Below is the presentation by Marco Dávila to the meeting in defense of public housing, on July 6 in the Glendale neighborhood of South East Minneapolis. For more information about the campaign in the defense of Glendale, visit the webpage: www.defendglendale.weebly.com .
just here to say: It feels good to be on your side. It feels good to
be on the side of the most vulnerable. It feels good to be on the
side of those who fight against injustice, on the side of immigrants,
on the side of refugees and low-income people in general, on the side
of those who are oppressed by an inhumane machinery. It feels good
to not be
on the side of the passive aggressive bullies, such as the executive
director of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA)—among
many other bullies of his kind.
some of you know, the city of Minneapolis decided to bring this
individual on board as the head of the MPHA. Gregory Russ is nothing
but a passive aggressive bully. He is here in Minneapolis to confuse
you, to divide you, to try to fool those who are resisting
Glendale residents and many other public housing residents in the
United States have made it very clear: As this economic system
destroys public housing at the expense of those who are most in need,
we say: We
shall resist! As
this economic system displaces low-income people for the benefit of
people of the privileged class, we say: We
who are currently resisting against the privatization of their homes
are not resisting in the name of profit over people, they are
resisting in the name of basic human rights, they are resisting in
the name of justice. So, Mr. Executive Director of MPHA, please don’t
come talk to us about truth.
Stop being a liar and a bully!
we say: An attack on public housing is an attack on human rights!
to decent homes for everyone!