Campaigners against homelessness in Leicester have shifted from the city’s Jubilee Square to the grounds of its oldest medieval house as the weather gets more damp and cold, calling for the government to end its deadly cuts to support services. The Leicester Homelessness Party group’s action comes just days after another group, Wadham Help Homeless, occupied an
25,000 people demonstrated in Berlin last Saturday against rising rent prices and the lack of housing.
A new housing co-op for low-income activists in Oxford (one of the least affordable cities in the UK) is facing huge difficulties after being asked for an additional £50,000 in stamp duty by the tax authorities, under rules brought in in 2012 and 2014.
Yesterday, the public inquiry into undercover policing published the cover names of six more officers from Britain’s political secret police units.
Daniel Ellsberg points to uncanny truths in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove (1964), including the fact that Russia does have an automated ‘Doomsday Machine’ system (called ‘Perimeter’) that will trigger nuclear war if a single nuclear bomb goes off in Moscow.
This text was written by Leila Al Shami: a British Syrian whose been involved in human rights and social justice struggles in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East since 2000.