By David Martinez Since the start of the New Depression, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many landlords in the US have stopped collecting rent and evicting people from their homes. This would be unthinkable in times of ‘normal’ capitalist society, which threatens the people with homelessness at the first sign of unpaid rent. Now, with the passing of a federal ban on evictions that affects … Continue reading Eviction Moratoriums and What They Mean for the Housing Struggle
Editor’s Note: We share a statement from the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) on the predicted mass wave of evictions on the horizon and the need to organize against it. Five months into the economic crisis, millions of workers throughout the United States are facing unemployment, poverty, and evictions. United Neighborhood Defense Movement calls upon tenants all over the country to organize and fight back … Continue reading UNDM: Organize, Defend, and Fight Back Against Evictions!
By Felipe Vera This past week the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) in Los Angeles organized two actions defending tenants against eviction attempts and landlord harassment. On Tuesday, UNDM supported the Morales family in South Central after they reached out for support against their arrogant and racist property manager Sam Simany. The Morales family has been living in their home since April, but only days … Continue reading Los Angeles: UNDM Mobilizes Tenants Against Two Eviction Attempts
By David Martinez A protest against evictions in Richmond, Virginia on July 1 turned combative when police brutally arrested protesters and pepper sprayed the crowd. The clashes culminated in the breaking of a front window at the courthouse. The action began earlier in the day, called to protest the lifting of Virginia’s eviction moratorium which expired on June 28. Richmond is known for having the … Continue reading Richmond: Protest Against Evictions Clashes with Police, Smashes Courthouse Window
By Felipe Vera This Monday, Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) led an action with the support of members from the Los Angeles Tenants Union to defend a mariachi, Naty, from an attempted eviction at the motel where he and his family live in the working class community of South Gate. The previous week, Naty was served a three-day notice to pay or vacate by his slumlord … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi
Photo: Community support shows up for a second time on June 4 to defend elderly tenants under threat of eviction near Silver Lake. By Felipe Vera In the past two weeks, Los Angeles communities have resisted numerous attempts at illegal evictions by local landlords, many led by the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) as part of their anti-eviction campaign. The current economic and health crises … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions