Activists and Community Members gather to commemorate the gravesites of Black slaves and celebrate Black rebellion By Destinee Fuerte On February 1, members of revolutionary organization Serve the People (STP) and the community came together to honor the slaves buried in unmarked graves in front of the gentrified Silos apartments in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte. Attendees gathered around a community-made sign marking the … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Community Commemorates Black Rebellion at Unmarked Slave Graves
Mostly Black, poor and working class residents line up in the cold to apply for affordable housing at ‘The Mezzanine’ By Gabriel Roshan On January 27, an estimated 1,000 people waited in line in the cold rain to apply for 129 housing units marketed as affordable on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. The “Mezzanine at Freedom” apartments have been under construction for the last two … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing
By Mike Talavera On the evening of January 10, in the wealthy Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, a banner reading “Combat & Resist US imperialism” was dropped on the awning over the front door of a Armed Forces Career Center. This was done alongside flyers which read “Death to US imperialism, Military Recruiters Out of Working Class Communities, No War on Iran” which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Anti-Imperialist Banner, Posters Seen at US Military Center
Photo: Protesters rally at a major intersection in Charlotte, North Carolina against US aggression toward Iran By Miriam Cordova On Thursday, dozens of people in Charlotte held an anti-war demonstration, with one anti-imperialist protester being brutally arrested and charged with a noise ordinance violation for leading chants on a megaphone. As the protest increased in militant energy, police attempts to stop or confine the event … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Protesters Resist Police Attempt to Stop Anti-War Demonstration, One Arrested
Photo: Incendiary supporters agitate and distribute print issues in Austin (left), Los Angeles (Center), and Charlotte (Right). By Mike Talavera In the past few months, Incendiary support committees have sprung up around the country to distribute print issues and agitate around the stories of the day with revolutionary slogans. Through a combination of soapboxing, one-on-one conversations, and group discussions, these supporters have expounded on published … Continue reading Incendiary Supporters Distribute Print Issues, Agitate for Revolution
By Laura Byron Last week, a poster appeared on Charlotte’s westside calling for the release of Indian political prisoner GN Saibaba. The poster read, “Freedom for GN Saibaba, Shining Hero of the People’s War in India, Revolution is not a crime!” The call follows a similar display seen in Los Angeles, California in weeks prior calling for freedom for all political prisoners and identifying Saibaba … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Freedom for GN Saibaba!
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