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

CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing

Mostly Black, poor and working class residents line up in the cold to apply for affordable housing at ‘The Mezzanine’ By Gabriel Roshan On January 27, an estimated 1,000 people waited in line in the cold rain to apply for 129 housing units marketed as affordable on Freedom Drive in West Charlotte. The “Mezzanine at Freedom” apartments have been under construction for the last two … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: 1000 People Line Up to Compete for 129 Units of Lower Priced Housing

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

PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

Photo: Tenants and activists protest outside of slumlord’s home By Margarita Robinson The morning of November 2, tenants and activists rallied outside slumlord Lara Washington’s mansion to confront her about deplorable living conditions and present their demands. The President of the Allegheny County Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO), Lara Washington managed the DeRaud street apartments in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where a fire recently displaced over … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

Photo: Serve the People-Pittsburgh activists confront Democratic Socialists of America “tenants’ meeting” (where no tenants showed up). By Alex Meins Last Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) failed to carry out their first tenant meeting at Melon Park when several activists with Serve the People-Pittsburgh (STP) confronted them. DSA has recently been flyering in the bourgeois neighborhood of Shadyside in hopes of finding … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

PITTSBURGH: Developer Keith Key’s Rental Office Hit with Propaganda

By Alex Meins Propaganda outlining the crimes of developer Keith Key appeared early Friday morning at Key’s rental office in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Posters plastered across the window of the office called on Key to stop retaliatory evictions and labelled him an exploiter of his own people, a fake progressive, and a friend to gentrifiers. Two hammer and sickles were painted in red … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Developer Keith Key’s Rental Office Hit with Propaganda