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Feb 20, 20

Organize Your Neighbors: The Los Angeles Tenants Union

From Below, a project of the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, presents a podcast on the Los Angeles Tenants Union.

In this episode we look at neighborhood based tenant organizing with what is easily described as the leading tenant organization in the U.S., the Los Angeles Tenants Union. LATU describes itself as an “autonomous housing movement” and is organized through a dozen assembly based neighborhood chapters. They are intentionally not organized as a non-profit, do not have paid staff, and are funded by member dues. The group has helped lead numerous rent strikes and fights around housing, and spearheads the Autonomous Tenant Union Network of similar tenants led organizing projects across the U.S.

The interview was conducted by Markie with Chrysanthe, an integrating member of Black Rosa/Rosa Negra who is active with the VyBe or Vermont Beverly neighborhood local.

Related Links and Resources:

Los Angeles Tenants Union

These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History,” The Nation

L.A.’s Class Struggle Looks Like This: The Tenants Movement

Resources on Tenant Organizing, Housing and Gentrification

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Black Rose Anarchist Federation

We are an organization of revolutionaries who share common visions of a new world – a world where people collectively control their own workplaces, communities and land and where all basic needs are met. A world where power and participation flow from the bottom upwards and society is organized for peoples’ aspirations, passions, and needs rather than profit, racial prejudice, patriarchy, or imperialism; and where we live sustainably with the planet.

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