Come & Take It Live
"...Neighborhood activists Defend Our Hoodz have identified a few new targets: real estate firm JLL, developers Presidium Group, and private investor Nimes Capital, the stakeholders behind the proposed "New Domain" mixed-development project eyed for roughly 97 acres of land northeast of Pleasant Valley and East Riverside. The catch? Existing, reasonably priced housing already sits in that location..."
"...Defend Our Hoodz, a volunteer organization based in Central East Austin, is building a grassroots movement based on the principle that not only do low-income tenants and homeowners have a right to communicate their needs to the city, but they should also be able to meaningfully participate in the planning of their neighborhoods. According to Aureliano Buendía, one of the group's members, that starts with demanding an end to unjust displacement..."
"...The protest was organized by Defend Our Hoodz, a group that emerged in the wake of that demolition to protest the landowners as well as anyone who leases from them...."
"...Pleasant Valley, the lot's been vacant for over two years and now stands as an ideological stomping ground for concerns over art space affordability, out-of-town developers, and anti-gentrification activism. O'Neal sums it up as "uniquely Austin, the entire situation," given that the project faces a boycott from local activist organization Defend Our Hoodz, which opposes Presidium..."
"...Dear Editor, Re: the Riverside Arts District ["Faster Than Sound: Pop Goes the Arts District," Music, Jan. 11]: Every time I think of Defend Our Hoodz, I think of a band of masked thugs..."
"...Veronica Ortuño, who owns Las Cruxes, chose to repaint the mural. Shortly after painters arrived Friday, however, Defend Our Hoodz, a community group organizing against East Austin gentrification, wrote on Facebook: "The full transformation of 12th and Chicon from what was formerly the heart of Austin's Black Community to another gentrified, hipster corner is nearly complete..."
"...Before a crowd of 60-plus, he sat with his legs casually crossed and torso leaning forward in active listening pose as members of local activist groups Serve the People, Stonewall Militant Front, and Defend Our Hoodz (Defiende El Barrio) deemed him a “piece of shit” and a “traitor,” and berated him for “normalizing” and “romanticizing” violence against innocent families seeking refuge and a better life. “You profit off the murder of innocent people!” was a common one-liner tossed between attacks containing so many "fucks" that one of the guards even asked the room to refrain from profanity...."
"...Meanwhile, a bunch of masked white assholes calling themselves Defend Our Hoodz turned up at an Eastside community meeting Sunday to tell folks they weren't being gentrified out of their homes, and, presumably, that more vanilla lattes are good for everyone. Drink for Dogs..."