Category Archives: Housing

TGI Strikedays: class struggle and events round-up for early May

A quick update on ongoing workplace and social struggles, and a few upcoming events: Recent notable developments have included the strikes that took place at five McDonald’s stores on May Day, the indefinite strike in Bromley libraries ending with workers … Continue reading

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More repression news and upcoming events for mid-April

A few assorted announcements: This weekend, the Land Justice Network have arranged a walking tour of London’s land and housing crisis, dropping in on a few of the capital’s biggest landlords and property speculators. The 14th is also the date … Continue reading

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Parkdale, Toronto: second successful rent strike in under a year!

Last year, tenants in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale went on a rent strike and were able to win significant concessions from their landlords. A few months after the original rent strike, tenants at the 1251 King tower block were … Continue reading

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News to celebrate: charges dropped against 129 J20 defendants, airport plan defeated in France

Just a quick post to share a few pieces of news worth celebrating: In the US, the prosecution has dropped charges against 129 of the 188 people who were still facing charges arising from the “J20” protests against Trump’s inauguration, … Continue reading

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Organising around housing: some resources

A collection of a few recent resources that might be of interest to anyone looking at collective action around housing issues: ACORN were on the BBC recently, in a short (15 mins or so) film: Long-running group Housing Action Southwark … Continue reading

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Mid-November round-up of workplace and social struggles

In workplace news, housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester have just voted for an extensive programme of strike action as part of their long-running dispute over pay and conditions, with a total of 49 days’ strike action planned … Continue reading

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This is Parkdale: New short film on the successful rent strike

Earlier this year, hundreds of tenants living in flats in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale went on a rent strike against a proposed rent increase, eventually winning substantial concessions from their landlords. Since then, they’ve continued to organise and successfully … Continue reading

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