11. Feb, 2018

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Lisa McKenzie will be on the BBC Sunday Politics on the 11th of Feb (this coming Sunday) discussing the idea of mass squatting.

Whole groups of scabrous Labour councillors are shitting on the working class residents of our major cities. They are in the pockets of developers and landlords - more 'luxury apartments', more fake 'affordable' rents, more offshore property parasites, more social cleansing.

As a class, we will have to start taking direct action. We need to occupy, squat and requisition the empty investment blocks - these ghostly totems to global greed that are springing up everywhere across our skylines.

I dream that squatting will return. Not just the odd squat, but a gigantic, coordinated, nationwide flash squat of multiple empty sites all at once, which might give the squatters more of a chance to settle in while the opposing forces flap around trying to decide which enormous phalanx to evict first.

Direct Action. Mutual Aid. Solidarity.

Mass working-class squats of 1946 remind us that the UK housing crisis can and must be challenged by direct action
theguardian.com