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HOMES NOT HANDCUFFS: Stop Criminalising Homelessness and Begging

PRESS RELEASE by LOVE ACTIVISTS BRIGHTON Public Demonstration Wednesday 20th January, 12-3pm Outside Brighton Magistrate’s Courts, Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0LG CRIMINALISED FOR BEGGING Increasing numbers of homeless people are being arrested for begging in our city and around the country under the archaic Vagrancy Act 1824: [1] In 2013-14, 2771 people were arrested and prosecuted […]

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HOMES NOT BOMBS – Reflections on BHCC Homeless Summit

By ANN NARKEH It would be too easy to just slag off Brighton & Hove City Council’s (BHCC) recent homeless summit and consultation, so I’m going to do my best to resist that natural impulse, but I’m not going to hold back my criticisms of it. The summit was hosted by BHCC last Friday 4th […]

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It’s Bleak, But…

By ANN NARKEH We are living through a crisis of biblical proportions. This is the 6th great extinction. Most of us have been distracted from the fact that our lifestyles are killing the planet by dark forces brewing an unholy, apocalyptic war. There will probably be no Extra Terrestrial saviour. It’s unlikely that God is […]

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SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY: Let’s Get Real About Homelessness.

Yet another young homeless bloke has died on the streets of Brighton. Casey was a colourful character. I got to know him while volunteering at the Love Activist street kitchen and at the homeless unity camp. Often wearing a onesie, often off his head on various substances, affable, lively, full of fun and life. Casey […]