AUSTIN: Top Developer For The Domain On Riverside Exposed As Serial Scam Artist

By Dylan Dissenso Many artists and city officials in Austin know David Wallace as developer Presidium Group’s charismatic spokesperson for the Riverside Arts District, but people in the state of Missouri and in other cities in Texas know Wallace as a con artist and a fraud. The seemingly well-mannered Presidium executive has done his best to hide his checkered past from the Austin public, but … Continue reading AUSTIN: Top Developer For The Domain On Riverside Exposed As Serial Scam Artist

CHARLOTTE: Activists Disrupt Habitat for Humanity

By Gabriel Roshan On March 12, a group of activists disrupted a Habitat for Humanity symposium on “Affordable Housing” featuring Marc Lamont Hill with a banner that read “Habitat Gentrifies!” They rushed the stage chanting “Habitat gentrifies, don’t believe the bankers lies!” A speech was read until eight security guards came to escort the three off the stage. Hill is a professor, journalist, and career … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Activists Disrupt Habitat for Humanity

AUSTIN: El proyecto de gentrificación en East Riverside para un centro comercial de lujo está retrasado indefinidamente otra vez

Por Ed Dalton El martes Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende el Barrio – Austin (DOH – DB) interrumpió una junta de planificación urbana en donde la Comisión de Planificación votó 7 – 3 por la postergación indefinida, por la segunda vez consecutiva, de consideraciones para los planes de gentrificación del Project Catalyst en East Riverside, debido principalmente a la presión constante de activistas. Por causa … Continue reading AUSTIN: El proyecto de gentrificación en East Riverside para un centro comercial de lujo está retrasado indefinidamente otra vez

CHARLOTTE: Revolutionaries Initiate Boycott of Gentrifying Business

By Gabriel Roshan This month, revolutionary mass organization Serve the People–Charlotte (STP-C) led two actions against gentrifying business Allegra Printing and Marketing. On February 12, a boycott of Allegra was announced to the masses in Brookhill and on February 22 STP-C presented a list of demands to Matt Kinser, the president of Allegra Southend. The momentum of the boycott culminated in militant action being taken … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Revolutionaries Initiate Boycott of Gentrifying Business

AUSTIN: East Riverside Gentrification Project for Luxury Shopping Center Indefinitely Postponed Again

By Ed Dalton Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende el Bario – Austin (DOH) disrupted Tuesday’s city planning meeting where the Planning Commission voted 7-3 to indefinitely postpone consideration for Project Catalyst’s gentrification plans in East Riverside for a second time in a row, due mainly to consistent activist pressure. Planning Commission Chair James Shieh had to call a recess and plead for security to remove … Continue reading AUSTIN: East Riverside Gentrification Project for Luxury Shopping Center Indefinitely Postponed Again

AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz Lleva a Cabo un Funeral para el Blue Cat Café

Por Lisa Edison Ayer un contingente de miembros de la comunidad y revolucionarios encabezados por Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende el Barrio – Austin (DOH – DB) marcharon al sitio, actualmente abandonado, del negocio gentrificador que se llamaba Blue Cat Café. La marcha fue un cortejo fúnebre festivo para conmemorar el fin del infame negocio con la deshonra que ello mereció. Hace cuatro años este … Continue reading AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz Lleva a Cabo un Funeral para el Blue Cat Café

AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz holds a funeral for Blue Cat Cafe

By Lisa Edison Yesterday, a contingent of community members and revolutionaries led by Defend Our Hoodz – Defiende el Barrio – Austin (DOH) marched to the site of the now-abandoned gentrifying Blue Cat Café. The march was a celebratory funeral procession to commemorate the end of the infamous business with the dishonor it deserved. Four years ago this month, property owners F&F Real Estate Ventures … Continue reading AUSTIN: Defend Our Hoodz holds a funeral for Blue Cat Cafe