The Housing Weekender 27th April 2014 Videos
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http://radicalhousingnetwork.org/the-housing-weekender-26th-27th-april/ The Weekender was on the weekend of the 26th and 27th April. A collaboration among groups from across London, who work on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing. I was asked to livestream on the Sunday and it was a most edifying event.
The Housing Weekender 2014 hosted by the Radical Housing Network
The Weekender was on the weekend of the 26th and 27th April. A collaboration among groups from across London, who work on a whole range of housing issues including private renting, access to welfare, squatting, co-operatives and social housing. I was asked to livestream on the Sunday and it was a most edifying event.
I hope that this is not a one off conference and that the links made between people goes from strength to strength.
Radical Housing Network Introduction:
Ever thought about setting up a housing co-op? Or maybe building your own home? Or perhaps you would like to know more about Community Land Trusts and other means of community engagement with local planning and property ownership?
Ways that people are working within and outside the broken housing system to find alternative ways of gaining control over their housing.
Alternatives Models: Part 1. Speakers: Jon Broome, Rob Morris, and London Community Neighbourhood Co-op.
Housing Weekender Alternative Part 2: What are the challenges & opportunities?
Part 3: How would you put Radical into the Radical Housing network.
Alternatives Questions and Answers.For the rest of the video follow this link:
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Understanding the Crisis
Looking at the causes of the housing crisis and start thinking about some of the solutions.
Danny Dorling is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His recent book, All That Is Solid (2014), argues that the solution to the housing crisis lies not in the construction of more homes, but in addressing the root cause: inequality.
Danny Dorling points out why Labour and Milliband should worry about Osborne’s Buy-To-Let Policy. This is for the Conservatives to win the election in 2016, then to be extended to 2020. If they lose and Labour becomes the government and do not extend Buy-To-Let, they will be blamed for the Housing Bubble bursting.
Liz Davies is a housing lawyer and Chair of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers. She is particularly interested in homelessness and social housing allocations, and is co-author of Housing Allocation and Homelessness (2012).
David Dewhurst: Are the Banks Solvent?
The rest of the Q & A here:
Organising and Actions:
Defend Council Housing, London Renters, Squatters Legal Network and Lambeth Housing Activists will discuss their diverse tactics and experiences of organising in the face of the housing crisis.
How we can better organise across tenure and locality to develop a join-up opposition to housing injustice, and what kinds of organising and action work best for us?
Defend Council Housing opposes privatisation of council housing and is campaigning for the fourth option – direct investment. DCH is a tenant led campaign.
Lambeth Housing Activists – a home is a right not a privilege.
Lewisham and Southwark Tenants
Run for and by private tenants, we exist to improve the housing condition and rights of all private tenants in Lewisham and Southwark.
Squatters Legal Network.
Closing Plenary: Radical Housing Network
Sharing the events of the weekend, including the Saturday events in Hackney, Haringey, Lambeth, New Cross, and Barnet, as well as the sessions throughout the day.
My apologies for the quality of the video and the audio, these were all live video streams and then uploaded to our youtube channel. If you would like to donate to our work, please follow the link below and don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel OccupyNewsNetworkUK. http://www.gofundme.com/8nzi68
Defend Council Housing http://defendcouncilhousing.org.uk/dch/
Lambeth Housing Activistshttp://housingactivists.co.uk/
Lewisham and Southwark Tenants http://southwarktenants.wordpress.com/
Squatters Legal Network. https://network23.org/squatterslegalnetwork/ http://www.squatter.org.uk/