ANN: Universities and the Urban Divide--Upcoming Columbia U. land
jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Nov 7 16:03:17 EST 2007
From: Asha <asha97 at aol.com>
Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 12:30 PM
116th & Broadway
*** At 11:30 AM we will gather at St. Mary's Church located at 521 West
126th Street between Amsterdam and Old Broadway for a Harlem contingent
that will march to Columbia. Join us at 11:30 AM (We will leave the church
about 12 Noon) to arrive at 12:30 PM for the demo at 116th and Broadway. For
more information call 212-234-5005 or 212-663-5248.
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
On Saturday, November 10th residents from Central Harlem, and throughout the
great community of Harlem will join students at Columbia opposed to the
University's land grab in West Harlem that in the end will enrich only
Columbia but displace thousands of low income Latino and Black tenants. By
its own admission Columbia anticipates the displacement of some 5,000
residents. Aside from its own deep pockets as the City's second biggest
landlord Columbia has the steadfast support of practically all Harlem's
politicians including that of the sell out Manhattan Borough President Scott
Stringer, the man who wants to be mayor and is willing to sell out anybody
to achieve his goal!
Harlem Tenants Council is calling on activists from every revolutionary
movement/social justice struggle in the City to show their unity and support
by demonstrating with us on Saturday.We need to send Bollinger a message,
his right wing pro-war politics will not be tolerated nor Columbia's theft
of historic Harlem.
Students have made the following demands that is totally consistent with the
community's vision of how this expansion can proceed other than the "its all
or nothing" bullying company town approach of Columbia University!
WE DEMAND: (1) NO DISPLACEMENT
(2) NO EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE
(3) NO BIOTECH-ON-THE-HUDSON
(4) NO RISKY BATHTUB CONSTRUCTION
Bring signs, banner and noise makers. For more information call 212-234-5005
or 212-663-5248. SHOW YOUR UNITY & SUPPORT BY MARCHING BEHIND THE HARLEM
TENANTS COUNCIL BANNER.
STUDENTS ARE FED UP! TENANTS ARE FED UP! BUT THE POLITICIANS WANT TO FEAST
ON OUR MISERY! ARE YOU FED UP ENOUGH TO JOIN US! WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HARLEM
WILL SOON ARRIVE AT THE DOORSTEP OF YOUR COMMUNITY IF IT HASN'T ALREADY!
IN UNITY & STRUGGLE,
MARCH ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
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