housing

Origin of the Housing Crisis In NZ/Aotearoa

This article surveys the origins of the current housing crisis in NZ/Aotearoa, viewing the neo-liberal turn of the 1980s'-1990s' as a critical juncture.

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.

Forced Development, Demolitions, Flooding & Threats in Vusimuzi, Tembisa

Vusimuzi settlement was founded in 1995 and is now being subject to forced demolition and flooding of existing homes due to new development.

Recent development in South Africa's land occupation movement

Statement from the South African land occupation Abahlali baseMjondolo, on their growth in membership, new occupations of land, and the irrelevance of ANC's 'land reform'.

SeaSol stops landlord evicting family for having a baby

In March 2018, SeaSol [the Seattle Solidarity Network] helped a family defeat an attempt by their landlords to evict them for having a second child. The property management company had established a clear pattern of targeting the family, and had denied a request to move to a larger unit only days before on false claims of damage to their unit

The real land expropriation movement in South Africa

Garniston

There has been a massive international reaction to the vote in South Africa to begin the process of land reform, but the ANC is not interested in real land redistribution and persecutes the shack dwellers who are carrying it out.

The whole world is like a nowhere land called Alicante – Miguel Amorós

A brief, and idiosyncratic, social and economic history of the medium-sized Valencian city of Alicante since the Spanish Civil War, denouncing the negative impact of chaotic development, venal and corrupt politicians, unbridled consumerism, the role played by the automobile in social atomization, the destruction of old working class neighborhoods, real estate speculation, the cynical exploitation of local cultural traditions, the noxious effects of an economy based on tourism, the ruin of traditional agriculture, and the proliferation of hideous skyscrapers in a nauseating panorama of trivialization and degradation that is typical of so many other cities all over the world.

Elephant and Castle redevelopment shelved as residents storm Southwark Council

Protesters occupying the foyer of Southwark Council

Southwark Council has been forced to bow to community pressure, temporarily shelving the redevelopment of Elephant and Castle shopping centre on a night which saw anti-gentrification protesters storm the council's offices.

Rebel City issue 6

Issue 6 of the London Anarchist newspaper Rebel City.
In this issue are articles from the Anarchist Federation, Haringey Solidarity Group and individual
members of the Industrial Workers of the World, the Solidarity Federation, and Feminist Fightback.