From our Mission Statement (which is a work in progress, so please feel free to offer constructive feedback): Our objectives: to assist both current and displaced residents of substandard and non-code compliant multi-family housing projects with food, clothing, childcare, and temporary shelter; to collaborate with and provide support to existing housing justice and tenant support organizations; and to train and empower tenants to speak out against unfair and discriminatory property management firms, to demand accountability from sub-standard property owners and petition city leaders to put ordinances in place to compel legal compliance by offending property mgmt. and owners. Where you come in: By no means do we consider this statement representative of the “99%” nor of the thousands of Austinites living in substandard or unaffordable housing. In order to fully engage and empower those residents, we need your help. We need you to make every effort to step out of the digital world and into the reality of poverty and gentrification. (via Occupy Austin Housing Justice Workgroup Meeting | OccuWorld)
Video Footage of the entire arrest sequence.
How can you say this was a “confusion of what the law was” as City Hall and most Media are claiming?
Occupy Austin 10/29/11 (by LtFreebags)
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