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‘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 […]

Affordable For Who? Community Raises Concerns With Proposed Development in Southwest Cedar Park

Almost 100 residents from the surrounding area of 5000 Warrington Avenue joined a community meeting on Wednesday, February 17th about a proposed “affordable housing” development planned for the location. The meeting was organized in coordination with councilmember Jamie Gauthier and Omni LLC, the development corporation proposing the project, as well as several RCOs (Registered Community […]

Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia

At last night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Trump asserted that “bad things happen in Philadelphia”, claiming that poll watchers had been barred from observing early voting. While this particular claim is completely wrong, bad things do indeed happen in Philadelphia, all of which he and Biden actually support.  In Philadelphia, police […]

Philadelphia, Gentrification, and the 10-Year Tax Abatement

The 10-year tax abatement is robbing the people of Philadelphia of much-needed resources to enrich the already wealthy. Together, we can defeat predatory developers and the capitalist system that enables them.