Spin magazine on Hackney squatters and the CJA, 1994


SPIN was a glossy American music and style magazine which featured a six-page article on protests against the Criminal Justice Act and Hackney squatters (living on “The Crescent” oppositie Clissold Park) alongside adverts for Jack Daniels and Levis in 1994.

Below is a scan of the introduction and Hackney squatter bits – you can read the whole article (and the rest of the issue if so inclined) on Google Books.




There is more information on “skateboard squat” Lea House elsewhere on this site.

The Criminal Justice Act didn’t end squatting, but perhaps curtailed it slightly. Ditto the 2012 law against squatting in residential properties.

More info: Advisory Service for Squatters.

1 thought on “Spin magazine on Hackney squatters and the CJA, 1994

  1. Pingback: Police attack Hackney protest against repressive legislation (1994) | The Radical History of Hackney

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