The recent E15 London squat brought squatting back into mainstream media. It was put forward as an anomaly, something that doesn't happen very much, a one of event by some odd people. However one startling fact that the babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media, didn't highlight, was the fact that more than 10% of the world's population are squatters. Another one of the many, damning facts, that show this system of capitalism doesn't work. As far as the vast majority are concerned, it fails miserably to supply the basic needs for a decent life.
Population 1 million outside Mexico City.
We have cities with empty property, and people sleeping rough, we have families desperately seeking shelter in abandoned buildings, all a reality just beneath the surface of the glitzy shopping malls with their "must have" designer labels and cappuccinos.
The glaring inequalities of capitalism, Brazil.
In the developed world squatting is usually small groups or individuals dotted around our cities and towns, but in the developing world, in many cases, they are they towns.
Dhaka, a familiar face of capitalism.
Across the globe, capitalism has driven millions into deep deprivation while showering the few with unimaginable wealth and power. A sure recipe for the destruction of our planet.
Mumbai, a normal life for millions.
No matter where we go in this profit drive nightmare, there are people desperate for somewhere to live and and under this system, desperation makes for untold misery.
A familiar sight in South Africa.