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Without Government Intervention, Economists Warn Renters Across US Could Soon Face 'Avalanche of Evictions'
" The fact that we are displacing people in a global pandemic is immoral."
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Fortunately, we have an alternative to this fossil-fuelled, neoliberal capitalist normal: the Green New Deal. (Photo: Climate Justice Ottawa) Views
The Way Out of the COVID-19 Crisis Is a Green New Deal
This crisis has reinforced what we already know—our current economic system is leading us down a path of destruction.
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While some small businesses have managed to get government loans to keep paying their workers, they’ve received no similar protection from landlords demanding their monthly rent. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
If Small Businesses Aren't Essential, Neither Is Collecting Rent
Without rent and mortgage relief, millions of families and smaller landlords could lose their homes and businesses.
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"Can't Pay, Won't Pay": Tens of Thousands Take Part in Covid-19 Rent Strike Across US on May Day
"People aren't striking because they don't feel like paying rent. They're striking because they can't pay rent."
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We needed a Homes Guarantee yesterday. We need national rent control so landlords can’t jack up prices for the sole purpose of squeezing every last drop of profit they can out of their working-class tenants. (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Views
Coronavirus Is a Housing Crisis. Here’s How We Fix It.
How can you shelter in place if you don’t have shelter?
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'Absurdity and Cruelty' of US Healthcare System, Says Sanders, 'Should Now Be Apparent to All'
As the country faces the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis, the senator explains the "need to articulate a new direction for America."
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Tenant right advocates including Karissa Stotts organized a honking vehicle protest around the U.S. Bank building in Minneapolis on April 8, 2020. News
Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Canceling Rent and Suspending Mortgage Payments During Pandemic
"My bill to cancel rent and mortgages isn't just necessary," says Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, "it's popular."
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Staff and volunteers with Project C.U.R.E hold a drive outside the United Center to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the community which will be used to supply hospitals and clinics that are experiencing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 29, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Views
Learning From Coronavirus: We Can't Rely on Capitalism to Serve Our Most Basic Social Needs
It was not profitable for private capitalists within the medical-industrial complexes of modern capitalism to produce or stockpile the medical supplies needed to properly manage a viral pandemic.
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Ilhan Omar Bill Would Cancel All Rent and Mortgage Payments for Duration of Covid-19 Crisis
"In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street. This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."
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Geri Andre-Major helps her son Max, 5, with his school work on March 26, 2020 in Mount Vernon, New York. Andre-Major said she was furloughed as a pre-school teacher at Chelsea Piers Connecticut on March 13. News
With Bills Due April 1, More Than 400,000 Demand Congress Freeze All Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Payments
"Millions are wondering how they'll pay their rent or mortgage by tomorrow. We need additional emergency action suspending rent, mortgage and utility payments for the duration of this crisis."
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