Housing for all: the Counihan Sanchez Family Housing Campaign

Notably, the Counihan Sanchez family and thousands of other people have experienced this housing crisis before the imposition next week of the Spare Bedroom Tax, Council Tax Support, overall Benefit Cap and amongst a malicious arsenal of other welfare retrenchment measures. Polly Toynbee, writing in today’s Guardian, calls this an earthquake of social destruction. As the socialist lawyer in the video says, we need to stand shoulder to shoulder with those under attack and that means supporting collective non-payment of rent and collective resistance against evictions. The future of the welfare state and alternatives to this neoliberal destruction will be the focus of this year’s SWAN conference – join us on 12-13 April at London South Bank University.

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