What is Anarchy?

Identity, we seem to have become rootless, the London I experience is one about survival and displacement. From the land around us to the culture that exists that is in constant flux the flow of money and people are the only constant. What makes who you are in this city is your tribe, your preferences, and proclivities. You are what you eat and wear and whatever you want to be. Anonymity to explore yourself away from the judgment of the traditional community, we are free to indulge in Liberal Freedom.  

Sweetstopia, Anarchist compound London.

Sweetstopia was the name given to block C of the estate. Inside the houses had been smashed up by the developers. sinks, baths, and toilets had to be fixed or replaced from the houses that had yet to be demolished inside. Annington was obviously aware of the risk in squatters while the houses lay empty waiting for demolition. However, the public reaction from the evictions via press and social media soon gathered momentum and soon the whole estate would become occupied by a mix of squatters, homeless, activists, people on the run and just out of prison and what the Government would class as domestic extremists. The estate became what was described as an Autonomous zone. A wild west.

 

 

Sweetstopia, Anarchist compound London.

Sweetstopia was the name given to block C of the estate. Inside the houses had been smashed up by the developers. sinks, baths, and toilets had to be fixed or replaced from the houses that had yet to be demolished inside. Annington was obviously aware of the risk in squatters while the houses lay empty waiting for demolition. However, the public reaction from the evictions via press and social media soon gathered momentum and soon the whole estate would become occupied by a mix of squatters, homeless, activists, people on the run and just out of prison and what the Government would class as domestic extremists. The estate became what was described as an Autonomous zone. A wild west.

 

 

In January 2018, the Guardian produced a damning article about British Billionaire Guy Hands and his property company “Annington Homes”. In 2015 I helped Channel 4 report on a Housing estate owned by one of Guy Hands companies Annington Homes. Despite a large amount of media coverage, the real story was missed. I lived inside the Anarchist compound for 3 months and captured an unreported world.

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