This weekend was a strong one for occupations. The Focus E15 campaign took over the balconies of East Ham police station:
While Sisters Uncut in the East End occupied one of Hackney’s many empty council flats. They’ll be using the space to host a housing and domestic violence workshop at 6:30pm on Tuesday, and they’ll be running a free children’s breakfast club from 7-8:30am Monday-Friday. You can help support them by chucking a few quid their way using the donate button on the occupation’s facebook page. It’s easy to get demoralised and immobilised watching the squalid games our rulers play. But it’s at times like these it’s worth remembering the value of the old slogan about “whoever they vote for, we are ungovernable”. Whoever wins the elections, whoever gets installed into high office without even bothering to go through the motions of democracy, their power only goes as far as we’re willing to put up with it. The Sisters Uncut occupation gives a great example of what being ungovernable can look like in practice, and the more that example spreads, the more we’ll be able to pose a real challenge to the likes of May and whoever follows her.