Austin: Tenants and Activists Halt Evictions at Rosemont Apartments

By Joan Hoch and Michael Nolan Tenants at the Rosemont at Oak Valley apartment complex have been struggling against their landlord after 87 eviction notices were distributed to residents on July 2, blaming damage from the Texas winter storm in February for the conditions. After hours of testimony from tenants that the poor conditions were long-standing and not due to the winter storm, a judge … Continue reading Austin: Tenants and Activists Halt Evictions at Rosemont Apartments

Austin: Housing Activists Confront City Manager Over Failed Rent Relief

By Michael Nolan On June 10, members of the housing struggle organization United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) and tenants confronted Austin city manager Spencer Cronk outside of City Hall as the city council meeting concluded. The activists denounced Cronk for the city’s improperly managed rent relief programs that have failed to help tenants facing the continued threat of eviction resulting from the ongoing capitalist economic … Continue reading Austin: Housing Activists Confront City Manager Over Failed Rent Relief

Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

By Una Flynn In response to eviction notices left on their doors last week, the tenants at the Tempo at Riverside apartments in Southeast Austin, along with the support of United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), mobilized to challenge the eviction notices and force concessions from management with an organized action. The management blamed the necessity of the evictions on the February winter storm, which tenants … Continue reading Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

Austin: Manifestantes se reúnen en la mansión del gobernador, exigen que la clase dominante pague el corte de energía

Por Olliver Powell El 26 de febrero, manifestantes y activistas se reunieron frente a la mansión del gobernador en Austin y marcharon por el centro de la ciudad para protestar contra ERCOT y el papel del gobernador Greg Abbott en el desastre invernal que comenzó el 14 de febrero. Los manifestantes culparon a la red de energía privatizada y al sistema capitalista en su conjunto, … Continue reading Austin: Manifestantes se reúnen en la mansión del gobernador, exigen que la clase dominante pague el corte de energía

United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

By Blake Garrison and Jakob Stein The United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) carried out actions in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles this past week demanding, among other protections, an end to evictions for non-payment and the collection of back rent. In Pittsburgh, activists hung a banner reading, “The UNDM Demands: An End to All Evictions for Nonpayment, Government and Corporations Pay Back Rent” in the front … Continue reading United Neighborhood Defense Movement Presents Demands to City Government, Property Managers

Austin: Acto en recuerdo por las vidas perdidas durante el desastre capitalista de invierno, los manifestantes exigen mejores condiciones de vivienda

Crédito de la foto: Candice Bernd Por Oliver Powell El 21 de febrero, activistas en Austin llevaron a cabo un memorial en el centro de la ciudad para llorar a una persona sin hogar que murió congelada y honrar otras vidas perdidas durante la dura tormenta de invierno de la semana pasada. Aunque el número de muertos aún no se ha determinado, algunos informes dicen … Continue reading Austin: Acto en recuerdo por las vidas perdidas durante el desastre capitalista de invierno, los manifestantes exigen mejores condiciones de vivienda

Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Cover Photo: Austinites sheltering at a warming center (Credit: Austin Tribune SC) By Nélida Tello Temperatures in Austin hit below freezing during the week, as layers of snow and sleet covered the city. Hundreds of thousands of people across the city weathered the historic winter storm without power due to the failure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) as well as various power … Continue reading Austin: Energy Companies Cut Corners, Thousands Weather Historic Storm Without Power

Pittsburgh: UNDM Hosts Fundraiser for Activists and Tenants Despite Police Intimidation

By Blake Garrison On Saturday, the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) chapter in Pittsburgh hosted a yard sale to raise money for activists and tenants facing state repression for fighting evictions, which garnered over $500 despite interference from police, for tenants and activists facing charges. As the yard sale was being set up in a local park, three police cruisers arrived to demand a permit … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Hosts Fundraiser for Activists and Tenants Despite Police Intimidation

Austin: UNDM Demands Government Pay Back Rent at City Hall Action

By Henry Underwood On January 31, members of the United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) held a rally at Austin City Hall to demand the city allocate funds from large corporations and its own budget to forgive all tenant debt, while making landlords themselves compete for the rental assistance lottery it recently introduced. Members carried signs with slogans like “Tenants shouldn’t have to pay for the … Continue reading Austin: UNDM Demands Government Pay Back Rent at City Hall Action

Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Landlord’s Home, Demand Halt on Evictions

By Serran Soledad On Saturday morning, the North Madison Tenants Association held a protest against Aaron Marzwell, a predatory landlord, known for evicting and harassing tenants at the North Madison Ave apartment complex in East Hollywood. Around 50 people, including members of Los Angeles Rapid Eviction Defense (LA RED), a militant contingent of the LA Tenants Union), and United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), marched from … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tenants Protest at Landlord’s Home, Demand Halt on Evictions