Category Archives: Gentrification

Gaylord Hotel Broke Law, May Do It Again

The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here:  Download mp3 The week began with Prince George’s County cabbies, the AFL-CIO and the local chapter of the NAACP saying Gaylord National Resort had run afoul of county … Continue reading

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Voices of the 99% Radio examines local D.C. politics and news coverage

Listen to Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of 99%:  TheFightBack’s Pete Tucker joined Bullet Points with Navid Nasr on Voices of the 99% for a discussion on the Washington Post’s selective scrutinizing of politicians, as well as the paper’s education … Continue reading

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D.C. taxpayers get short end of West End deal

By Thomas Hedges – You can find Hedges’s reports at Truthdig. He works at The Center for Responsive Law, founded by Ralph Nader   The non-profit group D.C. Library Renaissance Project (DCLRP) worries that a deal between city officials and developer … Continue reading

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Pastor teams up with Occupy activists to save home

Listen to Rev. Vanzant  Download mp3 “This is the next phase of the Occupy movement,” said Mike Haack, an activist with Occupy Our Homes, an off-shoot of Occupy DC which works to prevent evictions. With bullhorn in hand, Haack and … Continue reading

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Is The Informer being blacklisted because of its black readership?

(Cross posted at The Washington Informer and The Urban Revival.) The Washington Informer has a mostly black readership and that appears to be why it was denied a District government contract which instead was awarded to The Washington Times, a … Continue reading

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Remembering Brian Anders through action

Listen to TheFightBack‘s 2010 interview with Brian Anders Download mp3 Brian Anders, a tireless D.C. activist and homeless advocate, passed away August 28. He asked that he be remembered not with tears but action. When the D.C. Council returns from … Continue reading

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WPFW and NAACP-Alexandria Hold Town Hall

Listen to The Latino Media Collective on Pacifica Radio WPFW 89.3 FM: Download mp3 “We know affordable housing is dwindling in Alexandria,” activist and Alexandria resident Nisaa Harper told the standing-room only crowd at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. “The … Continue reading

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The Human Cost of Gentrification: Pete talks with Bruce DePuyt

“The Washington area is a boom-town, cranes are everywhere and communities are on the upswing as investors pour billions into new real estate. But what happens to people who get priced out by all this progress?” NewsTalk host Bruce DePuyt … Continue reading

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WPFW To Hold Town Hall Amidst Alexandria’s Gentrification

Listen to WPFW’s Latino Media Collective: Download mp3 “I hope this Monday the 20th we can make our voices heard [and] somebody can listen to us,” activist Hector Pineda Martinez told Oscar Fernandez, host of the Latino Media Collective on … Continue reading

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Occupy DC Fights to Stop Eviction

  If evictions continue to be this costly there’s likely to be fewer of them. Tuesday, law enforcement used no less than forty-five officers and thirty vehicles to evict a woman from her house in northeast D.C. For good measure, … Continue reading

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