Eviction Defense in Detroit Shows the Power of Self-Organization
The recently viral videos of a physical eviction defense effort in Detroit not only shows the violent nature of evictions and the state, but the importance of developing institutions of self-organization in order to challenge the growing threat of evictions facing the working class and oppressed.
Tristan TaylorApril 8, 2023
Housing Activists Publish Statement Against Sweeps and Call Rally for Friday
Brooklyn Eviction Defense and Rent Refusers Network have put out a statement against the recent evictions of an unhoused encampment at Tompkins Square Park. They have called a Rally this Friday, April 8th to demand an immediate end to the sweeps and real housing for every unhoused person in NYC.
Brooklyn Eviction DefenseApril 7, 2022
Black Brooklyn Family Fights Attempted Eviction — Gentrification Is Violence
Sherease Torain and Queen Afua have been forced to fight to keep their home after a case of deed theft. Gentrification is violence.
Left VoiceFebruary 20, 2022
New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Today. We Demand Free Public Housing For All
New York’s eviction moratorium expires today, and hundreds of thousands of households across the state are at risk of eviction. We cannot turn a blind eye to a single eviction, and we must demand rent cancellation and free public housing for all.
Emma LeeJanuary 15, 2022
Thursday’s Catastrophic Supreme Court Decision Puts Millions at Risk
The Supreme Court’s decision to end the limited eviction moratorium on Thursday reveals once again that the institution does not serve the interests of working people.
James Dennis HoffAugust 27, 2021
A Partial Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough. Forgive All Rent Now
A partial eviction moratorium went into effect this week in the United States, but it isn’t enough. We must have a full cancellation of rent and forgiveness of all back rent owed.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 7, 2021
Eviction Moratorium Expired, Millions Face Homelessness
After a half-hearted attempt to extend the eviction moratorium failed, the House of Representatives left for summer vacation.
Emma LeeAugust 2, 2021
Brooklyn Residents Attempt to Reclaim 1083 Broadway
An affinity group of local residents has chosen to access the ground-floor commercial space of a building in the Broadaway/Myrtle corridor in Brooklyn, New York.
Broadway/Myrtle Corridor ResidentsJuly 22, 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
Fighting the Megatowers: A Tale of Two Bridges
A group of neighbors in New York City is going up against the courts and big real estate interests to stop the construction of four luxury towers planned for the Lower East Side waterfront. Their efforts have successfully blocked construction. For now.
Steph KranesOctober 23, 2020