As the Gilets Jaunes movement continues, we republish this article by Paul Cudenec of the Shoal...
// ACTIONS / SKILLSHARES / PARTY / START YOUR OWN #RENTSTRIKE! // LONDON
We invite you to a weekend of possibility – a starting point where we transform the small spark of a local movement into national collective action.
The UCL rent strike won over £1,000,000 in compensation following a five-month strike, proving that concerted action by students, centred on housing, could not only win us material concessions but begin the reversal of the marketisation of higher education. It’s time to start spreading the strike.
The #rentstrike ~ weekender ~ is an opportunity for us to share methods and tactics for launching rent strikes on our own campuses, in a horizontal space where we can learn, participate, meet and scheme with each other. Workshops will be facilitated by activists from the UCL rent strike and special guests.
You can expect:
~ training sessions and BBQs ~
~ forums and parties ~
~ dancing and direct action… ~
Complementary propaganda will be provided to all participants.
The #rentstrike ~ weekender ~ will place emphasis on the mutual exchange of ideas and strategies, widening participation and building a movement that is non-hierarchical, inclusive and sustainable. We hope to see the creation of new friendships, affinities and rent strikes as a consequence…
Participation in the weekender is free, and meals will be provided. A fare pool is available to subsidise between 75-100% of travel costs on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your *free* place at the weekender ASAP if you need assistance with travel and/or solidarity accommodation:
!! FULL PROGRAM TO FOLLOW ¡¡
See you soon,
Rent Strike Working Group,
Supported by the Radical Housing Network, Plan C London and the National Union of Students
For all enquiries, please contact rentstrikeweekender@gmail.