By necessity, ATU’s work often centers around talking to tenants about their “rights” as given to them by the legal system. In our organizing, these rights are referred to as the shield. A shield can protect you, but it cannot win a fight for you. Your rights often can only protect you if you have access to a lawyer, and can fail you on a judge’s whim. You need something more—you need the sword. We offer this zine in hopes that the tools within will help folks to go on the offensive and fight back against their landlords. Because even when the law and the courts ul mately work to serve the landlord class, the power of tenants united will prevail.Continue reading #RentStrike: Tactics of the Autonomous Tenants Union – VOL. 1
Vermont. April 1, 2020. Much progress has been made in the Green Mountains since the start of the Coronacrisis. And all Vermonters should recognize the rapid progress thus far achieved.Continue reading #VT AFL-CIO: Much progress has been made in the Green Mountains since the start of the #CoronaCrisis
Due to the timeliness and ever-changing nature of the situation around COVID-19 we have decided to post one of the essays from an upcoming issue here on the Lewaniaan blog. Here Dabtara dissects the way in which this crisis has been utilized by the state as a form of social control and discipline, as well as outlining ways in which anarchists can provide an alternative strategy to combat the disease.Continue reading #COVID19 zine preview: “Against Social Distancing”
A perspective of a Filipino-American on the COVID-19 crisis.
An original article by Adobong Anarkiya, an anarchist from the Filipino diaspora in the United States.Continue reading An Anarchist and Filipino Diaspora Perspective on the #COVID-19 #Pandemic
Turtle Island. March 31, 2020. Peace and Blessings Everyone! Please, I ask that you share this update far and wide. Please Utilize Social Media Platforms.
In Solidarity, Love and Respect Malik.Continue reading New report from Comrade Malik: Urgent #COVID-19 Update Follow Up! Federal USP #Pollock, #Louisiana and Surrounding Areas
USA. March 25, 2020. A new message from Ferguson revolt prisoner Josh William.Continue reading #Ferguson prisoner Josh Williams on Friendship
March 26, 2020. We include here personal accounts from members and allies of Black Rose/Rosa Negra across the U.S. speaking on the direct impacts and responses to the coronavirus crisis underway. Some have been directly affected as healthcare workers, laid off service workers, or having to undergo self-quarantine. Others are on front the lines of the responses through organizing tenants or mutual-aid efforts.Continue reading #Coronavirus Stories: Crisis, Response, Resistance
The comrades of 325 published a message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous. The message was written on March 16, 2020. The article starts with a short introduction by 325, followed by the message of White Eagle.Continue reading Turtle Island: Message from White Eagle, Hopi indigenous on #Corona crisis
USA. March 25, 2020. Recently I have reported on the desperate need for Covid-19 Test Kits to be provided for employees and prisoners who Work and whom are housed in Facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Since that report, I have engaged in some Investigative Journalism and discovered that Prison Administrators at the Federal Correctional Complex at Pollock, Louisiana have ordered SCREENING for ALL Federal Employees entering the Federal Prison Complex at Pollock daily but because of a Shortage of Covid–19 Test Kits, the B.O.P. employees ARE NOT being Tested!
Seattle. WA. Around the country, as people lose their jobs and wonder how they will pay their rent or mortgage, the words rent strike are being heard more and more. This website will serve as a resource for how to make a rent and mortgage strike a reality in Seattle. Check back for more resources for how we can refuse to pay together.Continue reading Announcing: #Seattle Rent Strike