Defend Our Neighbors! Fighting Gentrification in West Philadelphia

For the March episode of Philly Liberation Radio, co-hosts Adiah Hicks and Jasper Saah are joined by Talia Giles, an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation and member of West Philly Neighbors for Healthy Community Development, and Christina Jackson, a professor of sociology, author, community advocate, and member of the Gentrification in Kingsessing community meeting. In our newest episode, we discuss the ongoing gentrification of West and Southwest Philadelphia, and how community members can organize our neighborhoods against gentrifying developers.

This month in the Socialist Roundtable, we are joined by Elaheh Farmand and Walter Smolarek from the Philadelphia Liberation Center to discuss activist, journalist, and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s exposure to COVID-19 at Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, PA. We also discuss a socialist perspective of Pennsylvania’s upcoming senate election, Biden’s recent visit to Pennsylvania, and the inadequacy of the Biden administration’s new stimulus plan. To listen to the early release of the Socialist Roundtable, join our Patreon community at All power to the people!