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The Establishment's Blog – March 2014 Archive (3)

FEATURE: The New Brooklyn: Gentrification through the eyes of 4 Clinton Hill natives

I stepped out on the corner of St. James and Fulton Street wide-eyed and confused. I had no idea where I was. Never mind the fact I’d spent 15 years walking these streets, and living just above the now vacant karate building. My elementary school was around the corner. The corner store I went to before work had become a gourmet deli. The flower shop I passed by in the spring time on my way to the Laundromat had disappeared 6 months ago, only to be replaced by something the…

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Added by The Establishment on March 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'Dream Defenders' Sounds The Alarm

Members of Dream Defenders made their presence known at the Florida State of the State Address last week. After leading a month-long demonstration a year ago outside the governor’s office, they returned on opening day of the legislative session to protest.

Youth gathered between the House and Senate chambers, about 100 strong. They demanded for an end to zero-tolerance policies in Florida schools and a change to Florida’s gun laws.…

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Added by The Establishment on March 12, 2014 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

"Caribbean nations prepare demand for slavery reparations"

The Guardian confirms that "Heads of state of 15 Caribbean nations will gather in St Vincent on Monday to unveil a plan demanding reparations from Europe for the enduring suffering inflicted by the Atlantic slave trade."

Full story here.

"In an interview with the Guardian, Sir Hilary Beckles, who chairs…

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Added by The Establishment on March 11, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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