CHARLOTTE: Architect Offices Vandalized Amidst Anti-Gentrification Struggle

By Gabriel Roshan Gentrifying architecture firm Shook-Kelley’s (SK) windows were tagged with “Terry Shook watch your back” last week. Shook-Kelley is a self-described “renegade” architecture firm founded in 1992, with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Los Angeles, California. Founded by Terry Shook and Kevin Kelley, their philosophy on design is embodied in the slogan “we convene.” In LA, Shook-Kelley renovated and did brand marketing … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Architect Offices Vandalized Amidst Anti-Gentrification Struggle

AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Organizers and Community Win First Round of Fight Against Arts District

By Ed Dalton January 1, 2019 was supposed to mark the opening of Presidium Group’s Riverside Arts District, located in the heart of the working class neighborhood of Riverside in central east Austin. Thanks to the poor planning of developers and the resistance of community members alongside local anti-gentrification organizers, the district’s opening has been delayed six months or more. The Presidium Group developers and their … Continue reading AUSTIN: Anti-Gentrification Organizers and Community Win First Round of Fight Against Arts District

PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting

By Alex Meins A Pennsylvania grand jury released findings last month accusing the Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president Robert Swartzwelder of deliberately obstructing or “interfering with” investigations into multiple “officer involved shootings” in the city, specifically the police murder of a black man in his own home in the neighborhood of Larimer and the non-fatal shooting of a man allegedly carrying a … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Grand Jury Report Condemns Fraternal Order of Police Head For Obstructing Investigations into Police Murder and Shooting

CHARLOTTE: Dispatch from Brookhill Anti-Gentrification Struggle

By Gabriel Roshan Serve the People-Charlotte (STP-C) has been struggling to stop the demolition of Brookhill Village since May 2018. The fight has continued on into the winter months where the conversation around housing has begun to heat up in Charlotte. As with all conversations initiated by the bourgeois media and nonprofits, they have remained just that—conversations. STP-C has brought the issue of displacement to … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Dispatch from Brookhill Anti-Gentrification Struggle

AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

By Mike Talavera Last Saturday, picketers descended on the opening event of the Riverside Arts District in southeast Austin, Texas, causing a disruption that culminated in a brawl with one protester being arrested. The big tent art exhibition hosted by nonprofits Almost Real Things and Pump Project was held across the street from the Ballpark, Quad, and Town Lake apartments currently under threat of being … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifier Instigates Fight with Arts District Picketers, Cops Arrest Protester

AUSTIN: Gentrifying Business Stickered on Three Year Anniversary of Crossing Community Boycott

By Dmitri Sans On Saturday during a community picket of gentrifying business Blue Cat Cafe in East Austin, masked protesters covered the windows of the storefront and adjacent food truck with stickers that read “Love Cats / Hate Nazis / Boycott Blue Cat Cafe.” The protest was called to condemn the cafe’s three year anniversary and its decision to cross the community boycott of F&F … Continue reading AUSTIN: Gentrifying Business Stickered on Three Year Anniversary of Crossing Community Boycott

Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement

By Ulrike Salazar UPDATE: At approximately 1 p.m. yesterday, Yudis Leonel Cruz was confirmed as being safe at home. Supporters are still investigating matters. It is unknown at the moment if he was apprehended or arrested and then released. What is known, however, is that witnesses saw California Highway Patrol officers single out Leonel as a militant leader. Witnesses last saw Leonel running away with … Continue reading Revolutionary street vendor disappeared after facing off with law enforcement