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Your Culture Under Siege: Criminal Injustice

Carl Loben, Simon Reynolds, Ngaire Ruth, Melody Maker, 30 April 1994

For decades, squatting, free festivals and illegal parties have played a vital role in alternative pop culture. The Criminal Justice Bill — which has been described as the lost insidious piece of legislation in300 years — will put a stop to all that.

This summer, when the CJB passes into law, the effects will be catastrophic. In this four-page special, we look at the implications of the CJB for squat culture, the rave scene and the travelling lifestyle.

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