We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Ledge Sit and Hunger Strike in DC Government Building Needs Support

by MayDay DC Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at 2:29 AM

Help Support DC fight for shelter. A homeless activist is currently doing a hunger strike while sitting on a 5-story ledge in the Wilson Building (city hall and mayor's offices), until there is shelter in SW DC. Join the fight

On November 3 yet another homeless shelter was closed down in Washington DC. MayDay DC and other activists have been fighting to have it reopened for over two months through lobbying, outreach, and direct action, including reopening the Randall Shelter themselves and occupying this same ledge in the Wilson building (city council and mayor's offices) once before. These efforts delayed the sale of the shelter and brought a lot of media attention to homeless issues in DC.

Today, December 21 the city council held their final vote. Before this happened a member of MayDay DC was able to get out on a ledge inside the Wilson building, at least 100 feet in the air. She is now doing a hunger strike on the ledge until there is shelter in SW DC.

Support is needed in DC at the Wilson Building, `1350 Penn. There is a lot of press there today because baseball is also scheduled for reconsideration today.

Come on out and support shelter for DC's poorest residents. We've already had one hypothermia death this year, let's not have any more!

Support is also needed in spreading the word and contacting the mayor and city council. All of their info can be found at dc.gov and emails are below. We need as much help as possible in our fight.

Here are more details:

With little public notice, the DC Council Committee on Economic Development (Chair: Harold Brazil) this morning marked up and approved the public resolution to sell the former Randall school and shelter to the Corcoran. The Committee took this vote without holding a roundtable to explore any details of the deal to sell the 150,000+ square foot building to the Corcoran for .2 million.

The only member of the Committee to vote "NO" was Councilmember Adrian Fenty (Ward 4). COHHO thanks Councilmember Fenty for his support! "YES" votes were: Harold Brazil, Jim Graham, and Kevin Chavous.

The resolution to sell Randall came up for final vote by the full Council today, Tuesday 12/21, at the Council's legislative session. The Council voted to sell the building, with no written promises of creating an alternate shelter in the immediate SW area.

The deal should not have passed as is, it should not have passed at all.

You can register your concerns with the DC Council by emailing the members at:

hbrazil (at) dccouncil.us; jim (at) grahamwone.com;

jevans (at) dccouncil.us;

kpatterson (at) dccouncil.us; afenty (at) dccouncil.us;

vorange (at) dccouncil.us;

sambrose (at) dccouncil.us; kpchavous (at) dccouncil.us;

sallen (at) dccouncil.us;

lcropp (at) dccouncil.us; sreich (at) dccouncil.us;

dcatania (at) dccouncil.us;

carol.schwartz (at) dc.gov; pmendelson (at) dccouncil.us;

Tell them you are disgusted by the sale of Randall and that shelter is desperately needed in the immediate area of Randall NOW!



On 11/03/04 DC Mayor Williams closed the 170-bed Randall Shelter for men (65 I St., SW) to clear the 150,000+ square-foot building for sale to the Corcoran Gallery of Art for .2 million. Randall was the only men's shelter near the SW waterfront.

With Randall closed, homeless men in SW are at increased risk of death and illness from the cold this winter.

PR 15-1019 lays out terms for the sale Randall School to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The Corcoran plans to use Randall starting in May 2006 as swing space for its art school during construction of a new wing at its downtown site.

Key Provisions of PR 15-1019:

- Declares Randall "no longer required for public purposes;"

- Approves the sale of Randall to the Corcoran for .2 million;

- Requires that within 10 years the Corcoran must develop Randall into a "mixed-use development that will accommodate residential, museum and art school uses;"

- Requires that 20% of all residential units

developed at Randall be sold or rented to households with incomes at or below 80% of

the area median income (e.g., ,320 for a family of 4); and

- Gives the District 40% of any profit realized by the Corcoran from sale of any part of any development or part of Randall.

Some Reasons Why this is Bullshit:

-There are still at least forty former residents of Randall who continue to sleep out in the cold near Randall Shelter. There is no shelter available for these men and a few women in the area in which they live. There is a public need for the Randall School- SHELTER.

-There has been no independent appraisal of the Randall School. .2 million is based on 5-6 year old assessments. The large building is right in the center of a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, just a few blocks from the proposed baseball stadium and near many new condos that are designed to force low income communities out of the area.

-- The AMI (Area Median Income) covers DC as well as surrounding counties in MD, VA and WV. In 2004, 80% of the DC metro area's AMI is ,320 annually for a family of four. This is ,620 more than DC's 2004 median family of four income of ,700. This means that "affordable" housing is not affordable at all.

The issues DC housing brings up are not isolated to DC alone. This tactic of gentrification is being used throughout the nation, our struggles are connected and we can support each other.

See also:



Report this post as:

Local News

Woolsey Fire: Worst News of 2018? J01 12:18AM

Oppose Environmentally-Harmful Development D10 4:03AM

Oppose Environmentally-Harmful Development D10 3:58AM

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Presents Night for Hope O30 5:38PM

Marshall Tuck’s racist dog whistle O27 5:01AM

Marshall Tuck’s ethnocentrism contradicts Californian values O27 4:32AM

Contra Costa-Hawkins O25 3:48AM

Debunking Some Anti-Prop 10 Propaganda O12 6:56AM

Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? O10 9:55PM

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Réseautage, fragmentation du capital J16 4:20PM

Paraphysique de manipulation mentale et sociale J15 9:51AM

The Global Justice Project and Human Survival: We're Badly Off Track J15 5:08AM

The Global Justice Project and Human Survival: We're Badly Off Track J15 5:08AM

The Global Justice Project and Human Survival: We're Badly Off Track J15 5:08AM

Markets as a Fetish, Globalization, and Dissent Management J14 1:03PM

State Debts - The Primal German Fear J13 5:09PM

Sans liberté, sans égalité, sans fraternité J13 8:09AM

From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump - and Beyond J12 9:22PM

Copper Cures Cancer J11 1:42PM

Steven Taylor, Investor who Evicts J11 9:24AM

Du sectarisme, des sectes, des clans J11 8:10AM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen J10 6:34PM

Patrick Kilpatrick discusses and signs Dying for Living J09 11:51PM

SexActs vs Sexuality USA 2018 Invitations to Power Marriages without Affection J09 8:36PM

Changer de mentalité, changer de société J09 9:17AM

Teacher Strike? Time for Labor Studies J09 6:26AM

December 2018 Honduras Coup Update J08 10:12PM

Paraphysique de la désespérance J07 9:38AM

The Unification Church with Rev Moon is in La and Orange Counnties J07 9:07AM

Time to Start Imagineering a Post-Ayatollah Iran J05 10:00PM

L'écomorphisme, du culturel et du temporel J05 10:33AM

Sexual Harassment Charges of Men Suing Women who are accused of Harassing Men are now 10% J05 4:08AM

Stases psychiques et stases sexuelles J04 11:34AM

Paraphysique de la sous-vie J02 9:01AM

Paraphysique de la biomasse mondialisée J01 9:45AM

La mathématisation du monde D31 7:42AM

Refugee other Asylum I.D. reraly granted U.of :ouisiana DEc 29 ,2018 D30 5:32AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy