PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!

In June 2019, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) auctioned off 144 vacant properties. The sale of these properties gave PHA $8.4 million. This wasn’t the first time the public housing giant auctioned off a large number of vacant properties. PHA’s first auction was in 2011, where 341 properties were sold for $6.1 million. Since then, every year has had large auctions of publicly-owned properties to private owners. Meanwhile, applicants wait almost 10 years for housing assistance if they can even get on the waitlist! With 14,000 units and 80,000 tenants, PHA is the largest landlord in Pennsylvania. It’s average annual … Continue reading PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!

We Have No Other Option: Reflections from a Cadre Who Was Arrested In Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en

“Where is the pain?”
“Everywhere.”
“What happened?”
“Someone threw me on the ground and hit me.”
The now concerned nurse asked, “who hurt you?”
“The police.”

This response left the nurse and the guard laughing. The moment they found out that the perpetrator was a cop they walked away laughing. Continue reading We Have No Other Option: Reflections from a Cadre Who Was Arrested In Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en