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Coming Home: Jeanette Lazam Returns to the I-Hotel

Estella Habal and Hilton Obenzinger Organizing Upgrade
The I-Hotel struggle helped to forge a unified Filipino community linking elderly immigrants from the early twentieth century and young people who were raising their consciousness of ethnic pride and their awareness of racial and class inequities.

We Want a Society Without Landlords

Andrej Holm (Translation by Adam Baltner) Jacobin
The popularity of Berlin’s campaign to expropriate corporate landlords shows just how few people trust capitalism to provide them with affordable, good-quality homes.

Tidbits - Feb. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; Rosa Luxemburg symposium; Working-Class New York Revisited; more...

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Reader Comments: No One is Above the Law; Climate Briefing; Fast Food Workers; Affordable Housing - New York's Coops; John Sweeney; Black Panther Party; Jazz and Race; International symposium - Rosa Luxemburg; Working-Class New York Revisited; more.

A Tale of Two Developments: Affordable Housing or Subsidized Ultra-Luxury?

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect
The failure of Hudson Yards should be both an object lesson and an opportunity. Grotesque hyper-luxury, with taxpayer subsidy no less, has had its day. Let’s build for regular people. Hudson Yards could be a monument to what was, and could still be.

Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died in LA in 2020 as 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani and Jacob Woocher Truthout
We must see real estate market for what it truly is: an institution rooted in settler colonialism that allows land (and the housing that sits atop it) to be distributed and controlled by those who have enough money for their preferences to matter.
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