Hi there. Yesterday I watched Joerg's video "YouTubers Union: On The Road To Victory?" In the video the action that he suggests is to post teasers and links on YouTube to full videos on competitive sites. That's fine, but Youtube HQ doesn't care about a few people doing that.
What they would care about is sad testimonial videos... Showing the damage YouTube's policies have done to real people, the creators.
Sad testimonials would strike a cord with their entire audience, and they have no policy in place to censor these videos. They would be like a free-speech virus in the system. THAT is what worries Youtube, that should be the weapon you are ready to draw.
It would definitely help. Also, some sort of systemic data mining to prove any point youtube denies to support the ad testimonials as PART OF A MUCH GREATER AND SINISTER WHOLE rather than the rare exception.
It's not too rare for some corporation to use youtube to ban or demonetize or blackmail a honest video or channel that respects all the known rules --- often for actions or opinions that are legal and follow all the rules elsewhere.
P.S.: the ability to get your entire channel back after a ban, including everything it had from before the time of banning, is still a store point. What good does it do to un-ban someone if their entire video series is DELETED by youtube? I don't get why sometimes I hear it's "permanently deleted" (despite ability of people with a warrant to search the "deleted" info), and sometimes I see these videos back (tho I never know if they lost their original suscribers or views). Youtube might want to clarify their banning and unbanning process, and COMMIT to keep banned stuff, including suscribers and views and monetized status, in case of unbanning.