Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 01:04
Gentrification is a process where a working class, low-income neighborhood is colonized by the affluent and transformed into a bourgeois area. The 'embourgeosification' of a formerly proletarian quarter often begins when authentically impoverished low-income artists and bohemians move in. Minimum-toil-culture types are drawn to a low-income area by cheap rents, and are also often animated by an authentic antipathy for the larger homogenous corporatized society around us.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:19
On Friday, January 10, police attacked a march of 3000 people protesting a gentrifying construction project in the working class neighborhood of Gamonal, Burgos. In response, people began rioting, building barricades, destroying construction equipment, attacking banks and police.
Rioting continued the following day after a protest of 1,500 in solidarity with the first day's arrestees.
On Sunday the 12th, 3000 people took to the streets again demanding the release of the over 40 people arrested by police so far.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/05/2014 - 15:23
On January 1, an anti-gentrification rally took to the streets of the Mission District to protest gentrification. The rally chanted anti-capitalist slogans and carried banners praising the Zapatistas. Much of the demonstration was aimed against increased police presence, as well as rising evictions, which many see as resulting from tech industry employees who are increasingly taking over traditionally poorer neighborhoods populated by people of color.
One of the most interesting strategy of the anti-gentrification movement in San Francisco has been the blockading of Google’s private busses from taking employees out to their jobs in suburban campuses.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:40
12.12.13 - A personal account of direct defense of people's homes on the Albany Bulb on December 10th. This action comes shortly after Bulb defenders built rock barricades to halt police from entering the Bulb (see previous FireWorks feature), a squatter community and autonomous space known for its art and sculptures made out of the former landfill. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, residents and supporters organized a 'Festival of Resistance' at the Bulb which included workshops, film showings on land struggles and battles against gentrification, and art and history tours. The City of Albany has recently attempted to push Bulb residents into a 'transitional shelter,' which is made up of gender segregated jail-like bunk beds. Few have taken the city's offer and many remain committed to staying in their homes of many years.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 01:02
By the end of the 20th century the Mission District was one of the last working class neighborhoods in San Francisco. From the 1840's onward the Mission had been a low-income prole quarter; the people with money always wanted to live on the hills. The neighborhood was predominantly Irish until the early 1960's, it became a mostly Latino and Spanish-speaking area after that, and the wars in Central America in the 1980's led many people to relocate to the Mission from El Salvador and Nicaragua. The Mission is a flat basin surrounded by hills on three sides, and San Francisco's unique weather system of microclimates makes it the warmest and sunniest part of town; the sky is often blue here when the rest of SF is under the fog.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 18:34
In the early morning hours, paint bombs sailed into a camera tower protecting the gentrification condos on 36th and Adeline St. in Oakland, CA. Pink paint splattered onto the instruments of surveillance, and the bandits left a cryptic tag before disappearing into the night.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 20:36
The Background on the Dirt
“I’d buy that for a dollar!”
-amerikan folk saying
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 14:15
On August 24th a militant smashed the windows of an OCF reality office/coffe shop, located in Point Breeze, South Philadelphia. The action was in protest of the OCF reality company, which is a major gentrifier in the black working class neighborhood of Point Breeze.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 15:36
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 13:20