Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Passing the buck

This is a little out-of-date (!) but still relevant.The city guy claims the squatters are putting lives at risk.Apparently the city's responsibility is to protect people's lives. Giving people a roof over the heads appears not to be part of that responsibility. Here in France
homeless orgs have succeeded in getting a new law which stipulates the government's legal responsibility to find a home for every citizen, ie. a citizen can sue the government if it doesn't provide a home. Will the law be put into practice? Probably not. It's a step in the right direction, and the struggle continues.


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