Housing

Campaign to End Anti-Homeless Security Contracts Launched by Olympia Solidarity Network

New campaign launched by Olympia Solidarity Network against anti-homeless measures. The Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) has initiated a campaign against downtown Olympia businesses that contract with the private security contract firm, Pacific Coast Security (PCS)....

Olympia, WA: Anger Grows As City Comes Down on Houseless Community

Report from Olympia on recent attempts by local politicians to push out the homeless and how some residents are fighting back. For the last week, the City of Olympia has been escalating the war on...

Rent Strike Update and Eviction Resistance in Ontario

From Embers podcast continues its coverage of the rising wave of renters struggles and rent strikes across the province of Ontario. On May 1st, tenants in the Stoney Creek Towers in Hamilton declared a rent...

Gentrification of Edgewood is Out of Control — Time to Fight Back

Report from The Teardown Community in Atlanta about fighting gentrification. Edgewood, one of the first black suburbs of Atlanta, has been home to many poor and black families for generations. But now the neighborhood has...

Ralph Cielocha, One Slumlord Among Many: The Horner Park Tenants Union’s Ongoing Struggle

Report from Chicago's Autonomous Tenants Union on a recent organizing campaign. Many of ATU’s anti-eviction struggles are against large developers who are moving into Albany Park, buying old, under-maintained buildings for cheap, and renting them...

Hamilton Rent Strikers Bring Demands to Landlord’s Doorstep in Ottawa

A report on recent rent strike activity in Hamilton, as tenants take their fight literally to the front door of their landlord. For years, tenants have swallowed the landlord line that rent increases are simply...

Montreal: Property Management Employees Brutally Attack Anti-Gentrification Protesters

Originally published to Montreal Counter-Info, this report comes from a local anti-gentrification group, Parc-Ex Contre la Gentrification, who issued the follow report after being brutally attacked by Property Management employees while protesting gentrification and condo...

Occupation, Revolt, Power: The 1st Month of #OccupyICEPHL

The following timeline and analysis traces the first month of activity at #OccupyICEPHL. In the heat of struggle—and with the demands of security and safety—it’s very common that we don’t stop and record the actions,...

Support the Flemingdon Park Rent Strike!

What follows is a call to support the Flemingdon Park rent strike, yet another rent strike popping off in so-called Ontario in Canada. BACKGROUND On August 1st more than 200 tenants at 31-35 St. Dennis Drive...

This Movement is Not Ours, It’s Everybody’s

A report on the situation at #OccupyICEPHL, where "in the shadow of the obscene monument to power that is Philly city hall, a majority Black coalition of unhoused folks add their voices in opposition...