schomburgcenter:

American Policing: The War on Black Bodies
Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.Join the Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. The event will offer a forum to discuss police brutality, racial discrimination, stop and frisk policies, and the responses of media and local communities regarding Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others in recent news. For more information and registration, click this link.

schomburgcenter:

American Policing: The War on Black Bodies

Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Schomburg Center for a town hall meeting on the aggressive policing of black bodies in America. The event will offer a forum to discuss police brutality, racial discrimination, stop and frisk policies, and the responses of media and local communities regarding Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others in recent news.

For more information and registration, click this link.


These are our principles of unity, the common interests that we are united by. We are about building true and collective people power among poor and working class people of color anywhere and everywhere, and not allow a tiny repressive elite (the rich, the corporations, and their paid politicians) to oppress us and control our destinies.
Read more details about our principles of unity .

If you agree with these, follow us, contact us, and get involved!!!

These are our principles of unity, the common interests that we are united by. We are about building true and collective people power among poor and working class people of color anywhere and everywhere, and not allow a tiny repressive elite (the rich, the corporations, and their paid politicians) to oppress us and control our destinies.

Read more details about our principles of unity .

If you agree with these, follow us, contact us, and get involved!!!

(via heardmagazine)

For Immediate Release – August  28, 2014

Contact: Alvaro Franco, (646) 542-9538

Agfranco89@gmail.com

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Bronx tenants in Kingsbridge Heights meet to organize against rent hikes and gentrification

Bronx, New York - On Thursday night, August 14, members of a newly formed tenants association held a second meeting with support from the People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular (PPM-MPP)to discuss their strategy to fight a proposed rent increase at 2800 University Avenue that would attack the building’s working-class residents.  The landlord’s application for a Major Capital Improvement (MCI) rent increase attempts to justify a permanent rent hike on the basis of repairs, but many doubt the repairs will benefit the entire building.

At Thursday’s meeting, Maria Maldonado, president of the tenant association and longtime resident of 2800 University Avenue, and Jay Espy, a PPM-MPP organizer who grew up in the building, facilitated the discussion among 20 tenants in attendance. During the meeting, tenants raised concerns about much-needed repairs and safety violations that the landlord has failed to address in the building. They also strategized with organizers about taking collective actions to stop the unfair MCI rent increase.

“We can’t trust the Democrats, and we can’t trust the Republicans. The only people we can trust is ourselves,” said Espy, explaining that neither Democratic nor Republican mayors have prevented rent hikes that harm so many poor and working class New Yorkers. He placed the MCI rent increase in his building within the context of city-wide gentrification, a process that displaces working-class people of color from their communities.

Additionally, Espy blamed the redevelopment of the nearby Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest ice skating rink, a project that has already enticed landlords in the area to raise rent for small business owners and tenants on Kingsbridge Road. As a result, Espy encouraged the tenants to unify and organize themselves to take collective action instead of relying on politicians and landlords who do not share their interests.

Espinosa’s words resonated with the other tenants at the meeting. Sharon Cooper, vice president of the tenant association and also a long-time resident in 1978, captured the mood of the evening: “My grandmother always said: ‘united we stand, divided we fall.”

 

The People Power Movement-Movimiento Poder Popular is a democratic people’s organization dedicated to educating, agitating, and organizing for Popular Control of our schools, workplaces, housing, transportation, policing, levels of government, and all areas that affect our lives, to achieve Fundamental Social Change. PPM-MPP identifies with the interests and aspirations of poor and working people and considers the anti-racist struggle central in our efforts to obtain a humane society. PPM-MPP is currently involved in tenant organizing, as well as organizing students in New York City public schools and colleges. For more information on PPM-MPP, go to https://www.facebook.com/2011PeoplePower or http://peoplepowermovement.tumblr.com/

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 Also read about us on the Riverdale Press: Kingsbridge Ice Center said to cause rent hikes 

read about us organizing tenants and fighting rent hikes & #gentrification entrification in #Kingsbridge # Bronx in this week’s #RiverdalePress! #PeoplePowerMovement #TenantPower #beforeitsgone

read about us organizing tenants and fighting rent hikes & #gentrification entrification in #Kingsbridge # Bronx in this week’s #RiverdalePress! #PeoplePowerMovement #TenantPower #beforeitsgone

shantrinas:

Today in Solidarity: Brazilians Against Police Brutality! (8.24.14)

solidarity in brazil!

(Source: socialjusticekoolaid, via lati-negros)

redplebeian:

  1. A swift and impartial investigation by the Department of Justice into the Mike Brown shooting, and expanded DOJ investigation into civil rights violations across North St. Louis County.
  2. The immediate arrest of Officer Darren Wilson
  3. County prosecutor Bob McCulloch to stand down and allow special prosecutor to be appointed.
  4. The firing of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.
  5. Accountability for police practices and policies, including effective civilian review of shootings and allegations of misconduct.
  6. The immediate de-escalation of militarized policing of protestors to protect constitutional rights.
  7. The immediate release of individuals who have been arrested while attending a protest.

We are proud of these young Black people rising up in Ferguson! WE ALSO NEED POPULAR COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE POLICE, or else they will continue to protect and serve property owners, aka the rich, aka the white male ruling class. Or else they will keep coming back and murdering us.

(via disciplesofmalcolm)

Rest in Power George Jackson, a warrior of the prisoner and Black struggle for liberation. #RIPGeorgeJackson #blackaugust #freeEmAll

Rest in Power George Jackson, a warrior of the prisoner and Black struggle for liberation. #RIPGeorgeJackson #blackaugust #freeEmAll

Commemorating #BLACKAUGUST  #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement #RIPGeorgeJackson with the power of spoken word!

Commemorating #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll #PeoplePowerMovement #RIPGeorgeJackson with the power of spoken word!

our very own #PeoplePowerMovement Kim representing the power of words! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll !

our very own #PeoplePowerMovement Kim representing the power of words! #BLACKAUGUST #freeEmAll !