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London, Homes for People, not for Profit

From October 15 to 20: six days of debate and mobilization of inhabitants organizations and networks to strengthen the strategy of struggle against evictions and for housing rights, against the austerity policies in Europe.

MIPIM, the world’s biggest property fair, is coming to London, October 15-17th – Join us to Stop MIPIM and Block Boris!

The world’s largest property fair, known as MIPIM, is coming to London this month of october for the first time in its 25 year history. Hundreds of property developers, financiers and politicians will converge on Olympia, west London, to do deals that allow them to profit from our land and our neighbourhoods.

We know that this is creating unaffordable, insecure housing and contributing to the corporate takeover of our community space and public services. It means big profits for the richest 1% whilst destroying our communities and keeping millions in poverty.

#BlockBoris – 15 October

Join affected communities, the Radical Housing Network, the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and the City, tenants groups, trade unions and many others to oppose MIPIM, the world’s largest property fair, and say ‘Our communities are not for sale!’

On Wednesday 15 October, the opening morning of MIPIM, London Mayor Boris Johnson will be giving an opening address welcoming the property developers and financiers who have come to profit from our communities.

Join us to #BlockBoris! Meet at 9am outside Kensington tube, Olympia Way, London W14 0NE

For more information and updates, see  www.radicalhousingnetwork.org

Cities for people not for profit! MIPIM alternative conference –16 and 17 October

Cities for People, Not for Profit! is a two day conference being organised through the Radical Housing Network as part of the resistance to MIPIM.

The event will be a gathering of UK and international activists, practitioners and academics discussing the crisis and the direction of a truly radical social movement that is beginning to emerge.

The event will run from 3pm to 8pm on Thursday 16 October and 11am to 4pm and Friday 17 October. Full details and programme will be available soon from www.radicalhousingnetwork.org

Stop MIPIM: Paper Round the Houses – 17 October

On Friday 17 October we will be joined by activists from across Europe for an action to expose how the actions of housing profiteers are destroying our communities and leading to evictions, homelessness and unaffordable housing.

We’re producing a news sheet with stories of the housing crisis from across Europe and distributing them at the tube in central London.

Meet at 5pm by the housing banner at the Occupy Democracy action in Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD.

March against austerity - 18 October

On Saturday, there are two major events in London: the annual London anarchist bookfair  and a major march against austerity , organised by the TUC (to which most UK trade unions are affiliated) and the People’s Assembly Against Austerity.

We are planning to join the march, which meets at 11.00. We will be meeting members of the housing workers trade union outside Temple tube station (map ). Look for their banner, which says ‘Unite housing workers’.

Strategy meeting of European Action Coalition – 18-19-20 october

We plan to leave the march mid afternoon of 18th to participate in a session organised by members of the European Action Coalition about European housing struggles at 16.00 at the anarchist bookfair, which is being held at Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS (nearest tube: Mile End or Stepney Green; map ).

The meeting will follow on 19 and 20 october.




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