Readings & Research

Tenant Organizing

Stephen Burghardt, “Tenants and the Urban Housing Crisis

Seattle Solidarity Network, “Build Your Own Solidarity Network

Understanding the Housing Market, “The Housing Monster” (PDF)

Urban Strategies Council, “Who Owns Your Neighborhood?

Gentrification of West Oakland:

Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD, “Gentrification: No Resting Place

Jason Zimmerman PhD, “The First Cycle of Gentrification in West Oakland

(A PhD thesis from UC Berkeley on gentrification in West Oakland between 1998-2008.)

City of Oakland, “Chapter 9 of West Oakland Specific Plan: Affordable Housing, Equitable Economic Development, and Community Health

Labor Organizing and Wage Theft

Immanuel Ness, “New Forms of Worker Organization

Gentrification and Policing

Al Jazeera, “Ferguson: Gentrification and Its Discontents

History of Oakland:

Robert Self, “American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Post War Oakland

Chris Rhomberg, “No There There: Race, Class and Political Community in Oakland

Allyship, Solidarity and Critiques of White Ally Politics:

Andrea Smith, “The Problem with Privilege

Collected Authors, “Revolutionary Solidarity

Judith Butler, “What’s Wrong With All Lives Matter?”

Bay of Rage, “Oakland is Burning

Organizational Dynamics

Jo Freeman, “The Tyranny of Structurelessness

Tema Okun, “White Supremacy Culture

Courtney Desiree Morris, “Why Misogynists Make Great Informants

Organizing Approaches

Francis Fox Piven and Richard Cloward, “Poor People’s Movements

Charles M. Payne, “I’ve Got the Light of Freedom

Mapping and Data

General City Data on Oakland

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Yahoo Real Estate Information for Oakland

Oakland Neighborhood Maps

Alternative Neighborhood Map