On the night of May 3 a few surveillance cameras were taken down from the unfinished developments they were attached to in the Mantua neighborhood, just north of University City in Philadelphia. Removing plastic cylindrical cameras is not hard, grabbing and pulling down or using a long stick is enough to knock one down quickly.
The flatirons anarchist alliance began distributing its first zine in the flatirons of colorado. We made drops and hand outs to people who were currently working. You can download at http://we.riseup.net/flatironsanarchistalliancebc
On Tuesday night survey stakes were pulled up at a proposed townhouse development off N. Williams Ave in North Portland. This is an small act of solidarity with the uprising in Baltimore carried out in an effort to highlight the relationship between gentrification and the perpetuation of white supremacy, police repression, and displacement. The dispossessed of Baltimore are not alone in their desire to strike out against a society that is intolerable.
We noticed an OCF Realty car parked in a gentrifying neighborhood in West Philadelphia. OCF Realty is actively furthering gentrification in multiple neighborhoods and has been the target of anti-gentrification actions in the past.
We went out one night last week and slashed two of the car's tires. This took under two minutes.
The issue of EastWest includes an interview with Linda Grant about the ongoing takeover of a vacant plot of land and the creation of Afrikatown, mega-developer Phil Tagami's battle against native Bay Area Dante Cano, a local news round-up, and new developments in downtown Oakland gentrification.