David Rovics

David Rovics is a songwriter, podcaster, and part of Portland Emergency Eviction Response.  Go to artistsforrentcontrol.org to sign up to receive text notifications, so you can be part of this effort.  Another Portland is possible.  

Great Replacements

When the Shooting Ended

Free Speech, Expensive Speech, Censorship, Social Media Algorithms, and Anarcho-Puritanism

Anatomy of a Cancellation

Biden’s Brinksmanship

Neil Young, Joe Rogan, and a Swedish Billionaire

The State of the World (and a Few Predictions)

Movement Music After the Movement Fades: Reflections on Phil Ochs

Desmond Tutu Opposed Capitalism, Israeli Apartheid and US/UK Imperialism, Too

Busking in the Metaverse

Killing the Messenger

The Politics of Moral Outrage

Tigard, Oregon: Ground Zero in the Fight for Affordable Housing

Refugee Ancestors

The Far Left and the Far Right Actually Have a Lot in Common

Remembering the Battle of Blair Mountain

Confessions of an Ecumenical Leftist

The Campaign Against Me

The Coming Crash

The Death of Aziz Choudry

The Third Intifada: a Backgrounder

Cancel Culture Conundrums

“They’re Dirty!” Standing Up at Kelly Butte

The Sweeps Stop Here?

Fixing the Stream, Shaking Up Spotify

The Housing Crisis: One Year After Lockdown

Heeding Germany

Resistance Songs: Remembering Anne Feeney

November 17th, 1973 and the Legacy of State Terror

Platforming Fascists

Questions n the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch

An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (CC: ANTIFA)

When the Landlords Say, “Fuck You”

Why We Say: Don’t Pay the Rent!

How NPR Divides and Conquers

To the Barricades: The Red House and the Future of Eviction Defense

Open Letter to My Landlord: The Word of the Month is “Renegotiation”

Letter to My Landlord: November Rent (or Lack Thereof)

The Next Steps in Eviction Defense

Diary of a Smoke Refugee

Eviction Abolition: the Time is Now

Escalation in Portland

Pandemic Panhandling

Tear Gas Ted Has a Tantrum in Portland

Open Letter to My Landlord #5

What’s Going on in Portland

Dominating Cities and Dominating the Narrative

Who’s Trashing Downtown Every Night and Why?

A Note from the Ministry of Staple Guns

Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants and “Mom-and-Pop Landlords”