AUSTIN: Planning Commission Recommends Domain On Riverside Amid Protests

By Jamie Haynes The Austin City Council chambers were filled Tuesday night for the planning commission’s “public” meeting; in addition to community advocates and lawyers in expensive suits, supporters of revolutionary organization Defend Our Hoodz (DOH) made their presence known. As the meeting began, four community members unfurled color posters featuring: Michael Wheelan (Presidium Group lawyer), Fayez Kazi (Planning Commission Chair and founder of Civiltude), … Continue reading AUSTIN: Planning Commission Recommends Domain On Riverside Amid Protests

LOS ANGELES: No Charges Filed for the May Day 24

By Zein Amari On Thursday, activists and revolutionaries who were arrested at the militant May Day march in Boyle Heights – known as the May Day 24 – appeared for their arraignment. Initially, all were charged with rioting, yet no charges ended up being filed with the court. According to some members of the May Day 24, the police may be trying to build up … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: No Charges Filed for the May Day 24

LOS ANGELES: Activists ‘lucha libre’-style cultural performance against gentrification

By Kike Ruido Using the popular Mexican culture of Lucha Libre, activists and political artists this past Sunday turned a section of Elysian Park into a wrestling match between the forces of gentrification and the revolutionaries who fight against it. The event, which was Livestreamed, was dubbed, “La Ultima Caida,” (The Last Fall). It was put together by the progressive artists of BASURA. “La Ultima … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Activists ‘lucha libre’-style cultural performance against gentrification

Austin: Personal de la ciudad llama a la policía para reprimir activistas anti-gentrificación en una reunión pública, varios manifestantes detenidos

Por Mike Talavera El miércoles por la noche, la ciudad de Austin se reveló como un enemigo del pueblo cuando el personal de la ciudad, de inmediato, llamó a la policía en respuesta a los miembros de la comunidad de Riverside, liderados por la organización revolucionaria Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende El Barrio (DOH), que asistieron a una reunión de la ciudad para protestar el … Continue reading Austin: Personal de la ciudad llama a la policía para reprimir activistas anti-gentrificación en una reunión pública, varios manifestantes detenidos

AUSTIN: City Staff Calls Police to Repress Anti-Gentrification Activists at Public Meeting, Several Arrested

By Mike Talavera The City of Austin exposed itself as an enemy of the people on Wednesday night when city staff called the police immediately in response to Riverside community members led by revolutionary organization Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende El Barrio (DOH) showing up to a city meeting to protest the latest move by developers to gentrify the East Riverside area. Seven protesters were … Continue reading AUSTIN: City Staff Calls Police to Repress Anti-Gentrification Activists at Public Meeting, Several Arrested