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A Tax Break for Neighborhood Busters

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Read [Sunday's] editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch if you want your heart broken. Decades of progress on the near north side are threatened by a proposal that does not prohibit the use of eminent domain, even in rehabbed areas like Old North St. Louis.
MORE: Background on Blairmont
UPDATE 4/12: Similar Landbanking Bill Pending in MO House
UPDATE 5/3: Landbanking Bill Could Die in MO Senate
 

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News :: Housing and Development

Blairmont Site Assembly Heading to the Long Final March

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. Has Paul McKee's Blairmont juggernaut slowed? Not likely. However, word on the street is that they various active purchasing companies — including Sheridan Place LC, MLK 3000 LLC and Dodier Investors LLC — are making contracts with close dates as far off as May. The hold-up may be due to capital flow issues, or perhaps it's a strategic timing to avoid greater scrutiny in the wake of recent publicity. Read on for the latest on Blairmont's landbanking in North St. Louis.
 

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News :: Civil and Human Rights : Housing and Development

StL Equal Housing Funding Cuts

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council Suffers Federal Funding Cuts, a severe blow to their ability to fight housing discrimination. For the first time since 1996, EHOC will not be receiving funding through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP).
 

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Commentary :: Housing and Development

Nuisance Opportunity in Old North City

From Ecology of Absence blog: Oh, what a fine evening it was for seven young men to congregate on the steps of the house at 1215 Wright Street in Old North St. Louis. No finer point for commerce could be found within blocks, and business seemed to be as good there as it usually is.
 

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Announcement :: Housing and Development : Local politics

Galen Gondolfi running for 20th ward against Schmid

From ACC Blog: Gondolfi Declares Candidacy for 20th Ward Alderman
Campaign trumpets "participatory politics"

Community activist Galen Gondolfi is entering the race for alderman of the 20th Ward. Filing Monday at the St. Louis Board of Elections, Gondolfi made official his intention of seeking the post in the March 6, 2007 primary election.
 

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News :: Environment : Health issues : Housing and Development

Roosevelt Students Awarded for Lead Poisoning Work

November 15, 2006. St. Louis, Missouri. Students at Roosevelt High School will receive awards for essays and art work at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006.
 

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Commentary :: Civil and Human Rights : Housing and Development

A Weekend of Anti-Racist Activism

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How does one organize in an anti-racist way? How do we illustrate the systemic racism and classism that exist within our society? These questions were several of many questions addressed this weekend at three events organized by Jobs with Justice, The Organization for Black Struggle, and the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition.
 

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News :: Civil and Human Rights : General : Housing and Development

Hurricane Katrina in review

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Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Monday and over five days later, the country is rocked with flood relief plans, critisms of the President and the government's lack of disaster planning, and over a million Lousiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida residents are left homeless.

Radical Relief Efforts [Mobilization for Anarchists to Gulf Coast listserve | Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief | Anarchist Relief/MayDay DC | Food Not Bombs]

Video from the Astrodome: [1 | 2]
Audio [1 | 2 | 3 | 4]
Written Reports [1 | 2 | 3]

Local IMC Articles of Interest [Local Organizing for Hurricane Relief | Fiction account of what could be | Kanye West says, "George Bush doesn't like black people." | Now is the time? Now is the time!]

Independent Media Coverage [New Orleans IMC | Austin IMC | Houston IMC | US IMC | Democracy Now!]
 

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Commentary :: Civil and Human Rights : Housing and Development

Corporate media on the homeless

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Lately the corporate media have mentioned the homeless more than usual.

A day or two before the Straussenfest "corporate party for middle-class drunks", the corporate media interviewed Larry Rice about the status of homeless people in the area. We know Mr. Rice has his own agenda and it could easily be said he's exploiting the homeless for his own gains, but he obviously did more than the "all talk, no action" IMC posters who just bickered without doing anything. If anyone here actually did something at the homeless park this past weekend, feel free to post about it.
 

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