Detroit Liberation Monday discussed the need for rent elimination
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Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions

By Abayomi Azikiwe A recent moratorium issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a window of relief until December 31 to millions facing evictions due to payment arrears on their […]

Reinstate a Moratorium on Evictions picket line outside 36th District Court
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Detroiters Protest Looming Mass Evictions

The following is a programmatic leaflet issued by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Evictions, Foreclosures & Utility Shutoffs in Detroit distributed at a demonstration outside 36th District Court on August 17, 2020. By Moratorium […]

Reinstate a Moratorium on Evictions in Michigan
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Reinstate the Moratorium on Evictions!

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A demonstration was held outside the 36th District Court in Detroit on Mon. August 17, 2020 protesting the lifting of the moratorium on evictions imposed by both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer […]

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Cities Need Bailouts Not More Usurious Bond Deals

By Abayomi Azikiwe On August 14, the final abandoned home was demolished with the more than $265 million in Hardest Hit Homeowners Funds initially designed to preserve neighborhoods as opposed to their destruction in the […]

Eviction crisis has been a longterm problem in Detroit where this demonstration was held during 2016
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Massive Evictions Will Compound the Public Health Crisis

By Abayomi Azikiwe Since March of this year the United States has been plunged into the worst outbreak of an infectious viral disease since the influenza pandemic of 1918-1920. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreaks […]

Housing is a Human Right
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Coronavirus: Workers and oppressed face monster wave of evictions and foreclosures

By Jerry Goldberg In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, housing activists have shown tremendous initiative in raising demands for moratoriums on eviction and rental payments during the emergency and in the months to come. […]

Detroit demonstration against water shutoff on July 18, 2014
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Moratorium on Water Shut-offs in Detroit Long Overdue

By Abayomi Azikiwe Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a halt to the ongoing water shut-offs in the state of Michigan in the midst of a global healthcare crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Detroit […]

coronavirus us cases map 03-18-20
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Moratorium NOW! Coalition raises Coronavirus/COVID-19 Demands

Statement by Moratorium NOW! Coalition The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe has exposed for the whole world to see the inhumanity and inadequacy of the U.S. healthcare system and the many injustices suffered by working […]

Detroit City Council public hearing on property tax crisis, March 3, 2020
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“Cut the Damn Check!”

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A public hearing petitioned by the People’s Slate to address their proposals on the over assessments and illegal payments of property taxes by homeowners in Detroit, attracted hundreds of people […]

Call'em out protest 02-28-2020
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Demand an Immediate Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions!

These photos were taken at a protest organized by Call’Em Out demanding a refund on illegally assessed property taxes paid by Detroit residents over the past 10 years in an amount exceeding $600 million dollars. […]