Just northeast of downtown Los Angeles is the neighborhood of Highland Park, currently the target of blatant gentrification. According to most people, the completion of the Metro Gold Line in 2003 was the first step in this process, although it took years to feel the effects. Few people rode the Metro into the Highland Park station and most commuters just went between downtown and the end of the line. After the economic recession hit in 2008, the gentrification of Highland Park truly began, just as it did in a dozen other major cities. With thousands losing their houses to foreclosure, greedy speculators and house flippers soon moved in to restructure the neighborhood and alter its population.Continue reading Los Angeles: The Miraculous North East Militia
Athens, Exarcheia: Friday nights around 1030-11pm is prime time to disrupt this trade and tourism in the area. Our presence in the square and streets with slogans, occupation and direct action is enough. Consistent, weekly Summer action will impede customers on the square and make tourists rethink their museum.Continue reading #Athens, #Exarcheia: Narcomafia, #Airbnb & Counterinsurgency – continuing the discussion.
On Saturday more than 6000 people took the streets against high rentsd and gentrification on a rainy day in Hamburg (German territory). During and after the demo there were two occupations. A reportback.Continue reading #Hamburg: Two occupations during #MietenMove demo against gentrification and high rents – A reportback
In Berlin there is an open hunt for real estate as well as land. Tenants are overrun and/or displaced by speculators with brutal rent increases.Continue reading #Syndikat stays – Report from the #Berlin Ku-damm
Italy is the third largest AirBNB market behind the US and France, and Firenze (Florence) is one of the cities most affected by this new restructuring. Repression against social centers is growing.Continue reading Round-Up of Repression Against Social Spaces in Italy
Toronto: Today (January 12, 2019) tenants at 1340 King along with members of Parkdale Organize delivered a letter to landlord Evan Johnsen at his Parkdale home. Johnsen is trying to evict 1340 King tenant Stanislav, a masonry worker who has lived in the building for twenty years.Continue reading #Toronto, #Parkdale: 1340 King Tenants Organize Against Eviction
Athens, Exarchia: On the 10th of December, the final offers for the construction of the METRO line 4 will be submitted. One of the stops of the metro is scheduled to be built on Exarchia square.
In London gentrification news, Dalston’s Ridley Road Market Shopping Village is due for eviction tomorrow. Shopping Village is an indoor part of the historic, funded in 1880s, market.
Exarcheia, Summer 2018. The touristization of the neighborhood is a reality. While thousands of locals and immigrants live in miserable conditions on the street, the empty houses of the area are filled with tourists via airbnb.
Rent strikers in Hamilton, Ontario were not intimidated when corporate suits showed up at their door demanding rent.