Tag: housing

The exception as the rule: Toronto’s social reproduction organising

In Toronto, community organisers are battling Covid in the shadow of colonial racial capitalism.
ACORN members protesting outside the Manchester Civil Justice Centre

The power of tenants’ organising

There is a renewed surge of tenants' organising, but opinions are split on the best way to build power. What kind of organisation can hit back against landlords?

Coronavirus credit crunch: fighting the debt disaster

Through rent arrears, payday loans, mortgages and more, personal debt is a key element of neoliberal policy. How can we fight back and break the spiral?

It didn’t have to be this way

This second lockdown was avoidable. It is critical that we understand the choices made by those in power that led to this, and organise to take management of this crisis out of their hands.
Liebig34 displaying queer feminist banners and flags.

Autonomous space in Berlin: Liebig34, eviction, and gentrification

The violent police eviction of Berlin's iconic Liebig34 space is the latest event in a never-ending battle between the city's radical-left counterculture, and the forces of state-aided gentrification.
a colour-edited photo of a block of flats

Covid on campus: rent strike at Bristol university

Universities have brought students back to expensive accommodation and subjected them to inhumane living conditions, with Covid-19 still a risk on campus. rs21 spoke to Connor Nicol, a first-year student involved in organising the Bristol University rent strike.
NHS workers demonstrating over pay

Video: Fighting back and building power during the Covid crisis

Three separate activists draw lessons from fights to defend working-class lives and livelihoods inside and outside the workplace.

Eviction ban ends: how can renters fight back?

The government is trying to restart evictions just as a second wave of Covid-19 is arriving. We need to escalate our organising against evictions, rent debt and homelessness.

We must act now

As the initially censored Public Health England report makes clear, Covid-19 has exposed the lethal structures of systemic racism in our society. Artwork and text by Katherine Hearst.

Rent strike in the Covid conjuncture?

As the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for many workers to pay rent while meeting their own basic needs, Allan Struthers examines the prospects for large-scale rent strikes in Britain