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Podcasting "Ideas Lying Around": A theory of change based on shovel-ready ideas.

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* #Toronto Tenants Are Uniting in a Mass #RentStrike…

* France legalizes remotely turning on the camera or microphone of smartphones in criminal investigations… (h/t Cooper)

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📢🚨📢 The occupiers have been served with notice of a hearing for an Interrim Possession Order (IPO), an eviction order which carries a custodial sentence if breached.


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The heavy-handed legal nature of this approach is demonstrated by the Uni of Sheffield being the only University attempting to clear a 2020/21 Rent Strike occupation out using the courts. (2/5)
It is utterly farcical that they threaten us with academic sanctions and *prison* without even having met with the occupiers! (3/5)
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1/ This is what we mean when we say that government policy to protect renters is not good enough.

Over the last few weeks we have organised with strikers and been hand in hand with renters who have lost everything and are still being bled dry.
2/ We have helped desperate people find houses, and protected each other from illegal evictions. We will continue to organise collectively, as it is only by standing together that we have any power in this situation.
3/ Agents are not looking out for tenants interests. We need to have a home so that we can stay at home.
The truth is that the housing crisis existed long before #covid19.
The difference now is that more of us are facing the gut-wrenching consequences of living in a broken system
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'A world without a financial system' from Binding Chaos (2013). Chapter Thread. #BindingChaos #RentStrike #COVID19…
"The current speculation regarding the possible collapse of the financial system focuses on possible replacements." [...]

"Before we discuss alternative systems or how to repair our current system, we need to look at why we need a financial system at all." 1/
"By providing a complete disconnect between work required to produce basic essentials and ownership or access to them, this system also assures gross overabundance of resources for people who do no work of value at all." /2
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Thread on the imperative for radicals and housing advocates in so-called British Columbia to support #rentstrike or #keepyourrent or #rentsuspension or whatever you want to call a spontaneous, mass refusal of rent payments to our bloodsucking landlords (1/22)
Today's BC NDP government announcement about "supports" to "vulnerable people" is a big middle finger to those of us most vulnerable to death by COVID-19. (2/22)
Their $1,000 top up is only for people who qualify for EI, leaving out sex workers and everyone who depends on informal & criminalized economies; anyone unemployed & starving on welfare, disability, or pension; & temporary foreign workers & non-status workers (3/22)
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Italians over 80 'will be left to die' as country overwhelmed by coronavirus…
Why the 🇨🇳Chinese Communist Party and its agricultural policies are to blame for coronavirus (and SARS).
🇨🇳China's wild animal farms began as a way for poor peasant households to make ends meet before becoming centers of mass industrial production.
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