As Politicians Scramble, Renters Should Organize, Fight Back against Looming Evictions

By the Editorial Board On Tuesday, imperialist president Joe Biden rushed to issue a partial moratorium on evictions that fails to protect renters facing potential eviction due to the impact of the current economic crisis as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ban came after a previous moratorium in place since last September ended on July 31, with politicians pointing fingers at each other … Continue reading As Politicians Scramble, Renters Should Organize, Fight Back against Looming Evictions

Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

By Brian Martel On January 8, Donald Eric Smith was shot by Civil Process deputies enforcing an eviction on behalf of Smith’s landlord, Kelly Gallegos. That night, the housing struggle organization KC Tenants held an action outside of presiding 16th Circuit Court judge J. Dale Youngs’s home. Soon after, in response to the organized resistance, Youngs ordered evictions to be suspended until January 24. Due … Continue reading Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions

By Nélida Tello On January 7, the organization KC Tenants held a rally in front of the Jackson County Courthouse as part of the ongoing Zero Eviction January initiative. The rally held on Thursday was the organization’s second action this month. On January 5, KC Tenants held their first action in which approximately 100 people blocked the west and north doors of the courthouse while … Continue reading Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions