Second annual 96 hours of direct action to reclaim MLK’s radical legacy

first_imgFrom a news release by the Anti Police-Terror Project, Oakland, Calif.Hundreds of people from more than two dozen groupings, in both Oakland and San Francisco, will respond to the call of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) to come together for 96 hours of direct action over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, Jan. 15 – 18. This weekend’s events will culminate in a Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday, Jan. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway), Oakland.“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1963)Over the last year, in the Bay Area alone, there have been dozens of police murders.  In San Francisco, we have most recently seen the brutal execution of Mario Woods, in addition to police beating a disabled man in front of the Twitter building and racist text messages exchanged between SFPD on-duty officers.   In Oakland, we have seen a string of Black men murdered by police since only June of 2015. In fact, a recent graphic by Mapping Police Violence shows that in 2015, Oakland ranks third in police killings per million people in 60 of America’s largest cities.“Police are the shock troops of gentrification,” said Cat Brooks, co-founder of APTP.  “Mayors give them a mandate: make this city appealing to developers by any means necessary.  City councils fund police and constantly seek to expand their numbers and their powers.  As a result, people of color are being pushed out of cities at unprecedented rates, by an out-of-control rental market, increased police occupation and terrorism against communities of color, as well as crackdowns on those who dare protest these unjust policies as we saw with [Oakland] Mayor Schaaf’s recent attempts at imposing a curfew….“Last year, in partnership with comrades and allies, APTP launched 96 Hours of Direct Action in the Bay Area, and answered a national call to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy which we didthrough a march that brought over 7,000 people into the streets of Oakland….“A year later, while we are starting to have an impact, we also see that we have a long, long way to go. So this Martin Luther King Day weekend, APTP has called for the Second Annual 96 Hours of Direct Action and Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March.  For four days, we will unleash a spectrum of disruptive and creative activity. In the spirit of MLK, these actions willmeaningfully interrupt business as usual, whether that be with direct action, teach-ins, concerts or prayer vigils.”THIS WEEKEND’S SCHEDULE:Friday 1/15: Communities in Oakland and San Francisco will hold actions calling out the rampant gentrification occurring on both sides of the bridgeSaturday 1/16: The Oakland Community will call out the many forms of state terror occurring in The TownSunday 1/17: The people will unite in San Francisco to call out state terror, economic terror and the corrupt city governments that allow it to continueMonday 1/18: Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy March from Oakland to EmeryvilleTHIS WEEKEND’S DEMANDS INCLUDE:The resignation of Mayor Libby Schaaf. Respect our Sanctuary Cities. ICE out of Oakland and San Francisco! No deportations. No arrests. The immediate termination of Chief Greg Suhr. The immediate reallocation of city budgets: reduce police budgets and reallocate those funds to provide for affordable housing that allows Black, Brown and other people of color to remain in San Francisco and Oakland.Brooks continued: “On Monday we will connect the dots between police violence and economic violence — specifically gentrification — with a march at 11 a.m. from Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway), where the Oakland community has come to call home to civil disobedience and protests.  The march will weave its way through West Oakland where Black residents continue to be displaced at an alarming rate and through Emeryville where Yuvette Henderson was brutally murdered by the Emeryville Police Department and into the Bay Street Mall which is located on a sacred Ohlone Burial Ground; yet another example of how capitalism discards humanity for profit — specifically the humanity of of Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples.“The Anti-Police Terrorism Project is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to building a sustainable a replicable mechanism to eradicate police terror from communities of color. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition. We meet the third Wednesday of every month at Eastside Arts Alliance at 7:30 p.m.”“We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1967)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thiscenter_img The immediate termination of Chief Sean Whent. The immediate termination of the officers involved in the murders of Richard Perkins, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, Demouriah Hogg and Richard Linyard.last_img read more

Fitch Ratings: RMBS Market Faces Uncertainty

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Upcoming Event Features Experts in Single-Family Rental Investing   Next: Loss Prevention Program for D.C. Homeowners Re-launches Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly,, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News 2021-02-16 Christina Hughes Babb Share Save February 16, 2021 853 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fitch Ratings: RMBS Market Faces Uncertainty Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fitch Ratings: RMBS Market Faces Uncertainty While the new issue private-label residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market reportedly is running along at a solid clip, a report by Fitch Ratings shows that some widespread developments and unknowns coming in 2021 could impact the volume of new deals.”New purchase and refinancing activity will remain elevated into 2021,” Fitch reported. “Recovery will likely vary by location and home-price tier. Housing supply constraints are likely to remain until the effects of the pandemic begin to wane.”A statement from Fitch predicted that, with the Biden administration’s most immediate focus on stemming the tide of the global pandemic, foreclosure moratoriums and forbearance plans will likely continue to be extended until lockdowns are lifted and local economies and jobs recover.That means demand for higher-priced single-family homes should remain high with mortgage rates staying low.”Home price growth has accelerated more notably in suburbs of cities like New York City, Washington D.C., Boston and San Francisco than in their once crowded central business districts,’ said Senior Director Suzanne Mistretta. “Longer term, however, home price growth in these suburbs will likely cool over time as the comfort level with central business districts increases with rising vaccination rates and the health crisis waning.”Fitch reports that it is also keeping a close eye on the new QM rule, which goes into effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register on March 1.The potential for a shift in policy and enforcement initiatives that may be undertaken by the new director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) once appointed also adds to the uncertainty.”With a new CFPB director, some of the provisions may be revisited or the effective date could be postponed, adding some uncertainty to the impact of the new rule on issuance volume and loan documentation standards,” Mistretta said. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles  Print This Postlast_img read more