The mutual aid networks are in a unique position to defend the homes – and the lives – of those facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The causes of the housing crisis are, in a nutshell, the unchecked power of landlords, the 40-year attack on social housing and stagnant wages. The consequences are people sleeping in tents and doorways and under bridges, children in A&E with constant chest infections, poverty, debt, mental distress, and endless moving. One of the major causes
More and more people flock to affluent urban centres with highly competitive housing markets, which make finding accommodations a real struggle. By renting single rooms in shared housing, strangers learn how to live together in the face of the global housing crisis. The landlords outsource finding new tenants by allowing the staying renters to choose
Take Back the City: a network of 18 grassroots activist groups who are working together to take direct action against property owners across Ireland’s capital, have occupied a property in Dublin. It is the group’s third action of this kind in the last weeks. In early August, Take Back the City took over a property Summerhill
Social housing is under attack from privatisation, gentrification, and straight up neglect. Thousands of people have found out they live in unsafe blocks which they had previously been told passed safety tests. Others are fighting privatisation and demolition. This article gives a short roundup of some struggles going on around social housing in London. In
Recently the National Audit Office (NAO) published a study which was of surprise to no-one — notwithstanding the blustering pretend humbug of neoliberals and Tories — showing that welfare cuts cause homelessness to rise. Not so long ago, this would have been a “well duh” report which would itself have risked being written off as
With the Housing Bill about to come into effect, conditions are looking bleak for the working class. The Bill follows a plethora of attacks on poor people, the most notable of which are the benefit cap and the bedroom tax, not to mention the 2012 ban of residential squatting. Last year saw a record number
This post first appeared on Cava Sunday’s blog and is reposted here with their kind permission. Following the Fuck Parade 3, Ian Bone recently announced that Class War would be mad not to continue to target independent businesses, due to the publicity they received for attacking the Cereal Killer Café. Class War have been consistently