23 August 2012

Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City - Fault Lines - Al Jazeera English

Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City - Fault Lines - Al Jazeera English

Sorry, I could not embed the video. However, I do hope you click over to this story. It is an important read. The comments on this story are worth a look, also. Note: the video is 24:11. Worth the time.

15 August 2012

Oakland, CA: Activists Take Over Abandoned Library and Opens For the Public

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oakland/ci_21301915

Quote from the article: "I think everyone in the community is psyched this will no longer be a dumping ground," said Jaime Silva, 43, one of the organizers.


"There's nothing in this area, really," she said. "There's really no place for kids to come."

Silva and other activists say the goal is for the building to be used for a community purpose, whether it's a library or a community center with a garden.