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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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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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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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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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Rent strike wins in Parkdale, Canada!

Residents in the working-class Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto have been on rent strike since the start of May, as chronicled in this interview. Now, they’ve declared victory: “Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Rent strike wins £1.49 million at UCL!

Some great news from UCL – Cut the Rent: £££ UCL CUT THE RENT WINS MILLIONS £££ After 5 month long rent strike, UCL-CTR has won £1.49 MILLION from UCL Accommodation: ⚡️ £600k to go to a progressive accommodation bursary … Continue reading

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Practical resistance in education: rent strikes and survey sabotage

The UK’s student movement has had some really impressive moments in the last few years, but it’s also often struggled to come up with lasting ways of building power beyond brief and quickly-evicted occupations. One of the most promising steps … Continue reading

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