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The Spectre Of Expropriation

The initiative "Deutsche Wohnen & Co enteignen" (Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co) aims at expropriating big housing companys in Berlin by referendum.
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A Sign of Things to Come

The working class currently faces the challenge of the combined consequences of the pandemic and the underlying crisis of capitalism. Even though the health emergency is far from over, the wave of redundancies and restructuring has already started. The degree to which workers are able to not only resist attacks on their conditions but to impose their own interests on the ruling class in the next few months will shape the balance of class forces.

5,000 students are going on rent strike: on the past and future of our movement

Originally published by the 68 Collective and then by Notes from Below, this essay by student rent strike organiser Matthew Lee gives an overview of the escalating confrontation between students and university management.

Liverpool Anarchist #10

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Latest issue of the Liverpool Anarchist with articles on the Manchester and Kirkby rent strikes, Birkenhead Teaching Assistants and a revolutionary vision for housing.

Manchester Students’ Rent Strike Victory

Protest against fencing, which was quickly torn down. Sign reads: HMP UoM

Article from the Liverpool Anarchist on the ongoing University of Manchester Rent Strike. Their recent victory seems to have breathed life into the movement with over 20 strikes being organised for January.

Liverpool Anarchist #9

Articles on Formby Hall, 1969 Rent Strike, migrant solidarity and more.

Liverpool Anarchist #8

Articles on Universal Credit, the 1968 Rent Strike and Social Revolution.

‘Defending our homes against landlord tyranny’: Rent strikes, then and now.

An article on the history of rent strikes, written by Isaac Rose and Siobhan Donnachie for Greater Manchester Housing Action.

Rent and Its Discontents

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Against the landlords and the police, in cities poisoned by wealth.

Keep Your Rent Hamilton – Reflections on May Day and Organizing in a Pandemic

An organizer with Keep Your Rent Hamilton reflects on their rent strike campaign and May Day outreach efforts. This article was previously published on North Shore Counter-Info and It's Going Down.