Posted: November 25, 2015 in articles, housing
Over the past year I’ve been busy working on a jointly-authored book for the newly-incarnated Left Book Club.
The Rent Trap brings together a lot of the work myself and Rosie Walker have been doing on housing as journalists and activists. We interviewed everyone from policy-makers to people living in the worst housing conditions, and many degrees in between. What we are aiming to do is show why we have fallen into a rent trap, and look at some of the things we can do about it. Publication is due in March 2016. To find out more, check out the Left Book Club site.
Posted: March 16, 2015 in articles
Tags: equality, Green Party
It often feels we’re moving in the wrong direction on equality. The language of fairness has infiltrated debate, despite it often being used against redistribution and social justice. Anyhow, the Green Party decided last week to create a new Equality and Diversity policy, it’s an interesting process and hopefully one that will generate real debate about what we mean by equality and how are we going to achieve it. I should declare that I signed this motion, so I’m not exactly neutral!
Read the full article at Bright Green.
Posted: December 7, 2014 in housing, photography
Tags: housing, protest
By no means am I a photographer, but I was quite chuffed to see some photos I shot at a demonstration used by Buzzfeed.
The demo was called by Digs Hackney Renters, and targeted a lettings agent in Stoke Newington whom the Telegraph reported had charged tenants £1260 to change some names on a contract.
Read the report and see my snazzy photos here.