Thanks to Teresa van den Berg for alerting me to this site about a planned occupation of Rondebosch Common next week. I wondered what the Anti Land Invasion Unit vans were doing there this afternoon!
From the website:
From the 27th until the 29th of January, communities will be converging on the iconic Rondebosch Commons next to the Red Cross Hospital to hold a People’s Land! Housing! and Jobs! Summit where we will discuss and develop a more radical people driven program for the proper integration of our cities and establishing the right of families to a basic income, jobs, economic opportunities, social mobility, housing, land and the right to the city.
By taking back the ‘commons’, we will not only be claiming our rights, but coming together to create a new space of action. We are outraged that we live in one of the most segregated, unequal, and inhospitible cities on Earth. On Rondebosch Commons, we will attempt to break free of our collective shackles and build another kind of city.
During the 3 days in which we will occupy the Commons, we will do the following:
- Hold General Action Assemblies
- Listen to testimonials from communities
- Teach one another about different ways we can improve our lives
- Develop ideas for mass actions regarding the issues of land, housing, jobs, services and community governance
- Chart out the way forward
I think we all want a less segregated city but attacking one of the few safe public open spaces we have doesn’t seem a very effective way to achieve it. Especially for a group that also claims they want to “protect our mother earth and our environment, and safeguard our natural heritage for future generations.”
Anybody know more about this?