Hipsters and artists are the gentrifying foot soldiers of capitalism

Hipsters and artists are the gentrifying foot soldiers of capitalism

This is my first article for The Guardian Comment is Free section.  I've added my own pic here...

It's a response to Matt Hancock's recent maiden speech about UK arts and culture in which he said, "The hipster is a capitalist."

I'd love your feedback...

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The Right and Freedom to a Home: My introduction to Theresa Easton's new artist book

The Right and Freedom to a Home: My introduction to Theresa Easton's new artist book

Everyone has the right and freedom to a home, don’t they?  And yet, so many people are homeless in the UK, in Europe, across the entire planet; displaced by war, oppression, climate change and the imperialistic march of global capitalism.  The United Nations are concerned: deeply concerned.

heresa Easton's superb new book explores housing crises and homelessness.  She kindly asked me to write the introduction.  Here's the draft published with the author's permission.

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The Fear of Freedom: The Act of Living

The Fear of Freedom: The Act of Living

The UK is boiling over with a hatred and sense of alienation whisked up by UK and international self-interest - by the global libertarian elite: the 1%.  THEY do not want an EU.  THEY do not want peace.  THEY do not want social justice.  THEY do not care about the UK.  THEY support any political party who will pander to THEIR demands.  THEY control everything, everywhere.  THEY hate socialism.  THEY exploit people using whatever means necessary via THEIR media: lies, racism, hatred, division, xenophobia, false austerity, war, denying environmental destruction, on and on...

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