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If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement developed in response to police violence and murder of Black people. While this movement is largely associated with fighting police brutality and exposing the systemic racism of the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter is also a housing justice issue.

Lisa Edwards

June 29, 2020

“Success Isn’t Guaranteed, but Defeat is if we Don’t Do Anything.” Interview With Socialists Stopping Evictions in Detroit

Detroit was hit hard by COVID-19. But mass displacement and racist austerity measures have been a scourge in the city for decades. Left Voice sat down with Detroit revolutionary socialist Tristan Taylor to discuss evictions, and how to fight them.

Left Voice

April 16, 2020

Work in the Time of Coronavirus: My Job is Closed, But My Rent is Due

An assistant server at an Upper East Side restaurant is only barely able to scrape together her April rent. As NYC extends its “Pause” through the end of the month, the approaching May 1 bill casts a dark shadow for workers still unable to make a living but provided with no relief.

Left Voice

April 7, 2020

Cancel Rent, Demand Safe Housing for All

As April 1 approaches, millions of people in the U.S. are worried about paying their rent this month. The coronavirus and the resulting economic crisis have only exacerbated issues of housing and security. Now more than ever we must demand the cancellation of all housing payments and safe housing for everyone who needs it.

Madeleine Freeman

March 29, 2020

Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week

The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.

James Dennis Hoff

December 16, 2019

How Would Lenin Solve the Housing Crisis?

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both presented ambitious plans to solve the housing crisis in the U.S. They want to introduce rent controls and spend trillions on public housing. But, since they both believe in the free market, they intend to leave housing in the hands of private landlords. How would revolutionary socialists solve the housing crisis?

Nathaniel Flakin

December 2, 2019

Gentrification and Capital’s Co-Option of American Cities

In ‘How to Kill A City’ Peter Moskowitz examines the process of gentrification as it has transformed New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York.

Emma Vignola

October 11, 2017

Elizabeth Warren Supports Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

On Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (Democrat- MA) supported Ben Carson’s nomination as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson not only has no experience in the field of housing, but has explicitly come out against the Fair Housing Act and may not even support a bare minimum wage.

Left Voice

January 24, 2017

Hundreds of anti-poverty activists march for housing in Toronto

Toronto- Hundreds of anti-poverty activists answered the call of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) to march for social housing and to protest the estimated $2.2 Billion CAD spent on the Pan American Games.

Rob Lyons

July 21, 2015