Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Gesture politics are good for only one thing: taking the edge off public outrage.
As eviction looms at St Paul’s, the protesters are struggling with the hardship of months spent sleeping rough.
My appearance on Channel 4 News, debating David Lammy's comments about parental failure and the riots.
My appearance on the Daily Politics.
Free speech is shackled by the UK's libel laws.
The protest has become a network of mutual support for the lost and destitute.
There are many Maggie Thatchers, and which story we choose to tell says more about us than it does her.
It's not technically impossible to fight patriarchy in a Hello Kitty thong.
The privileged will do anything to distract attention from their own power.
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