Woonopstand

- national housing movement -

Participate in the Housing Action Days 2024! | March 27 to April 7

2023 was a year of increasing social inequality, xenophobia, and repression of social movements and minorities in Europe. It has also been a year in which having a roof over your head has become self-evident for fewer and fewer people. That is why, together with the European Action Coalition, we are calling for a week of decentralized housing actions throughout Europe! Organize and mobilize!

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INVITATION TO NATIONAL PREPARATIONSMEETING – JOIN THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE RENT INCREASE!

12/01/24 – Dear supporters, we hope that this invitation reaches you in good health. In response to the impending rent increases, which are the highest in 30 years, we call on all tenants to unite and participate in our national action meeting on February 3 in Den Bosch. Together we can make a difference in the fight for affordable housing.

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Claim your right of residence meeting | Utrecht

Message via Woonprotest Utrecht | It has now been almost two years since we demonstrated en masse on the Jaarbeursplein for our right to live. It was the start of Woonprotest Utrecht. The housing shortage has gotten completely out of hand and now politicians finally seem to be waking up a bit. The change comes in very small steps. Two years later, a number of things have changed, for example the landlord levy has been abolished and Utrecht has a vacancy ordinance.

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Launch of Vision Document: Our vision on a radically fair housing policy

The national action coalition Woonopstand presents its vision document, a blueprint for a radically just approach to the created housing crisis in the Netherlands. The right to decent housing is still being violated on a large scale by the government, as the UN rapporteur also confirmed after his visit to the Netherlands.

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Order the 'Recapture the neighborhoods, expropriate the rich' sticker now and remove the profiteers of the housing crisis from anonymity!

On November 18, 2023, Woonopstand took action at the luxury new construction project Bay House in Rotterdam. In the early morning, a banner was attached to the building with the text 'Recapture the neighborhoods, expropriate the rich'. Woonopstand thus makes visible the profiteers of the housing crisis: the project developers, investors and the large landowners who have turned housing into a revenue model. In collaboration with De Rode Lap, we had the slogan of the banner printed on stickers, so that everyone can now help make visible the countless unaffordable new construction projects that are currently being built. Because while systematic human rights violations are taking place by undermining our right to live, making homelessness an increasing problem and waiting lists for social housing increasing, construction is mainly done for the rich.

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Mustapha's speech on action day against Wilders | December 2

On December 2, a broad coalition of action groups demonstrated on Dam Square in Amsterdam against the racist and fascist scapegoat policy of Wilders and the PVV, among others. Mustapha spoke on behalf of the Woonopstand action coalition and emphasized in his speech that we must not allow population groups to be played off against each other. Read his speech below.

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Bannerdrop Bay House: Woonopstand takes action against unaffordable new construction

Today Woonopstand is taking action at the luxury new construction project Bay House in Rotterdam. In the early morning, a banner was attached to the building with the text 'Retake the neighborhoods, expropriate the rich'. Woonopstand exposes the profiteers of the housing crisis: the project developers, investors and large landowners who see housing as a revenue model. Woonopstand demands that only affordable and social housing is being built, an end to the gentrification of our neighborhoods, and expropriation of all private landowners and slumlords so that cities, neighborhoods and housing are returned to the hands of the people who live there.

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Residential revolt joins the* movement

The housing movement, climate movement, anti-racism movement and other movements and activist groups are joining forces: in July, the* movement was launched, a new progressive coalition of more than seventy social movements and activist groups. In the run-up to the elections and afterwards, the coalition wants to influence the political agenda for a democratic, social and anti-racist Netherlands.

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Amendments VVD and CDA are a targeted attack on the fundamental right of residence

On Tuesday 18 April, the House of Representatives will vote on the Fixed Lease Contracts bill. There will also be three amendments from the SP and three amendments from the VVD and CDA. While the SP's amendments actually expand the protection of housing security, the VVD and CDA are only trying to erode it further. The Action Coalition Housing Rebellion expresses its horror at this attempt. We demand housing security for everyone and therefore do not accept any deterioration.

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