PITTSBURGH: Bourgeois Mayor and Councilman Forced to Flee Working Class Neighborhood

By James Hass On Saturday, activists with Serve the People – Pittsburgh and community members from the black neighborhoods Lincoln-Lemington and Larimer succeeded in disrupting and shutting down Mayor William Peduto and Councilman Ricky Burgess’s ribbon-cutting event for a much-loathed “spray park” at Lincoln-Lemington’s Paulson Playground. This event, meant to be a public relations victory lap for phony-progressive Mayor Bill Peduto and gentrifier Councilman Ricky … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Bourgeois Mayor and Councilman Forced to Flee Working Class Neighborhood

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

LOS ANGELES: Metro ‘Gentry’ Bikes Vandalized

By Zein Amari. Version en español. Two Metro Bike stations were vandalized near the intersections of Mateo/Industrial Street and Mateo/Willow Street in the redeveloped and ritzy downtown Arts District sometime before Tuesday morning. In front of one of the bike stations, “FUCK METRO! FUCK HIPSTERS!” was written in red paint. Metro, the transportation monopoly of Los Angeles County, is resented by the masses of Los … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Metro ‘Gentry’ Bikes Vandalized

LOS ANGELES: Activists ‘lucha libre’-style cultural performance against gentrification

By Kike Ruido Using the popular Mexican culture of Lucha Libre, activists and political artists this past Sunday turned a section of Elysian Park into a wrestling match between the forces of gentrification and the revolutionaries who fight against it. The event, which was Livestreamed, was dubbed, “La Ultima Caida,” (The Last Fall). It was put together by the progressive artists of BASURA. “La Ultima … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Activists ‘lucha libre’-style cultural performance against gentrification

Austin: Personal de la ciudad llama a la policía para reprimir activistas anti-gentrificación en una reunión pública, varios manifestantes detenidos

Por Mike Talavera El miércoles por la noche, la ciudad de Austin se reveló como un enemigo del pueblo cuando el personal de la ciudad, de inmediato, llamó a la policía en respuesta a los miembros de la comunidad de Riverside, liderados por la organización revolucionaria Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende El Barrio (DOH), que asistieron a una reunión de la ciudad para protestar el … Continue reading Austin: Personal de la ciudad llama a la policía para reprimir activistas anti-gentrificación en una reunión pública, varios manifestantes detenidos

LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase

By Matt Handocerdos This Monday, tenants of two apartment buildings in South Central Los Angeles and masked militants confronted the property manager as he was picking up the rent. The working-class tenants of 845 and 812 E. 28th St, known as the Griffith Apartments, have organized into the 28th Street Barrio Committee under the leadership of the mass organization Serve the People – Los Angeles … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase

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