Two members of the Oxford branch of the community and renters union ACORN were arrested last Thursday after fighting against unlawful treatment and eviction outside RyeView Letting Agents in High Wycombe. The two members were among the fifteen fighting for Carla and Alexandre, who were served with a Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction after living in terrible conditions for three years.
Joe Rosenthal discusses the history of Communist Party involvement in organising rent strikes and what lessons can be learned and applied in today’s struggles.
Labour MP Clive Betts told renters union ACORN that rent waivers risked violating “Human Rights” yesterday (May 6th 2020). Mr Betts who is Chair of Select Housing Committee made this statement in a response to a letter from ACORN seeking greater protection for renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.