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Why Berliners Should Vote Yes to Socialising Big Landlords

The referendum to socialise Deutsche Wohnen and other realty companies is taking place on September 26, parallel to the Berlin and German elections. The latest polls show: we could win.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 6, 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 Cozzarelli

August 7, 2021

Capitalist Urban Planning Makes the Case for Socialism

Progressive politicians talk about “community control” of housing and transportation. It is never real.

Scott Cooper

June 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.

Frankie Levine

May 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 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