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In mid-2018 homeowners at the Halcyon Mobile Homes Park in North Seattle were shocked to learn their community was up for sale. Nearly all in the senior park bought their homes under the explicit promise...

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In 2018, Chicago voted in support of rent control. Ballot questions to lift a statewide ban on rent control appeared in 12 of Chicago’s 50 wards in the March and November elections. All together, more...

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 On November 6, California voters defeated Proposition 10, a measure which would have repealed the state’s rent control ban and opened the door to the possibility...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