Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Me on NPR's 'Fresh Air'

I will try to avoid posting too many plugs for my new book on this blog. But I can't resist popping this one up: Today, the National Public Radio show Fresh Air discovers the informal economy.

3 comments:

Yvonne Yen Liu said...

Hi Robert,

I'm writing an article for Colorlines.com, an online newsmagazine about race and politics, about the informal economy and opportunities for jobs and development, especially for people of color in this jobless recovery.

I'd love to get your thoughts on this. Are you available for an interview, by phone or email?

Thanks,
Yvonne Yen Liu
yliu at arc.org
http://www.colorlines.com

squattastic said...

CALL TO ACTION



The Government want to sneak through the criminalisation of squatting, which will be voted on in Parliament this Tuesday 1st November 2011.

Over 95% of responses to the ‘consultation’ on squatting were against the criminalisation.
Despite this, the government is still going ahead with their proposals - effectively bypassing democracy.

SQUASH have tried engaging with the democratic processes but despite overwhelming support to not criminalise squatting we have been ignored.

Our only rational response now is to call for people to TAKE ACTION. We have been forced into this position. See you on the streets!


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MONDAY 31st OCTOBER : CALL OUT FOR A MASS SLEEP OUT

CRITICAL MASS (BIKES) MEET AT WATERLOO BRIDGE 7PM
PEDESTRIANS MEET AT HIGH KEN TUBE STATION 6.30PM - EVENING STANDARD HQ - NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE, 2 DERRY ROAD W8 5TT.
BRING SLEEPING BAGS.
if you would like to propose an event to hold during the sleep out
- teach outs, comedy shows, face-painting, music, cardboard house making, trick or treating, pumpkin soup kitchen
- get in touch, or just make it happen! remember, we're going to be there all night, so bring things to keep everyone warm and busy!

TUSESDAY 1st NOVEMBER: EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS

9am - Outside Westminster Housing Options Service, 101 Orchardson Street, LONDON NW8.

THIS CALL OUT EXTENDS TO OTHER CITIES TO TAKE ACTION OUTSIDE THEIR REGIONAL HOMELESS PERSON UNITS WITH MASS SLEEP OUTS, SOUP KITCHENS, AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT.
FOLLOWED THE NEXT DAY BY AN EN MASS REGISTRATION OF HOMELESSNESS. FIND OUT WHERE YOUR LOCAL HOMELESS PERSONS UNIT IS, AND CHECK OUT THIS HOW TO.

WWW.SQUASHCAMPAIGN.ORG

Gabriel Hoewell said...

Hi Robert,

I work for a Brazilian magazine called BastiĆ£o. You can check the website on www.bastiao.net. Sorry it's in portuguese. We’re writing an article about culture squats.So, it would be great to talk to you about your researches. Could we arrange an interview by telephone or e-mail?

Best regards
Gabriel Hoewell
bastiao@bastiao.net