“England is one of the only countries in Europe that allows people to be evicted without private landlords having to give a reason. The threat of being kicked out without doing anything wrong causes insecurity and stress for millions of familes, and makes people suffering shoddy housing scared to complain”
Sign Generation Rent’s Petition on 38 Degrees to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988:
Spike Lee’s “Clockers” (1995) portrays the struggle for survival in urban America. Based on Richard Price’s 1992 novel, the film is set in a housing ‘project’, where a young man battles against a future without hope.
As President Trump prepares to visit the UK, the film’s themes of poverty, brutality and racism have enduring power and relevance. The Trump administration has launched a renewed attack on low-income communities, but there are similar things happening here.
The film will be introduced by local housing campaigner Glyn Robbins, who has written a book about the fight for decent housing in the US and UK. In 1992, Glyn was also working on one of the projects where ‘Clockers’ is set and will share his experiences in a Q and A.
This special screening of ‘Clockers’ is jointly hosted by The Genesis and the Homes for All campaign. All proceeds wiill go to Justice for Grenfell.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814321505281015/
The Parliamentary Campaign for Council Housing is delighted to invite council tenants from across the country to meet MPs and give their views on the current issues and priorities for council housing.
It will take place on 9th July 6-8pm at the House of Commons.
The event will include a short slot for each delegation to say what they see as the main concerns in relation to council housing locally and nationally. This can be backed up by written evidence if people want to go into more detail.
We hope this will be written up into a report, and will help to shape the argument for more direct investment in existing and new council housing.
Tenant groups from Leeds, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Swindon, Stroud, Cambridge and Harlow are among those so far saying they will take part. Joint delegations along with local trade unions and councillors are welcome.
Please email jamie.sweeney (at) parliament.uk if you would like to attend.
JUSTICE4GRENFELL and FBU call on people from around Britain who demand justice for Grenfell to join a national solidarity march on June 16th 2018.
One year on and after 72 people have died and 70 injured in the Grenfell Tower fire the government leaves behind a trail of broken promises.
ONE YEAR ON: GRENFELL SOLIDARITY MARCH
16TH JUNE 2018
12 PM – 4PM
DOWNING STREET, LONDON SW1
More information to follow.
Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1635790243124367/
The campaign to demand ballots on estates threatened with demolition or large-scale redevelopment is continuing to grow. Important concessions have been won in London, but these need to be increased and applied everywhere.
Please sign and share the following petition:
Our demands for decent, secure homes and rent control is shared by working class communities around the world.
People from all over Ireland are going to Dublin on 7th April to protest against the country’s growing housing emergency. Homes for All, Axe The Housing Act has agreed to hold a solidarity protest outside the Irish Embassy in London at the same time.
All welcome. Please share.
See Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1764720180217727/
Join us in supporting and building a protest at Savills auction of social housing in London this month.
A vast number of the ‘lots’ being auctioned off to the highest bidder are former social housing homes – being sold off by councils and housing associations in the interest of making money in lieu of housing people who need affordable, secure homes.
Protest scheduled for Monday 26th March, meeting from 8am outside the auction itself at the Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP.
See here for further reading and protest support from The Guardian:
Please join and support the next Grenfell silent marches.
Wednesday 14th March, from 5pm at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, off Kensington High Street, London W8, 7NX
Bristol solidarity march;
Liverpool solidarity march: