housing

No to Eviction! Defend the Occupation Carlos Marighella Against the Genocide Racist State of Brazil

A statement from the Federation of Brazilian Revolutionary Syndicalist Organizations opposing the forced eviction of 85 families. First published by the International Confederation of Labour.

Liverpool Anarchist #10

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Latest issue of the Liverpool Anarchist with articles on the Manchester and Kirkby rent strikes, Birkenhead Teaching Assistants and a revolutionary vision for housing.

Eviction Defense Handbook

A guide to resisting evictions from Housing/Eviction Defense Solidarity Durham. This guide was written for tenants in Durham, North Carolina and so is based on the NC/US legal system, but some of the information will be useful to people elsewhere.

Mike Lee, RIP

Mike Lee

Gus "Mike" Lee, an anarchist militant, passed away this week in Berkeley, California at age 64. He spent decades living on the streets and struggling with other homeless people. He was a wingnut and could be extreme, but was also the most fearless radical I've ever met in my life.

Unrest in the USA: A Perfect Storm

The spread of COVID-19 to the United States earlier this year both triggered and exacerbated the economic crisis which has been building up for decades. Around 50 million workers in America have been thrown out of work since the start of the lockdown, the great majority of whom have no alternative source of income for the necessities of life.

‘Defending our homes against landlord tyranny’: Rent strikes, then and now.

An article on the history of rent strikes, written by Isaac Rose and Siobhan Donnachie for Greater Manchester Housing Action.

Keep Your Rent Hamilton – Reflections on May Day and Organizing in a Pandemic

An organizer with Keep Your Rent Hamilton reflects on their rent strike campaign and May Day outreach efforts. This article was previously published on North Shore Counter-Info and It's Going Down.

"All in this Together"? A Sick Joke

The myth that we’re all in this together is already wearing thin. COVID-19 has come after ten years of grinding austerity characterised by the gig economy, poverty wages, benefit cuts, attacks on the NHS, and a desperate housing crisis. While the richest 1% have got richer, we’ve had a growth in food banks, child poverty, unaffordable housing and poor health. In fact UK poverty numbers were at their highest level for 18 years even before the coronavirus. Unequal societies are prone to outbreaks of mass disease, and our society gets more unequal with every passing day. Lockdown has shown that this is a public health crisis defined by inequality, and the working class is suffering most.

Capitalism and Covid: Paycheques and Rents

For the working class the cost of a roof over our heads is a major expenditure, one that can push households further into debt and ultimately onto the streets. This report from our ICT affiliate in Canada shows how the coronavirus lockdown is exacerbating the housing problem for the working class.