Justice Not Crisis
|Key people||Petroski Zion, Executive Director
Lee Moore, Secretary
|Focus||Social housing, Homelessness, Environmentalism, peace, utopia|
|Method||Direct action, lobbying, research, innovation|
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Justice Not Crisis was founded in 2008 by Lee Moore and Steve Austin. Their first action was the John Lines Homeless Village, a tent city built on disused land owned by the Birmingham City Council. The original plan was to occupy the land for 2 days in order to draw attention to the fact that Birmingham city council refused to sell the land to housing associations wishing to build social housing.
Since then they have squatted a number of different buildings and areas, including the Firebird pub in Edgbaston (2008), Beechwood Hotel on Bristol Road (2009) and homes and land owned by Warwickshire County Cricket Club (2009).
- "Council seeks to evict protesters". BBC News. 8 November 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Spring, Russ; Brum Imcista. "Councillor John Lines’ Homeless Village in Birmingham". Independent Media Center. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Elkes, Neil (1 October 2010). "First new Birmingham council home in Balsall Heath". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "Campaign group take to rooftops". BBC News. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- Farncombe, Vicky (21 February 2009). "Evicted Edgbaston pub squatters move into derelict terrace". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 12 October 2010.