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Accumulation by dispossession

A Marxist concept referring to neoliberal capitalist policies resulting in the centralization of wealth and power in the hands of a few by dispossessing the public and private entities of their wealth, land or house.

Allotment gardens

Informal use of various plots for permanence habitation, which were not originally designated for such purpose.

Asylum seeker

A person seeking protection from persecution or serious harm in a country other than their country of origin, whereas a final decision on their application for refugee status has not yet been taken.


Government measures to reduce public expenditure, usually adopted in response to government debt or deficits.