fix articles 27607, property
Housing is not just another commodity (tags)
Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. On'e apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, Long-term low-interest housing tax credits & SROs, are alternatives to indifference.
There's a pretend world and a real world (tags)
The Supreme Court of the United States ($COTU$) granted constitutional rights to legal inventions (corporations) by pretending that property is a "person." CC-BY-NC-SA
La prison est née de la notion de propriété (tags)
La prison de la propriété...
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless (tags)
Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California's Homeless
No Future and Computerization (tags)
Crises, cracks in the mirror, wake-up calls and writing on the wall call us to rethinking and resistance, to new priorities and countermeasures. Didn't the Club of Rome around 1970 warn that it was "5 minutes before 12"? Government must be more than corruption.
A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)
An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.
Noise And Resistance, design lettriste (tags)
Du fait propriétaire, du fait autoritaire...
L'an 01 (tags)
La politique c'est toujours le capital...
How Much State Does the Social Market Economy Need? (tags)
The use of property is only legitimate within the limits of the public interest. Whoever takes a risk must bear it and be liable for the losses. The state has the political task of laying down effective rules for risk assessment, liability and providing transparency. Distributive battles intensify.
Austerity Against Democracy, 40 pp (tags)
How much state does the social market economy need? What lessons should be drawn from the 2008 financial meltdown? What happens to trust when financiers are above the law?
Eugene council OKs "Dusk to Dawn" pilot program for homeless people (tags)
In a temporary emergency measure, the Eugene city council is allowing homeless persons to camp "dusk to dawn" on city property until March 31, 2016. The strength of a society is measured in how it treats the weakest. LA, Portland and the rest of the US could learn from Eugene!
Summary of fbi, doj terrorists' assaults on me (tags)
Summary of the unending crimes against me by the fbi assassins follows.
fbi/cia/USA aggravate Mexico's many problems (tags)
Here is my report on conditions in Mexico as I have seen first hand.
TPP designed to make medicine more expensive (tags)
The TPP is the latest and most important new trade agreement that seeks to create new standards for intellectual property that are more friendly to pharmaceutical companies and publishers. The TPP chapter on intellectual property expands and extends drug monopolies.
Grand Theft Poroshenko (tags)
University of California urges divestment from everywhere (tags)
Yet another reason no one will take the UCSA seriously
The Mendacious Maps of Disappearing Palestine (tags)
Anti-Israel activists often use doctored maps to show Israel’s supposed malfeasance over the past century. Such claims are made by people who, in the best case, have no knowledge of the facts, and in the worst case, have no moral compass.
The Rent Control Quandary (tags)
Why Rent Control is needed in most major cities.
Lawless Israeli House Demolitions (tags)
'Profound' Arrogance at UN creates elitist human rights (tags)
Describes the 'Profound' Arrogance of bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history, as it they 'know', to reinvent human rights to emphasize elites rather than individuals. Discussion with Islamic Assist Professor of Law on global ethical human rights.
RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
Dispossessing East Jerusalem Palestinian Residents (tags)
The South Central Farm: A New Battle Begins... (tags)
The fight to save the South Central Farm is still going strong. As one activist said, “A people united will never be sub-divided.”
Israel's One of the World's Biggest Land-Grabbers (tags)
An Eviction in South Central (tags)
A South Central resident finds her voice in the midst of her eviction
Hardening Israeli Fascism (tags)
Canada Resurrects Vampire—bill C-30 That Will Suck Internet Freedom Dry (tags)
Can Canadians Hold Out Against Their Government's Forceful Efforts to Wiretap Their Lives? The Obama Government also wants the power (without a warrant) to introduce as evidence in U.S. Civil; Criminal and Administrative prosecutions any phone call record, email or Internet activity.
Could Obama use NDAA To Arrest Militias? (tags)
Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S. Military Forces to round up without evidence, millions of Americans including militias by alleging they are belligerents or a threat to National Security.
HRC Settles $19K Lawsuit Against Landlord Who Discriminates Against Children (tags)
The Housing Rights Center, the nation's largest nonprofit, civil-rights organization dedicated to fighting housing discrimination, won a $19,000 settlement on behalf of a family who was denied housing because they had children.
Settler Attacks on Palestinians (tags)
Research as the Commons: Elinor Ostrom (tags)
Elinor Ostrom was well-known in 2009 when she was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for economics. In her analysis of governance of the commons, she put in question the past economic model that common goods can only be managed successfully by the market or the state.
Protest in front of San Bernardino Courthouse (tags)
Notice of protest
Venice Homeless Sweep Stopped: A Good Day in Venice for Street People (tags)
Occupy Venice, Venice Locals, Lawyers with the National Lawyers Guild, and a group called Venice Community Unity all came together on 3rd Ave in Venice to stop a homeless sweep from happening on March 29. It was a good day.
Canada, Britain & U.S. Government want to Spy On Its Citizens’/ Electronic Communications? (tags)
Overlooked by mainstream media is that Britain and Canada signed with the U.S Government an array of (Asset Forfeiture Sharing Agreements) to share with Canadian and British Police/Governments assets seized from Brits, Canadians and Americans that resulted from e.g. evidence or information gleaned from electronic surveillance of Citizens’ communications, e.g., emails, faxes, Internet activity, Internet actively, phone records including GPS tracking.
ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA (tags)
Palestinian Settlers Attack Palestinians with Impunity (tags)
Unify for Occupy Oakland (tags)
To build the 99%, we must find unity across the economic and social strata, or the Occupation movement will be correctly derided as a quasi-elitist middle class project.
Foreclosure Purgatory, MA Rules Against Buyer Of Foreclosed Home, Million Tainted (tags)
2011 Foreclosures is showing us what is coming on the horizon, ? Cloud on title?. (cloud) n. an actual or clear outstanding claim on the title to real property. ?Clouds? can include an old mortgage or deed of trust with no recording showing the secured debt was paid off, a failure to properly transfer all interests in the real property to a former owner, a previous deed which was improperly written or signed, an unresolved legal debt or levy by a creditor or a taxing authority, or some other doubtful link in the chain of title. Often the ?cloud? can be removed by a quiet title action, by finding a person to create or execute a document to prove a debt had been paid or corrected. Title companies will refuse to insure title to be transferred with a ?cloud,? or they will insure ownership except for (?insure around?) the ?cloud.
Tarja Halonen establishing Palestinian State into Middle-East ? will Israel declare war to (tags)
President of Finland Tarja Halonen (SDP) has been talking for Palestinian State. According to president Halonen, Palestinians has got right to their own independent nation. Tarja Halonen offers Finnish model as a solution to Middle-East.
Occupy L.A.. - New LEGAL INFO - includes Passing Out Flyers (tags)
Occupy L.A. - New LEGAL INFO - includes the Los Angeles laws on Passing Out Flyers/ Hand-bills. Links to Noise Ordinance. Blog link goes to article, has link to How to Donate.
Aaron Swartz and the Morality of Hoarding Knowledge (tags)
Activist-programmer Aaron Swartz was recently arrested for breaking into an MIT network closet to copy academic journals from the JSTOR system.
Did You or Your Family Take Palestinian Property during the Jewish Zionist Era Since 1948? (tags)
You are encouraged to first seek compensation and restitution for the Palestinians who have been, and still are, experiencing a far worse holocaust today at the hands of the grandchildren of the Jewish holocaust victims.
Developing a New Economic System (tags)
The stubborn Basel businessman Georg Hasler has a new economic system in mind. He joins two economic concepts that are often discussed these days: unconditional basic income and a radical change of property rights in ideas called free knowledge.
An Expansion of Terms Used in the Coffee Party Article by RP (tags)
I apologize for the weak structure in this article. I was hoping to write something that explained some of the material in the story, but ended up going a bit afield with the information. This article attempts to be neutral and nonpartisan, or at least not shrill, and avoids too much analysis. The nature of the Great Recession is difficult to sum up in a few pages, because it's a failure of a complex system with many parts, and many related behaviors, that led to the near-collapse of capitalism.
ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE ENABLES VIOLENT ABUSER TO STEAL REAL ESTATE FROM ELDERLY (tags)
Orange County Judge allows violent batterer to sell victim''s property out from under her
Orange County Judges Allows Violent Batterer to Sell Victims Property (tags)
In Orange County, justice is upside down and backwards in family court
Corruption in the Courts, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California (tags)
In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council Report summed up the situation as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".
Israel Denies Gazans Access to Their Own Land and Waters (tags)
Ruthless Israeli repression
Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)
BTL:Palestinian Farmer Peacefully Struggles to Save his Family's Property from Israeli Tak (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Can a Person Own HIs/Her Mother? (tags)
No one can own what exists in nature except nature. A human cannot own its own mother. However western ownership systems have been forced on us again and again that contradict our worldview and our values. Ubunto is another example: "I only live when you live."
Citizen Money as a Bold Social Utopia (tags)
"Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems." (Rainer Maria Rilke) Citizen money would guarantee a reasonable life for all. Citizen money challenges our social and cultural assumptions and uncouples work and income.
Capitalism and Democracy (tags)
Citizens are protected from incursions of the state and on the other side must accept the sovereignty of the state and the general law as prerequisites of property and security. Whoever has visions should be the physician. A good physician will urge changing one's way of life.
Targeting Civilians in Gaza (tags)
Illegally targeting civilians
PFP Candidate Dina Padilla Continues Battle Against Toxic Site (tags)
After winning a court battle in a case that developer Stuart Lichter had charged that Dina Padilla had made false claims regarding human health hazards that exist on a property that he owns, Dina Padilla says the battle will not be over until the toxic site in Downey, California is no longer a threat to the public and workers.
Saif Durbar: Universal Housing Experiment (tags)
Saif Durbar and Bovis Lend Lease have convinced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to allow them to experiment with concepts for universal housing.
Health Bill Proposals Could Cause Job-Losses For Non-Health Care Workers (tags)
If Costs Of Forced Private Health Insurance Prevent Home Buyers Qualifying For Home Loans, That Will Hurt Construction and Manufacturing Workers, Financial Institutions And Home Values Dependent On A Stable Housing Market?
Health Bill Raises Economic Concern For Real Estate (tags)
Has Obama discounted the collateral economic damage and costs the current health bill proposals will cause Americans via surcharges and higher taxes?
Wells Fargo and Cheronda Guyton: Call for Investigation (tags)
Wells Fargo clearly lacks proper internal controls to prevent abuse of foreclosed property. As bailout money recipients, they have an obligation to the taxpayers.
Saif Durbar - Man of the Hour! (tags)
Saifee Durbar, recovering from a bad bond deal, has convinced Saudi Arabia to let him use their resources to experiment with universal housing. He is also forging ahead with his trans-African railway, linking Cameroon and Sudan.
Saif Durbar: Universal Housing? (tags)
London businessman Saifee Durbar is not content to stop at building a trans-African railway. Now he is examining the problem of universal housing. He is experimenting in an interesting place, Saudi Arabia!
Israel's Discriminatory Land Policies (tags)
Israeli laws sanction Palestinian land theft
Clueless at City Hall: Foreclosures and Tenants (tags)
Ordinances designed to protect tenants when a house enters foreclosure can have ramifications for the property owner, neighbors and taxpayer.
South Side Alderman Decides Not To Pursue Eminent Domain (tags)
City planned to take Latino family land to sell to neighboring business for their 5.7 million expansion
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts - Photo Essay Pt. 2 (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 2 of 2
Day 28 of LAUSD Protest:LAUSD Board Votes 5 to 2 for School Cuts (tags)
Hunger Strike Camp Continues While South Central Parents, Teachers and Kids Picket L.A. Headquarters. Photos Part 1 of 2
Ecological Justice Instead of Growth Economy for the Rich (tags)
"Now the market, the god of neoliberals, cannot help any more and speculators cry for the already instrumentalized state.. Studying pre-capitalist approaches is vital to develop a post-capitalist vision. The vision of the Bible is an economy of enough for all, an economy for life."
Banks Get a Bailing Grade (tags)
The average person is incensed over pyramid-king Bernie Madoff, CEO bonuses, lavish executive junkets and the diamond-studded safety nets gifted big business. But public outrage is deficient in the realm I call banking’s black hole of incompetence, a bureaucratic void which seems to suck intelligence, ability and reason from bank employees
Carnivorous Colorado “Asset Forfeiture Bill” Postponed Indefinitely (tags)
HB09-1238 would have opened the door for police to target business and homeowners for Civil Asset Forfeiture in “poor communities” where crime rates are higher.
What is Behind the AIG Scandal (tags)
The controversy surrounding the American International Group (AIG) is one for the ages, for it starkly reveals who is really running our economic system and to what end. In an effort to please two irreconcilable groups — the vast majority, average working Americans, versus the few financial elite — Obama has lately resembled a tightrope walker on a tattered rope. The AIG debate has now unsettled this delicate balance; no longer will it be so easy to give billions to Wall Street while fake rage is hurled against this same group. The jig is up.
The Slow Decline of a Dying Rhizome (tags)
This Tuesday, the Rhizome Collective will begin to die its slow death. All residents and backspace organizations have been forced to vacate. Many fear the blow of losing one's home will taper any gained momentum to save the space.
Philippines agrees to settle NYC taxes for $9-M to save $29-M (tags)
Corruption stretch from the Philippine sea to the other side of the shining seas- in the United States. AJLPP learned through media sources that New York mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed the Philippine government’s promise to pay $9 million in property taxes, including interest, calling it “what every other law-abiding property owner does.”
Who is ruining our families, property and business? (tags)
When State is run as a corporation then we must ask 'who are the competitors', 'who are the clients' and most of all 'what services I need to pay for'. Close inspection however reveals this being a communist model aiming to ruin private ownership and western culture. Have a look inside to see some real grounds and examples for this conclusion.
Asset Seizure (tags)
Taking down the whistleblowers...
"Wild Speculation is Sin" (tags)
"Marx recognized the core of globalization as a globalization of capital..He also warned against the economization of all areas of life..A capitalism without ethical and legal frameworks is misanthropic..The social market economy is a civilization product.."
The Failed Reputation of The United States Federal Government (tags)
The United States Federal Government started destroying it’s reputation decades ago. Property confiscation and forced development because of taxes is "the norm" in the United States. It does not matter how long the property has been owned or who owns it, if you do not pay the government for it’s "new" taxable value, you will have it confiscated. I have watched as many people who have lived on their property for decades and even generations, have it stolen by the United States Federal Government.
It’s The CREDIT Stupid (tags)
Sickened by The Federal State of America Sickened by The Federal State of American Mass Media In this "Economic Crisis" I find it amazing that the simple truth is so "elusive": Truth is: People over-used credit on debt equity. - Now; with over-valued US real estate dropping like a bomb, this debt equity that has been "commercialized" on paper is worthless.
IRS Federal TAX Property Liens Underwater (tags)
Federal IRS TAX Collection CRISIS Averted The major Federal tax enforcement and collection system in the United States is in jeopardy. Billions of dollars in IRS property liens are "underwater". IRS property lien collection payments and wage garnishments, based on a persons employment and property ownership, is in a catastrophic state of failure. The United States Federal Government has averted this failure by buying the mortgages and banks that hold these liens and write the paychecks.
The Terrorist Among U.S. (tags)
("Papers, - Do You Have Your Papers?") Do you remember the Fred McMurray Building in Oklahoma City? It was blown up by an ex-army USA home-grown terrorist. Do you want this to happen again? How many Federal Government checkpoints will it take until a patriotic American goes crazy and becomes a terrorist? (I feel it will be an ex-military person who has seen checkpoints blow up before and knows exactly what it is they are doing.)
LA Civic Leaders Announce, "Building Walls Builds Better Communities!!!" (tags)
The civic "leaders" of Los Angeles today announced to the world, their plan to "Build Better Communities By Building Better Walls" at the unveiling of their latest fiscal disaster, the New Rampart Division LAPD Headquarters.
Citizens Question Police Strong-Arm Tactics at DNC (tags)
Denver Police Over-React to Small Group of Young Anarchists
Passed HR 6304 Domestic SPY AMENDMENTS—choke 1st Amendment Rights (tags)
House SPY AMENDMENTS—State, Persons Exercising 1st Amendment Rights “may be Considered” Agents of a Foreign Power.
PROP 98 TO ABOLISH RENT CONTROL CRUSHED (tags)
he people of California has spoken, They resoundingly rejected a state ballot measure that would have phased out rent control and barred government agencies from taking homes, businesses and farms for private development. The Echo Park Community Coaliton (EPCC) and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) is exceedingly happy about the result of the voting.". Arturo P. Garcia. EPCC and JFAV coordinator said.
Limits of Private Property (tags)
If life does not consist in the abundance of things and if time is borrowed from the future, do possessions invalidate community? Is life colonized by instrumental rationality (Habermas) when all life and relations are determined by money?
Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)
Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses in local, state and federal offices in the June 3 primary, including "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor and incumbent Mike Aguirre for City Attorney.
Should TELECOMS pay “Your Legal Defense Costs” to fight NSA Illegal-Wiretap Evidence? (tags)
Perhaps the only thing that has stopped government from broadly using “illegal telecom assisted wiretap evidence” against ordinary Citizens is that Telecoms don’t have immunity from being sued by charged criminal and civil asset forfeiture defendants.
Democracy and the WTO: Alternatives to Free Trade (tags)
Trade policies that benefit multinational corporations are undemocratic and promote exploding inequality. "The negotiations are carried out on a supra-national plane where democracy or civil society interests fall by the wayside."
Can U.S. Government use NSA Spy-Wiretaps against U.S. Citizens in Court? (tags)
Determining what NSA electronic surveillance can be used by police or introduced into court by Government, may be the next battle Americans have to fight.
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices (tags)
Property Owners protest Eminent Domain - To Burn City Eviction Notices Baldwin Park, CA – While city council members publicly claimed for weeks that there were no immediate plans to seize over 500 homes and businesses by eminent domain to benefit the wealthy and politically connected Bisno Development Company, over the Christmas Holiday over 100 of the 500 threatened property owners received notices from the city informing them that they stand to lose their homes and jobs by eminent domain. The city has also been criticized for sending English only letters to Spanish speaking property owners.
Berlin Commune Fights the Property Developers (tags)
The Köpi in Berlin is famous as one of the last remaining remnants of the city's squat culture from the early 1990s. The building, which is in a desirable location, has now been sold to a property developer -- but the residents aren't giving up without a fight.
Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization (tags)
Refusing to work out historical sins like colonialism, fascism and apartheid repeats the historical model of conquest, domination and exclusion. Kairos Europe is directed against a system and its structures. Its positive goal sets life and people in first place.
Today, a small killing (tags)
A tree falls in the concrete jungle.
The 'Choose Black America' Anti-Immigration Ploy: Is Ted Hayes the New Ward Connerly? (tags)
"like Ward Connerly before him, Hayes has been bought and sold to the anti-immigration forces as 'the Blackface' in the movement"
Siege in New Hampshire (tags)
Did you hear about the armored tactical exercise in New Hampshire? Against a tax resister? Waco was a total cluster f**k so these exercises occur to serve as tactical refinement for incident control
Call for Submissions: Zine on Property Destruction (tags)
Entering the radical community, many quickly find themselves constantly hearing about debate over property destruction. Is it violence? Does it matter if it's violence? Is it effective? Is it alienating? And on and on. I've been hearing this argument pretty much since I regularly started attending protests. At this point, I almost don't want to deal with the subject. Naturally, you're asking, "Then why the hell do you want to make a zine about it?"
From L.A.’s Guantanamo for the Homeless--Two Skid Row Stories (tags)
In the face of recent news reports that homeless numbers are now increasing downtown, two first-hand accounts of abuses of homeless people on L.A.'s Skid Row --and this as LAPD continues business' unprecidented eight-month attack on L.A's downtown blacks.
Politically Motivated and Retaliatory Evictions (tags)
Retaliation by the power brokers against activists results in homelessness
Noe v. City of Los Angeles: A Victory for Venice Homeless (tags)
Class Action Lawsuit settlement helps Venice homeless.
Tenant/Voluntarily Groundskeeper (tags)
Low income tenant's need help w/ slum litigation
National Latino Congreso Delegates put Councilperson Jan Perry on Notice (tags)
Delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for the City of Los Angeles, City Attorney, Councilperson Perry, Mr. Horowitz to 1) drop all charges against the non-violent civil resisters; 2) for Councilperson Perry to cease her political black mail of Mr. Horowitz, and 3) that all parties should come to the table and negotiate “in good faith” to restore the South Central Farm to the South Central Farmers and the community.
Was Destruction of South Central Farm a Crime? (tags)
California state law provides for prosecution for destroying "standing crops"
Vista City Council Votes to Regulate Day laborers (tags)
Vista votes to regulate day labor employers
Laguna Day Labor Center Ordered Closed (tags)
Minuteman tip to Cal Trans leads to its closure
Jewish Journal Clears South Central Farmers of Anti-Semitism (tags)
Did Anti-Semitism Take Root at the South Central Farm?
South Central Farm: A community Outreach (tags)
An essay regarding the South Central Farm and how it is helping to ease gang and inter-ethnic tensions. Also addresses the farm's ability to allow the community to interact with Chicano and Mexican culure, despite the fact that the farm is not anywhere near Mexico.
Plowed Under (tags)
S o u t h C e n t r a l F a r m: It takes a community to fight development (tags)
Saturday June 10th, 2006 - 7pm - candlelight vigil - DAY 19 of the encampment to defend the farm: 200 supporters sang, ate, marched, prayed, and stood in unity to resist forced eviction and keep watch against police raids. Located at 41st and Alameda, the 19 block/14-acre of the threatened South Central urban garden farm is under threat by developer Ralph Horowitz. The ransom is 16.5 million to 20 million.
South Central Farmers Have Secured Financing To Purchase Land From Developer (tags)
Annenberg Foundation Offers To Purchase Property
The Gabor and Hilton Family Feud-Fighting from a Wheelchair. (tags)
Alex S. Gabor reports on the lawsuit of celebrity mother Zsa Zsa Gabor, no relation, against her daughter who she had with her 2nd of 8 ex husbands, Conrad Hilton.
Jane Harman Campaign Violates LA City sign Ordinance. (tags)
West side primary race heating up
Why the Farmers Must Win (tags)
In its Saturday editorial, the Los Angeles Times reduced virtually all the civic concerns of the historically neglected South Central to “niceties” and condemned a swath of the district to being a “concrete-and-asphalt” wasteland,“ "a seemingly endless sweep” of “industrial warehouses, packing plants, and junkyards.” It proclaimed that developer Ralph Horowitz must triumph, and the South Central Farm must be razed. The Times was wrong.
Life is More than Capital (tags)
Ulrich Duchrow and Franz Hinkelammert focus on the mis-developments in the third world where privatization of the water supply led to higher prices. international conglomer-ates made profits and paid no local taxes.
Good Girl Rice, Bad Boy Chavez? (tags)
Ms. Rice calls for a United Front against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Why? What ar the objectives behind such a move? We look at it from a both, Latin (in this case Brazilian) and U.S., American persepective.
Trump Seeks Widdow's Home Demolished (tags)
Donald Trump Wants Vera Cooking's Home Demolished To Make Room For Limousines To Turn Around Easily; Atlantic City Wants Him To Get His Way
A Second Lender Stands Up (tags)
Another Lending Institution Stands Up to Developers Seeking To Use Eminent Domain to Sieze Peoples' Homes
SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)
On Friday February 3, Members of the community staged a protest in front of the Brentwood offices of Ralph Horowitz , demanding that he void the sale from the city of the 14 acre farm at 41st and Alameda. This is the statement that was read to the press.
"Tookies Executioner" Arnold Exposed: (tags)
Send Arnold Some Love!
Protest is on at Horowitz (tags)
A, from IMC reports.
Infamous Slumlord Violates Probation (tags)
Infamous Convicted Slumlord, Monica Hujazi, who pled no contest to 10 violations of the Los Angeles County building health and saftety codes, last year, and is serving 3 years probation for those violations, is up to her old tricks again. Monica Helena Hujazi, 44, puportedly owns a slum empire in excess of 80 tennement style buildings, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area. She is expanding her empire by investing in dilapadated slum type buildings in the Los Angeles area as well. However, residents in Los Angeles are aware of Mrs. Hujazi's tactics and are organizing and fighting back in what can only be called a mass renters revolt. Her latest debacle, a old art deco apartment building, of 3 stories and 72 units, is litterally rotting to the ground. Despite the deplorable condition perpetuated on the low income renters of the Hollywood Area of Los Angeles, her rents are constantly escalating, in gross violation of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance of Los Angeles. A small, one room bachelors apartment at the Alexandria Court Apartments, now costs on or about $1,000.00 per month, and a one bedroom upwards of $1,400.00. She markets her building as a "luxury" apartment, by installing granite coutertops, marble flooring in the bathrooms, and new plumbing fixtures. But these efforts are only cosemetic, she does not renovate the buildings structural, plumbing, electrical, heating, or any other renovations at all. These tennants live in conditions reminescent of the slum tenements of New York, at the begining of the 19th century, complete with rats, mice, cock roaches, fleas, ticks, spiders, and other guests of her apartmets. The residents at the Alexandria building, now lovingly refer to thier home as the "Hujazi Hilton".
Bolivarian revolution takes steps against capitalism expropiating factories-landed states (tags)
Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)
Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.
Help save the South Central Farm (tags)
“The protection of the health and the safety of the people; the right of people to produce their means of subsistence" -- Lil' Joe
Much Ado About Mansionization? (tags)
Mansionizers—who are frequently "spec" builders--buy small or dilapidated homes, raze them and erect massive structures, often resembling sterile apartment buildings.
South Central Farmers injunction to save community garden is reversed by Court of Appeals- (tags)
On June 30, 2005, the Court of Appeal reversed the Superior Court’s order granting the preliminary injunction. The South Central Farmers Feeding Families have 40 days from June 30 to petition the California Supreme Court to review the Court of Appeal’s ruling. If the Supreme Court declines to hear the case, the urban garden will be demolished in about three months. Concerned supporters our community is devastated by this result and we need your support. In the same manner that the Zapatista in Chiapas are being attack so will we. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has already begun to dismantle our leadership through low intensity cointel-pro strategies. We need you all to call and write letters to the following people we have attached.....
City of Simi Valley uses police to commit armed robbery (tags)
City of Simi Valley uses police to seize private property without due process.
Who Owns The Army? (tags)
Are you under the assumption that the Army, Navy, Air force, and Marines, own the equipment that they use? Is the soldier who stands guard someplace in the world, under the illusion that the gun he has, belongs to him or to the military branch he is a member of? Unless he paid taxes at sometime, he cannot claim any ownership of that gun. The gun belongs to the taxpayers.
MALDEF Stands Ground in Texas School Funding Trial (tags)
Lawyers for richer and poorer districts alike are fighting over the future of equitable funding for the education of Texas children. Here is a "half time" update.
biased insurance investigations (tags)
This is about the state of California and FBI trying to influence lawsuit reform and help large corporations get out of regulations.
Get Coke off Our Beach! (tags)
In 1999 the city of Huntington Beach awared a long term monopoly concession to the Coca Cola company in return for millions of dollars and annual payments. But Coke is complicit in the killings of labor organizers and in destroying and polluting water supplies abroad.
Globalization Study Group in LA (tags)
Is there any interest in forming a study group to discuss globalization, to seek some personal and community understanding of it, and to brainstorm plans of action to deal with it? Would you be interested?
Sherman (fwd)Sherman Austin Legal Battle Not Over (tags)
STATE CHARGE THREATENED !! WE NEED YOUR HELP
Sam Francis Says It Loud: I'm a Paranoid White Racist (tags)
In response to the piece by Sam Francis below, which focuses on how African American critic Shelby Steele takes out of context Howard Dean's ridiculous embrace of the confederate flag to pacify Southern Racists. Mr. Francis, in turn, takes Steele's words out of context.
Prescott Bush's business history is well-documented (tags)
In response to Ronald Johnson's statement in his April 18 letter to the editor: "I have read too many false statements made by left-wing letter writers …" Well, Mr. Johnson, here are the facts regarding Prescott Bush (George W.'s grandfather):
Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)
Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).
The New Morality(TM) of Capitalism (tags)
During the Great Depression, Pres. Roosevelt used social programs (ex. The Hoover Dam) to employ miilions of Americans because continued despair would've led to the same Fascism that devoured post-WWI Germany. Today's right-wing pundits call such policies "immoral" and FDR a "Communist".
Why the ''Free Market'' despises Open Source software (tags)
The Micorsoft's assualt on open source is like the WTO "free trade" conflict -- a massively subsidised, genetically modified, machinery and chemical-warfare wielding colossus at war with a tiny malnourished day labourer armed with a mattock.
Block Away (tags)
I am in favor of IndyMedia blocking KOBE members.
Are "anarcho"-capitalists really Anarchists? (tags)
Because "anarcho"-capitalists embrace capitalism and reject socialism, they cannot be considered anarchists or part of the anarchist tradition.
Has Miami Lost Its Marbles? (tags)
Miami's City Commission is trying to pass an ordinance banning all kinds of things in the city limits durin gthe FTAA protests in Nov. Read about the ordinance and what you can do about it!
RIAA sues 261 for sharing..... (tags)
What is legal, and what is not? (tags)
What is the difference in making a law, following it, and abusing it. If You still do not know, better find out now, before it is too late.
Extremist Judicial Nominee Passes on Largely Partisan Vote (tags)
Victor Wolski’s ideology makes him uniquely unqualified for the Court of Federal Claims where he would decide whether taxpayers must pay corporations to comply with health, safety, environmental, and other safeguards.
davemans misuse of government property (tags)
While daveman should be hard at work protecting the 20th Fighter Wing, he is hard at work gossiping on the message boards here at Indymedia.
Solidarity with Harold H. Thompson (tags)
The Anarchist prisoner Harold H. Thompson has been struck a very serious blow on his fight for prisoners rights and can't go on with it. Here's the whole info:
What on earth might be the reason for the Finns recession? (tags)
When recession strikes, there aren't many to blame. True reason to economical recession is people's acts. The same people keeping and maintaining power are causing deliberate damage to business and citizen, and can't understand what economical consequences their acts have. An other silent silent Iraq is born.
Democratic Socialism: A Transformational Project (tags)
Democratic socialism as a transformational process could remedy the social coldness and ecological blindness of neoliberalism and its total absolute market. This article is translated from the German in: Utopie kreativ 2000.
A Time for Revolution once again (tags)
Understanding the nature of the law Matrix is key to moving to the next level of freedom...
Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age (tags)
check out http://www.illegal-art.org/ and http://www.stayfreemagazine.org
come here talk about the problems with intellectual property and copyright! (tags)
Talk at UCLA about copyright and intellectual property
Mexicans protesting proposed Costco face charges of rebellion, sabotage (tags)
Officials in the southern Mexico state of Morelos threw the book Friday at 28 protesters who briefly blocked roads around a site where U.S. retailer Costco plans to build a controversial shopping center, charging them with rebellion, sabotage, attack and causing injuries.
RAVE bill scary! kill! kill! (tags)
More YOU Can Do to Stop the RAVE Bill: Call Senators Boxer + Feinstein and ask them to put a HOLD on the bills and to vote against any "unanimous consent request." even if you've called/written already! more below:
Los Angeles Unified School District vs the Community of 52nd Place and 53rd Street (tags)
The Los Angeles School District has threatened long time residence and business owners with the law of eminent domain in their desire to remove elderly and poor citizens from their homes in order to build schools and income producing apartments.
Midnight Special leaves Promenade (tags)
After ten years on the Third Street Promenade, Midnight Special Bookstore is being forced to re-locate.
PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNING AGAINST LAW IN FINLAND (tags)
Layer says 'it is not a crime to let someone else access private property, than the owner'.
COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS FOR BOYCOTT TACO BELL RALLY AND MARCH!!! (tags)
BOYCOTT TACO BELL!
Protecting private property is a crime in Socialist Finland (tags)
In Socialist Finland things work a bit differently. It is a crime to protect your personal property; this means protecting your house, income as an entrepreneur, family or health is classified as ‘a crime’. At socialist nation things are and work in reverse, in spite of ‘The Law’ saying, that these are the values to protect.
J-Towns See Hope (tags)
Copied from the AZine. Information about Prop 40, a ref. that includes provisions to fund cultural preservation.
Photo: Notice Of Intent To Take This Property By Eminent Domain. (tags)
Sign left by protesters at Duke Energy power plant in Oakland, CA.