Housing

Working Class Resistance to Mass Evictions in Ottawa

A look at the Herongate Tenant Coalition and how they organized to stop the eviction of working-class residents. By Sean PhippsOn May 7th 2018, 500 residents of Herongate, a working-class, predominantly Somali neighbourhood in Ottawa,...

Indigenous And Central American Refugees Lock-Down And Prevent Riot Police Raid At The Benito...

Just after 3am on the morning of Saturday December 29, approximately 200 Mexican federal and municipal police in riot gear and armored vehicles, along with 5 grand coach buses, appeared outside of the warehouse...

“Progressive” City Council Member, Local Media, and Business Owners Label Solidarity Network “Terrorist”

The following statement comes from the Olympia Solidarity Network, and pushes back against the claims made by local property owners and politicians, who have attempted to label the community organizing group "terrorist." Lately, Olympia...

Relief Nonprofit Bulldozes Hurricane Survivor Tent City

On December 11, 2018, in Panama City, Florida, a large tent city located in the parking lot of a church was transformed into a demolition site. Hundreds of people were left with nowhere to...

Tools for Building Tenant Power: Tactics Vol #1

Chicago based Autonomous Tenants Union (ATU) presents a booklet on tactics that can be utilized in a variety of struggles.For viewing (English)  For printing (english) Para ver (Español) Para imprimir (Español)By necessity,...

The Eviction of Wallywood: Dispatch from Chico #2

Continued personal reflection on the self-organized Wallywood encampment in Chico, CA. Describes many events that took place directly after the first dispatch. If you want a picture that sums up America in 2018, it's this:...

Class War on the Sidewalks: Gentrification in Olympia

On August 24, 2018, Olympia Parks, Recreation and Arts Director, Paul Simmons made the dramatic and near unilateral decision to shutter the Artesian Commons Park. The park is small, asphalt-covered, devoid of green space...

Hamilton: Stoney Creek Towers Tenants Pause Rent Strike and Call for Negotiations

Hamilton at the Stoney Creek Towers tenants announce they are pausing their rent strike and call for negotiations with the landlord. On the morning of Monday November 19, striking tenants from the Stoney Creek Towers...

Direct Action Gets Satisfaction: Anti-Homeless Security Patrols Suspended

Announcement that long running campaign in the Pacific Northwest has won a key victory against an anti-houseless initiative supported by the local business class.We are glad to announce that Pacific Coast Security (PCS) has...

Olympia Campaign Advances Through Direct Action & Mutual Aid

An update on Olympia's continuing campaign to push back against gentrification and the City's attempt at socially cleansing the downtown. DIRECT ACTION CAMPAIGN The campaign to end an anti-homeless security patrol in downtown Olympia continues....