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Working people in New York have been growing increasingly angry about the skyrocketing cost of housing  — and rightly so. Rental prices have shot up far beyond the rate of wage growth, fueling the popularity...

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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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Make 2019 A Year of Struggle

December 18, 2018

The system of capitalism is in serious crisis. With massive inequality, impending climate catastrophe, and the loss of confidence in political institutions, it is clear that the foundations of the system are beginning to shake....

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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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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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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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In the next two weeks, the City of Seattle could see one of the biggest transfers of wealth from the pockets of big business to working people since the $15 an hour minimum wage victory!...

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In the coming weeks, the City of Seattle could see one of the biggest transfers of wealth from the pockets of big business to working people since the $15 an hour minimum wage victory! Kshama...

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Originally posted on The Stranger. My workday starts on an unfinished floor with no windows, 40 stories up. I scan Seattle’s skyline, watching the endless headlights stream along I-5 and Highway 99. As the sun...

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In November 2017, the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) issued a bombshell report revealing that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for years failed to inspect apartments for lead paint, but falsely...

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