Tag Archive: activism

Residents at Collins Crossing apartments in Carrboro protest rising rent

From The Daily Tarheel

For Pat Noelle, Saturday was about searching for answers.

Noelle was one of approximately 50 residents, students and local advocates who marched in protest of rising rent prices at the Collins Crossing Apartment Homes in Carrboro.

“It’s not fair,” Noelle said. “If the rent goes up, what are they gonna offer us?”

The march for Collins Crossing began at the Carrboro Town Commons and wound through downtown, finishing on the lawn of Collins Crossing.

Collins Crossing, formerly known as Abbey Court Condominiums, was recently bought by Aspen Square Management.

The apartment complex is considered one of the last affordable housing locations in Carrboro. (more…)

Raleigh, NC: Seven Arrested in Major Take Back the Land Action

From Earth First Newswire

On Monday, April 9th, over 30 community participants entered the house of a Raleigh, NC, family that has been illegally foreclosed on, and refused to leave as an act of civil disobedience.

The family has bravely chosen to fight eviction and foreclosure and is requesting community support. Evidence of robo-signing by the bank, which is a fraud, has been uncovered and the entire foreclosure process is under attorney review.

A coalition coordinating with Max Rameau of Take Back the Land and including; Mortgage Fraud NC, Occupy Raleigh, Save Our Homes and Occupy Greensboro participated in yesterday’s public protest and home defense. The objectives of this action were: to demand that Nicole and her family be allowed to reclaim possession of their home; to call for a NATIONAL MORATORIUM on all foreclosures, evictions, and utility shut-offs; to demand that banks negotiate loan modifications that include principal reduction; to call for the creation of a community land trust.

Another 10 families in this predominantly African-American neighborhood are facing similarly illegal foreclosure and eviction. This foreclosure eviction protest is one of a growing movement across the country. (more…)

Chapel Hill Police Department Has Long History Of Violence

This excerpt is being reprinted to illustrate the systematic nature of police violence and racism in Chapel Hill. It has been erroneously stated that this is the first time an incident like this one has happened in Chapel Hill . We hope by bringing this past incident to light we can move forward as a community to end police violence and fight the coming police state.

from LOCKDOWN AMERICA: police and prisons in the age of crisis

By Christian Parenti

One of the most infamous SWAT “fishing expeditions” was “Operation Ready-Rock,” launched in November 1990 by the Chapel Hill police. (more…)