Which vision for rebuilding Detroit?

June 30, 2017

Does housing in Detroit in 2017 mean large tracts of vacant land and substandard houses ripe for development and easy slumlord profit, or a focus for community organizing to take back our city? .

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Detroit defends homes

September 11, 2013

Detroit Eviction Defense came out of the Direct Action Workgroup of Occupy Detroit about two years ago. We work with people who want to save their homes. We have saved about 60 so far.

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Britain’s rulers keep failed policy of austerity

April 12, 2013

The “bedroom tax” will force those living in a property with a spare bedroom to take a cut in their housing benefit. Those in under-occupied properties can face a reduction of up to 14% in housing benefit for single rooms and 25% for two unoccupied rooms.

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World in View: Israel: ‘Egypt is here’

September 21, 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters:

World in View: Israel: ‘Egypt is here’
by Gerry Emmett

Israel has seen an unprecedented protest movement grow in the wake of the Arab Spring. Around 250,000 people marched through Tel Aviv, Israel, on Aug. 6 in the biggest protest rally the country has ever experienced. Another 50,000 participated [=>]

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July -August 2011 Readers’ Views

September 2, 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Readers’ Views

Contents:

  • AS REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION TAKE WORLD STAGE
  • CHINESE ART PROJECT
  • HEALTHCARE IN 2011
  • NEW RIGHT=OLD LEFT?
  • FREEDOM RIDES, 50 YEARS AFTER
  • WOMEN’S LIBERATION SPEAKS IN MANY VOICES
  • BURMA AND NORTH KOREA
  • FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
  • VOICES FROM BEHIND THE BARS

AS REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION TAKE WORLD STAGE

Congratulations on a fine May-June issue. Thanks especially for [=>]

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South Africa: ‘No Land! No House! No Vote!’

June 7, 2011

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011:

South Africa: ‘No Land! No House! No Vote!’

Editor’s note: Zimasa Lerumo is coordinator of Abahlali baseMjondolo-Western Cape Youth Project and involved in the “No Land! No House! No Vote!” campaign. Their campaign for South Africa’s 2011 elections declares: “No! to Capitalist Democracy. No! to ANC, DA, [=>]

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

June 2, 2011

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011:

Anti-Eviction Campaign

Chicago–Cook County’s Anti-Eviction Campaign activities include rallies, meetings with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, door-to-door canvassing in Chicago neighborhoods where there are many foreclosures and talking to people who come to foreclosure court.

On March 24 we rallied at Bank of America with a pink pig [=>]

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‘No foreclosures! I’m not leaving my house!’

March 2, 2011

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters:

‘No foreclosures! I’m not leaving my house!’

On Jan. 13 Silvia Baca appeared in Housing Court and found that the loan company had sold her house on Nov. 4–for one-fourth what she and her husband had paid. Below is the history of her ongoing struggle against eviction.

Chicago–My husband [=>]

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South African shack dwellers: ‘a new social movement’

February 14, 2011

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters:

South African shack dwellers: ‘a new social movement’

Editor’s note: S’bu Zikode of Abahlali baseMjondolo of Western Cape spoke recently in Oakland, Cal., on a U.S. tour about this movement within South Africa. Here are excerpts from his talk:

People are born and live in these shantytowns, at least 2.3 [=>]

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South African shackdwellers movement statement on South African Communist Party

November 20, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

South African activists slam Communist Party

Editor’s note: The self-organized communities in the Western Cape shackdwellers’ movement in South Africa have protested lack of services and housing through direct action, to be followed by a march on Parliament. The South African Communist Party (SACP), a part of the [=>]

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Sheriff Dart on notice

November 17, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters:

Sheriff Dart on notice

Chicago–In Illinois, a five-day notice is supposed to be given before you are evicted. (It doesn’t always happen.) On Oct. 14, we gave Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart his own five-day notice demanding a moratorium on all economically based evictions. This is the latest [=>]

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