Canada

Hamilton Rent Strikers Bring Demands to Landlord’s Doorstep in Ottawa

Last weekend, striking tenants from the Stoney Creek Towers in Hamilton trekked to Ottawa with their supporters to confront the executives from InterRent, a Real Estate Investment Trust with an investment strategy based around displacing working-class tenants from their neighbourhoods.

Anarchy #08

Eighth issue of Anarchy magazines second series, articles in this issue mostly cover North America.

“We must do away with racial prejudice and imaginary boundary lines”: British Columbia wobblies before the First World War – Mark Leier

Labour historian Mark Leier’s chapter from Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW, in which he examines the transnationalism of the IWW, particularly across the US-Canadian border.

Operation Sold Out II: The Failed General Strike in British Columbia in 2004 – Paul Finch

Operation Sold Out II: The Failed General Strike in British Columbia in 2004 – P

This essay, on the brewing general strike that nearly erupted across British Columbia in 2004 but ultimately failed, looks at what brought on the strike, how the strike caught steam then crumbled, and the lessons we can learn moving forward. It was published in the Northeastern Anarchist (#10, Spring/Summer 2005) – the English-language magazine of the Northeastern Federation of Anarchist-Communists (NEFAC).

Support the Flemingdon Park Rent Strike!

On August 1st, more than 200 tenants in Flemingdon Park, Toronto, will launch a rent strike against their landlord's attempt to raise the rent.

East Hamilton Rent Strike Enters Second Month with Twice as Many Tenants Withholding Rent

On May 1st, the East Hamilton rent strike began with tenants from more than 70 units withholding rent. On June 1st, that number doubled!

Between Neighbors: From Rent Strike to Rent Strike

The following interview between residents involved in two different rent strikes was first published in This is Parkdale, newsletter of the group Parkdale Organize!

Hamilton: Corporate Suits Fail to Intimidate Rent Strikers

Rent strikers in Hamilton, Ontario were not intimidated when corporate suits showed up at their door demanding rent.

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

An organiser reflects on the conditions that led to tenants in East Hamilton declaring a rent strike. This post previously appeared on North Shore Counter Info and It's Going Down.

East Hamilton Tenants Declare May 1st Rent Strike

The Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

On April 24th, at a mass meeting at the local community centre, dozens of tenants from four high-rise apartment buildings in East Hamilton committed to going on rent strike on May 1st. This story was first published by the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network and North Shore Counter-Info.