Gentrification

  • Italian Social Center XM24 Supporters Face Down National Agenda to Close Self-Organized Spaces

    June 27, 2019
    Bologna, Italy – The autonomous public space XM24 in Bologna is one of the latest organizations to come under pressure from Italian authorities aiming to evict and disperse them. National politicians such as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a leader of the far-right Northern League (Lega…...
  • Denver’s ‘Right to Survive’ Ballot Initiative Voted Down

    May 9, 2019
    Denver, CO – The contentious ballot initiative 300, or Right to Survive, was voted down in Tuesday’s municipal elections with 81% of votes being against the ballot question. The initiative would have effectively repealed the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) passed in 2012, which criminalizes…...
  • Occupied Urban Gardens Grow Community, Stunt French Gentrification

    November 21, 2018
    Dijon, France – Over a hundred anti-capitalists have created a nine hectare free district with urban gardens and a free market as they prevent development plans from being constructed. The occupiers are seeking to preserve agricultural land and experiment in collective living while demonstrating horizontal…...
  • Second Hearing Postponed for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 18, 2018
    UPDATE: On Saturday, March 17, 2018, during the Aurora City Council’s Winter Workshop, the council decided to move a proposal of a 10-month moratorium on mobile home park redevelopment to an official vote during their city council meeting on March 26, 2018. Aurora, CO –…...
  • Fourth Push for Homeless Bill of Rights in Colorado Legislature

    March 14, 2018
    UPDATE: After seven hours of testimony including over 100 people testifying in favor of the Homeless Bill of Rights and about five testifying against, the bill was voted down for the fourth year in a row with a vote of 10-3. Denver, CO – For…...
  • First Lawsuit Hearing for Mobile Home Park Residents Suing Park Owners

    March 2, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On February 23, 2018, residents of Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park, members of 9to5 Colorado, and community members attended the first hearing in a collective lawsuit filed against the park’s owners. The lawsuit alleges that since the time the park’s residents created…...
  • Denver’s First Tiny Home Village ‘Beloved Community Village’ Turns Six Months Old

    January 19, 2018
    Denver, CO – On July 21, 2017, after four years of fundraising, community building, and meetings with politicians and city workers to change city codes, sixteen formerly unhoused Denver residents moved into Denver’s first tiny home village called Beloved Community Village. However, the village was…...
  • Longtime Denver Community Residents Boycott ink! Coffee

    December 7, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, over 200 people rallied outside of ink! Coffee shop on Larimer Street in downtown Denver to show their opposition to the shop’s recent advertising displays. Unicorn Riot provided live coverage of the community responses to the incidents…...
  • Glendale Townhomes in Minneapolis Face Gentrification from MPHA

    September 27, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – Tenants who reside at Glendale Townhomes in the historic Prospect Park neighborhood have been organizing for years to protect their homes from proposed redevelopments, which the group Defend Glendale insists will mean “gentrification and displacement of people of color from Minneapolis” through…...
  • Eighty Families Offer to Purchase Mobile Home Park to Avoid Eviction

    September 25, 2017
    Aurora, CO – On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the organization 9to5 Colorado, hosted a renter’s rights action in solidarity with residents at the Denver Meadows Mobile Home Park. This action was part of a nation-wide Renter Week Of Action organized by Right To The City…...