Mass action

by Arran James

But what can be done? The mass refusal of payment is raised: ‘If people en masse don’t pay because they can’t pay the council won’t be able to move 5,000-10,000 people. If people individually stay in their homes, the council will evict, if people stay around together like they are tonight – they won’t be able to.’ There was a unanimous vote for a further meeting, same time, same place, the following week, to get organising. The meeting ends and the room feels buoyant and determined from the emerging network of people that has just been created.