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Forum Post: Occupy movement joins anti-gentrification struggle in Harlem

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 2, 2011, 12:04 a.m. EST by mikepsl (46) from Brooklyn, NY
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http://www.pslweb.org/liberationnews/news/occupy-boiler-room-harlem.html

From the article: "While the New York Police Department has been making international headlines for its repressive response to Occupy Wall Street, the movement took another arrest on Nov. 1 in a Harlem basement. Activist Michael Booth was arrested for "criminal mischief" after helping long-time Harlem community leader Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, a resident in the building, enter her own boiler room.

Real estate interests, in league with several building tenants, have impeded attempts to fix the heater with the goal of making the building unlivable, according to Dr. Blakely. While this is a common gentrification strategy, at 477 142nd St. it has drawn an uncommon response. It has now become the site of a potential struggle of the Occupy movement, which has already started to spread throughout the city with initial neighborhood-based meetings and General Assemblies in Harlem and Washington Heights. "

I think this article highlights and important kind of development for the movement. It really needs to be involved with these kinds of struggles if it is to grow, and it's awesome to see it happening in cases like this (and the march against police brutality in Harlem where Cornell West was arrested)

Thoughts?

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[-] 1 points by mikepsl (46) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

(I also think that the movement should be involved in struggles like this in other cities as well, not just in NY)

[-] 1 points by grapes (5173) 3 months ago

Reactions to gentrification is happening in many places such as Los Angeles. Are the artists and art community to be blamed? No, the "greedy" capital ( sometimes it's "dirty" money under great pressure to be spent and refined into plausible legitimate-looking income ) should often be but yes, from the simple-minded and violent people who can't see through the murkiness to the backroom Greed and Malice of Ser Daavos of Snowwhiteanddwarfsland. Braavos was founded upon the epiphany of "valar morghulis."

When a fire dies away, where does it go? Life is electric fire burning slowly in water so when a life dies away, where does it go? Is it still around as "eternal" life? From where did "unpredictable" fluctuations come?

Physics says that energy is conserved. How is it ever possible then that we can have an energy "crisis" if we never lose any energy IN TOTAL? Does a dying person lose the last breath and the last bodily warmth? If yes, to where do they go? If a person breathes out enough times and lose bodily warmth and atoms, ions, and molecules, when does the person cease to be a person? When does a living person become "dead?" Can a "dead" person become living? Where is the person actually in the various atoms, ions, and molecules? In the carbon dioxide, the water vapor, the hydroxyapatite, the calcium cations, the phosphate anions, .. ? The person doesn't exist in any particular one of these and yet does exist in the relations amongst all of these moeities. The person is just a label and does exist in our minds. A clue is: quantum physics has information being conserved. The distribution of energy carries information which is related to entropy but in the opposite direction. Gaining information allows reducing uncertainty of the state - the more uncertainty removed, the more information gained. However, entropy's definition has the certainty of state being assigned the lowest entropy, corresponding to the highest information gained. Hence, information and entropy measure in the opposite directions.

All communication is the transmission of information so the receiver of the communicated information must initially have uncertainty about which message is being sent in order for the uncertainty to be Reduced by the gaining of information at the receiver, for some nonzero and Positive amount of information having been sent in the message CHOSEN at the sender. If the sender and receiver correlate absolutely regarding which chosen message has been sent, Zero information has been received, no matter how far apart the sender and receiver are. Absolute correlation is the criterion for reversibility -- each state of the receiver must correspond to exactly one state of the sender and vice versa ( the receiver's state can differ from the sender's -- for example, the shadow of FU being FUBAR means that teleportation is entirely permitted by Farter Nature { the striving for gender equality dethroned "Mother Nature" so "fatherfucker" is now more appropriate than "motherfucker" when fucking around the Valencia-Gatekeeper sphincter } within the dipolar straitjacket of the Astro-/Cosmo-nautic Cesspool ). If the sender has NO control over which message is sent, no communication is possible even if there may be perfect correlation across a distance.

Although Schrödinger's equation governing the quantum realm is a diffusion [linear second-order differential] equation in imaginary time, the statistical Second Law of Thermodynamics governing the macroscopic realm mandates our probable destiny be the extremely cold and dark Heat Death of the Universe.