Author Archives: Glyn Robbins

The Florida Project

I’m loath to recommend things, but The Florida Project is well worth seeing.  It depicts an America beyond complacent, artificial consumerism where real human values struggle, but also flourish.  In some ways it’s I, Daniel Blake for the US – … Continue reading

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The Cotton Famine: Lancashire textile workers, Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War by Mark Krantz

This is a great way to enter 2018.  When Red Roof published my book last year, I hoped it wouldn’t be a one-off.  So I was delighted when Mark Krantz got in touch.  Mark’s pamphlet draws attention to an important, … Continue reading

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Charlotte Delgado, PRESENTE!

It was with a heavy heart and teary eye that I read this email today from Michael Kane, director of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT), sister organisation of Defend Council Housing (DCH) in the US: Hello all, yesterday … Continue reading

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Vindication, but not victory (yet)

This is Alan Walter. Alan died suddenly in 2009 aged 51.  He dedicated his life to the struggle for council housing, as part of his belief that everyone has a right to a decent, secure, truly affordable and safe home.  … Continue reading

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Grenfell Silent Protest

Here’s my nomination for the Turner Prize. I took the photo last night at the Grenfell silent protest.  At the time – and even now – I struggled to put into words how profound I find this.  According to their … Continue reading

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The Bridge

In early July, I wrote a post about Montgomery County, Maryland.  That was a month before white supremacists (one of whom murdered Heather Heyer) rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest about the removal of statues celebrating the slave-holding Confederacy.  The … Continue reading

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The everyday story of a housing crisis

In my 26 years working and campaigning on the subject, I’ve never known housing get so much political and media attention.  This level of concern is long overdue.  It’s just a shame it took the deaths of innocent people at … Continue reading

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