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

AUSTIN: Developers, City Want To Extend Lakeshore Blvd Through Parkland for Luxury Development

By David Martinez The City of Austin Parks Department is reviewing a proposal by the Presidium Group developers to extend Lakeshore Blvd through Roy G. Guerrero Park in order to service their massive 97-acre luxury development, referred to as “Project Catalyst” but popularly known as the “Domain on Riverside.” Parks staff brought up the review of the road extension proposal at a February 26 planning … Continue reading AUSTIN: Developers, City Want To Extend Lakeshore Blvd Through Parkland for Luxury Development

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