Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Apr 21 2016 16:25
Gentrification, rent hikes, and no-cause evictions are creating mass displacement in urban areas around the country. In Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and other cities, tenants are building a movement to use solidarity and collective action to fight back.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Apr 13 2016 17:27
Portland Tenants United leads renters to challenge the Multnomah County Commission to use emergency powers to halt rents and evictions and treat Portland's gentrification as a wave of destruction.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Mar 12 2016 21:22
As tenant movements heat our cities up, what edge to solidarity networks give to the struggle?
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Feb 25 2016 17:29
After the Oregon legislature brings forwarded a dramatically weakened minimum wage proposal and undercut possible renter protections, organizers occupy the Governor's office and disrupt the active legislative session.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Feb 3 2016 00:42
Portland Tenants United leads a rally and march to confront rising retaliation and discrimination against tenants, which they say will only be solved by creating tenant power through direct action.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 11 2016 00:35
As Portland slips into a declared "renter state of emergency," tenants are being pushed out of the city as rents skyrocket and greedy landlords strip renters of their stability and voice. Now, Portland Tenants United, the newest tenants union in Portland, is launching a citywide campaign with a rally and march geared to take the tenant rights movement to the next level.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Nov 20 2015 01:21
A new tenants union in Oregon is announcing its long-term goals, which will build on a united renter's movement forming.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 12 2015 02:49
Housing and labor groups come to support the workers of the Janus Youth Shelters as they challenge the boss during IWW negotiations. Workers and organizers confront the director of Janus, asking why he pays poverty wages while making $150k a year.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Sep 6 2015 01:54
Video from the Housing for All March, uniting Pacific Northwest tenant organizers against no-cause eviction, houselessness, rising rents, and landlord control.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Aug 2 2015 00:36
When organizing around housing, there are almost always extenuating circumstances like bank fraud and illegal actions by property managers and landlords. But what about when there isn't? Do we no longer organize against evictions and foreclosures, or does this reveal the real goal of housing justice work?
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jul 4 2015 03:05
Video from a 2011 joint action between Occupy Wallstreet and Take Back the Land to target Wells Fargo's investment in the private prison system.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jun 19 2015 16:40
With recent tragic event bringing the threat of fascist ideas and organizations into front view, we look back on anarchism as a direct challenge to these ideas.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jun 11 2015 04:37
As the far right begins to rise in the United States, what is the real threat that they hold?
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on May 16 2015 04:21
The Renter's Assemblies are just beginning in Portland, but already they are showing to have the potential to revive a real tenants movement.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on May 6 2015 03:18
A look at where the violence of the police took the stage at 2015's May Day event.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Apr 16 2015 00:21
230 cities around the world joined together for April 15th's Global Day of Action for Fight for Fifteen, and Portland has a unique place in this movement as it joined the mobilization.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Mar 27 2015 01:09
The first part of a speech given at the Howard Zinn Bookfair in 2014 on Take Back the Land, Occupy Our Home, and burgeoning housing movements after the financial crisis.
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Mar 4 2015 01:39
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 29 2015 18:06
As we develop new strategies to work on community organizing campaigns, what ideas and strategies can we port over from the history of syndicalist workplace struggles?
Submitted by Eviction Free Zone on Jan 22 2015 10:45
The Portland Solidarity Network supports two tenants as they make demands on their exploitative former property management company, and the video captures their moment of community power.