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Build a Socialist Movement for the California We Need! On November 6, California voters defeated Proposition 10, a measure which would have repealed the state’s rent control ban and opened the door to the possibility...

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San Francisco voters made history this November by passing a $300 million tax on large corporations with over 60% of the vote. This money will go to providing housing and services to the homeless of...

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A united group of renters in Oakland, California and members of Socialist Alternative recently fought back and won against a wealthy Bay Area landlord, protecting the affordability of their rent-controlled homes and improving their living...

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Community members of northern Manhattan occupied a city council member’s office to demand affordable housing. On Thursday, August 2, eleven community members of the working-class neighborhood of Inwood in the northern reaches of Manhattan occupied...

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There are 58 universities in the Greater Boston area, 57 of them being private. These private universities, despite being multi-billion dollar institutions, are technically nonprofits and therefore pay nothing in property taxes while working-class Bostonians...

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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, along with the growing housing justice movement, won an important victory this week. Carl Haglund, a landlord and developer in Seattle, decided to withdraw his defamation suit against her and...

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein Activists in the U.S. are in great debt to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. It confirmed that mass...

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Pittsburgh’s celebrated recovery from its decades-long postindustrial slump has meant different things for different people. For technology and health care companies, expansion has meant huge new profits and employing more workers into higher-paid jobs. Amazon...

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El 14 de mayo el Ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Seattle aprobó un impuesto histórico a Amazon y otras grandes empresas para financiar de manera permanente viviendas públicas dignas. Esta victoria ha sido posible gracias...

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On May 14, the Seattle City Council passed a historic tax on Amazon and other big corporations to fund permanently affordable, publicly owned housing. The driving force behind this victory was the strength of our...

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