Aims

“The Land Is Ours opposes the present deeply unequal ownership of land,  both in Britain and globally, from which the great majority of people suffer, both in our cities and countryside. We seek to campaign with  all concerned  people to end this injustice.

Our three main aims are:
Land for Homes
Land for Livelihoods
Land for Life

We want to see

  • The government building enough quality public housing to accommodate the entire population
  • An end to the sale of public land to private developers and speculators
  • All council and social housing to come with a secure tenancy
  • A ‘Use It Or Lose It’ programme where empty buildings are forfeit or put on a tax escalator, where the owner can lose title after one year
  • All new homes, including flats, to incorporate at least a 10 pole allotment immediately adjacent
  • Protection of gypsy and traveller rights
  • Protection of squatters rights in empty buildings
  • Protection of boaters’ rights, river and canal bank allotments, fair mooring & licence fees
  • Responsible, public-interest use of land owned by the monarchy. An end to all crown immunity, including under FOI act
  • A mandatory, publicly owned land registry
  • Open access to land managed by charities such as The National Trust and English Heritage
  • An end to mega-farms and industrial agriculture
  • A  Parliamentary land rights lobby group
  • Taxation of luxuries, never life’s necessities; adequate resources for government to house people and maintain/enforce all rights of way
  • Publicly owned nationalised infrastructure such as water, gas, the NHS, electricity, banking and railways. With services provided at or near cost

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In order to achieve this we will

  • Take non-violent direct action
  • Support local campaign groups in the UK which subscribe to our aims
  • Lobby to enforce Article 25: 1, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by developing minimum legally enforceable standards of housing with secure tenure. ‘Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood, in circumstances beyond his control.’ Article 25 UDHR
  • Hold conferences & commission expert reports
  • Promote traditional forms of land tenure such as Scottish crofting, collective land management and common rights
  • Draw up parliamentary bills, legislation to put land reform on the statute book
  • Set up co-operative businesses to provide ethical land-based employment & volunteer experience
  • Foster and develop links and exchange programmes with land rights groups in other countries where such movements exist such as Brazil and Indonesia

Contact us

Phone: +44 (0)7786 952037 –  email: info@tlio.org.uk

Comment on our websitewww.tlio.org.uk

Snailmail: TLIO, PRSC 17-25 Jamaica St, Bristol BS2 8JP.

Subscribe

Annual subscription is £30, for which you get a snailmail spring newsletter, invitation to talks & convergences, and added to our information sharing and action alert email list.

To subscribe please fill out this form and post to TLIO, c/o PRSC, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol BS2 8JP. along with either a £30.00 cheque/PO made out to ‘The Land Is Ours’ or write with SAE requesting our standing order form.

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Please print out and mail to 

Tony Gosling, TLIO, PRSC, 17-25 Jamaica St, Bristol BS2 8JP

Or email to info@tlio.org.uk

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