Renters of the world, uniting! ✊💥🌈 Energising and moving day on Saturday as the LRU held its first ever all-member assembly and celebrated turning 1 year old! 🎂🎉
Since we launched London-wide last summer, we've grown from 1 branch to 3 (with hopefully more to come soon!), and from a handful of members to well over a thousand 📈
We've won plenty of important victories through collective action - for our members and renters across London!
🚫 Section 21 No-fault evictions: abolished 🛠 Urgent repairs to members' homes: completed 💪 Illegal evictions: resisted 💰 Rent stolen by landlords: returned ⚔️ Unfair rent increases: fought off 💸 Rent controls in London: Mayor committed 🏡 Rehousing of members into better conditions: secured...
The list goes on, and Saturday was a day to celebrate all we've managed to achieved in such a short time, by having each other's backs and trusting the collective power of ordinary renters working together. ✊
Not just that: it was a also chance to educate ourselves about the housing crisis and plan for the future. We collectively agreed some new and improved demands for a transformed housing system, and began planning how our campaigns might look over the next year. Exciting!
To keep winning these victories and building our power, we need to grow. If you're not a member yet (why not?!) then you can join up here - subs are only needed if you can afford it:
Maria del Pilar Hurtado, a leading member of a community of 17,000 people who had occupied a plot on the outskirts of Tierralta, Cordoba Colombia after being displaced by the construction of a nearby hydroelectric dam in 2001 was murdered Friday for the continued occupation of a plot of land that belonged to the father of the Mayor of Tierraalta Fabio Otero. She was murdered in from of 2 of her children. In other parts of the world, the fight for human dignity in housing is life and death. #SayHerName ...