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the planning process is not truly open and transparent and is used to obscure negotiations that occur behind closed doors.


use these tools to take land off the market and develop permantly “affordable” alternatives we can effectively decommodify housing and reclaim community control.

Problems are solved when the sector or segment of the population that was most affected, most devasted by the problems was placed @ the Forefront of the struggle.

Building and sustaining housing in the midst of inequality and corporate power.

education and housing are inextricably linked to each other and to underlying social structures – the enduring and regular arrangements in society beyond the control of individuals.

“Racial segregation in schools and housing is supported by large income and wealth differences between white and nonwhite populations,” Bischoff said, adding that the American public education system is highly fragmented, with approximately 13,500 school districts across the 50 states.


“Where you live matters in so many ways,” said Lichter, who studies marginalized rural populations, including immigrant communities and reservations, which are “segregated, isolated and mostly invisible,” he said.

“Rural segregation and isolation is a direct result of legacies of slavery, racial oppression including land grabs of all sorts, and violence, the effects of which persist to this day,” Lichter said. “Racial inequality is built into our political and economic systems. It’s hard to change.”


For many students, their ability to maintain or improve their grades will be yet another reflection of socio-economic status. Those whose parents have white-collar jobs and are working remotely will have considerably less trouble adjusting to remote learning and continuing to earn good grades. Those whose parents are essential workers working in less than safe situations are more likely to endure difficult and traumatic situations, and end up opting for covered grades. 

students who struggled with difficult quarantine circumstances 

Peoples’ Justice is a coalition of NYC-based grassroots orgnaizations that have joined forces in community control and police accountability. Pj was initiated by the NYC Coalition Against Police Brutality (CAPB) and allies.

Initiated by Coalition Against Police Brutality in Spring 2000, Third World Within (TWW) is a network of NYC-based People of Color Organizations that seeks to make connections between People of Color in the U.S. and


Third World peoples who struggle against a new global violence characterized by the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. TWW understands that policies of global restructuring are fundamentally based on race and gender oppression. TWW seeks to both establish a People of Color presence in the new protest movement and explain the many connections between human rights violations against Third World people around the globe and within the U.S. In this spirit, TWW organized a delegation of People of Color organizers to attend the UN World Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Since September 11, TWW has worked to create conditions for People of Color to participate in broader calls for peace and global justice

Third World Within 

NYC Based Network of POC organizations Purpose: 

To highlight “domestic issues resulting from US Racism and economic restructuring, to educate and mobilize communities of color around these issues, and to work in solidarity with activists.

Organizers and communities in the third World and around the world to demand accountability from the US Government and international institutions for their role in developing and maintaining policies and institutions destructive to the third world and third world communities in the US

Peoples’ Justice is a coalition of NYC-based grassroots orgnaizations that have joined forces in community control and police accountability. Pj was initiated by the NYC Coalition Against Police Brutality (CAPB) and allies.

Initiated by Coalition Against Police Brutality in Spring 2000, Third World Within (TWW) is a network of NYC-based People of Color Organizations that seeks to make connections between People of Color in the U.S. and Third World peoples who struggle against a new global violence characterized by the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. TWW understands that policies of global restructuring are fundamentally based on race and gender oppression. TWW seeks to both establish a People of Color presence in the new protest movement and explain the many connections between human rights violations against Third World people around the globe and within the U.S. In this spirit, TWW organized a delegation of People of Color organizers to attend the UN World Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia in Durban, South Africa. Since September 11, TWW has worked to create conditions for People of Color to participate in broader calls for peace and global justice

Contributed to a Shadow report for the United Nations on the United States actual complaince with the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 


United Nations World Conference on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination ...highlighted the US lack of safe guards for the Human Rights against institionalized racism in education.  Contended “racial profiling bring these violations into international discussion with a goal of garnering domestic and international  pressure to rectify those laws and policies that foster discrimination. 





t throughout the United States and the world, the

new social movements that arose since the 1970s, with both their practice and new theories, have proven that “another world is possible,” to use the phrase of the World Social Forum.34


Transformative community planning evolved with the maturation of the civil rights movement beyond advocacy and protest to the question of political empowerment. It reflected a shift of the civil rights movement

after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, following Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to go from the struggle to get a seat at the lunch counter to the struggle for the money to pay for lunch. It reflected the move from

legal battles, which often put professional advocates in key positions, to broader political struggles for decent jobs and housing and for a role as equals in politics and society. This meant building the capacity of communities to control their own destinies. According to Marie Kennedy,


Genuine community development combines material development with the development of people, increasing a community’s capacity for taking control of its own development. This requires building within the community critical thinking and planning abilities so that development projects and planning processes can be replicated by community members in the future.  46

community land is land taken out of the speculative real estate market and owned by public,

nonprofit, or private entities that are responsible for holding the land in public trust, using it for a public purpose, or limiting profits from resale. It may involve a wide variety of forms of ownership: locally based nonprofi ts, limited-equity cooperatives, and community land trusts; publicly owned community facilities and open spaces; and private homeowners in a local real estate market that is stable and not in flux. Privately owned land can become community land if its private use is restricted by democratically controlled zoning, land-use regulations, condemnation powers, deed restrictions, easements, and other measures.6

Community planning can strengthen community land as a basic

element in building a sense of place and showing that place matters.62

By building up the stock of community land, neighborhoods can build

places that slow or stop the process of dislocation and displacement

caused by giant development projects or the gradual process of gentrifi cation. Community land can help stake out public space in the national

and global struggles against the uncontrolled speculative marketplace.

However, there is a logical contradiction between community control

of land and the principles of progressive planning (outlined above) that

criticize physical determinism and emphasize human transformation

in the planning process.48

exploiting labor, handle accountability, do security, water down demands, undermine work water down demands, throw dirt on our names,

never suffered from structural oppression.  those who think that this doesnt deserve disscussion in education (believe so) because they benifit from these inequalities.  trauma based mind control we are targeted by police and violence living on that dangerous line of challenging power and know we are targetstackle the systemic issues of capitalism, imperialism and colonialism .   


As an Aries reminding us to steep in the power of our own inner knowing and truth.  The fire that burns within us can never be extinguished.  It is this truth of our inner being that needs to be honored and tended to.  Now is the time to bring forth our truth in a way that can hearfully express, assert and realign that which is balance.  We can do this in a way that is compassionate and cooperative so that it can illuminate, purify and transform. 

Capitalism sustain itself with Crisis.  A constant onslaught of building militarized communities against our awareness and organizing efforts.  grapple with the fosil fuel industry and an economy based on the expansion and extraction wont change anything.  (Charity models of organizing are not    root effort for a transformation of our economic and social relation.  indigenous/black liberation is central for environmental justice and how we can transform our worlds away from profit and toward human need. Continue to imerge ourselves into mainstream consciousness over public monuments expressing our opposition and the genocidal campaigns of colonial oppression.  

we never accepted conditions without resitance 

—the fulfillment of treaty rights, land restoration, sovereignty, self-determination, decolonization, and liberation

No Immigrants on Stolen Land 

Olmec, West Afrikan mandingo, egyptians, washita, Yamassee South East, xi people

Pan Fucking Everything, This is ours we define material reality.

Ancestral blood runs on these lands and continent, continue the ground work in the diaspora lthose who refused to disappear in the force of settler governments attempts to eliminate us. and is sacred steps witin our nation

the merciless Indian savages 3/5ths , the lands ravaged through colinalism and imperialism.... Those not colonized/conditioned by "citinzery" our the miseducation of the public school sysytem. Navigate our internal/external contradictions of capitalisms.   

organized diasporic energy programming from the ground up... Guanahatabey, taino iroquio shawnee cherokees ...native first cherowekees mingoes delewares, that any one tribe could sell land, Tecumseh land did not belong to one band land to all native peoples creeks “mound builders,” a practice that spanned several cultures over a period of about 20 centuries.Nehanda Isoke Abiodun 

La Unión illegally captured transported about 25 to 30 Mayans monthly to Cuba, where they were forced to work in sugarcane fields between 1855 and 1861. This was during the rebellion known as the Caste War, according to INAH

However, by historical times, much of Florida was occupied by Taino-speaking peoples from the Caribbean, who, like all Arawak speakers, came originally from Amazonia. Among the better known of these Taino peoples of Florida are the Tekesta, associated with the Maimi Circle, the state-level Calusa society based on a fishing economy in Southern Florida, and the Timucua tribe of Northern Florida.  group of Amazonia as spoken by the the CreekSolidarity among Taino-speaking people everywhere, from South America to the Caribbean and North America, is a means to achive official recognition for Taino tribe Ciboneys Shawnee

Black and Indigenous struggle are inextricably linked. Black/Indigenous  people have been the major drivers of revolutionary struggles against colnialism, imperialism, and capitalism and Pan Fukin Everything we must align ourselves with our relatives in the African diaspora and on the African continent as many of our ancestors first did against settler colonialism.

learn more about your unique analysis, experiences and contributions to the dialogue and culture of Pan-Afrikan solidarity, economic justice and cooperative is necessary to understand the historical and social context in which this situation developed.

don’t understand this reality, because they don’t live it. And this is true for white people of all classes, even though low-income whites, relative to those from the middle and upper classes, do have more incidents of police harassment and abuse.

“The wall between”-that’s what Anne Braden called it in her excellent book of the same name on the racial divide.

1969 and 1979, the South Bronx lost ten percent of its housing, with some districts losing as much as twenty-seven percent. Disinvestment by banks, landlord and industry abandonment, and the scorched-earth arson-for-profit schemes, coupled with white flight and “planned shrinkage” of essential government services, led to a forty-two percent drop in population and a forty percent drop in manufacturing jobs.


 Problem: middle class  cuts out white/black bourgie , flees to safer grounds...suburbs, dem party, push us into

segregated in Reservations, Hoods, slum ghetoo fevela 


Reimagine how locally controlled (HUB) can transform a settler neo colonial system) Beyond the corruption of corporations and governments, damaged done to our planet hatefulness of people...we never hide the realities of truth. 

displaced from our homelands.... war famines, diseases, economic hardships persecutions, enslavement and vrinalization 

Urban Land Struggle- Decades of segregationalist policies and predatory lending in housing keeps us corralled into tightly packed neighborhoods.

we are met with riqours suppression and horrific brutality, war with drugs, 

for a "nontraditional view" of reality 

between intergration/segregation Destabilization: abust terror, 

legacy of jim crow "whitening" campaigns

Gentrification: is a symptom of neighborhood being sheltered, isolated, or redlined from economic growth.

History of Denying Land/Home ownership funneled into reservations prisons, military From the broken propmises of reperations creating :immigrants" communities redlining practices 

Placing us on landfills designed by white power brokers at the expense of our health posioned air,  segrgated 

warning non profits and clts ended up fighting for scraps while HPD continues to steer land buildings and funding to their for profit partners

1960's urban renewal --- sky rocketing rents, mass evictions low wage work being replaced with luxury condominiums, shooping centers, and tourist attractions.

Land for the People vs Land for speculation and that serves the interest of community building sustainable economics and a cultural and political space. We have the right to remain and return to our cities control our strets and neighborhoods and to ensure we exisit to serve people rather than capital.

left out relestate and financial interest we are the historically looted control over our lives 

Delibrate and devastating negligence of city planners and implerialism 

no eviction zone---

Community Control over land use decisions   

Community Control Table to faciltate housing that ensures the initiative remains permantly low or no cost 

organized secure housing 

practice cooperative economics 

an economic system that is based on the values of 

Social/Racial Justice



cooperation communalism 


seekout contradictions in social reality examing thinking critically thinking dialectically 

knowledge is created through reflective action in social world ...the path of knowledge is found in active communicative relationships with others capacity to reflect on the very process of knowing itself .....state of "meta awareness an awareness of our efforts to understand ourselves others and the world.  


2007 fighting for title 

Letter E4

Cost breakdown 

exploring ways to become a hybrid 

Free the Land Coonect to Land Housing as a human righ Quity on house toward house or another equity Not a commodity-space to exhale inhale see ourselves as the developers not in narrow perspectives of an oppressive framework 

Court Battles and Break downs Cost 

Environmental Justice

Sustainable and healthy neighborhoods

Freedom from police and state harrassment Safe neighborhods and protection from police stae measures vigilante repression that has historically targeted black and  latinos, women queer and transgendered fam.


The Coperative is open to all persons willing to accept the responsibilities that go with residency as capacity permits....

Housing governed and controlled by residents Autonmony and Interdependce autonomous entities controlled by residents 

Residents has equal participation in the governing process in proportion to their activity in the initiative 

a plateau...exploring and enriching notions of the initiative...An initiative how we can support Analyze the different forces within ourselves.... Analyze the different Conscious Awareness and Concious activity in order for there to be a transformation of colonial mentalities into revolutionary mentalities... social forces within ourselves, a space to practice our revolutionary selves...Consciuosly directing our energy and action to the deconstruction of the enemy within and outside... Social Practice can be the only criterion of truth... Transform internalized metality a colonial mentality into a revolutionary mentality Reognize that the capitalist system above all excist because its survival and validity of it status are simply accepted by the colonized....overthrow the exisiting property relations structures to support dissent....20 years of low cost housing preservation and development

secure housing for...

practice cooperative economics 

to facilitate housing that ensures the inititive remains permantly low or no cost, effectively taking land off the speculative market. 

Promote democratic and community driven decisions Conceived by "disposables" disenfranchised seeking to protect assets in a neo colonial world.  

established our own communities self governing ...qulombos, palmares, palenques, iles  struggled agaist imperialism european domination in which we can live while carring our resistence agaist hegomnic cultures dominant social political instutions of nyc 

give rise to and for self government 

ch gives you time, place, space to gather resources skill self suficient insttution that residents see themselves as the initial investment to develop skils, analysis, 

Alternative Models Economic and Housing Models rooted in the principles of economic democracy cooperation and sustainability. 

took land off the speculative marke----we built this place from the ground up, acuire, maintain housing; well 

Democraticall controlled community land trust 

Mutal housing association which sells/rents the apartment at low cost and with no outside management.  ...permanently affordable effectivly tryin to decommodify housing and relaimimg comunity control...A WAY of doing things well, but are not profitable Housing "Crisis"

architects of our liberation self  determination. connect to our ancestors who fought and died for our right to self determination , desendents of the enslaved and colonized.

End Game Self Directed Solution Driven Strength Based co-develop spaces to identify challenges and exmine and transform obstacles to personal community "success" 

goal: land trust  

why a land trust example of shared property, social/cutural/political events reclaim reconnect land as the original developers...50 000 years of no borders 300, 000 years of human life , local ownership, local inovation community scale solutions, sustainable "equity" 

Ethnic Cleansing(paper Genocide  happens at a differnt levels of intensity.  we dealt with the stress internalized oppression targeted deteriation into crime and decay we fought back against the pressure and are able to unleash, harness our powers against developers that wish us gone by means of gentrification and police brutality.  conquest occured through violence exploitation extraction and oppression necessitates continued violence so an army is present  






Source of Revenue Land Trust: living system of reciprocity 

Bottom up approah a root approah 

Radical idea?  To use ancestral healing practices and connect folks — sometimes for the first time — to nature. 

Acquire land in order to support/protect it.  Land Trust on Turtle Island that are returning land to Indigenous communities.   provide housing with outout internalized guilt...enable culuture...exhale....connect to resources. space to get inspired... 

Land Trust reclaims the land for Black/Brown(Indegenious)


Stewardship protection/guardianship An action outside formal channels ch

social protest are continually represented as extreme and outside the realm of legitimate public participation  

We Acquire and preserve land for.....

Community Center (HuB) that future generations of people can thrive in NYC reliving "trauma" while acknowledging the systemic pain of people most impacted by structural systems of oppression 

create space to ....  Elevate the work black brown indigenous women queer political formation resiting centuries so that we can forge a future on collective freedom.  formation building self relience and ability to operate independently  

increasing ability to self fund free from non profit and other philanthropic capital monies 


Build Campus community relationships with direct accountability to community. ..

That means we look on how privides are you healing or extracting 

a social enterprise profits sweat /house equity rents cash flow

community protection self defense 

emerging preparedness

self defense 

cop watch/know your rights 

Community Control  We should control the politics, politicians,where we live  the buisnesses and create economic employment opportunities for ourselves

Build strngth 

Social Philospohy of Pan Afrikan Nationalism ---Uplift the standards levels and conditions of our community our society .....

blck indegenious power end to capitalists' exploitation to our community. 


Shared Access Resources Knowledge.........   

Crossroads Commodified Weaponized Culture 

Consent Culture 

We are excited to

Sustainable Zones- Resolving Issues problems conflicts without interference from law enforcement buil a counter culture to help build support trust and sustain illuminate the problem solving solving resources that already exist within our communities, and enhance our peoples capacity: offering tools and skill to increase their potential for long term planning

Solution based 

commitment to land 

infrastructure development 

Neo Liberal Urban policies 1970's extending predatory systems....seperating families, incarceration, managing oppression

Conciously Targeted struggling neighborhods citing low land cost 

simply neglected to intervene 

The effect of their actions and inactions was to reinforce structural racism.  

not based on individual or institutional behavior  " interinstitutional arrangements

liberated space intiatives: community life market place, justce and solidarity net works...   

local ownership, reclaim reconnect land, original developers local innovation, community held insttutions, independent of npic passed the controlled opposition root work always seen as a threat. 

Liberated zones where we sought to encourage community autonomy and self determination among black and brown

By encouraging neighbors to resolve our own issues without interfernece from law enforcement, we help build and sustain trust, illuminated the propblem solving resources that already exist within our communities and enhance our peoples capacity offering tools and skill to increase potentional for long term problen solving. 

global nongovernmental organization, “Security of tenure is one of the cornerstones of the right to adequate housing,” yet an estimated half of all households in the world have no access to basic housing rights.

 International housing rights groups normally include in the right to housing the right to a stable, healthy, living environment that is free from threats of displacement. In the United States, however, the 1949 Housing Act established the broad goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” without explicitly making a connection between housing and security of tenure, and 


federal housing policy has contributed in many ways to insecurity among households, particularly low-income people and communities of color.5  

Chester Hartman, Dennis Keating, and Richard

LeGates stated that.6


A common myth in the urban planning profession is that planning

should be a neutral process carried out in the public interest outside the

political arena (more about this later).21 Another myth is that plans are

or should be about life within the limited territorial boundaries of neighborhoods and should avoid addressing broader economic and social

issues they cannot resolve.

These struggles include the fights

against the eviction of unemployed people in the 1930s, 

government sponsored urban renewal programs in the 1950s and 1960s,

Landlord abandonment in the 1970s,

 expressway projects such as Westway and

the Lower Manhattan Expressway, university and hospital expansion,

and large-scale luxury housing projects that displace low-cost housing

and encourage gentrifi cation. 

The community struggles arose along with labor, civil rights, and radical civic and political movements that developed strong bases in New York City. 

As an indicator of their

relative strength and maturity, in the last half century the struggles

against displacement in New York have moved beyond protest and

individual battles.

the planning process is not truly open and transparent and is used to obscure negotiations that occur behind closed doors.

recognize the signifi cance of community land

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane


Urban renewal

and public housing programs, for example, were supposed to resolve

the problems of urban poverty, when in practice they only changed the

geography of poverty and displaced millions of poor people. They fed

the thirst of real estate investors for centrally located land and

further marginalized the neighborhoods of low-income people.

In the 1970s, neoliberalism called into question the underpinnings

of traditional rational-comprehensive planning. 

Neoliberalism calls for deregulation, privatization, market-driven development, decentralization, and the downloading of government functions to weak local governments, nonprofi t organizations, and civil society. Neoliberal urban

policy was a product of global capitalist restructuring that resulted in

the globalization of industrial production, flexible accumulation strategies, and the restructuring of the state

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