Luz Rivera de la organizacion - Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC) basada en Tlaxcala México - Platicó en el espacio comunitario/ colectivo, Red Emma's en Baltimore, MD, EUA. Ella habló sobre la historia de la organización, de sus luchas, de lxs campesinxs en el centro de mexico, la lucha en contra del ‘mal gobierno' y sus partidos, y por la construcción de autonomía de la manera Tlaxcalteca.
BREAKING NEWS: HB 235, The Gender Identiy Anti-Discrimination Act, passed its third and final reading at the House of Delegates today, Saturday, March 26th, 2011, by a 86-52 favorable vote. The bill now moves to the Senate where it will be subjected to possible amendments. It will be voted on by midnight on Monday, March 28th, 2011.
In the U.S., eminent domain refers to the government’s power to appropriate private property for public use without the owner’s consent. Eminent domain is most commonly used when the acquisition of private property is necessary for the completion of a public project such as a road, and the owner of the required property is unwilling to negotiate a price for its sale. The Fifth Amendment of the U.S.
abandonment/blight: While abandoned or blighted properties may appear to be the antithesis of urban revitalization, they are in fact necessary preconditions: creating a situation in which investments by real estate and finance capital can produce profitable returns.1
Residents who live north of the Johns Hopkins medical campus have been negatively impacted by the East Baltimore revitalization effort. Household displacements have occurred as part of a $1 billion redevelopment project that will construct five life science buildings, retail space and housing. The Save Middle East Action Committee (SMEAC (SMEAC) has organized against this redevelopment. This discussion was part of the (Re)living Democracy project at the Contemporary Museum (Nov.
In what could prove to be a landmark case for public housing, the 2005 ruling in the class action lawsuit Thompson v. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found the department guilty of violating the Fair Housing Act by concentrating African-American public housing residents in poor, segregated areas of Baltimore City.
The footprint of gentriﬁcation is across the throat of my childhood neighborhood. It does not surprise me because I grew up in the shadow of Downtown Baltimore. The ﬁrst home I remember was in the 700 Block of George Street between Fremont Ave. and Myrtle Ave. A short stroll down George St. took one to Pennsylvania Ave and a couple of blocks south on Green St. and I was at Lexington Market, the place of hot dogs, Konstant peanuts and their still delicious peanut brittle.