As the Zapatistas say, “we want a world where many worlds fit.”
Our vision is to create a housing system that works for everyone, a world in which renters direct city development.
Inquilinxs Unidxs(IX) will:
- Educate ourselves to be able to advocate and assert our rights
- Legally protect through casework (including letters to landlords and housing court actions) to assure that everyone lives and plays in dignified spaces
- Organize from below and to the left to empower a base of Minneapolis tenants against slum conditions
- Demand accountability through direct action, such as protests
- Reclaim the narrative about renters through public storytelling
- Transform by struggling together in organizing for a larger cause
- Create policy at the state, city, and federal levels that protect renters and guarantees the rights of the poor
- Construct and communally own housing that is removed from the volatility of the market
- Believe that another world is possible
The urban obviously functions, then, as an important site of political action and revolt. The actual site characteristics are important, and the social re-engineering of territorial organization of these sites is a weapon in political struggles.