Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

By Jakob Stein This past Sunday, roughly 50 protesters gathered in uptown Charlotte in solidarity with the ongoing ‘End SARS’ protests in Nigeria. The protests against police brutality and murder have been raging for two weeks, and although they have already forced the government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), they have continued demanding for the release of arrested protesters and restitution for the … Continue reading Video: Interview with Nigerian ‘End SARS’ Protester in Charlotte

Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home

By Miriam Cordova On Wednesday evening in Charlotte, activists held a demonstration at the home of local serial rapist Brian Williams. The protesters assembled on Williams’ front lawn and pounded on his front door, chanting, “Brian Williams go away! Serial rapists have to pay!” Williams came to the door multiple times and attempted to intimidate activists by brandishing a shotgun and threatening to kill them … Continue reading Charlotte: Protesters Confront Serial Rapist at Home

Worker’s Voice: “We’re not trying to have no pity party”

A tenant at Ponderosa Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina, talks about how landlords are rich because they take their wealth from someone else, and treat working people like they’re nothing. “We’re not trying to have no pity party, we don’t want handouts, all we want is respect, because they forced us to sign this lease at this time when hysteria is going on, at this … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: “We’re not trying to have no pity party”

Charlotte: Mass Eviction Stopped at Hotel

By Miriam Cordova On Monday, united tenants and public outcry stopped a mass eviction at Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in West Charlotte after being given a 24-hour notice to vacate the night before. Tenants gathered outside and confronted hotel owner Nash Patel. Patel attempted to blame the eviction threat on COVID-19, claiming that someone who had stayed on the third floor and already checked out, … Continue reading Charlotte: Mass Eviction Stopped at Hotel

Charlotte: Protesters Demand Work or Wages at Mayor’s Home

Video Transcript: “On March 26th 2020, the City of Charlotte, specifically Vi Lyles and Mecklenburg County issued a shelter-in-place order.  In the face of this economic crisis, this order was signed into place without a guarantee of lost wages.  The federal government, like the City Council, are unwilling to invest in wages and healthcare.  This is not a question of negligence. As long as capitalism … Continue reading Charlotte: Protesters Demand Work or Wages at Mayor’s Home

Worker’s Voice: Charlotte Tenant Displaced by Fire, Landlord Negligence

A former tenant of a West Charlotte complex spoke with Tribune of the People about the fire in her apartment caused by the landlord’s negligence that left her temporarily homeless. When speaking about the owner of 1701 Cityview, Jaykant Patel, she says that he lives in a nice home while his tenants are left with poor and dangerous living environments. She also mentions that tenants … Continue reading Worker’s Voice: Charlotte Tenant Displaced by Fire, Landlord Negligence