Let Them Have Homes

Jeudi Noir is a housing activist group in Paris that has been staging squats in unoccupied buildings since 2007. They are called “les nouveaux militants — the new activists — for their youth and media savvy” and they currently have a group of 60 people squatting in a 21,000 square foot office building. They’ve been visited by the housing minister and “Interior minister Manuel Valls appeared on news network Canal+ to tell one of the squatters: ‘Madame, you are not outside the law, because housing is a right under the law.’”

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