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Normal Means

This story comes to us from MAS member SN Nappalos about experiences working in healthcare. — Fabiola closed her eyes. On the television, a preacher spoke a prayer while the patient rested quietly in the bed. That day Fabiola was fired, or terminated as management called it. The supervisor crept in quietly, and reported finding […]

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Beyond Procedural Justice: Finding Our Foundations in the Worst Case Scenario

One of the foundations of foreclosure-based eviction defense tends to be a close reading of the entire mortgage history of the property.  This could include closely looking at all of the ownership records, reading through every single foreclosure document, looking up bank information, and so on.  The idea behind this is two-fold.  First, it gives […]

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Event: 1/17/13 7pm Seasol: organizing as tenants and workers

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_unRLeFxTb8] On January 17th, 2013, MAS will host a talk with a Seattle Solidarity organizer at 7PM at Sweat Records, 5505 Northeast 2nd Avenue  Miami, FL 33137 Seattle Solidarity or SeaSol for short, is a network of workers and tenants that use direct action to solve problems at work and in housing. The success of SeaSol […]

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Cake

We’re featuring a story told by Monica Kostas, a contributor to MAS, about experiences in her workplace. Enjoy! Start the Engine! First stop: Getting the cake. Some time ago my boss decided to stop all birthday celebrations and parties of any sort, saying it was “too distracting” for the workers. I’m just now passing my […]

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Take Back the Land – Housing Liberation

As part of our housing campaign, we work directly with, and in support of, the Take Back the Land Rochester movement.  Using direct action, Take Back the Land both supports people defending their homes against unjust foreclosures and evictions as well as supports the liberation of empty, bank-owned homes so that homeless families can live […]

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Another World is Possible: Deric Shannon on Anarchist Economics

As part of our spring anarchist day-school, Another World is Possible, we opened with a talk by Deric Shannon on what anarchist economics could look like. Deric is one of the editors and authors of the recent AK press title The Accumulation of Freedom: Writing on Anarchist Economics. He has previously edited Political Sociology: Oppression, […]

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Occupy Is Dead. Now What?

The Occupy Movement is a thing of the past. I think it’s safe to say that now. I don’t say this to be a downer on the movement or to destroy the momentum that we may have built. These moments of accelerated activity for the left are important, but they aren’t all that we are. […]

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Housing Committee Wins Award from Labor Council

At the recent Rochester and Genesee Valley Area Labor Federation awards dinner the Housing is a Human Rights project gained some recognition, further driving a partnership with unions as we develop long-term solidarity. The recently named Jim Schmidt Award for Community Solidarity was awarded to the Metro Justice Housing is a Human Right Committee for […]

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