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Coronavirus Crisis Shows the Full Brutality of the System in Token Gestures for the HomelessHomeless communities are in an incredibly vulnerable position during the Coronavirus pandemic. They are not only at risk from the spread of the virus itself but also from the responses of the government, both local and national. Homeless communities are highly social environments.
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:01:34 EST
RUF Stops Another Eviction Attempt in West OaklandRUF has spent around two years organizing in West Oakland homeless encampments.This work has helped to develop militant resistance to local police and real estate developers attempts to harass and displace homeless people. Through our efforts outside activists and groups have begun to get involved in the struggle at the West Oakland encampment.
Originally published in Red Star: Fall-Winter 2019
Struggles in the Homeless Encampments in the Bay AreaAs city governments in the Bay Area work hand-in-glove with wealthy capitalist “developers” to gentrify the area and evict the homeless, RUF has been organizing resistance in the encampments. Residents in several West Oakland encampments are once again facing displacement after defeating prior eviction attempts.
Originally published in Red Star: Summer 2019
An Update on the Struggle Against Homelessness and DisplacementOver the past year, RUF has been organzing among the homeless and semi-homeless in the Bay Area. The rents in San Fransisco are the highest of any city in the country, and Oakland and Berkeley are not much cheaper. Tens of thousands of working people have been driven from their homes and onto the street.
Originally published in Red Star: Spring 2019
Organization Among Homeless Encampments in the Bay AreaAfter defeating the cops’ attempt to evict people from the encampment, there are some key questions: Where do we go from here? What is the future course of the struggle? How will the city try to evict people next? What can others learn from this struggle?
Originally published in Red Star: Winter 2019