Posts Tagged: housing

Real estate tycoons gouge New York City tenants

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This article was first published in the December 2006 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. For millions of workers, paying rent is a monthly st...

FEMA battles to eliminate housing for Katrina victims

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Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, President Bush stood in Jackson Square in New Orleans and declared, "Throughout the area ...

Preparing for class struggle in the capitalist crises ahead

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The following is adapted from a talk given at a public meeting of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in New York City on Nov. 3, 2006. Many of us ...

Real estate tycoons gouge New York City tenants

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For millions of workers, paying rent is a monthly struggle. It is the top priority for most families—coming before food or clothing, much less r...

South Florida workers and homeless seize government land for community housing

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In response to the crisis of affordable housing for low-income workers and the homeless, particularly in the African American community, a group of So...

Working-class families resist eviction by corporate landlord

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In Isla Vista, Calif., a neighborhood adjacent to Santa Barbara, working-class families are fighting to remain in the apartments where they have lived...

Low-cost housing crisis in Los Angeles, across the country

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As living conditions continue to decline throughout the country and poverty increases, the need for low-cost housing is on the rise. Yet working-class...

Housing bubble deflates

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Walking or driving through many neighborhoods these days, one can’t help but notice the many signs advertising houses and condominiums for sale....

Chicago apartment fire kills six immigrant children

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Escarlet Ramos and Kevin Ramirez, both three-year-olds, will never again sit together to watch television. Idaly Ramirez, age six, will never play spo...

Queens, New York blackouts highlight utilities’ greed

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In its 2003 annual report to shareholders, Consolidated Edison proudly declared, "Reliablity is our focus." For workers in New York City, the irony is...