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

OXNARD: Property Manager Threatens to Call ICE, Tenants Hold Strong

Photo: A community barbecue in January held to organize tenants fighting against SandPiper Property Management By Serran Soledad In the past month, tenants at the Casa Valencia Apartments in North Oxnard have seen gains in coming together against owner harassment and their poor living conditions. The slumlord management has retaliated against these efforts, in one instance threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on … Continue reading OXNARD: Property Manager Threatens to Call ICE, Tenants Hold Strong

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

AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Show Solidarity With Evicted Tenants Around the Country

Austin organizers from Defend Our Hoodz and Popular Women’s Movement show solidarity with tenants movements in California and Florida. By Thomas Lambert On Saturday, revolutionary organizations Popular Women’s Movement – Movimiento Femenino Popular (PWM-MFP) and Defend Our Hoodz (DOH) rallied to raise funds and show support for organized tenants around the country who have recently been evicted by militarized police actions. In January, Moms 4 … Continue reading AUSTIN: Revolutionaries Show Solidarity With Evicted Tenants Around the Country

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

PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families

Photo: Palm Beach Tenants Union rallies against poor conditions in Stonybrook Apartments By Ben Robinson On January 16, four families in Palm Beach County were violently evicted by police from Stonybrook Apartments after two years of resistance against their slumlord Frank Sinito, under the name Millennia Housing. All of the evicted families were members of the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, including the family of … Continue reading PALM BEACH: Police Brutally Evict Stonybrook Tenant Organizers and Families

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

PITTSBURGH: Tenants Rally in Protest of Apartment Fire Displacement

Photo: Activists and tenants of AHRCO properties staged a rally outside the management office in response to poor living conditions and the company’s lack of action in the wake of a fire at the complex which threatens to displace 70 residents from the neighborhood By Darius Firoozi On Friday, October 4, Tenants of the Allegheny Housing Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO) and their supporters attended a rally … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Tenants Rally in Protest of Apartment Fire 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