TOPIC: Gentrification

Interview with Keep Hoods Yours

keephoodsyoursuti

12.01.16 - A large portion of this episode is a conversation with a member of Keep Hoods Yours. Keep Hoods Yours, or KHY, is a radical graffiti crew based in the SF Bay Area that organizes against gentrification, against sexual predators in the scene, against racism and more. During the conversation, we’ll hear about the rebel cultural car events called Sideshows, the police killing of Richard Perkins during one of these Sideshows, KHY participation in uprisings against the Ferguson verdict, resistance to Fast Agent and real estate baron Kenny Truong, and the shutdown of racist, gentrifying business “Locals Corner” in the Mission District. You can find KHY on Instagram or in the streets. Keep an eye out for this interview in an upcoming issue of Rolling Thunder magazine. Read…

Fires Of Revolt

Screen_Shot_2016-02-07_at_10.46.03_AM

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…

UBER Building in Oakland Attacked as Action Continues Over MLK Weekend

CYz-HYuU0AMAnmR

01.18.16 - This weekend, a wide variety of groups, individuals, and organizations took to the streets as part of mobilizations around MLK weekend. Some of the actions included home demonstrations in SF and Oakland for both cities' Mayors, as well as the Oakland Police Chief. In Oakland, people protested at and disrupted a McDonald's in order to push for the hiring back of a fired worker, two were arrested. People also attacked the former Sears building in Downtown Oakland, writing anti-Uber and gentrification messages. Today, a mass march is schedule to leave Oscar Grant Plaza and march to Emeryville. Read…

Bay Set To Boil: Return of the Glass Hole

google-drone1

11.14.15 - What a busy week! Rowdy demonstrations took place against UC administrators treatment of workers, against low pay across the bay area, and a large anti-gentrification block party took place at the Qilombo Community Center in West Oakland. We also bring you all the tech, housing, development, and pig news you've come to expect. Read…

Condo Attack in San Francisco

frisco

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

110415-kgo-alameda-rent-meeting-bloodyface-img

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…