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Tenants Fight Back Against Displacement

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As the rich grab up every piece of land they can on Chicago’s South side, thousands of low-income people are being pushed out of the neighborhoods they call home. Powerful institutions like the University of Chicago and its local partner The Woodlawn Organization are colluding with Mayor Daley to subject neighborhoods like Woodlawn to a feeding frenzy by greedy developers - a nightmare for families who can no longer afford skyrocketing rents and property taxes.

But as the tenants of the Kimbark Tenants Association are showing, you don't have to just pack up - you can fight back.
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