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No Quarter for Property! Build the Rent Strike

Because you don’t own anything, you have to give money every month to have the right to live under a roof: that’s rent. Rent is nothing but monthly wage-theft, money we’ll never see again. That’s why the question of housing in the capitalist economy has always been linked to the question of work. Because we are forced to work in order to survive, we are forced to live where we find work. This is why many of us live close to places of production or places where commodities circulate, i.e. in big cities, where rents are, as we know, particularly high.

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#Italy in times of the #cornavirus: Rider for a Night

Bologna. Italy. The bike wheels spin through the centre of a deserted and silent Bologna: there is a gourmet burger to deliver. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the ‘city of food’ doesn’t stop. The idea of dying as a hero, saving the life of some stranger, is almost preferable. Riding for Deliveroo, you risk your life just so some stranger doesn’t have to bother cooking dinner. We don’t even get the joy of being indispensable.

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On the Fever project: A crown can hide others

A declaration of intent from the assembly of the Camarade space (Toulouse, France) to the Fever project in times of the coronavirus.

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#Brazil in times of the #coronavirus: Caught between isolation and rush, workers under dispute during the #pandemic

Brazil. Since last week, President Jair Bolsonaro has stirred spirits in the country by proposing to end the measures taken to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Against the quarantine decreed by city and state governments, which shut down all sectors of society not deemed to be “essential activities”, the President has proposed the adoption of “vertical isolation”, restricted to groups at risk, urging others to return immediately to work.

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#COVID19: What is the world coming to? (Episode one)

We’re at war, so we hear across the globe. But how can we understand the current crisis, and the reactions of states? What are the prospects for workers? Can we expect a return to normality? And if so, what would this normality look like? This is the first episode in a series of articles. Here, we will discuss the crisis and its management by states. The next part will focus on the hypothesis of a revolutionary way out of this crisis. Next, the question of insurrection, and finally the nature of the revolutionary movement.

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Leaflet in #Italy in times of the #coronavirus: The bosses are killers

This leaflet was distributed in supermarkets and other public locations by a number of militant collectives across Italy. I refers to the fact that Confindustria, the Italian industrial bosses’ association, pressured the government to keep non-essential workplaces open.

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