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 Jim, Advisory Service for Squatters
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An interview with Jim of the Advisory Service for Squatters, A.S.S, in London, about the history of squatting in the United Kingdom
Produced for the CKUT community news collective in Montreal by Aaron Lakoff.

Please email me if you re-broadcast or distribute this, just so I can keep track.

aaron at
Jim is a resident of London, England, and a long-time organizer with the Advisory Service for Squatters, A.S.S. Here he speaks about the history of squatting in the UK, going as far back as the 1300's. This interview looks at squatting's relationship to the anarchist movement in the UK, the changing legal framework around squatting, and squatting within a framework of other social movements in the country.

Advisory Service For Squatters is a collective of unpaid workers who have been
running a daily advice service for squatters and homeless people since 1975. It grew
out of the former Family Squatters Advisory Service, which was founded in the late
1960s. ASS publishes The squatters Handbook, the twelfth edition of which is the
current one, and has sold in excess of 150,000 copies since 1976. ASS offers advice
on how to squat, legal help to squatters and helps fight evictions and challenge
police abuse of the homeless.

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00:35:27 English 2008-01-28
 London, UK
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