Foreign News: The Politics of Squatting

British Communists reached for the leadership of Britain's Squatter Movement (TIME, Sept. 2). Into two blocks of swank Kensington flats and eight adjoining buildings they led a small army of families who have been living in crowded conditions reminiscent of Moscow. Said Communist Party headquarters: "Regardless of any official warning, we are determined to get 10,000 of our members into decent houses immediately." This week, Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee called an agitated special Cabinet meeting to consider the emergency.


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