CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard

Photo: Charlotte Douglas International Airport By Miriam Cordova with contributions from Gabriel Roshan In late October, Charlotte Douglas International Airport held meetings announcing a proposal for additions which include “relocating West Boulevard.” This project, which is sponsored by the City of Charlotte, would displace and uproot families by buying and destroying homes in the area for development. The airport, which is the sixth busiest in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard

CHARLOTTE: G4S Private Security Launches Legal Retaliation Against Brutalized Black Woman

Photo: Jedida “DeeDee” Blaise and her family By Wayne Mitchell and Miriam Cordova Today, October 23, Jedida Blaise is scheduled for a court date on spurious legal charges intended to coerce her to drop her lawsuit against private police entity G4S. Blaise, affectionately known to her friends and family as DeeDee, was viciously brutalized by G4S private security officers on March 9, 2018 while at the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: G4S Private Security Launches Legal Retaliation Against Brutalized Black Woman

CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

Photo: Strikers at GM Service Parts Operations building last week. By Gabriel Roshan At midnight on September 15, a group of auto workers began a picket outside of the General Motors (GM) Service Parts Operations in Charlotte on Westinghouse Blvd. The day before, the contract expired between GM and United Automobile Workers’ (UAW) after 96% of workers authorized a strike demanding a pay increase among … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Distribution Plant Workers Join National Strike

CHARLOTTE: Tenants Go On Offensive Against Landlord with Rent Strike

By Gabriel Roshan For three months, Compass Property Management promised residents of Melrose Place apartments in south Charlotte a meeting to discuss the uncertain future of the complex, but it wasn’t until July 10, once tenants went on a rent strike, that they finally responded to the pressure of the organized tenants. Melrose Place is a majority immigrant (mainly Mexican) and Black apartment complex which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Tenants Go On Offensive Against Landlord with Rent Strike

El Primero de Mayo a través de los Estados Unidos

Editado por Mike Talavera, con contribuciones de Gabriel Roshan, Jennifer Kelly, y Jenna Humphrey Además de las marchas del Primero de Mayo en Austin y Los Ángeles, muchas otras ciudades celebraron el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores el pasado miércoles. Estas marchas y acciones, modestas pero militantes, demuestran una clara ruptura con la izquierda mayoritaria de los Estados Unidos que ha descuidado el Día de … Continue reading El Primero de Mayo a través de los Estados Unidos

CHARLOTTE: City Calls Police on Women Protesters

By Melissa Leigh On June 24, three women were arrested at the Government Center after confronting the City of Charlotte for its role in protecting anti-women protesters of health clinics. That evening city council was voting on the proposed change to the noise ordinance of the city, which was partially intended to restrict the noise level of the anti-women organizers at abortion clinics. The Monday … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: City Calls Police on Women Protesters

CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester

By Silke Garbeck On Monday, friends and family of Aaron Winchester marched in remembrance of his 2008 murder at the hands of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Known to the community as the “March for A,” the event has been put on by his family every year since Winchester’s murder. His mother Bonita led marchers on the route he took as he walked away from the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Annual March Continues Protest Against Police Murder of Aaron Winchester