We took the nationwide Housing Action Day as an opportunity to set fire to the vehicle fleet of the municipal LWB (Leipziger Wohnungs- und Baugesellschaft).
During the global pandemic of the century, the LWB did not miss the opportunity to increase the rent in the so-called music district as it does every year. During the Corona crisis just a few euros more per month worsens the precarious situation of the tenants even more. The rent increase is not even illegal, but only corresponds to the adjustment for the rent index. Here one can recognize that the actual scandal is not only the illegal acts of individual participants in the real estate market, but that the system functions as it should. Even if we have taken the rent increase as motivation, it does not mean that we would be satisfied if the LWB would take their „commitment to the common good“ more seriously and renounce routine rent increases. For us, there is no justification whatsoever for the right to property, whether from the municipal or private sector. Anyone who charges rent to people is exploiting them and we hope and that their cars and offices go up in flames. We do not want to accept shitty rent harassment any longer and will also answer the profiteering of the real estate owner class and state institutions in the future.
This act of necessary counterviolence may be gladly additionally used in the discussions of the citizens of Berlin Senate as an argument for the election campaign „fire protection inspection“ to reconsider. It’s always smart to learn from the mistakes of your predecessors.
After watching the eviction of the mutiny from afar on Thursday, we also wanted to express our solidarity to the pub collective and take revenge for their eviction as well. You can’t evict a movement.
There is no political capital to gain with our projects.
Rigaer94, Potse bleibt – One Struggle One Fight