2020-07-15 12:21:59

Amna Akbar on Canceling Rent, Defunding Police & Where We Go from Here

Democracy Now! looks at another looming crisis for the American public: mass evictions.

More than four months into a pandemic that has left millions unemployed, eviction freezes across the country are ending, even as case numbers rise and states reimpose lockdown measures.

As the Cancel the Rent movement inspires rent strikes and protests nationwide, a coalition of labor unions, workers and racial and social justice groups in 25 states plans to stage a mass walkout this Monday called the “Strike for Black Lives.”

Democracy Now! speaks with Amna Akbar, a law professor at Ohio State University, who wrote about how to respond to all of this in her op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times headlined “The Left Is Remaking the World.”

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