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Welcome, to This Is America, April 25th, 2020.
On this episode, we speak with tenants in Brooklyn, New York on rent strike. We discuss how their strike has been going since it began on April 1st, how the tenant movement has grown throughout the month, and what people can expect on May 1st, where a city-wide rent strike has been called.
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at 94.1 FM in #BayArea, 88.1 in #Fresno + 97.5 in #SantaCruz as we speak with @1234PacificPowr about going on #rentstrike on April 1st, and how they expert so many more to join them on #MayDay2020. pic.twitter.com/85DUqki1O7
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) April 24, 2020
We then launch into a discussion on the recent far-Right rallies that have popped up across the US and the Trump administration’s continued bumbling of the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the US economy.
- April 27th – May 1st: Rent strike week of action in Austin, Texas.
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Howdy everyone! Join us for a week of action starting April 27th and ending on May 1st! The itinerary for the week should be announced soon, hopefully within the next couple of days but we are looking forward to having five days of full of resistance! Share with your friends, spread the word & join us in our efforts to put a halt on rent! Much love & solidarity, RentStrikeAtx
- April 28th: Online forum on rent strike and tenant organizing.
In partnership with @PlutoPress, @submedia, @IGD_News, and @LATenantsUnion, we're proud to announce the first event of our Radical Livestream Series, "Rent Strike: Housing Activism in the Pandemic" on Tuesday, April 28th at 3:30 PM EST. Register at https://t.co/p0ZA4S9K2C. pic.twitter.com/i8pt2Sc1md
— Black Rose Books (@blackrosebooks) April 24, 2020
- May 1st: Olympia, WA. Rent strike noise demo and parade.
OLYMPIA FOR #MAYDAY2020
Roll thru for a #HousingForAll // #RentStrike car parade and noise demo! We gon do it big and do it festive!
Starting noon @ the west side grocery outlet parking lot 🏴 pic.twitter.com/810t2Hyg3Y
— Salish Sea Black Autonomists (@black_autonomy) April 21, 2020
- May 1st: Tucson, Arizona rent strike parade.
— Autonomy Tucson (@autonomytucson) April 24, 2020
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