Archive for Housing Rights

Games Over! Resistance Lives!

Posted in Corporations, Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, Environment, Housing Rights, Indigenous, Police State, Prisoner Support, Revolution with tags , , , on February 27, 2010 by Ⓐb Irato

Celebrating Unity & Solidarity

Sunday FEB 28th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Smithe and Cambie

Followed by celebration at 4:30 pm of 2 weeks of dignity, hope and freedom at Olympic Tent Village. [info below on tent village]

Bring the NOISE! Pots, pans, drums and noisemakers welcome! Join us in a noisy public festival to celebrate our communities and our resistance. Just because the IOC says the games are over doesn’t mean it’s over.

Our struggles for justice as indigenous, migrant, poor, working class and queer communities existed before the olympic and paralympic games and will exist after. The games have also provided a spark that we hope will inspire all effected communities to bind together in our coming struggles to attain justice.

These were not the greenest games – they were the corporate greenwash games. They were not the socially responsible games – homelessness tripled as billions were spent on highways and convention centers for the rich. And these games occurred on un-ceded territories where the indigenous communities continue to be on the front lines defending lands from industrial expansion.

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The Occupation Movement: Take Back The Land Call To Action For Mayday 2010

Posted in Direct Action & Civil Disobedience, General News, Housing Rights, Police State, Revolution with tags , , , , , , on December 4, 2009 by Ⓐb Irato

The USHRN Land and Housing Action Group is calling for a month of direct actions throughout the country, commencing on May Day 2010 (May 1st, 2010) to reclaim our homes and communities from the banks, speculators, and gentrifiers. Join us by organizing actions in your city and region, designed to meet your own local conditions and needs. We also ask everyone who supports this initiative to spread the word and help the campaign reach the critical mass necessary to effect change.

Building a Movement

A severe housing crisis exists in the United States. All across the country, despite courageous struggles against divestment, land speculation and gentrification, public housing communities are being permanently displaced as developments are razed to the ground. Millions of families have been dispossessed of their homes, wrongly evicted and displaced from their communities by the escalating foreclosure crisis. Homelessness is escalating to levels unseen since the 1930’s as a direct result of the various forces of displacement stated above and economic dislocation from increased automation, deindustrialization, and the globalization of production.

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Demolishing Disaster Capitalism

Posted in General News, Housing Rights, Police State with tags , , , , on November 26, 2009 by Ⓐb Irato

(This article is another in our series of articles written for by users of the now closed online community, originally published Fri, 21 Dec 2007)

Resistance against public housing demolitions in New Orleans

If you try to bulldoze our homes, we’re going to fight.
There’s going to be a war in New Orleans.
Sharon Jasper, New Orleans low income housing resident

The Battle of City Hall

On Thursday, protesters and police were battling in the streets outside City Hall in New Orleans after more than 100 activists stormed through the gate. Meanwhile, inside the council chambers, City Council members were voting on whether or not to resume planned demolitions of low-income housing units, despite local and national resistance. Residents say the brick buildings are perfectly habitable, and accuse the city, the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of a program of class warfare and racially motivated gentrification.

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