Tenants

Livestream: Tenant Power in the Time of COVID

Amidst the calls for tenant strikes and as many as one-third of U.S. renters not paying rent this past month, Black Rose / Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation’s Quarantine Livesteam series kicked off with a panel discussion on tenant organizing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel brought together tenant organizers from the the […]

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Post-Revolutionary Pioneer: Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz Renters Movement

A history of the Mexican anarchist María Luisa Marín and the 1922 Veracruz Renters’ Movement by Andrew Grant Wood. By Andrew Grant Wood Compañeros: ¡Viva el amor Universal! ¡Viva la emancipación de la mujer! ¡Arriba el Comunismo! ¡Viva la humanidad libre! ¿Mujeres? ¡A la lucha! María Luisa Marín, 1923 When female prostitutes in the Veracruz […]

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Tenant Organizing When Rising Rent Isn’t the (Main) Issue

Tenant organizing is once again on the map with much of the attention focused on soaring rents and gentrification in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and the Bay Area. But as Bay Area based Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) organizer Julian Francis Park writes, tenant organizing has also been taking hold in smaller […]

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L.A.’s Class Struggle Looks Like This: The Tenants Movement

We reprint this piece from our comrades at Salvo Newspaper highlighting the powerful fights against displacement that tenants are waging in Los Angeles, fighting for their homes and building popular power. It’s well know that L.A.’s housing market is one of the most absurdly expensive in the country — rivaled only by the S.F. Bay […]

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Tierra y Libertad: California’s Prop 10 and the Fight to Build Tenant Power

A Statement by Black Rose/Rosa Negra – Los Angeles Renters across California are facing a crisis: 9.5 million Californians are spending more than 30% of their income on rent with that number has increased by 3.7 million since 2000. The median cost of an apartment in LA or Orange County is 50% of the median […]

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Tenant Power from Below: The Los Angeles Tenants Union

The following interview with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal of the Los Angeles Tenants Union was conducted by Jessica Lopez and Cesar Montero and originally published in the anti-capitalist and pro-working class paper Salvo. The city of Los Angeles has experienced an increasing number of evictions that are linked to the gentrification process enabled by the state and landlords. Eric […]

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Resources on Tenant Organizing, Housing and Gentrification

Collected Writings on Gentrification, Tenant Organizing, Rent Control and Socialized Housing Struggles around housing, displacement, gentrification and to organize tenants are growing stronger in the current moment. In the recent past we’ve seen efforts to organize alongside tenants to wage single issue fights against landlords with solidarity networks. More recently we’ve seen efforts to form […]

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