Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
Moves to outlaw squatting in empty houses should be an outrage on the left.
My speech in a debate on inter-generational conflict, attacking team mate David Willetts. We lost.
Advising women to avoid arousing potential rapists is a gross misunderstanding of the nature of sexual violence.
Power comes at a cost.
Today's movements are marked by pluralism and a rejection of conventional politics and ideological conformity.
Like most of the occupations around the world today, Madrid's Puerta del Sol is peaceful.
Pornography is often used as an excuse to enact a wider scale clampdown.
We are old enough and ugly enough to build a better future for ourselves.
My appearance on Democracy Now!
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