‘New Philadelphia’ leaves workers behind – A socialist response to the 76ers stadium proposal

On July 21, the ownership of the Philadelphia 76ers unveiled a new $1.3 billion plan to construct a new arena for the team. The proposed arena — 76 Place — would be in Center City at 10th and Market Street.  The 76ers are partnering with David Adelman, the billionaire CEO of Campus Apartments. This partnership […]

Stop displacing Black communities! Save the UC Townhomes!

On March 19th, members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation gathered with hundreds of others in West Philly for a block party hosted by the Save UC Townhomes Coalition. A strong, diverse turnout of students, elders, educators, longtime residents of the Black Bottom, organizations, public officials, musicians, and other neighbors showed out in solidarity […]

Tenants’ Rights Under Attack in West Philadelphia — An Interview with Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture

Last Tuesday on February 8th, Philly Liberation Center volunteers interviewed Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, west Philly resident and community organizer, who is currently undergoing an eviction attempt by the new owner of her house by means of violent intimidation. Asantewaa was given a 30-day notice to vacate her home by the original owner in early February, and […]

Rule of the Rich: How a Tiny Class of Ultra-Wealthy Landlords Dominates the Philly Working Class

PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of a year of massive economic downturn coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia’s largest and most powerful landlords have the most to gain — all at the expense of the Philadelphia working class. A Rapidly Changing City Philadelphia has been changing quickly in recent years, with crises of gentrification, unemployment, […]