No Trespassing! Squatting, Rent Strikes, and Land Struggles Worldwide

ISBN-10: 0896085953
ISBN-13: 9780896085954
Edition: 1999
Authors: Anders Corr
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Description: No Trespassing looks at the efforts of squatters all over the world who defy the laws of private property to have a place to live. It provides a resource for activists and also for academics searching for strategies for social change.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: South End Press
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

No Trespassing looks at the efforts of squatters all over the world who defy the laws of private property to have a place to live. It provides a resource for activists and also for academics searching for strategies for social change.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Grounds for Radical Action
Of Punks and Peasants
Theory and Practice
When I Squatted
Definitions of Movement Actions
Hidden Histories of Housing
Rural Rebels
Urban Squatting
Homes Not Jails: The Secret Success of a Squatting Movement to House the Homeless
Homelessness and the Growth of U.S. Squatting
The Power and Ethics of Media-Savvy Squatters
First Squat: Serendipity on Golden Gate Avenue
Bolt Cutters and Bicycles: The Art of Covert Squatting
First Public Takeover: Sleazy Slumlord at 250 Taylor
Public Takeovers: The Politics of Homeless Action
Battling the Big Boys and Winning: Homes Not Jails and Religious Witness vs. the U.S. Army
Quiet Victories: The Secret Success of Homes Not Jails
Battling the Banana Baron: Rural Hondurans Bloody Chiquita Brands International
The Land Revolt
Another Day, Another Dollar: Chiquita Evicts Again
Chiquita's Criminal Conduct
The Chilly History of Chiquita: "Machine-Gun" Maloney and Worse
IMF Increases Rural Poverty in Honduras
Tacamiche Resistance Pays Off
Philosophy to Squat By: The New Challenge to Property
Need over Property, Compassion before Accumulation
Demanding a Fair Share: Squatter Ethics of Equality
Squatting Expresses Personality: Suppress Squatting, and You Suppress Personhood
I Worked For It, I Get It
Property Makes Peace? Ahistorical Fences and Good Neighbors
Water Under the Bridge: Adverse Possession and the Drowning of the Past?
Culture, Neighborhood, and Squatting
Lazy Squatters: The Case of Dissolute Youth
Tell It to the Judge
Direct Action and the Law
Direct Action Grows from Frustrated Legal Change
Morality and Power
Dual Use of Law and Direct Action
Problems with Litigation
Refusal to Litigate
Violence and Cycles of Reform
Repression in the United States: Native Americans
Other U.S. Repression: People's Park, Tompkins Square, and Rent Strikes
Repression in International Context
Mexican Squatters of the 1970s
Revolutions that Evict Squatters: Portugal and Nicaragua
Fear and the Deactivation of Movements
Reinvigoration of Struggle
Elasticity of Squatting
Movement Use of Violence
Direct Action and the Birth of Revolutionary Movements
Effects of Revolution on Land and Housing Movements
South Africa's Rent Strike
Cooptation
Reform
The Co-op City Rent Strike, 1975-1976
The Continuum of Struggle
Tactics and Mobilization
The Primacy of Power
Mass Organization, Individual Power, and Reoccupation
Timing, Surprise, and Affinity
Mobilizing Support and the Ripple Effect
Labor Unions
Intellectuals
Religious Groups
Pacifists and Anti-Nuclear Activists
Other Land and Housing Campaigns
Children in the Struggle
Double-Edged Swords: Using Mainstream Media
Erosion of Subservience
Encouraging Further Direct Action
Diversification of Issues
Conclusion: The Future of Land and Housing Movements
Components of Change
Notes
Resources
Index
About the Author

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