Protesting Evictions, Expats & the Golden Visa w/ Stop Despejos (Lisbon)
On this episode of the End of Tourism Podcast, I’m joined by Joana and Davide of Stop Despejos (Stop Evictions). Based in Lisbon (Portugal), Stop Despejos is an anti-capitalist, feminist and anti-racist, horizontal political collective, fighting for the right to housing and the right to the city. Through mutual aid, direct action, obstruction of evictions and media campaigns, they defend the right of inhabitants to keep living in their homes and neighborhoods against institutional racism, soaring rental prices, the commodification of housing, touristification and gentrification.
As an autonomous grassroots movement, Stop Despejos believes that a truly
inclusive city can only be achieved by collective organization and solidarity networks between its inhabitants.
The Question of Rent in Lisbon
The Arrival of Ryan Air and Airbnb in Portugal
The Golden Visa Scheme
The Backlash Against Foreigners
Can be Change Happen Through Political Parties or Only at the Grassroots?
How to Build Solidarity in a Community
How Can We Live More Meaningfully?
There is no rent control happening in Portugal. If you are landlord and if your house is falling apart you can ask for whichever price you desire.
So, by that time I was doing some research, like thinking to myself, this cannot be legal. Like thi this is insane. And then I found out that it was indeed legal.
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