BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

Photo: Residents of the Rio das Pedras favelas block the street leading into their neighborhood with burning barricades By Thomas Lambert On the morning of March 10 in west Rio de Janeiro, residents of the Rio das Pedras favela barricaded streets and fought police in defense of their homes and businesses. Just five days earlier, the city government instituted a “Zero Tolerance” program, which targets … Continue reading BRAZIL: Favela Residents Fight Police to Resist Displacement

AUSTIN: Jumpolin Party Shop Announces Closure of Storefront, Issues Call to Resist Gentrification

Photo: Current Jumpolin Piñata Store location at 2605 E Cesar Chavez in East Austin. By Mike Talavera The Jumpolin Piñata Store, a staple of the East Austin community for over 10 years, announced the closure of its storefront this morning. The statement posted to social media was signed by the owners, the Lejarazu family, and unapologetically blamed gentrification for the store’s demise. Despite the sad … Continue reading AUSTIN: Jumpolin Party Shop Announces Closure of Storefront, Issues Call to Resist Gentrification