Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Freedom’s Notes from the US (which has been published without interruption since 2005) doesn’t normally concern itself with ‘moods’ or ‘atmospheres’. And while it is impossible to gauge the extent of

Interview: The Manchester Housing Officer

The following interview with a housing officer from Manchester by Let’s Get Rooted reveals the impact of the lockdown on both workers and working class tenants. I’ve worked as a housing officer for a housing association (in the greater Manchester area) for nine years. The housing association is the biggest employer in the town. My

New guides: The Renter’s Checklist

As Covid lockdown support is withdrawn a number of groups are beginning to bring out guides and support for people finding themselves at the mercy of the benefits system and landlord reprisal. Things are going to be getting particularly rough as of August 23rd when the current evictions ban runs out, and information on people’s

Scrub Hub: An autonomous Mutual Aid response to COVID-19

In the Covid-19 crisis the combination of serial incompetence, public services scythed by forty years of neo-liberalism, and a callous disregard for the lives of ordinary people came together with murderous results under Boris Johnson and the Tory party. The death of almost 65,000 people so far in the UK as a consequence of Covid-19

Time for artists’ Mutual Aid?

The following is the first text contributed to Freedom’s new Art & Anarchy column. It will run each third Sunday of a month. Artists from all fields are encouraged to contribute their artwork and texts. Get in touch: editor(at)freedompress.org.uk. (zb) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change all our lives forever. “Social distancing” suggests that people

Notes from the US

Freedom’s long-running US correspondent Louis Further does his monthly roundup of some of the lesser-known stories that have emerged over the last few weeks. Covid-19 For a simple, clear, blatant example of the callous idiocy of many members of the United States élite look at what a City Council-member, Guy Phillips, did in Scottsdale, Arizona,