What Spending 24 Hours in a Squat Taught Me About Gen Z
The generation's desire to better the world is only rivalled by their need to fight the establishment – even when the establishment doesn't seem too concerned about fighting back.
I Turned a Shuttered Women’s Prison Into a Protest Squat
We hung out with the group of homeless men who've made an old prison their new home – and have a day left before they're due in court.
Alex King; Photos: Theo McInnes
A Day With the Squatters Protesting Melbourne's Housing Crisis
This was a house acquired to build the city's East-West freeway, which was later scrapped. Now the Homeless Persons' Union of Victoria has moved in, arguing empty homes should be used.
Longreads Or Whatever
Let's Get Drunk in the Morning and Take the World by Storm: An Interview with Lukas Graham
Lukas sells out 10,000 seaters in Europe and now "7 Years" is scaling the US charts. His music's pop, but his story's way weirder than you'd think.
Kim Taylor Bennett
A London Cereal Café Was Attacked by an Anti-Gentrification Group Called 'Fuck Parade'
Merely hours after the window-breaking assault, the thinkpieces were out in full flower.
Amid San Francisco's Housing Crisis, an Organization Turns Vacant Buildings into Squats
Homes Not Jails scouts out empty buildings in the city and turns them into squats for those who can't afford to pay San Francisco's steep rent.
I Watched Anti-Austerity Activists Start a Squat in a London Pub
A group of students and activists occupied the space as a means of protesting the direction the UK capital is going in.
London's Anarchists Celebrated May Day By Holding a Riot-Party
The proletarians of London celebrated International Workers' Day by running around with flares while the police chased them.
Chris Bethell, Words: Simon Childs
Inside the Brief Occupation of the Luxury Squat Opposite Buckingham Palace
A group of London squatters calling themselves ANAL (get it?) moved even closer to the Queen of England last week.
Ireland's Biggest Squat Is on the Verge of Eviction
A vacant Dublin building that's home to 30 people has become a symbol of the city's gentrification battle.
A History of 'Frestonia,' a Micronation of Squatters Who Declared Independence from the UK
How a bunch of pioneering weirdos carved out their own space in London.
Berlin's Refugee Crisis
In late June, Berlin’s central Kreuzberg district became the scene of a tense standoff between a group of refugees squatting in an abandoned school and the district authorities.