glyn-robbins

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Glyn Robbins

Glyn Robbins is a housing worker, campaigner, writer and academic.

Making Los Angeles

Mike Davis and Jon Wiener’s new book ‘Set the Night on Fire’ chronicles the social struggles that shaped 1960s Los Angeles, from the Watts Rebellion to the Black Panther Party.

The Fight for Housing Goes On

Labour had bold housing policies in the general election – but it failed to build a narrative that got them across. Now, the challenge is to engage with the movements fighting the housing crisis at the grassroots.

It’s Time to Be Honest about Housing

For decades terms like ‘affordable,’ ‘social,’ ‘mixed’ have been used as cover for market failures in housing – it’s time to move on from those schemes and commit to a real solution: council housing.

The Neoliberal City

Housing campaigner Glyn Robbins discusses how the market is remaking the council estate where he works, eroding the bonds that build working class communities.