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New York City's CAP Your Landlords or Bosses

New York City's CAP Your Landlords or BossesCooperative Action Project

Happy New Year! Hot on the heels of a successful Noise Demo, New York City is back at it. We'd rather live in a world with no bosses or landlords, but until then we're ready to CAP 'em.

The Cooperative Action Project (CAP) is working in the five boroughs, organized using a model popularized by the folks in the Seattle Solidarity Network. CAP is a network of volunteers in New York City that use collective action to win battles against bosses and landlords. It was founded by a group of New York City anarchists, but is open to all who are interested in our core principles:

1. We’re not a charity or a non-profit organization.

2. We are a network of people who have certain things in common—we pay rent, we work for a boss—and believe that fighting back together is the only way we can improve our lives.

3. If people want help from this network, they have to help with other people’s struggles in return. This is based on the idea of ‘mutual aid’, which says that if people cooperate with each other, they can get much better results than if they try to accomplish something on their own.

For more information and ways to get involved, check out http://www.capnyc.wordpress.com or email us at capyourlandlord@gmail.com