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Global Solidarity Audience and panel of 4 people at the RLS NYC office

Building Tenant Power in Berlin, Australia, and New York

Report back from a gathering of organizers and tenant unions representatives from the U.S., Germany and, Australia held at the RLS-NYC office to provide NYC organizers with an international perspective on tenant power.

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Transatlantic Left Voices Collecting signatures for Deutsche Wohnen & Co. enteignen in Berlin. Photo: Max Rabus/DWE

A Blueprint for a Left That Wins

The Berlin referendum to expropriate big landlords shows how to organize majorities Last month’s successful referendum to “expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co.” marks a milestone for the tenants’ movement—in Berlin and beyond. For the first time in German post-war history, a majority voted in favour of socializing large real estate companies to combat displacement and […]

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How Germany Failed Sex Workers

As Germany’s first lockdown came into effect in March, my colleagues and I set up an online event series for and by sex workers. We shared information about the changing state of COVID-19 rules and protection measures; answered questions regarding the law, rights and access to the different governmental support systems; and provided an open […]

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Clothed Until Further Notice: Being a Stripper in the COVID-19 Era

Like so many workers in Germany, strippers were hit hard by the lockdown and continuing government-imposed measures anti-coronavirus. Unlike other forms of sex work, stripping as a service was never explicitly banned, but with strip clubs forced to close, many strippers found themselves out of work for a while. In Berlin, strip clubs were closed […]

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