Philly Housing Now! Homeless Encampments & The Struggle Against Eviction (September, 2020)

For the September episode of Philly Liberation Radio, co-hosts Adiah Hicks and Jasper Saah are joined by Sterling Johnson, an organizer of the encampments for the homeless on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and Spiros Tsonos from the CASA Network on the struggle against evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To hear an extended version of our podcast featuring local news and analysis from Philadelphia Liberation Center volunteers, join our Patreon community at This month in the extended version, the Liberation Center volunteers Hope Wilson and Walter Smolarek talk about Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Philadelphia, contract negotiations between the teachers union and the school district and Amazon’s plan to open a new warehouse in the city. The panel also discusses the Labor Day rally for essential workers, planned city council hearings on police brutality, and the ongoing struggle between Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner and right wing U.S. Attorney William McSwain.

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