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My collection of Disney crap with vegan messages
Ya’ll think i’m playing. Here is proof that gentrification is heading to the Bronx, and the new Kingsbridge Armory ice skating center is accelerating this. Our landlord wants to charge us $45 more per month for “improvements” to the building. We have 30 days to respond, in English.
Tell me, how many working class tenants in this building speak or understand English? How many have the time to find out how to understand this and fill it out? How many even know that they have the right to say NO to this bullshit??! We have a lot of work to do. We’ll be doing work in my building, let me know if you wanna help us fight this.
You should contact the Crown Heights Tenants Union. They’re a grassroots movement that recently started in Brooklyn and has unionized over 40 buildings.
They can help you fight this and organize your building as well.
On June 30th (Monday), the organization is hosting a training event at 7pm in 727 Classon.
Thank you so much for this info. We started talking to tenants today and we are having a meeting this Wed. about how to deal with this rent increase request. We’re planning to send a couple of our people to the Monday session and see how we can connect with Brooklyn folks. The CHTU sounds dope and i’m feelin their politics!
No problem. Let me know how it goes, I’ll be glad to help in any way.
hey portland this show is tonight at our house!
Britain’s black power movement is being written out of recent cultural history because it does not fit into the “utopian” narrative of the UK being a nation of civilised fair play, a new book argues."If that is your narrative of British history then there can be no need for a black rights movement," said Bunce. "Any black person who says they are being discriminated against is clearly just making it up, because the British are just so fair.”The book says Britain’s black power movement was galvanised into existence by what was happening in the US and by speeches made at the Roundhouse in north London in 1967 by Stokely Carmichael. “From that point onwards you get this explosion of black power happening in Britain,” said Bunce.
New York City: A Decade of Resistance - Trans Day of Action 2014, at Christopher Street Pier, June 27, 2014.
From Trans Justice of the Audre Lorde Project: “On Friday, June 27, 2014, TGNC (Trans and Gender Non-Conforming) People of Color (POC) and allies will take the streets of New York City once again to demand justice and let the world know that the Stonewall Rebellion is not over and we will continue fighting for justice and raising our voices until we are heard.”
Photos by Chrissy Maritza Etienne
One South African mining company is understood to have purchased 25 “Skunk Riot Control Copters” at a security exhibition near Johannesburg last month. The Skunk Copters, designed by a company called ‘Desert Wolf’ are unmanned drones designed to shower pepper spray and paint balls on protesting crowds.
The device has four high-capacity gun barrels, capable of shooting up to 4,000 paintballs, pepper spray balls and solid plastic balls at rates of up to 80 balls per second.
Desert Wolf’s managing director told BBC News: “We cannot disclose the customer [who purchased the 25 drones], but I am allowed to say it will be used by an international mining house. We are also busy with a number of other customers who want to finalise their orders. Some [are] mines in South Africa, some security companies in South Africa and outside South Africa, some police units outside South Africa and a number of other industrial customers.”
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) described the launch of this product as “.. a deeply disturbing and repugnant development…” Workers and their unions in South African mines, in particular, have been involved in strike and protest action in recent years in an attempt to defend and improve their living standards and safety conditions.
In Marikana last year 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police. One of the lawyers representing the families of those massacred at Marikana, James Nichol, reacted with horror to the idea of this technology being deployed against striking workers “It’s absolutely outrageous. Using pepper spray like ammunition to scatter the crowd. People are entitled to be on strike….”.
Rehad Desai, spokesperson for the Marikana Support Campaign told the Guardian newspaper “The government are increasingly turning to authoritarian methods instead of dialogue and mediation. It’s to be expected that they would adopt such equipment to quell dissent…..”
How will the international trade union and labour movement react to this stepping up of the class war?
-Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)