Capitalist Urban Planning Makes the Case for Socialism
Progressive politicians talk about “community control” of housing and transportation. It is never real.
Scott CooperJune 6, 2021
Protesters Successfully Shut Down Brooklyn’s Housing Courts
Tenants, organizers, and community members came together in Downtown Brooklyn on Monday, successfully halting 22 evictions.
Sarah Frankie SigmanMay 4, 2021
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 FlakinApril 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 FlakinFebruary 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 FlakinFebruary 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 KoslowskiDecember 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 KlassenNovember 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 FerreOctober 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 GrinbergOctober 15, 2020