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Citywide Alliance Against Displacement Demands Mayor de Blasio Step Down (again)

Citywide Alliance Rallies at City Hall to Demand
Mayor
de Blasio Step Down for Ongoing Corruption   

May 31, 2017  – 3:30 pm – outside NY City Hall

“(Mayor “Red Bill”) de Blasio pushes people out of their homes and neighborhoods to benefit his political aspirations and ultra-rich developers (…) destroying immigrant families and communities of color. We say no more to racism and displacement!” [Citywide Alliance Against DisplacementJoin us to demand Mayor de Blasio step down!

“Mayor de Blasio, “gentrifier-in-chief,” has designated NYC a “sanctuary city” in an effort to protect immigrants from racist and xenophobic Trump Executive Orders. ”


“For many NYC immigrants, however, our communities are under siege as we live in the instability and crisis as a result of the Mayor’s own rezoning policy that is displacing us from the very places that we seek refuge.”


“The Progressive NYC Council
continues to put profit before people, abandoning small business to follow Bloomberg’s Real Estate Agenda. Our New York City elected officials need to stop looking for band-aid solutions and start serving their communities.” [Take Back NYC]

We demand:

1) End racism in city planning. Pass community-based “People First” plans like the Chinatown Working Group rezoning plan.

2) End public funding for luxury development, such as 421-a. Instead; use public resources to preserve and build more permanent low-income housing.

3) Stop privatization of public land and assets.

4) Mayor de Blasio and those in City Council who also collude with developers, step down. Dump de Blasio Now!

Brief Flickr slide show:

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I’ve covered a few of these very small protests, aware that this particular consortium is not Republican nor Democrat, too RED. Nope, these are Mayor “Red Bill” deBlasio and NYC Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s political and social comrades. YET, the consortium has a beef – a BIG on-going complaint when it comes to NYC real estate. All is not copacetic when it comes to the very personal issues of “hearth and home”.

Displacement by an ever changing city will always affect someone. Old buildings come down making way for new ones. Cities grow. But, who decides what is acceptable displacement. Are these real estate deals motivated only about greed?  Graft. Is “progressive – change” only possible when it isn’t PERSONAL?

Scary words, “We are from the government and we’ve come to …. TAKE your home – or business.” No one wants to be on the short end of that directive. It’s ALWAYS personal for someone.

The LES (Lower East Side) , Bronx consortium remains VERY unhappy with their comrades in City Hall, demanding – again- that Mayor de Blasio and Council woman Margaret Chin STEP DOWN. They want nothing less.

Having no desire to see De Balsio re-elected, I am feeling no sympathy for “Red Bill”.  Schadenfreude perhaps, as they eat their own.  (Pamela Hall)

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three short videos

Part 1 – excerpted chants ” Hey- o deBlasio your killing our dreams”

Part 2 – excerpted speaker from East Harlem

Part 3 – excerpted speaker from East Harlem and the South Bronx

“….. demand Mayor de Blasio step down for promoting racist rezoning plans that target communities of color… the low-income families in the Chinese community are being pushed out, we will lose our jobs as well. Whether in Chinatown, Brooklyn or Flushing …victims of displacement, because we will face job loss. The mayor is making our lives desperate. (he should) be held accountable for racist policy of displacement and step down now. [https://peoplefirstnyc.org/]

“Mayor de Blasio’s plan for constructing an additional 300,000 apartments for the city’s growing future is hidden under the fact that the NYC’s Homeless population has grown along with the administration’s false promises to provide real affordable housing to NYC’s vulnerable households. The disparity between rich and poor was a highlight of campaign speeches gravitating popular support to the current administration as a compassionate progressive movement.”  [http://www.elbarriounite.org/]

== MEDIA RELEASE ==

 The Citywide Alliance Against Displacement, representing communities throughout NYC, including the Lower East Side, Chinatown, East Harlem, South Bronx, Staten Island and Flushing, will rally at City Hall to demand the Mayor step down for selling the city to real estate developers.

Mayor de Blasio continues to ignore community outcry against his pro-developer and racist development agenda. In East Harlem, he continues to push a rezoning that will destroy the historic Latino community, one of the last working class communities in Upper Manhattan. In Chinatown and the Lower East Side, community members uncovered that the de Blasio administration and local councilwoman Margaret Chin lied to the community about three mega-tower developments being built on the waterfront. The City is violating its own zoning laws by allowing these developments to move forward.

It is clear that the developers who stand to benefit the most from the Mayor’s actions are those who have contributed heavily to his re-election, like Harold Fetner of Fetner Properties,[1] JDS, Extell and many others. The Mayor has turned a blind eye to the mass scale displacement New Yorkers are experiencing, to enrich the real estate campaign donors. New Yorkers throughout the city say: Stop selling our city to developers and protect our communities from displacement.  [NY Daily News]

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++ Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall+

May Day NYC Commie Day – REVOLUTION 2017

There is only ONE Solution: REVOLUTION. REVOLUTION! May Day 2017. Across the country. Around the World. The Media War is winning . The Marxists and the Antifa comrades threaten the Free world but the Next Gen Millennials I saw are Mad as HELL and NOT going to take it ANY MORE.


The Mayday Workers who UNITED this day seemed to come  mostly from Latin countries. Signs in Spanish. Flags from their countries of birth (no American Flags) but, YES: MARXIST Flags. Socialists Flags. And DRUMS. Always Drums mixed with LATIN music blasting across Union Square. We weren’t in Kansas anymore. REVOLUTION. REVOLUTION. Yeah. That’s the ticket.

AND…the chants followed by the opening speech to inspire the United Commie Workers Rally.

Next we heard from Imani Henry – Peoples Assembly- Workin’ the crowd.

Enough with the speeches. I moved on to the taking of many pictures of the divergent hoards assembled. My task took wing. Pictures of signs. Lots of signs. Including the white protestors who shilled for The Socialist Green Party, the Marxist. com Party, Bob Avakian’s TRUE Marxist Party. They are the behind the scenes facilitators of the revolution to FREE Mumia. To Dump Trump. To Stop Killer Cops. The END White Supremacy — Cause—- BLACK Lives Matter.

FLICKR Slide show.

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BUT, today was more than just speeches and pictures. Antifa arrived and the game changed. I heard an agitated Leftie tell their lead guy to hurry – pointing towards center of the square – there was  ” a problem”.

Seems Brittany Venti vs the Antifas was the next event leading to the arrest of this popular streamer. What I think I witnessed prior to the assault is first  presented in a series of pictures mounted in video format.

We don’t want you here!” Imani Henry (seen in another video) was  leading a ‘wall’ of people already harassing Brittany and forcing her and a friend from a Public Square.

Something happened between Antifa-guy and Brittney, leading up to a  sign hitting her on the head.  She says Antifa-guy  hit her with the sign. Video that was released shows someone does hit her in the head, And Antifa-guy was bloodied near his left eye in retaliation.

Brittany was not bloodied.  Whatever, they were BOTH arrested.

Brittany talks about what happened. It’s a  bit long, but she does give perspective on how she was attacked.  Link to short tweet  video  … from @JessixOW – she shows some of the confrontation. This is a good video that shows how long the harassment went on, how it grew, BTW, “WHERE WERE THE POLICE?”

Vocativ link report on assault and arrest

 …. an “alt-right”  (I HATE that bogus label) social media provocateur.

Venti and anti-fascist (Antifa) protesters clashed, eventually resulting in Venti’s arrest and a bloodied protester. The moments leading up to her arrest were captured on a Periscope stream. After the arrest, she claimed someone hit her with a stick. It’s not yet known with what crime, if any, Venti has been charged.

When asked “what do you have to say to your fans,” she replied, “free Brittany Venti!”

THEN there were the Libertarian kids. They too were assaulted. The assault in action. (vocativ. com)

Another scuffle broke out between Antifa protesters and Trump-supporting Libertarians about 30 minutes later, the latter group eventually being be led across the street. The faction of Trump backers, about 30 people at its height, chanted “Build the wall!” and “You lost!” to the May Day participants in Union Square.

Assaulted. Pushed. Flour-bombed  Punched. Crunched. Til finally the police got wind there was something serious happening at the SW end of the Square. No one was actually hurt – that I could see – so perhaps a lot of bluster and show for the cameras- still these Libertarian Free-Speech protestors kept smiles on their faces even in the thick of the “madding” crowd.

Once on the scene, the police pulled them to the island S.E. of the square. Sharing the area with Pro-Trump Build-the-Wall protestors.

Eventually all joined in the chorus BUILD THE WALL. Pumped. Fearless.

Which sent one white Commie flag waving millennial  into a seething rage. From the Union Square side, he paced with his Marxist flag, shouting at the patriots.

He was seeing red but not the kind he wanted.

After the assault video

Gen X Millennials. Self-identified as Libertarians. They got spunk. They are NOT Fascists. They are NOT Nazis. They call out  Communism, Socialism. The Soviet et al. They have but One Solution: Keep America Free of Totalitarian despots.

But, Never Forget, why THEY were there. THIS was MAYDAY. Commie Day. America, she is BAD. The REVOLUTION is the Only  SOLUTION: WORKERS UNITE!


++ Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall++