“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Poor door protesters stick to their guns.

For the past twenty weeks, come rain come shine, a small but dedicated group of activists have picketed One Commercial Street in protest against the segregation of social housing tenants and a "rich door-poor door" policy. Developers Redrow eventualy sold the freehold to Texas playboy Taylor McWilliams and his development company Hondo. The protest continued. Now comes news that McWilliams is entering into negotiations with all stakeholders.  There's a long way to go and we don't want to be counting chickens, but this just might be the begining of the end for the poor doors.

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

Well done CW and the Poor Door Protesters. I admit I was bloody wrong when I was critical during the initial stages. Segregated doors is more than a symbol of our divided society and the protesters exposed all that. And now - fingers crossed - there is a chance to show success. Which is better than the marches and great speeches delivered by the new/old left.