Steal don’t starve
Food has always been about class in [XYZ]. “The nature of our diets has been entirely shaped by the class system of the 19th century and the white working-class experience of industrialisation,” says Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University in London. “From the first – when cheap white bread was sold to the poor as progress, because previously only the rich could afford it – what class you are from, and how much you have to spend has made a dramatic difference to what you eat, how you eat it and what you aspire to eat. Class imbues everything in food.”
End the rot / squat the lot
October 9, 2008
For students locked out of the increasingly unaffordable rental market, homelessness can mean months of couch-surfing or “hot-bedding” – crashing at friends’ houses until somewhere to live permanently is found. In fact, many are victims of a chronic under-supply of share-house accommodation and apartments in inner-city Melbourne…
See also : Architects for Peace
Bart: Uh, say, are you guys crooks?
Fat Tony: Bart, is it wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family?
Fat Tony: Well, suppose you got a large starving family. Is it wrong to steal a truckload of bread to feed them?
Bart: Uh uh.
Fat Tony: And, what if your family don’t like bread? They like… cigarettes?
Bart: I guess that’s okay.
Fat Tony: Now, what if instead of giving them away, you sold them at a price that was practically giving them away. Would that be a crime, Bart?
Bart: Hell, no.