TOPIC: Displacement

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…

Bay Set to Boil: Democracy Serves Capital

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11.07.15 - This week was a hectic one! From SF Election losses on the Mission Moritorium and Airbnb restrictions to police assaulting protesters in Alameda, democracy failed again. News on the Santa Rita jail expansion, the Berkeley student walkout and much more. Read…

Activists took over Airbnb’s headquarters in San Francisco to protest evictions

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11.03.15 - A day before San Francisco decides on a measure that would limit residents' ability to list their homes for short-term rentals, housing activists flooded the Airbnb lobby in a protest that charged the company with increasing rental prices and evictions. A reporter for San Francisco Weekly documented the protest, which lasted for about 90 minutes in the lobby of the company's headquarters in the SoMa neighborhood. Read…