AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Activists Return $50 Donation to Sellout Non-Profit in Pennies

By David Martinez Last Friday afternoon, residents of the East Riverside neighborhood of Austin visited the offices of arts non-profit Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) and dumped $50 worth of pennies in an act of protest against the Riverside Arts District and John Riedie, the CEO of the non-profit. The community members included tenants of apartments facing redevelopment and supporters of revolutionary organizations Defend Our Hoodz … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Activists Return $50 Donation to Sellout Non-Profit in Pennies

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