The Government want to sneak through the criminalisation of squatting, which will be voted on in Parliament this Tuesday 1st November 2011.
Over 95% of responses to the ‘consultation’ on squatting were against the criminalisation.
Despite this, the government is still going ahead with their proposals – effectively bypassing democracy.
SQUASH have tried engaging with the democratic processes but despite overwhelming support to not criminalise squatting we have been ignored.
Our only rational response now is to call for people to TAKE ACTION. We have been forced into this position. See you on the streets!
MONDAY 31st OCTOBER : CALL OUT FOR A MASS SLEEP OUT
CRITICAL MASS (BIKES) MEET AT WATERLOO BRIDGE 7PM
PEDESTRIANS MEET AT HIGH KEN TUBE STATION 6.30PM – EVENING STANDARD HQ – NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, 2 DERRY ROAD W8 5TT.
BRING SLEEPING BAGS.
if you would like to propose an event to hold during the sleep out
– teach outs, comedy shows, face-painting, music, cardboard house making, trick or treating, pumpkin soup kitchen
– get in touch, or just make it happen! remember, we’re going to be there all night, so bring things to keep everyone warm and busy!
TUSESDAY 1st NOVEMBER: EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS
9am – Outside Westminster Housing Options Service, 101 Orchardson Street, LONDON NW8.
THIS CALL OUT EXTENDS TO OTHER CITIES TO TAKE ACTION OUTSIDE THEIR REGIONAL HOMELESS PERSON UNITS WITH MASS SLEEP OUTS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT.
FOLLOWED THE NEXT DAY BY AN EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS PERSONS UNIT IS, AND CHECK OUT THIS HOW TO.
Thank you to ALARM for forwarding this on.