Pictured: #GrenfellTowerFire The #Knysnafire (natural bush fire) in South Africa has taken 1,000's of homes just this past week. Displaced people residing with friends and family are urged to contact the regional home affairs official Mosiuoa Ngaka on 072 621 5047 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org Please keep them in your prayers and donate if you can. The words in the below post well applies to them (as they are asking for proper safe replacement housing; many are impoverished and don't have insurance/protections). Communities the world round are under fire, literally and figuratively (racism, classism, lack of msm coverage, abuse and inhumanity). . . . . . . . .
Well said @colinchristian! #Repost ・・・
I've been reading up on the London tower block fire, the lives ruined, the death toll rising, possibly hundreds dead. I don't come from money, as a kid I spent time in one of these blocks, they were pretty new back then, but you could tell it was on the lower end of housing even then, dark, grey, the end of the line. It's now obvious that the cladding used to make the building 'look nice' for the eyes of the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood was done in the cheapest way possible, with zero thought to those that lived inside. Years of deregulation at the insistence of the rich landlords, their accusations of " too much red tape" translates as 'too expensive' but these are lives we are talking about, and that is forgotten. This is not a 'tragedy', it is a crime, by many but it really comes down to these victims representative, who looked the other way, for money. Right now, this government is defunding the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, 'too much red tape' we are told, nope, it's there to protect people from those who want to exploit us and the land, and it's being stripped away, this is bullshit. I don't think the lives of those people in that block are worth any less than those in a mansion, I was in one of those blocks, I am worth less? Those cremated bodies are worth less?? I honestly feel that as humans we are loosing touch with what's important, we are not here to tread upon others, something is very wrong.