Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been over 160 wildcat strikes across the country and 190,000 rent-strikers – not that you would know that based on the meager coverage they receive. This week, Q talked with Priscilla Grim from CoronaStrike, a platform calling for workers, renters, prisoners, detainees and others to come together at a level of cooperation unseen in our lifetime to make a healthier, regenerative and just future for all our people, through a People’s Strike.
We talked about how this crisis could create unforeseen opportunities to build solidarity, what a successful rent strike would look like, and how we can make it happen.
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Here’s the COVID-19 Strike Map we discussed: