Rebel Steps
Rebel Steps
May 11, 2020
Rent Strike 2: Next Steps
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This episode explores what’s happening on the front lines of some rent strikes and looks toward next steps and strategy, from connecting local tenant unions to building a larger movement. Featuring interviews with 3 organizers in New York: Ali Jaffery, Charlie Dulik, and Nicolás Vargas.

RebelSteps is a member of the Channel Zero Network. Channel Zero Network podcasts have put out more content on the rent strikes. Check out It’s Going Down’s This Is America #115: Brooklyn Tenants On Rent Strike Talk May 1st for more from New York. Listen to Dissident Island Radio’s coverage of the London Rent Strikes here. Head over to for more content!

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Thank you to Tutlie and Ellen Siberian Tiger who gifted us music for this episode.

Special thanks to WNYC’s archives for the radio audio from “Unemployment relief program; Musical Pastels trio; Nita Novi, accordion; Clara D'Angelo, soprano.” This audio was from a fundraising program that aired December 2, 1931, less than 2 months before the 1932 rent strikes began.

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