TOPIC: Anti-Gentrification Attack

Fires Of Revolt

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02.08.16 - The Super Bowl may have come and gone in the Bay Area, but the accompanying extensions of the state security apparatus are here to stay. While many activists are praising Beyonce's dancers for holding a paper sign with the words "Justice for Mario Woods" off stage at the game, it's hard to be excited about such a shallow proclamation of solidarity (only marginally less shallow than Beyonce's new music video which has been a hot topic amongst activists as well). Read…

Condo Attack in San Francisco

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11.12.15 - This is an escalation from a sentiment of resistance to gentrification to a direct attack against it. We join the vandals of fastagent signs, Google Bus blockades, the Midtown Apartments rent strike, and other clandestine offensives with a window smashing attack on condos in the Mission. as we expected, SF's election season was a charade of democracy. It only showed that while the developer/colonizers feast on our City, not even the crumbs could be saved through legal means. We fight because the issue of our homes and survival is not up to a vote by anyone. survival and resistance are only there for the taking. All that is necessary is the will and the act. Read…

Food Not Bombs Cofounder Arrested in Santa Cruz for Spray Painting

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08.29.15 - On Tuesday, August 25, the founder of Food Not Bombs, Keith McHenry, was arrested and charged with a felony along with local hero, Abbi Samuels, for spraypainting markings on the sidewalk that “‘imitate’ actual city authorized markings.” The action took place in support of local artists who are being driven off the sidewalks by a gentrifying police policy. Read…

Bornstein & Bornstein Oakland Offices Vandalized

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07.09.14 - Note: A Fireworks writer noticed that the Bay Property Group office at 482 W. MacArthur Blvd had been vandalized at some point in the middle of June, 2014. After allowing three weeks to pass without any communication from the vandals (ala a post on Indybay.org or other such website), we are posting the following photos and a brief description of the gentrifying agents that have their offices in the Bay Property Group building. Read…