Tuesday, September 27, 2011

there's been more than one occupation in NYC

In August 2011, immigrant mothers in East Harlem (NYC) occupied the office of Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito to protest her ongoing promotion of displacement and negligent landlords in our community. In the face of police presence and hostility from office personnel, these luchadoras fearlessly speak truth to power and denounce Mark-Viverito for her profoundly anti-democratic attacks against her East Harlem constituents, our homes and community.

With all the buzz about the Wall Street occupation, these mothers' actions and struggles risk being overlooked.

Please circulate widely.