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Protesters Successfully Shut Down Brooklyn’s Housing Courts

Tenants, organizers, and community members came together in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday, successfully halting 22 evictions.

20,000 Protest in Berlin After the Rent Cap is Overturned

The only way to stop exploding rents is to put housing under public control by nationalizing Berlin’s biggest landlords.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 26, 2021

Berlin Residents Have Built a Campaign to Expropriate the City’s Biggest Landlord

The German state expropriates things all the time, like when it needs to build an Autobahn. When a pit mine for lignite coal is built, whole villages get nationalized. So why not do the same thing to provide affordable housing for all? 

Nathaniel Flakin

February 25, 2021

Berlin’s Social Democratic Government Evicts Residents of the City’s Largest Homeless Camp

As temperatures drop to -10°C, Berlin’s local government closed the Ostkreuz homeless camp and brought people to shelters. But was this all for realty speculators?

Nathaniel Flakin

February 11, 2021

Philly Housing Activists Are Fighting Evictions in the Streets

The eviction housing crisis is hitting home in Philadelphia, with the local Democrats protecting the landlords at the expense of renters and shutting down emergency measures for the unhoused. But Philly is home to a powerful housing movement that is fighting back.

Jason Koslowski

December 26, 2020

The Housing Crisis Is Just Getting Started; Let’s Stop It

The real estate crisis poses a deep threat to New York City. New evictions, city budget shortfalls, and financial contagion could worsen an already intolerable situation. The Left should organize not only to ward off an eviction wave but to challenge the capitalist logic creating it.

David Klassen

November 8, 2020

Government Burns Down Shelters in Mass Eviction of Land Occupation in Argentina

For the past three months, a large plot of empty land in Guernica, Argentina has become home to thousands of people facing homelessness as a result of the country’s worsening housing crisis. On Thursday morning, the “progressive” Kirchnerist government of the Province of Buenos Aires sent the police to violently evict the encampment, setting fire to people’s shelters and displacing thousands of families.

Juan Cruz Ferre

October 29, 2020

Thousands Mobilize in Guernica, Argentina for the Right to Housing

Over 2,500 families have occupied land in the town of Guernica, Argentina, and are facing repression from the state.

Gloria Grinberg

October 15, 2020

Berlin Will Vote on Expropriating Big Landlords

After over a year of delays, a referendum on expropriating Berlin’s biggest landlord, Deutsche Wohnen, is set to go ahead.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 28, 2020