Capitalism has proven itself unable to provide us all with homes — the most basic human need after food and water.
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Pete Buttigieg is a charming man who speaks some Norwegian and wears wool socks. He also oversaw a wave of evictions and waged a campaign against South Bend’s homeless.
We talked to four tenant organizers about how to build working-class movements for housing justice.
In case you’ve never tried to buy a home, I should warn you: if you’re not affluent, you’re heading into a world of pain.
Ignore the neoliberal naysayers — rent control is an important tool in our battle for housing justice. We need universal rent control now.
The size of the housing crisis can be daunting, but with a committed political movement and a little bit of state power, it can be confronted.
You’ll need to lug all these books with you every time you move in search of a cheaper apartment.
How banks engaged in systematic forgery to prove ownership of foreclosed homes.
This list won’t make your city any kinder, but it might help you crack its code.
What would a bold left-wing housing plan look like? Let’s build ten million new, public, no-carbon homes in ten years and guarantee housing for all.
What we need isn’t exclusionary zoning, inclusionary zoning, upzoning, downzoning, a zoning freeze, or no zoning at all. We need an anticapitalist planning movement.
How a 1975 blockbuster satirized the spread of a typical high-rise.
How the West Berlin squatter scene produced Germany’s greatest rock band.
To solve the housing crisis, we may have to go back to the future.
Margaret Thatcher described Right to Buy as ‘one of the most important revolutions of the century.’ She was right. And we’re still living with the consequences.
Millions have already faced the dark side of the American Dream. Is there a way to stabilize and democratize homeownership?
We should demand a media that covers the lives and struggles of working people — homeless, on the verge of eviction, trying to hang on. And not the glamorous lives of property speculators.
It’s really not complicated. Homeless people need homes. So we should give them homes.
There’s no use in asking why vacant housing and homelessness exist despite the presence of the super-wealthy. These issues exist directly because of them.
Mutual aid cooperatives in Latin America give us a glimpse of what democratic social housing could look like.
Sweden’s social democrats managed to solve a housing crisis and build a million homes in less than a decade. Why, then, is the Miljonprogrammet maligned today?
The New Left and the “back-to-the-land” movement.