Well-read Red: the contradictions of housing under capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 03/09/2015
Well-read Red, Frann Michel, offers a set of short readings* on housing as a human right, the contradictions of human need vs. profit, and the success of direct collective action by tenants in establishing housing as a truly public good. In addition to these readings, she mentions Oregon State House Bill 2564, which is currently being considered and would repeal Oregon laws prohibiting inclusionary  zoning, as well as The Portland Solidarity Network and The Right to the City Coalition. 10:10 minutes (9.32 MB)

Rent Control Town Hall

Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015
The Portland branch of Socialist Alternatives hosted what was billed as a Rent Control Town Hall meeting at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland last night.

Activists, public servants, civil rights organizers, and concerned citizens all came to discuss the serious issue of rising rent costs and gentrification that is reshaping Portland.

KBOO’s Ethan Martin spoke earlier today with previous Mayoral candidate Nick Caleb about the evening’s discussion.
5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)

Right 2 Survive on 02/11/15

Right 2 Survive
Air date: 
Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Confronting the housing crisis and organizing housing activists to address systemic inequalities

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 26, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Iven Hale hosts this episode of the Old Mole, with segments on Greek elections, the campaign for single-payer health care in Oregon, anarchist poetry, and challenging state legal preemptions of local attempts to raise the minimum wage or demand affordable housing in new developments. To listen to the whole show, use the play button below; for individual segments use the links. 64:27 minutes (59.01 MB)

Left and the Law: Preemptive Laws on Wages and Housing

program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2015

Johanna Brenner joins Mike Snedecker to discuss Oregon's state laws that preempt cities or other localities from raising the minimum wage or passing inclusive zoning laws that would require developers to provide affordable housing. Those interested in raising the minimum wage might contact 15NowPdx; those interested in inclusive zoning might contact the Coalition for Affordable and State Housing, at 503-776-0460. [image by ZehnKatzen]
12:13 minutes (5.6 MB)
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