South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

By Nélida Tello For the past month, hundreds of people in the shantytowns of Cape Town have seized and occupied over 20 empty plots of land, city buildings and community facilities, combatively defending their conquests against police raids. More than 5,000 dwellings have been built on the seized land, many of which police forces have targeted and destroyed. The people have built barricades, burned buildings, … Continue reading South Africa: Land Seizures, Combative Defense Against Police Repression

Los Angeles: Tenants, Activists Halt Illegal Eviction of Mariachi

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

Los Angeles: Tenants Union and Activists Stop Illegal Evictions

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