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Eyes on the Prize: Solidarity from the Streets of Portland

Here is a detailed look at the recent Mike Brown Solidarity Action in Portland, Oregon, and how it can play into long-term organizing and housing justice.

Tenants bite back: Portland Solidarity Network announces victory on the Outer Eastside

Miranda and the Portland Solidarity Network announce victory in their most recent tenant campaign, and look to the future of organizing in the working class neighborhoods of the city.

March on the slumlord: Portland Solidarity Network brings community together to stand up to landlords

Miranda has decided enough is enough and is joining with the Portland Solidarity Network to demand the money she is owed from her former landlord.

A home for everyone: help save the Red & Black Cafe

Known as a wonderful radical community space in Portland, Oregon, the Red & Black Cafe has also been an important resource for Portland's houseless community. Now they are in danger of losing their building, so they need our collective help!

Revolutionary visions: hitting a sector from all angles

How can revolutionary organizations approach struggles in coherent and complimentary ways? The "sector strategy" may be a way of targeting a movement from multiple directions to see a vision through.

Your neighbourhood resistance organisation: the Portland Solidarity Network announces their east side committee

The Portland Solidarity Network uses escalation campaigns and direct action to target housing and workplace issues, and now they are expanding out into the working class neighborhoods of Portland's outer east side.

Spontaneous insurrections: the story of Alicia Jackson's eviction defense

Alicia Jackson, long-time Portland, Oregon eviction resister is finally seeing the confrontation with the banks coming to a head. Here is the story about how the community came together almost immediately to form an eviction defense when the danger was imminent.

Wages of Class War: Reflections on Portland’s May Day

A look at 2014's Portland May Day march, and how to to make it a useful tool in organizing.

Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: building movements that can move beyond reform

When it comes to fighting the crisis of austerity cuts and financial recession, we need to focus on how to build fighting communities rather than simply reacting to the attacks.

Portland Solidarity Network: Things Are Heating Up at Fubonn

Here is a brief look at the Portland Solidarity Network and their Don't Shop Fubonn campaign.

Coming Full Circle: Creating a Three-Pronged Housing Justice Strategy

Direct action is at the center of the housing justice, but what do we need to see a movement that is fully realized and can target housing-for-profit at its very core?

Fight Forward: Why the Fast Food Strikes Are Important to Housing Justice

As the fast food strikes heat up, there are a lot of reasons housing justice activists should come out to support them.

Getting Down to Business: Important Guides for Housing Organizing

No matter how you have come to the conclusion that we need community control over land and housing, we have to actually organize if we are going to get there.

No Vote Counts: Avoiding the Trappings of Democratic Socialism

Democratic socialists are always on the edges of libertarian communist debate, and with elections in our rear view its important to find a way to counter their logic.

The class fight back: solidarity networks spread as a new alternative to 'alternative labour’

Portland Solidarity Network is entering a new phase of their wage theft campaign, and with this trying to present a new way of approaching labor and housing.

Mo' Money: Fundraising Without Assimilating

We may not like to admit it, but we have to raise money to make our organizations function.

Focused Organizing: A Question of Legal Support

When organizing around foreclosure defense, it is usually best to stick to what you know.

What's in a Name: Grounding Housing Justice in Class Struggle

An Eviction Free Zone may look great on paper, but it will only be transformative if it sees evictions as a symptom of something deeper.

Housing is a Human Right: From the Streets to the Powerful

A video of the Housing is a Human Right march and rally that challenged the City of Rochester and pushed the housing justice movement even further.

The enemy of my enemy: organizing with the faith community

While many people's experience with organized religion has lead them to be critical, these are still the largest organized non-commercial entities in the world. Here is a look at the how and why of drawing in churches to organized housing resistance and justice work, as well as an entire range as we shift to a larger anti-austerity movement.