PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

Photo: Tenants and activists protest outside of slumlord’s home By Margarita Robinson The morning of November 2, tenants and activists rallied outside slumlord Lara Washington’s mansion to confront her about deplorable living conditions and present their demands. The President of the Allegheny County Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO), Lara Washington managed the DeRaud street apartments in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where a fire recently displaced over … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

PITTSBURGH: “Free Théo” Graffiti in Solidarity with Political Prisoner of French State

Photo: Solidarity graffiti with Comrade Théo, political prisoner of the French state, seen in Pittsburgh By Jakob Stein Several displays of solidarity with political prisoner of the French state, Comrade Théo, were seen around Pittsburgh over the past week. Graffiti on a major road that leads into the working-class Garfield neighborhood reads, “Free Théo, Political Prisoner, From PGH to Paris – It’s Right to Rebel!” … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: “Free Théo” Graffiti in Solidarity with Political Prisoner of French State

PITTSBURGH: Tenants Rally in Protest of Apartment Fire Displacement

Photo: Activists and tenants of AHRCO properties staged a rally outside the management office in response to poor living conditions and the company’s lack of action in the wake of a fire at the complex which threatens to displace 70 residents from the neighborhood By Darius Firoozi On Friday, October 4, Tenants of the Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO) and their supporters attended a rally … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Tenants Rally in Protest of Apartment Fire Displacement

PITTSBURGH: New Documents Reveal Mellon Heiress’ Hand in Nativist Movement

Photo: Cordelia Scaife May, billionaire heiress of the Mellon family By Alex Meins Anti-immigrant bigotry is commonly associated with white rural communities, a stereotype that obscures the financiers behind the organizations that propagandize that brand of racism among this population. In a rare exposé on one of these capitalists, the New York Times recently published a report on Cordelia Scaife May, the Pittsburgh-based billionaire heiress … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: New Documents Reveal Mellon Heiress’ Hand in Nativist Movement

PITTSBURGH: Fire Displaces Residents in Path of Gentrification

Photo: The cause of the fire of the apartment complex in the Hill District is still unknown, but residents believe it was due to poor maintenance of the building. By Darius Firoozi The former residents of an apartment complex in the Hill District Area are struggling to find permanent housing after a large fire displaced them last month. The slumlords at Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Company … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Fire Displaces Residents in Path of Gentrification

PITTSBURGH: Workers’ Struggle Begins at Steel Foundry, Supervisor Targeted

Photo: Home of Pierre Heinbaugh after being vandalized by supporters of Pittsburgh steel workers. By Alex Meins (Corrections have been made to this article for better accuracy) The capitalists and management of McConway & Torley Co., the last steel foundry in Pittsburgh, have recently lengthened the workday to inhumane hours, pushing the intensity of the work to a point of barbarity and forcing one worker to … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Workers’ Struggle Begins at Steel Foundry, Supervisor Targeted

PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

Photo: Serve the People-Pittsburgh activists confront Democratic Socialists of America “tenants’ meeting” (where no tenants showed up). By Alex Meins Last Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) failed to carry out their first tenant meeting at Melon Park when several activists with Serve the People-Pittsburgh (STP) confronted them. DSA has recently been flyering in the bourgeois neighborhood of Shadyside in hopes of finding … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants