We will resist the squatting ban by any means necessary.
The Squatter’s Network of Brighton is calling for a Mass Squatting Action on October 13th to resist the new anti-squatting laws. This act is draconian, unworkable, an attack on our way of living and some of the most vulnerable in our society. We will not take it lying down.
Around the UK, while increasing numbers are forced to sleep on the streets, hundreds of thousands of properties are lying empty, decaying and derelict. We watch property tycoons, speculators and corrupt landlords get richer, whilst housing benefit is cut and rent goes up.
The UK is facing a massive housing crisis only made worse by the Tory government, and we – the homeless and insecurely housed – will not stand for it any more.
As both the birthplace of the bill, and as one of the places where
affordable houses are most difficult to come by, Brighton and Hove has a special significance in the national and international struggles for the right to home.
They take our houses, so we’ll take their city!
Everyone to the streets!
Oct 13th, 2012, 2pm
Victoria Square Gardens, Brighton