LOS ANGELES: Former City Councilman Arrested on Corruption Charges

Photo: Former Los Angeles District 12 Council Member Mitchell Englander By Ulrike Salazar On Monday, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander. The arrest comes over a year after federal agents raided the city office and home of conniving City Councilman José Huizar as part of an ongoing federal investigation into political corruption. Englander, former Council … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Former City Councilman Arrested on Corruption Charges

AUSTIN: Flash Demo at Developer’s House Breaks Windows, Security Cameras

Video Still: Protesters on the front porch of developer Gian Michael Piano’s home in Central Austin By Jakob Stein On Tuesday night, a group of community members and activists conducted a flash demonstration at the home of Gian Michael Piano, a manager with Presidium Group, the developer seeking to build the massive ‘Domain on Riverside’ luxury project in East Austin. The group of masked protesters … Continue reading AUSTIN: Flash Demo at Developer’s House Breaks Windows, Security Cameras

LOS ANGELES: DSA-Backed Candidate Hosts Event at Boycotted Gentrifier Cafe

PHOTO: Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla’s promotion of her outreach event at the boycotted Weird Wave Coffee Brewers By Felipe Vera On February 8 and 9, the Our Revolution political action committee (PAC) hosted an outreach event to promote the campaign of Frances Yasmeen Motiwalla at the gentrifying café, Weird Wave Coffee Brewers, in the working class Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Since its opening in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: DSA-Backed Candidate Hosts Event at Boycotted Gentrifier Cafe

AUSTIN: Graffiti Targets “Domain On Riverside” Developer’s House

By Mike Talavera Incendiary received the following pictures from Austin, Texas of graffiti reading, “No Domain on Riverside” at the vandalized house of Gian Michael Piano, a developer with Presidium Group, the main company behind the notorious “Domain on Riverside” gentrifying project in southeast Austin which was approved by city council last October. Resistance against the project, which has yet to begin construction, has distinguished … Continue reading AUSTIN: Graffiti Targets “Domain On Riverside” Developer’s House

HOUSTON: Protesters Disrupt Developers’ Secret Meeting

PHOTO: Anti-gentrification activists intervene at a secret meeting held by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership By Jennifer Kelly Last Thursday night, activists in Houston disrupted a secret event organized by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) at the Felix Fraga campus of the Houston Community College (HCC) in East End. The event, which BBP kept secret and did not openly promote, was billed as a ‘public community … Continue reading HOUSTON: Protesters Disrupt Developers’ Secret Meeting

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

OAKLAND: Militarized, Pre-Dawn Police Operation Evicts Black Mothers Occupying Investor Property

Photo: Oakland Police Department operation to evict Moms 4 Housing from investor-owned property (From Moms 4 Housing Instagram) By Sandra Harris Before dawn on Tuesday, Oakland police evicted and arrested two women associated with the group Moms 4 Housing along with two supporters. The group was formed in November after two mothers and their children moved into a vacant house in West Oakland owned by … Continue reading OAKLAND: Militarized, Pre-Dawn Police Operation Evicts Black Mothers Occupying Investor Property

LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Protest at Slumlords House

Photo: Activists and Tenants protest outside the home of slumlord Charles Quarles By Felipe Vera On January 12, Tenants and activists from Serve the People-Los Angeles’ 28th St. Barrio Committee held a demonstration in front of the slumlord Charles Quarles’ home. Right before Christmas on December 23, the tenants of the 28th St. Barrio Committee received a “pay or quit notice,” demanding that they pay … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Protest at Slumlords House

OXNARD: Southern California Activists Host Anti-Gentrification Event

Photo: Attendees listen to a presentation on the revolutionary movement against gentrification By Felipe Vera On January 4, the Los Angeles Incendiary Support Committee and Oxnard Revolutionary Study Group (OxRevStudy) held an anti-gentrification event in Oxnard, California. They also hosted a speaker from Defend Boyle Heights (DBH), a revolutionary anti-gentrification organization based in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Nearly all the seats were … Continue reading OXNARD: Southern California Activists Host Anti-Gentrification Event

LOS ANGELES: Fundraiser for Tenants Resisting Displacement Receives Strong Community Support

Photo: Activists and community members rally around tenants facing eviction with sidewalk fundraiser By Audrey Hellenbrecht Last Saturday, a sidewalk lunch fundraiser was held in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles to provide support for two working-class, immigrant tenants in an effort to alleviate their medical and utility bills as they struggle against the property management company trying to evict them. Carlos and Lourde’s struggle has received … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Fundraiser for Tenants Resisting Displacement Receives Strong Community Support