Details of which attached after the poem.
stop putting pressure on people,
people are stressed enough as it is,
each person is not a number, a movable box, as your dossier language and all the books you ever read and study converse with,
each person has a lifeline, an attachment to pain, suffering, longing, a long lost land,
and these things can heal when given time, without pressure,
with time to think. time to walk the streets as if one feels the sense of macondo.
the people who can afford these luxury flats, are whizzing around at the speed of light,
with barely any concept of roots, just looking for the next sugar rush.
this is not the majority and you know it.
generally they will glance at life, look tenderly at the poor,
but never stare, never look deeply at it.
like a scientist, eyes wide and glaring, yet fearful and distant,
it is always obvious.
to feel human or to feel separate from.
london is dense enough.
we don't need more people.
we need a human touch, stop looking for a way to make money, even if you (councils) are in some other trouble, some catch 22. you are more local than privately bred parliament cabinets.
like a lost child, or a troubled teen, tell the people of the area what troubles there are, and we'll unite for it, understanding,
reach out to the people already suffering with you, you in your debt, we in ours,
stop seeking some rich strangers, wealthy travellers, to romance the neon streets of london with,
they will leave when their money runs out,
you already have us, in fact, we need you, we need your legislative weight,
to bind our signatures,
ask of us our help, cooperation, tell that you're not like the one's unreachable to our questions,
burdened by multinational threats and thoughts of war, bombs, starvation and terror, haunting dreams of politicians,
but like a fear of the dark, it's just a cry of being alone out there, on some maddenned pedestool,
as if we really ever wanted nationhood, let alone one man for a whole peoples.
as people, we are not burdened by such unhuman thoughts, so let us do human things,
unengage from their debates,
communal gardens, take down our fences, and find a way to regrow from seed,
not to twist and bend a sy-stem already broken at the root, even if it maybe unseen,
under the surface.
In December housing rights activists from a number of European cities met in Paris to discuss ideas for joint actions in 2014. One of the main outcomes was a general plan for decentralised action at the occasion of the international real estate fair MIPIM...
will take place from 11 to 14 March in Cannes in the south of France. This is one of global capitalism’s major annual events for all aspects of the real estate business, including the buying and selling of land, the planning, construction, financing, facilitation and management of housing and commercial property around the world. Some 20,000 people will take part, with an entry fee of €1600 per person. At MIPIM the planet is for sale.
Some of those attending the MIPIM real estate market will come from public municipalities and councils around the world. They will be seeking to sell public land and infrastructure, directly, as part of development projects or in "private-public-partnerships" (PPPs), the collaborationist approach of UN-Habitat's "Manifesto for cities". They will be approving 'regeneration' plans that respond to the interests of speculators: hotels, offices, luxury housing, shopping centres. Here, they will make contact with possible business partners to sell the commons in order to escape their financial crisis. The ordinary people who will be affected often know nothing of these deals until it is too late. We are coming together to disrupt this process.
The inhabitants of capitals across Europe will be targeting political representatives travelling to MIPIM to sell off our cities. Over 20 UK and London councils are already confirmed, including the Greater London Authority, with overall responsibility for housing in London. A teaser list of councils, developers, estate agents, banks and investors attending is below, along with a link to Boris' keynote speech at last year's MIPIM.
Please scan the list for any corporations you are struggling against, and let us know the projects they are involved with, and demands you have of them. Our actions will be successful if we can bring together diverse groups already organising against attendees, and make the links across the city and internationally. We will be acting not just on our own behalf, but also in solidarity with organisers in Southern Europe, whose domestic housing policies are controlled solely by the Troika and international big business. If we have enough local case studies we will present a dossier at a tribunal in Cannes during MIPIM in addition to the London action.
The Radical Housing Network is pulling together a coalition to take action against our political representatives selling off London - we are calling a meeting for all constituencies who are affected by transnational real estate, especially those whose enemies are named below.
The meeting will take place in daytime on Sunday January 19th, at a central London location, venue tbc.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or to get involved in organising for March.
Harrow Estates- Redrow PLC
Albany Homes Developments
Morgan Sindall Group PLC
One Housing Group
Pembroke Real Estate
Great Portland Estates
London District Housing Association
M and G Investments
United House Group
University of Oxford
British Property Federation
British Airways Pension Fund
CLS Holidays PLC
Curson Real Estate
ICM Wealth Management Ltd.
Langham Estate Management Ltd
Capital and Centric PLC
Logicor Europe Ltd.
Royal Mail Group
Residential Land Ltd.
Terence O Rourke
Transport for Greater Manchester
London and Continental Railways
City of London
Greater London Authority
Leeds City Region
Scottish Cities Alliance
South Gloucestershire City