forcing-vulnerable-households-out-of-london/

When estates are cleared for ‘regeneration’, more often than not, this is what happens to them: When the Heygate Estate was demolished there were promises of social housing and a “community feel”, but it’s all fallen throughhttps://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/every-flat-in-a-new-south-london-development-has-been-sold-to-foreign-investors Yup, all sold as ‘investment opportunities’…

We don’t think we can make it any clearer than this – if you’re concerned about the housing situation out here along the estuary, it’s vital that you offer your support and solidarity to housing activists in London fighting social cleansing. Don’t swallow the crap from the divide and rule merchants who would have us blaming and fighting each other. Point the finger of blame at a political, economic and social system that sees housing as an asset to be traded instead of the basic right it should be to enable people to live a decent life. Point it at these people: The privileged, contemptuous, sneering faces of class hatred…https://southessexstirrer.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/the-privileged-sneering-faces-of-class-hatred/

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