AUSTIN: Defend the Defenders! A Timeline of the Struggle Against Gentrification on Riverside

Photo: Protesters disrupt City Council meeting in opposition to the proposed “Domain on Riverside,” 12 protesters were arrested throughout that day By The Incendiary Editorial Board Last week, Austin city council gave tentative approval to the rezoning application for Project Catalyst, also known as the “Domain on Riverside” project, a massive redevelopment proposal led by developer Presidium Group. The redevelopment plan would raze over a … Continue reading AUSTIN: Defend the Defenders! A Timeline of the Struggle Against Gentrification on Riverside

AUSTIN: Council Gives Initial OK to Domain on Riverside, 13 Arrested

By Walter Villarreal and Mike Talavera On Thursday, Austin city council voted to move forward on the rezoning application for the “Domain on Riverside” project, bringing it a step closer to full approval after facing protests throughout the day. On council orders for “decorum,” 12 protesters, including tenants facing displacement as well as women and oppressed nations Chicanos and Mexicans, were arrested and taken to … Continue reading AUSTIN: Council Gives Initial OK to Domain on Riverside, 13 Arrested

AUSTIN: Landmark Gentrification Case Heads to City Council

Photo: A Rendering of the Domain on Riverside Luxury Development, Next to Graffiti at the Developer’s Offices By David Martinez Today, the rezoning application for the “Domain on Riverside” project will go before City Council for the first time, marking a pivotal point in a yearlong bout between developer Presidium Group and residents of the East Riverside area. Community members have resisted the application’s progress … Continue reading AUSTIN: Landmark Gentrification Case Heads to City Council

AUSTIN: Quad Tenants Post Grievances at Leasing Office

Photo: Residents of the Quad apartment complexes in the Riverside area posted their grievances to the front doors of the leasing office By Ana Rendon Today, large sheets of cardboard with grievances from tenants of the Quad (formerly Ballpark) apartment complexes were found posted on the glass doors of Quad East leasing office, where property management for the East, West, and South complexes are housed. All … Continue reading AUSTIN: Quad Tenants Post Grievances at Leasing Office

AUSTIN: ¡Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense!

Por Gusto Ortiz Incendiaryrecibió esta foto de Austin, TX, dice “Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense, Apoya la Lucha en Brasil” y se acompaña un martillo y una hoz. El presidente fascista, Jair Bolsonaro, volvió a aparecer en los titulares cuando asistió al partido final de la Copa América entre Brasil y Perú, y se encontró con abucheos de la multitud cuando él y … Continue reading AUSTIN: ¡Bajo con Bolsonaro y el Imperialismo Estadounidense!

AUSTIN: Police Execute Another Man with Mental Illness

Photo: Outside the downtown apartment complex after police murdered Mauris Nishanga DeSilvia. By Jennifer Kelly Last Wednesday, Mauris Nishanga DeSilvia, 46, wandered his apartment complex while having a mental health episode, holding a knife to his throat and banging on doors. Residents called the police asking for them to help him. Moments after police arrived, officers opened fire on DeSilvia, murdering him after he took … Continue reading AUSTIN: Police Execute Another Man with Mental Illness

AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests

By Walter Villarreal More than one hundred Puerto Ricans and their supporters gathered with drums, flags, and posters at the south entrance of the Texas Capitol on Wednesday. The music and chanting could be heard blocks away as they called on Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo “Ricky” Rosselló to resign, following leaked chats between him and other government officials. The crowd chanted, “Ricky Renuncia, y lleva … Continue reading AUSTIN: Demonstration Calls for Solidarity with Puerto Rico Protests