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Fri Nov 22 2013 (Updated 11/26/13) Interview with Carmen of Eviction Free San Francisco
Mission District Braces for Another Wave of Evictions and Development Since Cinco de Mayo, when local anarchists and housing advocates organized a block party in the Mission to call attention to the ongoing onslaught of Ellis Act evictions, a new ground swell of support has risen for direct action against displacement and gentrification in San Francisco. In June, a two week occupation began of the Hayes Valley Farm to block the construction of condos and in solidarity with the Turkish Uprising around Gezi Park. As the summer wore on, a new organization was formed, Eviction Free SF, which vowed to take on landlords that were evicting tenants to pave the way for converting homes into condos.

Since then, the Mission and San Francisco has seen large marches and protests, a campaign to stop Jack Spade from coming in on 16th Street, and rallies outside the homes of numerous residents threatened with expulsion. In the past few months alone, protesters grabbed headlines, and in the case of the Lee family, people held off the cops for a fair amount of time. As the Mission braces for yet another wave of development projects which seek to displace even the "hoodest" working-class districts, FireWorks sat down with Carmen from Eviction Free SF to talk about the evolving movement.

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See Also: imc_photo.gifMission District Day of the Dead Celebration Marked by Call Out Against Evictions | Demand $100,000 Relocation Fee to Stop SF Evictions | 11/5/13 SF Voters Defeat Props B&C, Luxury Condos | imc_video.gifWill SF Supervisors make sleeping in San Francisco parks a crime? | imc_video.gifWill SF Supervisors make sleeping in our parks a crime? Part 2 | imc_video.gifCriminalization of the Homeless on the Rise

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