Contradictions and Crisis in Capitalist Housing
It’s a chronic condition of capitalism that lower-income people in the income distribution of any city are not going to be able to house themselves decently and legally. That’s true if you’re in Nairobi or Lima or New York. Continue reading
Ice Cream, Concrete, and Squats
Gentrification is class war from above which must be answered with struggle from below. This requires accessible projects that can establish a broad and militant praxis. Continue reading
Statement and Calls for Support from Autonomous Factory Rog
“Our demands are clear. The municipality should withdraw from the demolition plans and the project of the new Rog Center. We want a cooperative relationship with the municipality. The Rog Factory has enormous potential, and the flourishing of this potential is in the public interest and in the interest of the city.” Continue reading
Eviction: Enraging Causes and Enduring Consequences
Poverty isn’t just a reflection of lower incomes; it’s also an expression of extractive markets. Continue reading
Hungary: Social Catastrophe in the Making
AntiNote: This article first appeared in December 2014 on the Böll Foundation website, with link citations that we have not reproduced. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Social Catastrophe In the Making by Bálint Misetics It is not only constitutional democracy that Viktor Orbán’s regime treats as its enemy; the Hungarian… Continue reading
Detroit’s Organized Resistance
Detroit cannot be measured by what downtown looks like, when tens of thousands of people—children—are living without water. Continue reading
RSB Statement on Torture of Refugees in North Rhein-Westphalia
As long as there are these camps, and people are not regarded as people, these kinds of crimes will continue to be committed. Continue reading
Short Story: “Winterthur”
Tim had convinced even himself that Swiss society was more open and tolerant than America with its smiling corporate fascists and their military police. In Switzerland, colorful, militant dance demonstrations were so common! Continue reading
We must acknowledge intriguing connections currently being made between disparate and distant movements. Our task now is to make these confluences much more concrete, combative, and contagious. Continue reading
Learning from “Informal” Urban Innovation
It’s not like we need to encourage bottom-up building and community building, because that’s happening without anyone asking or assisting. Continue reading
Squatting for Reform?
A squatted social center isn’t just a building for concerts and workshops, but a site that mobilizes resistance against state and capital, not just in the content of its programs but in its very existence; this basis in structural defiance of the law marks the difference between a pacified faux-radical target market and an actual… Continue reading
Fraudulent Banks and Fatigued Movements
I thought maybe the banks are just as confused as we are. This is so sudden, so many houses underwater at once. But then Bloomberg did an article revealing that Bank of America was deliberately doing this stuff. Continue reading
Wall Street’s Latest Land Grab
We’re going to be paying our rental checks to financial institutions that collude with the big banks that orchestrated a foreclosure crisis that pushed us out of our homes and tore apart our communities in the first place. Continue reading
Squatting Across the Atlantic
“Nothing is more tragic than watching generation after generation trash potentially powerful movements by making the same mistakes.” Continue reading
Squatting versus Speculation in New Orleans
Squatting is actually quite easy, as long as the property owners don’t call the police on you. If it’s an abandoned house and fairly run-down, it’s very easy to squat. Continue reading
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