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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 […]

Cuba’s COVID-19 Containment vs. Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Catastrophe

When searching for accurate information on Cuba in the capitalist-controlled media, one is continually confronted with the same experience: almost all so-called reliable news sources–the sources we’ve been taught to trust our whole lives–put a negative spin on socialism and countries building socialism. We hear all the time about “state-controlled media” in communist countries, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.