Boston Events in early November
Thanks to all who came out to talk about The Housing Monster with us last month! There's a ton going on in the Boston area this month. Here's a few actions and events you could find Common Struggle at in November.
We will be joining a protest demanding that Alpha Management stop evictions and negotiate a fair rent with the Malden Tenants United(MTU), a tenants union that came together after they started getting rent increase notices from their new landlord.
Build Power! Foreclosure Outreach Action
Saturday, November 3rd
Location TBA (Malden, MA)
Sponsored by the North Side Bank Tenants Association. Help build the resistance to foreclosure and evictions. Going directly to foreclosed homes to connect with residents, advise them of their rights and invite them to join the movement.
Join Common Struggle in Boston for to study and build together around the Housing Monster, a new book from prole.info.
This will be our second session. We will be discussing the second half of the book, including the following sections:
- The Housing Market and the Labor Market
- Ownership and Class
- A Woman’s Place
- Community and Commodity
- Notes on the Class Struggle
- Collective Living
- The Unions
- Rent Control and State Housing
- The Second World
- Getting Rid of Monsters
A PDF is available at http://prole.info/
To get a copy in person, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also mailorder from PM Press here: https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=435
The Housing Monster takes one seemingly simple everyday thing—a house—and looks at the social relations that surround and determine it. Starting with the construction site and the physical building of houses, the book slowly builds and links more and more issues together: from gentrification and city politics to gender roles and identity politics, from subcontracting and speculation to union contracts and negotiation, from intensely personal thoughts and interactions to large-scale political and economic forces. What starts as a look at housing questions, broadens into a critique of capitalism as a whole.
Boston Anarchist Book Fair Opening Show
Friday, November 9th
School of the Museum of Fine Arts (The Atrium), 230 Fenway, Boston MA
Common Struggle will be tabling at this show. Come grab some books, zines, or the newest issue of Freedom/Libertad, just come to say what's up, and check out the music.
Spider Cider (acoustic jazz/ hip hop)
Evan Greer (folk)
Not4Prophet and Adan X of the X-Vandals (hip hop)
Jake & the Infernal Machine (folk and punk)
Far More Than 40! (Rage Against the Machine cover band) http://boston.indymedia.org/feature/display/213874
Patrick O'Meara (folk songs)
Stop by our table, and check out these workshops Common Struggle members are participating in:
- Counterculture/Counterpower: The role of culture in revolutionary movements
- Nine Years of Anarchist Agitation: The History of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement (2001-2010) and Other Essays (New book by Jake Carman)