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“This is Parkdale”: How Tenants Launched A Rent Strike & Won

In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced...

Toronto: Collective Action Beats Evictions in Parkdale!

We are very pleased to report that Phil, Brandon, and Kelly have beaten their evictions! They will stay in their homes and continue to contribute to neighbourhood life in Parkdale. Congratulations to our neighbours! Last...

Toronto, ON: Landlord and Domino’s Owner Put on Notice

Last evening our neighbours Phil, Brandon, and Kelly, along with members of Parkdale Organize, delivered a letter to their landlord Paval Kanagathurai at his Domino’s pizza franchise at 1671 Dundas West (just east of Lansdowne).We...

Asheville, NC: Graffiti Slogans Appear in Solidarity with #J20 Prisoner & Against Gentrification

September 7th happened to be the birthday of imprisoned J20 comrade Dane Powell. To catch some more info on Dane, check the link here. Instead of just sending a b-day card, it appears that...

Parkdale Rent Strike Ends in Victory!

Statement of the Rent Strikers’ Negotiating Committee Today we are pleased to announce that the Parkdale rent strike has ended in victory. The organizing of hundreds of working class people in Parkdale, including us and...

Bloomington, IN: Noise Demo Against Social Cleansing

In the last week of June, dozens of houseless people were removed from Peoples Park and numerous other public spaces by the Bloomington Police Department. After evicting people who stayed at the park, the...
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Milwaukee, WI: Solidarity Network Wins Repairs of Broken Elevator

The Solidarity Network of the Milwaukee branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) recently organized a successful campaign forcing Katz Properties to fix their broken elevator. The broken elevator at Kara's apartment caused her...

How Seattle Tenants Took on and Fought a Slumlord

"It was the longest list of demands SeaSol had ever drawn up, but given the number of horrendous problems the landlord was ignoring, it had to be." By the summer of 2016, residents of Beacon...

No to Gentrification, Yes to Rent Strikes: An Interview With Toronto’s Parkdale Organize

Recent events have made it tragically clear how dangerous it can be when tenants’ concerns about their homes are ignored. In this context, it’s inspiring to take a look at Parkdale, an area in Toronto, Canada where...

How Angry People Are Fighting Gentrification in Montreal

As rising housing prices push more of us into difficult situations here in Hamilton, it can be hard to find inspiration for how to fight back against gentrification. But just down the 401, anarchists...