rent strikes

East Hamilton Rent Strike Enters Second Month with Twice as Many Tenants Withholding Rent

On May 1st, the East Hamilton rent strike began with tenants from more than 70 units withholding rent. On June 1st, that number doubled!

Between Neighbors: From Rent Strike to Rent Strike

The following interview between residents involved in two different rent strikes was first published in This is Parkdale, newsletter of the group Parkdale Organize!

Hamilton: Corporate Suits Fail to Intimidate Rent Strikers

Rent strikers in Hamilton, Ontario were not intimidated when corporate suits showed up at their door demanding rent.

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

An organiser reflects on the conditions that led to tenants in East Hamilton declaring a rent strike. This post previously appeared on North Shore Counter Info and It's Going Down.

East Hamilton Tenants Declare May 1st Rent Strike

The Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

On April 24th, at a mass meeting at the local community centre, dozens of tenants from four high-rise apartment buildings in East Hamilton committed to going on rent strike on May 1st. This story was first published by the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network and North Shore Counter-Info.

The Hebridean Land Revolt

An 1884 London Illustrated News portrayal of a crofters' rally

The Hebridean land revolt was a major uprising by the rural peasantry in 19th-century Scotland. Rents went unpaid. Fences were cut in the night. Land was illegally occupied. Telegraph poles were cut down. Roads were blocked with boulders. And government officials were attacked and beaten by mobs of women and men and children. Finally, in November 1884, the British government authorised a military invasion, dispatching gunboats and hundreds of marines.

‘Rough and ready work’: The Special Infantry Corps

Free State troops take prisoners

Article by John Dorney telling the story of the Special Infantry Corps, a military unit set up during the civil war of 1922-3 to suppress agrarian agitation and strikes.

Resistance No. 162 ( Anarchist Federation)

Resistance is the Anarchist Federations publication on social struggles and analysis of them. This issue covers Grenfell, Fascism, Trump, the Racist vans, Deliveroo, the struggle to reclaim Pride, Edinburgh Mothers against the benefit cap, Rent Strike, No to Prisons and Anti-Fracking.

A successful rent strike in 1930s Peckham

Nigel Buildings tenements rent strike 1930s Peckham, London

The story of a successful rent strike in Peckham, south east London, during the 1930s.

East London rent strikes, 1938-9

240 families on rent strike in Quinn Square, Bethnal Green, circa 1938

On 13 February, 1938, a rent strike began in Stepney, east London. This is an account of tenants' struggles in the area at the time, by Past Tense.