Really excited to see people doing rent strikes the right non-reckless way: well prepared, lawyered-up, with everyone in the building/block.
April's getting close so here's a reminder:
- you never strike alone & people online don't count. You need to work with the other tenants of the same landlord.
- you never strike without a plan on how to deal with retaliation.
- a strike isn't a protest, it's a fight. Expect your opponent to fight back. Make sure you have a plan for how to win.
@queeranarchism +1 to all of this!
Tweeting =/= Organizing
Mobilizing =/= Organizing
☝🏽 @queeranarchism on the strategy of rent strikes
What if you live in a copropriety ? :/
You're gonna have to be a little more specific about what that means in context.
You live in a building, your flat belongs to one landlord, but the other flats belong to other landlords, each time a different one, and everybody pay the rent to a different person, often indirectly via an estate agency...
Like, if you don't pay your rant, your landlord may have other flats in other buildings and still have what they need to sue you and they can regroup to sue you.
It's very common in France :/
I have no experience with this so I can only speculate...
It would seem essential to organize your own building first, since resisting eviction is a physical thing that requires people to show up for you and to do so quickly.
You may want to start with a collective agreement to defend anyone who is threatened with eviction & prepare legal and physical defense against that. (without a strike)
If possible, expand that to nearby flats. Do a strike with all the flats once you are strong?
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