thepeoplesrecord:

NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for the poorJuly 23, 2014
It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.
Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.


The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mail, affordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”


Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsenexplained as much last year:

"No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."

In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.
Souce

Class war on the front door!

thepeoplesrecord:

NYC approves apartment building with separate entrance for the poor
July 23, 2014

It would be difficult to come with a more on-the-nose metaphor for New York City’s income inequality problem than the new high-rise apartment building coming to 40 Riverside Boulevard, which will feature separate doors for regular, wealthy humans and whatever you call the scum that rents affordable housing.

Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the luxury complex’s 219 units would be marked for low-income renters—netting some valuable tax breaks for Extell—with the caveat that the less fortunate tenants would stick to their own entrance.

The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development approved Extell’s Inclusionary Housing Program application for the 33-story tower this week, the New York Post reports. The status grants Extell the aforementioned tax breaks and the right to construct a larger building than would ordinarily be allowed. According to the Daily Mailaffordable housing tenants will enter through a door situated on a “back alley.”

Any of the unwashed folk who complain about such a convenient arrangement, of course, are just being ungrateful. As the Mail points out, fellow poor-door developer David Von Spreckelsenexplained as much last year:

"No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations," said David Von Spreckelsen, senior vice president at Toll Brothers. "So now you have politicians talking about that, saying how horrible those back doors are. I think it’s unfair to expect very high-income homeowners who paid a fortune to live in their building to have to be in the same boat as low-income renters, who are very fortunate to live in a new building in a great neighborhood."

In these economically fraught times, it’s easy to forget that the super rich earned their right to never see you, hear you, smell you, or consider your pitiful existence. Expecting them to share an entrance would be unfair.

Souce

Class war on the front door!

A few things about Israel you won’t see much of in mainstream media

actuallygrimes:

ghehf

Partial view of the destruction caused by the the rampant oil companies up north.

antifascistaction:

Ultras Hapoel Tel-Aviv

antifascistaction:

Ultras Hapoel Tel-Aviv

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

ragemovement:

Protester fist bumps child over a truck during march in Curitiba. 

Brazil - “Fuck FIFA” demonstration

ragemovement:

Protester fist bumps child over a truck during march in Curitiba.

Brazil - “Fuck FIFA” demonstration

rtamerica:

Minutemen militia recruiting 3,500 volunteers to patrol US border
The co-founder of an organization composed of armed Americans adamantly opposed to illegal immigration says he plans to recruit as many as 3,500 volunteers to participate in a massive border fortification next year.
Minutemen Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist announced earlier this month that he has begun planning for the event, “Operation Normandy,” to be waged on May 1, 2015 along what he calls the “porous areas” between San Diego, California and Brownsville, Texas.

Nationalist militias are taking up arms against innocent migrants! We must not let this stand! If we do dozens of people will be killed or injured for simply trying to make a better life for their families.

rtamerica:

Minutemen militia recruiting 3,500 volunteers to patrol US border

The co-founder of an organization composed of armed Americans adamantly opposed to illegal immigration says he plans to recruit as many as 3,500 volunteers to participate in a massive border fortification next year.

Minutemen Project co-founder Jim Gilchrist announced earlier this month that he has begun planning for the event, “Operation Normandy,” to be waged on May 1, 2015 along what he calls the “porous areas” between San Diego, California and Brownsville, Texas.

Nationalist militias are taking up arms against innocent migrants! We must not let this stand! If we do dozens of people will be killed or injured for simply trying to make a better life for their families.

bunbijou:

under communism there are no sugar mamas or daddies, but everyone is the sugar comrade of everyone else

fotojournalismus:

Two Palestinian girls run past a destroyed ambulance as they flee their homes during a brief period of ceasefire requested by local rescue forces to retrieve dead and wounded from the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

fotojournalismus:

Two Palestinian girls run past a destroyed ambulance as they flee their homes during a brief period of ceasefire requested by local rescue forces to retrieve dead and wounded from the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

saw some posts here about the gaza conflict. whats your stance in that topic? interested because here in germany thousands of people react to the latest happenings with heavily anti-semitic responses, even among leftists and self-declared anti-fascists...

I support Palestinian self-determination, their right to open borders, freedom from Israeli regulations and restrictions. Obviously, I would think it would be great if the Palestinian people revolted against Israel and then Hamas and Fatah, but I won’t think negatively of doing something else since that may be unrealistic. Given the people support Hamas and Fatah in the majority, I believe that the 1967 borders would be sufficient for a two state agreement.

As far as what I’m against, I think the Israeli government has been slowly committing genocide with reactionary militant racism and obviously imperialism is unacceptable as well as Israeli nationalism. They must destroy the border wall and retreat back to the previously agreed borders, pull back settlement populations in the West Bank, and cease the incessant racism that has spurred violent racist mobs.

I don’t believe this is a religious war. I believe everyone should be able to practice their religion in peace as long as they do no harm to anyone else. The problem is Zionism, not Judaism or Islam.